Thursday, March 15, 2018

Repost: Davaoeños Unhappy at Performance of Ely Buendia in Concert

Image courtesy of www.sunstar.com.ph


IT WAS supposed to be a concert to reminisce their younger years, but Eraserheads fans didn’t know they were in for a blunder as Ely Buendia took the stage with a hoarse voice, saying it was due to stress from another gig the other night.

Davao City Councilor Al-Ryan Alejandre, a fan of the band which had Buendia as its lead vocalist, was disappointed with the turnout of the event. 

In a phone interview Monday, the councilor said that he’s from the generation where Buendia’s fame was at a topnotch. Adding that he already purchased a ticket early on. 

“I already had my tickets, VIP to say the least, in December last year. That’s how eager I was to secure a seat and him (Ely Buendia) just telling that he lost his voice because he had a gig the other night is unfair sa mga nagbayad,” he said. 

As early as November 20, 2017, concert organizer Bace Production posted a video teaser on the March 10, 2018 concert in its Facebook page.

“His manager or himself should have at least organized his projects, he had a long time to prepare for the Davao concert and providing an alibi that he had previous engagements is not acceptable. He should have prepared for this event knowing that a lot of people paid to watch him perform,” Alejandre added.

Alejandre also explained that he’s aware of the artist’s sickness; however, he added that it was a ticketed concert and people were excited to watch him sing “The Greatest Hits Live”. And knowing that he still opted to agree on having concerts, the artist made the assurance that he can still perform well.

Ethics

Karla Singson, a notable event organizer and businesswoman in Davao City shared her thoughts regarding the concert. 

“Personally, when you sell tickets, there's a promise that goes with it,” she begins. 

The concert featuring Buendia as its main act also had Parokya ni Edgar and Hale as performers. The tickets were sold at P1,800 for VIP; P1,000 for Gold, and P500 for General Admission. 

With social media fuming from dissatisfaction, Singson admitted she was already aware of the event as she read complaints from people ranting on the platform.



“To have people buying these tickets mean they are really looking forward to a good show,” she added. “Personally, sa side ng organizers, they owe the public an apology. There’s integrity in selling. Kahit sa Jollibee nga nagagalit tayo pag hindi satisfied sa service.”

Bace Productions 

Angel Selorio-Luy, of Bace Productions, said they were only informed that Buendia was not feeling well on the day of the event.

“We never talked to Ely when he arrived as his manager told us he needs to rest to prepare for the event (the concert),” she said through Facebook Messenger on Monday. 

“Whatever happened to Ely's performance is out of our control. We delivered what we have promised, to bring in the artists and let them perform,” the organizer said. 

But it is not only ticket buyers who are complaining, but the media company they contacted to carry their advertisements for the concert in exchange for some VIP tickets. 

In a comment to a crowdsourced reactions to the concert, Guillermo P. Torres Jr. of the University of Mindanao Broadcasting Network and Mindanao Times wrote, "Sponsor kami. Bigay sila VIP-Compli tickets. Pag punta ng anak ko and his friends, hindi pinapasok sa VIP section kasi Ex-Deal daw tickets nila. W%@#…? Bakit pa bigay sila VIP tickets? Di ba alam ng producer that the ex-deal is a payment of their ads in our FM station and newspaper? Epic fail daw si Ely Buendia".

City’s move

Councilor Alejandre, who also chairs the tourism and beautification committee of the city thinks that the city has to take action. 

“The council shall revisit and strengthen points for the issuance of the City Mayor’s Permit to grant events here,” he said during the same interview. 

“Dabawenyos deserve quality concerts,” the councilor added.

Buendia’s voice

On Saturday March 10, as Buendia climbed the stage to sing, he announced before the crowd that he was not feeling well. “Before we begin, I just want to explain to you, I lost my voice this morning.” 

In his previous concerts, the singer also raised the same excuse but as the fans adore him, he was still well-received. Like the one posted by Facebook user Sheila Mae Pulgar Zaldua with the quote along with their photo, “Ely Buendia Concert. Super paos na kakakanta,” end of quote. The post was published on October 21, 2017 at the University of Northeastern Philippines. 

Twitter user Rowel Riñon II also mirrors the same sentiment saying, “Paos na si Ely Buendia, nagsusulat pa rin ako,” he tweeted on November 9, 2016. 

