Bloody hell! I’m going to be missing out on Kitaro this Saturday just because hubby said we’ve already went for it last year. Wait la – I sniff a pay back time in the near future.
I am a huge fan. I have fond memories of putting on his CD and listening to the entire album with my dad. I even used to listen to Matsuri on repeat on my old trusty walkman. Yes, which required pressing rewind, pressing play just to see where it stops at and then maybe pressing forward a litttleee bit. And then realizing you’ve forwarded too much so now must rewind. Ok you get the picture.
Ah, those were the Ipod-free days.
Attempts to play the song by ear on my piano weren’t often fruitful as I barely could play the entire song (coz I was meant to be a Banker and not a musical maestro hello). But still, they were some pretty good attempts. Just not you’re-so-the-next-Kitaro-awesome-attempts.
Last year by sheer luck, we manage to catch him doing what he does best. Someone had decided to sell off the tickets she won for dirt cheap and I was fast enough AND lucky to act on it. So off we went to watch my idol at work up in the cold hills of Genting Highlands. Same location this year also.
The entire show was breathtaking, to just sit in the cold and watch a maestro at work, someone I have admired and listened to as a child (and basically still alive fast forward 15 years, lucky!) – a rare opportunity. I would have paid full price for the tickets ok but did I mention how we got the tickets really cheap? *grins*
The fan(s) having Italian dinner before the show:
The musical genius at work, he really is!
And there it was – he saved the best for last. The crowd went wild (ok la, just me) when he graced us with MY favorite. Really does put you in a trance.
(I had to sneakily take this)
For the real thing, view this and tell me it’s bloody amazing:
Now that opportunity’s back and I won’t be going. Do you know how depressing that is?
But I guess not all is lost as we’ll be going on a road and makan trip for someone’s brief farewell. That will be alot of fun, (the makan feast, not the farewell) really am counting down the days to it.
And PLEASE go for the Kitaro concert if you can! It will be an experience of a lifetime to see him in action.