Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sweet Escape with Gwen Stefani

It was indeed a sweet escape as the five of us attended Gwen Stefani's concert in Bukit Jalil last night. Czar, Glorious Jade and her kids thronged the Putra Stadium and some of us had our bodies frisked as security was pretty tight. With the concert scheduled to start at 8.30pm, we found ourselves still waiting in line at that time and I was praying that they would only start when all of us got in.

Thankfully, we made our way in and sharp at 9pm, the concert started with the familiar music intro of "Sweet Escape". The audience and yours truly was in a frenzy state, I was in awe that I was seeing Gwen Stefani in person (though she had been here many many years ago while touring with No Doubt). Well, she made good on her promise about covering up; jackets and leggings but still very much the Gwen Stefani we have seen on TV! Stylish blond hair, beautiful face and a lovely figure (look at those muscular arms and slender legs - you can't tell that she had given birth just last year!). I felt like I was dreaming and only the screams of this girl beside me brought me back to reality! I enjoyed myself tremendously and the concert went by so fast; it was over by 10.30 after a two song encore. I'm back to dreaming now.....it was a great night of entertainment! Here are some random photos from the concert.
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Sweet Escape
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Yummy - that's the name of the song!
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4 In The Morning
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Wind It Up
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The playful Harajuku Girls (sadly, Gwen didn't perform that song)
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Hollaback Girl
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A candid shot of her being surprised by her backup dancers as they were introduced.
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After prompting the audience to sing along with her, she gave the audience who were sitting far behind a pleasant surprise. She went right to the other end of the stadium and sang "Cool", shook hands and posed for the crowd at the back. That was truly a very nice gesture of a true star.
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Singing "The Real Thing"
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The last song just before she waved goodnight was "What You Waiting For"
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Moments just before the show finally came to an end....


"Waking up to find another day, the moon got lost again last night....."
- 4 in the morning, Gwen Stefani


32 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

Woah! OMG! the concert was really good. Dreamed last nite... Gwen was holding BigBoysOven's Icing Cake while singing Yummy on the concert. LOL!

jasmine said...

i was there too! but didn't get anywhere as close as you did and had no camera due to the no photography rule & bag check. :(

was also waiting and waiting for the harajuku girls song. do u think i can ask u for your photos to keep for personal use?

k.t.x said...

hehe, my other fren also went, u can check her out at awhiffoflemongrass...lol. lucky u guys!!!! lol

r u goonnna belt out a stefani song next time around?? i wan.."cool"..ok? and b4 we ciao, 4 o clock!..lol

teckiee said...

wow! She looks damn good man. and the management really did a good job with the costumes. no skin but costumes setup was good!

RunWitMe said...

Wowow! Great pictures! U must hv sat very near the stage. I got some of her pics too but they were taken way way way up there. Pls check out my blog. Thanks!

boo_licious said...

Nice pixs and I can only imagine how fantastic her concert was.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I shud hire k.t.x to become my PR manager. LOL.

KampungboyCitygal said...

Whoa..She was awesome..the ticket is freaking expensive..wait till i work hahahah

wmw said...

Big Boys Oven : Hahaha...You also dreamt ah? I dreamt Gwen was at one of our floggers gathering!LOL...nolah, kidding!

jasmine : Somehow or rather, there were a few people who got in with a camera and furthermore, they didn't stop the people from taking photos even when they saw us. Well, go ahead and take them...photos are linked to Flickr.

k.t.x : Sure thing, if they have her songs...we sing together ok? :o)

teckiee : Yup, no skin...Gwen must have been feeling so hot with those extra layers of clothing, with all that dancing and singing on stage. She looks really good leh!

runwithme: Thanks for the compliment. I sat at the 5th row. Will check out your blog.

boo_licious : Thanks, it was good...so good that it was like a dream and then 1.5 hours later, the dream ended and we were all back to planet Earth. LOL...

Lyrical L: haha...you two sort it out, or do I get a certain percentage for sorting it out???:p

kampungboycitygal : You were there? Yes, must have a savings account for "Concert Fund"! Hee hee....

frisky said...

my friend flew from indonesia to malaysia just to see her live.
gwen stefani rocks!! too bad she didn't visit indonesia :(

how many people came to watch her? sold out?

Kok said...

wmw,
You've all the close up photos of Gwen Stefani? Wow great!

I can see that all her clothes are modified. Especially with all her pantyhose. :P

Judy said...

So, it was worth getting a sore throat over Gwen.

