Cycling all the way through to Mornington Crescent on a congested tube strike day just to catch a glimpse of Chet Faker? Definitely worth it. Whilst I had three more exams awaiting for me that same week, I couldn’t pass the occasion to see him performing live in London. I was lucky to be able to snatch a pair of tickets when they got released so on that Tuesday night, I asked my friend Susan to tag along and we headed out to KOKO.
I’m quite tall, which seems to be an advantage when going to concerts. That being said, the universe always works in wonderful ways and I ended up standing behind this much taller girl with a giant afro, who couldn’t stop bouncing around even when the music was off… Sigh. Regardless, nothing could stop me from enjoying my night (in a way, I could understand how excited she must have been!)
Chet played a mix of tunes, including some of my old favourites such as “Love and Feelings” to newer songs such as “1998” and “Talk is Cheap”. This man is just magical – he manages to enchant the crowd with both his instrumentals as well as his soulful vocals. People were not just singing along, they were practically yelling out the lyrics. When his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” came on, a massive wave of mobile phones surged from the crowd as everyone attempted to capture the moment, it was crazy.
It was such a wonderful experience to hear him perform live at an actual concert venue rather than through my iPhone, in the library, as I try to not get drowned by my stacks of lecture notes… Definitely check out his music if you have not yet!
PS: Exams are now over, I’ve got a lot to share soon! xo :)