sunburst music festival ’08 (thanks, tuborg!)

Me and KY got invited to the Sunburst Music Festival 2008 by the lovely folks at Tuborg. It was held on the 15th March (same date as the Nuffnang birthday party, and that was why we had to rush off after the party) at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian club (same venue as the Live ‘n Loud ’07 fest), quite a blast πŸ™‚

The night before was a closed-door party at the Ritz Carlton. Siao Ling from Tuborg who did the inviting advised me to wear something… nice. Maybe something dressy? Well that eliminates 3/4 of my wardrobe, the remaining quarter being stuff that no longer fits. Ah well.

At the entrance of Ritz Carlton stood Kevin all by his fine-looking, lonesome self. Upstairs, Siao Ling introduced us to Justin, and we pretty much hung out that way till the end of the event. So anti-social, right… heheh. Don’t know, I still feel damn shy to approach strangers and introduce myself and strike up a conversation. I know lah, it’s a matter of saying hi the first time, then launch into small talk of what do you do, o ryl sounds interesting tell me more, o ryl wow amazingness. Sometimes you just don’t feel like it lah πŸ™‚

Sunburst (Tuborg) pre-party - KY, Suanie
KY and Suanie

There were lots of interesting food being served, but we had our dinner before going to the event so had to skip on all that. There was Haagen-Dazz and Tuborg going for nothing, and performances by Najwa, Yuna and Reza Salleh, all amazingly talented performers.

Sunburst (Tuborg) pre-party - Reza Salleh
Reza Salleh is rather hot. I like talented men boys

The event was rather interesting. Of course I didn’t know who the celebrities were (except for George Clinton and The Roots and the main singer of Pop Shuvit) but it was fun guessing πŸ˜€

Sunbust (Tuborg) pre-party - Justin, Suanie
Tall Justin and Suanie, both from Batu Pahat, wahey!

I was scheduled to join the ‘Meet George Clinton’ session before his performance, but it was held during the afternoon and I really could not be arsed to leave the sanctuary of my home πŸ˜€ Sorry Siao Ling, heheh. Anyway me and KY reached the SMF at nearly 11.30 p.m. John Legend was singing. We met up with May who was with her two male bodyguards πŸ˜‰

Sunburst (Tuborg) - Suanie, May, KY
Suanie, May, KY. Photo stolen from May.

Apparently they bumped Search to the end of the programme (because it was delayed due to the rain earlier, and apparently international artists couldn’t give a shit about waiting), so Incubus took to the stage after John Legend.

Sunburst (Tuborg) - stage
Incubus on stage. Since you can’t really see it, you’ll just have to believe me. Photo stolen from KY

As I was rather tired from the Nuffnang party, I excused myself to chill out at one of the big tents in the middle of the field while KY and May etc jostled with the crowd. After a few songs, Siao Ling contacted us, and brought us to one of the Tuborg beer gardens for some free beer lovin’.

Sunburst (Tuborg) - Tuborg beer garden
Can you say w00t?

Unfortunately I was too tired for beer (yes, it happens) and just talked with Siao Ling and Chui Hoon (her boss). A while later, Justin showed up with a friend, obviously stoked from his meeting with Incubus members.

Sunburst (Tuborg) - Chui Hoon, KY, Suanie, Justin and Siao Ling
Chui Hoon, KY, Suanie, Justin and Siao Ling. Photo from Tuborg

We left soon after, snacked at the 24-hour KFC before heading for home. Damn tiring, but damn happy πŸ™‚

Thanks for the invites and company πŸ˜€



  1. Woohoo, best.

  2. “DonÒ€ℒt know, I still feel damn shy to approach strangers and introduce myself and strike up a conversation. I know lah, itÒ€ℒs a matter of saying hi the first time, then launch into small talk of what do you do, o ryl”

    I refute this, you are much better than me at initiating a conversation! πŸ™‚ Don’t self deprecate – you have social skills.
    *At functions, Suanie is my “comfort blanket” LOL! πŸ˜‰

  3. hey suanie,
    i think u’re a very friendly and easy to talk to person. πŸ™‚
    so no worries bout the social skills. hehe.
    anyways, yes, reza rocks! πŸ˜€

  4. ky: Yay!

    Grant: hahaha it is easier when you know all the people involved, and you can introduce to each other. it is harder for me to actually approach people… i can chat away with people who approach me, but it’s just difficult for me to make the first move. one of the reasons was bad experience, and kinda deterred me till now. don’t intend/ mean for this to come off sounding elitist, but there you go.

    immi: yah but you approached first, right?? hehehehe but thanks for your kind words; it was easy because you were so friendly and amiable πŸ™‚

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