Ahmad Albar of God Bless sings the band's classic rock hit 'Kehidupan' at the '90s Festival in Jakarta on Saturday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
God Bless MMMBop and the Game Boy: the '90s Festival Mines Rush for Nostalgia
BY :YUDHA BASKORO
NOVEMBER 24, 2019
The '90s revival sees no sign of weakening as the latest edition of the '90s Festival continued to attract a large crowd, mostly middle-aged Jakartans, to the Gambir Expo in Kemayoran, North Jakarta, on Saturday.
At the festival's community market, they gobbled up classic '90s memorabilia such as Tamiya Mini 4WD racing kits, Gundam toy robots, classic Nokia cellphones, analog cameras (came with expired but perfectly usable film rolls), VHS or Betamax video cassettes and Nintendo and Sega video game consoles. Are you a Super Mario or a Sonic the Hedgehog fan?
The festival also featured bands that used to be regulars on the Indonesian MTV Ampuh playlist: from locals Godbless, Potret, Wong, Element, Jamrud, Naif and Kla Project to international '90s sensations Aqua and Hanson.