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10 Reasons Why We're 'Mad' At MADFest 2015

Despite the unbridled ecstasy we experienced during the music, arts, and dance extravaganza, there are a few things about the festivities that didn't quite catch our fancy, like...
by John Paulo Aguilera | Nov 13, 2015
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MADFest 2015 proved to be a blast, with the beautiful mixing of music, arts, and dancing—not to mention lovely ladies left and rightmaking the 12-hour entertainment spectacle an epic affair.

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

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Live art

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2)   OUR FAVORITE NEWCOMERS PLAYED 'TOO EARLY'

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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

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4)   SETS WERE '
BITIN'

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Sure, Parokya Ni Edgar managed a decent five-song set, but what about Urbandub, Franco and the others, who had just three songs each?


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...

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That's why we just hung out at the beer station.


7)   ...OR A BEARD LIKE FRANCO'S

Holy...hair.


As for the headliners...

8)   WE CAN'T PLAY THE HARMONICA AS GOOD AS VINZ

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9)   WE WEREN'T ABLE TO CATCH NICO'S SOCCER BALL


10)   AND FINALLY, 12 HOURS JUST WASN'T ENOUGH

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Darn you, Jack TV!

Photography Majoy Siason
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