Last Saturday, July 9, became a momentous day for all the “Rushers” as we all celebrated the show’s 15th year anniversary with, of course, Chico and Delamar. The actual anniversary date was July 8th but the gathering was held the day after over at Coffee Been and Tea Leaf, just across Strata 2000 in Ortigas Center where the RX studios are located. We all had a great time at the eyeball. It was such a treat seeing the Rushers again, and meeting the others for the first time. Finally I can have a face that go with their code names, and finally they’re not just a mere DP or a thumbnail photo in my Twitter timeline or Facebook list.
I arrived at the venue I think around 8 AM and there were quite a number of people already swarming the legendary FM radio jocks. I couldn’t even get near the elevated area where they are. Me and some friends decided to fall in line to register because we’re already a group of ten. But, since there are a lot of people we didn’t get to register for the free food and coffee. We just enjoyed staying in line while listening/watching Chico and Delle do the show. When the show’s about to end, we all greeted each other “happy anniversary” and then they played their old goodbye song. It seriously sent chills down my spine! After the show, they did some raffle and I was lucky enough to win lots of Manila Ocean Park tickets with RX stickers.
And finally, after hours of waiting in line and after almost exchanging faces, sweat and other bodily fluids (eeew haha!) with my co-Rushers, comes this photo:
That is the only photo I have with them the entire event, but that’s ok. It is really difficult at that time to even fall in line because of the amount of people wanting to have their Rush moment with the two. Well I can’t blame them, I myself is a huge fan and one photo is better than not having a picture with them at all. So what happened afterwards was of course photo ops with other Rushers!
With Rushers ML pips Allan, Joey, Lory, Ella & Rodel at McDo Strata
Back at CBTL
With OscarDelaHopia, Astroboy and Djgambit
with Iamcorix, Camillo, Izzie, Elfaba (sorry Idk the spelling hehe), Astroboy, ODH, Djgambit, Yontefian, Melags, Mersky & Wandering_eneri
The “kandong scandal” picture haha, with Pamelawesome, ehemfajardz, Dorae_Rose, stephensoul, IamnotJohnLloyd, & ron_mojacko
After the seemingly endless photo op, Chico and Delle was true to their word that they will meet and greet all the Rushers who dropped by. I can only imagine how tiring it can get, but the two didn’t seem to mind it at all (buti na lang hindi ako celebrity lol!). Around past 12 noon, we said goodbye to each other with a promise to join the next EB and the book launch. Yes, there will be a TOP 10 book to be launched on September and we’re all excited for it.
Lunch with Benjai, Czarovic, Yontefian, Iamcorix, Ashvillania, IamnotJohnLloyd, Izzie, JRhyan, & Stephensoul at Teriyaki Boy Robison’s Galleria
(photo courtesy of ODH through Chico’s blog)
So, to Chico and Delamar, I know words won’t even suffice on how thankful I am. Thank you for your making our mornings special, thank you for your craziness, thank you for giving me equally crazy friends, thank you for the laughter, thank you for sharing a part of your lives to us, and thank you for being part of ours. I have been listening to the show for 9 years now, since you guys returned to RX, and I must say you both are a big part of the past 9 years of my mundane existence. I really can’t imagine my mornings without you guys so please do not retire haha! Just kidding. Again, thank you. It may be just two simple words but it does mean a lot. More and more years to come! 🙂