This was the calm before the storm. It had been raining all evening. However, as soon as Pupil took the stage and Ely Buendia acknowledged our presence, it stopped. They started our mini concert with the song Disconnection Notice. I requested the song 20/20 and the Eraserheads’ song Spoliarium. They performed two more songs out of surprise: Alapaap and the Teeth’s Prinsesa (because bassist Dok Sergio is from the Teeth). It felt like a double encore. Pupil leveled up my humble birthday party. That’s why if I don’t get U2 next year then I can never top this year. This is one for the books.
By the way, the inevitable “I love you, Ely!” screams lasted through the night even when the JMDV gang was performing long after Pupil left.