If it’s meant to be, then it is really meant to be.
Just like what the old adage says and true to that, one of our dreams came true when we stepped into the grounds of Global Gateway Logistics City for the 7107 International Music Festival to witness and photographed one of 90‘s greatest alternative/funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lady luck must have been on our side ‘coz days before this big musical event in Clark‘s history, we would constantly hear songs of Red Hot Chili Peppers played on somebody else’s music box, little did we know that we would be seeing them live on stage.
See RHCP‘s UNDER THE BRIDGE 7107 IMF video here.
Though we haven’t got the chance to interview the people who organized 7107 International Music Festival regarding controversial issues that hounded across the internet, this particular success of them bringing international acts is one of the vindications they earned during the 2-day music fest.
We really had no plan of going to 7107 because a.) It’s too expensive for us, and b.) The transportation. A and B were later provided for us by Fleishman-Hillard Manila, the PR agency that helped in bringing this concert to life.
“Eat your heart out!” This, at least, would probably what the 7107 organizers could say to their detractors as they successfully mounted and staged the 2-day musical event, controversial yet the most expensive in Philippine history. The cost of this whole production was ‘reportedly‘ to have reached almost Php 500 million.
With only 1 major sponsor, Smart Telecommunications, 7107 delivered the package that the crowd wanted. From international acts like Kaskade; Kendrick Lamar; Empire of the Sun; and mixed local and foreign acts, concert-goers were never short changed.
Security and medical units were on alert mode and aside from the reported few who got caught smoking weeds and a couple of ladies who fainted just right before Red Hot Chili Peppers set, it was peaceful and no major mishaps happened during the show.
The organizers gambled a lot on this and they were hit by negativity prior to the main event but we think if they staged another 7107 next year, it would duplicate if not triplicate the success of the first biggest 2-day music festival in the Philippines.
More photos here.
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