by: @agunsux It was sunny day when i’ve decided to go to Jakarta from Bandung. I had to meet a friend to do some shit related to money at noon. But the most important thing was there are one band and one living legend going to perform at night. The band was Guns And Roses and the singer was Sting. They’re gonna perform at the same night. Different venues. It was a fucked up feeling i get. Till now. I haven’t decided which one to go. I haven’t got the ticket. I didn’t know which one to buy. I’m a go-show gig specialist. I was a big fan of of Guns n’ Roses back in 90’s. But weren’t we all? At the same time i am also a fan of The Police and Sting. I listen to them quite often. Well not that often. They’re both not at their prime to be honest. But sometimes you have to buy memories to bring it back in mind. They’ve reached their peak at 90’s. Guns and Roses at “Use Your Illusions” and Sting at “Ten Summoner’s Tale” or perhaps “Mercury Falling“. Your call. Or just let your soul guide you, guide your way which one is their peak album. I’ve made up my mind. I decided to go to Guns And Roses gig. I have watched Sting back in ’94. Oh now you can guess my age. Yes you’re a genius. I’m in my late 20’s. But then at noon there was a shocking announcement from local police (Polda). Guns and Roses performance was postponed to Dec 16, 2012 (today) and relocated the Venue to MEIS, Ancol due to safety and bad weather possibilities. I didn’t buy it. I still don’t. The announcement was too absurd. Something has happened. And i didn’t want to speculate. Well i lied. I did speculate. I still do. I have my own theory. Eager to find out? I’ll let you know. But i have to kill you afterward. Haha! Sting. My second choice moved up to my top priority last night. It was a good concert as always. I haven’t heard Sting dissapointed their audiences at his concert. Have you? The concept was Back To Bass. Just like the day i have watched. Vinnie (my fave) back on drumset. He was the drummer in Ten Summoner’s Tale album. Dominique on guitar is just like Boz to Moz. Dedicated to Sting since the 90’s. There’s a lady (pardon me i don’t know her name) as a back vocalist. She had a bigger role in “Symphonicity” Tour. I personally wanna see the “Symphonicity” concept. Sit back. Relax. I wanna see Sting as a singer. Not the ex frontman of The Police. The setlist i can assure you more than 70% of them were the same last time i watched in ’94. Added from some tracks from “Mercury Falling” (i was expecting “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot” or “I Was Brought To My Senses”) and “Brand New Day” albums. Bottomline Sting brought back the memories to the audiences. For The Police fans you still enjoyed ten tracks. There were twenty one songs last night. So now i’m gonna miss Guns And Roses gig today. But that’s ok. I’ll see Rivers Cuomo from Weezer next year in January with my very own eyes. Front row. It’s a promise.. i guess.
Below some videos from last nite gig uploaded by someone dubbed himself as fetboyslim.
Setlist Sting Back To Bass Jakarta 2012
1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You 2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 3. Englishman In New York 4. Seven Days 5. Demolition Man 6. I Hung My Head 7. The End of The Game 8. Fields of Gold 9. Driven To Tears 10. Heavy Cloud No Rain 11. Message in A Bottle 12. Shape of My Heart 13. The Hounds of Winter 14. Wrapped Around Your Finger 15. De Do Do Do De Da Da Da 16. Roxanne 17. Desert Rose 18. King of Pain 19. Every Breath You Take 20. Next To You 21. Fragile
*correction: fragile song was the third and last encore. not fourth. video uploaded by: fetboyslim. photos taken by: @djundi, the frontrower