I totally understand now.

Hope you are feeling better now. :)

Pssst, how did you managed to take photos huh? I thought taking photos during performance is banned?

wonda said...

wmw,
I am out of date. Don't listen to music nor go to concert and don't know who she is. On what Kok said on her costume, is it because she is performing in M'sia?

Alicia Cheang said...

wow... so nice. i think gwen stefani is so beautiful and talented. saw her in american idol in the last season... without the red lipstick and she just looked so beautiful. wa you should try to sing one song from gwen lar one day for us at hanoi ;)
i'll do the back up dancing for you.

yummy song??

Precious Pea said...

Eh? I commented yesterday but how come it didn't appear?? Anyway...amazed with the pic. I would have tot you were standing in front of the stage. LOL!

MeiyeN said...

omggggggggg... you was so near to da stage!!!! and gwen rocks..... omg... yada yada....can't help but to keep viewing your pics here.. :p

team 2 said...

No doubt she was half of what she could have been. U r lucky to catch her though even if 1/4 we worry soon there will be none left

New Kid on the Blog said...

OMG!!! YOu went!!!!! So close, so near... OMG!!!!! I bet you enjoyed!!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wow..ur pics r so good..u used a tripod? or were u so infront of the stage??

wmw said...

Frisky : Not sure, but the hall was full and the report states about 10,000 of us screaming fans!

kok : Haha....Was so excited at seeing her so close up! :)

Judy : Shhhhh....found a way to take photos....hehe

wonda : Yes, it's because of the fact that she's performing in Malaysia. That's why more covered up then usual.

alicia : Yalor, she is very beautiful. Don't ask me to sing in Hanoi ah! :p

wmw said...

Precious Pea : I took the pics from where I sat, 5th row...still can still the some heads blocking the shots but overall, pleased with the shots.

Mei Yen : Yes, I still keep looking at them too 'cos I still feel like it was a dream that I saw her!

team 2 : Yes, I crossed my fingers and toes that her concert will go on...Phew! Thank goodness!

nkotb :Yes, it was so surreal being that close to her! :)

joe : No tripod, took from where I sat, zoomed in and used a higher ISO. Thanks for the compliment, thank my little Lumix!

Ethan W said...

Gwen is quite pretty, but too bad she had to perform out of her usual stage attire (but this was also from the fashion line).

But still, she looks great and it must have been damn good!

UnkaLeong said...

Looks like you had oodles of Fun :)

Jason said...

Bet the concert worth every cents you paid for!

mystique said...

the concert was awesome!!! n ur piccies is really.. REALLY nice!!! I bet all of those who went there had a great day!! but sadly i didn't get any pictures due to the rules where no cameras were allowed

The Ling said...

fabulous pictures!!! you got some very nice seats too! but gwen was so fantastic one doesn't need good seats to feel her vibe! Great post... ^^

catsndogs said...

not bad not bad.. u not jus know how to take close up for food.. but live concert of pretty chun babes too huh ...
every think of being part time photographer :P

sc said...

wah, you take good pixs even fr concerts woman! hehe

wmw said...

Ethan:You should have been there to appreciate her style! Way too cool!

unkaleong:Oh yeah! Still playing the concert in my head... :o)

Jason : Oh yes, my friend had subsidized a big part of my concert ticket. So, it was an even "sweeter"!

mystique : Some of us found our way in with "working" cameras. Thanks for the compliment! Yah! All of us had a great time...

the ling : Hey there...thanks. Just like I mentioned, Gwen's a true star! :o)

catsndogs: Hahah...thanks!Glad you enjoyed the chun babe shots. Yes, learning more and more about photography everyday. You wanna hire me? :o)

sc: I do try to venture into other areas! LOL....

Honey Star said...

GREAT PICS!!! 5th row!! thats the 300++ gosh....
how u smuggle in yur camera? Yea, I love that she ran to the back and shake hands with the fans. :) love love love her

ilene said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself. So you're one of those who don't obey the law huh! Curi curi tangkap gambar. See, sekarang sakit liow! Scream so much ah?

I went for Engelbert with my mum. No pictures allowed too but could see people curi curi snaping with their mobile phones. No sore throat from singing along with him but soreness from coughing (for 2 weeks oledi) and screaming while on the flying coaster ride at Genting!

wmw said...

honeystar : Shhhh....Hee hee!

ilene :Hey there, glad you enjoyed your concert too albeit different star, different venue :o) But hoarse voice, the same! LOL...