“Cruise” DVD is now out!

Guys, remember the Men of Provoq‘s show last year – Cruise: A Provocative Tour? The video of the show is now out in major record stores. It contains shots of the show [shot minutes before the actual show, when the audience were still outside the NBC Tent eagerly anticipating the start of the flesh fest]. Here you’ll see John, Niko and Harry in their G-strings atop the monkey bars, Josh Ivan and Anthony as stripping Yakuzas, Chester and Gabb in butt-crack sequences, and oh, Justin as the plain big tease. Go buy.

Scenes from a Cruise

My gratitude to mean girl Barbarella who sent these photos of the show Cruise – The Provocative Tour. First photo would have to be the opening sequence where the boys are just about to peel off their white hot pants to show their flesh-colored G strings. Frisky Niko is the best dancer in the lot, and handsome Harry looked nervous and awkward, which unwittingly added to his charm. Middle photo is the Japanese Yakuza scene with Anthony, before Harry and Justin made a scene when their fundoshi were also stripped by the girls. Last scene is the Fat Tuesday Carnival in Rio, with the boys in shiny shimmering string [bikini] splendor. Later, they went down the audience area to invite the people up the stage. The scenes of the show were videotaped, which will soon be released as the second Men of Provoq video. Of course, the most memorable scenes would have to be Justin’s near-miss wardrobe-malfunction episode, Niko’s monkey bar antics – in a string bikini, Chester’s butt-crack sequence, and Harry, just one stunning Harry performing on stage. Details of the video release will be announced here soon.

Justin Backstage

That’s Justin de Leon after the Cruise show. I noticed I haven’t posted any of his photos during the show, and this one picture of Justin shirtless and deliberately careless with his gym pants and jockeys, is too good to miss. He celebrated his birthday that night, making him all of 29 years and still delectable [if you ask me]. The good-natured Provoq member also reminded me that night that he is also in the movie Ang Lalake sa Parola [The Man in Lighthouse], where he played the lover of cutesy Harry Laurel. When asked whether he went overboard in the “graphic sex scenes”, Justin laughingly told me to just wait for the release of the movie.

Postlude 2: Cruise – The Provocative Tour

1. Thanks to regular reader Barbarella for sending the photos to my email. These are photos backstage before the opening number where the boys are in sailor stripes and hot pants [which had velcro on the sides, as the boys peeled them away to reveal their barely-there thongs at the end of the number].

2. Niko Arellano, the most hospitable Provoq guy, boldly fastened himself in the monkey bars – upside down and in a G string – during the most applauded number. Later, in between sets, he would take frantic puffs of cigarettes backstage to “relieve the stress.”

3. Justin nearly bared all onstage when his fundoshi was carefully taken off during their Japanese Yakuza production. Many were expecting he’ll pull off a stunt, until the lights dimmed and a collective grunt was heard from the audience.

4. Harry finished school in Bicol province as a Marine Merchant, or so I heard when I asked him about school. Charming and soft-spoken, clearly, he is the new star of the group. [And he’s moved to Makati, somewhere in a relatively new condo in a busy part of the city.]

5. Chunky Maico or Ivan was more popular with the girls [yes, there were girls in the audience]. He was seen backstage, mobbed by the girls for photos.

6. The boys are set to go on tour in Singapore and Sydney, as revealed by Lex Bonife.

7. The video of the event will be released anytime soon. For those living abroad, regularly check out www.kabayancentral.com or www.myayala.com.

Postlude: Cruise – The Provocative Tour

l-r: Johnron Tanada, John Miller, Gabriel del Rosario
l-r: Chester Nolledo, Niko Arellano,Josh Ivan Morales

1. Johnron Tanada revealed after the show that his direct-to-video flick entitled Hubad: Striptease Sessions for Daring Men, produced by his mother studio Viva, will be released in September this year. It will be his most audacious project for his legions of happy fans. Details and photos will be posted here soon.

2. Harry Chua’s Ang Lalaki sa Parola [The Man in the Lighthouse] is all set for limited theatrical release, and not as a direct-to-video movie anymore. Viva is working on the details for the release date so watch out for this debut of Provoq’s new star.

3. Harry disclosed to me that he has moved from Sampaloc, Manila to a Makati City condo, where one of my siblings also lives.

4. It was Justin de Leon’s birthday that night, making him the oldest in his batch at 29 years.

5. The most applauded number was the pole dance sequence of Niko, Chester and Harry.

6. There were no “predatory” old men at the show. The people seated at the couches were decent guys, gracious enough to offer us remaining spaces in their seats and bottles of the free drinks. There were, however, pompous little queers who think they are above the rest because of their age and Greenhills garb.

