A number of firsts for me. It was my first time to shoot at Amos Cafe. No, it’s not my first time at Amos, having been there a number of times before, though I preferred to just sit outside and chat with friends and not shoot anything. It was also my first time to use a flash. I have never used a flash, ever. I used to be disinterested, but after a while, that little bug that makes you want to learn something new and get out of your comfort zone gets to you and you find yourself getting things you thought you would not ever want nor get.
I like Amos Cafe. I like the fact that it’s on the second floor, and has a balcony. It reminds me of Wharf Galley in Avenue Square. It’s really narrow though so I get self-conscious when I’m here. I feel like I run into everyone. Though I’m not averse to socializing, most people I meet would say I am aloof. I like that Amos Cafe is dark. I like dark places. Its good for hiding. I like that you can watch the gig outside through the glass walls. I like the fact that food and drinks are cheap though I dislike the fact that the menu is limited.
Since it was my first time to shoot at Amos. It took quite a while to get the right shots. Since I was also learning how to use my new flash, some shots had to suffer. Actually, a lot of shots. So forgive me for all these. I need more practice. Until I get the hang of this, you guys will just have to bear with me and my shortcomings.
The first band I shoot always suffer. So my apologies to Talata. Bawi na lang next time. Wink. (P.S. Happy birthday Mama Reyg.)
Reyg – Kanta
James Roy – Gitara 1
Dacky – Tambol
Anton – Ma-Baho
Jomal – Gitara 2
This is Part 2, the first part with Wake Up Call, December Avenue and Electric Princess is HERE.
Fredz Mantilla – Vocals / Sampler
Axel Vito Cruz – Synths / Piano / Back up vocals
Julius Dumlao – Guitars
Moki Man – Guitars / Back up vocals
Gi Garcia – Bass / Back up vocals
Brian Lotho – Drums / Percussion
Sid and I arrived early at Route 196 – sometime at nine in the evening and the place was already full! A pleasant surprise since it was a Friday night of a long weekend and we expected people to be either out of town, vacationing, or over at the SM Mall of Asia grounds for the epic Tanduay Rhum Rock Fest.
It was nice to see Route 196 filled with a crowd of new, fresh, and yes, quite young, faces.
First up for the night was “Wake Up Call” – a newly-formed band from UST. Since they were new, they mostly did covers. And the night was off to a great start!