Yes, I was at the it Borneo Jazz Festival 2013 in Miri, Sarawak!
I've been wanting to backpack to any of these famous World Music Festivals but because of the time and money constraint back then when I was a student, I had to forget about it. Now at 22, I got to fly in to Miri and experience it myself. Dreams do come true ya know? So now keep dreaming! :P
I flew in via Airasia, again on a very very early morning flight! Do you you know that AirAsia flies to Miri, Sarawak 4 times a day? I would take that as a sign to fly in Miri just to eat Lalapan and Mee Pok Kolok again.
So the package I took includes hotel stays at Parkcity Everyly, by the beach side and exactly beside the stage! I could hear people sound-checking when I arrived. I was lucky too when I got to get into the Press Conference and took photo with the celebs! Not to forget some really awesome acapella.
|These are The Nylons who flew 30 hours to sing to us!|
Since show wasn't starting yet when I arrive, it got in touch with some really awesome Sarawak Bloggers who took me around town, feed me with grace and bought me so many souvenirs! Aiyohh, people in Sarawak are so nice!
They took me around to catch the sunset and see the Grand Old Lady on top of the Canada Hill. Like Visa, my time with them was priceless.
We gathered together on both nights for Borneo Jazz Festival. We danced, eat, talked and just let ourselves out over the awesome Jazz music.
So we got people like Lisa Young Quadtret, The Nylons (Ohhhh they were so good!) and some many awesome Jazz singers and music players. I have to be honest, my music knowledge is a good as newborn babies! But I sure know what music to appreciate, especially those that got my grooves on! ;D
On the 2nd day, towards the end of the end of the show, it rain! Yes, rain in a rainforest in a Jazz festival! I still remember how I ditched my bag and ran to the ground and dance with the strangers. Music binds us together that night coz a lady remembered me when I landed in LCCT. She remembered seeing me dance in the rain.
It was truly an amazing event for me! Definitely keeping all the Music festival dates on my calendar.Can't wait to be back next year and this is happening from 10- 15 May 2014! So start saving now people! :D
Till then, keep on traveling peeps! :D
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