If the Eraserheads: The Reunion was short and sweet and almost surreal, The Final Set was one big intimate gig. But as much as everybody wanted to be intimate with the band, I don’t think anybody wanted to be that close with people he or she does not know. Dikit-dikit ang tao at sobrang init sa Silver where we were. Also a white tent blocked the view of the stage so that we could hear shouts of “Ibagsak ang tent!” from time to time during the concert. Despite those hassles, we had a fun, fun time at the Final Set.
In Pupil’s newly released book Against the Light, Ely Buendia himself wrote that “The Final Set provided that much-needed closure for everyone, and now the fans are starting to appreciate Pupil and I’m starting to appreciate the Eheads and its fans.” How true these words are for me, and this is why I included it in my countdown.