oo, gusto kong sumama!

image from UP Centennial Planner

I love all this buzz surrounding the Eraserheads reunion concert. I first heard of it only yesterday from Don, who saw it in a blog post referring to a short Phil. Star article confirming the event.

Apparently there have been murmurs on blogs, forum threads and mailing lists about this concert for a week or so now, with confirmations coming in over the weekend. So now if you do a Google search of “eraserheads concert CCP,” you’ll find a lot of people going “Yes, it’s confirmed!” “Tama na ang blind item,” “I’m so excited!” complete with references to the band’s hits (You can bet your pwet I’ll do it again sometime for the money, It’s fine time, Tikman ang langit, Gusto mo bang sumama?).

Beyond the date and venue (August 30 at the CCP grounds), details are still sketchy right now. The concert is supposedly for free, tickets can be obtained by signing up on a website that will be announced in early August, a still-unidentified big company is sponsoring the event- and they have to be big, to be able to pull something like this off, especially if it’s indeed true that the band members are getting millions to appear in the one-night (45-minute?) event.

The marketing is so viral it’s brilliant.

People’s anticipation were stirred and built up, first in the blogosphere then transitioning to mainstream media; full information withheld to heighten anticipation; major sponsor is unidentified so now people are wondering who it is (San Miguel? Marlboro? umm, Chippy? ha ha); it’s going to be a MAD dash to get to those tickets.

Even I, of course, am joining the viral fun by posting this entry and putting all those links 🙂

Not that something like this would need an all-out viral marketing machinery. An Eraserheads one-time reunion concert is such a big thing that it really wouldn’t take much to get people all excited over it, and cheers to those who managed to pull it off, but still, all this anticipation and hush-hush excitement adds to the fun.

So now, everyone, please tell me when you get a sniff of that site where you can get tickets. Hmm, I wonder if there are special passes for the first x bloggers who wrote about it, and if there are, how far am I down the line? 🙂

This is supposed to be just a one-time deal, but next on the Eraserheads performance wishlist – a UP Centennial concert, exclusive to those with student numbers 90 to 99, ha ha.

image: photo of a page of the UP Centennial Planner

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18 thoughts on “oo, gusto kong sumama!

  1. Don De Alban July 14, 2008 at 4:24 am Reply

    Ako, sama din ako!!!🙂 Ok din na idea yung UP Centennial concert, hehe…

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  2. rockerfem July 14, 2008 at 6:14 am Reply

    uy meron din ako nyang planner! hehe. dumadaan lang po!😉

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  3. rina July 14, 2008 at 6:29 am Reply

    pahirapan yang planner na yan, pebrero ko na nakuha, he he

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  4. Planet Markus July 15, 2008 at 2:19 am Reply

    Lahat ng Pilipino, excited dito. Naka-marka sa history ng PInoy music ang bandang ito.

    Hopefully, magkabunga ang reunion at hindi matapos sa isang gabi lang. Nationwide tour, perhaps? Another album?.. Hopefully.

    These four guys are four great musicians who make great music individually and make a unique type of music collectively.

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  5. rina July 15, 2008 at 7:16 am Reply

    sana nga markus, genuine reunion/reconciliation na. kahit hindi mag-reunite ang banda for good, basta magkaayos-ayos na sila para may gigs every once in a while🙂

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  6. casey July 17, 2008 at 12:47 pm Reply

    grabe na nga anticipation nito.. i’ve seen the flipped “E” in some spots na nga e.. saguijo for one, sa expression wall sa CR =) it’s becoming an icon na nga e, mala-woodstock =)

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  7. rodel July 18, 2008 at 9:05 am Reply

    paano mag buy ng tickets about this concert.. im from batangas pa kasi..dami kame sasama sa reunion concert na to.

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  8. rina July 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm Reply

    casey: sa CR? ayus a. i hope you took a photo🙂

    rodel: may official announcement daw coming in august. intay-intay pa🙂

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  9. karanga July 21, 2008 at 5:36 am Reply

    woo sarap marinig ulit ang bandang ito…

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  10. rina July 21, 2008 at 2:08 pm Reply

    malapit na ang august 1. stay tuned🙂

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  11. santos jelly July 24, 2008 at 1:13 am Reply

    dusto koh sumama! san ba pwede bili o hingi passes????
    hehehehehe!

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  12. rina July 24, 2008 at 1:39 am Reply

    may mga nire-recruit na rin akong bubwit para alertuhan ako tungkol dyan. i’ll post the info once i know, but not before i get my own passes first, ha ha. kita-kita na lang tayo dun!

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  13. July July 24, 2008 at 3:38 am Reply

    hahaha
    sasama ako
    go ako sa UP Centennial Concert
    pero puwede bang iextend na 99-2001
    they weren’t disbanded till late 01 naman ayt?
    hehhe

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  14. rina July 24, 2008 at 5:24 am Reply

    july: hmm, sige na nga tawad na, pwede na hanggang 2001, he he

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  15. July July 24, 2008 at 10:24 pm Reply

    haha, thanks rina!ÜÜÜ☺☺☺

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  16. yhel July 28, 2008 at 1:35 am Reply

    saan ba makakakuha ticket???pls let me now!!!!im from bataan at super pupunta tlga ako kht ako magisa!!!

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