On Sunday, January 2, 2004, over 10 local bands gathered for an open air concert in the Renon sub-district of Denpasar to raise funds for relief efforts in earthquake and tsunami devastated Aceh, North Sumatra.
Top local bands took to the stage beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time - all without pay - to express their solidarity with the people of Aceh and North Sumatra, while local sound and lighting companies provided stage and technical support, also without charge. Donation boxes were circulated among the thousands of spectators in attendance .
The concert, which ran until 9:00 p.m., opened with mass prayers for the victims of the earthquake disaster. A set of drums used to accompany the bands was also auctioned at the concert to raise funds for the worthy cause.
A long white banner was suspended around the parameter of the concert venue where the audience were encouraged to write notes of condolences and solidarity with the victims of the natural disaster.
Among the local bands performing were the very popular Sony Music Entertainment recording artists Superman is Dead together with Lollot n' Band, Navicula, Pandawa, Crazy Horse, XXX, Jony Agung & Double TT, Bintang and Suicidal Sinatra..
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