Celebrating with my family is one thing. Celebrating with friends, however, is an entirely different adventure. I usually just invite friends over to my house for a casual dinner, a little drinking and maybe watch some DVDs, usually something very…chill. But this year, I have been to Canada, traveled internationally by myself, had a first job and went through a major physical transformation. I rather think I’ve changed so much, internally and externally. Naturally, I wanted to do something a little different from the usual.
I wasn’t sure what else I wanted to do for my birthday though. This is where Route 196 and Rocketboy Productions come in.
Route 196 is this tiny place in Katipunan which I think is known among the indie community for being a place for band productions and gigs. A friend of mine booked it for a gig that he organized and he gave me invites. Now if you must know, I am an avid lover of music, and I’ve never celebrated my birthday in a gig before so this was actually perfect. What’s even better is that three of the performing bands on that night are good friends of mine as well, so now I had an event, AND I had guests. Two birds with one stone!
It was a night of awesome music, food, booze and a whole lot of laughter. I wasn’t sure if the friends I invited to go with me were down for things like these, but they humored me anyway. Luckily, it seemed like they enjoyed themselves as much as I had, and I had a BLAST.
Before the alcohol
AFTER the alcohol
"For the wounds that never heal!"
Special surprise for le birthday girl…Guest band Stonefree dedicated Anghel for me! OMGFANGIRLSQUEE!
Miro of Stonefree ❤
2009 has been especially rough on me, but epic times like these remind me that despite all the shit I had to go through, I still have it good.
Want awesome, pogi bands in your events too? Contact:
Stories of Now (formerly 10 Story Fall)
(You dudes should really pay me for saying that. LOL)