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SMilesTown all night long: SMTOWN Live World Tour

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Girls’ Generation: Part of the Kpop galore at SMTOWN Live World Tour III

I finally succumbed to the Korean wave fever this year, and have been happily occupied with K-drama (Caution: they’re absolutely addictive – don’t start, you’ll find it hard to stop!) and Kpop such as Big Bang and 2NE1. I was hence naturally happy when SM Town announced Singapore as one of the stops for its 2012 World Tour – it means I can see all the popular Kpop acts at one go, yay.

24,999 others joined me at the concert at The Float @ Marina Bay, with some die-hard fans queuing one week in advance to secure the best places at the mosh pit. The four-hour long concert saw S.M. Entertainment’s artistes f(x), Kangta, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, BoA and EXO belting out a record 50 songs. Even the rain and cranky, humid weather couldn’t fizz out the excitement of the fans, and the massive production included a huge multi-tiered stage, water effects, pyrotechnics and fireworks. I must say this was the most value-for-money concert ever, given the number of artistes, stage production, duration and the effort the artistes put into performing(I felt tired just watching them). It was also the first ever concert that I persevered to sit through the rain, which was so heavy at a point it felt like sitting under a waterfall. Definitely a concert I will remember!

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTOWN Live World Tour III at The Float @ Marina Bay

Spotted a huge crowd lining The Helix bridge trying to catch a (free) glimpse of the concert. Actually, if you don’t need to see the stars’ face, it’s a pretty good spot to listen to the concert :p

f(x) opened the concert with a cheery tune

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

One half of TVXQ

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Lucky fan being serenaded by KyuHyun (Super Junior) and Changmin (TVXQ)

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Super Junior goes polka-dotty

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Super Junior

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Member of EXO

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Girls’ Generation – too cute with the winks, megawatt smile and porcelain-white skin. Yes I’m jealous, haha

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Oh, oh…here comes the group I have been waiting for – Super Junior! *scream*

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Oh so cool…

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SHINee – when Jonghyun appeared later topless, many female fans were swooning over his Adonis-like body, including a dumbfounded me. My gawd…do I feel drool coming down, or is it just the rain?

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

TVXQ duo – I give them a anward for being the most hardworking dancers. Their dance moves were so intense, I felt tired just watching them. How on earth do they remember all those complicated moves?!

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SHINee playing with water

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Sweat or rain, I know not. I only know it’s bloody hot.

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

SMTown Live World Tour

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

I like this girl from f(x) a lot, she’s got the right spunk

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Girls’ Generation

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

BoA – the epitome of coolness and sassyness

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

My fave guy from Super Junior

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Super Junior

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

TVXQ

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

The concert ended with its 50th song called ‘Hope’ sung by all the SMTown artistes.

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

So cute

SMTOWN Live World Tour III

Bye bye, come again soon!

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2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour in Singapore

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour – Delicious!

I was pretty excited to catch my favourite Kpop group 2NE1 in concert earlier this month – these girls can sing, dance and they’ve got style. Made up of four members CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY, 2NE1 debuted onto the Kpop music scene in 2009 with their hit single “Fire”. Their songs reflect the members’ independence and confidence as women, with songs like “I Don’t Care” and “Go Away”. Their cutting-edge music and unique fashion style led to collaborations with artists such will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to fashion designer Jeremy Scott who designed their costumes for their first global tour.

2NE1

Leader of the group CL and Lead Vocalist Bom

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

CL heating the concert venue up. This girl sure knows how to party!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Bom in a butterfly-inspired outfit. Honestly I thought this was a bit too much; it engulfed the petite lass.

2NE1 with their latest single “I Love You”

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

If cheerleaders look as good as this, I am going to start attending basketball matches.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Minzy living it up

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Whee, I’m flying!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Oh cute…pecs & six-pack!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

CL looking coy. I wanted to get a similar top from Adidas by Jeremy Scott – it cost S$600. Glurp.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Youngest member Minzy’s all grown-up now…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Great to see the girls having fun themselves

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

What’s up, uh huh uh huh…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I salute the dancers who had to perform inside the giant plastic balls. I went inside one once and felt so claustrophobic and suffocated!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

When you have shoes with wings, you will think you can fly…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I’m sure this lucky fan will be reminiscing this moment in his dreams again, and again, and again…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Sassy Dara

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Choir girls

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

CL is so full of expression, really had fun photographing her

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Dara is so stick-thin, the poor dancer on the right looks like a tree stump

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

A rather odd segment…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I kinda like Dara’s hairy dress…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Bom going blue furry…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Girls gone wild

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Nothing sexy like a couch with a pole

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

CL’s flamingo stance works for me. Check out her knuckle rings! Want.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Nose bleed.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Bom looking sweet

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I wanna play on the inflatable slide too!

