November 18, 2008

Boombox

The dining, shopping and entertainment promenade of Eastwood City frequently has bands performing in one of several plazas. The Eastwood Central Plaza is the biggest of them, with the stage, café tables and chairs under a huge tent. Many of the concerts held here are multi-band events, and this is where my husband and I discovered some great local jazz groups several years ago. The last time we were in Eastwood, there was a rock concert titled 'Boombox Live' and it was colorful, foggy and loud! Maybe a decade ago, we would have stayed and screamed along with the young ones but… We just took a peek then skedaddled out of there. I also had to do a little web search to find out if Boombox was the name of the event or that of a band. It was the event—the concert featured a dozen Filipino rock (Pinoy rock) bands. Boombox Live 2008 was in early October, hence the 'living sculpture' in the scarecrow costume.

Boombox Live 2008 at Eastwood City's Central Plaza

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21 comments:

Olivier said...

des arbres bleus, c'est superbe ;o))

Blue Tree, is superb ;o))

angela said...

That looks like a fun event. Do you have to pay an entrance fee or is it accessible to everyone?

I'll take a look at the Creating Hope website..

Jarart said...

Glad you stayed long enough to get the fun shot of the event! Thank you for visiting my new blog today and the tips you gave me.

Jim said...

I guess I am also at that age where I would check it out but not stay. It does look like fun.

mirage2g said...

I used to frequent such =D Namiss ko naman...even though I may be the age to stay and scream, circumstances wont let me...

Re: Opera, I watch shows during the Filmfest, if not in small theaters lang, the cost in the State Oper is too much for my budget including the kids...though I saw one with a reasonable price yesterday, maybe soon ;-)

hadv said...

I went to too many concerts when I was still young that by the age of 25, I had outgrown noisy events like this. Although it's said you're never too old for anything.. but in this case? I must be :D

Sally said...

Lots of fun!

About the Aboriginal poles sculpture: Totem poles as a permanent display are not associated with ABoriginal culture. However, I understand some groups carve and decorate such poles as part of funeral rituals and they are then left to weather and rot (hence there not being many in existence)

Ken Mac said...

loud rock or not, I like those hanging lights. Like stars in the night.

bitingmidge said...

I love the way you've actually captured the humidity too! I can feel this shot as well as hear it and see it!

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Webradio said...

Blue tree ??? Ouah !

USelaine said...

It looks like great fun for the kids! I like those lanterns too.

Hilda, thank you for your help promoting voting on the Theme Day! The count jumped a lot today!

Kala said...

grassroots is really the way to go if ur going to make a difference! i like that more ppl are getting involved in their respective communities. Nice post and awesome message!

JM said...

Very nice photo! The place seems to have a kind of rave atmosphere.

Layrayski said...

i like your use of "skedaddle" =) i like music but im afraid m not the live music type of mood lately. i mightve also missed this one on purpose.

lunarossa said...

I would have stayed! It looks so cheerful and nice...probably the music was nice as well. Any good sites to listen to Filipino bands? Take care. Ciao
Antonella

Boise Diva said...

Music is about atmosphere, too, they add those elements nicely.

Olivier said...

pour répondre a ta question, le HPY Award vient du blog de miss HPY, c'est un Award sans raison, juste pour remercier les blogs amis.

to answer your question, the HPY Award from the blog miss HPY is an award for no reason, just to thank friends blogs.

tr3nta said...

looks like a cool party... nice capture.

craig said...

Looks like a great place to be and sounds amazing in your write up.

Hilda said...

Angela:
There's no entrance fee and since it's in an open area, anyone can watch and listen. But if you want to sit at one of the tables, you have to order food or drinks. The restaurants around the plaza field waiters to take and deliver orders inside the tent.

the donG said...

i noticed that you're always in libis. you might be staying in one of those condominiums.