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Jakarta Post

Rocking with Suede

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 20 2011   /  10:00 am

Suede frontman Brett Anderson belted out “Beautiful Ones” eight years ago in Jakarta. On Saturday, before thousands of ecstatic fans, the band was back, sending concertgoers singing and rocking for a second time.

Suede, a Britpop legend from the golden age of the movement, was in town for the Saturday night concert, entertaining fans at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.

On Saturday’s concert, which also featured popular Korean boy band 2 PM and British singer Taio Cruz, the five-member band’s first show in town back in 2003 before splitting up was still fresh in the memory of their ardent fans.

The band, reunited last year, decided to have another gig in the capital city, creating a frenzy among fans, who showed up despite the growing fears over recent bomb threats.

“I think we were the first band to play here after the Ba...