So Ryan Star performed at Zouk last Thursday! It was freaking awesome! If you weren't there you totally MISSED OUT! FREE LIVE CONCERT SIAL! But don't worry, here is a recap, just because I am great.
Reshmonu opened the night. He sang a song of some sort which was quite Bangra like, accompanied by some dude on the Indian drum. Nobody boo-ed him. I sorta expected people to since I've always heard opening acts get boo-ed all the time. Malaysians are so civilised. How did we rank so poorly in the bloody courtesy survey again?
Then the Channel V boys came out to do their thang. Talked a lot. Asked ridiculously simple questions. Gave out freebies. VJ Dom is freaking hot!! Even with the Chinkiest eyes evAr. It is on my to do list to somehow get him to camwhore with me one of these days.
Then the Channel V girls came out to do THEIR thang. Talked a lot. Asked ridiculously simple questions. Gave out freebies. While looking very nose bleed inducing at the same time. DAmn these women can multitask. Sarah Tan is SO much hotter in real life. That body of hers DAYAMNN!! It's to KILL her for.
Finally after all that obligatory introduction and silly games - we FINALLY see RYAN STAR! WOOT! WOOT! He's so damn TALL standing next to backstage crew and pretty damn cute looking with the whole black eye liner tortured poet image going on for him. Yum! When he's not trying to be all hardcore emo, he's really this witty, down-to-earth guy, with a cheeky sense of humour. Awesome audience connection! It's very, very difficult to dislike him.
And man those pipes on him are fucking ROCKIN'. Singing live is one thing he definitely CAN DO.
His first song was performed with the piano. It was an original, and I forgot what the title was. Frankly, I'm not a big fan of his originals. Back of Your Car is the only song I can say I truly like - that also only with a BAND. Not the acoustic version. There's absolutely no doubt about it that Ryan Star is truly a great singer and performer, but the dude seriously needs to hire a good songwriter and a kickass band to take it to ANOTHER LEVEL WHERE WOMEN WILL START THROWING THEIR KNICKERS ON STAGE, you know? That sort of thing.
But man, rock and piano is like chocolate chip and vanilla ice-cream. Yum.
The sound system was whacked that night, which really pissed everybody off. More so Ryan. He travelled HUNDREDS of miles to Malaysia to perform barely an hour's worth of concert for FREE (for his fans I mean) and these fuckers can't even GET something as basic as THE SOUND RIGHT?!?!? If I was Ryan I would've freaking spilled some blood and skinned some ass!! ROAR!!!! Ryan was of course visible PISSED off and he quickly excused himself with a "Hang on I'll be right back. Gonna kick some ass", to the roaring approval of the crowd. Fucking awesome balls.
And Sarah Tan is just so damn hot. And standing tooooo close to me. I just had to...
"No flash photography please". No flash sure, but hell lots of photography! The moment Ryan stepped out, people were whipping out their superduper canggih camphones to steal a piece of him. Me included. And these picture were brought to you by my quite gay Sony Ericsson w810i, by the way. It's growing on me.
For his last song "Hole In Head", he's stomping his feet and requesting for the rest of us to do the same. Somewhere towards the end of the song, something happened to the guitar because it got all too quiet. What happened next was fucking awesome! Ryan took off the guitar, freaking threw it to the side of the stage, and finished the last few lines of the song without ANY background music whatsoever to PERFECTION! I nearly died there and then. Fucker REALLY can sing! Like SERIOUS MAD SINGING SKILLZ YO! Like, I want to fucking rip his vocal chords out and make it MINE!
Unfortunately Ryan only performed about... 6 songs that night for about 30-45 minutes? Which really sucked for us. I think most of the people who were there that night were anticipating for so much MORE, and expecting something more hardcore loud rock. I myself was expecting him to do more covers from his Rockstar Supernova days, but most of the songs he performed that night were his originals. :( He DID however, perform Back of Your Car and REM's Losing My Religion (that one song that earned him a hundred million points in Rockstar Supernova) which was visibly the crowd favourites! :)
IT ROCKED! If you weren't there you definitely missed out, losers!!111one.
Sadly, I didn't get to camwhore with him so I had to do the next best thing.
Sorry. Couldn't help myself. Bleh.
Ryan Star's own take of the night.
Reta Hot Chick was there too!
The Suan touched him! Bitch.