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Review Lady Gaga Concert in Singapore

Lady Gaga In concert

Lady Gaga In concert

It was one of the stunning concerts that I’ve seen as Lady Gaga rocks Singapore Indoor Stadium for her Born This Way Ball. The first sold-out night of her three-night tour in Singapore (May 28, 29 and 31) was attended by thousands of fans of all ages; female, male, young and old. The stage was dazzling with a castle and the design setting was changing as different songs played. Her opening song was “Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)”, as she appeared on the stage on the top of a black unicorn prop.

Lady Gaga’s powerful music, extreme dance moves and not to mention her unique sense of fashion were showcased during the concert. She had costumes of futuristic soldier, meat dress outfit and eccentric costumes with sequences that added entertainment to the astonishing event. She even played on a piano that was designed like a motorcycle for her performance of the song, “Hair”.

What overwhelmed me the most was the part where she shared her stories of her youth. How she struggled to survive from the mean boys in high school and how they made her feel like a loser. She had words of encouragement to the fans whom she often call, ‘Little Monsters’. Her speech moved me and some of the audience were even in tears. It was a touching night and everyone enjoyed the show as she also stated that we all deserve to be happy. As the concert was about to end, she also said that she wakes up every morning and pinch herself because she can’t believe that she’s a star. She ended the show with an encore version of “Marry the Night” and everyone was enjoying it. The concert was worth watching with a full blast of unique and extravagant entertainment. I can’t wait to see her next concert tours!

Lady Ga Ga will be rocking the LA Staples Center Jan 20,21.

iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse Muse Review

The trio from Teignmouth, Devon, wrapped up the iTunes Festival last September 30 at the Roundhouse, and what a finale it is. The series of concerts hosted by Apple lasted all throughout the month of September and the British rock band delivered an exceptional performance to a capacity crowd at the North London venue.

Muse played a 16-song set which was comprised of songs that are well known as well as seven songs from their latest album, the 2nd Law. The venue was limited to the stage setup from the usual larger-than-life and extravagant concert that I attended. Once again, I was impressed by Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme, and Dominic Howard for their electrifying performance.

They opened their set with Supremacy, a song from their new album, and steadily worked up the crowd with slow but powerful guitar riffs and wailing vocals. After the first song, they gave a shout out to Led Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page who watched the performance; I was surprised that Page was there as well. From there, Muse showed why they endured as one of the premier UK bands starting from their inception back in 1994 up to this day. Some of my favorite songs such as Supermassive Blackhole and Knights of Cydonia are the best performance for me. Their mellow songs such as Save Me set a contemplative mood to us fans, rendering a more intimate emotions for the band. The song Madness also made apparent the influence of dubstep to their latest album which shows the continuous evolution of their music.

To close the event, Muse encored with the singles New Born, Starlight, and concluded the night with the 2012 London Olympics theme song Survival ending the performance with cheers from the audience as we all enjoyed the show of this epic band.

Muse is currently on tour for in the UK to promote their album, 2nd Law. You can purchase Muse Tickets for their Los Angeles Staples Center show in Jan now.

NEW YORK Barbra Streisand Review

Barbra Steisand Review of NY Concert

Barbra Steisand Review of NY Concert

NEW YORK – Barbra Streisand was visiting the new Barclays Center and was happily singing to her Brooklyn roots. Thursday’s performance was at least three-hours and a signature move for returning to her hometown. The “Back to Brooklyn” tour will be coming up on Saturday.

Barbra is one of the music industry’s most successful performers — selling more than 140 million albums worldwide (71.5 million in the U.S. alone). The RIAA says that Streisand holds the sought-after record for the most top-ten albums by any female recording artist. She’s locked up a total of 31 top-ten albums since 1963. So obviously, coming home to Brooklyn is a pretty big deal.

Although Streisand is now 70 years old, that didn’t stop the 18,000+ crowd from showing up to see her in her flowing skirt and black blazer. She sang many of the classics, including “The Way We Were”, “Evergreen” and the very popular “People”. As she held the microphone with both hands to show that she still had the voice, the crowd went wild. At one point, she said “Hello Brooklyn,” and the crowd erupted.

To compliment the great vocal performance, Streisand told jokes and responded to the screams from the passionate audience. A video played on the big screen depicting people from Streisand’s neighborhood who discussed their experiences with the singer — pointing out her personality traits, talents, and even prominent body parts — particularly her nose.

She exclaimed “I left Brooklyn to pursue my dreams and Brooklyn never quite left me.” The legend of a singer wowed the audience and often carried on conversations or poked jokes at fans. The people laughed and seemed to have an incredible time cheering her on.

The light show was fantastic and the orchestral group played in a pit by the stage. As she strolled around the stage, the visuals of purple and blue lights adorned the stage and orchestra. Although Streisand is older now, she was performing both while sitting and standing, at times she would break to answer questions from fans who had submitted questions before the show. Apparently, the audience was curious about her thoughts on lip syncing. She replied, “I’ve heard about that. I could never do it because I’m so bad at it.”. The crowded laughed and overall it was a really great time.

It would seem that politics came into the picture a bit when she made a comment about “Big Bird” — referring to the Romney vs Obama battle.

Streisand was complimented by fellow trumpet player Chris Botti and her son Jason Gould. Jason at one point earned an ovation, with the crowd standing up on their feet. The ovation was greet by Jason’s mother saying “Oh my God”.

Barbra referenced Donna Summer by performing a song they sang together called “No More Tears”. She also gave a tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch — her late friend by singing, “The Way We Were”.

One of the best moments of the night was when she referenced another Brooklyn artist, Jay-Z. She changed some of the lyrics of her song “You’re the Top” by saying Jay-Z lyrics like “You’re a Brooklyn Net, on a private jet”, which made some of the younger crowd quite enthused.

Overall, Streisand really overwhelmed the audience who seemed satisfied and yearning for more. The “Back to Brooklyn” tour continues… on November 9th Barbara Streisand will preform at the Hollywood Bowl.