“Huwag Kang Matakot” is not even my favorite Eraserheads song, but I picked this song to post because this is the song that made me “cry” during their very first reunion concert in Manila, hahaha! I thought I will be emotional if my favorite Eheads’ song “Huling El Bimbo” will be played, but tears came earlier than that :P That first reunion concert was the one that Ely Buendia failed to finish, so they never made it to their second set.
The emotions were high even before the concert started, when they started to come out of the stage playing “Alapaap” it was non-stop singing in unison from the crowd, and everybody seems like teleported in the past especially during those years inside the campus (UP Diliman). It brought a LOT of memories to me, including the encounter when I first saw them inside SM City North Mall in 1993 and asked for their autograph, they were surprised then because I think they haven’t appeared on tv shows yet but their song “Ligaya” was already a hit and just playing to UP concerts and underground bars. I recognized them because I had their first album in cassette tape lol!
They had their second reunion concert which I failed to attend. Same thing with the first reunion concert, I was already working in Singapore but this time I can’t fly back to Manila just to watch them. And I am so thankful that they had their reunion global tour, and Dubai is one of the countries they visited! And of course I was there, front row! ;)
Ahhhh, needless to say, I’m a HUGE fan!