UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2011

 Video from YouTube’s bjhernandez

It’s back to back to black. Thank you very much Madonna. ❤

Last Saturday was a blast for all the university students, and to not-so-much-of-a student (like me), as the UAAP Cheerdance competition took place in the Big Dome. Like the past years, the scenario of long lines, campings, line cutters, and high ticket prices from “fixers” never changed – These, for the love of school spirit.

Since I came from University of the Philippines (UP), some of my friends and I went to see the event live. We always do it every year, specially that UP is aiming to defend its crown from the last two year’s competition. This is my third time to watch them live, but I always do watch the show before on TV.

Let me share some of my snaps, and I am sorry this is the best seat I could get (thanks to Beans for my tickets!). Believe me, the tickets are just like love… It’s hard to get. Chos. 🙂

Of course in every competition, there are winners.

Congratulations to the UP Pep Squad for bagging the title once again! Your UP fans are hoping for another title next year, and and swag-er performance. Unibersidad ng Pilipinas!

BTW, obviously I was not able to take photos of the UP Pep Squad. That’s because I am too busy cheering for them, okay? Sarreh! 🙂

Bring on the UAAP 2010 Cheerdance!

Last Sunday was the best day of all UP students and alumni, as they (including me) bagged the Grand prize of the 2010 UAAP Cheerdance Competition. The long lines, the strong heat of the sun, not to mention body odors…Name it! It was all worth it after the winner was announce in the Big Dome.

My experience was horrible but sweet. As I was to enter the coliseum, a guard told me that they are not allowing my camera inside because it is a DSLR. I asked him: “If this is a regular digital camera, will it be allowed inside?” And tadaaa! He said with a big confidence: Yes. Wow, what a difference (lame). But… I am clever enough to outsmart him. As he instructed, I proceeded to the baggage counter (which, by the way, he never told me where it is located), acted that I was to deposit my camera but not really because I gave it to my friend who stayed on the smoking area (an area openly located near the baggage counter), entered to the coliseum but with a different guard, an voila! I was able to enter the coliseum, and with a DSLR. Hah!

At first I was hesitant to bring out my camera from my bag, but with my surprise, it  looked like a lot of people did the exact thing I have done. Anyway, I have enjoyed the Cheer dance experience. I felt like I was a student again, filled with overflowing school spirit.

The best part of the experience: when the champ was proclaimed. UP pep squad is the best! Mabuhay ang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas!