Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Do we let Elvis finally die? Elvis is alive and recharged! At the UP Lagoon Dec 9 Friday.
UP MOUNTAINEERS with AVENUE PRODUCTIONS present
ELVIS RECHARGED! a concert to raise awareness about the renewable energy bill.
It intermittently rained that day. Everyone was so busy. Not many volunteers came. Yet there was still fun. This project held every Christmas at the UP Sunken Garden has become an institution for UP and for the mountaineers. It’s kalokohan mixed with kagagohan under the guise of an affordable concert by known and less known rock stars. From the UPM site, Elvis had its first concert in 1993 “1993 The First "Elvis" Concert rocks UP. UPM Hosts MFPI Congress traverse climb on Mt. Banahaw from Dolores to Tayabas. Bridge is destroyed to prevent further trail abuse.”
Romeo ever since produces the Elvis concert to the delight of the UPM. He said in an article at the peyups.com portal on dekada 90’s “Ako na nga lang ang nagtitiyagang mag-organize ng Elvis. Nagbayad pa ako sa generator, di naman nagamit. Dati, may apat kaming kalabaw, ngayon binenta ko na ang dalawa para lang d'yan. Early '90s pa lang, Elvis na 'yan. May t-shirt kasi akong "I've seen Elvis" noon kaya 'yun na. Minsan nagsasawa na 'ko sa pangalang Elvis. Parang gusto ko nang palitan. Joseph Estrada kaya?" maigsi niyang pagmumuni.
This last Elvis was not that good for Romeo. He claimed he lost lots of money because the support did not come and the supporting group suddenly disappeared. He thought at the spur of the moment, “last ko na yata ito.”
Will you guys allow this to happen? Let this event, almost an artifact of Metro Manila climbers end up as history? Hope not. Romeo is holding an art exhibit on 26 Jan at the 4/F of SM Megamall. Should we help him recover?
Chito Razon 26Dec2005