I think even the heavens were not that happy with the competition being held at SM MOA’s Arena. I thought I was in San Juan’s fiesta because the sky was throwing buckets of water with a wind machine. Good thing I had an extra shirt with me because I was quite drenched when we reached the Arena.
Outside the gate that is not Blue (I forgot the name), I saw some of my former teammates:
Inside the Arena, I did not feel the usual goosebumps from anticipation and the infectious crowd I get from Araneta. It was that bad that I did not even notice the competition has already started.
I have never been inside the SM MOA Arena and tomorrow will be my first time. =D Based on what I’ve read online, a lot of people are afraid of how the drums will sound given the architecture of the place, as compared with Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Before sleeping last night, I had prepared two browsers and several notepads containing various info (e.g. user login, password, credit card number, etc.) just to be ready for the online tickets for the 2012 UAAP Cheerdance Competition.
It was slated to be distributed at 10 AM and I was already awake by 9:30 AM. Our tactic was for me to be the one purchasing online, while Mon will go straight to SM Bacoor near his place for the tickets. I thought that our plan was superb — turned out, it was not.