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

I notice Kpop singers all like to lie down and sing…maybe they look more sexy this way…

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

And then comes the squats

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Livewire

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Best dancer of the group Minzy showing her moves

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Pretty Dara

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Thanking the fans
It was pretty cool to finally see my fave Kpop group ‘live’, but I was a bit disappointed with the stage set-up which was much smaller and less impressive than their fellow YG boy band Big Bang whom I caught earlier this year. The sound system left much to be desired as well. Costume-wise, I would have preferred a more balanced mix of classy and sporty outfits. At times, it looked more like a wacky Adidas fashion show. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed seeing the girls perform.

2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour

Look of the Day: I’m in a wild theme to match the fiery-hot girls of 2NE1!
Tiger print dress: From Hong Kong
Bag: Tata Baby
Leopard print platform Mary Janes: From Hong Kong


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Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

I recently went to watch Eason Chan’s first outdoor concert at Marina Bay Sands. I have heard many of the talented crooner’s songs courtesy of karaoke sessions with chum Darren (thank goodness D did a good job with them), and Eason’s mischievous demeanour is simply a delight to me, so I was quite excited to see him in person. It’s like seeing a male me :D

Eason must have brought all the ‘wealth’ with him, because it rained tigers and elephants (meaning – much worse than cats and dogs) just before the concert was due to start. The concert was delayed for about an hour, but it didn’t dampen my spirits as I took shelter and pleasure in window-shopping at the shopping mall (talk about making good use of time!).

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Saying a big hello. The dude was in good spirits and visibly excited.

Eason Chan DUO Concert

I so dig his dancers’ costumes.

Eason belted out his award-winning classic love melodies and new Canto songs, and was in pretty good form. He seemed genuinely excited to be performing on stage after a month-long rest. The crooner was plagued with a trouble with his voice because of his busy schedule and lack of rest, as well as put on a relative amount of weight while resting from an operation on a ligament injury. He was at his usual giggly and mischievous self, making cheeky jokes (“It must be really uncomfortable having to wear protection through the night” in Mandarin, referring to our yellow rain ponchos) and chatting with the audience. He even blew a kiss!

Eason Chan DUO Concert

‘Electrifying’ hair :D

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Hmmm…the dancer looks like he’s grabbing Eason’s butt! Heh

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Full of emotion

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Amazing costumes fit for Halloween

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Boo!

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Crash Test Dummies!

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Giant flies! So cute!

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Everybody jump!

Eason Chan DUO Concert

The dancer’s costume on the right reminds me of Yayoi Kusama

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Blowing a kiss to the audience. Someone shouted “Eason I love you!” He immediately responded “I love you too!”

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Giving the thumbs up

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Eason Chan DUO Concert

Oh yeah. Another awesome concert.

Here’s an interview that he did prior to the concert. Awesome concert which I enjoyed very much – it was worth the rain and wait. Can’t wait for Eason to come back to Singapore again soon. Or maybe, time for me to fly to Hong Kong!


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Come Alive with BIGBANG

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

The day to see BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour finally arrived! I was particularly excited to watch the dynamic K-pop group in person as they seemed to be one of the hottest K-pop acts around and moreover, their fashion sense is as funky as it can get – which is so cool! Furthermore, these boys can really sing, dance and produce their own songs, unlike the ubiquitous Korean ‘plastic dolls’ that look good, act cute and sound like silicone. Ewww.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Ooh, the anticipation is building up as I entered the concert venue. I’m going into galaxy!

I went on the second day of the two-day concert on 29 September 2012. The concert started at 7pm which I thought it was early compared to the usual 8pm starting time. That said, I heard that fans started queuing up a day before outside the stadium to secure the best moshpit spots. I think I was pretty comfy with my tiered seating accompanied with my zoom lens – still can see well! And it was a night I thought I saw stars in the galaxy – five very colourful stars made up of G-Dragon (I wanna share wardrobe with you!), Taeyang (You made my nose bleed the whole night!), T.O.P (Your voice blew me away!), Daesung (I love whatever you do!) and Seungri (You are so full of crap, haha!).

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Fans queuing up to buy official fan merchandise before the start of the concert. I heard the Samsung booth were giving away free hair extensions and photo prints too.

