Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Live Aids: HaLOLan 2016

Just to get it out of the way, the opening number was painful to watch. But after that, the show just got better and better. I don't think I've ever enjoyed that much during a performance.

This was the Live Aids performance staged by UP Samaskom at the University of the Philippines.

I've heard about Live Aids before, though I never knew what it was about until then. I even thought that it was some fundraiser for those with Aids... or some blood-letting activity. *toink*

I watched the April 24 show of Live Aids. Ticket was Php 500.

Live Aids is a variety show--ASAP, Bubble Gang, and Bodabil (luma ng reference) in one.

This year's theme was very timely: #HaLOLan2016. They spoofed the elections and some of the political candidates running for office.

Here are some of my favorites.

Pilipinas Di Bati sa Kalye!
After the show, I went home and watched the real Presidential debates on TV. Haha!
(Photo from instagram.com/whataboutearvin)

Face-off: Alma Moranas vs Kaladaren Aguila
Ang galing nila!
(Photo from instagram.com/whataboutearvin)

Shot! Meriam College Defensor Santiago
She's made me laugh the most.
(Photo from instagram.com/whataboutearvin)

My sentimental favorite from the show: "Simpleni Robredo"



The show was unexpectedly well-produced, well-written, and genuinely funny. Some of my friends from the advertising industry who watched with me were even considering recruiting the writers of the show to work with them.

Too bad there were only four shows this year (if I'm not mistaken).

For those who missed it, too bad! 'Til next year, I guess.

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