14th September 2014: Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival, Day 2, at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.
Food booths outside!
New places take over the old!
At Deck 2: Xes Xes Loveseat.
At the Lawn…
…Dabus, by Kumpulan Dabus Tanjung Bidara.
I wish I noticed as well that the balloons made a cool color gradient!
These aren’t buttons.
A little black box with screenings!
Magical-hair-colored Darren Teh!
At Pentas 2, Ivan was spotted on one of his many duties…
…with the poppy Froya!
Outside, in the Lobby…
Upstairs, an empty room whose signboard says Kelab Fotografi Shashin KL, Studio 9.
Outdoors, The Traveller by Kwangtung Dance Company. I think.
Back in Pentas 2, delightful electronica.
Outdoors, a king meets his queen.
Oh like chess pieces! I wonder if anyone has tried to play giant chess with this.
The Lawn clears space for the entrancing Kuda Kepang by Kumpulan Kuda Kepang Parit Raja.
The Sony 135mm F2.8/T4.5 Smooth Transition Focus makes for the best bokeh.
The open mic session in Deck 2 sees a familiar face from local 90s band Zero.
Ariff AB signs up, too!
Inside, on the list of attractions…
…is a laid-back Liyana Fizi. The stage can be big… but it, and the audience area, feels small and cosy, from the way she addresses the audience.
This time around, it was just the Sony Alpha 7S and a LA-EA1 modded for full-frame, and the 135mm.
The bassist learnt Estrella – Take It Slow, Liyana’s old band’s classic, on the spot.
A little help from post-rock/space-rock Zul of Dirgahayu!
A little falsetto help from her drummer.
Then, a surprise…
No that’s not a typo – I didn’t switch lenses fast enough to show that it didn’t spell HAPY but HAPPY.
Never too old to photobomb.