This being the group’s (who won Best Worldwide Act – MTV Europe Music Awards 2011) first-ever world tour, and Singapore being the first stop in the South-east Asian leg, I have a feeling the boys were just about as excited as their fans. They belted out over 20 of their songs from their six-year discography, and seemed reluctant to leave after the concert ended, basking in the limelight and fan adoration. The boys, especially Taeyang and G-Dragon, were made for the stage. And if you thought their concert vaguely reminded you of Lady Gaga’s, well you are right – it is produced by Live Nation, with Lady Gaga Monster Ball choreographer Laurieann Gibson as creative director.

BIGBANG continues on their world tour to Bangkok, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. They will also perform in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Peru, Brazil and London. Here’s wishing them an astronomically successful world tour with more concerts to come. Come back to Singapore soon! We love you!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

A sea of lighted yellow crowns await the start of the concert. Once the giant white curtain dropped, screams pierced through the ceiling. And I went momentarily deaf.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

As soon as the giant curtain dropped, BIGBANG appeared in five space capsules amidst fire pyrotechnics and started the night with their 2011 EP title son “Tonight”.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

Wowing the fans with nifty moves

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

The more sedate duo Seungri and Daesung. These two are more similar to earthlings.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

G-Dragon the leader with a wardrobe to die for. I want everything he wears.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

T.O.P. performed in a heavily bandaged hand. He injured his hand while filming K-drama ‘Alumnus’. Awww so poor thing. He garnered the most screams everytime he sang. I must say he looked pretty charming. *swoon*

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

The livewire lives up to his name Taeyang = sun. Love his glittering Loubies sneakers!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

The ever-friendly Daesung. I fell in love with him when I first saw him in K-drama What’s Up – his vocals are so powerful. I find his blockhead persona super cute.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

Seungri, Taeyang and Daesung chatting. It was a pity they were not as good in English, cos’ the chat seemed painfully rehearsed around key English words like “Merlion”, “Marina Bay”, “Chili crab” and “Pepper crab”. It was kinda funny when Daesung said Merlion was his best friend on Facebook, and Merlion uses a Samsung Galaxy S3. Looks like Samsung got the right brand ambassadors who knew how to promote its products! LOL

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

T.O.P. and G-Dragon team up for a song. I thought they looked pretty cool sitting up there.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

G-Dragon can sing, and in ANY sort of position – even lying down. That’s a treadmill by the way, so it was really cool to see him moving along the stage while lying there.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

The many poses of G-Dragon

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Seungri morphs into a Secret Agent for his solo performance

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Here’s a song for you:

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Ever-expressive G-Dargon

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Hello BOY!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

I think T.O.P. is trying to hide his charm behind those geeky glasses. Look at the poor guy’s bandaged hand. It must have hurt a lot…

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

What’s a pink dinosaur doing at the concert?!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Daesung emulating a Michael Jackson? Love his skeleton-print leather gloves. I want I want.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Seems like the boys like the floor very much, always lying down!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Taeyang sends the girls into a frenzy when he tore up his shirt to expose his upper torso. Oh Adonis, you make me drool!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Daesung dons wings and flies high above the audience in his solo performance. He reminded me of a Victoria’s Secret model. If only Victoria’s Secret annual show included male models like Daesung. Yumz *drool*

Here’s another song:

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Daesung getting teased about his leather body harness by the boys. T.O.P. tried to take the leather ‘bra’  off a giggling Daesung. Great to see the boys enjoying themselves.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

I took the most photos of Taeyang that night, cos’ the guy really knows how to pose.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Seungri doing a Gangnam-style dance. He was full of crap that night!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Someone threw a panda toy up, and Seungri happily played mummy to it.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Yes, Thank you BIGBANG!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

This guy obviously doesn’t like to wear clothes. He took off his top at least three times that night. If I fainted from dehydration, I would send him my medical bill, cos’ he made me drool all night! I love a guy with a cross, so sexy…

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

G-Dragon loves the treadmill, lying down on it again.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

T.O.P. dons horns and glow glasses. Nah, he doesn’t look horny at all.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Daesung takes a sip of water, and splashes it towards a screaming audience.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Awww…the concert came to an end after two hours.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012

Everyone took a photo to remember the evening by…this dude probably felt on top of the world after seeing his idols!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Dae Bak (Excellent)! Enjoyed myself tremendously!
Look of the Day
Black Top with beaded shoulder details – McQueen
Necklace – Cartier Love Ring
Black Mesh Harlem Bermudas – From Korea
Polka Dot Tights – Stall at Bugis Village
Watch: Hermes

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Socks – Daiso (Cheap & many cute designs!)
Studded Leather Sneakers – From Hong Kong

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Fuchsia haversack with wings. G-Dragon would have been proud!

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour Singapore 2012

Thank you Samsung, for sponsoring BIGBANG and bringing them to Singapore! If martians looked that good, I am migrating to outer space!


