Meiday! Meiday! presents Cubao History X:Volume 2.
October 10, 2009 (Saturday) at Cubao X. Event starts at 6pm. Admission is FREE!
Performances by SANDWICH, PEDICAB, ZACH AND THE ACTION PACT, TOPJUNK, COFFEEBREAK ISLAND, FILTER FILTER, LADY I, THE CAMERAWALLS, MISYONARYO, THE DISCOBALL, GINILING FESTIVAL, PERYODIKO, TECHY ROMANTICS, BEEYES, and SUNFLOWER DAY CAMP
Donation boxes will be set up for KaEskwela and the Lara Integrated School Library.
See you there!
About Meiday! Meiday!
Meiday, as it is called by its regular partyphiles, is a sort of Woodstock Pinoy version, which features the local scene’s most in-demand bands, as well as upcoming bands that prove original Pinoy music’s demise is far from being witnessed by this generation. It’s the brainchild of Mei Bastes, who takes care of the nitty-gritty: from booking bands, to renting equipment, producing shirts, contacting sponsors and hosting the big night.
Friends help out, in ways they can: bands agree to play sans TF, graphic artists create posters, those who have ready equipment agree to lend and those with the gift of gab agree to co-host.
With the fifteen Meiday events in the past, an evident sense of camaraderie has already been established.
There is a sense of communal effort in every Meiday.
It unites different players from the various scenes of Manila youth –hipsters, skaters, artists, photographers, models, musicians, pop stars, cineastes, writers, and even your occasional corporate types taking a breather from their polo shirts and ties. A typical Meiday night offers an amalgam of sights and sounds—taste, too if you’re into that kind of thing. Curious high school kids on sembreak, shutterbugs on the prowl for their muses, fashionistas displaying their latest ensemble, graffiti artists beautifying a bare wall, audiophiles head-bobbing or dancing to their favourite band—every nook and cranny in a Meiday event presents a variety of reflections and expressions about today’s creative minds.
Best of all—it’s free. The underground community’s biggest party for the last two years doesn’t require its partygoers anything, but to have fun, in a non-havoc wreaking way. It’s giving the finger to pay-to-play prods; an up yours to those money-mooching events that require performers to shell out money for a few minutes’ worth of spotlight. Meiday is the new venue for that, and what a great alternative it is, given the broad reach this monthly production has acquired through word-of-mouth, blogs and Facebook posts. The moral of the story: if you can’t join ‘em, make ‘em join you.
Ultimately, Meiday is really just a great party for friends, by friends, and with friends.