Dia Frampton Night

A week ago when i found out via facebook that THE Dia Frampton is coming to Singapore, i almost fell off my chair in disbelief. Is this for real? Or is this just a dream?, i pondered. 1/5 of one of my favorite bands in the entire world… Is ACTUALLY gonna perform in my country?! When I found out that her Malaysia show was confirmed and there were no news of Singapore yet, i was super bummed. Then thanks to her manager, Mike, Hard Rock Cafe Singapore and especially Universal Music Singapore, her show in Singapore became a reality.

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The ticket price is relatively cheap (SGD25+3 for booking fee) but there was a contest going on on twitter so i decided to give it a shot anyway. BUT long story short, lady luck wasn’t on my side so i had to purchase the tickets WHICH IS STILL COOL anyway.

We reached Hard Rock at about 6pm and were the first ones to be in the queue. The eventclique people who were in charge of the ticketing came at about 7pm so we had to wait till then. Which was cool cause i’ve waited way longer than an hour to get inside a gig/concert before.

The crowd gradually increased and by 8.30pm, it became a full house. I honestly didn’t expect such a large crowd! But i was pleased that Dia has more supporters than i thought. :)

The beautiful Dia Frampton!
The beautiful Dia Frampton!

Before she came out, i realized that i was standing right in front of the mic… So as you can see from the photos, i was THAT close to Dia! *squeals* *fangirling*

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Dia started off with the song ‘Isabella’ and my heart and tummy already started fluttering away as i stood there in utter awe.

If you're an 'old-school'/'hardcore' Meg & Dia fan like me, you would know that Dia prefers and is more comfortable with performing without her shoes on. Which happens to be a pretty pair of sparkly flats. Yeah, i got excited over that also haha.
If you’re an ‘old-school’/’hardcore’ Meg & Dia fan like me, you would know that Dia prefers and is more comfortable with performing without her shoes on. Which happens to be a pretty pair of sparkly flats. Yeah, i got excited over that also haha.
"Pretty voice, pretty face, pretty smile, could you ask for more? Great acoustic set and worth the money!" - someone who became a fan after listening to her songs for the first time and also live.
“Pretty voice, pretty face, pretty smile, could you ask for more? Great acoustic set and worth the money!” – someone who became a fan after listening to her songs for the first time and also live.

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This is Danny, Dia’s guitarist for her tour. Carlo(M&D/Dia’s guitarist) couldn’t make it for the tour… :(

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Dia did her own rendition of Ingrid Michaelson’s The Way I Am and also Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks (which Meg & Dia did a cover and it’s up on youtube months back).

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As expected, Dia delivered a very heartfelt acoustic set and i am one of the many who are very lucky and elated to be able to witness it live.

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One of the songs which is still etched in my mind is ‘The Broken Ones’. It was as if Dia was singing the song for the first time, i think the whole room could feel the little goosebumps after the song ended and Dia looked as if she was about to tear.

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Dia even cracked a couple of jokes in between her set which were in my opinion, very adorable. Diadorable? She even spoke a couple of Korean words. Can she be anymore perfect? Not only does she have a pretty face and a pretty voice but she’s also a witty and humorous person. I wish i could just keep her in my pocket!

Dia ended the night with ‘Heartless’, a stripped down version of Kanye West’s song which was one of her notably mentioned The Voice performance. I was honestly bummed when she didn’t sing a Meg & Dia song.. Was hoping that she would actually. Perhaps if the guitarist was Carlo, there would be a high chance of that happening. But Danny still did an awesome job as the guitarist though. So props for that!

People started swarming to go get Dia’s autographs and pictures taken with her, which was held on the second level of Hard Rock. So damn glad that Dia was sweet enough to have a mini meet-and-greet sesh with all her fans!

Dia and I!
Dia and I!

Unfortunately my stupid instax camera was being a total bitch and wouldn’t flash so the films were unsuccessful :( Thank God i got a photo with her digitally though. I look like a piece of blob next to her but it’s okay.
Bought Dia cupcakes from Twelve Cupcakes cause i know her love for cupcakes, and I also wrote her a letter! I feel 12 years old… But haha what the heck. Hope she liked them though. Would totally bake for her but it was pretty last minute.

Wore my Meg & Dia tee (which I bought a couple of years back from Hot Topic) with pride haha.
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This is Su Jun, a fellow Meg & Dia fan i met at the show whom i got to know via my twitter fanbase account. :)
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We even took a photo with Mike, Dia’s manager.

I think i met a total of 3 Meg & Dia fans like myself yesterday. 2 of which were thanks to the twitter fanbase, one of which was via a mutual friend who was at the show also. Meg & Dia fans unite! :)

Meeting Dia and seeing her live is already top on the list of my ‘highlights of 2k13’ for me and it’s not even the end of January yet! Despite Meg & Dia not being together anymore, i believe and hope that they will soon, perhaps not in the near future but years from now, reunite again and have a tour with Asia in it. Seeing the whole band live and meeting them is still in my life list.

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Here’s a set list courtesy of Su Jun who ‘stole’ it from the stage. On the right are the songs that Dia sang. ‘Love Is'(a Meg & Dia song) was part of the choices of songs to play but too bad it got canceled. :/

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Mementoes for the night! Got my year old ‘RED’ album signed!

A fantastic start to the year. :)

I’ve recorded a couple of songs from the show but only managed to upload two videos on YouTube as the rest are still in my friend’s phone. Will post them here in a couple of days time. :)

All photos were taken using an iPhone 5.

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