Sunday, 15 January 2012

Bombay Bicycle Club Live in Jakarta

The People's Party Jakarta 2012

Thank God It's Friday! wasn't just an ordinary phrase for all Bombay Bicycle Club's fans in Jakarta last Friday, January 13. We were really grateful for this day because the wonderful Bombay Bicycle Club was going to perform tonight at Fairgrounds (ex Bengkel Night Park). They were coming to Indonesia on the event called The People's Party, promoted by Shoundshine. Bombay Bicycle Club was not the only band that performed that night. We also have The Jezabels (Australia), The Naked and Famous (New Zealand) and Metronomy (UK). Not to mention the opening act by local band called Roman Foot Soldiers. But on this blog, I will concentrate on writing about Bombay Bicycle Club's performance since they are my favourite and they are the reason I came to this event. :)

The People's Party started at 7 pm sharp and Roman Foot Soldiers opened this event smoothly. This was the first time I heard their songs and I think they're good. The venue was still pretty empty when they performed, but we did enjoy the show. After RFS done with their job, it's time for The Jezabels to go on stage. These two bands weren't play a lot of songs, I guess. Their each performance took less than an hour.

And here we come! It's the performance I had been waiting for. Bombay Bicycle Club's crews were on the stage, preparing all the stuff for the band, including Louis Bhose. I love his band, Theme Park and I'm actually wondering how they're gonna touring when Louis is with BBC.

Bombay Bicycle Club

The crowds were going crazy as they heard Shuffle intro. Suren de Saram, Ed Nash, Jamie MacColl and Jack Steadman went on the stage to start the show. Without any further pause, they continued with Your Eyes—another song from their latest and third album A Different Kind of Fix. They were also performed their songs from the first and second albums—I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose and Flaws—such as Dust on the Ground, Evening/Morning and Ivy & Gold.

Jack Steadman

Ed Nash

Jamie MacColl

Suren de Saram

Jack Steadman (again...)

This four-piece-band kept making the audiences satisfied with their energetic performance as they sang Magnet and What You Want. The crowds—mostly girls—sang along the band perfectly. The night was getting hotter and the screams were getting louder when the band performed Lights Out, Words Gone which made all the people in the venue started to dance. (Personally, I think it would be perfect if Lucy Rose was here and sang her part of the song.) It reached the climax when Bombay Bicycle Club performed Always Like This, which had been shouted by the fans since the middle of the gig. All the audiences seemed to remember all the lyrics of this song, even Jack Steadman gave them chance to sing the part of this song loudly. After singing 13 songs, Bombay Bicycle Club closed the show with their last songs, What If. There's no encore in this show even tough all of us still wanted them to perform more and more songs.

Jack Steadman (again and again...)

1. Shuffle
2. Your Eyes
3. Dust on the Ground
4. Leave It
5. Lights Out, Words Gone
6. Ivy and Gold
7. Evening/Morning
8. Cancel on Me
9. Lamplight
10. Sleep
11. Magnet
12. What You Want
13. Always Like This
14. What If


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