Saturday, August 26, 2006

report: opening ceremony of iium convest '06

Event: Opening Ceremony IIUM Convest '06
Date: 24 August 2006
Venue: Convest Hill, IIUM
Playlists: Enjit-Enjit Semut, Joget Pahang

August 24th, 2006, IIUM- IAC yesterday had to perform only two songs, Enjit-Enjit Semut and Joget Pahang just for a few minutes, even though from what I heard, they requested the team to perform more songs since a band had to quit at the very last minute.
It was quite a cool night at Convest Hill. The opening started with some sort of drama on the stage with the terrorists and the saviors who save the day (even though it is wierd to see they wearing scout's uniform). And suddenly, it's our turn!! What's more, we did not say du'a before we went onto the stage! And that's the first time.
What else??
We had to stand on the stage for I think ten minutes because we were the second performer after the other band (not the band I mentioned earlier). Nonetheless, I think it was cool when I listened to the techno sound collaborated with that Australian didjeridu (don't know how to pronounce it).
After two long songs, then it's our turn. The stage is small and I don't understand until now why they did not bring the drumset down the stage?? Because we had to share the stage along with nasyid group and the techno band, so OBVIOUSLY the stage became small! And we lacked of microphones, so we cannot hear other sounds (because playing angklung needs one to listen to others so that he knows where to play and where not to play).
It was a struggling effort just to stand there for ten minutes and then play in about 5 minutes with a bit of change in our plan. But, from what I saw, the audience loved our Enjit-Enjit Semut.
And thanks for everyone who supported us, including some members of the New Team (to Zaki and friends, thank you for your help and comment!!) also to our friends who just came and see us. We really feel appreciated.
No comment for Joget Pahang. All I can say, it was a bit hectic when we did not play according to what we had practiced so it's quite understandable. And we could always improve after this. 3 more perfomances to go.
Phew, IAC is really popular nowadays, don't you think?? =)

reported by,
AngklungBlog crew


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