While music events are a dime a dozen, how awesome is it that OPM artists, music fans, and nature lovers, flocked to the surf capital of the North for One Paradise, a movement aimed towards inspiring the youth to save and protect our environment, once cause at a time?! La Union locals and Metro Manila’s urbanites flocked to San Juan Beach, La Union last April 28, for the highly anticipated benefit gig. Kicking off the festivities was an early morning beach cleanup sesh, spearheaded by Bantay Kalikasan, which was participated in by over a hundred volunteers.
Opening up the benefit concert were acts from One Music, starting with the up and coming band, Fuzzy Fernarndo, who warmed up the audience and brought the crowd to pour in.
Michan continued to enchant the LaborUnion crowd with her smooth vocals and hugot originals, ending her set with a cover of Sugarfree’s 'Prom,' which charged up the crowd even more for the next One Music Artist, Timmy Albert.
This charming 19yo brought ‘kilig’ to the audience with his synth-pop original tunes, working up the stage for the ladies.
Kiana Valenciano, as expected, awed the Labor Union-ers with her svelte vocal stylings as everyone grooved and sang to all her hits like ‘Does She Know’ and ‘Misfits’.
Bringing back the testosterone on stage were the ABS CBN Lifestyle Hotshots: Iñigo Dulay, Mauro Daez, Bryan Benedict and Mustafa Elizali who strut their stuff and surely drew out shrills from the women and other hunk-crazy members of the audience. These naughty and nerdy gents also titillated the crowd with a kissing game that was indescribable by words so just check out the photos.
It was a hunk overload as Carlo Aquino and Matteo Guidicelli brought the house down, making all the girls go gaga. By this time, the crowd was already packed enough for a mosh pit, worthy of the next acts to rock it out. Enter: Kjwan!
The band’s frontman, Marc Abaya, was as stellar as ever with his signature moves, as the band dominated the stage and electrifed the whole crowd who sang along to their well-loved hits, spanning over a decade.
Rounding up the incendiary musical lineup was Six Cycle Mind, who brought the night to even greater heights with more hard rocking tunes.
The awesomeness was not about to end as DJs Marx Monterola and Alwyn Cruz continued to pump up the party vibe with an intoxicating set that leveled up everyone’s exhiliration.
The night was young, certainly wild, and absolutely free. Perhaps, it almost felt like that other Labor Day celebration in that closed down beach. One thing is certain, though: coupling the night's amazing performances with the spirit of environmentalism has definitely set One Paradise from the rest, making it one for the books.
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Photography by Vyn Radovan and Rafael Reynante of One Music
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