Friday, March 7, 2014

All Iz Good at 7107 IMF: Day 1

I admit I was one of those who doubted the capability of the 7107 International Music Festival organizers to pull off a successful show because of many reasons - dubious ticketing (we are used to buying them at the mall or the concert venue), mystery list of performers (they haven't really completed the lineup not until a month before the festival), and rumoredly funded by the Napoles (the mastermind of the PDAF scam). 

Despite all the negative feedbacks that I've read online, I still forced myself to believe everything's gonna be fine because I don't want to waste my hard-earned money on a flopped festival. I was glad that I got the tickets on discount last Christmas plus I wouldn't have to worry about the ride and accommodation. My sister and her family already bought tickets so there's no turning back. 

A week before the concert, I was torn between selling my ticket or not because I just resigned from my job (mainly bcoz of the a**hole gaptooth Brit). Sorry for cursing, but I did pray to God to help me decide what to do. I really wanted to go, but I felt guilty at the same time. I asked around who wanted to buy, but there have already been many scalpers posting online that they are selling their tickets at a much cheaper price. Since no one bought my ticket, then all I have to do is enjoy the 2-day music galore! 

We arrived at Lewis Grand Hotel in Clark around 2pm and the pool was already inviting me to take a dip, but I didn't give in that easily (hihi!). I waited until the 2-day festival ended before I relaxed in the pool. The hotel was spacious and modern plus the staff were all nice too, so I totally recommend this place.

Since the first day of the 7107 International Music Festival has already started, we tried to eat our late lunch fast. I've heard that the beer at the venue will be costly so I decided to have a bottle of Tanduay Ice before we go there. We tried to hurry up so we can still catch The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.  Of course, we had some photo ops first at the gate of the venue and mine was taken a bit too far...PHOTO FAIL!
They checked our bags and asked me to throw the water in my small tumbler. Damn! They said we can bring jugs with water, but they said they changed the policy that same day. Do you know how much the water costs? A regular-sized bottle is P80! People can die of dehydration in there! It could have been better if they have at least set up water fountains or drinking stations. I was forced to buy beer, which was worth P120 per can, instead of water since that won't give me a buzz. Anyways, the moment the alcohol slid into my throat, I started to relax and enjoy the vibe around me since it's all pure music.
When we got inside, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour was already playing so I rushed near the stage...not even noticing that DJ Reid Stefan was in front of me. Can you spot where he is? (like Where's Waldo? LOL)
Too bad the set of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour was about to end, but their music surely was a good way to start the festival for us latecomers. 
There were two stages that was set up inside the huge venue. We called it the Carabao stage cos of the bull horns and the Sun stage cos it has the rays of the sun.

Most of the main acts performed at the Sun stage while the Carabao stage was for the local acts. However, some local artists were also seen performing at the Sun stage like UP Dharma Down and Rocksteddy. 

7107 IMF Day 1: EDM meets Hiphop

If I make a review of each musician or band that played that day, it will take a loooong time, so I will just let the photos and videos tell the story. I would like to thank my niece Inka and her friend Sienna for some of the clear photos. My phone sucks! LOL

Kid Ink

DJ Riddler

DJ Reid Stefan 

DJ Alvaro



The night ended with Kaskade's Eyes and our eyes really popped out when the fireworks started to explode as he performed the song...AWESOME! 

To add icing to a superb night since everyone was just chill...not crowded...and had room to dance in front...was getting photo ops with DJ Riddler, DJ Reid and DJ Alvaro

Oh yeah! Kaskade may not have bothered interacting with the crowd, but his road manager gave out shirts to the lucky few...including ME :)
Writing this and remembering what happened that night puts a smile on my face. I will post the 2nd Day of 7107 IMF when I find another time to write...hopefully soon. 



  2. Too bad i missed this festival..hopefully, next year i can watch

  3. OMG! DJ Alvaro and DJ Reid..I would faint if ever I met them in person