It's already 8.30 PM, owh sudah lambat.
"Late for what dude?"
"Err..actually there are two occasions I would love to go..."
"Then pick one je lah, tak susah pon"
"Susah dude, I made a promise to a friend already"
"The other occasion is bola lah, Malaysian Cup Semi Final second leg, Nogori main poit"
"Woi, bola tu. Takkan lu tak tengok?"
"Gua plan lepas depa perform gua cungkit pi tengok bola lah"
That's the plan I was planning and how it went? Gua terlepas game bola. Takpelah, member punya pasal gua sanggup menerima kutukan dan kritikan. Gua dengan buddy gua Pedot segera cergas ke kampus merempit menggunakan KRISS beliau yang sangat spesel. Satu-satunya KRISS yang paling susah gua nak bawak. I dont think it's necessary to describe about the awesomeness of his KRISS since this entry is not about that. Move on.
Arrived around 8.45PM, wow..ramainya. Still got empty seat? Hope so. Pergh, ramainya abang-abang dan kakak-kakak INDIE. Is this an indie show? Gua curious. Gua round-round and I met my friends who involved in this so called concert. Apit with his red shirt and baggy pants while Ary in his sweater. Gua tak tau sweater siapa dia pinjam since I never saw him wearing that sweater. Pergh, leather shoe lak tu.
Gua ngan Pedot pon masuk. Sejuk. Mesti ekon pasang tahap extreme. Yang ni gua suka. Gua agak jakun since it was the first time I enter this panggung budaya. I studied in UPSI for 2 years already but it was the my first sight of Panggung Budaya. Memang jaw dropping, besar sial. Gua amek seat belakang since the front seaters were filled with crowd yang sangat eager dengan incoming performances. Cilaka ada awek gemok depan gua menghalang pandangan gua. Takpe, gua ejas tempat duduk kasi senget skit.
The show started with an instrumental solo by the lecturer, I think so. Pergh, he dressed like Man Kidal just he played with his right hand. At first ada ala-ala Cromok, well played and telinga gua suka sekali bunyi-bunyian tersebut. Few minutes later, the introduction was still there. Wow, lama lah. The crowd made some noise when he gigit-gigit his guitar ala-ala Hillary Ng masa muda-muda dulu.
Ok, the show started finally. Gua tak tau nak komen apa sebab knowledge gua pasal music is zero. Nothing. Memang appearance gua kadang-kadang orang cakap macam Dave Grohl tapi gua terpaksa nafikan itu semua. I know nothing about musical instrumence except Rebana. I played Rebana when I was a kid but now I already forget on how to use it as musical instrument. Rebana tu still ada lagi dalam simpanan gua, kat belakang ada tulis nama gua dalam jawi. Arwah atuk gua yang buatkan untuk gua dan adik beradik.
Enough with that Rebana, move on to the performances. 7 bands performed for this concert. Some of them are my friend. The first band is The Bass-Six. "Wow, banyaknya bass korang pakai" taakulan gua sebelum mereka perform. Rupanya gua salah, satu je bassist. The lead guitar took the show individually since he is the vocal and he is also the lead guitar. Just satu je gua kurang berminat, Nubhan's cover. :(.
Next band is Retorik Ultraman. Wait..hold on, Ultraman? Why in the hell the use my Ultraman for their band's name? Before they started on their performance, they showed a montage about why they choose this name as their band's name. Gua tak berapa dengar sebab audio untuk montage tu kurang clear dan jelas. Gua tak kisah sangat sebab Ultraman tu pon bukan gua yang reka. Their first song was quite good, feels like listening to something that makes you feel comfortable. Sedap seh. As for their next song, they play a cover from Muse, Time Is Running Out. No comment dari gua sebab first time gua tengok a band playing cover song from Muse as statik as they did. OMG, tak boleh jadi nih. Gua text kawan gua.
"Woi, apa semua ni?""Relek, tunggu last skali. Ang takkan nyesal"
The third band was O'Clock. Kenapa O'clock? Obsessed with a clock? Mereka tokey kedai jam kah? I don't have any idea. Maybe you should ask the band itself. Pergh, their montage is similar to The Times for their video clip, aiseh..gua lupa plak. Their performance was good, better than the first two bands, I think personally. Why? Suka hati gua lah. I do like the vocal, sounded like the Britons. Accent Britain yang sangat kuat. Reminds me of The Borjouis, a local band known for their british accent. Satu lagi sebab gua suka O'Clock because they perform a cover song from Coldplay which is Viva La Vida. I wish they use Life in Technicolor lah. Boleh gua joget.
