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Photo courtesy of Ronin Bautista

For the second time in a row, the UP Pep Squad conquered the Big Dome with loud cheers, roaring stunts and breathtaking moves to come out as the 2008 UAAP Cheerdance Competition Champions!

Okay, major gloating happenin’ in here.  I’m sure everybody’s trash talking again, but I just have to say this: I can’t believe we’re champions again!!!  Haha.  I honestly thought FEU would grab the crown from us.  Their routine was very well-executed, no mess whatsoever!  And it was so appealing to the eyes, especially if you watch it on TV.  I just watched on TV (regardless if our tv furniture isn’t that nice, so I sat on the floor instead) because it was very hard to get tickets.

UST’s routine is getting very… well, routinely.  Haha.  I don’t know how to say it, but their performance was very messy.

The UP Pep Squad’s routine is, as always, a stunner.  However, when people fell from pyramids several times (Yes, the sad part is it happened more than once!), I honestly lost faith that we will still make it.  I mean, last year, the girl who fell from the UST routine made all the difference.  I thought we lost quite a lot of points with those boo-boos.

Fortunately we had great minds who thought of a very interesting theme to perform this year: tribal!  Haha.  Only UP can do that!  I suddenly remembered high school folk dances during Linggo ng Wika with one song they used.  Plus the Oblation thingy in the end was so funny!  Hahahaha.  It’s like he’s wearing a diaper or something.

In any case, I’m glad UP Pep Squad defended their crown!  MP3 players woot!  And congrats to FF for winning the Cheerdance Samsung Stunner award!  Haha.  That was a new one from the sponsors.

UP FIGHT!!!

Here’s the final tally:

UP— 93.30
UST–85.27
FEU–83.96
ADMU–83.81
AdU–81.04
UE–72.84
DLSU–70.04
NU–68.36


16 Responses to “UP PEP SQUAD Once More!”
  1. ronin says:

    Woohoo! My photo is here! Haha…

    It was actually fun. My “lost” school spirit came flooding back to me while I was there. =D

  2. Gian Paolo says:

    What gave FEU away was that major pyramid fall at the end of the performance. Tsk tsk.

    I was thinking of an Adamson win. 😀

  3. Bru says:

    Congrats! After I saw UP’s performance, alam ko na kung sino panalo. Haha!

    “UST’s routine is getting very… well, routinely. Haha. I don’t know how to say it, but their performance was very messy.”

    So true. First time kong di manood ng CDC ng live this year. Kahit nga pep rally namin di ko pinuntahan. Na-disappoint talaga ako sa kanila nung opening ceremonies pa lang ng season 70. Pati yung mga halftime performances nila, errr. So amateur-ish. I didn’t even expect them to grab one of the top three spots. Akala ko nga Adamson ang 2nd.
    Kilala ko nga pala yung girl na nahulog sa UST last year. Haha! And I saw her again on TV yesterday. =P

    Maganda ba talaga yung sa FEU?! Rawr! Di ko kasi napanood ng maayos kasi may tumawag sa cellphone ko. Hihi. *kilig*

  4. Barry says:
  5. Dane says:

    Congratulations to UP Pep Squad!

    I super love the Pep Squad since Season whatever (season when Ateneo won over LaSalle? Haha :P). It’s the most creative squad ever. I hope to see their dance some time, live in Araneta. 🙂

  6. Juyjuy says:

    hehe! ang lakas ng kumpiyansa namin ng mga friends ko na UP ang panalo! Uniform pa lang, lamang na lamang na! Nakalimutan nga naming may mga kasama pala kami sa bahay na hindi mga yupiyan tsaka lang kami tumahimik hehe

  7. Lester says:

    Ei JM,

    Good to know youre also from UP! Baka pwede mo ako maisama sa blog list mo. Salamat and more power!

    Lester (lalaksut.blogspot.com)

  8. tessa says:

    their performance was the only one that mattered after seeing all of the participants. lol.

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