This is the second part of the 2-part coverage. Check out the coverage of the Indie and Chillout stage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2010/01/09/rock-the-world-9-indie/. The heavy afternoon rain forced most of us to take shelter in the media tent, foregoing performances by bands such as Blind Tribe (they were playing when the rain started, and continued playing), Saturnine, Yuna and Disagree.
There was the usual local clothing labels around the venue, this on in particular, the newer Envelove, who stocks the famous Badger (from Bandung, Indonesia) brand.
Republic of Brickfields is no stranger to the local music scene and is a staple band at the Rock The World series (no Koffin Kanser this year though). Recently, they opened for Search at Mon’t Kiara and today, they had a real surprise in store for fans.
The KL stop for the Search Di Awan Biru tour was held at the Mon’t Kiara Equestrian Park on the 1st August 2009. Anti-ISA gathering/protests/march was also held at the same day at Kuala Lumpur (together with roadblocks at all major roads entering the city). The Search tour was sponsored by Celcom. Well, if you have noticed, Celcom has been sponsoring/organising a lot of music related events lately, from Indonesian band concerts, to local music gigs like the UOX Play series of gigs. Keep it up!
Massive jams started from 1pm at all roads and highways entering the city. You had to be stuck along with the rest even if you just wanted to turn out and an exit not entering the city. A lot of people who wanted to go to the Search concert got stuck at the jams at one road or another.
Kudos to those who made it there (parking was another issue which I shall highlight later towards the end of this article). There was already a large crowd at the entrance of the venue at 3pm. The event started at approximately 4pm with Pesawat (there was a slight adjustment to the band scheduling) gracing the stage first.
The final leg of the Konsert Penghargaan Search will be held at the Mon’t Kiara Equestrian Park on the 1st of August 2009. Even the line up of opening bands are superb with Zip Zieller, Pesawat, REVENGE and Republic of Brickfields opening for Search. Ah, more REVENGE sweetness!
The schedule for the event will be:
5.40pm: Zip Zieller
6.30pm: Republic of Brickfields
It looks like each opening band will have more than 30 minutes of show time, and heck, Search will have at least 2 hours for themselves!
You can get more information from the official website at http://www.duniasearch.com/or from the the Celcom mini site http://www.celcom.com.my/cep/promotions/prabayar-celcom-blue/search-awanbiru/index.html
Our coverage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/08/20/search-di-awan-biru-mont-kiara/
Rock The World 8 was held at the car park of Stadium Merdeka on the 20th of December 2008. There wasn’t any Rock The World at 2007, so this Rock The World was somewhat very much anticipated by everyone.
Well, not really ‘everyone’, judging from the number of comments on the Junk Blog, until Jason Lo actually came around to post some comments there as well. Most of the criticism was about the line up, some saying how stale it was, some saying that most of the bands are ‘cronies’
First and foremost, before you start wasting your time reading this post, I would just like to say that this event was a total disaster. It was a total waste of time and money to anyone who paid RM38/RM45 for the tickets. It was a pure letdown to everyone, audience and band members (especially Steven & CoconutTreez who flew all the way down to play for us)