I have to admit that I’ve not really heard of Paramore until like a few weeks back so that shows that I’m not a big fan of theirs. Didn’t realize that I’ve heard of some of their songs on the radio quite often but then, as I never really pay attention to the radio in-between songs, I never really hear who the singer/band was and the song titles.
The concert started at 8pm with a local band performing and I totally missed those performances, I only got into the stadium at 8.30pm, luckily I got a nice parking space right at the front of the main entrance so it wasn’t a rush for me. Even though we had a choice of going down to the mosh pit (Rock Zone), we decided to go to the higher ground where we can watch the whole performance without any interruption and not get pushed and shoved by other ‘fans’.
Hayley Williams mentioned that they’ve been touring the world performing for 6 years and this is the first time they hold a concert in Malaysia and how they wished they discovered this country earlier. Well, I always say, better late than never, and now that Paramore has seen Malaysia, we definitely hope to see more of Paramore in Malaysia.
Paramore performed songs from both their 1st album and the new album to the screaming approval of the 8,000 fans that stormed the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil. A good balance of rock and ballads to pace the crowd but still, quite a number of fans in the Rock Zone can be seen being pulled out of the area due to fainting spells no thanks to everyone trying to get nearer to the stage by means of pushing and shoving.
For me, this is the 1st concert in Malaysia I’ve been to since 2008 and I would say that it’s a refreshing to see that we are accepting more and more international acts into our shores and not forcing the Malaysian public to travel all the way to Singapore just to watch some concert.
Weather wise, it’s freaking hot! I was sweating buckets even just standing there watching the concert. And mind you, I had plenty of space between me and the next person. I would blame it on the humidity of our weather with the haze coming back in from our neighbor.
The security for this concert was quite strict compared to many other concerts, even though I got to talk to them for a few minutes, I didn’t get a chance to take a photo with them and only thing I got off is this signed tag.
Here’s a video of the song CAREFUL that I manage to record from the concert.
Looking forward to the next concert that will come into our Malaysian shore. Here’s the best thing from this concert, I didn’t see any PAS members creating havoc and petitioning outside the stadium like the Adam Lambert’s concert held just a few days prior to this. Maybe this one is just too tame for them to waste any time?