Thursday, March 19, 2015


Bonjour! Don't you know it's so hard not to post this gig story of my kinda reunion watching TAHITI 80 live on stage after 4 years ago in Bandung, Indonesia. I'm bringing some fun and good vibes here after reporting live from 5th Music Gallery, Skeeno Hall Gandaria City Jakarta on behalf of CREATIVEDISC.COM.  That day, on Saturday morning was such a chaos for me. I needed to catch my flight at noon after doing my morning duty and scared of losing my flight schedule, thankfully i still got my luck left on me. I arrived at my city airport, 30 mins before its departure by the highspeed cab. Having my anxiety for one hour and fifteen mins flight above the sky, waiting for my time to watch the band. 

Jakarta, 6 pm i rode a bus to the event and prayed that the show hadn't over yet. Phew!!  Finally at the venue by 8 pm and the crowd was like MAD, SUPERMAD. Held at a such not quite enough venue to load those thousands of indiekids around, i saw hundreds were still there waiting on their line, queing to get a permission to enter the door. Heard the news that the venue been overload already, so they must wait til the some audiences flew and replaced by the those on the front door. Meanwhile i'm holding my 'magic card" of PRESS ID entry tix on behalf of, so i can enter the front pit easily and watch the show. 

Before the main show of my all time fave French downtempo indiepop band, TAHITI80 hit the stage, there were some of local indie acts performed there. My personal choices went to these two bands: TREES and WILD and SORE. SORE brought the chamber rock-jazz-psychedelic-indie rock vibes there on the act of worshiping the act ADE PALOH scratching his guitar like crazy. MAJOR LOVE FOR SORE



and...... waiting for the stage preps up to 40 mins.... tick tock.. anxiety getting worse.. heartbeat comes faster...

 ( Stage Crew and Xavier Boyer Tahiti 80 Were Preparing for the Stage)

and please welcome!!!!

TAHITI 80 on stage!!!! * AAAAKKKKKKKKK 

I have been loving them since 2007 and til now and later and forever. This comeback was just like a major dream came true for me. The band say hello and started to play the first song " LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE", wait.. i was still trying to get my feet on the ground. Not ready for this realtime moment, Xavier was standing right there in front of my eyes, just a meter away from me . I was so freakingly happy,i could die. Like yes DIEEE!  (sorry for this overexcited feeling) :D

Next on their lists were ALL MY FAVE HITS of TAHITI 80,taken from the old albums like PUZZLE, FOSBURY, THE PAST THE PRESENT AND THE POSSIBLE,  WALLPAPER FOR THE SOUL and their latest album BALLROOM.

As i screamed request for their songs like GATE 33, 1000 times, Easy, Big Day, and also their latest hits Crush and Coldest Summer ... what became the surprise? THEY ARE ALL THERE ON THE SETLIST!! 

Boyer learnt some easy words to speak in front of the fans in Bahasa Indonesia " HALLO, JAKARTA, Terima Kasih . Senang Saya" yet he's trying to say " I'm so happy being  here in Jakarta" . They succeed to make us sweat and dance on our feet with the hits, the tamborine man made me can't stop my body to move and singing their songs.

Performing for 45 mins, wasn't enough for me .. yeah i want them forever singing in front of me. But that would be unfair for them and all. LOL. So, here we are comes to the end of the show. Yep, i'm talking about the encore of "HEARTBEAT" where most of the fans waiting for that night.

Can you feel my heartbeat when I'm close to you? whoooooo!!!
After the show, i kindly asking Boyer to give me his handwritten setlist, A MASSIVE GOAL! The setlist on my hand now. Merci, Monsieur !

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


THE SUPER LATE REVIEW OF NFG'S SINGAPORE LAST CONCERT IS ON THE WAY! When i heard people say that pop punk era is dead, i guess they're not! not at all. This legendary American Pop Punk band NEW FOUND GLORY made their great comeback to Singapore last month. The early val's day celebration they called. The organizer gave surprise to all ticket holders, announcing on their official facebook page to those who bought the tix are able to bring their date or bff or whoever to the gig. Yes, it's one for one ticket surprise! 
That day, the gate opened at 6 pm and those kids are running towards the theatre with their beaming faces.
 The show's first opener by the rising alternative rock localband called ASPECTRUM, gosh i might say that they got it all up in stage. They warmed up the crowd, shouting , singing, and crowd surving. This was my first watching them, and dropped my big crush on them..yes especially to their drummer. 
Aspectrum, the first opening local act of NFG live in Singapore 
 Next up for the second opener was the Sidney based pop punk band, CAMBRIDGE . Just like everyone on this show, we were curious to know how good will they perform to ignite the stage. The result? beyond awesome! they brought all the energy to the stage and sweat us all. They even sang their cover of Taylor Swift " 22 " and we're like hmmm.. singing it with them. ah! by the end of the show, the players were mingled with many audiences spreading their free stickers and photoposes with their fans. Kool! 
CAMBRIDGE - the Sidney based punkrock band 

Gig Wanderer posed with Cambridge - the aftershow
 Now, straight to the mainshow. WHAT WE HAVE AWAITED FOR! THE GLORIOUS NEW FOUND GLORY HITTING UP THE STAGE! There, they were stomping out the ground! Chad Gilbert,Jordan Pundik, Ian Grushka and Mike Ambrose (currently helping the band due to Bolooki's absence). They brought the first dramatical anthem and continued to Selfless from their last album Resurrection . The crowd was a sick madness! Are you thinking bout the circle mosh pit? OF COURSE YOU ARE! They jumped, they shouted, they danced and did the never-get-tired circle mosh pit. Talking about that night setlist, NFG truly mixed em very well. The classic hits, and their latest collections are on the show, harmonically! I feel sorry if you guys couldn't make it for this unforgetable show of NEW FOUND GLORY live in Singapore. But you better follow their updates, here and make sure you'll make it next time.