Local bands including Razorback, Sinosikat, Wilabaliw, and Kwjan serenaded the crowd. International talents like Afrika Bambaataa, Shinichi Osawa, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
A first in Manila, the organizers hope this is the first of many festivals to come. It was a night of beer, music, and dancing. My only regret was opting to bring my digicam instead of the DSLR.
I arrived at around 6 p.m. to escape the Philippine heat we've been experiencing lately, such a shame I missed the water gun fights!
Sinosikat was the first band I caught.
The lovely Sarah Meier hosted the event. (I am in love with her pants and her ear jewelry!)
Next came Kjwan. They played "Daliri"-- hearing them play that 7 year old song was the culmination of a high school dream.
(Here is Marc Abaya.. posing for my camera. Hah!)
(and showering himself with beer)
Finally Razorback was up! Yay!
(Just because there are never enough shots of band drummers, here's Bri. )
Ali Shaheed Muhammad before his set..
..and his view from the stage.
Had to go home soon after this, and it was too bad I missed the two other foreign acts.
As you can see, the festival was awesome! I just wish they'd make tickets more affordable next time, I bet more people would definitely come.
Till the next Manila Music Festival!