Dashboard Confessional @ KL Live

Dear blog,

I’m sorry you’ve been abandoned for the first month or so of 2012. What a bad start to the year.

Sorry for almost forgetting your pw.

I’m also sorry for ditchin you for twitter, although to my defense I hardly tweet too.

Since I’m sure you’ve missed me I shall continue to tell mah story. 😀

In between the New Year and now. A friend left for London to further his studies, CNY came and went, an Airasia sale came and went by without me buying anything =( and of course the Lynas protests. (They shouldn’t have it here.. keep it in Oz)

Apart from that, there was also Dashboard Confessional’s solo acoustic show!

Dashboard Confessional @ KL Live!

Ok… It was Chris Carrabba only which was even better! The dude is WOW….

My fav musician and I would not have missed it for the world!

T’was the 22nd of February 2012 on a cool Wednesday (odd… would have preferred a weekend) night where we sort of rushed our way to reach KL Live at 8pm sharp when the concert should have started.

The turnout was pretty good I assume, considering it was a weekday and it was only for one man!

Managed to get a pretty “good” spot as the venue was probably 60% full?

Waited till about 8.30 or so before Zher of Fly fm came on stage to start off the show by introducing the opening act… who was none other than……..
Awi Rafael!

Honestly, I’ve never heard of him before. Maybe saw his name in passing but never really linked his name to a famous song.

His songs are not bad, his voice pretty deep.

He performed songs like “Bila Aku Jatuh Cinta”, “Pulanglah” *which is extremely familiar and catchy* and also covers of Adele’s “Someone Like You”, Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” and The Verve’s “A Bitter Sweet Symphony”. His hair however, stole the show. lol

It was combed ala Elvis, and shook every time he moved his head. There was even a girl in the crowd that screamed “I LIKE YOUR HAIR!!!!”

His set was about 30 mins and the crowd were a bit agitated that he was performing so long. Poor dude got a “No” when he asked if he could perform more songs. He continued anyway. But it was still quite kesian.

Awhile after he left the stage….. the man everyone waited for…

Chris Carabba!

Turned up by singing “The Good Fight”.

He is surprisingly quite a bundle of sunshine I would say… very different from the heartfelt songs he sings. He also looks exactly like the pictures. He made light banter and seemed in his element, asking the crowd what songs they wanted and happily answering “I’ll do all that!”

He continued to perform songs like “A Bitter Pill”, “So Long Sweet Summer”, “Saints and Sailors”, “Belle of Boulevard”, “Don’t Wait”, “Screaming Infidelities”, “As Lovers Go”, “Carry This Picture”, “The Places You’ve Come To Fear the Most”, “Hands Down”.

The crowd was pretty amazing as they almost knew all the words to the songs performed and gladly sang along with him. He even said “I actually felt tingles” “You guys can sing!” Chris was definitely in his element, his voice was amazing, crisp, clear and reaching those high notes and straight away went back down to a slower and deeper sound. You could feel the emotions he puts into each and every song. Very intimate indeed.

There was a point when he was performing where a girl screamed “I love you!” followed by a dude saying “I love you!”. He actually replied “I love you too!”. Gosh! I love this dude!

He also played my fav song “Dusk and Summer”, it’s honestly an extremely song if you really listen. Thank goodness I didn’t cry/shed tears though tears would have formed if…. forget it!

Soon he broke out to crowd favourite “Stolen”. My heart was definitely stolen. More like I gave it away. He followed up with “Vindicated” from the Spiderman soundtrack.

He left the stage after that but returned for the final song of the night “Best Deceptions”, which is supposedly his favourite song for concerts.

Overall, it was a terrific show! A night definitely to remember! It was simple and “intimate”, the sound system was good, the lightning too. The only grievance was that mah view was blocked by some pretty tall dudes. Disappointing. =(

It was a night that I could have only dreamed of. I’m even willing to fly to a different country to see Dashboard Confessional perform, but there he was, on that Wednesday night at KL Live performing the very songs that I listen to over and over again. A dream come true this was.

Seriously, Chris Carrabba, I love you!

Please do come back for more shows! 😀

 

Image of DC performing was taken from http://msn.goingout.com.my/dashboard-confessional-acoustic-showcase-kl-live-centre/

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