Minus a few hiccups, mainly Canadian band, Metric’s, sound going offline for about 20 minutes, and a bit of early wardrobe malfunction on my end from not sitting properly on the grass… everything was pretty much heavenly at this year’s 2013 Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival in Hong Kong at the West Kowloon Cultural District… probably the best Clockenflap its ever been. Everyone, expats and Hong Kongnese alike, had a band or two they loved to see at the line up, and for the most part everyone was pretty happy with the offerings of indie rock and pop throughout the festival’s three stages over two and a half days. I went to Clockenflap for the first time last year, but I found this year to be bigger and more enjoyable; from the line up selection, the food selection, the drinks selection (two coffee houses!), and the family entertainment… there was plenty of it.
The VANS and Moustache Bearded Lady booths supplied interesting “sideshows” that were quite unique and memorable. At VANS girls had manicures on offer while guys got a real barbershop treatment. At the Moustache Bearded Lady Tent, party goers were treated to Lilian Chang’s traditional Cantonese pop standards of yesteryear, Magic with Magician Stuart Palm, and choreographed burlesque dancing from our girl friends, which included Tangram designer, Paola Sinisterra. The kids also seemed to love the big White Cloud in the middle of the park, designed by Marc & Chantal. My friend, Jason Schlabach, was one of the team’s main designers for the inflatable pavilion’s cloud which housed the light writing activities. The cloud was really beautiful. And Especially at night when it’s all lit up.
I don’t want to get too much into it on this post, but between my drinks at the (BELVEDERE) RED VIP Tent, The Carlsberg Tents, and the Somersby Cider Hangout, I have to thank my lucky stars my pal, Katrina, was there by the end of Sunday night to escort someone like me home… a less than stellar example of Mr. Ole-Dapper-Gentleman-Me. Okay I was practically “sloshed”.
Before I get more into photos of my favorite ‘Flappers from this past weekend, I’d like to thank (BELVEDERE) RED for hosting us this past weekend at CLOCKENFLAP, and for Erica Fong and Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong website for style spotting me in my favorite jumper of the year, the KENZO x Opening Ceremony collab with all the Eyes. I also matched the jumper with my VANS x Liberty London collab paisley red shoes for that last day… (which as you can see in the photographs… it was a crisp winter’s Hong Kong day with not a cloud in the sky!)
(via LIFESTYLE ASIA HONG KONG)
Clockenflap 2014, was by far the best Music Festival Hong Kong has ever seen so far and for proof, check out photos of my favorite people I spotted at this weekend’s event. Everyone’s having such a great time out.
On Friday night… Burlesque Dancers.
Lillian Chang at the Bearded Lady Tent.
Lifestyle Asia’s Editor, Erica and her partner.
Katrina and Jason S.
Australia’s Best (Susan and Jason R), with Jason S.
Danish band, Efterklang’s vocalist, Clasper Clausen.
Melinda of Ztylistas. Check out her awesome Tom Ford Specs.
My Lovely sister, Bernadette, in head-to-toe Denim&Supply.
We both loved Tegan and Sara’s performance. So amazing.
I almost saw everyone there that weekend! Everyone was in great form.
And then… day turned into night…
The party continued forward as everyone went to the Your Mum Stage to listen to my pal DJ Angus Wong play.
And finally… METRIC! In two acts due to the busted speakers. Oh well. They sounded great nonetheless… but just one note… Drugs + Emily Haines + Long Blonde Extensions + Big Screen Stadium TV = Not Flattering. But again, she was professional, and sounded really amazing.
And I barely remembered taking this shot for 2 Many DJ’s. I was exhausted to say the least.
VISIT Clockenflap 2015