Based on experience, host orgs usually come over to our dorm to promote the event on the night itself. It only means one thing to me. There aren't much audience yet, else they wouldn't bother promoting at the very last minute. Usually tickets are even given away for free just to build up some crowd. Some music artists would decline to perform if the audience is very small. It is also disgraceful to the host organization. Concerts that flop are hard to swallow, especially since it is hard to organize.
At first, it was only us and EURO who were there. Eventually, the crowd began to build up till the time we were already having problems with the "Orcs". Since our admission was free, we have to limit the kind of people who should enter the concert. This may be some sort of discrimination, but we have to do it in order to preserve peace and security while inside the building.
There is a thin line on who should enter. We need ID, so they went home and back to show one. Damn. Well, at least not all were able to enter. We just can't say "No 'orcs' allowed" or something like that, especially since we are from UP, and sometimes it is their rights that we (or some of us) fight for in the streets.
Ok, so our lineup for the night was composed by Orange and Lemons, Barbie Almalbis, Protein Shake, Itchyworms, Moonstar88, Mojofly, Mayonnaise, 6CycleMind et al. The unfortunate thing in sponsoring such events is that you don't get to enjoy much of it. In our case, we were the bouncers and the peacekeepers of the event. Actually, UP EURO tapped us for this kind of duty since most of them are women. Geez, for the 'orcs'... need I say more?
Since I don't own a camphone, not even a digicam; and, since I was busy at my post, I missed the chance to have some picture taking with the band stars. My take on meeting famous people is that it would be nice having a picture taken with them. The picture would prove those rare encounters. Other than that, those famous people are like anyone else. Their shit stinks too. Nothing less than that.
posted by ScIoN 3:01 AM