Okiepuke 2012 na talaga. And while some blogged about their new year's resolutions as their first entry for 2012, I am blogging about the biggest party I've been to in 2011- Zoukout, arguably the best dance music festival in the region. I rarely use the word epic in my everyday speech but if there is one word to sum up the event then epic it is, or maybe that other overused word called awesome.
When the date of the event was announced, I began asking my girls if they could work that day, specifically to take the evening shift. I missed it last year and there's no way that I'm gonna miss it's 11th installment. As early as 3rd week of November, I kept on badgering kumareng Peter to book our tickets online.
So ayun gorabels kami sa Siloso beach around 11pm. Mahalia Mendez ang ticket so balak namin ay pumuntang bangag na para di na masyadong gumastos sa alak. So bitbit ang kalahating bote ng Chivas (uu pangmatandang inuming hardcore hihihi) kumembot kami papuntang Sentosa. I'm sure nagawa nyo na in your high school life in my highschool life ang ilagay ang alak sa water bottle.
kumare and me, palakihan ng mouth. chot*fectyur deleted* sorry naman sa latecummers
Zoukout 2011 was headlined by the undisputed trance king Armin van Buuren but it was the child prodigy Avicii who I was most excited about
Avicii opened his set (around 3am) with Fade Into Darkness aka Penguin. If you're a Leona Lewis fan then you're familiar with this track as her single Collide used a heavy sampling of this song
Three stages/arena were erected across Siloso beach. Arena A being the most happeningOh the Love Generation dude was here too.
Neighbor Malaysia represent
Here's yet another popular track from the wunderkind of house music- "Levels" with the the deep vocals of Etta James (Something's Got a Hold of Me)
Music is a universal religion
It's stronger than boundaries or any belief
Everyone's taste in music is unique
But there is something universal in our experience
An incredible power when all kinds of people put together
and celebrate life
Throughout his set, he kept the crowd in high spirits. The dude won't let you drop. If Avicii's music is eargasmic, AvB's gave everyone multiples of it. His set started at 5am and he made sure no one felt the fatigue. .
Grabe ang sayaaaaaa. Pamorningan ang tugsh tugsh. As in kahit pagoda cold wave lotion na ang katawang lupa ko, go pa rin, na when his set ended past 7am, nasa harapan nako as in super lapit ko na sa stage. Gaano kalapit? Ganito kalapit.
Hanapin nyo ko dyan sa video. Kung kilala mo akey, masasight-sung nyo ako around 0:06. ako yung naka yellow na may headband and green-framed glasses pero natakpan naman fezlak LOL
So yeah, the experience was awesome, epic and might as well add another overused gay word- surreal.
Thank you Zouk. Please bring Ingrosso and Alesso next time. And you might want to bring back Tiesto and Afrojack because I was so absent and missed them last year and ok payn, that very mainstream Guetta too. Isama nyo na rin si DashBerlin para happy-happy.
Btw the pictures are all mine but the videos are well from youtube.Here's one more clip if you enjoy this kind of music.
Besos to you and you and you.