Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Urbanscapes 2013 - Day 2

Meant to go a little earlier to catch some of the comedy sets at one of the (air conditioned) stages (because I am a candle princess through and through, that way) that was on a hill, but by the time I got there I was halfway through Sharmaine Othman's set (or towards the end, I'm not sure) and missed out on some of the other earlier stuff. Oh well. I've seen Jenhan and Dr Jason before, so I don't think I missed anything... much. But I did manage to catch Actorlympics, with Jenhan, Afdlin, Nell Ng, Douglas Lim and Rashid Salleh playing with Patrick Teoh as host. Some of it was funny and I'm glad people there didn't go with the porn route, which they get a lot in previous runs. It was just so-so only.

I don't know why people are complaining about the price of food there; I would definitely moan (well, not really) about the no bringing food and drink in, but with the calibre of food and drink vendors they have this year, it's probably only a couple bucks more than at the outlets themselves. If they had Ramli burger sellers there, there would also be complaints about vendor quality with the ticket price. Oh well.

I finally used a Porta John for the first time in my life (that I can remember). Someone should've told me it was akin to airplane bathrooms so it wouldn't be so terrifying. Lucky there were plenty around. 

Got a bunch of samples and freebies over the weekend, which I can't complain about. I took advantage of the daylight in between to see the vendors that I missed the day before. I personally am not a fan of clothes shopping in bazaar situations, so I didn't buy any. But I did spring for local sunscreen brand Sun Off A Beach's Festival Survival kit (it was RM25 on Saturday but it was 2 for RM30 on Sunday - people who got them on Saturday were suckers!), which contained: 
  1. A Good Morning face towel (if you grew up in Malaysia, you know what these are)
  2. Bubble gun (which I hadn't tested out yet but wasn't gonna keep)
  3. Glow stick
  4. Disposable raincoat
  5. A small bottle of the sunblock (which comes with a carabiner clip) - so I got two of the variants that I wanted to try..
Definitely one of the more endearing purchases of the weekend. 

The other major-ish purchase I made was Olay's new Aquaction box of 5 hydration masks, which I only got because as a last-day happy hour offer, it was about half price and they were giving away fleece blankets with any purchase of the new Aquaction range (heh). And I didn't need another tub of moisturising gel to mock me as it sits there, collecting dust. The only regret was not bringing my Watsons card. Gawdamnit.

After I had my fill of food and caffeine, I wandered over to the main stage to see Kyoto Protocol, who filled in for Two Door Cinema Club (don't ask, I don't know who they are either), who had to cancel because the singer had laryngitis. They finished around 8 p.m., so I laid out the beach mat I got for last year's Urbanscapes (which I never used because it got so muddy even black garbage bag also wiser choice) and waited out the setting up of Franz Ferdinand's equipment... which was about an hour and a half. And also for the next post.

Surprised that I got this...
Glad the weather held out this year and didn't rain. Maybe Serdang not so rainy as PJ..?
PS. As I'm typing this, people on the interwebs are complaining about the "Urbanscapes Rash". Theories range from bugs to poisons. Guess I should be glad I only got isolated, non-rash looking insect bites? But I'm still itching, so I feel their pain. I'm just glad I didn't expose any bare skin on the grass or ground if I can help it (after seeing so many girls in short shorts - man, talk about an awkward place to scratch if they got rashes there... ).