Headed out to Taiping from Moe's place with Moshi and Rhid at about 10am, and met up with Aron, Nik and Gas at the petrol station by the toll out of KL. Switched CDs, made plans, and offff to Taiping we went!
Arrived at about 2pm? Can't really remember, we headed over to some nasi kedai and ate some food before heading over to Gas's under-renovation house to freshen up and chill a bit before heading to Rainhouse Studio. Chillin' like chillis mahh...
I was extremely obsessed with getting Jerry to run away from Tom...
After soundchecks and hi's and bye's with the organizer, some friends and family (Aron and his bro), we settled down to capture the bands as they started, the first being Arai's project band that played a few covers including Suffocate by First Blood. Mehehe. I like.
Then it was Myeiva (or however you spell it) who played 'death metal', though it sounded a lot more like trashcore.... Hm. But it was alright, the screams were alright, the music was alright... it was... alright. Good job lah. Here was where we managed to analyse the moshing style in Taiping. Agak lain ah. Not really a sense of unity, a lot of groups here and there, when people moshed, it was just to have a laugh or just mengejek the band... I don't know, it was all a bit weird for us.
Then t'was time for Adrenalize, ex-Couple's bassist, Ojoe's new band. Not bad at allll. The keyboards add a cool dancey effect to the menacing vocals and loud sounds of the drums and guitar. A bit weird at parts, like the keyboards break off the climax of the hardcore sounds but altogether, wrapped up pretty well. Nice stuff. Managed to moshhhh gwarrrgghhh!!!
Then it was us. *gulp* hahaha. This was the first time we were doing a proper set with screams inserted at proper parts, soooo... we were nervous. But it all worked well, we had a good show, and despite us being one of the softer bands that day, the crowd was well supportive and we're really grateful for that! :)
Headed down afterwards to just chillll and see if XxCrimeScenexX had arrived. Went to buy drinks, came back, saw CScene, said HI and went back up to catch Arai's second band, Astonish Elmo. Extremely wow. Blew my head, they were great, he is a really talented drummer for someone his age. Fckkkkkk. Arai boleh jadi taikooo! :P HAHA
Headbanged like crazy man, that's all I remembered from their set. And us "phewit"ing when Arai took of his shirt. BAHAHAHAH
The punk era starts hereeee! A few bands I didn't manage to catch, for I was busy swapping shoes with Rhid and Moe, charging my battery and all these sorts of nonsense, but next thing I knew I could hear the sounds of ska and punk from above. Went back up to catch this pretty awesome ska-like band, followed swiftly by a band that had a vocalist who was slightly drunk out of his mind and was saying things that were - yes - meaningful and had a message but... man he talked too much. Haha!
THEN IT WAS TIME FOR xXCRIMESCENEXx, motherfuckerrrrssss! :) But Avroco and Man were missing so it was a little ngehhh. They didn't go through their naked tradition which was pretty disappointing (haha!) but in terms of the singing and the music and the furyyyy of the whole set? Unbelievable. Nobeat was tossing and turning and falling everywhere, screaming into the mic without mercy. My head almost exploded. Haha. Greaaat stuff. And the drums? Fantastic.
Headed to the mamak behind the street where Rainhouse was, chilled, and then decided to head to Ipoh to lepakkkk and laughed til our stomachs were about to burst and the whole Dataran was staring at us before heading back to KL.
Best chicken in the universe.
Celine loves roadtrips. Fullstop.