Laneway Festival Singapore 2011

1/29/11

Singapore's first-ever Laneway Festival took place yesterday at Fort Canning Park. It rained poured on the crowd almost the entire time we were there. We were handed ponchos at the entrance to the concert, but it was a futile attempt at keeping people dry. I've never seen it rain so much in Singapore before!

Because it was raining so hard, I wasn't able to take that many photos, and the few that I did take didn't come out very clear. Here are a few shots from the concert: 
This is a photo of the crowd while Holy F@#k was performing. It was raining, but not so hard at this point. Not everyone had put on their ponchos yet. By the end of the night, the crowd was a sea of wet plastic and umbrellas. 
In line for beer. A lot of people had given up on wearing shoes at the show. The mud was so thick that it was easy to lose a flip flop in it. At one point during the show, it was raining so hard that there were mudslides going down the hill. We were standing in mud puddles for most of the concert. It was pointless and nearly impossible to try and avoid it.
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) performing. They're a band from Sacramento, California with great stage presence. When the lead singer asked if anyone from Sacramento was in the house, I screamed (I lived in the Sacramento area for a few years). I think I was the only one. Everyone standing around me looked at me like I was crazy. 
And finally, a photo of the lead singer from The Temper Trap. They were the last performance of the night. By then, Jeff and I were soaked (even with our ponchos on) and we had mud caked on our shoes and legs. 
Here's a video of The Temper Trap's song "Fader," which they performed last night. 

Even though it was a miserable day for a concert, Jeff and I still had a good time and listened to some great music. We've never intentionally stood in the pouring rain before and hopefully we won't have to do it for next year's show. 

9 comments:

  1. Like Woodstock 1994 ;). How fun.

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  2. These are good shots, considering how heavy it was pouring! Hope your gadgets were okay!

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  3. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog. How are you liking Singapore so far?
    I'm amazed that there was a concert going on despite the torrential rain! I was planning to go see the Chinese New Year festivities at Chinatown on Saturday evening but I had to give up the idea due to the rain.

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  4. Bravo to you both for standing in the rain and mud to enjoy the festival!

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  5. I really like the shot of the muddy feet...looks like fun although I don't think I would want to sink my own feet into mud.

    I never thought of Singapore as cool...but in your photos it looks pretty darn cool.

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  6. Wow! this concert looks fairly cool.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Rambles with Reese

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  7. I saw this post before I went to Bangladesh and went, "OH ICK MUD!"

    And then I fell down getting off a boat in Khulna and landed in the thickest, squidgy-est mud EVER. That'll teach me.

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  8. Wow! this concert looks fairly cool.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Rambles with Reese

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  9. These are good shots, considering how heavy it was pouring! Hope your gadgets were okay!

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