after the fire

26 10 2008

A few pictures from outside and inside the venue during Up dharma Down’s launch last Friday. Why not pictures of the performance? I have none and that’s because I was mostly outside, trying to appease those who couldn’t get in anymore. A decision, as hard as it maybe, i had to make, being that safety and well being of everyone inside was more important than being greedy and just squeezing everyone in.

My apologies to those who weren’t able to get in but i’d rather that than guilt on my head should’ve anything bad happen inside like fire or some other tragedy. Just as well, it was clearly stated that the event was at “8PM”. I even delayed performance time to 8:30PM so there’s not much excuse from those who went an hour, hour and a half later. Traffic i can understand but people should take these things in consideration when planning to see a performance much like if they’re trying to catch a specific time for a movie.

Yes, you can say we should’ve done the event in a bigger venue but that’s easy to say as everything has a price and to add to the already surmounting costs of the limited edition this is not something we could easily consider. Not to mention there aren’t any mid sized venues in this city. As for the album, the normal release is slated for the 3rd or 4th week of November. It’ll be the normal Terno carton packaging for the actual release so for those who want the collector’s edition better act on it while there’s still some left.

THanks to the UDD listers,mainly Ed, Mayee, Bel and Jheysi for their help and to everyone else who made it possible. Special thanks to ADIDAS, Philmusic, RSL, Team Manila, NU107, Living It UP, Jam88.3 Myx and MTV.

NO thanks to the prospective sponsors we sent proposals to who didn’t even bother to get back to us and had the foresight of a paperweight in terms of knowing a good, premium event. What else is new? Comes to no surprise really.

…and the following day Saturday, an equally successful launch at Cubao X by Ang Bandang Shirley for their debut album “THeme Songs”. T’was a fun launch with an early Halloween costume party angle. Combine that with Shirley’s bright and happy sing along pop tunes and Cubao X’s crowd of Lomo/Photography/film/design, hip and equally trendy scenesters and you’ve got a parteeey indeed.Thanks also to Mario Serrano who spun for the kiddies.

Unfortunately my camera died on me and my current phone’s camera capabilities aren’t really spot on but here’s a few pics from it. Congratulations to both bands on their new albums.


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4 responses

26 10 2008
Ed

UdD deserve the help & support! And we’re going to help some more to push their music in the global arena. Again, congratulations to the band, to you Toti and the rest of the people who made all this possible. Viva Up Dharma Down! 🙂

27 10 2008
totid

THanks ED much appreciated. See you at the gigs and on the 29th for DEEP DRIED!

27 10 2008
Kathy G.

Hi Toti! thanks for all the help and for spinning (with sir mario!) sa Scary Debut!!! 🙂

31 10 2008
totid

No problem. Congrats =)

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