More pictures from the Fly FM 4th Flyniversary event. Check out the event coverage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/11/21/fly-fm-4th-anniversary-2/
Notes: Disagree played just as the rain stopped, allowing me to walk around the stage and snap photos.
Notes: Yuna is fun and easy to shoot as she doesn’t move around so much. Attention has to be taken so that you capture her while her eyes are open or is looking outward towards the crowd.
Notes: The lighting was interesting when Faizal Tahir was performing.
Notes: It started to pour heavier while Estranged was playing, allowing me to only take photos from the right side of the stage. Couldn’t get a close up of Din or walk far enough to zoom over the stage to photograph Azwin.
Notes: Pijie has an interesting t-shirt! Bittersweet is one really interesting band as they rarely move around the stage while performing. Easy to snap, but you won’t get many action or dynamic pictures. Pijie on the other hand, has really interesting poses and facial expressions (which DOES NOT suit the music the band plays at all! Hah!).
Notes: The band members move around the stage every now and then allowing more action shots. The bassist tend to get close to the edge of the stage, allowing more wide angle shots. Interesting band to shoot.
I like to get 2 or more band members in one shot while using my 70-200 lens.
Baybeats 2009 was held at the Esplanade at Singapore over the Merdeka weekend (August 28th – 30th). I managed to get down there to check it out, all 3 days of it.
(Image credit to Weilong)
Well, the first thing I was glad about is that the Singaporean crowd was awesome. Bands after bands, they were supporting them and mosh pits were always there in the Powerhouse stage. For the first night, I managed to arrive just as Estranged started playing and there were a lot of people singing to Estranged songs. To top it all off, Rich started Aurora with an acoustic guitar before the rest of the guys joined in with full force.
(Image credit to Ivan Neo)
The timing for the stages was quite good as they allowed 30 minutes for each band to setup after the previous band performed. This of course, overlapped with the other stages and people could go to another stage to catch another performer while waiting for their favorite act to setup.
MTV World Stage Malaysia was held in the Sunway Lagoon surf p0ol on the 15th of August 2009. I was there before the event started and the lines for the mosh pit started as early as 3pm and by 4pm the lines were extending all the way to the Sunway Pyramid entrance.
The lines for the Red Zone at the Sunway Lagoon entrance was also insanely long (as mentioned to me by the security personnel there), but I wasn’t there to take photographs of the queues.
Rockaway 2009 continued into the evening with Cassandra, another band serving up heavy metal to the hungry crowd, providing them with more reasons to mosh. Catch part 1 of Rockaway 2009 here http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/07/28/rockaway-part-1/
The Rhythm of Unity concert was set to improve ties between Malaysia and Indonesia but what turned out was really unexpected.
The event was supposed to start at 5pm and when we got to the venue at 4pm, the stage was still being constructed halfway. Rumor has it that the organisers could not afford to pay the second payment after the stage has been built, prompting the stage company to deconstruct the stage. The organisers then managed to contact another event company for the stage to be built on Saturday afternoon itself, just before the event starts.
Luck was not on their side though as it started to rain at around 6.30pm, just before the lighting and main speakers could be lifted up to be secured on the main boom. The heavy thunderstorm roared for 2 hours before finally giving way. It took the stage crew another 2 hours
Rhythm of Unity Concert is organized by eBlitz Communication Sdn. Bhd. cooperating with Mahaka Entertainment Indonesia. This concert aims to create unity between Malaysians and Indonesians through music which presents Slank (IND), Letto (IND), One Buck Short (MAL), Bunkface (MAL), ESTRANGED (MAL), and Hujan (MAL) as the lineups.
The concert will be held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium carpark on the 23rd of May and will start from 5pm all the way till midnight. Tickets will cost RM55 though, you can purchase them from Axcess Ticketing (http://www.axcess.com.my/s_ryhthmofunity09.asp?id=3691836967676211263638541123464324642977)
There’s a 20% for VISA users, which will bring the ticket price down to RM45. Be quick!
The evening continued with Pure Vibracion, spitting out their reggae tunes, which included the English chart topping (on HitzFM) song, Mi Gal. Flag bearing was of course there, this time a blue Malaysians for Peace one, instead of the usual red, green, yellow Pure Vibracion flag.
There were backup singers for songs, but at one point, Liyana Fizi of Estrella
Fly FM held their 3rd anniversary birthday bash at Central Park, 1Utama this year. They also held their 2nd anniversary at the same venue last year (of which I attended as well). They were nice enough to provide me with some media passes, allowing me to venture around all areas around the stage and the VIP area as well.
This event is also sponsored by Magnum, and there were those blow up bangers which had Magnum branding on them as well. Security this year was also helped out by
I am a avid reader of ifeel, a Chinese magazine focusing on Malaysian fashion and beauty. It was such a coincidence that I managed to saw the Sloggi promotion as I seldom turn to promotions page. Well I know what catches my eyes, yes, the inner wear models!