Last week, DJ Soda was recently in Malaysia for the Borneo Music Festival Live 2022 in Kuching, Sarawak. Despite being one of the famous names included in the star-studded lineup, she apparently found herself in an awkward moment while performing on stage.
The concert was held for two days, from 9th to 10th September (Friday and Saturday), at the Sarawak Cultural Village. Aside from DJ Soda, Alan Walker – famous for hit songs like “Faded” and “Dark Side” also made a special appearance during the event.
The video capturing the incident was uploaded on the Sarawak Aritok 2 FB page. It shows the Korean deejay doing what she does best on the stage, trying to pump up the crowd and even asked them to jump. Instead of jumping, dancing, and cheering during her set, a vast majority of the audience merely stood still and appeared looking less ecstatic. Though, only a few were spotted waving their hands in the air. Then again, it still didn’t help to reduce the awkward atmosphere.
The short clip has since gone viral on social media, garnering over 1.2 million views at the time of writing (13th September). Many netizens also took to the comments section to share their take on the crowd’s “emotionless” reaction towards DJ Soda’s performance. “Did the crowd go to see the show or to listen to a politician’s speech?” FB user Amy Kecik said. Joannes Siong chimed in and wrote, “What a boring crowd,” while Zuesiana Ibong commented, “A historic event in DJ Soda’s life, for the first time the audience is frozen.”
Others also pointed out that DJ Soda might have chosen the wrong song at the event. To quote a few commenters on Facebook, “She should’ve played the song ‘Bekikis Bulu Betis’ (originally performed by local singer Andrewson Ngalai) instead.”