When? 18 March 2006 (Sat)
Where? Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Who? DJ Tiesto aka Tijs Verwest aka trance god
Why? Renault F1 Pit Party / Asian Tour 2006
$$$? RM67 (pre-sale), around 15 Euros
Kenneth drove and we reached the KLIA Limousine Shuttle Bay (with some confusion) at around 8.30 p.m. Since it was Renault’s party, they had one of their cars on display but I didn’t go there to look at sexy chicks in seriously tight lycra. So yeah, no photos of them.
The first opening act was already playing — Derb and Drum Connection were bloody fantastic! Their energy level was very contagious; I wish I’d been there earlier.
Then Francis Cobb & Bass Agents came on, his ‘working the crowd’ was a bit off but oh well. Around 10.15 p.m. he made way for some lion dance show… it was a bit wtf but Tourism Malaysia probably had a hand in that…. Then some fellas lined up to play the kompang and 10.30 p.m. Tiesto appeared. Yeay!
(So the 5 hour set promise was fluff… )
The opening was great… I was just a tad stunned to see him live, albeit from a distance but better than pixelated, you know. Then something ridiculous happened — 10 minutes into Tiesto’s set, some dudes came from nowhere and plonked their fat arses beside us and konked out. WHAT THE….. shitheads who just want to pop pills, get high and get knocked out should stay in whatever ulu disco they frequent, instead of sabotaging our movement space. FFS it was only 10.45 p.m. … omg fucking noobs.
Tiesto played the first set from ‘In Search of Sunrise 5′, then tracks from the album ‘Just Be’ and later ‘Magikal’ then ‘In My Memory’… Halfway into the show there was this little Indian dance troupe that was meant to complement the ‘muhibah’ spirit of Malaysia, seeing that the Chinese lion dance and Malay kompang dudes already did their stuff… but these dancers, they were good to watch.
Btw I hate whistle blowers like that.
There was also a female singer whom I’ve seen in some of Tiesto’s live gigs vids, not sure of her name, she was ok,rather good and happy and lively and all that, except that I wish she’d stop massacring ‘As The Rush Comes’.
We kept dancing and drank some while Tiesto worked the crowd to a feverish pitch; great presentation, great lighting, great showmanship, great atmosphere and from what I could see on the big tellies, he was phenomenally happy. A++ all the way.
And if anyone remembers the name of this track and let me know, I’d be most happy and highly grateful: Thanks bobdoom from the Tiesto forums!
Something else noobish happened as well;
the organisers ran out of warm beer to sell.
Though at any rate they were so much better
Than the Zoukfest organisers
There was also laser lights,
Blinding they were to my eyes,
But I suppose they do look quite pretty
When they are not glaring directly at me.
Overall it was fun and I was happy
Even though my limbs were weary
If you think I bitched too much earlier
It’s only ‘cos I spent quite some time preparing this post for ye.
We left at around 2 a.m. just as Tiesto played ‘Love Comes Again’. I was told later that he ended with ‘Traffic’ for his encore — not surprising and I told you so
We limped out to the car
Didn’t get too far
Before we had to stop to pee
Then we got hungry
So off we went to William’s
Who was still open, bless ‘em
And all the dancing that I did
Went down the drain when I eat
Damn it Suan ‘Kate Moss’ Nie
You go all out to elude me.