102812 Urban Tracker (In Manila): Gleeful Mood At The Library

The Library, nothing less than fun
E
ven Sundays can be gleeful, promise, as an ethnic-fashioned usher led us from parking to the main entrance. That's the gracious reception from Edz Maranan aka Diana Ross, nothing short of a character that made The Library a place of double personality.

The mounted bookshelves, the framed world map, chunk of books gave it the suave character, but then it's perennial comic fare relief is what we flipping humanoids are here after all.

Down the drinks for the night's fanfare
It's once in a while indulgence with my boss and co-workers to stress out and explore our androgynous side in this fun pub. Tonight's gimmickries by the line-up of hosts/singers/comics/videoke masters are shoo-in maliceful of punchlines. Especially when the video masters enjoined two foreigners who gamely sing their tunes - the cracking of tones is the real source of a flabbergast. 

They even involved us audience in voting off Library's version of Protegee where each of contestant is paired with host talent to sing a tune and battle it out from elimination. The most unforgettable act of the night is Tammy Brown who made a wacky impersonation of Angel Locsin's wow expressions.

The Library in my memory is a small pub with a dance hub named Gengali when it was in Adriatico in the 90's. Fast forward now, Library spawned the careers of Philip Lazaro, Ate Gay, Teri Aunor, Allan K, and Wally Bayola. Thanks to Andrew De Real's pet project indeed Library has opened a book of story immortalizing other talents.


The affair also spotlighted that night the indie film headlined by Angelica Panganiban, Dante Nico Garcia's Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi. The poster is lit on the entrance wall. The Library is located at 1739 Orosa St. Malate Manila, 5222484. 

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