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F1 with a Big Bang

If there’s anything that can heat up the F1 night races like the thunderous noise of the race cars, it must be these four uber-cool guys from Kpop group Big Bang. And they are the reason why I am at my 5th F1 race in Singapore :D

Daesung working up the crowd. he doesn’t need to try too hard – they are already pretty excited. Some of them started queuing to get into the Fan zone from 10am that morning.

T.O.P looking suave. But honey, wrong outfit for F1 in Singapore – it’s damn hot. He did a sexy dance with Daesung later, and sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Big Bang at F1

G-Dragon just needs to stand there, and he looks like a superstar already.

Big Bang at F1

Big Bang at F1

Big Bang at F1

It was great to see the guys in a pretty relaxed mood and having fun interacting with each other and the audience

Big Bang at F1

Oooohhhh….heart beats just increased by 50% again

Big Bang at F1

Big Bang at F1

The 2 hotties. 1 demure, 1 wild. Take your pick.

Big Bang at F1

Big Bang at F1

Seungri

Big Bang at F1

Big Bang at F1

GD looks good even with a towel in his hand :)

Big Bang at F1

Poor T.O.P. he looked so hot and was sweating like crazy. I can empathize with him since I was crushed within the boisterous crowd which at times felt like human radiators. Plus I had to hold my camera high up in the air to take photos, attempt tip-toes since I am vertically-challenged, and ended up with sore arms & sore legs the next day.

Big Bang at F1

It’s wasn’t before long that we had reached the end of the concert…awwwwwww nonononoNO

Big Bang at F1

Bye bye T.O.P.!

Big Bang at F1

Bye bye Big Bang, come again soon! :)


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Jay Chou 周杰伦 Rocks 2012 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou in concert at F1 Singapore Grand Prix

I caught Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s performance on the first race day (21 Sep) of the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix at the Padang open air stage. The reigning king of Asia’s R&B scene was the first Chinese act to perform at this main stage of the night race. Performing to a crowd of 35,000, the hottie crooned 13 songs consisting of a good mix of sentimental ballads and fast tracks. The stage set was true to Jay’s signature show style, complete with futuristic on-screen graphics, showy props/girls and striking pyrotechnics. The crowd obviously loved the cool dude, screaming (even the guys) and dancing like they were caught in a perennial fit throughout the concert (which also explains the slightly shaky photos as I had two ‘vibrators’ standing in front of me). The sound system left much to be desired though as Jay sounded muffled and soft at times. But seriously, I don’t think that bothered most of his fans – having the man on stage was enough, and they were singing along with Jay as he belted out his signature tunes. From the looks of it, it’s no doubt Mr J will enjoy many more good years in the music scene to come.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

70 minutes of showmanship

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

This was the third time I was catching the race, and I still have no talent for capturing fast cars on screen nor an understanding of what exactly was happening on the track.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Catching the track action at the Padang main stage while waiting for Mr J’s concert to start. Track commentary really helps one to understand what’s happening beyond the deafening “mosquito-buzzy”noise.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay appears with a blast – literally

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

This man obviously knows how to work the crowd

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

The Mandopop superstar reportedly raked in S$840,000 for his 70-minute performance. That worked out to S$12,000 per minute. Why didn’t my mum send me to singing school?!?

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Look at the sea of iphones and cameras!

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay’s penchant for fast cars and pan-Asian babes joined him onstage in his rendition of 超跑女神 (Chao Pao Nu Shen) in the form of a red Ferrari and three bikini clad race-themed Caucasian models.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou Chou

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

I love his LED jacket! I’m gonna find out how to DIY one some day…I’ll put them on my jacket, my shoes, my bag and glow like a firefly! Meanwhile, I’ve settled for glow-in-the-dark nail polish…

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay at what he does best – tinkering on his grand piano while crooning sentimental hits such as Tornado 龙卷风, Blue 阳光宅男 and White Porcelain 青花瓷.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

The on-screen CI graphics were pretty cool

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay tossed his nunchucks and shades into the crowd during his performance, and ended the night with a catchy tune Huo Yuan Jia 霍元甲.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix – it’s ovvvvver. Considering I paid S$58 for a walkabout ticket specially to come hear him sing, it’s definitely worth it .

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

The F1 Village – I always liked the buzz along this stretch, it’s just something to do with being able to stroll on it like it’s my Grandfather’s road!

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Hungry? Catch a supper before heading home and avoid the crowds.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Official F1 merchandise for fans who can’t get enough of the action

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

This gigantic puppet was located at the back of the Padang field.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

The track at Turn 1 just beside the Pit Building. A pretty good spot to catch the action.

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

The Singapore F1 will be in town for another five years. Meanwhile, I will brush up my photography skills and am looking forward to more awesome music acts – how about some K-pop heavyweights next year?

Jay Chou 周杰伦 in concert F1 Singapore Grand Prix

See you next year F1!