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11:33 PM: Okay, it's over. That's it folks. Throngs of fans continue to flow out of the concert grounds.
11:30 PM Just before they ended,Ely went down to the pit area, where the stars are. He gave the mic to Tim Yap while singing "Toyang," and Tim Yap sang the wrong lyrics.
11:25 PM Ligaya, Sem break and Toyang were the last 3 songs. When Ely said: "Talon!" Everyone jumped and the ground LITERALLY shook.If you remember this is a reclamation area.
11:24 PM: From afar, we could hear "Ligaya," then "Sembreak" then finally (with finger-crossed) "Toyang." Shoot. It is now difficult to go back.
11:20 PM Ek.They just did an encore.Three more songs.
11:15 PM This is Erwin with Alex Villafania, Lawrence Casiraya, Janie Octia, and Rastle Lozano, signing off.;-)
11:10 PM Thousands of fans walk out of the concert grounds, others who were not able to enter stayed outside and watched from afar, clapping and cheering as the band played one song after another.
11:00 PM The confettis are out.Fireworks are on, as Ely sets the stage ablaze. El Bimbo signals the end of the Final Set.
10:50 PM The band explodes into the "Kaleidescope" as a tribute to Francis M who died Friday after long bout with leukemia.
10:45 PM The band has been playing for more than 2 hours now. Ely then leads the crowd into a modified version of "Alapaap."
10:42 PM "Mabuhay si Francis!" Ely declares.
10;37 "Sumigaw tayo para ke Francis!"Then they start playing "Superproxy."
10:35 PM The cameras start focusing on the crowd, the celebrities in the crowd, and a lovely lady who gives her partner a kiss.
10:32 PM:Ely says goodnite but the crowd refuses to go.
10:30 PM "Magdri-drive ako hanggang Baguio.." (Corrections made on lyrics ;-) )
10:20 People are grabbing chairs to sit on.Some choose to sit on the grounds.Ely sings Spolarium.
10;14 The people seem to be in a trance,can't seem to find anyone jumping or dancing to the beat. Or are they just tired.
10:10: Crowd gives Ely and Jazz Nicholas (not Raimund as blogged earlier) a well-deserved applause after their piano-only rendition of Kailan.
10:07 Raimund on piano, as Ely starts singing, "Kailan."
10:04: People outside the concert sing to "Pare Ko."
10:02 Pare Ko is on, audience howls.
9:50 PM The next set is on.Acoustic set is on.
9:17 PM Breaktime! Teka lang tama na 'to. Kami naman ang mag-e-enjoy hahahaha! Salamat Erwin, Lawrence, Alex, Janie and Rastle Joy Lozano!
9:15 PM "Torpedo" is now playing. Ely is back on the mic.
9:07 PM They are now singing "Alkohol."
9:06 PM Marcus finally decides to take off his jacket, giving in to the heat. He reveals a red shirt within. Audience starts bouncing, Raimund continues to sing.
9:04 PM Raimund sings slow-mo. It's a country-sounding song with space guitar provided by Marcus.
9:03 PM The crowd howls everytime Raimund takes the mic.
9:01 PM Marcus continues to modify the lyrics of "Huwag mo nang Itanong" while the crowd sings along, swaying. They change the beat to reggae. "Huwag mo nang Itanong...di ko sasabihin sa yo." The crowd laughs.
8:59 PM Marcus takes the mic, Raimund takes a break.
8:57 PM They take off their jackets except for Marcus. Ely shouts: "TY, ang bait nyo! Kayo muna!" The audience goes wild.
8:56 PM The crowd continues to swell. Some people have brought stools to stand on. Alex lifts up his petite girlfriend who is wearing a skirt to get a better view -- I mean the girlfirend, not Alex.
8:53 PM Ely throws his guitar pick to the crowd. What's next? A tooth pick?
8:52 PM They are now singing "Poor Man's Grave." (Corrected title ;-) )
8:50 PM Ely asks the audience: "Kumusta na kayo?"
8:44 PM "Maskara" is now being sung.
8:43 PM Ely Buendia takes off his black jacket and throws it to the crowd!
8:37 PM Third song is "Maling Akala"
8:36 PM Except for Marasigan, they are all wearing shades.
8:36 PM Eraserheads are now singing their second song, "Walang Nagbago"
8:33 PM Pati pulis nag-vi-video sabi ni Janie Octia!
8:32 PM Despite the ban on cameras, people at the VIP area are shooting away with their digicams and cell phones. Four screens above the stage are showing each of them.
8:30 PM Raimund is wearing a red jacket. The rest are wearing black. We see Director Robert Quilao of Dayo.
8:29 PM All lights are open!!! They are singing "Magasin" -- the first song of the concert. Crowd sings along with them!
8:29 PM The Eraserheads are now onstage! Janie Octia is getting goose bumps!!!
8:27 PM Crowd cheering louder and louder as rehearsal video clips are shown. Countdown starts from Z to A!!! Ay wait, the countdown stops at E!!!
8:25 PM AVP still playing. MTV International Viewers' Choice Award for Asia shows Eraserheads victory. We see Jericho Rosales.
8:20 PM AVP still playing on the big screen with interviews and video clips taken from the '90s. We see Jay Manalo. MOLA at MOA!
8:15 PM Eraserheads AVP and intro to the concert now playing on the big screen.
8:14 PM We see Quark Henares at the VIP section. C'mon let's go, let's go, start na!!!
8:10 PM Concert has yet to start. VIP section is now full, we see Angel Aquino walking around.
7:57 PM Fans are still coming in, lining up.
7:45 PM Droves of fans are going to the concert grounds.
7: 15 PM We just witnessed a dazzling display of fireworks. Is that really meant for the E-heads fans? ;-)
7:11 PM Tip for those looking for parking: The parking areas near the venue are all jammed. While you still can, swing around to the side where SMX is located, there are still lots of parking spaces there, P40 parking fee. However, you need to walk a bit. Work those legs and burn off that fat. Yes, I'm talking to you.
7:07 PM Traffic near the concert grounds is getting crazy. Also, saw some concert goers dropping by cafes to have a quick bite. The concert is scheduled to start at around 8PM. We also saw this poster.
7:04 PM Saw some scalpers selling tickets. Gold A ticket worth P3,000 sold for P1,000 in one minute, according to one of the concert-goers.
7:01 PM: The media briefing is over. There is a designated "media pit" where cameraman and photographers are authorized to shoot. INQUIRER.net reporter Lawrence Casiraya is going to be one of them.
6:54 PM: People are lining up outside of the concert grounds. The VIP section looks empty but the other sections are filling up with fans.
6:09 PM: FILIPINO rock icons the Eraserheads is staging their "Final Set" here at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds.
This is a continuation of last year's reunion concert that was cut short
when frontman Ely Buendia was rushed to the hospital after suffering from fatigue.
Incidentally, Filipino rap king Francis Magalona who died Friday after his long bout with leukemia
, was supposed to play with the band. Magalona has been featured in one of the E-heads' songs "Superproxy." Recently, he and Buendia started collaborating on a new album.
Fans who have started to line up here at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds are anticipating a tribute to Magalona who is considered one of the country's music icons.