♫ A-Lin 黄丽玲 - 给我一个理由忘记
14 April 2012 was definitely a memorable Saturday night, thanks to the Tiger Beer-sponsored Asian Music Festival (AMF) 2012 held in Sunway Lagoon. The event was strictly 18 and above, non-Muslims only. I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets from SyingK's blog, so I invited Ruth to go with me (because she's one of the few people who actually know all the artistes in the lineup and can sing some, if not most, of their songs). XD
|Our free standing TAMF tickets.|
|(Photo taken from LowYat.net)|
At first, we queued up at the main entrance with a whole bunch of people holding the exclusive passes, so we felt weird and walked to the right side, and waddaya know, there was a special lane for VIP and RM118 ticket holders. So we breezed through w/o having to queue and had paper wristbands attached. YAY#1 Then we followed the crowd all the way to the Surf Beach and felt kinda lost coz the place was huge and there were fire-eaters performing there or something. O_O
|Escalator was packed like sardine going down to Lagoon.|
|Tiger Beer standees leading the way to the event.|
|So far from the stage :(|
Back we went, but I still had the nagging suspicion that we were in the wrong area. Plus this time I noticed that nobody else was wearing the wristband like us. So I very buay kam guan (unsatisfied) went out again and this time, we walked all the way over to the right side of the beach. Hallelujah, we spotted a balloon showing the way to the VIP and RM118 areas. YAY#2
So in we went through the lane (the security guard posted there even ushered us in through towards the correct lane) and it was totally empty. Imagine an empty lane leading to who-knows-where with a whole bunch of people on your left-hand side and separated by iron railings, and you walking down it LIKE A BOSS while they look on
Finally managed to get into the correct area, and it was only like <10 feet away from the stage! YAY#4
|金刚、Mei Yan & 豆腐卜Bernard|
First act was 黄家强 and 黄贯中 (the 2 remaining members of Beyond).
|黄贯中 took off his shirt, much to the delight of fans, judging from all the screaming.|
Next was A-Lin 黄丽玲, a Taiwanese singer with an amazing voice. :)
|So happy that I managed to get a clear picture of her. :D|
While talking to A-Lin, the emcees commented that the crowd was huge this year. 40,000 strong, in fact. Can't really see from the photo below, but I can imagine it was packed to bursting.
|Dude, how did you get that DSLR in anyway?|
After that, we had Manhand 慢行 in the house!
Everyone, especially the girls, went crazy for the next artiste. Can you guess who it is? :P
|Another clear photo! :D|
We had to wait a while before A-Yue 张震岳 came on stage for his performance, but he finally did, with a guitar in hand. According to the emcees, it's been a while since he has personally played the guitar for his performances, so it was a rare opportunity to see him strum and sing! :D
|Still the typical 张震岳 look, lol|
Everybody was waiting for his famous song 《爱我别走》 or 《爱的初体验》, but after several songs, there was still no sign... but then, another artiste emerged onto the stage with him!
|MC Hotdog yo!|
The final act took some time to get ready too, but when their music started, the party atmosphere went up another few notches.
LMF!!LMF came out with an explosive start, and they really got the crowd high until the end of the show! I don't know most of their songs, but I do recognize their music and a few of the famous ones like 《1127》 and 《揸紧中指》. Most of their songs are pretty explicit, but very catchy nonetheless.
The group taking a breather before continuing to pump up the crowd.
It was an amazing night of music like I'd never experienced before, an unforgettable event with great music and fantastic performers. I am still feeling so excited because I got the chance to see and listen to all these famous Asian artistes, and at such a close range too! :D
Music may not make the world go round, but it sure makes the world a much better place. :P
P/S: I just found out that RM118 ticket holders actually had 2 free drinks included! Y U NO GIVE ME BEER?! FML#3