Clockenflap Music Festival 2012

Sooo….Clockenflap 2012!

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(Photo by Ricko)

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(Photo by Ricko)

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This year’s was held at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, close to Elements. I went with Ricko, my Indonesian friend from Beijing who’s here in Hong Kong looking for a job, to the December 1 event, 12-pm – 10pm, 390 HKD per head. We got there at 2pm after lunch at Stormies at the Civic Square terrace (fancy!) in Elements. Weather wasn’t at its best; I was pointing out to Ricko the Ozone bar on the 118th floor of the ICC but the top of the building was totally covered by fog.

Anyway, Clockenflap! where coupons were currency.

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(Photo by Ricko)

Luckily it wasn’t too crowded then and we could get pretty close to the stages during all the performances. Sets were half an hour each.

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Stuart Lennon and Marie Witt. Acoustic rock. (Photo by Ricko)

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The Sleeves. Arcade rock (at least that’s what they call it). (Photo by Ricko)

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Buskers playing gypsy music.

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Bella Elektra. Jazz hip hop. (Really enjoyed this one.)

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Poubelle International. Indie rock. (Photo by Ricko)

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Tom Read / The Vine Band. Christian rock (though the stuff they played there were more pop).

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OK. I did not expect to see Sandwich here!!! Sandwich is a rock band from Manila / home. They were given a great introduction from one of the event organizers and they played an AWESOME, AWESOME set. They were a huge hit and got the crowd totally worked up. (“I just wanna go to the beach!” “SUNBURN!” is now stuck in my head.) More Sandwiches!

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Shamus Dark and Eugene Pao. Noir jazz, that’s the best I can put it. (Photo by Ricko)

Ricko and I left around 5:30pm, though the party and the crowds were only really starting by then, but we were pretty tired. I got my Clockenflap T-shirt and the Hungry Ghosts EP and had a good, decadent dinner at Spaghetti House back in Jordan.

Til next year!

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Posted on December 2, 2012, in Hong Kong, Music, Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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