I have something to say real quick. Don’t you ever think in one moment, in one second of your life, don’t any of you ever think that you’re entitled for something. Okay? I want you to make sure that whenever you want to achieve, you work hard for it. Alright? I want you to make sure that anybody in your life that helps you out with something, you make sure you thank them. Alright? You see all these people out here? You can’t see all these people behind me, and you can’t see all the people that were back there, back there, up in the dressing rooms, that behind the sound board, there’s a whole lot of fucking people that make this whole thing happen. Alright? And I, on behalf of our band, just wanna say thank you to all these people. I wanna say thank you to everybody. I wanna say thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (points to the audience) Thank you to everybody that put this thing on. Man, I had a lot of fucking fun. So you go home, and you make sure to thank your mother, your father, your grandmother, your grandfather, whoever is raising you … Thank them for raising you. And allowing you to be here tonight, man. You make sure you thank your friends out here, brothers and sisters for keeping you all safe. And on behalf of our band, I just wanna say thank you for watching us, thank you for supporting us, thank you for being here, man. We’ll see you soon.
—  John O’ Callaghan (@ Bazooka Rocks Festival 2012, Philippines)

Unexpected things almost always turn out to be better than those we expected. Char.

Thing is, I had no idea the Bazooka Rocks Meet and Greet was today. All I know is that I was wandering alone in MOA and suddenly I heard fangirl screams. I was actually a bit pissed, thinking that it was another teleserye mall show thing, but my curiosity got the better of me. And so I walked towards the crowd. And stared, and stared, and–alright, screamed.

It’s like God took pity on me because I’ve been so bitter and jealous of all the kids who have tickets to the Bazooka Rocks Festival and decided to uplift my spirits a bit. I was literally rooted to the spot as I looked at The Maine onstage and all the screaming fans around them. And then Forever The Sickest Kids came onstage. And then Marianas Trench. And–oh my god I feel like I screamed louder than everyone else there–The Pretty Reckless. Huhuhu I actually wanted to throw the barriers around when Taylor looked my way.

I wasn’t even supposed to go to MOA in the first place. I was supposed to join Kaye and the others in TechnoHub, although I was already a bit hesitant to go because I was already running late. When Jay texted me and told me they were going to Trinoma to watch Perks instead, I gave up and decided to go to MOA instead. I figured I could just spend the whole afternoon in Fully Booked or something, since I didn’t have enough cash on me and I wasn’t in the mood for a long trip.

And it turns out my unplanned trip to MOA is one of the best things I’ve ever done. And even if this is probably the most decent photo I got before my phone went deadbatt, and I had to stand on the barriers just to get a peek on the bands, what the hell. I am a happy turtle. A happy, happy, fangirling turtle. 

I can now die in peace huhuhuhu