I am a sucker for anything that involves dance that’s why ever since they started showing America’s Best Dance Crew, I’ve been an avid viewer; and being in a “far-flung” province has not stopped me. The’ve always aired shows way beyond schedule and thank god MTV was there to satisfy my ABDC obsession.
2008, on the second season of ABDC, I missed the pilot episode, auditions etc so I fast tracked to their second episode where I saw SoReal Cru’s piece. I was blown away by their intro on Love in this club by Usher and I was amazed on how these 2 girls, @ailynisidro @jackielautchang moved like the guys yet maintained their girly-girl image. And there, where I first noticed @BrianPuspos. :)
And that started it all… After this, I never took my eyes off them. I think I became their stalker. hahahaha. So this obsession went on and on.. Not just for the whole season nor a couple of months but YEARS! It took years believe! If only I was in the US, I would have been there every show, workshop etc that they were in; or have all of their merchandise BUT.. I’m here in the small yet beautiful city so I SWORE to myself that in one way or another, I WILL MEET THESE PEOPLE.
I downloaded all their videos from their channel, and automatically, Brian became my favorite. He became my #1 Crush of all time. I remember when we were still reviewing for the boards, @bria121610 and I had Brian’s picture printed and wrote special dedications at the back like “Good luck!” or “Review well” or “Top the board” just to keep us motivated. And when we’re already sleepy from too much reading, we just watch his videos and we’re energized again! Ang sexy lang niya. Pak!
2008. 2009. 2010.2011. All these years that I’ve been his biggest fan, I never thought that one day, just one day, I would get to meet him.
2011, I heard this news on twitter that he’ll be having a workshop here in the Philippines. OMFG! I cannot miss this. I KENAT! lol. So as early as 4 months before the workshop, I already inquired. I was overly excited! And the bonus? When I posted it as my status that he was coming, he liked it! Waaaaaaaaaah! He actually liked it! Describe Happy and excited? ME! Ako naaaa!
MAYGAWD. I literally died when he liked my status, how much more when Ifinally see him? Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
So, a month before November, their workshop, I already asked for my leave. Good thing Sister approved it. So the stars are finally aligned. I am going to meet him! BUT WAIT. No one in my fam knows yet that I’m leaving for the weekend. Bummer.
The night before my trip, that was the only time I told them about it. And… *drumroll*.. they agreed! But my Mom has to go with me because they were saying that this workshop might just be a scam. WTH whether they approve or not I am still gonna go! Si Brian Puspos na ito te! Ibang usapan na!
The trip to Manila is usually 10-12 hours. I slept the whole trip so I would be energized for the workshop. Upon arriving at the house, I slept until 11 am then prepared and later realized that I forgot my contacts. Efff! I would look like an old maid with my glasses on, how would he even notice me! Charot! Hahahah! The workshop was 4pm, but since we weren’t familiar with the place, we left the house 12 pm. Oh di ba? 4 hours early, American time + plus I had to find and buy a new set of contacts. Unfortunately, we kinda got lost and we found the place at around 2:30 already. Not wanting to be late at the event, I just let go of hunting new contacts, quickly ate lunch and arrived at the venue.
Also with too much excitement, not only did I forgot my contacts, I also forgot to charge my phone and bring a charger. WTF. All I had was my SLR and good luck if my mom would even know how to manipulate it. Huhuhu! Wala na kaming matinong kuha ni Baby Puspos! :(
Finally, after 5 years of storytelling, here are the pics. :D
And they arrived! I was literally having palpitations!
Awww. It was hot. He was hot. Hihi
Stalker mode activated! While he’s warming up!
What is HAPPY. I was just super happy. :))))))))))))))))))))))))
Me: Brian, can I kiss you? *beautiful eyes”
Brian: Sure, but I’m so sweaty.
Me: It’s ok I don’t mind
Brian: Let me just *wipe, wipe* Ok go!
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Define Ecstatic this time! But wait, there’s more! Pati si mother join! Kunwari di naman niya knows pero nagpapapicture naman!
I love how down to earth Brian is! He mingles and dances with us. Such a humble young man.
And when it came to his piece, WOW. I witnessed how passionate he is as a dancer. He had a reason for every move, transformed the feeling into movement, and really felt every beat of the music. I just wanted to watch and listen to him the whole night because I never met anyone who is literally so much in love with the craft he chosen that makes him come up with wonderful choreography. I was just so inspired and I’m glad that I am admiring the right person, that the person I followed throughout the years turned out to be just what I expected, actually, he exceeded my expectations. This day was just UGH. I wish it never ends.
Not only did I meed my IDOL, I also met few equally amazing people who I believe will be the next dancing stars here! :)
Last pictures with Brian :)
One of the best days definitely! Toodles!
PS. More ang english nitong entry ko. Nagbabakasakaling mabasa nya. Baka lang namin. Masamang umasa? :) hehe. Baboo!