Things to have if you’re an Eraserheads fan

Eraserheads fever isn’t over yet. There are quite some things that came up after the Eraserheads reunion concert so as Eraserheads fans we have to watch out for these. It’s really imperative that we have these things so I won’t stall anymore :).

First of all, there will be a reunion concert audio CD that will be released by the end of this year. Sancho confirms it on his email through the Circus Mailing list. Here it goes: Continue reading “Things to have if you’re an Eraserheads fan”

What Happened After The Eraserheads Reunion

I know it’s been weeks after the Eraserheads concert but I will want to do a wrap up. Until now I still have a hangover with these guys.

After the reunion concert, the Eheads Mailing list was flooded with tons of messages everyday. Actually until now, it still floods with messages. I would get 300+ unread messages everyday. Of course I wouldn’t read all of them, I try to cherry pick the topics that I want to read. So here are some of the cherry picked topics I will discuss here 🙂

So how is Ely Buendia doing?

Ely Buendia narrates to Manila Bulletin on what he felt while he was performing onstage:

“Towards the last song of the first set, I was already
feeling chest pains. Nung matapos, parang hindi na ako makahinga.
Kaya umupo ako. When we reached backstage, I was asking for oxygen
already kasi nahirapan na talaga ako huminga.”

He’s doing fine now. In fact he was already out of the Philippine Heart Center last Sept 5. His heart is 100% functioning now. He had just had his 3rd angioplasty. So all he has to do now is to rest for a few months just to be in shape. Ely’s manager, Day Cabuhat had photos of him while being released in the hospital.

( Ely with his nurses, he’s holding the Fruitcake book!)

( Ely with his doctors)

( Getting some last minute reminders) Continue reading “What Happened After The Eraserheads Reunion”

Eraserheads Reunion Concert 083008 was cut short due to Ely’s poor health

<<UPDATED>> AFTER THE GIG, THERE WAS AN INFORMAL PARTY IN SAGUIJO CAFE ( IN GUIJO ST, MAKATI). FIRST WHO ARRIVED WAS RAYMUND THEN BUDDY AND MARCUS CAME IN LAST. SOME OF THEIR BAND FRIENDS WERE WITH THEM. THEY PERFORMED MINSAN, MAGASIN, SPOLIARIUM, PARE KO AND ANG HULING EL BIMBO ( SONGS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE 2ND SET)

For the people who know me, you all know that the Eraserheads has been an important part of my life and I will never ever let this pass. You all know how I profess my love for this band. And now here is a blow by blow account of my experience there and also some juicy news 🙂

I prepared all the gig paraphernalia I need for an open air concert: a malong ( to serve as our mat while waiting for the show to start), alcohol ( you know, for hygenic purposes), tissue, towel and caps. About 3:00 pm we’re already at the MRT Ayala station going to the Fort bus, fans were already lining up to take the bus. Karla and I arrived the Fort area at 3:30 pm. There are already signs around the area giving directions to where the show will be held.


( Eraserhead? typo error that was not even corrected grr! Eraserhead was David Lynch’s movie) Continue reading “Eraserheads Reunion Concert 083008 was cut short due to Ely’s poor health”

Eraserheads Ticket Details

<<UPDATED: TICKET PRICES and PROMOTERS>>

<<UPDATED: CONCERT VENUE… PIX FROM MARCUS ADORO >>

Because of my thirst to get firsthand news about the Eraserheads concert details ( and of course blog about it) over the internet, I immediately went to Netopia Farmers because my freakin computer has a spyware on it. Everybody is curious as to how to avail the tickets and how much will it be. To those who don’t know yet, the concert is not free anymore because of the dementors being against it. Phillip Morris pulled out as the organizer of the concert now it has been confirmed that Radiohead and Sony BMG Philippines are the sponsors and promoters of the event. As for the ticket prices, it will be sold through Ticketworld and the prices are as follows: Php 800 and Php 1300 ( this was as of this evening, August 27). Prices were lowered from Php 1300 and Php 2060. There will be a division at the Open Grounds at the Fort to differentiate the ticketholders. When news broke out that Ticketworld will be the ticket distributor, its website went down temporarily and was advised to buy the tickets through their outlets in SM and National Bookstore. Unfortunately, reservations are not allowed. Tickets are now available through Ticketworld outlets.

Marcus’ VIP list will still be honored according to him, and the official list will be released this afternoon. Shux, this is really scary! hehe. He’s just concerned about identity theft so IDs will still be presented.

UPDATE: I JUST GOT A CONFIRMATION EMAIL ABOUT MY VIP TICKET, IT’S REALLY, REALLY HERE! WOOHOO!

Yes, you are in Marcus’ VIP list for the concert. Yehey!

By the way, Marcus Adoro posted some pictures on his multiply site. Pix were grabbed from www.markushighway.multiply.com 🙂

ERASERHEADS CONCERT WILL PUSH THROUGH WITH A DIFFERENT SPONSOR

This is definitely the most stressful joyride I’ve ever been with this band. Wahhh! It’s been a month of debating and arguing on the legitimacy of this event it will push through but with a different sponsor. Phillip Morris have already backed out and they will have a different sponsor ( or organizer) so the Red List will be voided. This was disseminated by drummer Raymund Marasigan to the Sandwich Mailing List:

From: raymund marasigan
date: Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 8:37 PM
subject: [subsandwich] eraserheads aug 30 08 confirmed

dear everybody

after much ado. the eraserheads concert is most definitely pushing through.

philip morris and its brands have pulled out from the concert. but another company is taking over the production. the turn over started
yesterday and they have already started work on the site in the fort. so you can check.

there are good news and bad news.

unfortunately it’s no longer free. all the long winded registration procedures in the red nation site is now void.

the good news is that the age limit is now 12 years old (for safety reasons) and tickets will be sold so you don’t have to wait for confirmation and what not.

the official announcement and ticketing details will come out in major newspapers and on the radio on tuesday.

these are the only details i know for now so no need to email me. i’m just the drummer.

btw. i just got home from the last rehearsal. the band is cooking. we will see you all on the 30th.

raym<s>

Now we can all sleep well since this will be really pushing through. Same date, same time, same venue although this time this will not be free anymore.

VENUE: THE FORT OPEN GROUNDS

DATE: AUGUST 30, 2008

TIME: 8 PM ONWARDS

TICKETS: TBA ( TO BE ANNOUNCED THROUGH MEDIA)

I’m excited weeee!!!!!
I’m so ready to wear my Eheads reunion shirt courtesy of Noytee.

Though I have to have some dough.

The best thing of all is that, my VIP Pass still is honored. WEEE!!!! Thank you! You know who you are 🙂

See ya all there Eheads fans!

Also read these blog posts:

http://philmusic.com/main/content/view/183/1/

http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2008/08/eraserheads-reunion-concert-2008-still.html

Eraserheads Reunion Gig Updates 2

update: read Jim Ayson’s post in Philmusic.com confirming Phillip Morris as the Sponsor of the Eraserheads Reunion gig.

It’s already August and I am really getting impatient on how to get the tickets for this gig. Just recently read Azrael’s blog post today and also got to read his disappointment for the long wait. I recently checked Karla’s profile in Marlboro.ph ( well, I couldn’t remember my user name so I checked hers instead 🙂 ) and still the same page is still appearing ( That Michael Buhay winning a Ducati 848 hehe). According to some Circus Mailing Listers, when they called the Marlboro Hotline, they were informed that the official announcement for the Eraserheads concert will be announced today. Meaning, the phone representatives themselves had already confirmed that it is indeed them who will be sponsoring this event.

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