by Ronald Constantino, Manila Bulletin, Entertainment Section, 29 May 1999
ALIEN' INVASION - Brod Pete jokes that the "Raise the Roof" concert is first come, first served. Unlike a sauna bath which is first served, first come. Only the innocent will not get the joke, green as green can be.
Needless to say, Brod Pete's comic partners in "Ang Dating Doon," Brother Willy and Brother Jocel, are part and parcel of the concert set for today, Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Araneta Coliseum. It's a concert which mixes music (to be supplied by a galaxy of guests) and humor (courtesy of the witty trio, of course) for a very good cause.
Beneficiary is the GMA Foundation which helps streetchildren, families of prisoners, Bisig Bayan, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko, among others.
After the concert (interactive as the audience will participate by way of questions thrown at the Brothers Three), Araneta Coliseum will close...temporarily. The audience (expect a lot of students) has nothing to do with the closure. It's been scheduled months back for much-needed repairs.
The concert is billed "Raise the Roof: Ang Dating Doon Grand Tipon." It's music and humor for a good cause. Fans will say "Alien" to that.
Tickets priced at P100 (friendly price, indeed) are available at SM ticketnet (911-5555), Araneta Ticketron, GMA Foundation (928-0075).
Raising the roof with the phenomenal ADD trio are Joey de Leon, Leo Martinez, Janno Gibbs, Ogie Alcasid, Dingdong Dantes, Michael V, Champagne Morales, Pepe Smith, UP Concert Chorus, Dino Guevarra, Kim de los Santos, Polo Ravales, Sunshine Dizon, Rosanna Roces, among many, many others.