I will let you in on a secret: Rivermaya band, despite the multi-platinum record selling success, thousands of successful concerts here and abroad and millions of fans, is actually composed of very friendly, down-to-earth, kulit guys. (so kulit you have to be on your toes whenever they have sheepish looks on their faces :D) When you’re around them, they make you feel welcome. And when they’re around you, they’re just themselves – no rockstar attitude at all.
This is why, apart from being a fan of their songs, I love hanging out with them. Offstage, the Rivermaya guys – Mark Escueta, Mike Elgar, Norby David and Ryan Peralta – are just regular, funny and cool guys.
Let me prove that by sharing some of my photos with Rivermaya in Cebu 🙂 Spent two days with some of my favorite guys. Enjoy!
Yes, they still used the piano even though there was a sign not to 😛 The hotel management made an exception 🙂
Waiting for call time. Hanging out at the hotel.
Showtime! Venue was at The Terraces, Ayala Cebu.
The guys and I received Titay’s Rosquillos and Titay’s Otap goodies from Liloan Mayor Duke Frasco! Thank you very much 🙂
Here’s Ryan with his Rivermaya loves Cebu shirt given by Islands Souvenirs! (Get your own customized I Heart shirts at all Islands stores nationwide 🙂 )
The next day’s gig was for San Miguel Oktoberfest along Mango Avenue
Hello Rivermaya! (L-R: Ryan, Norby, Mike, Mark)
If you plan to hang out with these guys, by the way, here’s an important reminder: Never leave your camera. You’ll never know whose faces are going to show up 😛
Showtime! Yes, I was the one with the loudest fan girl shrieks haha!
Mike charming the crowd:
Guitar pick from Mark Escueta <3
I miss the boys already! Always the best time with them! Check out my other adventures with Rivermaya
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Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, content creator, seasoned social media strategist and publicist with undeniably successful track record. 2012 International Visitor Leadership Program (for global leaders) alumnus and O visa grantee (for people with extraordinary skills and who have risen to the top of their field). Avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. Regular resource person for social media, blogging and content creation. Available for work and travel – [email protected]