UAAP Season 73 (Sept. 12, 2010)

Cheerdance Competition, it is something to look forward to every intramurals. When I was in high school, my friends and I used to go to school early to reserve seats on the staircase to the third floor library. We were prohibited to watch on the rooftop. That part of the event was always blockbuster.

I was lucky to be one of the enthusiasts to watch such an event as big as University Athletic Association of the Philippines. The week before, I invited my beloved friends from high school who studied in Manila to watch UAAP Cheerdance Competition live at Araneta “Colishum” (instead of Coliseum. Man, i love poking fun at this! Haha!). Only one responded, that was KP.

Six days before the said event, I went to the PE Dept. to buy tickets. But my PE prof said it was available on Wednesday. Then Wednesday came. But our prof said it was SOLD-OUT! But we said even general admission tickets were fine. Then our prof sold us those “hidden” tickets.

The event came. I came from Nueva Ecija that time. I waited for KP at the Tayuman Station (LRT). After several minutes, KP came. Antagal niya as always! Haha!

Then we went to Araneta early, however the crowd told us we’re late! I peeked on the tickets’ prices. Wow! They were more than twice the original price! I’m telling ya, even the rich Atenistas and La Sallites bought General Admission tickets!

UAAP Cheer Dance Competition 2010 Ticket

Ang pogi kong ticket. Kahit mura iyan, sold-out iyan!

As we entered, blood came rushing through my veins! I was that excited that time! The General Admissions corridor is much different from the usual corridor. You couldn’t see food stalls there. *sighs*

We entered the first entrance we saw. Whoa! We barely saw anything! It was full of Tomasians (UST students)! Then we went to the second one, it was full of La Sallites! Then the third, it was full of Peyups (UP)! The view was kinda okay. We saw some of the court. We heard that on the next one, the views were fine. So we went there. We had no idea it was the AdU’s spot! Haha!

Even though I’m an Adamsonian, I went there to watch the phenomenal UST’s piece. They have the legendary Salinggawi Dance Troupe!!! (FEU was the champion last year.) So, we cheered for “uste”, as we fondly call it.

University of the East (UE) Pep Squad started. Followed by (not in chronological order though, I forgot, sorry) the 2009 1st runner-up, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Babble Battalion, De La Salle University (DLSU) Animo Squad, University of Santo Tomas (UST) Salinggawi Dance Troupe, Far Eastern University (FEU) Cheering Squad, University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad, Adamson University (AdU) Pep Squad, and National University (NU) Pep Squad.

The Salinggawi Dance Troupe’s routine was breathtaking! Their uniform’s cute! Even their props were. I barely blinked an eye! I love it! So much! For you to agree with me, watch this:

FEU’s routine was another one. But I prefer USTe’s hehe.

UP’s oriental-inspired routine was–wow! Still, USTe pa rin! Haha!

At the end, the results were:

UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2010 Results:
Champion: University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad
1st runner-up: The Far Eastern University (FEU) Cheering Squad
2nd runner-up: University of Santo Tomas (UST) Salinggawi Dance Troupe
Samsung Stunner Award: Nikka de Dios(DLSU)

(source: http://teampilipinas.info/2010/09/uaap-cheerdance-competition-2010-kicks.html)

What an exhilarating experience! I love it! SOOO MUCH though USTe didn’t win! I’m looking forward to next year!

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