A contributor to SunStar Davao said he find it arrogant of Buendia when he said, "I should do more of shows like this, yung hindi ako kumakanta."

92 comments:

  1. Really, I have no idea that they are still alive. But Im a former fan though

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    1. Itong mga banda lang naman ang Original ang mga kanta unlike yung mga kumakantang puro galing sa ibang singers at composers. Ang downside lang ng mga Original composers e Novelty mga kanta parang Yoyoy Villame at Willie Revillame at mga Ballad love songs kadalasan. Iilan lang talaga yung mga Rock o catchy melodies.

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    2. 12:20 Sang kweba ka ba nakatira at di mo alam na buhay pa sila, tinawag mo pang former fan ang sarili mo sa lagay na yan

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    3. Laos na kasi

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    4. 10:35, wow, react ka naman masyado. sabi ko nga di ba FORMER FAN, siyempre wala na ako idea about them. After ko napanood ang reunion concert nila sa MOA Arena (i think it was more than 10 or 8 years ago) that's it. I am really a fan because eheads is part of my high school life, those were the times na talagang mainstream ang pinoy rock bands, like rivermaya, after image, true faith etc. mas fan nga ako actually ng rivermaya pero gusto ko rin ang eheads, dahil may mga songs din silang gusto ko. Kung gusto mo isa isahin ko pa ang mga favorites songs nila, in short, music lover ako dati, especially rock music. Siyempre as time passed, hindi ko na maintain ang hilig ko sa kanila, siyempre tumatanda, nag iiba ng taste. frankly speaking ha, hindi ko na kilala ang mga recent rock bands sa ngayon. And fyi, I find ely arrogant, isa rin yun kung bakit ako nawalan ng interest sa e heads. si Raymond Marasigan na lang yata ang naka catch ng attention sa akin, including his sandwich band. Ok na, Peace. - 12:20

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    5. May attitude talaga yang si Buendia. May kayabangan.

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    6. 10:35, im pretty sure 12:20 meant to say that the band is still alive and kicking, meaning they are still active in the industry

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    7. 8:08 so sang kweba nga sya nakatira? ever heard of google?

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    8. haba ng sagot ni 7:00 may pinaglalaban lol

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  2. Laos na nga, paos pa.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHA ON POINT KA BAKS!!

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    2. I’ve “said” it it here before, and I will “say” it again: Ely is a diva.

      #ElyBuenDiva #KnowThat

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  3. Never naman naging maganda ang bosea no Ely. Magaganda Eheads songs but not his voice. Feelingero pa.

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    1. True! Di hamak na mas magaganda boses ng lead vocals ng After Image, Introvoys, Alamid, etc. Yung songs ng Eheads talaga ang nagdadala sa mediocre at best na boses ni Ely noh

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    2. True, puro yabang lang.

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    3. Onga boses ipis kaya si ely hahaha! Maganda lang mga kanta ng eheads kaya sumikat

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    4. Jonathan Buencamino of Introvoys you mean 12:46, sorry hindi maganda ang boses niya. Actually hindi rin siya magaling kumanta. I guess nadadaan lang sa harmony ng music ang voice niya, just sayin.

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    5. Sama mo din sina Bamboo at si Rico B din maganda ang boses 12:46 hahahah kase diba halos kasabayan nila yun?

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    6. Alapaap live version was played kanina sa radio. I was surprised, ganito ba boses ni Ely pag live? His falsetto sucks. Ang weak ng voice niya and wala siya sa tono lol. Agree, if not for the songs, hindi sila sisikat

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    7. Pangit talaga boses nya pag live, pero its true magaling syang song writer. Sabi mga ni chris martin "im in this band and write my own songs coz i cant sing karaoke."

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    8. I think kaya hindi na ito nagpeperform dahil nabasag na ang boses. May mga ibang artists na pag nagkakaedad nawawala na ang boses.

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    9. Wag mo naman i-level ang boses ni jonathan buencamino kay wency cornejo at gary of alamid, malayong-malayo jusko! 😂😂

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  4. Naku si Mr. YABANG. BAGYO sa lakas ng dating nyan. Mag pa ka humble ka minsan tulad chito.

