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.