21 September, 2015

Bon Jovi Malaysia concert 2015

AsSalam and hello.

Heheheheh. I saw Bon Jovi, at a concert, LIVE...and it was awesome!!!!!! woohuhuhu.

finally got the tickets from Cik Jie's friends who sold us the PS5 tickets for cheap. the PS5 seats were the cheapest and also the farthest ones from the stage, so i was a bit skeptical in spending my money at those seats. but then again, i only paid RM50 for it, so, i no need to complain. haha.

the price that Cik Jie's friend gave us was RM113. i paid RM50 only. haha. thanks, Cik Jie.
i went with my stepmum, that's why i got it cheap cos she paid some part of it. my dad sent us to the stadium. haha. it was kinda funny. usually, i went with my friends, so to see him sending us there, easily without worry about parking and all was kinda nice.

my partner for this concert.
 anyway, we arrived at the stadium. the concert started at 8.30pm so we have to pray Maghrib first. saw a Chinese guy with a AskMe sign. we asked him "where's the prayer room?" and he said it's in the stadium and we have to enter it at our PS5 gate, which is a bit farther from the entrance of the stadium. so we went.

at the gate, we lined-up and saw the security. they checked our bags, and 1 of them saw my camera. damn. so i told them that we are seating far from the stage and that my camera cannot really snap those people clearly. they have none of it. they said i have to ask someone else to keep it or something like that. so i said"oh yeke?" and put the camera inside my bag and went to Cik Jie and enter the gate without caring about those security. they just look at me and just let me in.
yes, the camera still with me. no way i will give others to take care of it.

still, we asked where is the prayer room. how nice, the security said i have to enter the main entrance to go to the prayer room. the Chinese guy before said a different thing. by the way, the security at the PS5 were Malays.

and so, we went to the main gate.

let just say, problems start from here. we asked the Malay securities, cos you know, Muslim to Muslim, we should help each other cos we understand each other the most. solat Maghrib is wajib. the conversation was somewhat like this (pardon the Malay):
Alia: ktorang nk solat Maghrib. surau dekat mana?
Malay pakguard: surau dekat dalam.
Alia: oh. camne nak masuk? nak solat ni.
Malay pakguard: oh. tak boleh masuk.
Alia: .....
Alia: ktorang nak solat Maghrib kot. surau perempuan kat mana je?
Malay pakguard: belah sini surau laki. surau perempuan belah sana.
Alia: so, ktorang nak pegi belah sana la.
Malay pakguard: oh. tak boleh.
Alia: ktorang nak solat kot. nape plak tak boleh??
Malay pakguard: ..................
Alia: ???????
Malay pakguard: (went to an Indian pakguard. not a Muslim) boss, camne ni?
Alia: (Seriously?????? ko Melayu Islam, ko tatau camne nak handle ni???)
Indian pakguard: sorry, we can't let you in.
Alia: hey. ktorang dah ade wuduk. ni solat Maghrib. ktorang kene solat ni. takkan tak boleh solat plak.
Indian pakguard: no, we can't let you in. there were some people who went in who said they want to pray, but instead they went in and enter a different zone.
Alia: ktorang solat sekejap je. pastu ktorang keluar la. takkanla tak boleh. you check ktorang pun takpe.
Indian pakguard: we really can't let you in.
Alia: (almost curse) 
Indian pakguard: (talked something at the walkie talkie. then..) ok here. i will say something.
Cik Jie: tak, ktorang nak solat sekejap je. dah ade wuduk dah ni.
Indian pakguard. excuse me. i'm in charge here.
Alia and Cik Jie: :/
Indian pakguard: You (point to Malay guard) follow them to the surau and wait outside.
Malay pakguard: (nod)

and that's it. i was furious. really, really furious. i wasn't furious at the Indian guy. i was furious at my own Muslim brothers. how could they not let us in and be timid and quiet when we told them that we want to pray. how could they not help us and be quiet like that? and how could the organizers not handling this matter properly?? the concert starts at 8.30pm, obviously fans will arrive during Maghrib.

i've been to many concerts and they are mostly Kpop. the recent B1A4 incident affected the Malaysian kpop fans tremendously. some youth societies called out kpop fans for being non-Islamic just because they were being over-obsessed over their kpop idols. what you should know tho, these so-called non-Islamic kpop fans do their prayers before the concert start. they know what is 'wajib' and what isn't. whenever i asked where the prayer room is, the organizers of kpop concerts, that are mostly Chinese, let us pray easily with no nonsense such as this. so, really. do not blame others for being bad when your own being make you bad.

ok. back to the concert. i almost forgot the main dish.

we've done our pray and went to the PS5 gate and sat somewhere that completely show the whole stage. it was far, but the view is good.

to be honest, i don't know much about Bon Jovi, but It's My Life is one of my favourite songs. i've started listen to it when i was 7 years old and the memory of that first time was special for me. and from that information, you could guess that i only know their famous songs only. ha ha.
anyway, the stadium suddenly gone dark. you know that they already appeared on stage and the concert finally started.

we brought my father's binoculars, so we could actually see Jon's face clearly using that. but still, you have to thank that big screen too. they have a great screen. HD even. 
they sang plenty songs that i didn't recognize. but the different thing about this concert with the other concerts that i went to, the unrecognized ones are enjoyable. my favourite was when they sang You Give Love a Bad Name. that was brilliant. the crowd sang like they're involve in the song. it was brilliant. i was in my concert mode. i sang and scream like a fangirl. haha. and when they sang It's My Life, i felt that nice oozy warmth. i went back to being 7 years old and saw the clips on that tiny, old tv. haha. those memories.

i forgot which song was it, but Jon came down from the stage and went to the fans. bloody great service he gave to the crowd. he let the crowd touched him and the crowd even hugged his whole body from the waist down and even groped his ass. this is what i saw from the big screen. i was far, obviously i couldn't join the crowd in grabbing his ass.

now, now. what will JAWI said about this?

and the light went off again. and encore. crowd started shouting "WE WANT MORE! WE WANT MORE!" so they appeared again and sang....Livin' on a Prayer!!! another favourite!


and then, he sang Have a Nice Day. nice as you heard it. after the song finish, they bowed and out from the stage.

no stage lights on, but the stadium's lights came on. crowd started to move and went out from the stadium. i was like "ehhhhh??? i thought there's a second encore??? where's the 2nd one??? where's Always????" one of the fan in front of me started to pick up his bag and was shaking his head towards me. hey, i looked at the setlist ok. i have a reason for being surprised.

and the stadium started to announce thanks and all, and that was it. the concert ended. just like that.

and you think Bon Jovi could have said a simple bye bye. he didn't. so, i have to accept that.

out of nowhere, there was this guy who came and asked us if we could take a picture of them. i said OK and then i saw my partner-in-crime who stalked Benedict Cumberbatch with me at Mandarin Oriental Hotel (she saw him, i didn't). 

this is Zati. of all places in that big stadium, we saw each other in that kind of circumstances. haha. we haven't since that Cumberbabes stalking.

overall, it was a brilliant concert. think it was the most crowded i even been too. heard there's more than 18k who came. so that was why.

come again, Jon and co. i'll try to memorize all your songs next time you come. and please sing Always next time we meet. thanks.

i'll do the Bon Jovi way, no bye bye and thank you. *bow out* *walk away*...

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