Crowd can be spotted at the entrance of Sunway Lagoon as early as 4:30pm, despite the fact that it would start att 7:30pm only. Although there's drizzling, the rain did not put off the music lovers. The MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 MUST take place, be it rain or shine!
As the night fallen, the entire Surf Beach was lighted up by the stage lights and it felt like the Kuala Lumpur (KL) City is all ready for a night of great performance,
Thaitanium, a Thai-American Hip Hop music group, kick start the concert and got the audience heated up and all set for the night. KHAN, WAY, DAY, BIG CALO and Tony B wowed the audience with an upbeat 11-track medley, including an inaugural performance of their new single with Snoop Dogg, “Wake Up (Bangkok City)” where lyrics were tweaked to "Wake Up (KL City)".
One lucky fan, who won Boys Republic’s “Girlfriend” contest, was introduced during “Dress Up”, whom she got curated towards a new Korean look by the K-Pop group’s stylist and received a wardrobe she strutted proudly on-stage as the boys serenaded her. Their show culminated with fan favourite, “Party Rock”.
Malaysia's home girl, Yuna who is now based in Los Angeles, was warmly welcomed by the crowd as she elevated on to the stage, singing “Falling” against a backdrop of waterfall pyrotechnics. A nos. of both English and Malay songs, e.g. “Mountains”, “Lelaki”, “Dan Sebanarya”, “Lights And Camera” and “Terukir Di Bintang” were sung, fans were mesmerized by Yuna when she performed “Rescue” with her ukulele. The Malaysian superstar then wrapped up her set with the song, “Come Back”. This is the first time I listen to Yuna's songs, they were refreshing, with a zest of bossa nova style, totally enjoyed her songs!
International rapper, B.o.B, returned to Malaysia and impressed the audience with an energetic performance of a 16-track medley, including "Don’t Let Me Fall”, “Ready ft. Future”, “Headband ft. 2 Chainz”, “John Doe ft. Priscilla” and “So Good”. Throughout his performance, B.o.B thrilled his fans by randomly snapping selfies with their phone and went crowd surfing. MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 was lit up with audience waving their mobile phones to a soulful performance of “Both of Us ft. Taylor Swift”. It was a poignant moment when B.o.B dedicated global hit song “Airplanes ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore”, to all those who had lost loved ones in recent tragedies.
Missed the concert? Fret not, MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014’s full show premieres o Wednesday, 20 August 2014 @ 6.30pm (WIB), 7.30pm (SG) and 8.30pm (MAL); Friday, 29 August @ 10pm (PH)
Repeated Telecast of MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 will air during below timing:
- Friday, 22 August at 9pm (WIB), 10pm (SG) and 11pm (MAL)
- Saturday, 23 August at 11am (WIB), 12pm (SG) and 1pm (MAL)
- Wednesday, 27 August at 2pm (WIB), 3pm (SG) and 4pm (MAL)
- Saturday, 30 August at 12pm (TH), 10pm (WIB), 11pm (SG) and 12am (MAL)
- Sunday, 31 August at 2pm (WIB), 3pm (SG), 4pm (MAL) and 10.30pm (TH)
- Monday, 1 September at 8am (TH)
- Tuesday, 2 September at 8.30pm (TH)
- Wednesday, 3 September at 2pm (TH)
- Thursday, 4 September at 3.30pm (TH)
- Friday, 5 September at 9pm (TH)
Photo credit for non-watermarked photos:
MTV Asia, Lucas Lau, Kristian Dowling & Aloysius Lim