I still find the Manila audience more appreciative, at least outwardly, of our music than their Cebuano counterpart. Every time we play in Manila, any gig, the response is generally warmer than here in Cebu. Prophets don’t preach in their hometowns because no one listens to them there. If our situation is a reflection of this ‘prophet’ syndrome, maybe that explains it. But I believe it has more to do with the differences in local culture. I’ve written before on the differences.
On Cebuano fans
In any case, I enjoy playing in both but for different reasons. Since it has been quite some time since we last played in Manila, the excitement there is naturally quite more and building as Friday draws nearer. Aside from the sheer pleasure of playing to fresh audiences, we get to play a couple of our new songs aside from the ‘Flowerfish’ set.
To those who will catch us in our gigs in Manila, let us know what you think of our new songs: ‘Monolove’ and ‘Pretty loser’ which we’ll be playing in our sets. It’s sort of like a test run for the newer stuff we’re writing for our next album.
Here’s our schedule, which may change without prior notice:
MAY 19 – FRIDAY
– Gweilos, Libis,QC – 10 pm
– Greenhills, G-Strip 1, Jam Radio Anniversary
MAY 20 – SATURDAY
– Saguijo (Admit 1) Makati – 10.30 pm
MAY 21 - SUNDAY
– Jam Sessions
MAY 23 – TUESDAY
- Gweilos, Libis, QC
MAY 24 – WEDNESDAY
– Big Sky Mind, QC
MAY 25 – THURSDAY
MAY 26 – FRIDAY
– 6 Underground, Makati
MAY 27 – SATURDAY
– Saguijo Anniversary, Saguijo, Makati