June 13, 2024

    Hyped-up crowd cheers as indie band Ben&Ben enters the stage (R. Dimaculangan)

Unfazed by scattered rain showers, the Echoes 6 concert exhilarated the 55th Foundation Week Celebration of De La Salle Lipa with Sponge Cola, Ben&Ben, Autotelic, DJ Nix, and Sileph at the Oval, Valentines Day.

Nine front acts featuring local bands namely Skye, Up at Dawn, Euphoria, Splendid Tritus, Option, 3Via, Supercali, and Sunday Jam, and singer Carmela Ariola, spiced up the stage before the highlights of the event.

Indie band Sileph started the concert highlight with their own renditions of Adam Levine’s Lost Stars and Lany’s ILYSB.

Sileph performing their version of Lost Stars. (D. Pagcaliwangan)

Next to them with one of their hits, Branches, indie band Ben&Ben serenaded the crowd with their heartfelt songs, engaging the audience to sing with them, especially during their famous hit Kathang Isip.

Miguel and Paolo Guio of Ben&Ben serenades the crowd with one of their hit songs, Leaves. (L. Reyes)

They were then followed by the electronic rave music mix of DJ Nix, to which Lasallians were hyped up to party.

With their indie-alternative rock songs, Autotelic took the stage and led the crowd to sing along with their album tracks, Gising, Mapa and two of their widely known songs, Languyin and Laro.

Autotelic’s lead vocalist Josh Villena during their live perfomance of Gising (D. Manguiat)

Performing last was the rock band Sponge Cola, who started off their jam with Bahaghari.

Lead vocalist, Yael Yuzon then brought the concert to another level when he rapped an on-the-spot song for the audience, and sang their next four songs standing on the barricade that separates the audience from the stage.

Lead vocalist Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola performs on the barricade to engage more with the crowd towards the back. (D. Pagcaliwangan)

Despite Yuzon falling-off to the audience thrice, the crowd remained hyped, as the band videographed the audience during the song ‘Coda.’

Echoes, which is now on its sixth year, is an annual event hosted by the Council of Student Organizations (CSO) during the foundation week.

According to CSO Chairperson Kathlyn Lumbres, not all tickets were sold out this year. However, they are still grateful on how the concert turned out.

“Echoes 6 sold over three thousand tickets. It was not a sold out concert. However, we’re very grateful for the reaction of those who attended, stayed and had fun. As they always say, ‘quality over quantity’, and that was our take away from Echoes 6,” she said.

(More photos will be uploaded on Lavoxa’s Facebook page.)

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