Its technically a feng tao yuen disco, The Warp, but
every now and then Soul Productions come up with this bigass
gig with 20 ringgit entrance and 7 to 9 big bands that draw in
a crow of not less than 1000 people...except today, that is. :)
The place wasnt as packed as these gigs usually are in The Warp,
(around 500-600 people roughly) and I guess its cause the previous
gig there (The survivor's series) had just happened around
two months ago with a similar lineup of bands..so there you go.
Anyhow, the people that managed to pay the expensive entrance
had it worth their day, since the whole gig was really powerful
and gave little chance to breathe! Kelp kicked off the start with
their excellent rap rock set, while people were still coming in
the place and feeling comfortable with it. Then came on Nervewreck
with a shattering heavy set, followed by newcomers Blid (first
time I see them..limprapcore again but give them credit, it was heavy
and the crowd was pleased).
LyMe was next on the list, as had been planned earlier that day,
but suddenly for some reason they wanted to push us to the last
place..We started asking why and we discovered that TV3 was there
to take some shots of Prana and they wanted to make them play
in our place...but noooo Mr.Big..we're not about to get pushed
around by anyone, especially if its TV3 coming in the gig as if
they were some oh-so-important personality who comes in and does
as it pleases..so we kept our stance and replied "we're playing
next or we're not playing, man." After a few minutes of tension,
backstage discussions and concerned band faces, they agreed. If
they wanted so bad to check out Prana, they would have to wait for
their turn. Its sad, cause its not Prana's fault either..they were
up to playing anytime, and didnt want to cause any problems..and that
was really cool, but its not up to them..its up to Posse/NSR's
marketing people to make these decisions. Anyhow, after things
cooled down a bit we came up on stage (with Prana's album still
playing loudly in the speakers..hehe..had to ask them to please
lower the volume when we were ready to start..). And on it went!
We opened our set with the ending of Keropok, by starting a slow
crescendo of noise and blasting it into the song, which put all
moshers to..well, mosh! And it was a crazy moshpit, man! At times
there were so many people on stage ready to crowd-surf that I
couldnt even see the crowd! Right after that was finished,
we blended the song with the new tune "Trees" which still kept
the energy levels soaring high! It was awesome! And Victor has a
part of singing at the ending of the song (for the first time V is
actually doing backup vocals! cool!) Right after, we blended the
ending of trees into C-22 "Jungle" Mech, (skipping the intro) which
we continued all the way to its end. Lymeus Delta was working fine,
although it got into that state where his pitch is much higher than
what it really is, probably due to the amount of electrical equipment
zooming around him. But he did fine, the PC worked hard all the way.
After Jungle was finished, we had a quick sip of water and I
wore a white bedsheet I had brought over from home and pretended
to be a ghost for our next song, "Things that go bump in the night".
It was pretty relaxing and it went on smoothly. And then Victor started
off the delay effect beginning of Keropok..and on we jumped again on
the Keropok groove and so was everyone in the pit! Super fun it was!
People started playing with the bedsheet (that was laying around) by
passing it around and jumping with it on top of their heads!
We had nevertheless problems with the monitors all the time, they
were too loud and they crackled and popped, and sometimes were
completely off, forcing us to play by memory rather than by ear!
But apart from all the mistakes and all the times we got lost
during the songs, we managed to have an awesome time! Soon after
Keropok, we played Entenderas, where some guys jumped onstage,
we held on together and spun for some time before we made a
"group stage dive"! Wow, amazing it was! It was during the part of
the song where all the animals go berserk and start the stampede..
with the music getting faster and faster..and suddenly I was
surrounded by crazy screaming (mine included) and struggling to get
up from the moshpit floor, together with other guys also pulling
themselves up! What a rush, man..! Then we had our last song next,
although we were running short in time...but Boy came up to the mike
and announced that it was Bob Marley's birthday today (4th feb) and
the next song would go to him. So we started our newest song,
which still has no name....well, we though of calling it
"CommodeAbode.com, your friendly toilet company." Anyways, it
starts with Boy and me doing vocals for Bob Marley's "Sun is
shining" with a punk bassline on top, which then blows into a
fun-n-n-n energetic part! The song concludes with that crazy
"kill it! kill it! suffocate it!" referring to the toilet
company, of course, which is the biggest toilet company in the
world. When we were done with the song we had nice people asking
us to do one more song, but that would be pushing it too far,
and there were more good bands lined up after us. But thanks! It
really made our day, and days that came after that as well!
The upcoming bands played on brilliantly as well and the crowd
was as supportive as ever, with Blindtribe, Love Me Butch and
Prana making every cent paid for the entrance count!
Right now my muscles are aching, but what a good time we had.
Oh and the nice dedication song from syarul (Love me butch) because
we were breaking up was a little too much.:).we are taking a break
for some time, but we are faaaaar from splitting! We want to do
other stuff as well, we are normal people with dreams, like you too!
I'll continue updating the site regularly cause the Album is half
way to the shops yet, so there's still a lot to do!
But we'll meet again, just keep this independent scene alive!
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