Last year’s Queens of the Stone Age tribute show at Manila was one of the standout gigs of the year for me, great energy and vibe and loads of fun. Unfortunately this year’s edition just wasn’t any of those things. There were some great moments but overall something was missing and I just didn’t feel it.
To be honest, even before the show I was apprehensive – in spite of loving last year’s show I wasn’t keen on seeing another. I know a lot of time and effort goes into the prep and rehearsal for such a production but I can’t help feeling (especially now) that the novelty of something like this goes pretty fast, and those energies would be better spent on new and original shows.
Here’s a look at the show, which featured a rotating cast of various musicians.