Next band is PenCell. Penjara pensel? Cell from Dragon Ball Z? Bateri DuraCeLL? Another mystery need to be solved by asking the band itself. Yang ni gua juga no comment. Their second song was a cover from a product of Akademi Fantasia. Lu oll faham-faham lah. A-ha, the next band is Da'Che Goo. Their vocalist is a friend of mine, se-patrol dengan gua masa camping kat ladang getah dulu. The two songs performed by them were not bad, quite good. Retro and classic. Filled with movement. Lu tayang boxer buat apa dol? Mau dapat extra mark ka?
Last but not least. The last band, Seventh Glory. Ini yang gua tunggu. Why? Like I said earlier, I made a promise to a friend. Here they are. Gua harap they perform one of a hell punya performance. In terms of musical arrangement gua no comment because knowledge gua zero, nothing, haprak, haram takda apa. Gua just nak comment according to my own perspective as a gig goers for more than 5 years. Err..kenapa conteng muka bang? Itu Metallica ke Juggalo? ke KISS? The only band that brave enough to explore the spacious stage. Casey memang sempoi. Gua dapat dengar bass lu dengan jelas, teringat gua kat Jason Newstead. Kalau lu kangkang-kangkang for sure orang ingat lu Robert Trujilo. Drummer kasi tight sikit, Guitarist dah ala-ala Kirk Hammet tapi pakai baju loudness plak. Head banging lu olls patut natural skit, jangan keras sangat. Nanti Metal Fest folo gua turun, tengok true head-banggers banging their head like a hammer. A real hammer.
Apart from the performances? The judges were so honest while commenting. The feedback was uttered like a profesional. Macam ni lah yang gua suka. The supporters were totally supportive. You can see few bands singing like a makcik nagging to her child but they still got the standing ovation. The crowd was superb. Saling sapot-menyapot. Nice dowh.
Conclusion? Nicely done. They only have 14 weeks of practice and managed to came out with this awesome performance. You can see how many people came to watch this event. Hopefully by next time, each band will perform two or more songs. A song composed by their own and another cover song. Kalau dua-dua lagu cover bosan gak bai. Nama pon revolusi kan? Crack your head and come out with something different and please, no AF for God sake.
Suddenly my hp vibrated, oh new message.
"Ngah, Nogori monang! Kito poie final!"
A great news informed by my brother. Logo den. Ni nak kono copek boli tiket nih, tak sompek kang. Apo pon xdapek.
I've been to too many gigs but this one was quite OK. Feel free to comment, gua no hal. Kita leh discuss. Yang penting lu olls enjoy, pedulikan apa orang kata. Semoga markah lu olls tinggi untuk esemen nih. I am sorry for not uploading the pictures on your performances, hp nokia gua takde camera, yang ada torchlight je. Clap-clap.
Petang ni ada dua lagi gig yang best. Kalau gua ada gerakan sejenak Son Goku dah lama gua pergi.
Y2K and SC? Wtf !! Free entrance? Lagi Wtf !!! Second Combat is known for their Straight Edge ideology. While Y2K is known for their appearance. Masked heroes la konon. Haha. Never heard of them? Chill, lu donlod lagu diorang pakai link bawah. Kalau ada problem roger je, gua ejas balik link.
How high can a punk get? This is a complete punk gig. Post-metal, melodic punk, pop punk, hardcore, crustcore and neo crust. Semua ada bai. RM10 only, shall commence at 4.30PM at Gudang Noisy. Last few days abang Man from Sarjan Hassan called me;
"Dik, baju crossover hardcore ni nak kaler ape?"
"Kaler putih la bang"
"Putih cepat kotor la dik, kuning la sempoi"
"Takde hal bang, janji ada"
"Nanti abang bagi sekali cd 2-3 keping sebab lambat"
p/s: Pagi tadi gua main futsal. First game dah sempoi, titik sampai 4-1. Second game macam cilaka. Kena titik 5-0. Ok fine, gua tak terer main rupanya.
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