February 16th was the night of LitOrgy’s annual event, hosted by The Davao Writer’s Guild, involving poetry reading, performance art, monologues, and this year… a band performance (by us!).
Wrap documenting the goings-on
Chuck Fournier playing his electronica setlist
Spoken word accompanied by music
Spoken word accompanied by dance
I read one of my memoirs before my band came onstage
John Bengan reads a story called Bad Heart
My band performs 3 of our originals from both 1st and 2nd EP
Mandy takes video
An appreciative, intent crowd composed of writers
After the event, goofing off with Marky
Bagane showing a rare smile
Film crew and us
My outfit was… stellar.
The organizers Karla, Allen, Julian and Chi.
LitOrgy’s Love, Loss and Libido was definitely a different sort of event, a little more subtlety, a little more reading between the lines than a regular gig. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Props to the organizers for pulling it off successfully. I’m looking forward to next year’s!
So the 2nd Hiphouse event was more low-key than the first one, since it was partly to celebrate our NFF Tine’s birthday and we wanted to relax from the first one. But it was by no means less colorful or loud, lol! In fact, the loudest thing about it was the color scheme - since everyone was asked to go in 80’s attire. Tin was celebrating her 25th birthday and was flying straight in from Manila to the party!
This was taken while I was getting dressed, for lookbook. I decided it was too tame so I went back and changed my hair and makeup, and added a ton of jewelry haha
I chose to wear my loud polka print shirt again, with red plastic hoop earrings (that’s about as 80’s as it gets, lol!)
Also necessary was bright lime eyeshadow, hot red lipstick and outrageous eyelashes. And 80’s bangs and lots of hair clips :P
Turquoise necklace (which I wear no matter what outfit I’m wearing, lol)
Tacky rhinestone studded purple gem ring
Red animal print creepers, knee-length football socks from high school, red and turquoise wooden bangles, messily painted bright red nails
On to the party pics! (PICTURE HEAVY!) Taken with my IXUS 130:
Can you guess what Hayao Miyazaki film we’re watching?
Jaimee & Cat, lovely ladies I had a long chat with! <3
Maki with his superfly short shorts lol. Colorful glasses and drinks. And we drank mostly soda, so there.
Our kids are going to be so confused when we tell them this photo was taken in 2012.
Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
I can hear the anti-hipster tumblr going: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTMAS TREE STOP THAT” lol
Me with the other half of the masterminds of HipHouse, Cheekie @humminginmyhead. Love this woman forever.
Super awesome shot by @studiobugsy
“All the little loonies, with their sharpies…” ~Guilty by Association, Madonna for Vic Chestnutt
Can you see how awesome mandy’s gray hair is? It looks purple in some photos but it’s gray, I tell you!
Brian looking spiffeh in his 80’s denim outfit
Karla in eye-burning fuschia
Migs in a Tom Cruise outfit, doing a Jack Nicholson smile. I’d say he’s got the 80’s covered
Bagsy, who played These Dreams on a keyboard. LOVE IT!
She & Him
Ramir, Rude Dolf and Kenth
Mawe, who has my lens cap!
green hair, red shoes
Can I just have Sheff’s hair? Why must it be so long and LUXURIOUS
PHOTOS FROM DSLR (BUBBLES!!!!)
Cheekie behind her arsenal of 80’s songs
Mandy, looking very dramatic with her balloon lol
No idea what Pjoe’s drawing on Bagane, but it looks ticklish!
Blurry picture FAIL courtesy of Yubs
Tine: pop ALL THE THINGS!
Rubbing bubble mixture out of my eye, lol.
Hair twin Mandy. Love her forever
Gleb, Mandy and Maki and the real “star” of the party
Chaos + Bubbles
Sheff AGAIN WITH THE HAIR THAT IS MAKING ME WANT TO CRY
The lovely Kitz
Watching Ben Howard, for some reason. Lol, who put him on? Not that I don’t love him, hey.
Mandy looking extra colorful with a yellow chip, lavender bangs, and turquoise nails
I think it’s safe to say that Tine had an awesome first night in Davao, right? Haha! Love you Tine! Happy Birthday!
<3 <3 <3