It's been quite a few months since Jack Daniel's JD Set Philippines narrowed down the Chosen 7 bands down to the Top 3. From what I read on Facebook, it looks like the final 3 bands are gonna kick start the JD Set tour again by celebrating Jack Daniel's birthday month at Craft, Fort Strip, this coming Friday.
I'm glad that the top 3 bands have made it this far, particularly my friends from Paramita (Since we couldn't vote for our own bands, which band did you think I was sacking my votes into? Paramita!). But something saddens me that my band is no longer part of the experience. This post is about reminiscing the last Jack Daniel's JD Set event that Jack Versus the Crab participated in. This is was the JD Set 7 Finale event at Music Museum last June 1, 2012.
Music Museum is a more a theater-like venue than a bar or concert venue. We got there very early to sound check. With such a size-able venue with acoustics more like an outdoor setup, sound checking was definitely important. I liked the fact that Jack Daniel's essentially had two band setups on stage. So that one band can start setting up quickly while the previous band is still busy packing up. This made the flow of the night go smoothly, barring scheduling delays. Our band leader Waxie wanted to, once again, highlight the number of horn players we have. So we had the horny section all positioned front and center. JR and Rodney, our lead guitarist and bassist, were posted on each side of the horn section. While the rest of us were perched up on riser section near the drum set. Admittedly, I had the most isolated spot on stage. And given that I'm sitting down while playing, all the more hidden I was from people noticing me. But I was glad enough to just be part of the experience. I had a pretty good vantage point. I could see all everyone in the band from where I was sitting.