We caught a glimpse of her at 1am and the crowd was already giddy with anticipation. DJ Patrick Rizarri (I’m still not used to the DJ title, Paticoy!) entertained Cebu and heightened everyone’s spirits before international songwriter and vocal artist Moony showed up onstage. Good thing I asked because Moony’s concert aka Black Light Costume Ball required everyone to show up in clothes that reflect the “black light.” Yes – no to blacks.
Please read excerpt of published article at the Freeman last week:
She’s the entire concert. She sang, danced, cooed, swayed, gyrated and transported us back to the days in the 90s when we were playing Dove in repeat mode until our CDs wore out. Like a lamp that emits electromagnetic radiation in soft ultraviolet rays, Moony indulged us with her hits from For Your Love to Lifestories with hits like Flying Away, Acrobats, Point of View and even All I Want from Angelmoon heydays.
Moony, “I love Cebu.”
Again, we would like to thank Dennis Paolo Mendoza, the entire family of Club Radio, Ferdinand Edralin of the Freeman and our friends that night. I was reunited again with my first experience with vocal house in the 90s. Moony’s Flying Away in entirely three different versions were sometimes on repeat mode on our CD players – oh my mama, yes, we had CD players like JCA and Sony before and had to lug those everytime we have a party to go to. And CD players in our car? Those were classic! CD players have to be anti-shock and anti-skip or they would ruin an entire dancing session. I can still vaguely remember how many cases of CD organizers I had to store under the car seats in different labels – RNB, OPM, BALLAD and ELECTRIC. Thanks to Moony, I added HOUSE to that collection and it has been my favorite ever since.
Katy, Ace and the boyfie
Aoi, Eden, Mara and Dale
Yves as Judasss!
The concert was like a small dream that came true. You wouldn’t really have hopes of ever meeting your favorite artists in person much less the people who practically influenced and shaped half of your childhood. Last May, I was lucky.