It was my first time at 70’s bistro and first time to watch Peryodiko performing live. The place was already starting to get packed. It was a gig, like many other gigs in the metro with other bands performing – Hijo, Radioactive Sago Project and Ebe Dancel.
But then I observed that there was something a little different in the mood that night, a little melancholic atmosphere and a slightly hushed music scene. It had just been 5 days since the news broke that Karl Roy passed away. It was also the last day of Karl’s wake at Mt. Carmel (Quezon city). And when Peryodiko came out on stage, Vin’s intro was -not surprisingly- a toast to remembering an iconic man in Pinoy rock that was – Karl Roy.