PHOTO BY RAINIEL FIGUEROA/ THE FLAME
FACES OF DAPITAN – “Paskuhan”
What’s your backstage ritual before performing?
“Siguro, ano, I drink lukewarm water, mahilig ako sa tubig pero syempre as a singer hindi ako pwedeng uminom ng cold water. And also, I try to get myself into [the] mood, na parang galit ako ganon, para ano stage presence.”
How do you feel right now, performing for Paskuhan, the first one since 2019?
“We’re excited, kasi first time namin to but also first time nang ganto kalaki na crowd and also special siya since tutugtog ako in front of my fellow Thomasians, were excited.”
Do you have a message for your fans?
“Tignan niyo yung ginawa kong lyric guide, [it’s] like a chant guide, […] para makasabay sila sa live performance.”
– Sean Archer, Tunog Tomasino 2022: Battle of the Bands winner
INTERVIEW BY LILA MORTEL