The beginning of spring in India is marked by the Holi festival. During this celebration of color, people threw colored powders at each other. These colors were to represent the exuberance of spring.
I went to one of such celebration in Kembangan area, Singapore. People were having tons of fun throwing powders at each other! In a society where people tend to behave proper and frown over silly acts, the celebration comes across as being rather liberating.
Twice, somebody said to me, “Happy Holi!” before smashing my face with powders. I forgive thee, people.
All of the photographs are shot with Nokia N8 (keeping my DSLR safe!). I hope these photographs will bring you a slice of the colorful experience!
In Singapore’s edition of Laneway Festival today, I found a lot of quirkiness in the crowd! And, this was already obvious enough judging through their shoes… and legs.
The Festival was a one-day feast of indie acts, including bands like Cults, Yuck, Girls, M83 and singers Feist and Laura Marling. I’m now suffering from post-festival music overdose.
It was Up to the Sky music festival yesterday in Singapore, and I served the Artist Liaison for an Indonesian band named “The Trees & The Wild”. My involvement was an affair of two days, from picking them up at the airport yesterday morning to today’s departure of theirs also in the morning.
It was my first stint as an Artist Liaison for any festival or event, and it opened my eyes to how demandingly tight and tiring a schedule can be for artists when doing festivals. The brutal rain didn’t help at all. The band took a 6 a.m. flight out of Jakarta, and went straight to the venue once they had landed in Singapore (no time for hotel check-in!) for their sound check. After their performance ended at 4 pm, they stayed behind to support another Indonesian band, “White Shoes & The Couples Company”, before finally heading off to the hotel at 6 pm. Whew!
This picture was taken after finishing their sound check at noon. They’re such a bunch of nice people! I feel very fortunate to have them in my first stint in what-sure-to-be many more Artist Liaison gigs in the future. Check out their song “Berlin” below, sang in English from their performance early last year.