“Pare, panalo! Panalo talaga ‘to!” (This (concert) is great! This is really great!) the guy on my left kept on saying as the Deftones were midway the concert, while the guys on my right were slamming in the mini mosh pit they’ve created. It was my second time to watch Deftones live, the first time was their Diamond Eyes tour, so it did not come as a surprise to me on what kind of performance they will show and how it would affect the crowd.
Come start of the year 2011, there had been rumors of foreign bands coming to Manila. Bands that I only dreamt of watching when I was still in college. To start the year off, Deftones was finally confirmed to be performing in Manila on February 12, 2011 at the World Trade Center.