"Ako ngayo'y lumilipad at nasa langit na gusto mo bang sumama?"
This song signaled the opening of the most awaited reunion concert of the legendary alternative rock band, Eraserheads that made history in Pinoy music. They were disbanded March of 2002 that appalled countless fans nationwide and after six long years, they were bound to face each other once again in a one-night public performance at The Fort's open ground. It was like a reunion of long-lost high school and college peers reminiscing the "good all days" and a gathering of A-list musicians and famous celebrities. The open field was jam-packed overtaking the record of Beyonce's concert early this year with approximately 60,000 people in attendance.
-the lead vocalist-
-the lead guitarist-
Utmost euphoria seemed to engulf the entire Global City with the first set of songs but there was such an unspeakable stillness encircling the stage. Ely was noticeably in deep distress though the audience appeared to be pragmatic. The fun, the music were just overwhelming that they seemed to savor every rhythm of the songs. But during the 20-minute break, an announcement had to be told: the joyous celebration had to be cut short. Ely experienced chest pain that triggered a decision to rush him to the hospital.
Despite that untoward incident, there were no "boos", no negative annotations pondered by the crowd rather a complete silence filled the air offering a brief prayer for Ely's immediate recovery.
As the people found their way out of the venue, they were sad and at the same time happy for they were able to witness an enigmatic act of the best band they most adored. They left with extreme emotions... maybe some were in tears but most of them went home "with a smile" in their face.