Taking the Soul Train to Groovy Manila
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June 14th, 2008 – by: Isabetlog
If you've ever been on any of his tours, you know that Carlos never does anything ordinarily. And this was no exception.
A one time-only tour called X Marks the Spot, invitees were instructed to meet at the Starbucks by the Petron Station along the corner of Pasay Road and EDSA at 6pm.
Most people arrived in regular, everyday clothing, but those who did dress for the occassion, did so with pizzazz. And I mean like, whoa. Totally bodacious, dude. When everybody finally showed up - there were maybe 30 or 40 of us in all, Carlos led the Love Parade to the groovy train - the groovy train being none other than the MRT. So we crossed EDSA and toward the station on Ayala together with the assistant he hired to carry his portable cd player so we'd have music playing in the background all the way to the end! What a cool touch that was, but of course, the group drew all sorts of looks from every direction!
But not that that mattered to anyone.
The train pulled up and we all got in, warding off people to get inside another car. They looked in bewilderment but probably figured that this was for the insane and borderline passengers, and moved on. The party continued on the train. The music was soft, but the couple still continued their dancing and were joined in by some others.
We arrived at our designated stop at Farmers Market in Cubao. Carlos once again gathered all of us and led us on foot towards our final destination - the Mogwai bar at Cubao X. It was about a 15 minute walk, and unlike all his other tours, there were no long spiels here. This has got to be the mutest I've seen him! In the absence of his monologues, however, Carlos provided other sorts of entertainment along the way. As we crossed the street from the mall, a guy in an orange suit on a bike greeted us and rode with us for a few meters.
What would've been a mundane stroll turned out to be such a unique experience and before we even knew it, we were already at Mogwai, where more food and beer awaited us! We munched and gulped all night, and all without having to spend a single peso! The groove was certainly in the heart. The party ended early but it sure was one of the coolest events I'd ever been to - and I've been to a LOT.
Now, I wonder if that guy Aaron will ever want to book a function room again!
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