Event: Bonifacio Global City Passion Parade

05 June 2011


Event: Bonifacio Global City Passion Parade


Received an email four weeks ago from a blogger friend, inviting us to watch the first ever Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Passion Parade. Several groups were invited by the BGC management to show their passion for different hobbies, sports, pets, and clubs during the parade on May 28th and June 4th at 5 PM.


We were supposed to cover the event on its first weekend, May 28th. However, due to the heavy rains in the Quezon City area, we decided to let the first one go and attend the second parade scheduled on June 4th instead.


On June 4th, we witnessed the second run of the First Giant Balloon Parade brought by Bonifacio Global City (BGC). It was a Filipino version of Macy’s Thanskgiving Parade. The parade passed through the main streets of Bonifacio High Street. It featured big colorful displays of 7 to 12-foot high giant balloon sculptures. It also featured several groups with members passionate about their hobbies, sports, clubs, pets, etc. BGC’s passion communities were composed of cyclists, runners, skateboarders, Miata sports car and Mini Cooper enthusiasts.
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Miata sports car parade in different colors.
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Drums, lyres, and trombones went next, playing the BGC theme song.
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Barely Legal, a group of booty-shaking lawyers who have passion in running came next.
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Next were the bikers composed of members of Loop Bikers and Mountain Bike Phils. They were followed by the skaters.
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Last set of paraders was the Mini Cooper Club.
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Several gigantic balloon sculptures were paraded too.
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Some of the gigantic balloons represented some of BGC’s public art installations like Gerardo Leonardo’s ˜Balanghai” and Reynato Paz Contreras’ “The Trees.”
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Subjects of passion such as camera, flowers, and pet dogs served as inspirations to some of the balloon sculptures.
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Guests were given free handmade balloons twisted like crowns, wings, swords, flower head dresses and fish head pieces.
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However, kids had to endure the long lines to get one. We stayed in the line for an hour (with a few rests on the grass) to get Sean a sword balloon replica.
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Other parents stayed in line with their pet dogs.
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Some larger dogs went bezerk when provoked by the chihuahuas.
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As invited by several photographers, we dropped by DPP’s anniversary celebration too. Several professional photographers were conducting lectures since 10 AM. I was supposed to drop by Sir Jo’s (Avila) lecture but I left my other phone at home. Hence, I couldn’t contact Jo to confirm his time slot. Raymund Isaac was in the lecture tent at 6PM, teaching a big crowd how to shoot celebrities.


On the way to the DPP Tent
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Raymund Isaac in the house.
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BGC Passion Parade + DPP Anniversary. Several interesting activities all rolled in two events in one venue in one day. =D

Event: Bonifacio Global City Passion Parade
Address: 5th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Budget: Free

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