Was thrilled that the third Laneway Singapore carried better names than the last. I’ve been wanting to watch Kings of Convenience for a really long time because somehow I’ve always missed their Esplanade gigs, and the others that I was excited to see were Of Monsters and Men and Nicolas Jaar.
We were utterly shocked at how long the ticket collection queue was when we arrived at the main entrance, and thanks to a few kind people who allowed us to jump a mile up the queue, we managed to get in just as Kings of Convenience was starting their hour-long set.
I was apprehensive about seeing them in an open-air venue at first, but their warm tones and melodious riffs pierced right through, and I was so damn happy right there and then.
After KOC, we headed out to Marina Bay Sands to seek refuge from the heat and had Kraze Burger for lunch.
Then we headed back for Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, who completely surpassed my expectations. Considering that they were new, I was hoping for nothing more than a band that pulled together live. But their set moved me in ways which I thought only watching a band like Mumford and Sons could. It was amazing, and they were the best act for Laneway 2013 for me.
Then it was on to some sexy, sexy music by Nicolas Jaar for the sundown.