Ely Buendia endorsed Leni Robredo for president at a campaign rally Friday with a set of Eraserheads hits like "Alapaap" and "Ligaya", sending the crowd clad in pink dancing to 90s rock nostalgia.
Before the campaign, Buendia went viral for tweeting about a reunion of the Eraserheads, one of the bands that defined Pinoy rock, if Robredo would run for president. The IloIlo stop was the closest he got to fulfilling it.
Wearing a pink button-down shirt, Buendia reworked the lyrics to "Pare Ko", singing, "Basta't iboto ninyo si Leni at si Kiko, nandito ka ay ayos na." He also sang "Ligaya".
The hashtags #ILOILOisPink and #HalaBiraLeniKiko topped Twitter trends with more than 90,000 combined tweets as of 8:50 p.m. "Ely Buendia" was also trending at that time with 3,000 tweets during his performance.
His tweet "See you soon, Iloilo" garnered more than 31,000 likes, with Robredo's daughter Aika and campaign manager Bam Aquino teasing fans with "Gusto mo ba sumama?"
Aside from the former Eraserheads frontman, Rivermaya, Itchyworms, Juan Karlos and Bituin Escalante also performed during the rally.
Celebrities Edu Manzano, Cherry Pie Picache, Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz, Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio, Ogie Diaz, and Gab Panganiban co-hosted the event.