Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, August 14, 2011
One thing I didn't cover about was the MTV World Stage. It happened a few weeks ago, four bands were part of the lineup this year, and I managed to get free tickets. Heh, courtesy of Wai Kwan! Lol... she needed transport there and had an extra ticket, so she invited me along. So off we went to i-City, the location of the whole thing, and after an extremely long time of waiting in line, we finally went to the stage. We picked a place reasonably near the front, and just waited. And waited. And waited. Oh brother. On TV, they always edit it to make everything look so smooth and transitional. Not in real life though. In between bands, there's a lot of idling and waiting for nothing while they prepare.
The four bands this year were the local band Popshuvit, Beast, a boyband from Korea, Neon Trees, a very recent band of US fame and 30 Seconds to Mars, which I believe needs no introduction at all unless you've been living in a cave all your life, or are deaf. Popshuvit was the first to perform, and they were pretty energetic on stage, and they brought along their side project as well. Second was Beast, which had the most number of girls screaming, and singing along with all their songs. Geez. Even before they came up on stage, they were playing "commercials" and MVs of other bands featured on MTV. The fangirls even sang along (and aloud) to the MVs and commercials, whenever it played the boyband songs. Geez! Lmao. Beast sang pretty well, and their dance moves were pretty swell too. However, their thanks at the end of their performances were really generic and felt like empty flattery. Or maybe their English just isn't very good. Lol.
Later on, something happened, and I've been forbidden to tell what happened, so lol. Let's just put it as Wai Kwan wasn't well so we left the stage floor and went to rest.
Neon Trees came afterward. Prior to MTV World Stage, I had never heard of Neon Trees before. Never heard of them. Nada. Nothing. I mean I was vaguely aware of Popshuvit, and knew Beast was from Korea, but at least I knew they existed. Not Neon Trees though. And I thought that Neon Trees was a hugely ironic band to be playing in i-City.
Neon Trees. Get it? Eh? Eh?
The lead singer was hugely charismatic and very lively on stage, sharing stories was a preface to songs, and a lot of entertainment in his words and actions. The songs themselves were quite alright, and basically their stage presence was just hugely energetic. And of course after them came 30 Seconds to Mars. As the main headliners of the World Stage, they completely lived up to their hype.