Up Dharma Down Experience

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Oo, last night was Tadhana for me and my friends to watch Up Dharma Down play live. 
Forgive me if the first line of this blog entry sounded a tad bit conyo. I'm trying to piece together some of the titles of the band's songs, and I think I suck at it </3

Anyway, I turned twenty a few days ago. Yep, I am now officially part of the 20's club. You guys don't know how ready I am for this new stage in my life. Thanks to the "Every 20 Something Should Know..." articles on Thought Catalog~hahaha!  Kidding aside, I don't really feel any different now that I'm twenty. I still feel like a 17-year old stuck in a 20-year old body, which is a good thing. 
For the last few years, I celebrated my day with some big-ass pizzas and the company of my good ol' high school friends. I try to make the day a good one to hang out and catch up on each other's lives. This year is different though. There are still pizzas involved but it was attacked by new people. I decided to have a mini pizza party (pork sisig pizza waddup!) with my friends in the office, and a seafood night with some of my high school girl friends. 
When I found out that Globe will be tagging Up Dharma Down along for their #WonderfulMindaNow Awards Night on the 8th, I didn't think twice of securing a ticket. Seeing UDD play live days after your birthday doesn't always happen, and it's THE best way to sort-of welcome you to a new stage in your life. 
The long lines and the di mahulugang karayom crowd didn't matter when they started playing SanaDave Von (a high school friend of mine who happens to be a big fan of UDD) and I started screaming our lungs out. The band played four songs from their Capacities album namely: Luna, Tadhana, Parks, Turn It Well, and Indak. They also played Sana, New World and Oo
Armi Millare's voice is eargasmic. She's one of the rare few who has been blessed with an amazing voice; the kind that you'll never get tired of listening to. I've been a fan of their music since I first heard their famous Oo. I fell in love with them even more when they released Capacities. Not a day passes by that I don't listen to at least twice of every track in the said album. I swear, my heart was going to burst with so much happiness when I heard the transition of Tadhana and Oo. I basically felt like how this baby felt, multiplied by one million. 
Even if I lost like 40% of my voice because I can't stop cheering and singing along to UDD, I don't regret a single thing. It was one of those nights you wish you could relive over and over again. My friends and I could have chased the gang and begged for a picture, but I guess this isn't the right time to do that yet haha! 

A million thanks to the super people of Globe and the awesome folks behind CDO Bloggers for making one of my music-related dreams come true. You guys helped me check-off an item from my OPM bucket list. Congratulations to Dahilayan Adventure Park and Chingkeetea for snagging cool awards too! These places are one of the many reasons why Mindanao is wonderful! 
'Til the next gig! :D

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