A draft post from March that I haven’t gotten back to finishing because I had a lot of stuff to attend to. This post is 2 months overdue, tsk!! — 532011
Up to this day, I’m still grateful for the experience of getting to watch this amazing band live. It was unexpected, but hey, that’s how contests are. It’s the ultimate game of luck and chance, and fortunately for me, I won. Haha!
So it all started with that tweet to Dig Radio PH. A few days later they announced the winner on air and while I wasn’t expecting it, I was cleaning my computer that time and I forgot all about the contest! I only found out about it later when I checked my twitter and people sent me @reply messages congratulating me and I got a DM from the radio station that I WON.
I felt stupid when I realized that the concert will be happening the day after they announced it. They announced it on Tue, the show was going to be on Wed. I honestly thought I had more time. I didn’t know much of their songs. I only started listening to their albums like 3 days prior to the concert.
I knew right then and there that I will stand out as a sore newbie “fan” of the band. People will criticize me as a poser (lol). Partly true, some people already told me in the livechat ongoing when they announced the winner that I looked too young and didn’t look like a “real fan” or even knows the band.
- I knew something about the band. Kahit papano I know that he’s a vocalist for this other band I listen to (more than STP).
- Yes I don’t dress the part of being a “fan” of said band. What? You want me to dress in a messed up outfit and do a rock on/horn pose with my hand? I find that outfit I was wearing in the photo to be comfortable, tyvm.
- I know I don’t look like my age, but you look like a bitter person because someone younger than you got the opportunity.
- Buy yourself a ticket and watch the show if it bothers you so much. If you’re really a fan, you won’t depend on contests and go out of your way to make yourself be there and enjoy it.
Enough of that, lol it’s been 2 months. So, the next day! I brought a buddy along with me to go to the office of Dig Radio to claim my tickets. I was very nervous at first because I did not know what to expect.
We got a bit lost because the street was pretty easy to miss when you’re not looking carefully at the streets while driving around. Finally, upon getting there, we were greeted by the receptionist and I told her I am the winner of their contest.
I didn’t notice that two jocks were having a conversation at the sofas behind me and when they heard that I was the person who won and I was claiming the ticket, they started talking to me and asking me stuff about my reaction. I was interviewed, too! LOL I don’t think it’s going to be/got published or else I would have haters now for not sounding so articulate and genuine (aka didn’t have much idea about the band again, newbie fan tendencies).
Mhmm, I thought it went out OK at least, that interview. 😉 They were really nice people, the crew of Dig Radio. They had future plans for their station and being an eager beaver (or rather a strong supporter of this bec not many radio stations play this kind of music anymore), I said that I will really support them.
Next, my buddy and I headed to some place to accompany her to do some errands and after that we went back to her condo where I took a nap before going to the show. We met up with our other friend, the one I was going with to the concert, too.
IDK why I’m telling the exact deetz of this event, when I should be just strictly taking note about the concert itself not the BTH, haha!
3 hours later, my friend and I were at the Araneta Coliseum watching Stone Temple Pilots and seeing 1/5 of Velvet Revolver on stage. #1 priority was to see Scott Weiland in person, haha! I really like Velvet Revolver, okay? First album has the nicest songs, methinks. During the show I kept hoping he will slip some VR lines into the song or even play an intro to one of their songs. But they didn’t.
Our tickets were upperbox tickets. I was expecting gen ad, actually. Hahaha, phew! Maybe this will be the kind of tickets I will get for the Incubus concert too. The view isn’t all that bad and my camera can zoom in decently, I guess. It’s not too far, but not too close either. I didn’t have problems watching (like someone towering over me, not much) and my videos were alright.
It’s a bummer that I didn’t completely knew their songs that time because if it were to happen right now, when I’ve memorized quite of their lyrics already, it would’ve been super fun to sing along to the crowd. Pretty much I became a spectator of the night while taking videos in between. I was seated next to two enthusiastic lads (must be hardcore fans), and it felt like I was a kid next to them. =)) At least they were nice and didn’t look at me like I was someone who just stumbled there.
Here’s the setlist of the show:
2. Wicked Garden
4. Heaven and Hotrods
5. Between The Lines
6. Hickory Dichotomy
7. Still Remains
8. Big Empty
9. Dancing Days (Led Zeppelin cover)
10. Silvergun Superman
12. Interstate Love Song
13. Huckleberry Crumble
15. Sex Type Thing
16. Dead and Bloated
17. Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart
I was waiting for them to play Lady Pictureshow but t’was no go, either. XD
So much grain in these shots, I can’t even. :)) Whatever, man. All for the sake of documenting this concert!!
Stone Temple Pilots