We have been wanting to play at Hidden Park since we found out about them around a year ago, so we were really happy when we were contacted by them that we could play at their latest programme.
It was early September when Irawan contacted me that Hidden Park was going to make another event, and this time it was at Taman Tanjung, a park not so far away from where we live. We contacted the committee soon afterwards, asking whether Park Jammers could participate in one of their exciting programmes. Unfortunately, the slots for the music performance on the third week of September had already been full, but they encouraged us to come and jam anyway.
However, on the second week of September they contacted us again to tell that one of the performers couldn’t make it, so they offered us to take over. Surely we were happy to accept it, and we had around a week to rehearse for a 20-minute-performance.
Hidden Park is a movement to revive public parks in Jakarta, and Taman Tanjung was their third park. Every weekend last September they accommodated various activities in the park, from yoga to recycling to urban farming to sketching to music.
It was a sunny Sunday when we arrived at the park, and we had a quick rehearsal before performing at two. There were five of us – Luthfi and Ganesha on guitars and vocals, Irawan on melodica and percussion, me on melodica and glockenspiel, and Anzarra on keyboard. And surely we had our fabulous photographer/videographer Tirta to document our performance 🙂
We played four songs (covers):
Sit Down – James
Desire – Pure Saturday
Pop Kinetik – Rumah Sakit
Inbetween Days – The Cure
During our performance, the cool sketchers from @sketsaku made this super-awesome sketch of us. Later that afternoon I also made her own interpretation of Park Jammers through her simple sketch.
Anyway, our performance was a part of Music for Parks, where people can enjoy music performances under the trees in a nice Sunday afternoon. We opened the event basically, and after our performance there were a series of nice performances from Starway, Drew, Abenk Alter, Monita Tahalea & Bayu Risa, Twentyfirst Night, Tika and the Dissidents, Matthew Sayerz, and RAN.
We had a great time playing at Hidden Park – I guess this was the perfect place for us Park Jammers, and we really hope to be able to play at the next Hidden Park events!
Check out Park Jammers’s website for more photos from the lovely event.
ps: Also much thanks to all the friends who came to see us last September 🙂