One of the highlights of my October 2013 was meeting Mark McGrath and the rest of Sugar Ray band and playing a role in the staging of the SugarSmashGin concert in Manila. Anybody who knows me can attest that I am one very big Mark McGrath fan and that I have a big crush on him. So meeting him in person, having the chance to hang out with him, having the chance to talk to him and discuss so many things and getting lots of hugs and kisses in the process is like my heaven on earth! 🙂
Since I know that my kuwentos related to Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms will require several blog posts, for now, let me start by sharing some of the photos I took when Mark went to ABS CBN to promote the concert at ASAP, a Sunday variety show. I went along. Needless to say, he was the perfect gentleman and was a joy to be with.
Here are the members of Sugar Ray’s management and band. While we were waiting for Mark to come down from his hotel room, the guys arrived, fresh from strolling around a nearby mall.
On our way to his dressing room:
While waiting for his cue:
These ASAP mainstays sang “Someday,” a Sugar Ray hit:
Mark having a blast while listening to the guys. That’s Iya Villania and Nikki Gil with him:
Mark McGrath promoting the concert:
You can view the rest of the photos over at the Mindanaoan.com Facebook Page. I also have some extra special shots over at the Mindanaoan Instagram account including one of me and Mark inside the van 🙂 These photos will also appear on the Mindanaoan Pinterest page.
Thanks again to Mark McGrath for being super awesome! Thank you Drakeworld Entertainment for the trust and opportunity 🙂
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