GOssip for a cause, Go-Celebrate

GOssip banner

I don’t usually attend events, unless it’s really for a good cause…because I’m pretty much of a crowd hater, and huge and noisy crowds never failed to give me horrible headaches. I actually almost missed the GOssip- GO Celebrate, because earlier, I was on a few days business trip in Malacca.

But being a woman myself I did not want to miss an event that celebrate women all around the world for their roles and contribution in the modern society, so I made a mad rush back home to freshen up and drove like a madwoman to SS15 Subang to attend the event and do some coverage for it.

For those who have been under some coconut shells, GOssip is an event to honour women that was split into 3 section which is Go Away, Go Safe and Go Celebrate. I didn’t manage to be present during Go Away and Go Safe that concentrate on violence against women as well as the importance of safe sex as I was not in town which I regret pretty much.

And so, after taking a few bad turns and almost getting lost in the area that I am not familiar with, I finally arrived at the event location and looked for one of the event coordinator from Summer Sands, sponsor and concept owner for GOssip event, Michelle who promised me VIP pass so that I can do coverage for the event.

My GOssip VIP Pass

My GOssip VIP Pass

I was more than ecstatic to report on that particular event, as it’s goal is not only to educate people on how to respect women and stuff, but their sales on merchandises as well ticket for the Go Celebrate Unity Concert which involve 20 performing artiste would be channeled to selected charity bodies related to women.

When I arrived, it was around 5pm, so it’s not crowded yet, and I manage to steal some of the crew and volunteer’s picture as they busied themselves preparing for the grand finale of the event, Go Celebrate Unity Concert. U-jean whose blog is in my blogroll was a volunteer over there, but I can’t put her picture here because it’s too blur. I also had the opportunity to talk to Vern, the GOssip designer who is responsible for designing their official T-shirts. I was really amazed with their ability to multi-task and rush around the Asia Cafe compound and still look good and energetic after a few hours. Talk about adrenaline. They must be pretty high on it.

Asia Cafe was GOssip official venue sponsor. Even though Asia Cafe compound is not that huge, but I would have dropped dead in exhaustion if I were to be put in their shoes.

The crew, busy at work

The crew, busy at work

Gossip crew resting

Gossip crew resting

One thing about Malaysian is that they really love to enjoy and have fun, but when asked to donate for charity or for a good cause, it’s kinda hard for them to do so. As I observed the crew running around on Asia Cafe compound, I notice that as they approach the public for donation for those charity bodies that they’re representing, it’s very hard for them to persuade the public to give donation. When they’re given freebies, they are fast to snatch away whatever they are given, but most are rather reluctant when asked to donate.

Freebies, almost out of stock

Freebies, almost out of stock

I guess GOssip organizer really made a smart move by making the concert a highlight of the whole event, because the ticket sales for the concert are sold like hot cakes. I bought 3 tickets costing Rm5 each too, as the tickets sales would go to charity, but gave it away as I already have VIP pass that will allow me to go anywhere I want, including backstage and front seat during the concert. I kept one as a souvenir, though.

The lonely GOssip donation box

The 'lonely' GOssip donation box

And then, there’s the backstage crew and their sound system control panel. I watched them work in a rather relaxed and professional way. They must have tonnes of experience handling sound systems for event such as this one. I observed them with amusement, and I discovered that way much later, during the concert, that these group of people at the side of the stage have excellent quality of work as the sound system for the concert was superb, and hardly have any noise or interference that can make you cringe. Even the artiste that performed over there sounded greater than usual as they sang live on stage. I salute the sound engineers who made all this possible.

