This post is a bit late. I do apologize for it. I have been very busy with the updates for Autumn Sky and my other tasks. But I think I can make it up to you guys!
For this update of Love for 10969, I’ll be sharing to you guys some of the stories from the Philippines regarding their mini-celebration for Toru’s 27th Birthday! ONE OK ROCK’s dearest leader and lead guitarist turned 27 last weekend and for these fans whom I spoke to, its a good way to celebrate because without Toru, ONE OK ROCK would never come into form and without him, who is going to give more love in the music we love!
I managed to interview the hosts for both the Manila and Davao celebrations so here are the photos and some of the statements from both hosts!!!
From Cathode Cera Vivace, founder of Philippines ONE OK ROCKers fan group (translated in English)
We started by introducing one another then we watched ONE OK ROCK lives. After viewing, we ate then games. We also exchanged gifts and cut Toru’s cake! We just had so much fun and we also shared our ONE OK ROCK collections.
Photos by Michelle!
From Kimberly Gill, admin of Davao’s Philippines ONE OK ROCKers fan group (some parts are translated to English)
The day was the very first BIG fan meeting of Davao ONE OK ROCK fans ever. Me and Kirst really planned for that event to happen. I was the one who searched for the place of the event and also planned the activities (made announcements, the strawberry cake, and surprise activity etc.) since its for Toru! While Kirst was the one who had the idea for the games and prizes. Tenshi Sally, who happens to be an admin of Amuse PH and Takeru Satoh PH, did help us with the event also.
There were 16 of us who participated on the event. Some were not able to make it because of work and school and other stuff. But me and Kirst were really overwhelmed with the result. We were happy to meet some fans like us in person and was able to share to one another how OOR inspired us and made us the better versions of ourselves. All we talked about the whole evening was our excitement for the upcoming 35XXXV Asia Live Tour. We can’t wait for it XD
And lastly, those participants were able to write birthday wishes to Toru with the handmade birthday card I made. I was shy at first, but they were like amazed because of the effort I placed for the event. I was uncertain if I would laugh or so that time
Cebu also had their celebration for dear leader and here is a photo from one of the attendees!
It was time for celebration because without Toru-sama, ONE OK ROCK would not be existing today! Of course, it would be cool to greet him and the rest of the band personally and Asia has their chance on January. These fans will be meeting the band on January 19, 2016.
Of course, if you want to join them scream for Toru and the rest of ONE OK ROCK, tickets to ONE OK ROCK “The 2016 35xxxv Asia Tour” Live in Manila is still available at all SM Tickets branches nationwide. You can also check out SM Tickets Online or you can also call SM Tickets at 420-2222. Just a couple more tickets still available so purchase now before its too lateeeeee!
This super cool event is brought to us by PULP Live World, 28 Black and Amuse Asia Inc. Event partners also include Monster Radio RX 93.1, MYX, The Philippine Star, Astroplus, Odyssey Music Video, Pulp Magazine, G/ST and SM Mall of Asia Arena.
For more details for this event, visit either http://pulpliveworld.com/shows/2016/one-ok-rock
For show updates, follow @PULPLiveWorld on Twitter or through its Facebook page. Of course, you can also follow this blog and its’ official Twitter feed @oneistoinfinity for updates!
Cheers to more birthdays Toru-sama!