A music fest and family feast (sorta!)
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Iâ€™m trying to find the words to describe the weekend that just passed. Itâ€™ll be safe to surmise that it was pretty eventful and took a lot out of me too.
Iâ€™d been looking forward to the Sunburst Music Festival that was held in Kuala Lumpur on Mar 15 recently. The festival covered 12 hours of live, unplugged music, which started at 2pm, featured local and international bands as well as solo artistes from jazz, rock as well as r & b and alternative music genres. I was going for one reason: to swoon over and sing along to the music of John Legend! There was no way, though, that I would have been able to survive 12 hours at the festival grounds.
I work the night shift, dealing with the customers of my companyâ€™s American client, so we work their hours, too.
After my friend picked me up from the hotel, we got a quick bite (or rather, I got a burger)from the nearest A&W before heading to the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country club, where the music fest was being held. Unfortunately, it started to pour! My friend decided, to my dismay, to turn back and head to the nearest mall for shelter and a cup of tea while we waited out the downpour.
An hour later, we headed back out and managed to get a parking spot about half a kilometer away from the site.
But I had to wait another 3 hours before I could see the oh-so-yummy John Legend perform. Even when he was due to get on stage, there was a 10-minute delay due to mike trouble and the fact that his piano couldnâ€™t be heard on the stage.
It was two solid hours of excellent showmanship from a gifted and talented performer, and even that wasnâ€™t nearly enough. Come back, John, and sing for us again!! We love you!! Sighâ€¦
By the time his slot was over, I was so exhausted I could have passed out. What a challenge it was, walking out and back to the car. Iâ€™ve never stood in one place for 4 hours straight! My knees usually freeze up on me after only an hour of standing without moving. Trying to walk after standing for 4 hours felt I was being whacked on the knee with every painful step! It was a relief to reach the car and make our way back. By the time I got back to my hotel, Iâ€™d only had 4 hours of sleep before I had to wake up again for church ( I try to be a good Catholic, I swear!) before making my way to the train station to get home at 8am.
Just when I thought I had my bed waiting for me when I got into my dadâ€™s car an hour later, after he picked me up from Klang, where I lived, I was told that we were going out on a family Sunday! That meant a movie, lunch and bowling - which we hadnâ€™t done together in a while, my family of 4 siblings, my folks and me.
It wasnâ€™t another 5 hours before I started snapping at my baby brother every time he said something to me. And I kept warning him by saying that I love him, but if he didnâ€™t shut up already, Iâ€™d shut him up myself! :P
Well, he did manage to steer clear of me until it was time to go home. Then the two of us slept the rest of the 30-minute journey home. Iâ€™d never been happier to see the street leading to my house than I did that Sunday evening!
Looking back, it was a perfect weekend. I got to see John Legend (plus some other luscious figures in the crowd!) and hung out with the family - not something I get to do very often.