Rock The World 17

9th December 2017: Rock The World 2017 at Car Park B, KL Sport City, Bukit Jalil.

KL Sport City is pretty, but you don’t have to walk through it to find the car park.

I came in time for Thy Regiment.

Even Bukit Jalil National Stadium in the back is real pretty! The revamp was for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

I have yet to crowdsurf.

Thy Regiment, full of energy!

I brought two lenses with my Sony Alpha 7s. This was from the Sony Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2.0 SSM ZA. Gotta love Eric’s expression behind as he walks through the stage! (Well I think that’s Eric…)

This, too.

It gets close and gives enough context around the subject.

Cool shades, bro.

A wild Big appears!

Color mosh time.

The crowd was given packets of colored powder.

On go, usually with Butterfingers – The Chemistry (Between Us) blasting on the speakers.

Some opened their packets earlier though.

Poor dude right under the right leg of the crowd surfer. At least he’s not wearing steel boots.

This crowd surfer is so familiar! I’ve probably seen him at previous Rock The Worlds, doing exactly the same thing. I wonder if he recognizes me, too!

I don’t usually get colored despite being relatively in the action. This time was different.

Massacre Conspiracy, regulars.

It rained, and for some reason all the powder mixed into this bloody red. Slayer – Raining Blood comes to mind!


They keep it old school.

Gotta love these vintage instruments!

That and their shades.

Meanwhile, in the ROTTW booth nearby, Abang Rom is having a chat.

Chaps hanging out on a wooden bicycle.

This concert was sponsored by Tune Talk.

This is not my food truck.

I really like this banner.

This is not from the banner though.

I had this for dinner. Not bad.

Gerhana Ska Cinta.

The regular big ska band!

The second lens I brought was the Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA.

Seven Collar T-Shirt. Here’s Ham, on guitar and special effects.

Here’s Duan on vocals, guitar, and feeling.

The 135mm always comes in handy for drummer shots.

Zip Zieller.

Rock and roll is gold.


Ijam, also of Restraint, who would announce his departure from Naratu on the 2nd of January 2018.

Big the emcee, in the artiste lounge.

Punk-faced Bunkface.

Nope I don’t know what’s up with the camel.

Then came the last act…

Emmett I!

The band featured all my friends. Here’s Josh from Seven and Tokyo Blue, or at least how I remember him.

Izuan Shah of Auburn.

Julian Lim of The Infernal Conundrum and Bokazzi.

And of course, Emmett Ishak, most known as the vocalist for the now disbanded Butterfingers.

He brought back his grunge glory days, singing in English.

Still the rock powerhouse.

A guest drummer came on stage. It was Loko, his bandmate from Butterfingers!

So you had the regular crowd-pullers – such that Rock The World has been the same – and yet, differently, I’d noticed that they have been very strict to the schedule, which I could really appreciate since I could leave after the concert finished and still take the LRT!

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