A few months back, I remember saying, “Alam niyo, dream ko talaga yung get-together ng ALDUB Nation. Parang music fest kasi marami tayong magagaling na musicians sa fandom, tapos meet and greet ng Wattpad authors, then yung artists, display nila yung works nila.”
I was that specific. Pero pangarap lang po yun – pangarap na hindi ko inakalang magkakatotoo kasi, in Maine’s words, sino ba naman ako?
Pero ganun pala yun, when you whisper a dream that’s meant to be, the universe conspires to make it happen.
And the universe did. It happened.
Because October 16, 2016 was the realization of a dream – not just MY dream, but that of the whole ALDUB Nation.
Here are the highlights of the ADN Fest 2016. Credits to @SS_MaiChard for the video.
The event was spearheaded by 10 people; you know us as the ADN Fest OrgComm. But did you know that behind us was an army of more than 100 workers and a whole nation as support?
For the next few days, you will read stories about how the ADN Fest came to be, straight from the people who were at the front lines. But for now, we are saying THANK YOU.
Since day 1, sobrang dami ng taong tumulong. Our inboxes were flooded with messages offering help.
“Ate, may contact na ba kayo sa ganitong sponsor? Eto po, o. Baka makatulong.”
“Ate, baka kailangan niyo ng tao para sa ganito, andito lang po ako.”
“Saan po pwede magpadala ng donation?”
“Gusto ko po sana magbigay ng food para sa committees…”
“I have an SUV na pwedeng gamitin pang-hakot.”
“I can lend you a truck. Ako na bahala sa payment.”
“Magkano pa kulang para sa LS? We’ll deposit.”
These are but a few of the messages that we receive day in and day out.
ALDUB Nation, SOBRANG AMAZING NIYO.
Maraming, maraming salamat po sa mga sumusunod:
- Members of the working committees – Finance, Registration, Logistics, Program, Food
- Authors, artists, and performers
- Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper
- Stephen Tan, Kulas Basilonia, UP Guitar Guild
- Team Abroad, Team Province, Team Di Makakapunta who sent pledges
- Our sponsors – Coca Cola, Hapee Toothpaste, Magnolia, McDonald’s, Neozep, Bear Brand Adult Plus, Oishi, Platinum Karaoke, Maynilad, Uber, Puregold, and PLDT Home DSL.
- Eat Bulaga, APT Entertainment, All Access to Artists, Inc., and GMA
- Ms. Annette Gozon, Mr. Leysam Sanciangco, Mama Ten, Direk Mike Tuviera, Mr. Rams David, Mr. Michael Uycoco, Direk Pat, Ms. Therese Diaz, Dean Mendoza, Tristan Cheng, and Jecker Juarez
- Mr. Rodney and Mrs. Barbie Barriga
- Our Guardian Angel (na ayaw kami magka-ulcer)
- Our suppliers
- Eventsec Pro – Jay Unarce, Eric Aguilar, and Michael Pesayco
- Mi3 Event Services
- Cybersound – Robert “Bobby” Masil
- MS Godspeed – Elvis Lorenzo
- SMX – Stevan Hugh and Hanna Elaine Sanos
- Event Rentals
- Jacob Joints
Thank you to everyone who braved the rain and wind at pumunta pa rin kahit may bagyo. Thank you sa mga nagpuyat kasama namin simula 1 AM ng October 16. Thank you sa mga nagdasal para sa success ng event, para sa mga nag-alay ng itlog for good weather.
Hindi po namin kayang isa-isahin ang lahat ng tumulong para mabuo ang event na ito. We don’t want to miss anybody out. Pero alam niyo po kung sino kayo, at kung ano ang papel na ginampanan niyo sa fest, and for that, we will forever be grateful.
Most of all, to Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, thank you for coming – and for actually staying. It was more than what we ever hoped for.
Sa inyong lahat, from the bottom of our very happy MaiChard hearts, MARAMING, MARAMING, MARAMING SALAMAT PO.