Sound system workstation & the crew

Sound system workstation

The sound system control panel

The sound system control panel

A picture of the sound engineer, deejay and photographer

A picture of the sound engineer, deejay and photographer

The deejay and the sound engineer were actually shy kind of people, and they were practically blushing when I flash around with my camera, snapping their picture. Sensing their awkwardness, I belatedly asked their permission to get their picture in action, and they had graciously allowed me to do so. I actually feel bad for distracting them from their work, but I really can’t help it. I love seeing people who actually made an event successful. Credit should be given where it’s due. It’s not just the celebrity who should be hailed as idols or heroes for making a concert possible. The sound crews should be given credit too. Without them, the concert will not be made possible. Below are the picture of the deejay and the sound engineer at work.

The deejay who is responsible spinning sounds and music

The deejay who is responsible spinning sounds and music

The shy but tech savvy sound engineer

The shy but tech savvy sound engineer

And then there’s the concert. One hour before the concert, the venue was actually empty, and I wondered if the concert would actually still go on. There’s no sight of fans or performers are around. And the weather was quite cloudy and windy, and silently, I feared that the concert would be canceled or unsuccessful if it rains. But my fears are unfounded, as about ten minutes before the concert started, the performers started to arrive and the crowd started to grow. Well, I guess, Malaysians are indeed last minute kind of people.

The empty venue, 30mins before concert

The empty venue, 30mins before concert

When the concert finally commences at 8pm, it was ground shaking. The place was crowded with shouting and clapping fans who gave support to the idols and performers.

The crowds during the concert

The crowds during the concert

Below are the some of the artiste who performed in the concert to show their support for the charity event.

Despite of the glitch that the GOssip team have to go through at earlier stage, where they could not obtain permit for some of their roadshow (Blame the paranoid authorities for that. These days, the authorities seems to think that whatsoever event is related to demonstration against the government) as well as the official merchandiser was forced to deal with faulty T-shirts as a result of the mistake that the printing company had conveniently made, the event was actually very successful, especially Go Celebrate that emphasize celebration in life.

I also would like to congratulate them for their genius idea of letting the emcees sending message about respecting women, safe sex, violence against women and many more educational information throughout the concert . I feel that they definitely convey the message to the crowds by doing so. After all, Malaysians are famous for paying attention to events that involves celebrities and entertainments.

Cleffairy: Remember to practice safe sex, say no to violence against women as well as celebrate your life by living to the fullest.


  1. lz says:

    It sounds like a really good event!!

    Since u manage to snap the backstage photos, are you one of the crew? Did u appear in any of the photos? πŸ˜‰

  2. cleffairy says:

    LZ….no, I’m not one of the crew. πŸ˜€ I’m just one of the blogger who were invited to do coverage for the event. And no la, I din appear in any of the photos. πŸ˜›

  3. cleffairy says:

    Spuxs… welcome to my humble blog. Thank you for visiting and commenting. πŸ˜€ You’re one of the graffiti artiste? Which one if your masterpiece? I didn’t manage to snap the picture of the graffiti because when I arrived, the stage is already off limit as they were setting up the drum set. So I kinda feel bad to distract the crew from setting up the drum set. πŸ˜€

    Pete… lol… did you go and get some 003 too? πŸ˜›

    Celine, nvm, next time got some event, I’m sure you will be invited too. Must be you not kaypo enough… like me, I very kaypo… I bet they got sick of me, so they give me VIP pass so that I can keep quit and not disturb them. LOL

  4. AnGeL says:

    Lizzy, you’re rite. You’re a kaypo queen. The event Gossip… really suitable for you, becoz u like to gossip. ahahaha….miss you heaps, girl…come visit me in maple sometimes, k?

    ps:good coverage on the event. usually ppl will onli concentrate on idols onli, but you gv credit to ppl who make the event successful. Keep it up, babe.

