I had the privilege of watching the lovely Kimbra Lee Johnson perform live at the MADFest (Music + Art + Dance) 2014 by Jack TV last December 5. This was also the first time she visited the country; and from the photos that surfaced during the time, it looked like she had a great time. She and her entourage visited a couple of places and did loads of fun stuff. Touristy by my standards, but still looked fun. Happy that she was entertained throughout her stay here.
A band had just finished their set when my friend and I got inside the MOA concert grounds. I had little time to go around the entire venue to check out the art installations and fun things set up for guests.. only got to enter an hour before Kimbra’s set. Yes, shame on me for coming in late and missing the rest of the amazing performers. Urbandub was the band that I got to see before our headliner. They are great performers as always! Though the songs they performed, save for a few like the famous “First of Summer”, weren’t familiar to me anymore.. must be new songs.
Later on after the show, and also some peeking around social media.. I realize the lineup of the performers were: From 4PM til midnight were bands, and then at midnight Kimbra would take over the stage, and DJs and EDM music people til 4AM. I could be wrong. 😛
So many musicians that night, but the total number of bands/artists I’ve seen that night were only two. I should know better than to go late at events like this! 😛 Skimming over blog posts about this event, there were at least 3 other local bands that I would’ve loved to watch (again) if only I arrived hours earlier.
Since the show started around 4-5PM.. people have been waiting and standing all night waiting for her. When the clock struck at midnight… there was a countdown and at the moment we hit the big “one”, she finally came out the stage.