This is the first newspaper report I’ve seen of the concert on Saturday, though it pales in comparison with the excellent reporting we’ve already gotten from Kaen and Jackie, who attended the concert.
The three hour concert entertained an audience of 8000, who hailed from Singapore, the U.S. (now that’s devotion), Hong Kong and Malaysia. The article makes a big point of three things:
- The audience stood for the entire concert, in spite of the fact that everyone in attendance had a seat (i.e. there was no standing-room only pit at the front). This doesn’t shock me, just because who sits politely through a rock concert? Not done, generally.
- The company invested a lot of money in the concert (though it is unclear if the amounts quoted are for this particular concert, or for the tour in general), including what looks to be rather obscene amounts on fireworks.
- Within the fans in attendance, there were a number of 50+ year-old “aunties,” who saw their “Prince Charming” Ashin descend from the stage, and grabbed at him as he walked down off the stage and near the crowd. They grabbed at his shirt, shoulders and waist. Hmmm, watch out, Monster – you’ve clearly got some competition for the affections of the more mature crowd. (Maybe it is time for us all to join forces and follow Serendipity’s example and conduct a poll of all the 50+ women we know to see which member of Mayday they find the most attractive?)
On a side note, the article asks the burning question: do you prefer Mayday in their “rock” attire or dressed up in their “Prince Charming” roles?
After the concert, the boys and their crew went to the favorite seafood restaurant in Singapore, where they all ate for about three hours, finally racking up a bill of around US$2500. The restaurant said that local Mayday fans, knowing it to be one of the band’s favorite Singapore haunts, had been coming nightly for days, hoping to catch a glimpse of the guys. Some followed them over from the concert as well.
I’ll add more updates when there’s more news – I’m sure it’s coming (for example, who was the special guest? That info hasn’t gotten a mention yet, from what I can tell). And if anyone else at the concert wants to share…