I went to a music festival called Unplugged last weekend at Track 30th, BGC. I last wrote about it here! I was asked if I wanted to be a media partner for this event by the Business Management Society from DLSU and so here it is!
(Video by Miguel Yabut)
I came a bit late, a little after the first performer who I believe to be Paolo Lim. After his set, the hosts came out and I was surprised to see Steph, who is one of my closest friends! I met with the two hosts during the first half, and right after were looking to find people to compete for freebies. Steph was looking to me and I was hoping to she wouldn’t pull me on stage, but my friend Mikee went instead, and was able to bag a hoodie! Unplugged had a lot to give away actually, so lucky for all those that went! But fret not, there will always be a next time for those that weren’t able to make it.
For the latter half, hosts from RX 93.1 took over and were giving away free “Animo” caps from New Era! There was actually a whole lot of people and Track 30 was pretty full. It had a very chill vibe that matched my mood; especially since there were tables on the ground with a banig or a handwoven mat for people to sit. The organizers also offered mats for everyone sitting on the ground — which I think was great — especially if you wanted to avoid soiling your clothes.
During set-up, the hosts started to look for different kinds of people to give freebies to: individual people, couples, and the most interesting one, someone with a crush. (Sorry to put you on the spot, Rai!) One guy had the confidence to admit and show his crush to everybody by answering a question right, and winning a free cap to give whomever the apple of his eye was. It was very amusing to watch, because his crush, Rai, was pretty shy and didn’t want to be put on the spot. But we got your picture anyway!!!
My photographer for the night, Alliana, was going around taking photos, so I was with Mikee and the rest of the crowd. Nobody was staying at the area in front of the stage so we decided to take the front spot. I’m kind of sad the music only lasted 15 minutes per performer cause you don’t get to experience their music as well, but since it’s a music festival for only half of the day, it’s kind of understandable. My heart couldn’t take watching Tom’s Story only play three songs, although they had gigs elsewhere right after, too. I think in the second half, the bands played longer sets, and I got to know more of these talented artists.
Now, what’s a food bazaar without eating? I regret to inform you all that I was not able to take photos of the food before my friends and I ate them. This is the most I could give you:
Check out more photos of the night here!:
To recap, that was a cool night. I hope Mano Amiga feels as good as we did chilling during the event. Good job, BMS!