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TMB Presents The Banana Gangbang Rock Festival: HOLY CRAP IT WAS AWESOMETASTIC.

On May 3, 2008, the retarded boys of The Man Blog finally held its highly-anticipated concert, the first-ever Banana Gangbang Rock Festival at Bela Bar in Greenhills. Featuring bands from the members of TMB, it was an awesome night full of face-melting rock and golden beer. Lots of it.

More pictures after the jump.

Zoo


Lauren Dado
‘s band was first to perform. They played all-original songs and their punk-influenced music started off the concert pretty well and had the audience screaming for more. My favorite performance of theirs would be their first song Here We Are.

Mannequin

Mannequin is the only non-TMB band to perform, and I sure am glad that their manager Jhay Rocas recommended these guys to me. Now they came as a surprise. When they arrived they were these bunch of timid kids who were very, very polite. They were also very nervous, because this was their first gig outside of their school. I never expected them to go up the stage reeking of awesome, growling away like crazy, playing hardcore versions of Freddie Aguilar songs, and actually making it work. Imagine: Anak played hardcore. Think about that for a moment and imagine how hard that is. Now orgasm. I’d love to see them in future gigs playing more originals.


Marco Palinar of Sanity Kit

Sanity Kit was supposed to play, but they had last-minute trouble with their vocalist and had to back out (which made me sad, because I found some of their mp3s online and I wanted to see them live). So to make up for his band’s absence, their guitarist Marco Palinar agreed to play solo. An instrumental. And guess what: a 7-minute guitar solo that totally made everybody scream because of the sheer awesomeness of the performance. I know I use the word “awesome” a lot that I already sound like a surfer boy, but I swear, there was no other way to describe it. You should’ve been there. Seriously.

Tempestuous

Now I anticipated Mike Villar‘s band mainly for two reasons: he’s a fucking internet star and Mike sent me impressive videos of their performances a week before the BGRF (we have to find a better acronym) and I was pretty excited to see them play. They blew the audience away with their cover of Metallica’s Seek And Destroy.

Lose Your Beer Belly

Now my band (and Lauren’s too, since she joined us and this is her second gig with us) was the last to perform. We did six originals (two of them mine), and audience response was overwhelming that we were forced to play an encore, Dishwalla’s Counting Blue Cars.


Obligatory gay buddy shot
(L-R: The Mordo, Mike, Pau, Fritz, Ade, Marco)


TMB Ladies + a boyfriend
(L-R Helga, Lauren, Ale, Penny)


Guests
(L-R Ria, Karla, Poyt & Kring)

And The Man Blog would like to thank everybody who showed up and watched us last night, especially Poyt, Kring, Ria, Ale, Jen, Nick (thanks for the pictures, dude!), Tal, Randy, Perry, Sasha, Rico M, Rico S, Noemi Dado, Butch Dado, Karla Redor, and Jhay. And to Bela Bar and Joyce Ramos, for making the entire thing possible. It was a big success, thanks to you guys.


Till BGRF 2!

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Photos in the article courtesy of Fritz, Poyt, Sasha & Jhay.

If you have a photo album, video and/or article about the event, just leave the link here via a comment and I’ll add it.

24 Comments

  1. Ade

    [quote comment="120304"]Looks like it was a lot of fun. The pictures are all over the Internet!

    I suddenly missed watching pinoy bands play live.

    OFFTOPIC: Hey Ade, are you somehow related to a Bienvenido Magnaye?

    [/quote]

    uh… no. Why?

    [quote comment="120316"]Congrats Ade! Sorry di ako nakapunta. I celebrated my graduation kasi sa bahay. Hehe.[/quote]

    Ei buddy! It's alright.

    Graduation > gig.

    Congrats!

  2. Joe

    Congrats Ade! Sorry di ako nakapunta. I celebrated my graduation kasi sa bahay. Hehe.

  3. Looks like it was a lot of fun. The pictures are all over the Internet!

    I suddenly missed watching pinoy bands play live.

    OFFTOPIC: Hey Ade, are you somehow related to a Bienvenido Magnaye?

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  4. Ade

    [quote comment="120289"]aww…i missed it…=([/quote]

    =(

    [quote comment="120284"]Dammit. Original bands with original music 🙁 never get too see any of those now. I bet you rocked out with all your COCKS OUT :P[/quote]

    We tried to, but we scared the women (and Baddie) away.

