Pop & Dangdut Festival: He was sporting but nervous

Pictures by: 
Benjamin Seetor
Report by: 
Juliana June Rasul

He didn’t resist when he was pulled up on stage by Indonesia’s Dangdut Queen Inul Daratista. But after she forced him to wrap his arms around her, the only thought in Mr Muhd Farid Abdul Rahman’s mind was “seram” (Malay for scared).

The 37-year-old response officer with HDB was helping out as part of the security detail for the Pop & Dangdut Festival on Sunday, Feb 9 at Fort Canning.

Though Inul, 35, brought on separate groups of men and women from the audience to dance with her, it was Mr Muhd Farid who had the pleasure of a one-on-one dance to popular dangdut song Pacar Lima Langkah.

Performing to a crowd of about 1,000, the sexy star ploughed through her hits like Goyang Inul and Masa Lalu, as well as popular Indonesian songs like Yank by Wali Band for almost an hour.

The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on February 10, 2014.