Take a Look At Warpaint’s Majestic First Ever Concert in Indonesia
Indonesia was chosen as the only country in Southeast Asia that Warpaint visited for their “Heads Up” tour. Upon announcing their coming in 2017, people have enthusiastically welcomed the indie rock band from California, United States. In a press conference held at Senayan, Central Jakarta at 17 February 2017 at noon, Warpaint’s guitarist and vocalist, Theresa Wayman told the media that they did not have a specific reason for choosing Jakarta as one of their tour destination. “There is no specific reason behind it, but we’re clearly very happy to be here,” said Theresa. Jenny Lee Lindberg, the bassist also agreed to Theresa’s statement and further stated that she was glad to be able to meet Warpaint’s fans in Indonesia.
The concert that was promoted by a new promoter from Bandung, Wire It Up! managed to gather all the hipsters in Jakarta and beyond to swarm the venue which located at Parkir Selatan Senayan. Not only from Jakarta’s Greater Area, many of the fans also came from another city to watch Emily Kokal, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mozgawa and Therese Wayman on stage. About a thousand and two hundred people showed up to the concert. Before presenting the main event which was Warpaint, several opening acts from Indonesia started the celebration early. There were Troü, Diocreatura and KimoKal who performed before the girls. Finally, at 9.30 PM, the indie rock ladies greeted the audience and performed an intro song which was followed by their hit song “Keep It Healthy” that induced the audience to dance. They also sang other songs like “Krismon”, “Undertow” and “No Way Out” to many people’s cheers.
During the concert, Emily repeatedly said ‘terima kasih’ after they finished performing and Warpaint truly showed their laidback attitude with their choice of wardrobe. In previous interviews, they said that they put comfort as the most important thing in choosing their outfits and the statement was proven by Emily who wore the hotel’s slippers throughout the show. Jenny Lee also stole attention with her Bali Barong T-Shirt in navy blue. It seemed like these girls embodied Indonesia’s homey looks. Afterwards, they also brought out songs from their newest album “Heads Up” and Theresa Wayman also took turn to sing in a song called “Beetles”.
“Whiteout” and “New Song” were among the new songs from the setlist that they sang. Emily later on teased that “Disco” would be their last song of the night. Then after the lights were dimmed, the audience were screaming for an encore and Emily and the gang were once again appeared on stage. “Billie”, “So Good” and “Bees” completed their encore stage and the four girls eventually had to bid goodbye to the Indonesian fans. In total, Warpaint performed 15 songs with such spirit and cool attitude. Their first ever concert in Indonesia was majestic and exhilarating, even though the lighting department could be improved for a better concert experience. Hopefully they’ll be back here in the future!
Writer: Narisha Zulkarnain/Editor: Novita Widia