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.

Car boot pre-party.
Amongst Meadows by the Bay.
Amongst Meadows by the Bay.

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.

Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe from Norwegian pop-folk group Kings of Convenience.
Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe from Norwegian pop-folk group Kings of Convenience.
Erland showing us some moves to the song 'I'd rather dance with you'.
Erlend nerd rocking.
The Laneway stage with Marina Bay Sands in the background.
The Laneway stage with Marina Bay Sands in the background.
Shady people.
Shady people.
Rock Chixxx 87.
Rock Chixxx 87.

After KOC, we headed out to Marina Bay Sands to seek refuge from the heat and had Kraze Burger for lunch.

Kraze Burger
The semi-nude burger at Kraze Burger is a must-try!

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.

This 7-piece is set for greatness.
This 7-piece is set for greatness.
Vocalists Cartmen and Bjork.
Vocalists Cartmen and Bjork.
"Fuck yeah festivals!!!"
“Fuck yeah festivals!!!”
"In the meantime I should check how my pits smell."
“In the meantime I should check how my pits smell.”
Still managing some smiles after a day under the sun.
Still managing some smiles after a day under the sun.

Then it was on to some sexy, sexy music by Nicolas Jaar for the sundown.

Sexy beats by Nicolas Jaar and friends.
A small but groovy crowd gathered for Nicolas Jaar and friends.
A beautiful sunset and a full moon.
A beautiful sunset and a full moon.
Back to the car boot to reboot.
Back to the car boot to reboot.
Not a fan, but Alt J gave a commendable performance.
Not a fan, but Alt J gave a commendable performance.
Till next time!
So glad that it didn’t rain like the first year… Till next time!

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