Last April 18, Me together with Rond and his friend Vinci (part of the Logic Club) went to Floridablanca, Pampanga to attend our first ever Freshmeat. With a great appreciation for music, imagine my excitement when I heard about this event.
Took us about almost 3 hours to arrive at Pampanga. None of us was really familiar with the venue so Waze really helped us a lot. Thank you again Waze.
When me and Rond became parents, our main focus became Olivia’s well being. So it was a really good idea that we went on this trip because we need our alone time as well. By the way, we left our baby girl with my mom. <3
Almost thought that we got lost already during the trip. Then this rustic looking signage welcomed us as we enter the farm at Floridablanca.
When we got there a bunch of people had already set up their tent. Sigh, wanted to position our tent in front of that abandoned container van. But good thing that we found a sweet spot near it. I slightly regretted that we didn’t even have a single photo while we were building our tent. It was actually our first time so we had fun doing that part. Music starts at around 7pm so we decided to explore the place and play board games. Yup, BOARD freaking GAMES.
There’s an area wherein you can sit down and talk among your friends. The organizers also were kind enough to lend some board games. And I’m a big fan of board games ever since I got introduced to Munchkins. So we played this game called Pit – and it is a noisy game but it’s a hell lot of fun to play. Then we played some beer pong (where I suck by the way). For the first time we played Boss Monster where I surprisingly won. Then we had dinner just before the whole music gathering.
This is the line-up:
St. Vincent & The Grenadines (DISCO/HOUSE/DJ SET)
CRWN (HIPHOP/ FUTURE BEATS/DJ SET)
Curtismith (HIP-HOP/ FUTURE RNB/ LIVE SET)
Kidthrones (HIP-HOP/ FUTURE BEATS/ LIVE SET)
Lluwin (LIVE SET)
Ninno (HIP-HOP/ LIVE SET)
Voyager (LIVE SET)
Dante (LIVE SET)
Aries (LIVE SET/DJ SET)
Olympia (FUTURE RNB/LIVE SET)
Adri (INDIEDANCE/NUDISCO/DJ SET)
Arthur Tan (HIP-HOP/ELECTRONIC/TRAP/DJ SET)
The Arsonysts (BIGROOM/TRAP/TRANCE/DJ SET)
Stods (HIPHOP/RNB/DJ SET)
???? (ALL ORIGINAL LIVE SET)
One of my favorites is probably Curtismith’s set. He performed Jus Chillin (if you want to listen to more of his tracks, you can visit his soundcloud). I was actually surprised on how good he is with Hiphop. I swear, you should really listen to his songs. I love the vibe of his tracks maybe because it reminds me of how Hiphop should sound like. Man, this is good music right here. Just fine good music <3 Must contain my fan girling.
Wasn’t able to stay up to finish everyone’s set but we stayed up until midnight and all I can say is that Freshmeat is such an experience. Just imagine listening and watching people perform their music inside an empty pool, music crispy and raw. The venue was also perfect. I realized that if given an opportunity to travel and be away from the city, people should always YES to that especially when music is involved. <3
Ending this post with a track by CRWN – so much talent for this fella <3