The Conspiracy Garden Café abruptly says goodbye, netizens share favorite moments
Countless artists, musicians, writers and activists have walked through these iconic black wrought iron gates along Visayas Ave., Quezon City
Manila, Philippines – When the Conspiracy Garden Café posted a Facebook video on Monday, August 1 announcing that last night’s event would be their last, many were shocked and saddened.
“Last live… and last night at this location. After 19 years, Conspi says goodbye. Maraming salamat sa inyong all (Thank you all),” the post read.
Founded in December 2003 by acclaimed activist-musicians Gary Granada, Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios, Cooky Chua and Cynthia Alexander, the place had grown into one of the country’s legendary hubs for arts and activism, hence a quick Facebook Post too close. suddenly and simply a farewell.
Fittingly, its latest event was a classic conspi: a night of musical performances and an art exhibition calling for the freedom of all nonviolent drug offenders and the legalization of marijuana. Over the years, countless artists, musicians, writers and activists have passed through these iconic black wrought-iron gates along Visayas Ave., Quezon City to meet, toast plump amber bottles of Pale Pilsen and indulge in all things creative and progressive .
Rappler has reached out to Conspiracy for details on their closure but has not yet received a response. In the meantime, here are some netizens’ favorite memories of this famous pub: