Fresh local music acts kicked off the festivities, followed by a loud and satisfyingly jam care of established rock outfits, before the much-awaited and well-worth-the-wait set by the international pop-techno duo Nico & Vinz.
The night, which was also sprinkled with art displays and dance showcases, was then fittingly capped by progressive house DJ trio Futuristic Polar Bears together with a few local MCs.
Still, despite the unbridled ecstasy, there are a few things about the festivities that didn't quite catch our fancy, like...
1) THESE THINGS THAT BLOCKED OUR VIEW OF THE STAGE
Just a giant Jenga puzzle
2) OUR FAVORITE NEWCOMERS PLAYED 'TOO EARLY'
BP Valenzuela and Curtismith started performing when the sun was still up; we arrived when it was already Mayonnaise's turn to play. Bummer.
3) WE CAN'T HEAR OURSELVES WITH ALL THE BANGING
Afro-Brazilian Fusion percussion ensemble Brigada
4) SETS WERE 'BITIN'
5) MAYUMI GOMEZ OF IMAGO DIDN'T DO A STAGE DIVE
We waited the whole set.
6) WE DON'T HAVE ABS LIKE MARC ABAYA'S...
That's why we just hung out at the beer station.
7) ...OR A BEARD LIKE FRANCO'S
As for the headliners...
8) WE CAN'T PLAY THE HARMONICA AS GOOD AS VINZ
9) WE WEREN'T ABLE TO CATCH NICO'S SOCCER BALL
10) AND FINALLY, 12 HOURS JUST WASN'T ENOUGH
Darn you, Jack TV!
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This is where people are made to live their lives like rats
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