saGuijo at 4: It got this crazy on Day 1
Amazing how many bodies fit in such a small space.
But there was still enough headspace and Raimund Marasigan knew what to do with it.
See what else happened:
- Urbandub, Faspitch, Typecast
- The Ronnies, Bagetsafonik, Corporate Lo-Fi
- Imago, Sandwich, Pedicab
- Razorback and Greyhoundz
And you missed this?
saGuijo at 4: Where it all began (Day 2)
Things have changed. Armi Millare gives us a view of saGuijo circa 2004, saying how a lot of things have moved around inside the same room that witnessed the start of Up Dharma Down. Then, Taken By Car’s Sarah Marco says this:
“saGuijo. Where it all began.”
Uttered after a long, deep breath, this is the one confessional line that holds true for most Day 2 bands.
Day 2’s line-up was a hot pot of sorts. It matters little if you braved the Saturday rain to listen to shoegaze, experimental, or metal. It doesn’t even matter if you didn’t go there for the music. What counts is you went out of your hideout to stand up and sweat with us. There is nothing more appeasing than to see empty bottles of beer on soiled and sometimes wet floors, and we would be there, hardly knowing each other, but sitting down together and camping anyway. )
If there was one thing I wish I’d done more of, it’s that I wish I got to talk to and drink with everyone I was taking photos of. BUT, to the honorable guys of Giniling Festival, I will still not drink your Iced Tea!! To Odysseylive who supported the event, Miggy and Geoff, thanks for this. To Manong Manny (we know that is not your name, but you might be sharing the same genes) who stood by the door, thanks for letting me beyond the white lines. URLIEK, GOD!!
Let’s all move on, shall we?
The quintessential Sarah Marco. You and I, we’re blown away.
Day 2 rundown: