I attended the event a year (or was it 2 years ago) and this year’s event seemed noticeably smaller. There were far more cosplayers in the Ozine fest a month or so ago (which had the likes of Animax as one of their sponsors), and the toy and merch section here is rather painfully sparse without any Gunpla whatsoever (not that I was in the market for some). In any case, I found something else in the Metro Comic Con 2011 entirely!
I actually attended thanks to the invitation of the totally BRO, Macro Ho aka Bogart the Explorer from Davao City who also played percussion for the Penguin627 punk band. I hadn’t seen a rock band perform live since I was single and younger so I relished the idea that I could catch a short performance and go home at a reasonable time (not only to catch my daughter awake, but also to join other BROs for the SDF Macross sessions over Skype). Here are some cosplay photos:
Not quite as good and varied as from the Ozine event just last April:
But like I said, I came for the punk band! And let me tell you, I got the best seat in the house, right in front of the stage. I was even able to take a lot of photos and film the entire performance.
Here’s a little information about the band, from Penguin627’s Facebook Group Page:
Like that if its fiery Avian brother, the Phoenix, who consumes itself in flames then gets reborn, this cool and frosty Arctic bird recently had its own fiery death. But, like that of the Phoenix, out of the ashes of this former 4 piece band, a smaller but better than ever, and NOW a POWER PUNK TRIO…PENGUIN627 will once again rock you like a proverbial hurricane!Original Penguin627 drummer and bassist/vocalist Marco Ho and Kat Castro, welcomes the newest and baddest member of the band, Bombee Duerme of Giniling Festifval, whose guitar skills and punk sensibilities will leave you breathless and wanting for more of PENGUIN627.
Alright, here’s their track REVOLUTION (pardon the quality as I filmed it using only my Canon G11 Powershot).
OI OI! When the day comes that we can make full anime shows locally, I’d totally want to collaborate with these punks for the OST. Shame I couldn’t stay for the other two acts that followed, but I’ll take what I can get! I’ll post the other two videos in the comments, so talk to me!