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Born This Way Ball: Monstrously Gaga-licious!

Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Banner

When it was announced that Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball tickets would go on sale in Singapore on 27 February 2012, I was of two minds whether I should go. Afterall, I had been to her first concert at Fort Canning Park and found it lacking. The Mother Monster was fantastic – her voice was the only saving grace, but I could not forget the lack of proper seating, the sweltering heat at an outdoor concert (think sweaty, smelly bodies), as well as a lacklustre stage set and props (the giant discoball was a manual device made up of dancers holding parts and opening/closing them – how 80s & un-Gaga).

Plus not to mention getting concert tickets in Singapore is akin to striking the lottery (except you pay instead of win money)– the booking website & phoneline gets jammed, and you need to take leave to go queue up early in the morning. Furthermore, hearing that the London concert sold out within 60 seconds, while the Manchester concert sold out under ten minutes – I was simply not game enough for the challenge. 27 February came, and the temptation was too great – I spent 2 hours getting through the phoneline while simultaneously trying to buy online and doing my work (hee). It felt like I got Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket when my purchase was finally confirmed!

Gaga-dom has arrived

Gaga-dom has arrived – in great style too!

It felt almost unreal when 28 May finally came – I usually arrived 1 hour late for concerts so I don’t need to wait that long for fashionably-late performers, but I arrived ON TIME for this one –catching Gaga fans in their costumes was a performance by itself! Lady Gaga’s finally in Singapore!

Gearing up for the concert

Fans outside the concert venue grabbing a quick bite or drinks, gearing up for the ball of a lifetime

Fans in Gaga Getup

Lots of fans came dress in Gaga. Many ladies – and mandies- were spotted in brightly coloured wigs.
Source: China Daily

Fan Dave Singh the Gaga Man

Gaga fan Dave Singh came dressed for the occasion. I wondered how he breathed the whole night. Kudos for effort!

I thought I had walked into a mega-danceclub instead of a concert hall with the DJ already spinning – COOL! The stage set itself was also interesting – the centrepiece was a three-storey medieval castle or what Lady Gaga calls an ‘electric chapel’. I was particularly awed by the versatility of this setpiece as it opened itself more than once to transform into a new stage for the singer and her dancers. The band itself was also stationed at different areas within the chapel, visible through the chapel windows – interesting! I read that it took over fifteen trailers to move the castle onto the stage.

Pre-concert

Pre-concert party

Gaga getting handy setting up her stage set – I think the rest of the workmen must be suffering from frequent nosebleeds ;)
Source: Lady Gaga Facebook Fan Page

The central area within the stage is known as “The Monster Pit” or standing pen.  Entry to “The Monster Pit” are only for fans who have arrived first or have waited all night, and dressed to the “Ball”. I saw many fans in brightly coloured wigs and brightly lighted Minnie-mouse LED hairbands.

Gaga Fans

Gaga fans in the Monster Pit – The redhead’s got a great view I must say, lucky lass. How many horns and Minnie-mouse LED hairbands can you spot?

Conceptualised as an Electro-Metal Pop-Opera, “The Born This Way Ball tells the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame; how we were birthed and how we will die celebrating. Embedded within them are themes of acceptance and independence. That explained why the concert opened with Lady Gaga charging on stage singing “Highway Unicorn” on a horse, followed by a birthing scene onstage with Lady Gaga bursting out in between the legs of a giant inflatable to the song “Born This Way” – what an entrance I must say.

Opening Song

Gaga turns up the heat in this opening song with lots of sexual overtones

Birthing Scene

A strange birthing scene where Lady Gaga “popped out” from between the legs of a giant inflatable – which looked more like a huge turkey to me.

When Lady Gaga said she is not human, I am inclined to believe cos’ she sang and danced the night through non-stop. The costume changes were aplenty too, most probably because there was so little of it to wear (think SM leather strips, bras, micro-mini dresses) turnaround was pretty easy, haha.

Dancing to Born This Way

Dancing to Born This Way

All the latex!

Gaga in White

This was pretty cool – think she was standing on a remote-control base cos’ she was cruising around the stage while singing, looks fun!

Horny Gaga

A horny Gaga – literally. She looks pristine in white though…I like :)

Monster Hi

Gaga doing a Monster Hi to the audience, that’s how we greet each other in Gaga-dom

Lady Gaga

The versatile electric chapel opens up to reveal stairs and a rooftop stage for Gaga to perform on

Lady Gaga DVT

Lady Gaga in a spiked crown and Dita-Von-Teeseque bowl – risque!

