|Aaand this is the reason why I haven't been online lately (Photo by Ros Mercado)|
So this will be a bit of a long post but bear with me.
After that weird night at Ortigas for a job interview at a call center (which I turned down even if I got in), I was a little anxious for awhile because I also talked about the common dillema of artists in the Philippine setting. It's either sell your soul or starve, or get a so-so job and then live paycheck to paycheck. It's unsettling.
Last week, my friend Zack told me about an upcoming rock musical at Enchanted Kingdom. He's one of the staff there and asked if I wanted to audition. He's been listening to some of my songs at Soundcloud. At first, I was all LOL U SERIOUS DUDE. But I told him I'd just audition for teh lulz. If they'd like me, fine. If not, I'll probably just spend the entire week with Anne Hathaway's rendition of I Dreamed A Dream on replay.
Sunday afternoon, I made my way to EK. I think security was a little confused when they asked for my name and what my business was at the admin office. They were probably expecting a guy (because Joelle is a guy-ish name) because they had to blink at me before they said that I am indeed expected inside. I went in, auditioned after meeting some of Zack's coworkers and boss, and then they told me that I'm in. And I'm just like okaaaay cool.
|Meanwhile, inside my head.|
Thursday afternoon, was officially the first day of rehearsals with everyone. And by everyone, I mean singers, dancers, choreographers and musical director. We officially started from 5pm and ended at 1am. Got home around 3am.
|Photos by the awesome Ros Mercado|
Saturday. Just one show because of the fact that we're gonna implode from the lack of sleep. It went great but there's definitely room for improvement.
Sunday. Finally, we go all out for the crowd.
|Rockin' it with the group|
|Testosterone and talent onstage|
|Earl and Josh electrifying the stage *cue girls screaming- including me*|
|Rex wooing the crowd *cue fangirl screams on a higher decibel*|
|Kierulf and I trying to outshine each other. Mehehehe.|
Photos by Isaac "Zack" Bulatao
It helped that our boys definitely pulled in the female demographic (snicker, snicker). There was so much fangirl noises most of the time if not applauses. By the end of our last show, we tossed them to the screaming fangirls who were going crazy to get pictures taken with them.
It was like throwing bait at a sea of sharks. It was entertaining to watch them.
|Image by EK Entertainment|
So guise, if ever you're around EK on weekends, do watch our show. And don't be shy to approach us after our performance. We love performing and we appreciate feedback.