Last Saturday I was at the T-Music Festival (sponsored by Tiger) at Bukit Jalil. Man... it sure was one hell of a concert. It started at 7PM and had back to back performances all the way till nearly 2.00AM. Tiger gave me a pair of VVIP tickets where I could stand like 2 meters away from the stage, where I stood for like 5 hours!
The experience though was... mesmerizing. There were like 20 acts from the most famous artists in the region. I mean you had everyone from Yung Joey, Justin, Powerstation, Soler, Lee Sheng Jie to ... DAVID TAO.
There were some Malaysian singers there that night too. I was impressed by this particular guy. I think his name was Eric Lim.
I was convinced by the end of the concert that I will probably never ever in my life again be able to see so many superstars in one night. Unless we have another one next year (please have another one next year Tiger!). I'm pretty sure that a lot of other people there that night are wishing for that too... all 12,000 of them.
Yes I heard there were like 12,000 people there!
For most of the night, Princess and I found a very comfortable spot just like 1-2 meters away from the stage. I was quite happy with our spot. There were people in front of us but I could see the stage really clearly from where I was standing.
Princess though was really fidgety. She didn't seem very entertained and insisted that we tried to push further to the front when we were already so close to the front.
It was then that I later realized why.
From where we were standing, this was what I could see at my eye level.
Princess on the other hand is a little smaller in size. So this was what she could see. Basically the backs of a couple of guys in front of us and that's it.
She could hear the music and the crowds cheer but she had no clue what was happening on stage.
This is where we both saw a kind deed that made us both proud to be Malaysians. The two guys in front of us saw that Princess was jumping up and down trying to get a view of the stage so they offered to let her take their place in front. Princess at first hesitated because she didn't want to separate from me but the two guys even told me to go ahead with her.
So we both went in front and took their place.... and Princess could see the concert that was meant to be seen.
After like almost 5 hours of performances, we all got to see the act that almost everyone was waiting for. David Tao.
The second he stepped on the stage the crowd went totally crazy. So did I! I whipped out my camera and started taking lots of pictures.... so that I could later on put these pictures on my blog and share the joy with you guys.
I took so many pictures until I realized that I should also take a video too. So I switched on my video mode on my camera and started recording away. Just in time to hear him start singing "Ai Hen Jian Dan", one of his biggest hits.
The whole crowd went insane! We all sang along with him throughout "I LOOOOVVVEEEE YOUUUU....". I kept recording almost the full song but I accidentally stopped the recording towards the end only to start it again in time to catch the last 30 seconds.
Soon after singing "Ai Hen Jian Dan", he bid us all goodbye and left us all in tears.
Yung Joey then came on to stage to sing her part. She had a great sense of humour and she really was quite the entertainer.
We all left the T-Music Festival that night with a big smile on our faces.
It had been a great night and a night that I would remember forever. Not only that... I was going home with a recording of David Tao singing my favourite song.
I quickly uploaded and played the videos when I got home.
This was my Yung Joey video.
Not too bad.
Not too bad.
Then came my David Tao recording of "Ai Hen Jian Dan". That was then... I nearly felt like banging my head against the wall.
While recording his performance I hadn't realized that I was also singing along in joy with everyone else in the crowd who were all singing along too. Since the camera was right in front of me, it recorded my voice more than everyone else INCLUDING DAVID TAO HIMSELF.
So I ended up with a recording of David Tao's performance but with my voice over.It wasn't enough that I was singing like a drunk, at some parts where I forgot the words I simply mumbled something.
I ended up with a recording of David Tao's LIVE performance, DUBBED over by Timothy Tiah's voice. ARGHH!!!!!!!
I was so angry with myself I was rolling around in bed that night. UHUK UHUK!!!. Princess for some reason found it funny and kept laughing at me.
So I'm not going to share the video I ruined with you guys. Why would you want to hear my drunk singing.
Instead I'll share a video of the last 30 seconds of his song. I also managed to ruin a little bit of this video but it wasn't as bad because by the end of the song I was already losing my breath.
There you have it everyone. The day I destroyed my David Tao recording.
Thank you anyway to Tiger for giving me the chance to see so many stars perform LIVE in one night. Please have another one next year.