Philippine Music: Eraserheads Reunion Concert Cut Short, Ely Buendia Rushed To Hospital
According to the brother of Ely Buendia, “due to my brother’s poor emotional and physical condition, he had to be rushed to the hospital, so the concert will be cut short. Thank you for coming and supporting the Eraserheads reunion concert.”
OK. So it was all over the news today that Ely Buendia had to be rushed to the hospital. What exactly went wrong seems yet to be determined. Well, that’s indeed a very hard pill to swallow for the audience who were out there. Me – I was somewhere else, so I really don’t know what went wrong. However, I heard good reviews about the Eraserheads Reunion Concert despite the sad news regarding Ely Buendia.
I also heard that the Eraserheads minus Ely Buendia performed at Saguijo that night. A surprise performance! Maybe they too felt bitin with their performance at The Fort, so they decided to make the most of it at Saguijo. At least, to a handful of Saguijo faithfuls.
Well, so goes Pinoy rock and roll.
However, a bit of rock and roll conspiracy theory – According to earlier reports, each member of the Eraserheads who would be performing for the Eraserheads Reunion Concert were supposed to earn 2 Million pesos each for that one-night-only gig. It would be a shame if Ely Buendia’s 2 million pesos would be spent on hospital bills. At least, we know he can afford it and that there won’t be a need for an Ely Buendia Fundraiser Concert. Or would we?
In any case, Ely Buendia is reported to be doing OK. Perhaps the adrenalin of the concert just rocked some of his nerves in the wrong way. At least he’s fine, and maybe we can look forward to an Eraserheads Reunion Concert 2. Because technically, they haven’t finished the show!