Rock On Manila Concert Pictures
Last Friday evening’s Rock On Manila Concert featuring 5 of the country’s top bands was one of the biggest and most attended in the history of GenSan.
Just imagine gathering Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Gloc-9, Sandwich, Franco and Centerpoint in one setting!!! Luckily the generals were one behaved bunch that night, kudos to the presence of the police and the military.
Bariles was lucky enough to get a Backstage Pass from event co-presenter and organizer K101 FM together with the winners of the Rock On Manila Blog Contest and some friends.
The concert was front acted by local band Centerpoint who led the way to a spectacular night of awesome talents and to-die-for rock music. Crowd estimate was at 10,000 rivaling that of the last Tuna and Kalilangan Festival. It ended at past 2am already causing traffic jams in most of downtown streets.
Even GenSan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio stayed on till past 1am and jammed for her friends from Parokya ni Edgarde and Kamikazee.
Kudos to the city’s peace-keeping forces and the Office of the Mayor for keeping the peace all throughout the night and making all of the spectators, performers and concert crew and staff feel secure and right at home!
Truly it was one big night to remember in GenSan!!!
Here are some of the photos taken by the talented Brian Dan Congson.
"KAMIKAZEE WOWS GENSAN"
FRANCO REYES OF THE CEBU-BASED BAND, FRANCO.
BASSIST BUWI MENESES OF PAROKYA NI EDGAR AND GUEST BASSIST FOR FRANCO REFRESHES WITH MANILA BEER. THE GOODLOOKING ARTIST WAS A FORMER SURVIVOR CASTAWAY.
NO, SHE'S NOT A ROCK ARTIST. THAT'S GENSAN CITY MAYOR DARLENE ANTONINO-CUSTODIO GREETING THE GENERALS SHORTLY AFTER FRANCO PERFORMED.
ARISTOTLE POLLISCO, AKA GLOC-9 IN HIS TRADEMARK MACHINE-GUN RAP!
GLOC-9 IN CLOSE-UP LOOKS LIKE BARILES' FRIEND ROCK GARAY OF PACIFIC SEAS SEAFOOD MARKET.
FORMER ERASERHEADS MEMBER RAIMUND MARASIGAN, NOW OF SANDWICH SOULFULLY DOING HIS STUFF.
MONG ALCARAZ, SANDWICH LEAD GUITARIST AND BACKUP VOCALS ELICITED MOST OF THE WOMEN'S SHRIEKS.
"IF WE HOLD ON TOGETHER, PEACE WILL REIGN IN OUR LAND"
RHYTHM & LEAD GUITARIST DIEGO CASTILLO OF SANDWICH BELTS IT OUT.
CROWD FAVORITE JAY CONTRERAS OF KAMIKAZEE KNEELS WHILE REACHING FOR HIGH NOTES!
BARILES WITH SOME OF THE SOCCSKSARGEN BLOGGERS, WINNERS OF HIS ROCK ON MANILA CONTEST INFRONT OF THE STAGE
KAMIKAZEE LEAD AND RHYTHM GUITARIST JOMAL LINAO IN ACTION!
KAMIKAZEE ROCKS THE CROWD AS ONLY THEY CAN!
"CHITO MIRANDA PERFORMS WITH HIS BAND PAROKYA NI EDGAR AT AROUND PAST 1AM"
PAROKYA NI EDGAR DRUMMER DINDIN MORENO PERFORMING HIS STUFF.
HAMMING IT UP BACKSTAGE ARE FRANCO'S HALF-NAKED FRANCO REYES & DRUMMER JANJAN MENDOZA WITH STATUESQUE GENSAN BEAUTY ROMARIE RIGHT AFTER THEIR GIG.
PAROKYA NI EDGAR AND CHITO MIRANDA WAS THE LAST PERFORMING BAND FOR THE EVENING THAT GENSAN WILL NEVER FORGET.
Thank you Manila Beer for giving us one evening we will never forget.
Thank you Dodie Ladrera, Manager of K101-FM and Joel Malabon for spearheading the local organizing team to run this event.
You rock guys!!!