It was my first time to go to JJF. And no, I didn’t watch Jason Mraz. Everyone was like, you went to JJF = how was Mraz? I work in JakartaConcerts.com, yes, but I’m not a big fan of concerts. I don’t spend that much of money for one night.
Luckily, Panji got 2 3-day-passes for him and his Dad. His Dad let me use his ticket on the last day! :) I was so excited though we had to go through the rain on his bike.
We watched Slank’s performance! Panji is a big fan of that band. I’m not, but I enjoyed it very much. They sang heaps of songs with some help from “jazzy musicians” including Michael Paulo!
Slank are the truest rock stars! I could sing along and dance with him, listening to the songs they played. We couldn’t watch Anda, Tompi and Peabo Bryson, but we randomly stumbled to a room and… We fell in love with the artist! It was Parov Stelar from Austria. They were awesome – saxophone + Macbook! CMIIW, but it was electronic jazz!
Have a look on Parov Stelar’s clip:
We then went to Dji Sam Soe Lounge outside JHCC to watch Panji’s brother’s performance. His brother is DREW‘s bassist and was going to perform with Humania also. Both performances were in a row, so we didn’t need to go anywhere else. I wanted to watch SOIL & “PIMP” Sessions but the lounge was so full, I couldn’t get out. :(
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DREW was great! As usual, it was an acoustic session. They performed American Boy, Pop, Lovestoned, and The Beatles medley (no need to mention their single right? :p) in a brand new style. Humania? Still a legend. :) Beside Mas Shanda, they also ‘recruited’ Larry Aswin from SOVA!! (too bad I didn’t bring my camera hehehe ;p)
(still by Uti, I only adjusted the colours)
I don’t care about how full the venue was, how bad the weather was, how full-of-smoke the lounge was… I was sooo happy! Thanks, cay.