ANGELES CITY, PAMPANGA – The streets of Angeles City in Pampanga went alive as the city’s grandest street party successfully kicked off last Friday and Saturday (October 26 & 27).
Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan (TTKD) 2018 commenced as seven stages dominated the one kilometer stretch of Macarthur Highway. Thousands of party goers danced and rocked the night away with some of the country’s most celebrated acts.
The annual party carries as one of the major highlights of the city’s Fiestang Kuliat celebration. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan once more emphasized the resiliency of the Angelenos, a quality attributed to the people’s strength despite the Pinatubo eruption in 1991. Being these celebrations’ brainchild, Pamintuan made sure to leave his legacy as he is about to step down from office next year.
Considered as Rio de Janeiro’s ‘Mardi Gras’, and Germany’s ‘Oktoberfest’, the two day merriment consisted of unlimited beer drinking, sumptuous Kapampangan cuisine, and back to back concerts. OPM industry pioneers Gloc 9 and Moonstar 88 amped up the crowd on separate stages by performing their very own chart topping hits. Joining them are acts such as Gracenote, Rocksteddy, Jason Fernandez, and The Juans, among others.
Despite being a yearly challenge, TTKD 2018 surpassed its previous records making it the city’s most successful street party yet to date.
Vice Mayor Bryan Nepomuceno said he looks forward to seeing and being part of the growth of Angeles City’s economy and tourism through fiesta celebrations such as these. He also aims to make TTKD large enough to be able to rival the country’s main festivals such as Cebu’s Sinulog Festival, Bacolod’s Masskara Festival and Baguio’s Panagbenga Flower Festival.