Kelly on stage
It took me nearly half a month from the last entry to finally put this up.
Some of you had already asked me in person.
Yes, Kelly Clarkson's concert was awesome, other than the fact that, from where we were seating, she was just a this little speck on stage. Well, that's what cheap tickets get you. According to Paul, she said that we climbed up the 'mountain' (referring to the seats we had which were the RM98 ones) and looked down from the mountain towards the stage. Realising that there were some truths in what she said, I noticed that we were even seated higher than the roof of the stage. We sat so far from the stage and so high up, trust me on this. But still we got an unobstructed view after we switched to others seats considering that our earlier ones had a RM98 view of the railings. Too expensive to be having a view of the railings. I could see that at the workplace or better still at home. But I guess that's the beauty of "cheap" seats... their unreserved/unnumbered seating status meant that we could move around from one seat to another.
Anyway, just to backtrack a little, we arrived shortly before the 8pm start time, and it just was the right timing. We didn't have to wait long after getting in through to the parking. We sat for about 10 to 15 minutes and then it was over to the two opening acts -- Jaclyn Victor, who sang a medley/compilation of the hottest Malaysian hits (including Lagenda, Isabella, Sejati, Suci Dalam Debu and etc); and Suki Low (the winner of One in a Million) who sang one Chinese song and also played violin for that song. I never watched an episode of One in a Million before, but I can understand why lots of people tuned in to it previously. Suki is quite easy on the eyes, isn't she? Oh yes, and she's got that talent thing there going on too.
There was a short break after the two performed, then suddenly two vans came in through an entrance in the stadium -- one, a white van that looked pretty standard, and another one which was silver and had black tinted windows--and parked at the side of the stage. The crowd obviously noticed, not that it's very discreet anyway, and screamed. Alright, had to be her in the second one.
By 8:30pm, Kelly has taken the stage and the concert was in full swing.
Needless to say, she played all her big ones, after kicking off with the title track of her latest album, All I Ever Wanted.
A screen capture early on, with her hair still down.
Midway through the concert (no, she didn't ran out to the washroom like she did at Germany, see video below), she tied up her hair resulting from the warm humid night. It can only be a girl to noticed things like these and it was Paul who brought that to my attention.
Her crowd interaction was pretty good making every attempt to keep herself down to earth and not seem like a big celebrity that she is. You can see she really adores her fans who adore her in return (I saw on YouTube that she once fired her guitarist on stage because apparently he was messing with a fan... oh well, so much for trying not to be a big celeb, but then again, she was protecting her fans, but that's a different story and I don't want to speculate on that).
With her hair pretty tied up.
Other than her hits, she did sing some covers as well -- I think there was one by Alanis, and then she also medleyed her song If I Can't Have You with Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out Of My Head, and then near the end, she did White Stripes' Seven Nation Army.
She disappeared after Since You've Been Gone, only to reappear again after the encore cheers from the crowd to finish off the night with Already Gone, that White Stripes song, and the finale, My Life Would Suck Without You.
One thing is for certain: this girl can sing live.
No doubt about that.
But then again, do we expect anything less from the first American Idol winner, given the fact that the contestants sing live week in week out?
I didn't think so.
Anyway, here are some videos I took to keep you occupied after all that I had written.