Philippine Music: Eraserheads Reunion Concert Will Push Through Without Marlboro
So yes, the Eraserheads Reunion Concert will push through somewhere at The Fort grounds on August 30. People below the age of 12 will not be allowed to enter. Phillip Morris was supposed to be the promoter of the Eraserheads Reunion Concert using the brand of Marlboro to flag the event. However, the Department of Health prevented Marlboro from pushing through with the event citing the government’s policies based on Republic Act 9211, which disallows tobacco companies or products from advertising, sponsoring events, or promoting events for the public.
Anyway – so Marlboro got their ass kicked by the Department of Health, and so a new promoter came up to take the place of Marlboro just so that the Eraserheads Reunion Concert will push through. I still have no word on who the promoter is, but who cares. The great news is that The Eraserheads Reunion Concert will be a reality! The only downside, if you could call it that, is that – while Marlboro would’ve offered the Eraserheads Reunion Concert for free, the new promoters will be selling tickets. How much the tickets are and where to get them still remains a mystery, but then I’m sure I’ll get the lowdown on the information once Miggy Matute of Odysseylive.net has something.
In the meantime, think happy thoughts! Go dig up your old CDs of The Eraserheads and start refreshing yourself with the lyrics. It should be fun to sing along. I can imagine it now (as it was before) – Ely Buendia would belt out, “O Diyos ko! Ano ba naman ito? Diba…” then, he’d point the microphone to the crowd, and in one voice “TANG INA!” Aaah yes – rock and roll angst unified in such simple lyrics. Mwahaha. I’m getting goose bumps just thinking about it.
So there – The Eraserheads Reunion Concert is pushing through. Riot na ito!