My 2011 summer vacation started with a BIG BIG BANG! First stop: The beautiful island of Boracay! Well, my friend and I mainly went there to attend a rave because it’s headlined by no other than my fave DJ: FERRY CORSTEN! We weren’t supposed to go, but when we found out that he’s the main act, we booked our plane tickets immediately. Weeks before our flight, we found out that we got the plane tickets for free! That made me doubly excited. 😀
The event itself was held on April 23, so we went there on April 22-24. As in wala halos palugit, pero oks lang. First night was quiet, since it was a Good Friday. Clubs and bars started coming to life around midnight, so we went to BigFish’s “salubong” party and we danced like crazy people. Corny nung iba dun wala nakaupo lang, pero kami we just danced, danced and danced!
Saturday, the big day. We prepared like crazy. The first and last time I attended a Ferry Corsten rave was last year, May 21, so it’s been almost a year since I’ve seen him play. And that was also the event that introduced me to his awesome music, so I’ve been a fan ever since. My slogan is “Ferry Forever.” I’m just really in-love with his music. He’s based pa in Manila when he’s on tour around Asia, since his wife is a Filipina. 🙂
Almost everything was planned, from our beach wardrobe to what we’ll be bringing to the event itself, stuff like LEDs, money, etc. We even got henna tattoos of Ferry’s “F” logo. The event started at 9pm, but since we’re latecomers (I’m a big believer that you shouldn’t go to a party early), we got there a little past 10. The BigFish event was a bit near another event, so there were lots of people walking around and going to other events/clubs/bars was a bit difficult. E ok lang, I didn’t want to miss a single beat from Summer NRG. Yun naman talaga ipinunta ko e. Sayang lang I didn’t get to meet up with some friends. Oh well.
Line up for the night: first was Patrick Hagenaar for Housexy. Second was Zoo Brazil. Inabot ng almost 3am yung first two acts, sobrang inip na inip na yung mga tao. We went here for Ferry goddammit! 😛
So when Ferry came on, pucha, “super wild” is an understatement. “Chaotic” is also an understatement. Tangina nagwala na ko. Nagwala na actually lahat ng tao. I’ve never seen this kind of chaos in Manila. Ang sarap talaga ng feeling to just let loose, let go and just feel the music, great music at that, and just dance abso-bloody-lutely wild! Sobrang intense! Namimiss ko tuloy ang Boracay. Whew.
I think he started with his new track “Feel It,” then followed with more awesome tracks. After a while lumipat na kami sa may harap. I am not going to miss going up front, be up-close and personal and just experience Ferry in all his awesomeness. And boy, did I dance. I was dancing since 10pm, and I’m not about to stop after just a few hours especially when my favorite DJ in the entire world is performing. I went absolutely bananas when he played “Made of Love,” “Punk” and “Twice In A Blue Moon.” E-A-R-G-A-S-M! TOTAL BLOODY EARGASM! 😀
The party ended a bit before 7am. May araw na, alangya. And I was dancing the entire time, so total hours dancing: 8 hours. My feet and legs hurt real bad after a day (I still have trouble walking), pero SUUUUPPPEEEER worth it. Kung meron ulit, I will not even hesitate to go.
BEST. HOLY. WEEK. EVER! Boracay na ko siguro magho-Holy Week lagi. And lastly, thank you so much for playing here again, Mr. Ferry Corsten. I am in absolute awe. FERRY FOREVER! 😀