It has been a long wait. Since when news first broke that Singapore is included as one of the stops of the Alive tour, to when I got caught in the online frenzy to purchase tickets for the concert, it finally happened last Saturday night at the indoor stadium.
I hate queuing, especially when the queuing makes me perspire. I swore to myself that this would be the first and last time I’d do this, queuing for an hour just to get to the standing pen. Now, I think I will eat my words. For them, for Bigbang, I will willingly do it again if I could relive the same experience. Throughout the whole 2.5 hours when the lights first went off at 7:15pm to the thunderous screams of the entire stadium, I was totally in fan girl mode as I joined the rest of the mosh pit in screaming and waving as the boys energetically covered the whole stage area. Where we stood at the side, we saw them so often so close we started to become delusional that we were the favoured side but of course that couldn’t be true. I know it sounds really silly, and some of my friends will probably roll their eyes and scoff at me for being childish in idolising pop stars who are so much younger and whose songs most of which I do not even comprehend. But my friend taught me to be true to myself, and cast aside what the world at large, scratch that, what people around think of me. Personal interests are like what they are, personal to each and every one. We don’t impose our thinking and likes or dislikes on someone else, so there isn’t a reason why someone else should make me feel bad just because I enjoy K-pop and admit to being a fan. Life is tough enough as it is to live in, we don’t need to make it harder for ourselves by trying to live up to another’s standards or what they expect us to be.
So this was the only picture I took while I was in the indoor stadium. The rest of the time, I was completely enthralled by the songs and the atmosphere, and constantly nudging my friend to work her camera to take photos/videos of the going-ons on stage. I didn’t take note of the track list, but it is available online on other sites if anyone is interested to google for it. They started of course with Alive, the intro track on the Alive mini album, one of my favourites off that album, and then started the concert with Tonight (the song that first got me interested in them), Hands Up, Fantastic Baby (that just somehow grew on me although I didn’t like it that much initially), and so on. I love the entire concert even if I didn’t know all of the songs that were performed. Somehow I think being in the mosh pit made the whole experience more highly-charged and enjoyable and of course it was quadrupled or more because it is Bigbang on the stage. Ok, I am starting to ramble and I think some of you have already been through my animated raving of how amazing I thought the Alive concert experience was.
And this is how the back of the T-shirt that I wore looks like! The front read “GD”, in a similar triangular design. J’s T had this on the front and back, but with this smaller at the back. And thanks to my cousin Ven for asking if I wanted to get T-shirts printed, and her friend for designing these! Initially, I thought it would be weird to be wearing these, because in the last few concerts that I had attended locally, I don’t really see many people wearing such attire that bear the name of the band, etc. But this concert was so different, there were so many concert-goers who wore T-shirts of a variety of designs, some from the Alive concert that they probably purchased at the venue on that day, or they were wearing T-shirts from other concerts elsewhere or something. Maybe they also customised their own T-shirts like we did. Anyhow the whole concert mood was there, and it was great to be basking in the atmosphere of the crowd, fans of Bigbang, also known as VIPs! 🙂
Something not really related to the Alive concert, but anyhow after the concert was over we decided to head somewhere for a late night snack and drinks, to fill the now-already empty stomach and quench our parched throats, after 2.5 hours of non-stop action in the mosh pit of the Alive concert! And featured in the picture is also the BB official crown lightstick that we got online. Unfortunately the one that I had wasn’t functioning properly, but it didn’t affect my enjoyment. Yes I am a VIP and am an even bigger fan of the band’s leader, the one and only GD! It has been a week but it felt like the concert was just over, and now I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms.