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Tanduay Rhum Rockfest 2012 invades Davao!

Photo source: Tanduay Rhum Official page on Facebook

(UPDATED 12:22PM, October 19) – Hey guys! It was already long ago when I last published a post in my blog. And for this time, this will be about the event tomorrow, the invasion of Tanduay Rhum Rockfest Year VI in Davao at the Crocodile Park Open Grounds.

Actually, I didn’t have the intention of going there because of the crowd, but because a press pass was given to me, I felt I was more than privileged to attend such celebration, and this will be my first as a college student, a person of legal age and a future media practitioner.

Some of the bands that will perform tomorrow (in the photo above) include Parokya ni Edgar, Urbandub, Wolfgang, Kamikaze, Rico Blanco, Franco, Dong Abay, Up Dharma Down, 6Cyclemind, Wency Cornejo, Chicosci, Gloc-9, Typecast, Never the Strangers, and more.

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Passes and gates; admission of minors

To those asking, gates will open at 5pm for all ticket holders. Tickets are available (I doubt they still are) at all Davao Central Convenience Store and NCCC HB1 outlets in Davao Region. Also, @tanduayrhumph offers 3 Press Passes for bloggers and photography enthusiasts, just tweet them for more information.

UPDATE 1: People below 4 feet, pregnant women and people with disability will not be permitted to enter, for safety and security purposes.

UPDATE 2: Tickets will be sold at the premises of the Davao Crocodile Park.

Minors would be allowed admission inside the open grounds, provided they will sign a waiver that will be provided in the gates.

Tip: bring a valid ID (preferably those with birthdays indicated) for age verification purposes.


You may ride a taxi and tell them to take you to the Crocodile Park Open Grounds. Also, you may take a jeep from Claveria Street (downtown Davao), flag a jeep that has “El Rio (Vista)” route, and ask the driver if he can take you to the venue. Technically, the place is out of line for the jeeps, but the drivers had an agreement with the management (please correct me if I’m wrong) that they can pick up and drop passengers going to their vicinity.

Another option is to take a habal-habal either from El Rio Vista Village (if the jeepney driver does not go to the park, just go down in the corner of Bacaca Road and Pres. C.P. Garcia Highway (Diversion Road)), Buhangin or Ma-a areas.

Do’s and dont’s

  • No to extremely rude behavior.
  • Only Press Pass holders are allowed to bring professional cameras with their accessories. Holders of the VIP and General Admission tickets are only allowed to bring digital still cameras.
  • Do not bring expensive gadgets and accessories. You may end up being a victim of thieves. Remember, Davao City may be a safe place in general, but there are also many visitors from the neighboring areas and also Davao residents who had bad intentions.
  • Deadly weapons and sharp objects are also not allowed. Possession of these may result in the confiscation of the objects or the refusal of admission of the carrier by the guards on duty.
  • Strictly no bringing in of foods and drinks. They are available and sold in the ground premises.
  • You may not also bring large tarpaulins, posters or banners. This may distract the view of those at your back.
  •  Be yourself!

Pieces of advise from me: bring a jacket, as it may rain in the evening (although it hasn’t rained for a few days now). Also, be at the venue earlier to avoid traffic and be in the front row. And lastly, secure your transportation home. Note that a lot of these public utility vehicles are not available in the area at night (in a general day) Maybe you would end up walking from the grounds passing by the highway, encountering large vehicles and putting yourself in danger.

See you tomorrow, and let’s rock and roll! 🙂

(P.S.: I am not paid by Tanduay or any of its sponsors to blog about the event. I just would like to blog about the event, and share some information that I find essential for concert goers.