Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hello Anxiety- the album launch

Rehearsals + backstage mumba jumba

performing Crusades

Ace Up My Sleeve with Enzo Marcos

Rehearsed before the show

Greek salad from Coffee Bean

They have a single called Naked that's why they're holding up my Naked palette from Urban Decay :))

Answering questions from Sonic Boom

Riz and Buchay hug each other too much

This is my face after not getting any sleep ever since I went to Cebu. YES.

They had free desserts and fondue by the entrance!

Mandy & Koi!

These siblings look like twins :))

Sam the cutie

Miks and Kara are thinking "That is SO wrong."

Sho the Japino

Buchay filmed us saying congratulations to Salamin

Duct taped camera

Mads had really cool booties on :3

Hiding in Pao's clutter :3

He got bronchitis days before the launch :s

the bezties

aww couples

Sonic Boom reprezent

Jen bought Hello Kitty stamps and just had to kittyfy our door marker :3

Riz wearing my Doc Martens, me wearing my shoezies

They call this "Genghis Khan and Mulan love"

Rob will be the next endorser of Glutamax

Final reminders

ABS-CBN interview before the show

"Act like how you would normally talk as a group"

Julianne opened the show

Sam seems to be the stylist/photographer/make up artist of the band :))

Some mediocre concert shots since I didn't wanna sit on the floor//go around the place and become a photographer...

The atmosphere became even more INSANE they performed Crusades

Kate taking photos and a video using her own Flip Mino HD

Backstage album-signing madness

KT <3

Nino Avenido

The desserts by the entrance

Robin's signed CD

We <3>


Watching the whole process of how everyone practiced and prepared for this event was something else. Every person and each minor note is important. You certainly need an excellent team to create a successful event, and Salamin was able to come up with one.

The usual weekend traffic posed a problem to everyone coming in on time, so the group was anxious as to how the turnout would be. They delayed the opening for an hour or so, and sure enough the venue was packed. And why wouldn't it be? As soon as you watch these guys perform, you'll know why. They call their followers Salaminions and they are the more enthusiastic, euphoric group experiencing a musical high in every gig.

This album launch proved to everyone that Salamin was a bunch of very versatile musicians. Paolo Valenciano played Prodigal without the band at first, and he asked me to ad lib on the instrumentals. I am very thankful for the chance to do that aside from being asked to do backup with Riz. Received some heart-warming compliments from great performers after the show and that added so much to this epic night! The music video for Prodigal was shown during the launch and is going to be released this January. The song and video is beautifulllll and the video will be graced by one of the most talented actors in the Philippines so watch out for it!

Thanks again to Salamin!!!