I love them. Filipinos love them. Especially if you come to know them while you're growing up. You'll agree with me. Their songs are easy to sing songs. Songs that inspired so many artists/bands nowadays; has meaningful lyrics, sometimes funny or sometimes tells you something about their or our ordinary lives. But the most wonderful thing about it is that you remember your childhood. You reminisce as you hear their songs playing on the radio. You brag to your friends that you have their new album, that you have chuckies, that you can play their songs in simple chords, that you actually fought for them when people said that they are influenced by demons (have you heard their tapes played backwards? Well, I did. some people say they have backwards-masked Satanic messages in their songs). Yeah, those things definitely gives you happy thoughts. But to be in a live concert?!? Goosebumps. Adrenaline rush (some people I know couldn't get out of their beds simply because they're still tired. No wonder).
Last Saturday, it was my all-time-favorite band's concert, Eraserheads at Mall of Asia। Yeah, it's the final set of their supposedly first reunion concert held last August but due to Ely's heart problems they hadn't finished it until their final set. Well, I wasn't there to witness myself their concerts. The heck, there's Youtube. People are so eager to take videos of them from their cellphones because they know they are partaking in the history of music. Hell, the history of Eraserheads! I wondered and agreed with Jessica Zafra why their concert is preceded by death akin to Mr. Rapper, Francis Magalona's death. They paid tribute to him by singing Kaleidoscope's chorus, chanting his name before singing Superproxy and included again (loving it!) the new upbeat rendition of Alapaap by Raymund Marasigan. But of course, there's Ang Huling El Bimbo....hayz...I can't wait for the DVD to come out. I am definitely gonna buy it! I love Eraserheads! Weeeeeh!
By the way, I have stumbled upon this other version of Ang Huling El Bimbo. Enjoy!