The main reason why I maintain this blog is to be able to jot down experiences that, a few years down the road, I would still love to look back on and remember. One event that’s quite note-worthy was watching The Fray live at Timbre Rock & Roots last month.
The music festival was held at the F1 tracks at Marina Promenade, with the breathtaking view of the Singapore Flyer as its backdrop.
The whole festival started as early as five in the afternoon, but knowing that The Fray was scheduled to play last, we arrived at seven. The open-air setting of the festival made the wait quite enjoyable. Other bands played, and we enjoyed their tunes as we sat ourselves down on the ground (or more technically, the F1 pit) and sipped our beers with the rest of the crowd.
The hubby and I. :)
Just before The Fray went on, we managed to station ourselves right behind the metal barricades towards the left of the stage. We didn’t have a central view of the whole performance (the reason why I didn’t get to take photos of some of the band members), but our spot, being right in front of the crowd, gave us a pretty clear visual of the concert. Plus, our location gave me a thirty-second close encounter with Isaac Slade (the band’s singer) when, before ending their set, he walked down the stage and stood on the metal barricade right in front of me!
Captured in several photos, here is our wonderful concert experience:
Isaac Slade, singing his heart out while singing their first song, All At Once.
The band (2 members are missing in this photo).
We had a great view of Joe King the entire concert. He was such a looker! I found myself ogling at him almost the entire time! LOL! And from our view, he kinda looked like Kris Allen too.
Isaac Slade was on the piano sixty percent of the time, and he totally rocked it!
The Fray sounded really good live. I couldn’t help myself from singing screaming out the lyrics to the songs with the rest of the crowd.
Several songs before ending their set, Isaac, to the crowd’s delight, ran down the stage towards the metal barricades. Within seconds, he was standing right in front of me, just an inch or two of space between us. *insert fan girl scream here* But then after another second, I found myself being pushed back, as other girls behind me swarmed towards the front to lay their hands on the band’s singer.=P
Isaac Slade up-close.
Either way, he was still so close I could literally see his throat as he belted out the lyrics to the song.
After Isaac went back on stage, the girls who rushed to the front finally went back to their previous spots, and I continued on with my photo taking.
I have a lot of shots of Joe King. I told you, I was pretty much staring at him the entire night. =P
When Isaac wasn’t on the piano, he was playing the guitar.
The Fray ended their set with the song Happiness. Just the perfect title, as it truly expressed how everyone in the crowd seemed to have felt during the entire concert.
It was truly a night worth remembering. The Fray was so good on stage that we went home drunk from the great music. :)