Yet another event I helped organize! I had only heard of Muni from my friend Meek Resngit and she was looking for volunteers. I decided to try and check it out. Why not, right?
I actually never thought I’d go back into concert organizing, but I had a lot of fun with this one: the THRIVE festival. The stress and pressure never really go away, but I met new friends and even got two of my bandmates, Maia and Joy, to work with me! We were a very small team called the Outdoor Program, only consisting of myself, Maia, Joy, and Nina who works in Amplify.ph! (Later on, KC Coling joined us as another host hehe) We worked very closely with the amazing Jen Horn, who was the overall event manager. I suddenly found myself as the Outdoor Program Officer-in-Charge. I didn’t know how that happened, but it was fun!
Here’s a photo of Toni B performing. I was very flattered she remembered me! I met her once through Marj Rojas in one of her past gigs.
We later met Hans Dimayuga. We were just pretty much freaking out each time he sang. This guy’s got a great voice!
We actually didn’t just contact other people with the help of Nina, we were also in charge of posting about it on both Muni and Thrive’s respective social media pages (which I was able to live-tweet during the event, yay!), and I also helped set-up the Indoor program’s sound system for their seminars. I include that because for some reason, I feel accomplished knowing I can do that. Thanks for helping me gain those skills, Green Giant FM! Hehe.
The Chimichangas were also invited to perform for THRIVE, and their drummer is also our drummer so we had a short reunion photo, but this is just us laughing. We later inserted BP in the photo to make it a full band reunion photo. Haha!
my bandmates/hs-childhood friends took a photo w/o me so i told them to photoshop me in and they did. ty @j__sephine pic.twitter.com/Q5T1yFpdNa
— sleepy v ✾꒡ .̮ ꒡✾ (@valenzuelabp) October 26, 2015
Not to mention Maia’s on point hosting skills. Really proud of you, Mai!
And here’s a photo of the Outdoor team! With the beautiful host KC Coling. Only Nina’s not in the photo! Thanks for the opportunity and all the the information I learned from you, Muni!
Check out THRIVE’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thrivemanila/