After the jam-packed premiere of For The First Time last August 26, KC Concepcion, Richard Gutierrez, and the rest of the crew flocked to Florabel's restaurant at The Podium for the after party. Spotted at this late-night gathering were other members of the cast which included the scene-stealing Candy Pangilinan, Phillip Salvador, TJ Trinidad, Carla Humphries, Denise Laurel, and Pinoy Big Brother alumni Gee-Ann Abraham and Bea Saw.
Star Cinema Managing Director Malou Santos, Maja Salvador, Michelle Madrigal, Ruffa Gutierrez, JC de Vera, siblings Paolo and Bubbles Paraiso, Richard's brothers Ritchie Paul, Elvis, and Raymond Gutierrez, and Be Bench finalist John James Uy were also in attendance. KC's parents Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta, who were at the premiere, did not make it to the after party.
KC and Richard were very sweet towards each other all throughout the party, further fueling speculations about the real state of their relationship. The two stars left around 4 am, very happy with the warm reception of the movie and grateful for the support of the Star Cinema team, their families, and their friends. But before he left the party, Richard announced that he was looking forward to another project with Star Cinema, something that might happen only by 2010 given his busy schedule and previous commitments.
For the First Time raked in P14 million on its opening day and is expected to pick up through the weekend.