Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust – The Owl City Jakarta Concert! (Part 2)

It was dark, but there were still some lights to see that Hannah, Laura, Breanne, Daniel, and Casey are entering the stage. Not long after that, Adam enters and the crowd goes wild! He wore a white shirt, a black vest, and his jeans. He looks nice 😀 He walks to the drums and started playing the intro to The Real World along with the OC Band. It was no shock to me that he can play the drums. What shocked me was that I didn’t know he can play it that good! I love you more, Adam!!

Here’s the songlist from last night’s concert:

  • The Real World
  • Cave In
  • Hello Seattle
  • Angels
  • Swimming in Miami
  • Umbrella Beach
  • I’ll Meet You There
  • Hospital Flowers
  • The Bird and The Worm
  • Lonely Lullaby
  • Fireflies
  • Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust
  • Kamikaze
  • Meteor Shower
  • January 28, 1986
  • Galaxies
  • Alligator Sky
  • Deer in the Headlights
  • The Yacht Club
  • Encore: How I Became The Sea & If My Heart was a House

As expected, Indonesia had the set B song-list. For some people, it’s kinda disappointing, since Adam didn’t sing some of their favorite track, such as Honey and The Bee or Vanilla Twilight. But I just don’t care. I think it’s still an amazing concert, whatever the set list are. I can’t even describe how awesome or amazing and beautiful the concert was! For those who reaaaaally wish to watch the concert, some of the videos from the concert are already posted in YouTube and they are available in HD 🙂 Of course, the experience are different than when you watch it live, but still, it’s still fun to watch 🙂

The experience from the concert itself was amazing. After the concert, I feel like I’m going to faint from dehydration and fatigue from standing too long, but I still feel like I can keep singing my heart out as long as the band’s still there. Nevertheless, everything have to come to an end. I walked outside, bought some water to fix my dehydration, then stood in line to get my backpack. When I walked outside to wait for my brother, the feeling I felt when I sang with the other 4999 people in the concert is still there. I feel it in my chest, and my brain keeps repeating the experience. Once again, I feel so blessed 🙂

So, I thank Adrie Subono from JAVA Musikindo for bringing Owl City to Jakarta; Axis and BCA for sponsoring the event; all the band members: Adam, Breanne, Laura, Hannah, Daniel, and Casey; the OC Crew who made all the magic possible; and other crews from JAVA Musikindo for keeping us, the spectators, in line. Without you, I wouldn’t have this experience, ever. My dreams came true, and it’s all thanks to you guys. Thank you!!

Also, Adam tweeted something interesting. My dreams may came true again next year 😉 See you again on the next Owl City concert in Jakarta!

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Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust – The Owl City Jakarta Concert! (Part 1)

When diamonds boast that they can’t be crushed, let ’em go cause dreams don’t turn to dust!

Owl City – Dreams Don’t Turn to Dust

Yes, it doesn’t! At least in my case, where several of my dreams came true 😀 I’ve watched the Owl City Jakarta Concert, I bought the original tee, bought Breanne Duren’s EP, and also her original tee! Who knew, that through the pains and journey to Tennis Indoor Senayan, I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to watch the show live!

The journey began when I ride the Transjakarta from Bermis to Dukuh Atas, then I rode the next one to Gelora Bung Karno. I rode a bike to Tennis Indoor, and I was there. It was drizzling, but there’s already a line to enter the Tennis Indoor. I can tell that they are hardcore fans (like me :)) who wants to make sure that they have the best seat/view to the stage 😀

They opened the venue into the Tennis Indoor after about an hour or so, after checking the bags for drinks and foods. They sold some drinks and food at the venue, so we can’t bring some from outside the venue 😦 And here’s where the dreams starting to be true.

I left my bag at JAVA Musikindo, bringing only my concert ticket, the ticket to pick up my bag, and IDR 200.000 to buy an original merchandise, which was a tee. When I was walking towards the line to enter the stage, I walk past the merchandise counter to see that they sold the original tees that Breanne posted at her blog! I immediately asked for my size, and at that exact time, I saw the EP too!

Oh. My. God! I thought the EP have been sold out since the OC Tour in Australia, so I was shocked that they sold the EP on the venue! Breanne must’ve bring some more before the Asia tour began 😀 After that, I saw some Owl City’s original tees, and I thought that I should buy one as an authenticity that I WAS on the concert! The tees cost me IDR 200.000 each, and the EP was IDR 50.000. Seriously, it was my allowance for almost a month, but I know it worth every penny of it! Hello, it’s Owl City and Breanne’s original merchandise! I wouldn’t miss it for the world 😀

The tees and the EP 🙂

They also sold some wristbands and Stuffed Owls, but I’m more interested with the tees and EP 😉 After buying the merchandise, I put them inside of my bagpack (meaning, I went back to JAVA Musikindo’s place, then stood in line to enter the venue, feeling so pleased that I finally bought the tees and EP.

It was still about 5 PM or so when they let us stood in line, and they opened the gate at about 6.30 or so (I didn’t bring my phone or watch with me, so feel free to correct me if i’m wrong :)) When I enter the stage, I immediately saw Breanne’s red Nord keyboard, the one and only keyboard that I saw on her video and on Owl City’s concerts. I stood on the fifth row, still can’t believe that I’m going to see the concert! I immediately regret my decision to left my Galaxy at Java Musikindo’s, but there’s no turning back now. If I run back to get it, I’ll miss the fifth row forever 😦

So there I was, standing at the fifth row, still wishing I brought my Galaxy with me. It was still 06.30, and I wish they start the show immediately, since my feet are hurting from standing. Few people in front of me have been sitting since they “reserved” their place in front, and I did so too at about 7.20 or so because I feel like I will faint when I saw Breanne opening the show since my feet hurts so bad. I sat for about 20 minutes or so, in the midst of the other standing spectators, but I just don’t care. I’d rather be ashamed than fainting on the first song 😐

On 8.15, the stage went dark, and I saw Breanne in her glittering dress, the one that she wore on No One Else video and several other shows. She started walking towards the stage, and I just stood there in awe. She was so beautiful! People say that she’s a lot more beautiful in person, and they are so right! She greets the crowd with her graceful charm, then sang Catapult. Oh my God. Her voice was so dreamy! It was so unreal! I’ve been watching her shows around the world via YouTube, and it’s still waaaaay better when I saw and heard her singing her song in person 😀

After singing Catapult, she sang Daydreams, Summer Days, Gold Mine, then No One Else. She communicate with the crowd every time she finish the song, and I thought it was the sweetest thing to do. I almost broke out in tears when she sang Summer Days, my favorite track on Sparks. I knew that I might be one of the few who know all her songs, but in Summer Days I just stood there and watch Breanne sang it. It was perfection. I feel so blessed :’)

During her performance, she looked like she’s having a great time, and I was right. After the show, she tweeted about how much she loved the crowd. Well, we love YOU, Breanne! After her performance, she recorded the crowd from her red camera that she brought with her when she enter the stage. I hope you make a great Vlog from it Bre 🙂

After Breanne’s performance, the OC crew prepped the stage for the Owl City performance, setting up the mic for Adam, taking all the black sheets covering the instruments, putting up Breanne’s Gaia, and so on. Then, after about 30 minutes, the real magic happens.

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