Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Eraserheads Reunion Concert and Third Eye Blind for San MIguel Beer Oktoberfest

Third Eye Blind is coming to the Philippines for a special concert during the San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest kick off on September 5. The event will be held in San Miguel Ave. Tickets will be sold (will check where it is available). But i'm sure tickets are just priced around 300 pesos or so - unlike the other foreign concerts where tickets are sold at 1,000 pesos and up.

Aside from Third Eye Blind, San Miguel Beer will also try to beat the Guinness World Record for the longest beer bar. So let's all participate to be able to create a world record.

People might get confused on why Oktoberfest is starting on September (as opposed to previous years when it was held on October), If i'm not mistaken, the reason for this is that since Filipinos celebrate Christmas early (as early as September), San MIguel Beer wants to get in on the celebrations. Hmm... so then shouldn't it be called Berfest? or Beerfest? hehe... Something to consider.

Moving on to my next topic.... Regarding the Eraserheads concert, since I heard about it last July I have been in talks with the organizers if our brand can come in as sponsor. However, just last Friday I received a call that the concert might not be pushing through because the sole sponsor was not able to get the necessary permits for the concert. So if we were still interested (which we were) we could come in and take over. However, as much as I would like to participate, our budget would just not allow it (hint: total talent fees for the band exceeds most of the talent fees for foreign acts).

On Monday I heard a new sponsor has taken over which was good however tickets will now be sold. Who is the sponsor? They haven't yet announced but tickets are being sold in ticketworld at 800+ for general admission and 1,300+ for a ticket a little closer to the VIP section. There are several rumors as to who the sponsors are - first is Sony BMG. It's just been confirmed that sponsors will be MTV Philippines. well, at least the concert is still on. Too bad I might not be able to watch...

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