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  5. mayabang kagaya ni Chito at Yael

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    1. Humble si chito. Mabait pa sa fans

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    2. Ilang occasion tumugtog ang Parokya at sina Yael sa school namin, I don’t think mayabang sila. Si Chito kalog parang bata si Yael naman medyo sosyal pero ang talino kausap, Englishero kase kaya siguro na misconstrued na suplado. Saka pinakasulit parokya sa tugtugan kase mabait sila sa crowd. -prod team nung college

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    3. dati magkakasabay yang Eheads at Parokya. Ok naman ang mga boses not superb pero nakakaaliw panoorin. Baka through the years nasira na ang boses talaga ni Ely kaya wala na mga palabas. Parang tahimik na ang career niya

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    4. I live near the venue haha ang ingay. Oks naman daw. Tho sabi ng friend ko hindi daw parang si Ely yung kumakanta parang nagvivideoke lang daw hahahaha

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    5. Pano naging mayabang si chito at yael? Nandamay ka pa eh

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    6. Nakapanood na ako ng mga gigs ng Parokya, hindi mayabang si Chito. Nageextend pa nga sya pag nakikita pa nya na nageenjoy ang audience.

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  6. Pansin ko daming reklamador sa davao

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    1. If nagbayad sila ng maayos then they have all the rights na magreklamo. Concert pinuntahan tapos yung singer paos di makakanta. lol

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    2. Maraming reklamador kahit saan ka pumunta

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    3. Anon 1:06 ano magagawa kung paos. Sempre the guy is aging. Sana di kumuha ng magkasunod na gig.

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    4. Lalo sa manila

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    5. Alam mo kasi yung taong sanay sa maaliwalas, sa organized, sa matiwasay na style of living. Isang kirot lang, iiyak na.

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    6. 5:01 AM ano magagawa kung paos? wala! pero hindi ibig sabihin okay lang yun. Kung biglaan ang concert maiintidihan mo pa na may magkasunod na event sila. Pero ang tagal na nakaplano yung concert niya sa Davao sana man lang nagkaroon ng adjustment sa scheds nila para sana naiwasan yun.

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  7. And then you wonder why Pinoys would prefer to pay huge amount of money for tickets sa international artists.

    May world tour ang international artists pero carry pa rin sa concerts nila unless emergency risks na talaga to postpone the concerts. Sus! Kay Ely, from Manila to Davao lang, he can't exert an effort to perform well.

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    1. Paramore cancelled on short notice din. Sayang ung tickets ng ibang galing probinsya pa-manila.
      Wag gawing issue ng opm ang isolated issue ni ely buendia.

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    2. Agree, went to a Coldplay concert and was worried na baka paos na si Chris Martin because sobrang sunod sunod ang shows nila sa Asian leg ng tour (may ibang countries nag add pa ng day 2). Fortunately, his voice and energy consistent naman sa mga previous concerts I saw on Youtube. Preparation and discipline din siguro talaga sa part ng artists.

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    3. 2:23 humble brag much. ugh.

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    4. 7:16 wala namang masama sa sinabi nya na nanood sya ng cold play. inggit much ka naman! lol

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    5. 7:16 uuy di lang afford ang coldplay humblebrag agad? Kaloka!

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    6. 7:16 there’s nothing wrong sa sinabi ni 2:23. You dont have to react that way. I guess hindi ka pa nakakanood ng concert. Ito ung mga klase ng tao sa school or office na wala naman ginagawa ung isang tao, grabe makapintas or maka-react because of insecurity.

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    7. Si Nely nag cancel nito lang nakaraan tapos si Justin din dati kasi pagod na daw sya sa sunod sunod na world tour nya. Foreign artists din yan ha! Paos nya si Ely diba may sakit narinig naman nila. Pasalamat nga sila nagpakita pa yung tao and he still tried to perform kesa naman biglang hindi na sumipot, yun ang nakaka inis.

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  8. So unprofessional

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  9. Di naman pala kaya na magkakasunod ang gig, sana inayos ang schedule ayon sa kapasidad. Sayang pera ng mga nagbayad para makanood.

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    1. dapat desiplinado ang artists, kasi kaya nga pumunta ang tao at nagbayad dahil ineexpect nila Ely would deliver. Parang binalewala lang kasi nya ang gig na yan kaya hindi pinaghandaan.

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    2. Kahit libre di ko papanoorin ang Buendia na yan. Waste of time lang yan.

