"What was the name, again?" I asked Suci on the phone this afternoon.
"It's Tommy Page. Do you know his song?"
"Nope, I guess..."
Than we laughed.
Suci is asking if I would go to this concert. Her friend canceled to go and the ticket can't be refunded. I just said yes, since the venue is just 5 minutes' walk from my home. Furthermore, when else could I watch an international concert for free?
Even though I have money to buy the ticket, I'm not a person who wants to spend lot of amount 'just' to watch a music show. Never! So this was my very first time watching an international music artist performance.
Two hours before the time, I was having dinner while plugged the camera battery charging and listen to Tommy's video tracks on YouTube. There's only one that I know: Shoulder to Cry On!
|Watching him through the 'hole's space' between audiences's hands.|
Suddenly some people in front of me asking each other: Is that Tommy Page? Was that him? And the bla bla bla... And camera persons that had waiting for him for so long, just getting their cam on while the Tommy and his team is already disappear.
It's like... nobody realized that it was him! Yes he wore a white 'plain' t-shirt with jeans, just like other people--or the others are more stylish. Or... people no longer recognize his face?
|Suci, her friend and I.|
|Here this far we go :)|
|Wristband for silver ticket.|
"I guess these songs are the songs when you were in Junior High, or it's the song of your mom and that, or... you were not even born!" said Tommy. Well I was 6 when he launched the "Shoulder to Cry On", and I just know this song so very long years after that!
Audiences keep yelling every time he started to sing a song. Most of them know what song he will sing, when they hear the intro music. It was amazing to see them sing with him; getting mellow when he sung heartsick song and danced when Tommy asked them to, in merry songs.
|Watch the show from people's cam!|
Tommy gave one word or two to introduce his every song. There was a fan in Indonesia who asked him to sing a song (I don't remember the title) for her late Mom. This day is her mom's birthday. Tommy said this before he sang the song. [Later I found her, the fan. He met Tommy (and he follows her Twitter acc!) the day before... and I can imagine how happy she was! Look at her tweets here]
|The Sound of Music.|
|City of NYC. My fave!|
|A mellow song.|
Different with the first time I saw him in front of the gate, his style on the stage wasn't that 'plain'. He looks gorgeous on that white formal blazer set, and even more, when he take the blazer off and let us see his black shirt (my fave color for man's formal shirt!). Hey you know what: This youthful-face-guy is a father of three!
Besides singing (and write his own song), he is also a piano player! He played it on some song, I was like... WOW! For me, a man who plays piano is as sexy as basketball player. Hohoho!
|Suci, sing along with lyric.|
And when you need a shoulder to cry on,
When you need a friend to rely on,
When the whole world is gone,
You won't be alone, cause I'll be there,
I'll be your shoulder to cry on,
I'll be there,
I'll be a friend to rely on,
When the whole world is gone,
You won't be alone, cause I'll be there.
The show ended cheerfully. I saw everyone keep seated till the end of this two hours show. There's a baby boy slept comfortably on his dad's lap. Some people, including us, go back to the photo booth to take more and more pics.
We didn't know the song, but we came around just to know how it feels to watch an
|Blowing a good night kisses to Tommy :)|
Thank you Suci, for gave me the ticket. Thank you Tommy for the really nice performance. You guys made my day! :)
Update (31/05): Agung Firdaus, a friend on Facebook, show me his ticket of Tommy's concert in Indonesia in 1990. Fantastic!