How should I start this, oh YES I’M GOING TO SEE PHOENIX LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME.
I’ve been listening to them since Glastonbury 2010 where they’re perform Lisztomania in a freakin massive music fest (see link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_JWCMA1ad4)& yes I’m a late discoverer of this french nobelmen but it doesn’t stop me from discovering their previous non-wolfgang amadeus album
(Look at mah playlist)
not me (still not gay.)
as soon as I reached the venue I met my friends @nzrlsyzwn , @fikadhum@clarrence (just met you guys, but indie music genius lah hahaha) two other die hard phoenix fans & we were redirected by the event management from The Star to meet & greet phoenix, by phoenix I mean the entire band members, I’m a die hard fans but I did’t prepare myself to be fanatic fan that day (see…trying to be cool ;) I just came prepared with my mini notebook for signature & some rambling french words I won’t understand .__.”.
I’m really excited in the same time & I’m thinking what I suppose to say (in french), both of the girls have all the LP/EP/PHOENIX JACKET/POSTERS/ album cover
NAILS,/XX genes, while we’re walking to the band preparation room (highly guarded by buff securities)
when I step to their Band prep room, my heart skipped a beat & there it was Phoenix in front of us…
I begin with a simple hand shake with all the band members, few french word I can’t seem to remember, (I recalled baguette/Magnifique. & yes made them laugh yes)
After that I’m like Hi, bonjour, OMG, How’s Singapore?, how’s japan?, they simply reply with a humble smile & strong french accent & say everything is “good & great”, reason why I called them humble is they’re really down to earth, kinda band. Because we usually think bands are too high & the really like to stay that way…. But they’re truly are a noble frenchmen.
Photo taking session.
The event organizer lady reminding us we have 5 more mins, the girls started asking them to sign everything they have in that very monment & taking photo with 4 of them
& we patiently wait, when it’s our turn I said “ I want the other thomas to join us too” Thomas Hedlund was in the room doing what other drummer suppose to do duh?! & they all we’re laughing (made them laugh 2nd time yes!) & I got both Thomas & the rest of the band member to join me in a photo.
(Branco,Deck, Thomas Hedlund,”me”Thomas Mars, Christian)
that very five mare minute I felt like a lifetime, impromtu Q/A session , deck was asking us “so guys from Malaysia eh?” haha ( awat hang tak pi Malaysia? Side joke.) Mars was really amuse by Nazrul Lyric book he made for them & Branco was asking us if “we were musician or play any instrument?” (in a very thick french accent) we said we used too, he laugh & he said he can really tell (I think it’s because of Nazrul beard or my fred perry lol) & all of said enjoy our show & I reply Enjoy the crowd !!
(@fikadhum & @clarrence & PHOENIX!) nice move clerrence ;)
& that was it ,5 +mins of us & phoenix….
well I did ask a last question.. “How was performing with HAIM ?” & they said “ HAIM….yes yes they were great band(with strong french accent) “
(me promoting HAIM + laneway hahaha)
ok time for the Phoenix concert…
P/s:Special thanks to Naz(@nzrlsyzwn ) & ESPECIALLY Muhammad Akif (@Fikadhum) for the meet & greet, I LOVE U GUYS!!!
(To be continued.)