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  10. Ganyan ang ginagawa ng ibang mga local artist sa mga manonood nila tapos aaray aray at magrereklamo sila kung bat mas tinatangkilik ng tao ang mga foreign artist ngayon...jusme! Yun na! Paaak!

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    1. Minsan actually fault din yan ng manager. Basta book lang ng book para kumita.

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  11. Kung makareklamo naman parang 1000 pesos lang. Ely is great, just a bad night. He could have taken steroids for his voice though.

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    1. it's not about the money teh.. it's the performance,, ofcouse, kailan tlga nya mag perform kasi in the first place binayaran xa.. mema lng hah!

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    2. 1000 LANG pala sayo yun.

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    3. Parang 1,000 pesos lang? Malaking halaga yan sa buhay ngayon dito sa Pilipinas. At pinaghirapan nila yan pera na yan tapos mapupunta lang sa wala dahil sa pagka unprofessional nung Ely na yan.

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  12. Shows na hindi kumakanta?pano ka ba nakilala?

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  13. Before performing Ely Buendia apologize to the crowd that he doesn’t have a voice because he got sick. Sabi nya instead of canceling the show, sana daw the people will sing with him and he even said na free sila to walk out if ayaw nila. OA ng taga Davao, mana sa mga leaders nila

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    1. Kasalanan nanaman ng gobyerno hahaha

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    2. sick kasi may ibang gig.. hanggaling ng excuse! ok lng mag walk kung pati bayad ibinalik.. utak mo te asan???

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    3. FREE TO WALK OUT? ANO SYA SINUSWERTE? E PANO YUNG BAYAD? SUS, PEOPLE DON'T PAY FOR CONCERTS TO WATCH EVERYONE SING ALONG. YUN NGA ANG AYKO SA MGA OCNCERTS WHEN ARTISTS ASK THE AUDIENCE DUN PA SA MGA PARTS NA MAGANDA. MABUTI PA CINANCEL NA LANG E AT LEAST BALIK BAYAD OR SOMEHOW RESCHED. FEELINGERO E.

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    4. tanggol pa more. bat libre ba yung concert?

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    5. baks naman. Anong "You're free to walk out"? Kahit gusto nila layasan si EB, binayaran nila yung ticket. Hindi naman yan free concert noh.

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    6. Pak 3:51! Gamitin ang utak

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    7. Kung yung audience din lang naman ang papakantahin eh di dapat ibalik ang binayad nila tutal ng audience ang nagperform! Lol!

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    8. Kapal naman ng mukha ng nagsabi na free to walk out. Laos na nga eh

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  14. Di naman sa OA.nagbayad sila e.kahit sabihin nyang they can walk out.maibabalik ba sa mga tao binayad nila? Hindi naman db?

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  15. Ely was never a good singer to begin with. What made eheads great were the songs-the lyrics, arrangement, melody.

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    1. partida yan, not good singer pero ICONIC. Deny it or not, pero ELY BUENDIA is ELY BUENDIA

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    2. 9:03 AM, Ely Buendia wouldn't become who he is now without the support of his bandmates. He may be a brilliant musician but it sure seems like he's an awful human being.

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    3. 9:03 nagkataon lang na siya ang vocalist, pero hindi siya ang sole person kaya nagsuccess ang eheads, its a team work, lahat sila may part kaya naghit ang eheads. Kung magaling pala si ely, e di sana noong time nagsolo siya at nagkaroon ng sariling banda, umasenso siya, pero hindi eh. mas naging success pa nga si raymond marasigan with his band sandwich kesa sa band ni ely.

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  16. ok talaga mag concert si Chito. kaka-concert lang nila sa company namin last Christmas and hindi ko alam sino pa mas hihigit sa kanila since parang d na okay ang Parokya. nag concert na rin si Bamboo sa pinasukan ko dati pero parang d ko masyadong napansin kasi naubusan ako ng pagkain at late ako :(

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  17. Mayabang kasi yang Ely Buendia na yan! Alam mong May show ka bakit hinayaan mong malatin ka or whatever!

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  18. Di na relevant si Ely Buendia. Yes, Eheads will always be Eheads pero Ely is not Eheads. Wala pa sya sa kalingkingan ni Raimund Marasigan magperform ano. And don't even mention Rico Blanco or Chito Miranda. Ely is a weak performer talaga even then.

