Photos by Lucky Leoparte
The drum beats echo in my heart. I am a few meters away from the stage, and I am reminded of my love for the music scene. I know almost all of the songs by heart, and watching the bands perform onstage has always been an enjoyable experience.
This is the first time in a long time since I’ve been to a music event. I am in a sea of strangers, and I am alone. It’s Valentine’s Day, and the people around me are mostly loved-up couples. The day started with me running around the Metro, and the next hours had me in a state of exhaustion. But I stay the whole night. I stayed until 3 a.m., until my legs hurt from all the standing, and I became somewhat deaf because of how close I am to the speakers.
But I am happy. My heart is full. In all my years studying in UP, I have never been to UP Fair, and this was my first. And boy was I glad that I volunteered to cover this event.