Gameboy, Betamax and Rap: the '90s Comes Back to Jakarta

An exhibition of must-have items from the '90s during The '90s Festival in Jakarta on Saturday (25/11). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : JG | on 11:06 AM November 28, 2017
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

The 90's Festival at the Gambir Expo in Jakarta on Saturday (25/11) revived memories of jostling for your favorite Gameboy titles with your siblings, watching taped MTV shows on grainy Betamax videos and rap blaring from your cool(er) elder brother's double-cassette stereo.

Nostalgia was the name of the game on Saturday, with many visitors dressing up for the occasion: cartoon patches on denim jackets, bootcut jeans, flannel shirts and New Kids On The Block pins everywhere.

Some of Indonesia's favorite '90s acts even managed to reunite on the night for performances that took the audience back to the heady days of cheesy synths and guitar ballads.

The crowd sang their hearts out to classic songs from Reza Artamevia, Fariz RM, Kla Project, Dewa 19 and American one-hit wonders Sixpence None the Richer.

An all ages crowd enjoys themselves at The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) An all ages crowd enjoys themselves at The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Reza Artamevia, local MTV's Most Wanted Female Artist in 1998, brought the house down with her pop diva antics. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Reza Artamevia, local MTV's Most Wanted Female Artist in 1998, brought the house down with her pop diva antics. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Classic arcade games were brought back to life for the festival (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Classic arcade games were brought back to life for the festival (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Visitors play Jenga at the festival. The game was all the rage in the '90s in Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Visitors play Jenga at the festival. The game was all the rage in the '90s in Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A couple mesmerized by Fariz RM's synth-laden performance. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A couple mesmerized by Fariz RM's synth-laden performance. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Living legend: Fariz RM. The singer and multi-instrumentalist is often dubbed 'Indonesia's own Prince.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Living legend: Fariz RM. The singer and multi-instrumentalist is often dubbed 'Indonesia's own Prince.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Bootcut jeans with cartoon patches were de rigeur for cool kids across Indonesia in the '90s. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Bootcut jeans with cartoon patches were de rigeur for cool kids across Indonesia in the '90s. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

One thing that has remained popular since the '90s: karaoke. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) One thing that has remained popular since the '90s: karaoke. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Kla Project's Lilo lets loose with a guitar solo at The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Kla Project's Lilo lets loose with a guitar solo at The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Katon Bagaskara, Kla Project's legendary singer. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Katon Bagaskara, Kla Project's legendary singer. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The '90s were great years for teen magazines, many of whom folded when the internet era began. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The '90s were great years for teen magazines, many of whom folded when the internet era began. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Rare Tazoz, Chiki and Cheetos pins, coveted items for any teenager in the '90s. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Rare Tazoz, Chiki and Cheetos pins, coveted items for any teenager in the '90s. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A stand selling action figures at The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A stand selling action figures at The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Classic rock band Dewa 19 reunited for The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Classic rock band Dewa 19 reunited for The '90s Festival. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


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