The crowd roared as the “Gizz Wiz” rocked on the main stage for just over an hour when the keyboardist left his station, grabbed a mic, hopped on a speaker and crowd-surfed over the fans.
Over on the middle stage, Tontrakul beamed Isaan culture through every flick of his naga-headed phin and breath through his khaen mouth organ. Before him, the audience formed a mini dance troupe of serng, the joyous northeastern folk dance.
Over on the smallest of the three stages (the only indoor) at this past weekend’s Maho Rasop Festival, Canadian rapper Bbno$ bragged about his Tesla, worked the crowd with his frivolous-yet-infectious track Shining on My Ex, before jumping off the stage to swag and bump with his bouncing disciples.
There was music for everyone at Maho Rasop’s packed second outing at Bangkok’s Live Rama IX. The diverse, impressive lineup — acts both renowned and on-the-rise — coupled with quality production values made for Bangkok’s best outdoor, international music festival in memory.