Yesterday was an awesome night and even though Lyle had to wait for nearly two hours, it was well worth it as The Killers performed here at the Sepang F1 Helipad. Yes The Killers, the same quad band who brought to you songs such as Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me and many more.
Many thanks to Tune Talk for providing the media pass to Lyle, as he arrive at the location around 6pm++ for a concert that mention that the gates will open at 8pm. As many of you should know, Lyle likes to arrive early and besides, being late one can not see the enthusiastic fans waiting; which equals to no nice crowd photos.
While waiting for the gate to open, (yes we media people had to wait too), Lyle spoke to some of the other media folks who was there. Apparently, the amount of passes that they gave out was very little and for some who represented the partners who organize tonight’s event; only got a handful. Strange really.
Well there was nothing much to do about the internal struggle and when the gate open, we went in. Although arriving early, Lyle did not go in front of the stage area. Main reason was that the area was already pack and with him just repairing his camera; risking it would be a very bad idea. Besides, he likes to move and shoot the crowd.
Shouldn’t media people be able to go right in front of the stage ? Nope! Only the official photographers were allowed to and that for Lyle was fine too. Slowly but surely the crowd began to build and the opening act for The Killers was Kyoto Protocol, a local band with a large following.
After their performance and like any concert here in Malaysia, an intermission as the roadies prepare the equipments for The Killers to perform. During this time, Lyle bump into Jeremy Teo, Arnold Loh and a few other people. Like all thing, we talk and chatted. The term sing-song talk cock came to fruition here.
Hitz.fm was the official radio station for tonight’s concert but the intermission music was something else. As we of Dustyhawk :: Broken Mirror would like to say, “The Killers intermission music is brought to you by Light & Easy”. According to his body clock, the intermission was about an hour before The Killers came on stage.
Mr. Brightside was the first song that they played and even at the first strum, Lyle knew he was going to have a grand time. During the break between songs, Brandon Flowers, spoke a bit of malay that Lyle thinks that Fuad of Kyoto Protocol taught. The best was when Brandon said this immortal sentence.. “Apa khabar Malaysia? Kami Mat Rempit”
Which translates to, “How are you Malaysia? We are Mat Rempit“. Even with songs such as Human, All These Things I’ve Done, Somebody Told Me was played; THAT sentence took the cake.
This was definitely one of the best concerts which Lyle had attended and again we thank Tune Talk for the opportunity. Did you know that Tune Talk is a prepaid mobile company with one of the lowest rates ever? 10 sens/minute, 5 sens/sms and 5 sens/MB at 88 sens/day.