I remember a song composed by then Seminarians Mon and Art, both are now priests about the people behind the scene when there are musical presentations and plays performed by seminarians of the UST Central Seminary. The song was composed for our group who was tasked to be propsmen.
Kami ang mga taong,
Behind the scene kung ituring,
Di nakikita sa stage
Di kapansin pansin
Sila sa spotlight
Muka'y lantad sa lahat
Habang kami nasa likod
Hamak walang papuring nalasap...
What viewers see during the telecast of the PDA is very small compared to what really is happening inside. There are more people behind the scene than what we see on TV and these people are doing everything to make the show that we watch a success. Makeup artists, cameramen, production assistants, writers, researchers, utilitymen, security guards and many others work like a small army efficiently to make us viewers happy.
When I was inside to choose a song, what I noticed inside is the camaraderie among them, there's a friendly atmosphere among the staff. Members of the crew could just converse with the stars, and stars play jokes with the crew. Toni Gonzaga for example is a big star but the way she talks to the staff and crew is really surprising as she talks to them with respect like close friends, there is not even a single hint of arrogance in her. I was also told that other hosts are like her and that they are like one big family inside.
Thank you guys, from the guard, Toni, Jean, Marc and all of you inside the academy it was really fun being with you.