Saturday, April 21. After the show in Handuraw, I joined Ian Zafra (Shiela & The Insects) and his friends for a night-cap at the parking lot of Cebu Grand Hotel chugging Boracay Rhum until the sun decided to show up and we scurried away for cover.
I joined my band mates for breakfast, checked out and waited for Mary Ty to join us. She's our producer for the San Carlos City leg and manages the bar along with her husband Guido. Mary is a Cebuano designer and one of the finalist in the 2012 MEGA Young Designers Competition.
Lilystars Records, Manila's finest indie pop label, in partnership with Panay News, the largest newspaper in Western Visayas, produced a five-city pop tour down south for our band. This is a first for The Camerawalls to embark in a proper tour so we can reach more listeners and meet music aficionados.
Dubbed “Pamagdoy” (a word that means “wandering” or “peregrination” in both Cebuano and Ilongo), the tour is an opportunity to familiarize the Visayan market with The Camerawalls’ indie releases. On the side is the desire for a little travel and cultural experience – the food, practices, scenic spots, and the people – with each city transfer, and for the band to create a tour diary of the experience.