April’s New Moon Festival was a hit as it also coincided with the Clambake Party and on a Saturday!
This is the 4th New Moon Party turned into a Festival with all the additional activities like Fire Dance Lessons, Tattoo, Piercing, Dread Locks and Bazaar.
As captured by Alistair with the caption "The sun sets as the new moon party's about to start at Coco Beach"
The party started with the waiters serving cocktails and pica pica at the Carabao Garden. Then the Silab Fire Dancers and Bob Apolinar welcomed everyone with another blazing performance at the beach.
Young and talented band of Green Leafy from Barangay Sabang was the first to perform and entertained everyone with some reggae music. Green Leafy Band are Bon, leader and drummer, Jayson as their vocalist, Wesley and Edrich playing the guitar and Les Paul in the bass guitar. They may be young but they know what they sure can play some reggae music.
The band shares that “Green Leafy” was chosen to be their band name because of the green trees surrounding Puerto Galera. They have started playing together since high school.
After the set of Green Leafy the guest helped the cooks and waiters dig out the seafoods baked under the sand which is the main dish for the Clambake dinner.
Iraya Band and Green Leafy
After making sure to seafood is left under the sands, it was time for the Iraya Band to play some more reggae music. Followed by the JJ Leido Dance Troup from Calapan, the capital of Oriental Mindoro. The dance troupe performed some modified traditional dance to fit the beach theme of the party.
Then, it was time for the main act and much awaited Indio I who rocked the party and wowed everyone with their original and cover songs. Most of the guest couldn’t help but sing with them and move their body when they started singing their hit single Diwata.
The main act for April's New Moon Festival - Indio I
Aside from listening to the music, some were getting tattoos with world class Tattoo artist Onat Buenaventura and Chico Sarayba of Needle Juice Tattoo. Bob Apolinar who also showed his fire dancing capabilities was also doing dread locks. Then there was the bazaar put up at the beach early afternoon till past midnight with all sexy dresses, board shorts, bags, sarong, Bikini’s to flaunt your sexy bod, tumblers for a very affordable prices.
Bob Apolinar working on some dreads. The Sliba Fire Dancers
New Moon Party-Goers!
It was indeed another exceptional New Moon Festival for all. Thank you for partying with us and see you in the next New Moon Festival on May 20!