Jam and HOp at the QUAD
Saturday, August 20, 2005

Sometimes, if you feel you are in a corner and cannot escape, wait coz someone or something would come and save your ass.

Around 7.30 pm last night I was choosing between studying and slacking when I received a text message from Czarina, inviting me to go with her roomate in the Jam and Hop (it was a jam band competition) at the Quad. Since going there would be a very nice reason not to study, I decided to become a delinquent.

The competition was organized by NTU-Students Union and I was so excited because it was the first time I'm going to such event. AFter washing my face, and wearing a pair of jeans and a sleeveless shirt, I immediately left my room. While walking on north spine parking level, I can already hear some music playing (the competition must have started, I thought). The excitement made me walk faster. I wanted to see the crowd and join the fun already! And when I turned right towards the Quad, I was so surprised! There were quite a number of people, but much less than what I was expecting.... I later found Czarina and her roomate (forgot the name, sorry... ^_^) sitting on the 4th row).

If you're watching a jam band, isn't it better to enjoy the beat, clap you hands, and even jump around instead of just being sucked-ass whimps on their seat doing totally nothing???

I understand that most of the people there were just after the 3-dollar movie passes promised to be sold (which they did eventually) but at least show some interest to the performing groups. NTU students are so passive! Listening intently but remaining static during a band performance, for me is a big sin in the music world! These people even have the face to sit in front. What I mean is, if I am the band, I would appreciate it more if people show more interest to what I'm doing. And if the audience last night are more active, I guess everyone might have enjoyed the event more.

Anyway, another added attraction were the free booz! Yeah baby! Free beer c/o Singapore's tiger bear, which I never really liked by the way (San Ming/Red horse, still the best!). Sadly I didn't even go for one battle coz I havent eaten anything for dinner aside from the french fries Czarina gave me (binigay nya rin sa kin yung initial d shirt na kasama nung goodie bad na napanalunan nya! yey! bait talaga ni charing!). Too bad, eh? Especially if you see people around you slurping on free drinks which only happens in a million years in NTU. But oh, well, at lest I had my free fries! hehehe

If you dont know the band playing, and tring to figure out why the hell you are there, just relax and enjoy the music, go with the flow, and you'll feel great about it.

The best part of the night, I must say, was when Electric, a local band in Singapore, performed and brought the event's climax. At first I didn't know who the hell is electric. I even learned that they are a local band from the announcements of NTUSU. But man, they rock! They really rocked the house! Who says Singaporean can't excel in music? Wel truly this is an exemption. Electric! I'm trying to compare them with other bands (pinoy bands, hehe) and they are of the same caliber with Eraserheads and even Wolfgang! I especially like the keyboardist coz she's so pretty! hehehehe... But how come I didnt know that such band exist here in Singapore? Maybe I'll try to lower my ego and start to know the local music scene, eh? Well, probably... Sana makabili ko ng album nila.. haha...

The program ended around 10.30 after announcing the winner. The Malay group, which I think should have won it, didn't even manged to land in 3rd place. Hall 15 Jam Band, won the first price. I guess that will happen if you bring a lot of friends in a popularity contest.

Said goodbye to czarina and her roomate then went to McDonalds at Canteen A. Glad they were still open that time. Bought my favorite, quarter pounder with cheese meal and walked back to my hostel...

I was so tired that I went to bed right after I've eaten. What a pig... (of course I brushed my teeth... ^_^)

5:30 PM | 1 comments <


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