Monday, March 24, 2008
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Assalamualaikum. OOOOOOh amazing! Alhamdulillah, I am so thankful that I went for her concert at the Espalanade. I wish I had bought a more espensive ticket but it is ok, I can still see and listen to her clearly from where I sat. She premiered the concert in a different manner this time round; with an upbeat song which is Lagu Rindu and Nirmala followed by Siti Situ Sana Sini. Her showmanship got lot better this time round. Maybe her 13 years of her experience engender this. The concert continued with Mulanya Cinta which is composed by Singapore's Dick Lee who is also the composer of my school song(which I never remember how it sounds like).
Then, my favourite moment took place, she sang an English song by Beyonce Knowles. A very meaningful song. "I don't why you love me... And that's why I love you.. You catch me when I fall... Accept me flaws and all..."
I love the song so much and I thought her live version was better than Beyonce's live performance but I love both. Datin Seri Siti's voice was so soothing that day. Hahaha, she is one conservative singer indeed. She changed a part of the lyrics, instead of I'm a bitch in the afternoon, she changed to I'm a pain in the afternoon.
Then she sang another song from Indonesia, Wulan Merindu. Enjoyed this song... "Bawalah diriku sayang, ku ingin selalu bersamamu..." .
Sutramaya came next. Finally I know what is the meaning of sutramaya. It means aura.Very powerful rocky song! And then she went back stage to change.
A very nice black green busana, she called it Ahmad Albab's clothes. Hehehehe. She started the second
segment of the concert with her latest song Cintamu. Continued with another Enlish Song, Love You Inside and Out by BeeGees. She told a story and sand Biarlah Rahsia, a very moving song. She kept us moving with her next song, Dest
inasi Cinta the acoustic version. Then, it was the sad part. Siti introduced one of her fans, who is actually BLIND. Imagine people, many of us start hating her when she put on weight, but this lady! She sincerely loves Siti because of none other than her talent! Talent! I am really moved. Someone who is blind can appreciate someone like Siti, that tells a lot about her voice! I do not understand the society, they hate Siti because she married Datuk Seri Khalid, they hate Siti because she is fatter now, they hate Siti because Siti is covering her hair! Whatever! I STILL LOVE HER! I admire her strong stand, after 13 years of stardom, she never act DIVA-ish once when she should after making the Malay society proud. The first Malay Singer to make a concert at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the first Malay Singer to sing at the Golden Horse Awards, the first Malay Singer to sing with a Hollywood Singer, the first Malay Singer who got the title Dato' at such a young age. Even Anita Sarawak whom we declared a Diva never achieved all this! Despte all these great achievements, she is still so down-to-earth and humble. I admire her, I like her, I RESPECT her! Anyway, she wanted to go down to Kak Zarina, her fan who is blind but there was no stairs down the stage so she said something like "Alamak, macam mana eh nak turun. Nanti jadi batman karang..." Batman! Hahaha, she said this because she was wearing a "mega-butterfly" top! Something like a batman "veil". She moved us with Rafeah Buang's Bisikan Hati. She then made tribute to Singapore born singer who is now a big superstar in Malaysia, M. Nasir. She sang the M. Nasir's medley. Made us dance and groove with her Royal Albert Hall's version of Cindai! The she slowed down with Melawan Kesepian. Ended the concert with Ku Mahu!
The concert was a dream come true for me. After 13 years of idolising her, this is my first time making an apperance at her concert. I have my own reason for that. It was superb, and Esplande's theatre hall is great! The sound system and the lighting just set the mood right for Asia's Celine Dion(well not acclaimed by me but by London's papers) concert!