An Evening with Dionne Warwick in Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia for Live and Loud 2007

Ok so here we are, the full write-up! When I mentioned Dionne Warwick at the Shangri-La – Kuala Lumpur there wasn’t much response, so sadly I can assume not many Malaysians know WHO Dionne Warwick is?

Well read this for a start: Dionne Warwick at Wiki

She’s pretty much the second best female vocalist of all time after only Aretha Franklin and also note that out of the Billboard Hot 100 top pop singles from 1955-1999 she’s #20 out of 200 artists.

Anyway, that aside – on to the event! We arrived about 7+ for the ‘cocktail’ reception – yeah with no cocktails only sirap ais or water. And this dinner is RM1000 per head, for the cheap seats! Apparently seats in the middle were about 3k per head and I hate to think how much the front row of tables cost.

Dionne Warwick at Shangri-La KL

So what else to do while waiting, pose a bit la!

Pose

Pose la

The tickets for table 91! Yeah Table 91 out of 104..right at the back corner.

Tickets

The table was nicely set when we got in and the place lit up with candles.

Table 91

Some n95 cam-whoring went down too.

n95 power

Hot chicks!

Hot chicks

So we hung around a bit and eventually got seated – and ate a few bread rolls because we were starving!

KY likes a bit of bread with his butter.

KY & The Butter

After that the food started coming, the first course was Rock Lobster Tian topped with Veal laced with Wasabi Vinaigrette, this was pretty good if a little salty.

Lobster Tian and Veal

Following that was Petit Poi’s Cappucino with Foie Gras Dumpling (no hit of Foie Gras tho), the soup was nothing special.

Petit Poi's Cappucino with Foie Gras Dumpling

Then the main course Cod Fillet Papillote & Chicken Roulade, the Cod was pretty bad, the chicken was very nice.

Cod Fillet Papillote & Chicken Roulade

And finally the desert, Almond Cake flavoured with Orange & Truffle Flavoured Ice-cream, which tasted weird.

Almond Cake flavoured with Orange & Truffle Flavoured Ice-cream

After that the performance started, this was pretty much what I could see from the back.

Dionne Warwick

They were kind enough to set up some big screens though so we could see her, the sound was a bit quiet though – I guess we were too far back and too far to the side.

Dionne Warwick at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

The stage was excellent, and she got everyone to sing along in her most popular songs – it was beautiful. Lot’s of people waving candles in the air too.

Dionne Warwick

Dionne is an extremely charismatic performer who really worked the crowd, when the applause wasn’t good enough she chided everyone and told them to try again – that’s now how you show respect to a performer who is giving their all.

Of course a standing ovation at the end.

Standing Ovation

Then everyone patiently waiting for an encore, but when I saw the musicians unplugging all the cables, I knew that was the end of that.

Encore?

So a quick last camho, and off we went home.

Kim, Suanie & Val

It was a great evening, good company and a fantastic performance. I look forward to many more events!

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8 Responses to An Evening with Dionne Warwick in Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia for Live and Loud 2007

  1. anonymous November 30, 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    OMG, kimberlycun didnt ware any bra!!!!I dun like 2 ware bra 2 but its the nippels tats stopping me 😛

  2. Albert Ng November 30, 2007 at 1:44 pm #

    Time for a 200-400mm!

  3. d'Fish December 1, 2007 at 3:11 pm #

    dionne wor what… i really am back dated, maybe have seen her in her younger times. funny why we only get those old worn out singers here.

    The whole live an load is so lamely organized with add gimic and tv interviews. I guess the organisers are really affraid no one will show up as only a few are coming and the rest are going to be our local artist…tks tks.

    what happen to beyonce or Madonna. when are they coming! maybe in year 2020 when their old and worn out huh!

    cool pictures though!

  4. Mama BoK December 2, 2007 at 3:05 am #

    Must be an amazing experience to see Dionne Warwick live..!

  5. ShaolinTiger December 4, 2007 at 1:24 am #

    anonymous: Er if you say so.

    Albert Ng: Should have brought my 70-300mm VR, stupid not to really.

    d’Fish: Well that’s one way to look at it, another way is we are starting to get some legendary singers here, things are only getting better.

    Mama BoK: Incredible, not something I ever dreamed would happen!

  6. E December 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Just chanced upon this post even if a bit late. So lucky to have caught Dionne in KL but RM1k is a bit much. Must have been a great evening.

    By the way, who is that gorgeous person in your group photo wearing the white dress with black patterns and black sash. Not a blogger is she?

  7. ShaolinTiger December 20, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    E: Her blog is here – http://crazylobster.net/ – she’s not very active though.