Crush of the Month: Larry, The Boss

On my last night in Boracay, I was walking down the beachfront with my relatives when a rock band seized my attention and its leader grabbed my heart:

Larry of The Boss Band Boracay on Bass and Vocals

I couldn’t explain what took over me that night when I heard and watched this Larry perform. I was just staring at him. My heart palpitating. I was holding my breath. My ears were blocking everything else. It wasn’t just his voice, no. There was something charming about him. He switched from a song in English to Tagalog to Chinese (!) to Tagalog to English.

He was singing Lady Gaga’s Poker Face and the audience were all smiles, laughing, because somebody from the crowd requested it. Poker Face, soft rock, dig that. After 3 to 5 songs, my cousins left one by one, telling me they’d go ahead. I said I’ll hang around and they could come back for me after their stroll.

For 3 more songs, I listened to the band. That time, it was the crackpot Basti who was performing. He was more rock-star-ish than Larry but he looked a little weird for my taste because he’s wearing a very long red checkered skirt, black stockings and leather shoes. On top of his white shirt, he wore a basketball jersey. But he rocks. He belted out Sweet Child of Mine, no sweat.

During breaks, there were fire dancers as interval to their backbreaking performances. When they returned for the 3rd set, I walked to the other side of the tent, by the beach.

The experience was surreal. I was sitting alone on Boracay’s white sand one August evening, listening to strangers who were playing Aerosmith, the Beatles, and Guns n Roses, and I was looking at Larry and his long wavy hair being swept by the sea breeze, as he smiled at the crowd and drank a bottle of Red Horse onstage nonstop.

It was so sexy. Rock band. Sea breeze. Beer. And a million stars.

The Boss (photos from their Facebook fan page)

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Pinaywriter
9 years ago

It’s really fun to fangirl sometimes. Some times I still have my groupie past rear it’s ugly head. ^.^ You know the kind that gets me asked to get off the stage and all that stuff. ^.^

ai
ai
9 years ago

Hahaha I havent gotten to that, uh, stage.

nadnad
nadnad
9 years ago

Wow. I missed half of my life not being there.

ai
ai
9 years ago

Well, you still have your time on earth, so, go anytime!

nadnad
nadnad
9 years ago

but it’s the band that I missed… This band just played the songs I have always wanted to hear from a band (except the Beatles). I wanna go there, but my mother won’t finance lakwatcha, and after graduation, we’re migrating. I’m such a frustrated traveler 🙁

ai
ai
9 years ago

ah, I see. oooh, you’re leaving. 🙁

nadnad
nadnad
9 years ago
Reply to  ai

Our business here in Phil is not going good. I’ll just save up and return. I love Philippines. By that time I hope I could live a life like yours.

ai
ai
9 years ago
Reply to  ai

by the time you have successfully achieved your goals, i do hope to see you again. in the philippines. 🙂

iamgraciella
iamgraciella
9 years ago

was in boracay last march 16 2012

unfortunately, haven’t finish their performance 🙁 my companion was so sleepy so we have to leave.. upon leaving, LARRY glanced on our area, so i SENT HIM A HAPPY SWEET FLYING KISS! woah! he saw me! caught my kiss & FLEW BACK A FLYING KISS TOO!

hahaha that made me SLEEPLESS that night!

LARRY captured my heart…. too 🙂

ai
ai
9 years ago
Reply to  iamgraciella

Cool! :)hahaha nice to hear somebody else swoons over him too. hhaha!nice ha, flying kiss <3


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