Close Up Forever Summer 2014
Euphoria. That was it. The exact word to explain what I felt in the midst of flashing lights, booming confetti, and exploding fireworks. It was that moment when I felt like nothing wrong could ever happen.
The hyped crowd, the intense edm produced live, and the fist pumping was insane. It was a rave, my first one and I had no idea I’d savor the moment this much.
Close Up Forever Summer had been a huge talk of the town ever since they started their promo of “making our own concert-party”. For months it charted Twitter’s trending topics and had been mentioned in numerous posts online. It’s crazy how my friend talked me into this but I’m thankful that she did.
Upon arriving in Makati, there was already traffic build up by Pasong Tamo and we were barely moving. We decided to walk till the venue since according to the traffic enforcer (we asked for directions) it was a good walk from where our car was. While walking, a number of people in their “hipster like” outfits seemed to be going the same way as we were. Yep, no doubt, they were also going to the concert-party.
The tickets were sold out, we didnt expect the arena to be empty; it was packed! It wasn’t also a surprise to see that 90% of the crowd were as young (and awesome) as we were.
The night was young at 9:00 and we decided to roam a little bit around the venue. There were food tents, photobooths, an inflated castle, and queues for drinks in every damn tent possibly selling beverages. At quarter to 10 we decided to find our place in the crowd. Being in the VIP, we wouldnt miss the chance to find a good spot to see Alesso, Helena, Mars Miranda, and Ace Ramos play. Although Helena would just start by 11:00 pm, we made our way through the crowd the nearest we could. And hoora, we were successful!
Helena was good and for a new edm artist she’s going to be interesting to look out for.
Then here comes Alesso, oh this guy. Oh this darling guy. The genius! I cant believe I was “raving” to his music. It was overwhelming enough to see him live, but to actually have fun and “party” along with it was an understatement of “FUN”.
We left at around 2:00 am, till Alesso’s final set. Being inside that huge crowd was tiring and left us worn out. We were not prepared for something that too intense. The heat was killing us as well, not to mention how dehydrated we were! We needed to make our way out and find anything we could drink. We found a tent solely selling drinks, canned sodas were sold twice the price but people did not give a damn, WE JUST WANTED TO DRINK.
So we lined up, and just when three people were ahead the seller announced that they could only accommodate nine more buyers. We were relieved, we were 6th customer give or take.
We then decided to head off and relieve ourselves from the such high intensity inside a McDonald’s. Oh goodness, I’ve never craved for ice cream and float that much. And once drinking; IT FELT LIKE HEAVEN.
I look forward to more concerts like this (not to mention, how I should physically prepare for it lol).
Good job Close Up! CANT WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR