Imagine… the right music, the right people, the right vibe… all the elements needed to smile for no reason.
When was the last time that happened?
For me, it was 2 hours ago.
Been attending (and organising) quite a few gigs over the past year, and until tonight, I admit I was almost getting used to the live music scene here.
So what was different about tonight?
The bands I’ve heard before… The venue (Laundrybar) was the same. I didn’t drink or sniff anything funny.
While I can’t put my finger on it, I safely to point to some aspects of the live band experience tonight:
- The emotions the musicians on stage are emitting through their music, I felt them. And I responded. The crowd responded. With bobbing heads, stomping feet and clapping hands. Random shouts and nods of approval, all that…
- Music Genre I used to be so in love with post rock (now i’m kinda looking for something else), nevertheless tonight’s gig had local post-rockin’ cult faves like Furniture and Citizens of Ice Cream at full blast… brings me back to the good ol’ days, reminding me that post-rock still rocks.
- My hair was in place. After surviving an unexpected ugly haircut I’m glad I’m finally holding my head up high. This may not have much to do with the live band experience, but it is worth noting.
Never been to ProjectBazooka @ Laundry (or any Malaysian gig)? Meet me there. Who knows… it might just remind you how to feel alive.