I watched concert for the first time ever. It’s not that I have agoraphobia but as much as possible I avoid going to crowded places. I just feel so uncomfortable and scared might there could be a disastrous turn of events like fire, fights or bombing. We all know crowded places are the favorite places of terrorists. And aside, I hate that feeling when you trapped along with the noise of the crowd and even smell people’s odor – sweats, underarms, breath and cigarettes. And I dont really like it when the show is over and the crowd began to gather in exit and pushing people towards the front that may cause people be stamped, trampled or injured. And include the traffic in the hassle list.
But eventhough, this time, I went to watch the concert of Backstreet Boys with my friends because it’s for free :). My friends got an access to the venue.
Backstreet Boys is a famous American Vocal Group back in 1995, if I am not mistaken. They are known as the best-selling boy band in history. Backstreet Boys brought their In A World Like This Tour to Singapore. They performed at The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green Singapore. The concert already started when we came. We only stood far behind as we didn’t pay for a chair. The venue was so full and I can see how the fans blown away seeing their favorite band artists performing live. When the lights were on and band instruments started to play fans started shouting and yelling everynow and then. I’m not much of a music gal, I know just a few songs of them but I like the band in general. I heard their international hits like “I Want It That Way”, “Larger Than Life”, “Shape of Your Heart” and “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely”. Me and my friends didn’t stay that long as we avoid the big crowd on our way out. It was fun and I thoroughly enjoyed the night.
Seeing an artist perform live is so much different than listening to a studio recording. It made me appreciate their music and their talent a lot more. But for me, it’s not worth it paying too much on a concert tickets especially when you are in a back row. It seems you are just watching on the big television at home, it is just only you see the actual happenings. You can’t even see the artist’s faces clearly.