It’s been more than a week since Wanderland 2013 (May 18), but my news feed is still peppered with photos and whatnot from that awesome night. I doubt yours aren’t swarmed by still-hungover Wander-friends! :p
By now, we all know what Wanderland 2013 is, right? However, would you believe that I was pretty much scared for the organizers of the festival. Wanderland immediately got me sold when I saw their impressive lineup. However, I struggled to find a friend who loved the bands enough to go with me.
Thankfully, my brother — an indie-loving music aficionado — wanted to go to but had no friend interested in paying for a VIP ticket. Everything was ironed out two days before the festival–happiness! Actually, I would have bought tickets earlier had I learned about the festival earlier. I had no idea there was something like this coming up in the Philippines!
I was really pumped and over-the-moon-excited on the car ride to Circuit. I was ready to listen to my kind of music for 12 hours–live! My brother and I didn’t want to miss anything so we punctually arrived. We had time to have lunch on the field and pick a good spot–not too near but not too far from the stage.
Taken By Cars kicked off the festival and even though the field wasn’t even half-filled yet, they pumped up the crowd well. A whole slew of local bands followed suit, including She’s Only Sixteen, Yolanda Moon, etc. The first foreign band to take the stage was Colour Coding, a band I was really looking forward to. Okay, it would be a chore to narrate every single detail about the festival so I’ll just share photos!
I’m not a big groupie girl or whatever, but all of the pictures I have with bands were fruits of my SOLO effort. Yes, I approached them by myself! Since it was only me and my brother at the concert, we took turns rushing to wherever there was a photo opp line. Surprisingly, my shyness took a hike that day because I mustered the courage to get a photo solo. 😀
Overall, the first Wanderland festival was a massive success. I was honestly surprised by the turnout. My brother and I were expecting a half-packed Circuit grounds, but much to our delight (and the organizers!) the grounds were brimming with people! When evening rolled in, I probably stepped on a few bags, mats and feet while navigating the crowd.
Some of the people in the crowd were too drunk to have the energy to stand up when a band played. Hearing girls scream “tang*na you got me drunk!” was hilarious and a tad annoying but what the hell! I should be happy that they’re enjoying their evening right? LOL
A lot of people dressed to impressed too. I guess they desperately wanted to experience Coachella and frankly, I didn’t care much. Too each his own. Dressed to the nines or not, everybody enjoyed the music. And frankly, that’s the whole point of a 12-hour long festival like this!
I will definitely be back, as long as the line up’s good of course, and will be making sure I have tons of friends with me.
P.S. I went home with a sunburn. I am two to three shades darker now.