I know Its nearly a week after the event. Come on give me a break I need to work. And rest, I went 3 days!
I arrived kind of late on Friday as there were some issues at work which I had to settle eventho I was already on leave. Isn't that how it always is? We are on leave but we are still thinking about our work? So this was my third time to Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). Previously I have been there on 2007 and 2008. Skipped 2009.
Since I was going for 3 days I had to bring many things with me, I had heaps of chargers and even bring along an extension cord. Which was a good choice because the village stay room only had ONE power outlet!
The journey up was uninteresting except that there was more traffic on the road than normal. I parked my car at Santubong Resort, and then took a RM 5 coach to Sarawak Cultural Village, but I was on the big bus so it did'nt go all the way. It stopped at the round about, so I had to make the rest of the journey on foot.
Finally reach the main entrance, whipped out my camera and took the shot about a 4:44:46pm (timestamp on my Nikon D300).
The set up this year seems to be like every year, but this year the security seem more like locals than people from overseas.
For those who have not been to RWMF before your not suppose to bring in food or drinks from outside. All of that is available at the venue. By the night time there was a mountain of food and drinks on the floor. LOL. I took a picture of that, probably post it later on 2nd day posting.
Upon entering the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) I found that there were a lot of signs all around. That was good. There were florescent font text everywhere.
Not only that there was a hugh presence from Heineken
I thought it was a pretty good idea to have people all around promoting a cool brew on a hot day. But... on the first day it was a bit rainy. Chilly, so we were all joking about the "heat".
I like that they have all the maps and programs everywhere and signs. But one problem I have with the map in the center is that. Where am I in relation to the map? There should be a red dot saying "HERE YOU ARE" it took me like few minutes trying to figure out what was the closest building was and trying to find it on the map.
I only manage to catch Bakih (Malaysia) onwards.
Then it was Layatharanga (India)
One thing I notice about all the bands which were playing live, they were really jamming to it live, as you can see from the picture above they were communicating thru the eyes. I am not joking they were timing everything live. Awesomes.
After that it was the Bisserov Sisters (Bulgeria)
After the great performance from Russia came I Beddi from Italy. No photos? No videos? What happened ? Well I got thirsty and hungry and tired so I went to grab some food and walked around to see if there was anything to shoot around the venue. There was not much to shoot. Everyone was at the concert.
Seems I have lost track of time, because when I went back it was the last band playing. ~_~'
Watussi (Columbia / Australia)
So the concert ended at midnight and everyone departed. I headed back to my room transfered some files to the computer, edited a short clip uploaded to youtube.com and crashed like a log.
Here is the compilation video which took me 8 hours to upload, few hours to render. Enjoy Day One
Oh and I was taking photos and videos in mud and holding an umbrella! LOL!!!
Full gallery here!