This has been one of the concerts in 2012 that I am really looking forward into. I arrived early at 4 pm. I thought that I am gonna be too early. But I was wrong. People had already lining up at the gate. The gate will be opened at 5 pm.
The show itself started at 8 pm. Started with Afgan, he sang A Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”, a medley which includes Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” & Coldplay’s “Paradise”. Then he sang his own song, “Panah Asmara” as the last song.
Then Blush appeared. The pan Asian girlband performed songs, which include “Undivided” and “Dance On”.
Then the one that everyone has been waiting finally come to the stage. Started with “Who’s Laughing Now”, then she sang “Rainbow”, “Stand Up”, “Casualty of Love”, “Nobody’s Perfect”, Luther Vandross’ “Never Too much”, “Abracadabra”.
Then she asks the audience to put their mobile phones and cameras down. She wants nobody recording on their mobile devices for the next 4 minutes. She performed accoustic version of “Technology”, “L.O.V.E”. Then she sang “Who You Are?”, “Mama’s Know Best”.
She went back to backstage again. When she came out, she wore a hat and a swimsuit. Then she sang “Do it Like a Dude”. For the next song she called one of the audience to come up to the stage. The lucky girl is named Hanna Saraswati. She sang along with Jessie J on the stage singing “Price Tag”. They even took a photo together on the stage.
She finally closed the show with song “Domino”. Since no “Professional” cameras are allowed, all photos were taken with my Canon S100… 🙂
Continued from Part 1
Then we were moved to the Festival Area, which is right in front of the stage. But when we got there, it was packed. So, it’s hard to move around. Also, they already started performing with some of the most recognizable Indonesian songs, which have been rearranged by Erwin Gutawa. First there was Afgan:
Then there was Lala Karmela, and due to the area being packed, I got stuck in a spot near Afgan:
Tangga, Judika and Lala:
Then they set up the stage for the next performance during the break:
Jubing, Ungu and Andien collaboration:
To be continued on Part 3