Last Friday evening’s Rock On Manila Concert featuring 5 of the country’s top bands was one of the biggest and most attended in the history of GenSan.
Just imagine gathering Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Gloc-9, Sandwich, Franco and Centerpoint in one setting!!! Luckily the generals were one behaved bunch that night, kudos to the presence of the police and the military.
Bariles was lucky enough to get a Backstage Pass from event co-presenter and organizer K101 FM together with the winners of the Rock On Manila Blog Contest and some friends.
The concert was front acted by local band Centerpoint who led the way to a spectacular night of awesome talents and to-die-for rock music. Crowd estimate was at 10,000 rivaling that of the last Tuna and Kalilangan Festival. It ended at past 2am already causing traffic jams in most of downtown streets.
Even GenSan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio stayed on till past 1am and jammed for her friends from Parokya ni Edgarde and Kamikazee.
Kudos to the city’s peace-keeping forces and the Office of the Mayor for keeping the peace all throughout the night and making all of the spectators, performers and concert crew and staff feel secure and right at home!
Truly it was one big night to remember in GenSan!!!
Here are some of the photos taken by the talented Brian Dan Congson.
Thank you Manila Beer for giving us one evening we will never forget.
Thank you Dodie Ladrera, Manager of K101-FM and Joel Malabon for spearheading the local organizing team to run this event.
Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and Lead of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. He is also a Google Local Guides champion. If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.