  5. aww…i missed it…=(

  6. Dammit. Original bands with original music 🙁 never get too see any of those now. I bet you rocked out with all your COCKS OUT 😛

  7. [quote comment="120259"]Who's this Jhay with an "H" and why didn't we get introed? Is it because I'm black?!

    Fritz's last blog post..The Banana Gangbang Rock Festival in photos[/quote]

    Uhm, that would be me. I really wanted to go around and meet you guys but when I saw Mike run to the bathroom, I changed my mind. 😛

    Seriously, I was with my guests who were first-timers in this kind of events and place so I had to stay close to them most of the time. Though I spent a lot of time chatting to Karla before the performances kicked off.

    I'll get you guys next time, and to be honest, we can't wait for the next one.

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  8. Hello. Thanks for visiting. I've been to Bela Bar recently. Cool place. I miss playing…

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  9. Ade

    [quote comment="120265"]I enjoyed immensely. I ignored the fact we were the oldest amongst the crowd.

    [/quote]

    And I'm glad you watched! Till part 2?

    [quote comment="120266"]I missed all the awesomeness. 🙁 Next time I be your #1 groupie, k?

    Also, ADE! It's just now I'm seeing the Dominic Ochoa! LOL.[/quote]

    You promised to write something on your chest. Fulfill it. =P

    [quote comment="120268"]Congratulations on your first BGRF! I'll try to make it to the next one. :)[/quote]

    Thanks, buddy!

    [quote comment="120269"]nice slap on the bass ade :D[/quote]

    Coming from you, that's an awesome compliment. Thanks. 🙂

    [quote comment="120271"]I'm sorry, Marco Palinar is teh sex because he pwned all three bands by doing a solo act. LOL.

    [/quote]

    Know what? I AGREE. I FUCKING AGREE!

  10. I'm sorry, Marco Palinar is teh sex because he pwned all three bands by doing a solo act. LOL.

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  11. My videos:

    Lose Your Beer Belly performing Strength in Numbers: LINK

    Marco Palina's Guitar Solo: LINK

    Maria Jose's last blog post..Marco Palinar of Sanity Kit

  12. nice slap on the bass ade 😀

  13. Congratulations on your first BGRF! I'll try to make it to the next one. 🙂

  14. Doms

    I missed all the awesomeness. 🙁 Next time I be your #1 groupie, k?

    Also, ADE! It's just now I'm seeing the Dominic Ochoa! LOL.

  15. I enjoyed immensely. I ignored the fact we were the oldest amongst the crowd.

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  16. Ade

    [quote comment="120251"]This looks great. Feel terrible we missed it. Till the next one :)[/quote]

    Heh. 😛

    [quote comment="120255"]Lookit Ade. All tickled pink and shit.

    [/quote]

    Coz your hand was on my butt! 🙁

    [quote comment="120257"]Again, congratumulations!!!

    [/quote]

    Thanks!:)

    [quote comment="120259"]Who's this Jhay with an "H" and why didn't we get introed? Is it because I'm black?!

    [/quote]

    He was surrounded by his bodyguards. That Jhay, whatta mysterious.

    [quote comment="120260"]I missed it aww 🙁

    [/quote]

    Yes you did. 😛

    [quote comment="120261"]Was my son, Marco, really good? Sayang, di ako nakapanood. :([/quote]

    "Good" would be an insult to Marco. He was awesome. The 2-minute applause he got after his performance speaks for itself.

    [quote comment="120262"]Had a lot of fun! 🙂

    Congrats!

    @rhodora, Marco Palinar is your son? SOBRANG GALING! I'll upload the video soon. 🙂

    [/quote]

    I can has post vid on TMB?

    [quote comment="120263"]when's the second installment? 😀

    [/quote]

    Soon, brotha, soon.

  17. Gem

    when's the second installment? 😀

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  18. Had a lot of fun! 🙂

    Congrats!

    @rhodora, Marco Palinar is your son? SOBRANG GALING! I'll upload the video soon. 🙂

    Maria Jose's last blog post..Lose Your Beer Belly

  19. Was my son, Marco, really good? Sayang, di ako nakapanood. 🙁

  20. I missed it aww 🙁

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  21. Who's this Jhay with an "H" and why didn't we get introed? Is it because I'm black?!

    Fritz's last blog post..The Banana Gangbang Rock Festival in photos

  22. Again, congratumulations!!!

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  23. Pau

    Lookit Ade. All tickled pink and shit.

    Pau's last blog post..So I Know This Guy…

  24. This looks great. Feel terrible we missed it. Till the next one 🙂

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