Motorcycle

Turning up the heat in leather and sexy moves

Gaga in biker chic

Gaga in biker chic. I can totally imagine her riding down the road wearing that. Yes only that.

A moment of sharing

Gaga chatting with her fans. The male dancer on the right has been with her since her first concert, and looks like he is genuinely enjoying himself on the job. It was nice to see Gaga showing her appreciation to her hardworking dancers.

Monster hi-5

A monster HI-5!

Hairography

Her image here reminds me of one word – Hairography

Rainbow stage

Ooh – what a pretty rainbow chapel!

A version of Lady Gag’s infamous meat dress also made an appearance as well as a machine-gun bra. I wondered how she got all those machine gun props through the strict Singapore customs too… I was tempted to go in a bak-kwa (barbecued pork) dress that night too – at least I could munch on my dress if I got hungry, but decided against it just in case I couldn’t even get past the ushers at the door.

The infamous meat dress

A variation of the infamous meat dress making an appearance

Meat Couch

The meat couch which Lady Gaga joked that it was made from her ex-boyfriends

Machine Gun bra

Check out those machine guns!

A freaky-looking talking Gaga face

What I particularly enjoyed about the concert was Lady Gaga’s friendliness – it really felt like she was talking to her friends (affectionately called her ‘little monsters’) rather than fans. Instead of ignoring a doll which a fan had threw up on-stage, she took the doll and did an impromptu rendition of “Born This Way’ with the doll, which was down-right cuuuute (Lady Gaga kawaii-cute?!? But yeah, she was at that moment)

Kneeling

Check out those moves – sexy baby!

Nose Bleed

Nose bleed!

The other segment which I really liked was when she shared with the audience how she was bullied and thrown in a dumpster back in high school while the other girls simply looked on. Having being ‘different’ in terms of thinking and dressing most of my life, I could identify with the sense of being marginalized just because you do not behave the way people expect you to. Many a time I have been criticized because of my fashion-forward dress sense; it was a great struggle whether I could continue wearing quirky clothes (think Jeremy Scott, Jeffrey Campbell, McQueen) and endure all the stares on the street, or just bow to societal conformism. That was why the song ‘Hair’ spoke to me, an empowering track about embracing who you are. If people can’t accept you for who you are, they probably aren’t worth your friendship.

I think part of the Gaga power lies in the fact that she encourages you not to be afraid to express who you really are, and her meteoric rise to stardom attests to the fact that if you keep doing what you believe in, there’s a chance you may succeed like she did, and finally win acceptance.

Beneath the theatrics, gyrating dance moves, shocking costumes, hair extensions and performance art, we must not overlook the fact that Lady Gaga is a fantastic vocalist. Her voice was strong throughout, unwavering and pitch-perfect. She is definitely one born for the stage.

Which is your favourite Gaga costume from the Ball?
Source: Lady Gaga Facebook Fan Page

Wanting more

Little Monsters want more!

The concert closed after two hours with ’Marry the Night’ and left Little Monsters  wanting more. From start to finish, none of us stopped screaming or dancing, and mind you – this is the sedate Singapore audience you are talking about. I dare say every single one of the audience immensely enjoyed themselves, and it would certainly be a concert to remember for a long time to come…until the next Monster Ball comes along. I’m going again for sure!

Post-concert

The audience taking photos with the awesome stage after the concert

Great show

Never mind the concert  photos didn’t turn out as great as I hoped, probably because I was jumping and screaming while trying to focus a shot most of the time. I had an amazingly great time, and that’s all that matters!

xoxo,

spunktitud3

About “Born This Way Ball”

The Born This Way Ball is the third concert tour by American recording artist Lady Gaga, in support of her second studio album Born This Way (2011). The tour will consist of 110 shows starting from Seoul, South Korea on 27 Aprial 2012, rest of in Asia, Australia, Europe in August 2012, Latin America in end-2012, and then North America in January 2013 to end in March 2013.

 Song set

  1. “Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)”
  2. “Government Hooker”
  3. “Born This Way”
  4. “Black Jesus † Amen Fashion”
  5. “Bloody Mary”
  6. “Bad Romance”
  7. “Judas”
  8. “Fashion of His Love”
  9. “Just Dance”
  10. 10. “Love Game”
  11. 11. “Telephone”
  12. 12. “Heavy Metal Lover”
  13. 13. “Bad Kids”
  14. 14. “Hair”
  15. 15. “Yoü and I”
  16. 16. “Electric Chapel”
  17. 17. “Americano”
  18. 18. “Poker Face”
  19. 19. “Alejandro”
  20. 20. “Paparazzi”
  21. 21. “Scheiße”

Encore
22. “The Edge of Glory”
23. “Marry the Night”