The Philippine community recently put up the teaser for Egg Day 2021 to commemorate the late Gilbert “Egg” Santos. This is Egg Day is an annual show in the Philippines booked by Egg as their own local version of This Is Edge Day and to celebrate his own birth month. With the recent passing of Egg, friends from the hardcore and punk community decided to continue the annual tradition this year.
Egg Santos was one of the pillars of the modern Philippine hardcore and punk community. Known to many touring bands as the official roadie and known by most hardcore kids as the friendly doorman, Egg has been one of the most active members of the DIY punk scene. He worked behind the scenes by supporting local bands, mainly by releasing physical releases through his label Left Hand Path Press. He was active in animal rights movements, attending marches and protests, and promoting veganism by being a food tech/chef. Recently, he helped their local community by putting up community pantries to help those affected by the current lockdowns in the Philippines. He was also a known straight-edge punk and the owner of Declaration of Purity, a vegan/straight edge label in the Philippines.
The full lineup has not been revealed yet, but this will be an online benefit event.
Spanish hardcore band Teething released the following statement and beautifully edit video tribute about Egg:
“Our hearts go out to Gilbert ‘Egg’ Santos and all of his loved ones. Gilbert was the kind of person that would always politely smile at you from the other side of the room. He was quiet with words but his animal rights activism & love for hardcore spoke the loudest. He spent most (or all) of his time giving and helping. Without him, there would not have been a Teething South East Asian tour. Let’s take this opportunity to turn a negative into a positive and learn from him.
We will all miss Egg dearly. Rest in peace.”
This is Eggday 2021 will take place October 29, 2021 online. More information once it’s made available.