Having surfed all day til sunset, I was absolutely exhausted! Spy was already playing by the time I got to our room in Sebay, and I desperately needed a nap. I set the alarm to 9pm thinking I wouldn’t miss Razorback and Wolfgang because they wouldn’t play that early BUT they did! I woke up and I could hear Wolfgang playing!
The lineup for this night was DJ Joey Santos and DJ Niki Rojas, Franco, Razorback, Urbandub, Wolfgang, Pupil, Spy and Kalayo (formerly Pinikpikan). I was only getting dressed while Wolfgang was playing and we were having dinner of chicken and pork barbecues and hotdogs outside the concert venue when Kalayo was onstage.
Apparently, Razorback and Wolfgang had to play early because they had to be somewhere else.
I got in just in time for Franco. I’ve missed Franco when he played at Avenue Square in Naga City for last year’s Penafrancia Festival and missed him too at the Roots Rock Reggae gig at Metro Bar last October 17th so I wasn’t going to miss him at this year’s Surf and Music Festival!
Franco, now a solo artist, used to be a band made up of Franco Reyes (Inyo) on vocals and guitars, Gabby Alipe (Urbandub) and Paolo 8 Toleran (Queso) on guitars, Buwi Meneses (Parokya ni Edgar) on bass and JanJan Mendoza (Urbandub) on drums. BUT earlier this year, the band members decided to go separate ways and Franco now goes as a solo artist playing with sessionists during live performances. Read all about the story HERE.
My Travel Factor friends were on a roll!
Incidentally, these are the very same faces at the Razorback gig at the old Wharf Galley Rock Cafe in Naga City back in April 2011! (Click here to see more photos.)
And then it was Pupil onstage.
Ely Buendia (vocals, guitars)
Yan Yuzon (lead guitars, vocals)
Dok Sergio (bass, vocals)
Wendell Garcia (drums)
I was also walking around for more food and drinks. Here we are trying out the flash on the camera. I’ve recently gotten a Nissin di622 which we haven’t been able to use just yet and I stumbled on one of my Travel Factor friends and he had one just like it attached to his Canon camera. We put it on my Nikon and tried it on.
I was trying to perfect this messy by-the-beach big hair look by braiding my hair while its wet and letting it down after, which was not quite successful, but never mind. This was the look I had on anyway when I was surrounded by this group of hot hunks, who all turned out to be Brazilian models. They said they were in the Philippines to model and had a tv show, which I really had no idea since I don’t watch tv. They all introduced themselves but I was too overwhelmed to remember any names. I was really quite stupefied… uhm, maybe it was this red shirt that accounted for the attention?
Gabby Alipe | Vocals, Guitars
Lalay Lim | Bassist, B.Vocals
JanJan Mendoza | Drums
John Dinopol | Guitars, B.Vocals
Before Urbandub played their first song, Gabby asked the organizers, since it’s the last night of the festival and they are the last band to play, in the spirit of goodwill, if it’s okay to let everybody in. Everybody!
And in the middle of the performance, Gabby announced that his girlfriend had just given birth to their first son, and he was there playing for us. And the crowd cheered, and everyone was just determined to have a really good time.
It was truly an awesome, awesome, awesome night! E-P-I-C weekend we all had!
Click HERE to see the Surf and Music Festival Day 1 set on Flickr.
Click HERE to see the Surf and Music Festival Day 2 set on Flickr.
Click HERE to see the Surf All Day – Surf and Music Festival Day 3 set on Flickr.
Click HERE to see the Surf and Music Festival Day 3 set on Flickr.
I use a Nikon D90 with a 50mm lens defaulted to auto ISO and f/1.8
For the wide angle shots, a 18-135mm lens is used defaulted to f/3.5 (because the blades are missing) and set to 1/80, and sometimes I put on a .5x Vitacon wide angle converter for that funky vignette, as well as the barrel distortion and graininess. Wink.
This is a series:
- Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 1
- Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 2
- Surf and Music Festival 2012 Day 3
- Surf All Day during the Surf and Music Festival 2012