|We're a bit cray. With fellow EK performers (Stolen from Kierulf's Instagram lol)|
|Costume department's a bit stuffy but magical.|
|Le costumes of cray proportions.|
It's a nice kind of pressure to be with people who love doing what they do and striving- and struggling- to be better at what they do. You can't afford to be a drama llama (lest there's drama involved in the production) and you have to try and keep up with everyone. At the last day of rehearsals, nearly all of us were wearing sunglasses because we were all just so sabaw.
|Earl and Gidget (yes, they're girls- at this point we're all just trying to stay awake)|
|Choreographers and dancers.|
Anywho, it's not my first time performing onstage. However, it is my first time to be at rehearsals til the break of dawn (apparently, it's a norm in EK production) and to sing songs dozens of times with other singers til we get it right. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about rehearsals- and I've told my friends this so many times- it doesn't feel like work at all.
|Studying our material.|
Sure, you'll probably be exhausted to the bone and then in the morning you're expected to be up and about coz transpo's at the pick-up area already (I practically just rolled out of bed and onto the floor come day of our first show), but in the end it's just... fun.
|Halfway through rehearsals and stage preparations.|
Plus it helps when you've got guys like these in your group. I call them Fangirl Bait because fangirls attack them like nuts after each show. And well, I can't blame them.
|Kierulf and I derping backstage. Kierulf has a lot of posers in FB.|
|This is Rex. He has nice eyebrows. His weakness: milk tea.|
|Joshua a.k.a. resident Superman.|
And these are the fabulous girls, Earl and Gidget (I call her Gadget, it's quite catchy). Earl has been around EK and other theme parks around Asia as a singer-dancer. She can dance like a mofo and has a drive of an Energizer bunny. Backstage, we'd ask her to rub off some of her energy onto us before the show starts. Gadget is the sweet little girl with the big voice. They're all just awesomesauce.
|Earl and Gidget, Stolen from Kierulf's Instagram. Again. :D|
And now some memorable quotes:
"Ang sarap mag-Tagalog."- Gidget, 2013
A quote she randomly quipped while we were fighting sleep and fatigue in the middle of rehearsals.
|Gidget getting her face on before le show.|
"Lapit lang ng Makati. Isang tumbling at split."- Rex, 2013
We were all discussing the possibility of hanging out somewhere except our addresses make it geographically challenging to meet halfway anywhere.
|Getting ready backstage with the others.|
Honestly, I'm just dying for Saturday to come around.