Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to go to the GoodVybes Fest at Aseana Open Grounds to cover for WheninManila. I wanted to cover and take photos for this event so badly, however, I had to give up the ‘official photographer’ pass because Mark wanted to shoot as well. I was, honestly, pretty upset at first, but eventually I just let it go and danced the night away. Besides, the opportunity to just be there was already way too awesome in itself, and being able to shoot was just plus points. Although, luckily, I was still able to take photographs by the time Chvrches and Passion Pit performed — I was finally able to get a hold of one of our cameras — and fire I way, I did. We were only able to take pictures for the first three songs, as per usual, but it was enough for me to feel the photographer’s high that I always get whenever I take photos for concerts. I’m still a newbie and I still have a lot of things to learn, but I never really get more excited than browsing my images after the event. It was a bummer that the pit was a little too far from the stage, though.
Anyway!!! Aside from the shooting part, of course, I was more than happy to see my favorite bands perform live in front of my very eyes. I mean, it’s literally my Spotify playlist, but on a music festival form. I have always loved Chvrches ever since I discovered their music on Youtube, and I would frequently play their album while I’m at work. Passion Pit is also one of my all time favorites, and being able to sing along as they play their hits was a feeling that I won’t trade for anything else. I also recently discovered Oh Wonder early last year, and have been following them ever since. Stars was also an old time favorite, and “Dead Hearts” and “Your Ex-Lover is Dead” have always been my jam, and nothing gets me more smiling than being able to witness their greatness before my very eyes.
There are a lot of memorable moments during the festival, but one of my personal favorites was when Passion Pit performed “Take A Walk” and the crowd sang the chorus in perfect unison. It was simply breathtaking.
I also loved when Stars performed “Your Ex-Lover is Dead”, because it just brings back a lot of memories to everyone. It felt like an anthem, and it felt like memories came crashing down while everyone sang along the lyrics.
Chvrches was also a favorite (everything seems to be my favorite!), and I practically danced around and sang the whole time that they were performing. It was a dream come true for me because I’ve been a fan of the band ever since I found about them early 2014, and it felt so awesome to finally sing along to my favorite tracks as Lauren belt out the songs live. I didn’t took much photos or videos, heck, I didn’t even have a photo from my phone, because I was too busy enjoying myself.
Oh Wonder was, well, very wonderful as they perform their songs on stage. They are a relatively new band, starting out a couple of months back, late in 2014. It was their first time to perform in Asia, and I hope that they enjoyed their time performing on the festival. They were magical, and they sound sooooo good, it makes me fall for them over and over.
I’ve experienced what they call a “post concert depression” before, but never in this degree — apparently, GoodVybes really gave off a wonderful vibe that I just can’t get over with. I guess it was because the festival featured four of my favorite artists, and it overwhelmed me with too much joy, that realizing that everything is over feels just a little sad. It didn’t help that I have to write about it earlier today, and it definitely didn’t help that my Spotify playlist is mostly consisted of the artists who performed last Saturday. I’m very happy and thankful for the experience, and it’s definitely one for the books. It’s just the first quarter of 2016, and so far, I’m really enjoying this year. I hope that everything goes well for this year (don’t want to have my heart broken, but I guess there’s nothing wrong to hoping that things go well?).
To get over this haunting PCD, I decided to create a playlist that would let me relieve the awesome experience that was. Here’s a quick playlist for today, featuring some of the songs that the artists performed during the GoodVybes Fest. Enjoy! 🙂