July 14th, the said rumor of ERASERHEADS Reunion concert was finally confirmed by Ely Buendia in his interview at Chika Minute on 24 Oras (a GMA7 News Program). It was said to be held on August 30, 2008, and the tickets will be free or even “downloadable” from a website that was yet to be announced by early August. And so I searched for this website right after I heard the news and it came to my knowledge that Marlboro.ph will be the one giving out the tickets as long as you are a member of the RED LIST. And so I registered even if I am NOT a smoker just to have a chance for the very much sought-after tickets!
August came…no update about the tickets, no news about who really got some tickets already…although there was this picture circulating the net that someone already got tickets! I don’t know exactly if these are genuine tickets, though…
And so last night I searched again, I came upon this blog with some updates about the delay of the tickets’ release. It says there that the DOH didn’t give any permission to Philip Morris (the company who owns Marlboro) to sponsor the said event and so came the delayed ticket release which was supposedly August 18th. Also it was said there that the venue is now moved to The Fort and not on CCP Open Grounds.
Hindi pa rin ako mapakali, so I searched more…and OH NO! I stumbled upon this blog saying that the Eraserheads Reunion Concert was canceled! I was so shocked and very much disappointed! I have been an Eheads fan since Junior High and we have all of their songs from all of their albums in our mp3 playlist! Eheads practically made my Highschool life bearable and enjoyable! And so I went hysterical! Really! I even posted it in the Morning Rush Forum and Eliad was also very much disappointed with the news.
And as I was sulking inside with tears of disappointment, I opened the Morning Rush Multiply account, there I saw a blog saying that the concert is not really canceled! I immediately clicked the blog link and there it was, the GOOD NEWS straight from Raymund Marasigan! Read on:
From: “raymund marasigan” <asmatik88@…>
Date: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:37 am
Subject: eraserheads aug 30 08 confirmed
after much ado. the eraserheads concert is most definitely pushing
philip morris and its brands have pulled out from the concert. but
another company is taking over the production. the turn over started
yesterday and they have already started work on the site in the fort.
so you can check.
there are good news and bad news.
unfortunately its no longer free. all the long winded registration
procedures in the red nation site is now void.
the good news is that the age limit is now 12 years old (for safety
reasons)and tickets will be sold so you dont have to wait for
confirmation and what not.
the official announcement and ticketing details will come out in major
newspapers and on the radio on tuesday.
these are the only details i know for now so no need to email me. im
just the drummer.
btw. i just got home from the last rehearsal. the band is cooking. we
will see you all on the 30th.
NOW, all Eraserheads fans will be at ease and will just wait for the availability of the tickets! I sure hope we can get some! <praying>
For the news about the DOH’s not issuing the permit, and some clarifications about it, read here:
And to know more about the Eraserheads practice for the upcoming concert, read here:
According to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) website, the tickets are priced Php1,500 each for General Admission! Contact the TICKETWORLD to buy those EXPENSIVE tickets… As for me, SUNTOK SA BUWAN na lang kung makakapunta pa ako sa concert na yan…hindi na kasi PARA SA MASA! 😦
NEWEST UPDATE #2:
According to CHIKA MINUTE (24 Oras), ticket prices are Php800 and Php1,300!