Lost in Translation?

Amazing Night with Kings of Convenience and Jens Lekman

Monday, 29 March 2010

Last night was surprisingly amazing! I watched Kings of Convenience and Jens Lekman sang in front of me at Ritz Carlton Ballroom Jakarta. They performed at the same place and the same event called Soundsations. I watched them with Denisha and friends. Jens sang all his songs with his guitar, yeah acoustic he didn't bring his band. ''You are my band tonight, so I want you sing along with me tonight" said Jens to the audience. Jens only brought one friend to play percussion. I forgot how many songs that Jens played, maybe about ten. The first song was Sipping on The Sweet Nectar. After he played 4 or 5 songs then finally he played my favorite song A Postcard To Nina, but sadly it didn't sound good like the original version :(

Jens was so funny last night, especially when he asked the audience to dance "let's dance. jangan malu-malu" yes he spoke in Bahasa. He could speak in Bahasa because he already wrote the words on his hand hahaha he cheated. Almost 1 hour Jens entertained us and now it's time for ... (drum roll) Kings of Convenience! woohoo :D

The audience screamed loudly. I was speechless when I saw Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe standing on the stage in other words I saw them live in front of me AAAAAAA. Erlend close his ears with hands because we screamed very loud. "You are the loudest crowd." said Eirik. "And the most beautiful crowd." continued Erlend. Then the audience clapped their hands. We were sad when we knew that Eirik was sick. He said like this "I spent all day long in my bed with fever" uuuu :(

They played the guitar and sang 24-25, our first song wihiii. Almost all of the audience have known the lyrics so we sang along 14 songs, here is the setlist:
Me In You
I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
Singing Softly to Me
The Girl From Back Then
Cayman Islands
Second to Numb
Mrs Cold
Peacetime Resistance
Boat Behind
I'd Rather Dance With You
The show went very good, they were so attractive, entertained us very well though Eirik was sick. In the middle of the concert Erlend said this “Kings of Convenience love Indonesia”. We were glad to hear that words came out from your mouth, Erlend :D

Eirik was calm than Erlend, maybe because he was sick. Erlend made us laugh along the concert until they sang “I’d rather dance with you” they jammed with drummer and bassist of White Shoes & The Couples Company after that they went to the backstage, we screamed "WE WANT MORE!" as loud as possible. Erlend came alone to the stage, he played his guitar without Eirik beside him. Guess what did he sing? HE SANG A SONG IN BAHASA! He sang Bersandar, a song of White Shoes and The Couples Company. We never heard he sang the song with Bahasa lyrics, right? In this concert he did it hihihi :p
Eirik came again to sing the last song, homesick. They waved their hands to say goodbye “see you next time!” said Erlend. They both smiled and left the stage.

Kings of Convenience really made my night, their performance was absolutely awesome. They played the guitar and sang song by song beautifully. Too bad we didn’t get any permission to bring camera. huhuhu. I really enjoyed their performance, I think this is the best concert I ever watched. See you next time KoC and get well soon Eirik. Please visit Indonesia again! We love you <3

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