Hodgepodge Superfest 2019 Day 1 Highlights: NTRL, GAC, and more Global Artists
Several local and global artists like The Used, The Japanese House, GAC, NTRL and more successfully opened the first day of Hodgepodge Superfest 2019 on Saturday (Aug. 31) at Allianz Ecopark Ancol, Jakarta.
The music festival has four phenomenal stages included Supermusic Stage and BNI Stage which are the two main stages, while Kapal Api Signature Stage was nearby the F&B area and Wonderful Indonesia Stage which located inside the convention building.
Sunset with NTRL
NTRL successfully opened one of the main stages of Hodgepodge Superfest 2019 on the first day. Their performance began with the song “Lintang,” and since it began, NTRL interacted and often talked to the audience. When “Langit Senja” began to be sung, the ambience felt perfectly due to at that time it was dusk. Then, the band closed the show by singing “Garuda Di Dadaku.”
Goodbye Stage GAC
Gamaliel Abigail Cantika’s performance on the first day of the 2019 Hodgepodge Superfest was a special performance. Because it’s the last show of Gamaliel Audrey Cantika as GAC. “Even though the title is goodbye stage, we don’t go anywhere,” they said. Then the trio vocal sang the song “Never Leave Ya.”
On this stage, they perform very energetic and all out. When the song “Satu” was sung, the audience danced together and seemed even more excited when GAC performed the song “Suara.” In addition to singing their original songs, GAC also performed Lady Gaga’s song “Telephone” and “Just Dance”, Maroon 5’s “Payphone”, and “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake.
The English / Japanese House
One of the awaited performances on the first day of Hodgepodge Superfest 2019 is The Japanese House. “Selamat malam, good evening!” said Amber Bain to the audience. The first song performed by an English lady was “Face Like Thunder” and continued with “Cool Blue.”
When about to sing “Lilo,” Bain asked the audience to sing together. The long-awaited song “Saw You in a Dream” was delivered perfectly. The Japanese House’s performance concluded with the songs “Maybe You’re the Reason” and “Worms.”
The Used Who Enchanted the Audience
“This setlist is phenomenal,” said Bert McCracken (vocalist of The Used) who was the leading performer on the first day of Hodgepodge Superfest 2019. The Used began their performance with the songs “Take it Away” and “Bird and the Worm.” After the songs, The Used performed his song titled “Listening”. In the middle of the song, Bert invited the audience to jump, and they followed what Bert said. The audience was screaming louder when The Used performed “All That I’ve Got.”
It looks like the audiences exposed magic from The Used, the crowd following Bert’s hand movements precisely even though he didn’t sing, only moving his hands like a conductor. Unexpectedly, the Utah band performed couple songs in the 90s such as Oasis’s “Wonderwall” and Nirvana’s “Smell of Teen Spirit” mixed with Rage Against the Machine song “Killing in the Name.”