Live (The Police)

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14 hours later and my eardrums are still ringing with Sting’s voice playing repeatedly in my head. Last night’s concert by The Police is without a doubt one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. I did have some reservations about the sound system being up to par given the stadium venue, however that was soon put to rest. The sound system was so good that one would think a CD was being played rather than hearing them live. It was that difficult to differentiate, made more remarkable by Sting’s effortless yet powerful singing. We all know too well how many performers falter when it comes to singing live. Thank God that didn’t happen last night.

We were rather anxious upon arriving late for the concert and hearing music bellowing out of the Singapore Indoor Stadium, all thanks to the traffic jam while en route and difficulty in finding a parking spot. We entered the venue and saw 10,000 strong fans with more than half made up of expatriates, probably even those who flew in from nearby countries. Our rapidly beating hearts were soothed somewhat upon seeing that The Police weren’t the one performing but their opening act, a British rock band called Fiction Plane, led by Sting’s son Joe Sumner.

The stars of the event finally made their appearance more than an hour after the opening act’s first song. They broke into ‘Message In A Bottle’ and it wasn’t long before most of the concert-goers stood up and danced, basically till the end of the concert around 11 pm. The highlights of their performance would be when they played a haunting rendition of ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’ and the obligatory ‘Every Breath You Take’. However, my favourite was ‘King Of Pain’.

Being my first time attending a concert in the stadium, I guess I could have gotten better seats though I’m not complaining. The worst seats in the house were those behind the stage where they had to look at the band members’ asses most of the time. Nonetheless, Sting and company did look back and acknowledged their presence from time to time, especially Stewart Copeland.

The Police’s first Singapore and One Night Only concert was a wonderful experience, that I would love to have repeated again in the future.

~ by blackcadillac73 on February 5, 2008.

6 Responses to “Live (The Police)”

  1. Sounds like it was a blast!! 🙂

    I have not been to a concert in a loooooong time…!! But I do remember, each one was always good and memorable, even the part when I have to squeeze out of the exit door 😀

  2. Surprisingly for us, leaving the venue was effortless. There were a lot of exits around Singapore Indoor Stadium and no jams at the car park exits. Lucky perhaps.

  3. J.E.A.L.O.U.S!!!!! hopefully the video on Fad’s hp is less blur *cross fingers*

  4. Aiyahhh … video clear also cannot compare to being there in the flesh mahhh. Mandini and his Gay Police … shishhh.

  5. Hey – sounds like so much fun! Damn – I’ve only been to 1 concert in my life and ofcourse had to stand through it – no seats to relax. Both of you have inspired me to want to go for another one 🙂 – did Fada “boogey” the night away?

  6. Actually most of them were standing throughout the whole concert, even though quite a few paid $600 for their seats. Your good friend couldn’t ‘boogey’ as the ushers prevented those near the balcony from dancing, for fear of us doing a bungee jump without ropes. 😛

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