Search & XPDC Concert
Live at Singapore Indoor Stadium
2 of the greatest Malay rock bands (well from my mummy's husband's opinion, Search is the biggest!) came to our shores to do a one night concert. Both mummy and her husband are huge Malay rock bands lovers. Mummy said late 80s and early 90s songs are the classic. Nobody has yet to recreate the era.
So mummy bought a pair of tix worth $80 each. They rather sit than to be in the mosh pits as they did not want other people's hair to be flying in their faces. 95% of the fans were wearing black, mummy said she looked out of place but she wouldnt bother as once the lights off, nobody could see her. Let mummy review the concert from her point of view
I was so excited when I heard Search and XPDC are coming to town. Search they have came in the recent years but XPDC. They did not performed here for so long so this looks like a huge comeback for them.
I simply couldnt wait to sing all the classics. I went with my husband and his sister. It's kinda last minute coz I wanna make sure my work is all done before the weekend.
The crowd was simply not bad, but I think they should take half the stadium. The mosh pits were pretty sad looking. Especially when they shone spotlight on the pits which happens MOST of the times.
Our seats were in the same block as some Suria celebrities. Mat-mat rock jugak mereka eh? Wonder how they are as fans.
Read in sistic website, it will be 3 hrs concert. Wow! So half is Search and another half is XPDC. So we were all thinking Search and XPDC, who will perform first? Search is bigger, so we all presumed Search will be doing the closing.
Host Hafeez Glamour came on board and joked with us, giving away backstage passes for those to sing any songs. He's the filler while the runners were frantically making everything ready. We were promised a next great show is in the works and its Ella & Awie! On 25th Mar. Alamak D'Touchz. I spent my dough on Evanescence and Foo Fighters. Save a seat for me k, beli end of the month.
Then to our surprise he announced Search first. We were like what? Then on a brighter side, most probably XPDC had something up their sleeves. Ingat they will announced Search later coz Liverpool and Man U match that night too. Amy peminat Liverpool mungkin dia nak menonton kot? hahaha
Search came out in full force. My first thought was tak panas ke bang pakai skirt PVC leather? Tattoo cantik bang. Ok enough of the jokes (I can go on). Kid my fav!!! Love his style.
Ever energetic Amy came out, in his tight red leopard print pants, his shaven mohawk, with that trademark voice. Badan masih tahan jugak in his 60s. Can we safely call him our resident Steve Tyler or maybe David Coverdale? He is the masterpiece, always an artiste, a performer, an entertainer.
Hits after hits, all of us sang along especially to Isabella, Fenomena and Fantasia Bulan Madu. Damn! I was recording on my Samsung Galaxy S2 the song Isabella, jari gatal terpicit back button.
Unfortunately their segment was way too short and we were all hoping they came out again to do encore at the end, surprise us all. I was waiting for the song Rozana. It's just a waste to spend that much money on such a short concert.
XPDC, was also one of my favs especially to the song Cinta Kenangan Silam. I was all pumped up and waited to record their performance. It's almost 10pm, and the band finally arrived.
Out came... Ali? Wait it's been a while since I follow them. Those who doesnt know Ali was from Terra Rossa. They belted metal after metal and I couldnt hear a word he's singing or saying. So that went on for more than an hour, without a single familiar song. All I love bout the group was Ariff, the young guitarist, kisk-ass!
Then Ali was mumbling something and pointing backstage, then he walked off together with Ariff and the drummer (I think that's Lola, am I right?) I whispered to my sis-in-law, what the hell did he just said?
Out came Mael, oh wait they invited him too. That's good, I finally got to hear my favs. Unfortunately he too sang metal after metal, without understand what came out of his mouth. There are times I felt like getting off my seat and tell him Bang, ikat rambut bang? Rimas tengok rambut melekat kat muker. He also sang as if he's not interested at all. And because they sang unknown songs to us, people starting to leave. It's so sad to see especially when they have not been here for more than a decade. Even the Suria celebrities left. Me everytime I thought they were about to perform a slow number, I would record. Due to that my battery almost went flat.
Then after a long concert of metal, Mael said Bye Bye. I said to my husband and his sister. "I see chairs. I see chairs" On stage they set up chairs. Finally they sang slow numbers. Titian Perjalanan and CINTA. I looked at my watch WTH almost 12am?! After those 2 songs, that's it.
My overall review of the concert. Search was extremely good as always and energetic BUT short and they were first to perform. But they gave them their all. XPDC unfortunately was WHACK! Too long, No familiar songs in between, Couldn't understand a word. The XPDC sound system was HORRIBLE! It's like watching a concert headlining XPDC and Search was just the opener. That's not we went there in the first place. We wanted to watch both bands perform on the same stage together with same equal amount of performance.
I only hope Ella & Awie will be much better... hope what the fans got in M'sia, we will receive the same.
Sorry none of my videos accompany this review. Seems like my skills suck on that day. So I will just grab those on YouTube. Credit goes solely to the Izamipad for Search videos
Credit goes solely to the demondriver123 for XPDC videos