June 5, 2013

  • Future Music Festival Asia: Day 2

    While FMFA Day 1 (see the blog post here) was characterized by euphoric trance lovers in an Armin van Buuren led night rave, Day 2 on the other hand, was decidedly one massive hipster party.  

    The indie fun started well in the sunny hours of the Saturday afternoon, as 25,000 colourful too-cool-for-school music revellers started streaming into Sepang International Circuit,  which on that day featured several arenas, over 40 awesome acts… plus a pool party deck! Now who can resist that?

    Music lovers had a lot to get excited about.

    The Flamingo stage boasted the likes of PSY, Rita Ora, Fun., Bloc Party, Temper Trap, RudimentalStafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet, and Tenzin.  The  Warrior’s Dance Arena would see Feed Me, Kill The Noise, Zeds Dead, and Borgore share the stage with one of the best live acts in the world, The ProdigyGnome Stage was dominated by hip hop acts such as Naughty by Nature and De La Soul.

    Personally for me, sunset is the golden period of an outdoor music festival. I love the atmosphere of happy shiny people dancing and singing along to great performances as the sky busks in a warm glow.

    My friend & tv presenter Henry Golding made the trip down as well!

    I got a sneak of the backstage, plus spoke with some of the acts, up close and personal :)

    Two members of The Temper Trap. I couldn’t wait to hear “Sweet Dispostion” , “Love Lost” and “Rabbit Hole”

    The guys from Fun. Love partying to their tracks in the club.

    Rita Ora in her outrageously cool cheese dress.

    Rita was fun and open to hang out with. Not only does she possess a bold and funky style (amidst Twitter wars with another certain artiste about who is copying who), she has an eclectic musical taste inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen, topped with Beyonce and Jay-Z as her mentors. As she said, she plans to be in the music industry for the long haul, and we don’t think she’ll be disappearing anytime soon! 

    Like a pro, Rita didn’t let technical disruptions get her fiesty performance down.

    Bloc Party

    Gangnam Style…. have you gotten enough of Psy yet?

    The Prodigy


    DJ Bento

    Met Rita Ora again backstage after her performance and bid her bon voyage!

    Could not resist the Ferris Wheel once more. 

    Best view in the house, swinging atop going round & round.

    Music lovers, UNITE!

    Whereas in the past one usually had to travel across many seas to enjoy music festivals such as this, it’s incredible that we now have one right here in our own backyard. I hope you’re now inspired to go to next year’s Future Music Festival Asia. Take your parents, friends, neighbours, significant other, hey ask your boss too!

    I’ll knock down a glass of champagne and kick it with you ole’ skool style with you when I see you :)
    ♥ Dawn

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