Event Report: Laneway Festival 2013 in Singapore!January 28, 2013
As I had announced before, I was the official blogger for FIJI Water for one of the largest music festivals of the year that spans the whole of 12 hours from 12.40pm to 1am.
This was my first Laneway, and I was rightly excited because my recent discoveries of Poliça and Of Monsters and Men are going to be playing!
We arrived at around 12.45 by taxi and then walked in to join the throngs of people at the entrance. At that moment, Kings of Convenience was playing. They did around 5-6 songs I think, and warmed up the crowd for what's to come next. I've heard about them, but they are such a quiet sort of band I didn't expect the lead singer to ham it up for the crowd, dancing in his cute awkward way.
Of course, there was FIJI Water to keep the thirst at bay. Thank god for these -- or we might have ended up in the First Aid tent somewhere where people were fainting left and right from the heat!
And now, some videos which I painstakingly uploaded onto Youtube to share the moments with you. You can see the crowd and feel some of the atmosphere, I hope. The moments when I turn my screen in, is when I tried to check if I am indeed recording. Haha. You don't have to play all - I'm sure there are better recordings out there on Youtube.
I really like Poliça's gig and was happy they did a great job at the Festival. The sound was excellent and the lead singer delivered with the same fortitude as the recording.
And my favorite - Of Monsters and Men! We came back specially at 4pm to catch this, after catching some air con in MBS after Polica. They were great because they knew how to work the crowd and had impressive stage presence.
Thanks again to FIJI Water Singapore for the treat!
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