You Owe X

Celcom UOX Play, 13th December 2008.

A stranger, no wait, hmmm…

Szetoo says I see you too!


The stage was on top of Sungei Wang Plaza, on the fourth floor. What an interesting rooftop stage! I’ve always thought rooftop stages were cool since The Beatles Rooftop Concert.


Emcee. Utterly every teenage girl’s dream.

Drum slut. And I had just posted how I’d never seen Jimmy drum for other bands and today he drummed for Stonebay and 40 Winks and Tempered Mental!

Do not step on broken glass(es)!

Bus Company. Finally, I got to see this band hailing from Klang after bumping into their members in so many occasions!

When I can’t think of a caption, I usually take the oppurtunity to insert some technical data. Like how all the stage shots were with the Sony A900 and Minolta 70-210mm F4 beercan. 210mm was long enough, but I gotta love the 70mm end of it, too!

40 Winks with Adlin Faiz Rosli.

Ska gets the crowd going!

Dude, what does mine say?!?

According to the timetable, Tempered Mental was to play at 8:30pm. I came on time and found them leaving the stage already, to be followed by funk/jazz rock Seven, who had quite a confusing crowd – some were absolutely lapping up the songs and singing along, and some were booing them off stage.

Ken gets a light shone on him.

Another reason to love my beercan and the bokeh it produces.

While Laila’s Lounge jammed on stage, their vocalist sat in a jam. This guitarist also sang vocals.

Laila’s Lounge didn’t make it to Rock The World 8. They had disbanded by then.

It was then Bittersweet‘s turn, with their vocalist again stuck in a jam, or missing.

There was a couple who had brought their toddlers to the show. Right smack in front of the barricades! They tried to put the kids to sit on the barricades. The kids in the crowd shouted, “Kak, jangan kak! Bahaya kak!” The mother was oblivious to that and insisted on putting their kids up front. The bouncers also advised the parents to bring their kids back down (they were crying then) but they persisted.

Dumb breeders.

Meanwhile, a drunk punk bodysurfed over to where this scene happened, nearly hitting them toddlers in the head. Somehow, I wonder if a lesson should’ve been taught to the parents.

And there I was, in a massive sandwich, unable to change out of my beercan to a wide-angle lens to document this in pictures.

I left the insane front-row crowd upon Bittersweet’s arrival, cradling my lens as I travelled through the mosh pits (following the flow helped). I was just there casually so I didn’t go get myself a media pass.

Then, I found good ol’ rocker Sarah and we formed an impromptu Guitar Hero band!

Yeah, I thought it was a pity that the band did not collectively know any harder, faster songs.

After what was like our world tour and 3 encores, looked at my watch – 11:30pm! I had just missed Butterfingers!

At least there was The Super Insurgent Group Of Intemperence Talent. Hard-rockin’ rock and rolling!

I’d heard of them on the first Junk CD. Awesome stuff!

5 thoughts on “You Owe X

  1. Albert Ng Post author

    shootkk: LOL classic!

    manusia ganjil ikan yu: Oh man, you missed quite a few good acts! But then so did I, playing Guitar Hero and missing Butterfingers LOL.

  2. punkstereo Post author

    bro, ur photos are kewl fer me. especially the mic with klcc bokeh! nothing much I can do with 50mm hehe


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