  5. cleffairy says:

    Walao, Angel, long time no see. How are you? Still mapling? Eh, gossip is good… my favourite pass time, because gossip if free. A lot better than window shopping…get nothing and legs pain only. But these days…even if i were to gossip, I have to hush hush abit, because if not, some certain evil botak squid will come and catch me and throw me inside ISA. Huhuhu…. no freedom of speech…. wait, got freedom of speech, but no freedom after speech, really kanasai. πŸ™

  6. calvin says:

    walaue, you did coverage for gossip. that was great!!! wished i was there. but i hardly recognise any of the celebrities. maybe one or two. anyways, good job on the coverage…

  7. cleffairy says:

    Calvin, to be honest, I dun recognize most of the celebrity too, except maybe Suki, Shila, Ayu, Gary Yap… those that I see often on tv. LOL… I go there to kaypo… more to kaypo than do coverage. LOL… and the freebies… πŸ˜›
    But it’s for a good cause… so i feel it’s worth going over and do coverage.. πŸ˜€

  8. spuxs says:

    ya im one of them..
    my graff tat haf a girl whispering my initial SPUXS..
    nway sokay..
    im thankful coz my graf on the stage..hehe..
    coz im not the top six… πŸ™

  9. cleffairy says:

    The girl in tudung? Or wud? Issit that one? πŸ˜€ I din manage to see all of the graffiti… went there too late. Btw, I can’t acess your myspace, cuz I dun use one. πŸ™

    Must be hell of working drawing a graffiti… I can’t even draw a chicken to save my life. LOL… looks very awful! I can only draw orang lidi. Ahahaha.

  10. spuxs says:

    not tat one…
    girl wif flower on her hair..
    girl tat yellowish kinda…

    practice makes perfect..
    act tat was my first graffiti comp..

  11. cleffairy says:

    Sigh, i dun think I get to see it… I think it was blocked from view… well, at least blocked from my view. I have bad eyes, anyway. LOL… couldn’t survive a step outside of my home without my specs.

    Practice makes perfect? I guess so, but I wouldn’t venture into drawing kind of art. LOL… it’s gonna take a hell lot of practice to even draw a line properly. πŸ˜›

    That was your first graffiti competition? WOW… must be some experience, huh? Did they have a time limit or something during the competition?

  12. Vern says:

    Hey Clef! Thanks for being there that night! Was really great to get to see you in person.. though I forgot to get your real name… πŸ˜› But thanks for that great coverage, I see me!! πŸ˜›

    Hey Spux, I think your work of art can be seen from my blog — we took a snapshot of it when the stage was being cleared, so if you wanna have a good look you can just hop over! πŸ™‚

  13. Celine says:

    I super kaypo d lor. Even my bf can’t stand me sometimes.
    So I bet u must be more kaypo than me! Okay, I will train myself hard to be more kaypo one lar..Heh Heh πŸ˜€

  14. cleffairy says:

    Spuxs, I think i saw which one is your masterpiece already. It’s in Vern’s website. No, I’m not one of the organizer. I’m one of the bloggers who were invited to do coverage for the event.

    Vern, hihi. It was a pleasure to meet you in person too. LOL. I believe that i failed to properly introduce myself. I think i only introduce myself as Cleffairy. Well, actually, my real name is Elizabeth. Ohh, yeah… I took the liberty to use that picture. πŸ˜€ I hope you don’t mind.

    … must be not kaypo enough. Ahahaha… must hang out with me more to be more kaypo. πŸ˜›

    Kevin…journalist in the making? LOL. I used to be one, actually… but now I’m in editing line already. Being a journalist really takes a lot on my energy reserve. πŸ™ But every now and then, I will go on journalist mode. Ahaha… can’t kill the curiousity and the kaypo instinct. Old habits are die hard.

  15. roses says:

    sorry i came late…

    i was shocked. cause this is actually by far a post with the MOST photos..
    i was looking closely and carefully for any slight reflection of cleff…
    and i oughta say
    you are indeed careful when you are snapping

  16. cleffairy says:

    LOL… looking for me, Rose? πŸ˜› Can’t believe you’re looking for sign of me in the pictures. LOL. Haha, actually I’m the lazy kind, too lazy to put pictures with my posting. You know, need to put watermark and stuff. LOL. That’s why most of my post have no pictures, instead, my long babbling. Ahahaha. Trust me to be a lazy bum. πŸ˜›

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