Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, April 1, 2012
It's been quite a long time since I've had a lazy Saturday to myself all day, just slacking and sleeping and doing whatever I want (mostly sleep). The last four Saturdays though, have been packed! I didn't blog about them yet; they're basically it more of my alcohol stories, lol. They've been some of the more interesting highlights the past few weeks.
A few weeks back I went for Underoath's concert in Kuala Lumpur. I'm not actually a fan of them, but they are quite recognized in the metalcore/hardcore scene, and their music is not bad. Joseph asked a few of us to go, for experience and as a musical reference. In the end, only Sharon (Payne) and I joined Joseph. My colleague Matt and his brother also came along, and Oli and Wei Ling also came along too.
The venue's KL Live. Pretty nice place with great aircon!
The gig itself was pretty good. Opening bands were Tres Empres, 2Side1BRAIN and Love Me Butch. 2Side1BRAIN's a Japanese post-hardcore band, and were perhaps the best opening band. Full of energy, and very charismatic on stage, with great showmanship. Not bad songs either. Anyhoo, after them, Underoath had a soundcheck. For one freaking hour. Geez. I don't know what the hell was going on but lots of people weren't happy waiting an hour doing nothing. Quite a number sat down on the floor, making less room for the rest of us standing up. Zzz. The lights finally turned off after an hour, and Underoath played. This was perhaps my craziest gig yet. The amount of stagediving was lessened, but how they jumped was even more insane. Lots of idiots ran up to the stage to take vanity shots with the band members, and lots more tore at the vocalist's shirt, until it looked like a hanging rag exposing his nipple. Walls of death, Malaysian-style hardcore dancing in the back and a hell lot of moshing, pushing, sweating and dodging stagedivers. Very fun! There was moment that Kevin Cottie Tan was with Joseph, Sharon and I and it was a City Harvest Church circle for a while. Lol.
Anyhoo, after lots of sweating, headbanging and moshing, they finished with "Writings on the Wall". They played pretty short though, about an hour as well, which felt like a ripoff considering the tickets were over a hundred and the soundcheck was as long as the gig. But it was good nonetheless. We headed to Sharon's friend house later, Susan's. They were planning on going to drink at Changkat and invited me, so I followed them.
We went to a bar called Never Mine. It was already 2am, so it was pretty late and it didn't last long. But we did have a fun time in that short time span. Joseph taught us a cigarette drinking game (no smoking involved), and later we played I Have Never, and I more or less discovered a big portion of all their sex lives and history. And because I was the only virgin, there was a lot less to discover on my part, and a lot more to to theirs. Oh man, haha! Because of the game itself, we talked thoroughly about the things they did, and everyone was so honest with the alcohol, so yeah. Very interesting night getting to know everyone better, especially Sharon and Susan, since I didn't know them that well.
Yeah, I got to know Sharon way too much. And in the later weeks, much more as well.
The week after that I joined them again at Changkat. It was random. We had band jamming and after jamming Joseph asked if I wanted to join them again. I didn't have any initial plans (Symposium asked me out when I already made my plans), so I joined along again. We went to Changkat again, and for some reason went to Never Mine again and drank. Met a few new people as well. So I already knew Sharon, Susan and Joseph. I was introduced to Juliet and her boyfriend (can't remember your name, sorry) and Sam and another guy (can't remember your name either). We started off with beers and basic conversation, but after a few tequila shots and some other stuff I don't recall, we were all saying stupid stuff. Became much easier to chat after that, and sexual jokes were the highlight of the night. We also met Ben later on, a British astrophysicist working here. He was having a party with some other Europeans upstairs. He asked some of us to join them for a while and gave us some jagerbombs. Hell yeah! After hitting on Niza, a Hungarian (or Croatian, can't remember), the Europeans were getting drunk and making out with one another, plus we didn't want to leave the others for too long, so Sharon and I went back with the rest. The girls were all dancing, and later I was forced to persuade Ben to join us for another round of tequila shots, because someone smiled like a horny little kid when he was talking to her. Anonymous, but I think its pretty obvious.
Outside of Zouk, drunk, and posing while I took a picture. Why did I take a picture? I don't know.
I thought that was the end of the night, but nopes, at 2am, someone came up with the bright idea to go to Zouk. And high as we were, a few of us went. Joseph, Sharon, Susan, Sam and I, plus a new addition who met us at Zouk. I also forgot his name. LOL. Susan, drunk as hell, swiped her credit card to buy a bottle. And so we went inside! We headed to Velvet and drank. I actually didn't plan to dance, but somewhere along the way Susan started stripping me and danced with me. Yeah, she kept unbuttoning my shirt while dancing. Impressive -.-. So I did dance in the end, along with grinding and making out with her neck, chest and hair (her long hair kept getting in the way). Because of her hair it was too annoying to move on to the lips, so meh. The strangers around us who weren't dancing were laughing like hell seeing her unbutton my shirt; didn't help she did this more than once. Eh, it was nice though. Ahem. She's got really soft and tender skin.
And she loses at the cigarette game quite a lot. Oh, and I was surprised to discover that Zouk was still open at 5:30am.
That's all? Nopes, one more time! Haha! Last week Symposium went to Genting, but Forsake Me Not was auditioning a new vocalist so it wasn't appropriate to miss. After the successful auditioning of Prthiv, we had a meal and chilled out for a while. Sharon asked me whether I was joining them later, to which I asked, join them for? She said they were drinking at Changkat again, so I agreed. Nothing to do at home anyway, and they're fun drinking people too, so I decided to join in once again. Joseph didn't come this time, but instead with Sharon and Susan, I met two guys, and guess what? I forgot their names again! I only know one an Indonesian from the Netherlands, and the other is a local from KL. We planned to go to Raggae Bar but we were stopped by the Never Mine staff and told about a 2 for 1 promotion, which we took. So yeah, again, for 3 weeks straight I've been going to Never Mine. Lol.
The non-Netherlands guy, whose name I can't remember, and Susan.
Wasn't so crazy this time round. The Netherlands guy kept paying for our drinks, and we drank quite a lot too. But it was more chilled out, playing the cigarette drinking game I learned from them the first time we drank together. Late in the night, Susan was dancing with/on me while I was sitting down, so that was enjoyable, although I hadn't drank enough to dance, so I was mostly the taker, greedy in the sense I took but didn't give, lol.