My first Orange and Lemons Gig! Wait, what… they’re back?

Yeap, that’s right. After a decade, they’re back to murder your feelings… and mine too, actually. I wouldn’t consider myself a die hard O&L fan, ’cause let’s face it, I’m technically too young to be one, though in a way, I am. But hey, I’ve peeped a little during their glory days back when i was still a little potato and i am happy to say that i know a song… or two. I do remember growing up seeing them on television and singing along to Yakap Sa Dilim and liking it a lot without realizing what it meant (Mom! Wrong channel!). Remember when CD’s were still a thing? My Dad made us a playlist of OPM songs my brother and I liked and a few of their songs were included in the list! (Sorry, piracy). BUT, You know what I don’t remember? Seeing myself perform for them.

When the official statement of their comeback flooded the internet, i freaked out. My first thought was, “I need to fly to Manila and see them perform.” But then, when my label asked me if i can fly to Manila to perform for them, I honestly freaked out more than the amount of times i said ‘freaked out’. “What am I gonna sing?”, “What am I gonna wear?” I did not think this through. All i was concerned about was that I was finally gonna see them live.

And so i did, and i enjoyed A LOT. The Strange Creatures and Blind Stereo Moon also performed! Everyone was singing along and the place was packed with people. I had to stand on a chair ’cause life’s kind of hard when you’re five foot two.  I have appreciated more of their songs and most of them I’ve heard for the first time. I even have favorites now! I love Hey, Please!

And when i said it was packed here’s how the venue looked like:

Jam packed
Photo by UDOU PH

I sang my version of Across The Universe by The Beatles and four of my original songs!

me at 70s
Photo by UDOU PH

Ahehe. Feel na feel. Seriously though, I enjoyed my set.

Charot with feelings
Photo by UDOU PH

Here’s me and this awesome dude Rolly whom I met during The Camerawalls Concert and he let me sabotage his uke! How cool is that! You don’t get to do that everyday.

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What a night! Well I am hella glad they’re back! There is so much to look forward! I’m keeping my eyes and ears wide open. Nothing excites me more than new music!

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