7. Spotted among the audience were GMA Starstruck eliminee and model Randolf Stamatelaky and Mossimo Bikini finalist Rafael Gonzales with his duded out boyfriend. They were also seen backstage, after the show, hobnobbing with the boys.

8. After the show, the boys gamely posed for photos with some of the audience, backstage. Niko Arellano was the most playful, Maico Eduria was tired and grumpy, Chester, Gabriel and John Miller were bashful, and Justin, Harry and Johnron were very accommodating.

9. The new magazine of Provoq was also launched that night. It costs Php 340.00. Go buy the photozine as I will not be scanning and posting the revealing pictures here guys. For those abroad, you may email Lex Bonife at lexbonife@yahoo.com on how to place orders for the new video and the magazine.

Everybody loves Harry!

That’s Harry with the new Provoq magazine
Harry with Niko Arellano
Harry with Maico Eduria aka Josh Ivan Morales
Harry with Johnron Tanada

Harry Laurel aka Harry Chua, easily became the crowd favorite earlier tonight at the Cruise show of the Men of Provoq. The youngest in the peeled pack at 20 years, Harry’s baptism of fire as the newest member of the glam stripteasers of Viva Entertainment went amazingly fine. Of course, it went very well since he was in thongs throughout the stark extravaganza, together with the boys. For more compelling photos of this cute chinito from Bicol province [he recently graduated from the Mariners Polytechnic College Foundation in his home province], buy the new Provoq magazine out now in magazine stands [check out CV Magazines in Landmark Makati or Freddie’s near KFC Welcome Rotonda].

Cruise tonight!

Anthony Logan [in the Puma shirt] and Niko Arellano [who looks fresh and charming in person] of the Men of Provoq pose during a break from their rehearsals earlier at the NBC Tent. Polished and game, the boys are all set for their show tonight at 9:00. Tickets are available at the gate for those who wish to catch the show. The show Cruise has for its theme the different continents around the world: the macho dancers of the Philippines, the Yakuza of Japan, the punks of England, slaves of ancient Egypt, and the Chippendales of the US to name a few. Looks like it will be fun, fun, fun tonight at the Tent.

Harry drops his pants, and more!

Today is Provoq Day! Will Harry Laurel aka Harry Chua drop his pants, jockeys and thongs? It will be the baptism of fire for this new member of the Provoq Men, and many are anticipating what he’ll do to upstage Justin, Maico and Niko, the group’s more daring trio. I’m not sure with the VIP tickets if they are still available, but there’s still time to inquire. Cruise will be at 9 pm tonight at the NBC Tent. For reservation of VIP tickets, email your name and contact number to lexbonife@yahoo.com. VIP tickets cost Php1,500 each. For other ticket inquiries to Cruise, you may contact Viva Concert office at 687-6181 local 620 or 745.

Johnron Rules!

That’s Johnron Tanada getting primped for their rehearsals for their show Cruise. Tomorrow is THE day! Cruise, the Men of Provoq’s show is on tomorrow, August 10, 2007 at the NBC Tent. There are few remaining VIP tickets left so buy ’em all guys! Here are plus points for getting VIP slips:

1. You get to meet the Men of Provoq plus the backup boys and interact with them during the show.
2. You get a free drink, shaken not stirred.
3. You get to view Johnron’s family jewels up close. Or maybe Chester’s. Or Justin’s. Them all!
4. You have your own entrance and exit points to the venue.
5. There are cute yuppies watching the show too at the VIP section.
6. You’ll get to see UPH slobbering at the guys. [I’m not sure if this is a plus point , though]

For reservation of VIP tickets, email your name and contact number to lexbonife@yahoo.com. VIP tickets cost Php1,500 each. For other ticket inquiries to Cruise, you may contact Viva Concert office at 687-6181 local 620 or 745. [Thank you Lex for the photos you sent. Keep ’em coming!]

Two days to go [Cruise: the Provoq show]!

Provoq Man Anthony Logan, 23 years old

Just a couple of days to go and it’s time for the boys of Provoq in their most-anticipated show. Come hell or high water, Cruise is pushing through this Friday August 10 at the NBC Tent, with a series of “sexually-charged production numbers” from the main men, together with a host of other stripteasers and impersonators. A few remaining VIP tickets are still available. Get a free drink and a chance to interact with the Men of Provoq for every purchase of a VIP ticket. VIP section will give the perfect view of the Men of Provoq as they perform on stage.

For reservation of VIP tickets, email your name and contact number to lexbonife@yahoo.com. VIP tickets cost Php1,500 each. For other ticket inquiries to Cruise, you may contact Viva Concert office at 687-6181 local 620 or 745.