Note: All photos which looks like its taken from a digi cam, is
stolen grabbed. All photos which looks like it’s taken from a camera phone, is taken by me with my orange baby.
So, after a battle of 103 bands all over Sarawak, only
11 10 made it to the finals (FAKE from Miri couldnt make it due to work reasons and other unforseen circumstances).
All eyeing for this trophy and the title of ‘Champion’…not forgetting the RM2000
With 5 from Kuching, 3 from Bintulu and 2 from Miri, the battle of the bands began on the 17th of December, 2006 @
Considering it’s the rainy season, lady luck was on our side for the whole evening! Scheduled to end at 9pm, the event dragged on till about 10pm, but as part of the crew, we had to stay back till about 11pm plus. -_-”
It was a great night of rock music, ups and downs, laughter, head banging and ass shaking and so much more. The 10 bands did a fantastic job, but there were a few which truly shine among the rest. And the judges and the crowd recognised talent, and thus secured them a place in the top three.
Third out of 103 bands was a group from Bintulu, and they were no other than ‘Masterpiece’.
Second in place was no other than ‘Litbox’, and the drummer of ‘Litbox’ was a guy that needs no introduction, KenJJ.
‘Libox’ receiving their trophy and well-deserved applause from audience. Photo courtesy of Fitria.
And the title of ‘Champion’ and winner of the RM2000 went to ‘MunkeyKat’.
A cute female vocalist and good guitar effects, it was no wonder that the crowd supported them. You see, votes from audience count as 30%. However, something happened which made them win the title. Curious? Ask around, most people who attended the gig that night will know.
Champions for the night, a band which was different from the others. *Smile, group, smile! We’re famous now!*
Photo courtesy of Robin.
*After surfing blog entries regarding Bandkuest 2006 and others, i find that everyone spells their band name differently. There’s MonkeyCat, Monkey Cat, MunkeyCat, MunkeyKat, MonkeyKat, and goodness knows what else…*
As for ‘Litbox’, their guitarist’s string broke halfway through their performance on stage, and they continued playing. Now, that’s showmanship.
But all’s done, and i think all 3 bands deserve their titles, and yes…Kudos to all of you guys!
Evenstarr doing sound checks.
Evenstarr is a well-known local band and their recent dubut includes the song Patah which is dedicated to the White Ribbon Campaign : men working to end men’s violence against women. Their new album entitled Ruang di Antara, literally meaning the space between will be out early next year.
Evenstarr’s Patah video on Youtube
And of course, they were one of the guest bands to perform at this year’s Bandkuest. In addition, vocalist Silas is the organiser of Bandkuest. Alongside them, other guest bands includes Seven Days After, Funny Rabbits and others which i can’t remember their names :S
Now, behind-the-scene scenes. 😛
My orange baby being bullied by J. She thinks that my phone has to be tagged to enter too :S Photo courtesy of Fitria.
That’s only like 3% of the rubbish left over by the audience that night *ahem ahem*. Cigaratte butts, drinks (unfinished ones!!), bottles, pens, matches, lighters, junk food leftovers, bags, and worse of all…kuaci skins!!!
There wasn’t any broom or anything, so what did the crew use? Legs ala futsal way. Ngaiti. Disgusting okay? We started kicking all the rubbish into piles, then had to search high and low for plastic bags to put our hands in and put the rubbish into rubbish bags. Eeewwww.
Lesson learnt: Don’t litter everywhere next time, those that pick after you will suffer like hell.
The mock cheque.
Okay, there’s a story behind that picture.
When Silas passed me his camera to go around snapping random pictures, i saw those 3 people with the cheque. After registering 58 bands (assuming 5 in one band—> an average of 290 people), everyone looked almost alike.
And the mummy and daddy in that picture were the ones to purchase LOTS of tickets just to support and vote for MunkeyKat. So okaylah, i thought hrm…mummy daddy and proud member of MunkeyKat. Why not snap them?
So i wanted to ask in Chinese..”Excuse me, can i take a picture of you with the cheque?” (I am freaking banana, and my Chinese is like crap, so instead, i said..”Dui bu chi (Excuse me)”..and started pointing back and forth at the camera and the cheque. They understood!
They were very damn proud and happy to
pose be in the picture for me, but not without giving me that “Huh? Why us?” face.
And when i came home and read posts and saw pictures of MunkeyKat performing, i realised….OMG! That guy in there isn’t even part of MunkeyKat!
No wonder lah…
Anyways, that’s about all. You can read more about the Bandkuest and their point of views from these people:-