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Here's Why The Tide Loves Their Filipino Fans So Much

And we love them, too!
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Alternative rock group The Tide is back in the Philippines, you guys! The band, made up of Austin Corini, Levi Jones, Drew Dirksen, and Nate Parker, are back in Manila and this time, they're here for their own shows. We got to catch up with them during their press conference yesterday at the Hard Rock Cafe and we're happy to report that they're still the same amazing guys we've known (we shot them last year, remember? Hee hee).

During our 10-minute chat with them, we got to talk to The Tide about why they love their Filipino fans so much, trying Filipino food, and so much more! We can't wait to share them with you, so scroll down to read the nicest things they have to say about us below. ♥

What makes your Filipino fans different from your other fans all over the world?

Austin: "We play the loudest shows..."
Nate: "They're definitely the loudest!"
Levi: "They're very passionate!"
Drew: "We have this in-ear monitors and through those, we can still hear the fans screaming. That's hard to do, but they're definitely the most passionate."

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What do you think of Filipina women?

Austin: "Beautiful!"
Levi: "Nice!"
Nate: "Very kind and awesome! Everyone's awesome."

Have you tried Filipino food already?

Austin: "We did this interview where we tried them! It's pretty awesome. My favorite was this one with an egg with something fried outside."
Nate: "They also had us try different biscuits, like treats and sweets and stuff."

Do you have any pre-concert rituals?

Austin: "What we're saying is dawg, D-A-W-G. It was inspired by South Park."
Nate: "We did it one time and then we could not not do it."
Levi: "It was a day before our first show and we were like, 'What are we going to do?' And at that time, we were all watching South Park and we all loved that show. We just made a joke and said that it was going to be our pre-concert ritual, and we did it during the show."
Drew: "We do it every single show!"

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What was the most memorable encounter you've had with a fan?

Austin: "I think it's their love and support."
Levi: "Well, it happens a lot but when it does you really remember it. It's when a fan comes up to you, crying, hugging you, and telling you, 'You saved my life.' You don't look at that as a fan. You look at that as a human being, coming up to you, and crying. It's the weirdest feeling, but knowing that someone looks up to you that much, you just feel honored."

And they're still so grounded that we can't help but love them even more!

Catch The Tide at the Ayala Malls this week. They will be at Glorietta (4PM) and at TriNoma (7:30PM) on March 31, and at Market! Market! (4PM) and at the Alabang Town Center (7PM) on April 1.

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