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10

Jason Mraz in KL

Posted by kenchill. Categories Event Coverage, Events, Music

Jason Mraz

On the 4th of March, Stadium Negara was filled to the brim (tickets sold out) with fans wanting to see Jason Mraz perform live. I was granted a pass right on the day itself so I had to quickly gather my gear after work and drive to the venue. There was a slight congestion at the police station heading up hill towards Stadium Negara.

Traffic policemen were around to help the situation and when I reached the car park (the venue for Rock The World 8), I had to park near the far end, just where the barriers were for ROTW8.

Jason Mraz

Nearly everyone was in the stadium at 8.15pm. I was about to hit the toilets at 8.30pm when suddenly the crowd roared, so the toilet business was soon forgotten as I quickly headed directly into the seating area. Media seats were at the far back, but no complaints there as the sound system was superb and there were big screens at both sides of the stage to show what was happening on stage.

Jason Mraz

One of the earlier songs he played was Remedy of which he inserted tunes of Oasis’ Wonderwall which prompted a louder sing along from the crowd (well the crowd was singing along to nearly all of the songs he belted out).

Jason Mraz

The crowd

As you can see from some pictures, I have some wide angle shots of the venue so you can imagine how far back I was. But fret not as I was armed with my newly acquired Sigma 70-200mm/f2.8 lens and thus, enabling me to capture more close up shots. The closer and lower angle shots were sent to me by the organiser after the event.

Jason Mraz

The crowd

Among the songs played in the first half were You and I, A Beautiful Mess, and I’m Yours, which prompted the loudest sing along. There was definitely a reggae mood to the night as Jason then sang to the tune of Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.

Jason Mraz

At about 9.30pm, after the Bob Marley rendition, he leaves the stage. No doubt a call for an encore, which the crowd does. ‘We want more, we want more’. A roadie enters the stage, does some checking, and after 5 minutes, there he comes again, introducing a female friend of his, a local singer by the name of Penny, Ms. Penny Tai.

Jason Mraz & Penny Tai

Jason Mraz & Penny Tai

With Penny Tai on stage, both Jason and Penny sang Lucky.

Jason Mraz

And oh, I forgot to mention but you might already notice that he was wearing an I Heart KL t-shirt. And also his band members, several of which were sporting the Malaysian tiger stripe national kit.

Jason Mraz

The venue

So there the event ended at 9.45pm and I waited until about 10.45pm, chatting with a young and friendly traffic police while for the traffic congestion to ease before heading home.

Kudos to Marctensia for organising a great event without any stupid 1 hour rock star delays.

 


One Response to “Jason Mraz in KL”

  1. Diana - July 9, 2009 / 2:44 pm

    He was AWESOME and HANDSOME and COOL and PERFECT! Good Luck Jason! :)

     

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