Last tuesday, Sisig gigged at Chaquico’s in Makati for Ernie’s Guitar Adrenaline event. It’s been 1.5 years since we last played there.
As expected, everyone who was there were either musicians, luthiers, guitar enthusiasts or roadies. I hated the feeling knowing that people are observing you, listening to every note, waiting for you to make a mistake. That’s why they call it Guitar Adrenaline. Sheesh.
The pressure of playing perfectly. Gah. We did the 3 guitar attack. Ernie, Ced and Nathan taking turns shredding, or blues shredding. I had a short bass solo during the last song. Wouldn’t want to hog the limelight from the guitarists haha. The place was awesome, the amps are boutique! Priceless guitars and autographed photos adorn the walls. This is a place for serious musicians.
I didn’t expect to see some bass people there since it’s supposed to be an event for guitar shredding. However, I bumped into Roger Alcantara of Eternal Now, AC or Cean, Jon dela Cruz of Elegee guitars, and saw Empi Katindig. Met up with some familiar faces, Karen of Massacridia and Paolo of Jutch whom we play with every Thursdays at Freedom bar.
So many people, so many bands and solo artists. I later learned that some bands got pissed because the show went on really late at almost 4am. Eeep! Luckily, we played second.
Of course Ron was there with me and helped carry my bass