A friend calls it “the cheap seats.” Another calls it “the jologs section.” One calls it “the mosh pit.” I fondly refer to it as “THE UPPERMOST BOX.” It’s that section of seating right above the Upper Box. It’s more popularly known as “General Admission” or “the Bleachers.”
I don’t know how it got to be a tradition in my group of friends, but we’ve always ended up watching concerts in the uppermost section of the Araneta Coliseum. My friends and I have managed to squeeze into our tight schedules enough time to watch Incubus, Tears for Fears and just last night (March 9, 2010)…the Stone Temple Pilots!
While many treated it as a once-in-a-lifetime thing, my barkada and I decided to treat it as one of our rare times that we get to bond and do something else other than drink like the (broke) college kids that we were. This was certainly better than the 4 the boys promo at UPLB’s Mang Pogs back in the 90s.
So how was it to end up on the far section of the “coliseum”?
I say that it’s pretty good, considering we were on the front row of the far end.
Here are a few looks from where I was at (photos taken with a BB Curve):
Note: My other friends still wonder why SinoSiKat? opened the show.
Personally, they’re a great band, but…on second thought, Kat is just so gosh-darn purrrty.
That section by the Gen. Ad. was crazy as people wanted a view of the show.
My group had a blast singing along, especially the 90s songs like “Plush,” “Big Empty” and “Interstate Love Song.” I have to admit that I haven’t picked up on their 2010 release but I am contemplating on picking it up if I see it in the store.
Now if you’re wondering why the photos look terrible, do note that we were — I don’t know — more than a __feet away. Anyway, we were there for the music (and to hang out) …as were the hundreds of people in the cheap seats with us. 😛