The Idea Of North in Alexis Bistro

Absolutely fantabulous!
We had such a great time in Alexis Bistro last night. They are way better than they sound in radio or the CD. You guys who missed out due to some lame-ass excuses — rain, too late at night, girl not coming & what not — you really should have come.

They dropped by Alexis Bistro before heading out to Penang Jazz Festival this weekend. My initial plan was to journey north to Penang and hear them out. But the plan fell apart due to lack of participation… a blessing in disguise! One and a half hours of The Idea Of North (compared to 30+ minutes in Penang Jazz Fest)! Ahhhh… pure musical orgasm!

The Idea Of North in action. Nick (did I get his name right?) singing the melody part.

By the time we arrived at 9.40pm, the place was already pretty packed. The seats were all booked, so we were left standing in some awkward corner behind a partition board. At least we had quite a good view. They were very funny and entertaining, their antics and all that. They crowd couldn’t get enough of ’em! We couldn’t get enough of ’em! I couldn’t get enough of ’em!
Did I say they were real good? Shame on you for not attending.

Some high ISO photos…
(the host didn’t allow me to take photos near the stage, so I curi-curi tangkap gambar kat belakang. Heh heh!)
[To photo gear-heads, all these are D70s at ISO1000. You don’t see any noise, eh? =) ]

2 crazy fans: Henry + me. Photo by another not-so-crazy fan: Sear Haur.
They’re really friendly. Photo taken during their break time.

That’s Nick serenading a pretty young lady from the crowd. In fact, he used the name of the lady in the song. That lucky girl…

I forgot what song was it. But I can assure you it was good.

This part was really funny. The boys were simulating the trombone. Then Nick’s forgot to pull back his ‘trombone’ and went ‘out of tune’. Andrew (in pin strips) helped pushed Nick’s imaginary ‘trombone’ back into position… making the ‘piiiiiiyekk’ broken-record sound. The crowd went crazy! Really hilarious.

Nick was singing a song about going to the pub/bar/club and got rejected by an ugly fat lady. Andrew was doing the electric bass guitar sound. While the girls were doing the ‘angklung’ sound when Nick reached the ROTFLMAO chorus. Bwahahahah!

It was almost the end. Couldn’t make out a single word they sang. But no matter, since they admitted even they themselves are not really sure they pronounced all the words correctly. It was a very fast song with 2000 words. Each of them got a chance to do their thang in between the song. That was Andrew doing his thang — simulating the cello/double bass.

In between those photos, there were other even more hilarious moments and superb performance. Aku terlalu asyik menghayati persembahan mereka, so I just didn’t bother to take any pictures. Siapa suruh engkau tak pergi?

If they drop by KL again next year, please don’t miss it. It’s really worth it, even if I had to pay 25 Ringgit to stand behind a partition board.

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