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  19. Napanood ko sya dati sa isang rock concert, bogsamey si koya Ely. Although masasabi ko classic talaga yung mga kanta ng Eheads. Still a fan of Eheads here. :)

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  20. as an ehead fan you know ely can sit on the stage and just play his guitar, kming fans ang kakanta. tao lang napapaos din para si regine di ba? buti nga tinuloy ang concert. pero sana may follow up concert na lang pang bawi.

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  21. last 2015 xmas party ng company namin late ng one hour si ely. so unprofessional. he played the guitar and audience na lang ang kumanta pero sobra ako nag enjoy. eheads fan kasi :)

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  22. Ely had been performing since he was in college at wala namang mga ganyang nangyari noon, ngayon lang so ibig sabihin seperate incident. Maiintindihan ko ung paratang na unprofessional si ely kung marami ng incident na ganto kaso wala naman. Noong unang reunion ng eheads namatay nanay nya at nakaburol pero nag perform pa din, may nararamdaman na sya sa health nya that time pero di nya sinabi kasi gusto nya ituloy ung concert. So anong unprofessional pinag sasabi nyo dyan, jinajudge nyo lang ung tao based sa isang incident. Mga nakikisakay lang.

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    1. kasi ang mga tao ngayon porque nagbayad feeling privilege agad tipong nagbayad kami husayan mo ganun..kahit na sabihin na matagal na naka plano plinano ba ni ely na magkasakit sa day ng concert? tingin ko di naman at yung tao may sakit kung nag explain na kagagaling lang sa isang gig malamang mapapagod given na di na parehas ang katawan nya noon ang iba dito wagas magreklamo at kung ano ano pa ang sinasabi kaya na kesyo laos, unprofessional the fact na tinuloy nya despite his sickness binigyan sana ng considerasyon nakakalungkot na ganito natin tratuhin ang isang artist na naging bahagi ng kabataan natin.

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    2. @ 2:40 pm, oo mga nakikisakay lang yan... grabe daming reklamo daming nasasabi parang ang galing galing nila talaga.. hiyaw naman ng hiyaw ang mga tanga habang nakanta si ely..

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  23. Videoke concert Pala yan pag si Ely buendia, gusto ko yan! Aakyat ako ng stage sabay acoustic concert with Ely. Not meant to be sarcastic gusto ko talaga gawin yun.

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  24. Actually kapag naman talaga pinakinggan mo ang boses Ni Ely bundia eh hoarse voice talaga sya. Tsaka kapag may ilang vocalist talaga na hindi maganda ang boses Lalo at Rock band at isa si Ely dun. Pero hindi naten maiaalis sa kanya na LEGENDARY na talaga ang loloh mo when it comes to music industry. One of the respected.

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    1. Sorry to burst your bubbles 3:35, but he is never... and never will be a LEGEND. Sikat siya, oo, we can't deny that. But LEGEND?? ang Eraserheads band ang puwede pa maconsider na legend, but not ely buendia. Makuntento na lang siya na kilala pa rin siya ng mga tao because of his unprofessionalism and arrogant attitude. That's it

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  25. Kung alam ko lang na tutugtog lang pala siya at kami na ang kakanta. Binayaran ko nlng sana self ko ng 1k ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  26. Noong rakrakan festival din parang boses tamad si ely. di ko pinanood yung iv of spades dahila yoko igive up yung pwesto ko. Pero okay pa din naman, nag enjoy naman ako kahit papaano.

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  27. Yan tayo eh. Kung kunwari di sya pumunta at sinabing may sakit at di makaka-kanta— may reklamo pa rin di ba? Pero dahil tinuloy pa rin nya, reklamo pa rin inabot. San naman lulugar yung tao?

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  28. never really liked Ely. Ampangit ng boses. Mga songs lng maganda. Rivermaya ako noon.

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  29. At kelan ba naging pwede na i-ischedule ang boses o sakit. Lol!

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  30. Pahinga kana kasi. Mukha ka rin kasi pera, tanggap ng tanggap.

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  31. sus nagreklamo sya sa VIP ticket nya na 1,500 pesos. Ang mura na nyan for VIP.

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    1. It's not about money dear. Imagine 1500 x 100 = 150,000
      plus yung iba pa. Di ka magrereklamo?
      Nagrereklamo nga kayo na kulang ng .25 cents change niyo sa taxi.

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