Man, I was reading the post-MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 press release and I sure have missed out on much this year. Oh well, I’ve always encouraged people to study hard and prioritize studies over concerts so… yeah.
While I can’t tell you exactly how much fun this year’s edition was, after the MTV World Stage Malaysia 2013 experience, I have no doubt that it was a blast this year as well.
Lifting and/or paraphrasing/summarising bits from the official MTV Asia release:
Thaitanium opened the night with an 11-track medley which included the inaugural performance of their new single with Snoop Dogg, “Wake Up (Bangkok City)”. They also performed songs like “Do What I Say”, “Bong Tong”, “Put Your Hands Up” and “Sukebe”.
Boys Republic made their MTV World Stage debut with a performance of “넌 내게 특별해 (You Are Special)”. The audience was treated to the maiden performance of Boys Republic’s remix of “Video Game”. Their set culminated with fan favourite, “Party Rock”.
Yuna took to the stage singing “Falling” against a backgrop of waterfall pyrotechnics. She sang “Mountains”, “Lelaki” and “Dan Sebanarya”, “Lights And Camera” and “Terukir Di Bintang” and others. She also mesmerized fans as she performed “Rescue” with her ukulele. The Malaysian superstar then wrapped up her set on MTV World Stage Malaysia with an absolutely magical performance of “Come Back”.
B.o.B kicked off his set with a spectacular display of lights as his backdrop and an energetic performance comprising of a 16-track medley including “Don’t Let Me Fall”, “Ready ft. Future”, “Headband ft. 2 Chainz”, “John Doe ft. Priscilla” and “So Good”. As the start of “Magic”, B.o.B exchanged high fives with the fans and the audience were waving their mobile phones during the performance of “Both of Us (ft. Taylor Swift)”.
It was a poignant moment when B.o.B dedicated global hit song ““Airplanes (ft. Hayley Williams of Paramore)”, to all those who had lost loved ones in recent tragedies. B.o.B teased the fans and even went crowd surfing, before delivering his finale “Still In This”.
It sure sounds like one huge party that I’ve missed. Next year man, next year…
The full MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 premieres on 20 August 2014 at 6.30pm (WIB), 7.30pm (SG) and 8.30pm (MAL); 29 August 2014 at 10pm (PH).
Repeat telecasts of MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 will air during the following times:
- Friday, 22 August at 9pm (WIB), 10pm (SG) and 11pm (MAL)
- Saturday, 23 August at 11am (WIB), 12pm (SG) and 1pm (MAL)
- Wednesday, 27 August at 2pm (WIB), 3pm (SG) and 4pm (MAL)
- Saturday, 30 August at 10pm (WIB), 11pm (SG) and 12am (MAL)
- Sunday, 31 August at 2pm (WIB), 3pm (SG) and 4pm (MAL)