Live things: the highs and lows of the GoodVybes Festival

Hello. Niko here. Our review of the GoodVybes Festival, which took place last Saturday, would be a little different than we envisaged. We planned an essay of observations for the first major (arguably) music festival of 2016. We had a man on the ground: one of our contributing writers, Dexter Tan, bought tickets, making good on his vow to see Chvrches once and for all. And he was there.

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2016 earthings! Fantasy Festival, part one: the White Noise stage

2016 earthings! Fantasy Festival: the White Noise stage

earthings! Fantasy FestivalBack for a third year, it’s the earthings! Fantasy Festival, with four stages of live performances that’s all just happening in our heads. Like in the past two years, the earthings! team (and some friends) were tasked with picking five acts that they’d love to see live – and, to fit in with the metaphor, have perform on their own festival stage. We kick off with contributing writer Dexter Tan, who goes (almost) all-female for his stage – and throws in a local act for the first time in the festival’s history.

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earthings! Fantasy Festival, part one: the White Noise stage

earthings! Fantasy Festival: the White Noise stage

If we’re disappointed with the acts coming to the Philippines, then why don’t we make our own music festival? It doesn’t have to really happen – it can all be in our heads. And thus, the earthings! Fantasy Festival was born. This week, the whole earthings! team (and friends) were tasked with picking five acts each that they’d put on their own festival stage – the ones they want to see, the ones they want to see again, even the ones they don’t really care much for. To kick things off, the newest member of our team, Dexter Tan, writes about the acts he picked, from all over the music spectrum, including the act that turned him on to indie pop, and an initially accidental up-yours to, well, that music festival.

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