MY TAGFEST DUBAI 2017 EXPERIENCE

I’ve always wanted to become a part of a band festival. Like ever since they became a thing. You know, with Coachella and Wanderland and all. OH actually even since Warped Tour was still a super big thing in the U.S. But yeah, I remember thinking about how the indie band/music festivals here in the Philippines worked and wishing I could be a part of one. 

That was maybe two years ago. And they never panned out. So I was like..

K.

Moving on.

Maybe I’m not meant for music festivals. 

 

And then THIS offer came out of the blue late last year! 

 

BAND FESTIVAL. 

IN DUBAI. 

 

And I’ll be joining THESE names as part of the headliners: 

PAROKYA NI EDGAR 

GLOC 9 

SANDWICH 

EBE DANCEL 

 

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So I pretty much died. 

 

Me being a fangurl 

I actually wanted to ask the organizers like... are you suuuure you’re not mistaking me for a different artist? You’ve heard my music right? I mean don’t get me wrong I love my music but it’s a bit out there compared to the other headliners. 

But you know, blessings like this shouldn’t be questioned. I still did a little bit though and apparently Tag 91.1 (the Filipino radio station in Dubai that the event was for) played my songs all the time. :D Songs like “Pumapag-ibig”, “Free Fall Into Love”, and I think “I Love You Always Forever” were all part of the hit charts there so people did actually know me and my music. <3 

Anyway, performing for the Filipino community there was amazing. After Kuya Ebe’s set, I went up on stage with my band called “Le Band” (Super creative, I know. And my sister Ashley was also included as backing vocals, tambourine player, and somewhat back up dancer haha) and performed some songs off my 2 albums as well as some covers. 

Ashley as a human kebab #WhenInDubai

 

Here are some videos of my fave numbers: 

IF YOU EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND/DI NA NGAYON 

IF I AIN'T GOT YOU - Alicia Keys Cover

OO NGA PALA, DI NA TAYO 

AKO SIGURO 

PUMAPAG-IBIG 

 

And some additional photos from the show care of Mon Ramos!

 

Afterwards, there was a meet and greet, plus, a fun radio interview with TAG, of course! 

All in all, it was a dream come true. And yes I’ve posted so much about this event already but like I said in my spiel before singing “If You Ever Change Your Mind”… 

“WALA AKONG PAKE.” 

BASTA I-BBLOG KO TO. WALA AKONG PAKE. 

Any violent reactions? Fun comments? Were you there at the event? Let me know at the comments section below! 

 

Marion

 

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