Monday, August 27, 2012

My Drum Tao 2012 Experience

Besides my trip to Muar, being able to catch Drum Tao LIVE in Msia was one of the highlights of my Raya break. Remember the post that I blogged about Drum Tao earlier in July, no? Well, this is it! Due to my trip to Muar, I couldn't make it to the press conference and fan meet and greet session on Wednesday and Tuesday respectively but I was really glad that I get to watch their first out of three shows on Friday night :D

What's even better? I've got a pair of complimentary ticket worth RM308 each! My seat was at the fourth row from the stage ╮(╯▽╰)╭
And of course I brought the boyf along (: 
We grabbed our dinner after collecting our tickets and chill in front of the fountain with Subway cookies (: 
Too bad the White Choc Macadamia cookies are sold out that day T_T

Choc chips cookie to satisfy boyf's sweet tooth craving! 

Turquoise Triple Feather Earrings that Belinda got me from Dorothy Perkins UK 
A must-selca-shot of us everytime we're on a date (ʃƪ´⌣`)  
And oh, we coincidentally wore the same shade of blue that night without even planning beforehand. Chemistry huh? :P In fact, we never plan what we're going to wear. 

No sign of fountain, Y U NO switch on? ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) 
Blue electric dress - Sg. Wang
Yellow Belt - Sg. Wang
Flats - Vincci 
Thanks Carmen for this shot (: 

Drums on the stage. 

So hey, this is Carmen whom I met while I was working at the recent International Baby Expo (: We collected our tickets at the same time earlier so we were just seated next to each other. 

Met Li Chuen too! It's been a while (: I met quite a number of familiar faces that night but didn't have the chance to take a photo together. 

Another pic of us in the hall muehehehehe
This is how the plenary hall looks like that night, slowly being filled by the audiences. I was pretty surprised by the amount of audiences who turned out that night. 
Before the show started, we were reminded to keep our phone on silent. Plus, we were warned that cameras and video cams are strictly prohibited for copyright purposes but then I still managed to secretly snap a few photos throughout the show *guilty*
After a month of anticipation, the show finally begun! 

The very powerful and energetic opening act that blown us away from the very beginning~  

She was smiling cheerfully while playing her drum; you've no idea how strong she is! 
Most of the guys had long hair :P 
Each Wadaiko Drum used in the performance weighs a massive 400kg! 
At first, I was thinking too myself how can they entertain us with just drums for a two hours show? It turned out that they have a few different performances in line for us. Besides their skillful drumming, they performed martial arts as well as flawless choreographed dance.
  These two cute japanese guys can be comedians as well besides playing music instruments :P They were interacting with the members of the floors and asked us to clap along with the beat. 
One of their performances that features trumpets and smaller drums. 
After the 15 mins break, there was one part where they entered the back door and ran towards the stage! They were just standing literally few meters away from our seats! So close yet so far *swoon* 
He was just in front of me! :OOOO
One of them even passed by me and gave me a peace sign when I tried to take a photo of him, but that shot turned out blur T__T 
The performers then continue to mesmerize us by creating complex rhythms on smaller drums, complemented by the delicacy of bamboo flutes and a horizontal harp. They even have one that looks like a banjo, I have no idea what is it called and many other traditional musical instruments as well. 
Finally bidding farewell after their last performance )': 
Overall, Drum Tao was totally AWESOME! In fact, I can't even find a better word to describe it. I went all awwww and whoaaa throughout the two hours, hoping that it doesn't end so early. It was just spectacular and stunning. You can see that their performers were indeed multi-talented and well trained for the show. You can easily spot their prominent shoulder and back muscles, even the ladies were strong enough to play the gigantic drums *super impressed* I guess if you're the type that enjoy live music performance, or traditional music to be exact, you'll definitely enjoy Drum Tao. I thought it would be real loud like blasting loud, I even got myself ready and covered my ears but it turned out okay, the volume is still acceptable HAHA I shall seal this experience as one of the epic memories in 2012 ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ Thanks Drum Tao for such an unforgettable night. Hopefully they will come back to Malaysia again in the near future!



Camy said...

nicee. i wish i can go. i like watching this kind of performance

~Joeanney~ said...

Huha huha huha huha! They all look so buff :P

Chuen said...

nice pics! mine is kinda crappy. I enjoyed the show too :D

Merryn said...

Awesome experience there! I was not there -.-

Xue Ren said...

wow!! looks like a real good performance there! too bad i can't make it! :(

nicccchang said...

Walauuuuu. macho man. :-P

Tony Teh said...

Looks like a musical! I was at Genting watching magic when y'all are watching this lol. The Possession 2012 review

Isaac Tan said...

hey it was good catching up with you! wow, you did get some really good pics!!!