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THE SCRIPT #3 TOUR – LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2013

Date: 29 March 2013
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Well, I’m sure all fervent fans of The Script have been anxiously waiting for this day since the guys came into town last September for their autograph session. We waited for SIX MONTHS and the wait was worth it because it was a sold-out concert (I think) and the fans have gotten more enthusiastic and their songs resonated with us even more.

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When Danny and the guys burst onto the stage, it was mayhem! I could see the crowd in the standing area squeeze to the front because everyone knows Danny loves to mingle and he did mingle with the crowd a few times, driving those in the front row nuts. I’m sure quite a number of them girls managed to touch him! *squeals*

I’m very impressed by guitarist, Mark Sheehan, who also happens to rap on #3 especially on ‘If You Could See Me Now’. To rap along is one thing, but to rap with conviction is another. He has amazing energy too, jumping from one side of the stage to another. He even got down to the crowd!

Then somewhere in the middle of the setlist from ‘Breakeven’ all the way to ‘Talk You Down’, I went crazy because they did ALL my favourite songs continuously! One thing about The Script’s songs is that they usually have this haunting tune that they can make the audience hum along. This is especially effective during concerts because the audience becomes this singular body of voice. That was what happened during ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ when Danny allowed the crowd to sing an entire verse on their own. It was such an enchanting moment and it just topped their 2011 concert version.

I hear their songs all the time on my ipod but somehow singing it live, together with the crowd and The Script, it was very emotional. I teared up a couple of times at some of the songs and I guess this feeling can only be felt when you’re at a concert like this.

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Then the guys did something cute for their Facebook to remember this trip:

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And we sang our way to an encore!

Danny surprised the audience during ‘You Won’t Feel A Thing’ by appearing in the middle of the audience. So, that’s what the ladder was for! Well, I almost touched Danny when he went down the ladder. They certainly kept the best for last because everyone sure knew the words to ‘Hall of Fame’ and boy, those boys that appeared out of nowhere during the Danny-in-the-crowd-fiasco earlier were shouting and thumping their feet with every line. I felt old next to them because how could one shout and thump so energetically?

Still, wasn’t ‘Hall of Fame’ amazing? I can still remember Mark cheekily asking us to sing “Be a Champion” while they exited.  Great concert.

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Setlist:
Good Ol’ Days
We Cry
Breakeven
Science & Faith
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
If You Could See Me Now
Before The Worst
If You Ever Come Back
Talk You Down
Nothing
I’m Yours
Six Degrees of Separation
For the First Time
You Won’t Feel A Thing – encore
Hall Of Fame – encore

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THE SCRIPT – IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW

Possibly my favourite song off #3.

THE SCRIPT – IF YOU EVER COME BACK

2011: KJ’S REPEAT MODE


Honourable mentions:

  1. Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
  2. NKOTBSB – Don’t Turn Out The Lights
  3. The Band Perry – If I Die Young
  4. Paramore – Monster
  5. David Cook – The Last Goodbye
  6. Britney Spears – Criminal
  7. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
  8. Rihanna – We Found Love
  9. Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts / A Thousand Years
  10. Bruno Mars – Grenade / It Will Rain

To be honest, I cannot remember much of what happened in the first half of the year except that I was really into My Chemical Romance and The Script (they came to Singapore!!!). Now, at the end of the year, I can tell you Foster The People‘s album, Torches, has made quite an impression on my eardrums. 😉

Take That re-emerged onto my iPod after they contributed to the end credits of X-Men: First Class. Elsewhere, the introduction of the Warblers on Glee Season 2 brought Darren Criss – his amazing form and voice – to our eyes and ears! I’ve never been this excited about a new character before.

Aldous Huxley: After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

THE SCRIPT – SCIENCE & FAITH

OMG!!!

THE MUSIC VIDEO IS FINALLY OUT!

I CAN SEE DANNY O’DONOGHUE’S FACE SO CLEARLY! HIS LOVELY AND SEXY STUBBLE!

I LOVE THIS SONG! THIS SONG IS WHY I BOUGHT THE ALBUM! THIS SONG IS WHY I WENT FOR THEIR CONCERT!

SO HAPPY, CANNOT SLEEP! CANNOT STOP TYPING IN CAPS!

THE SCRIPT “LIVE IN SINGAPORE” 2011

Date: 12 April 2011
Venue: Fort Canning Park

“We’re smiling but we’re close to tears, even after all these years
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time”

THE SCRIPT CONCERT WAS MIND-BLOWING!

(L-R) Mark Sheehan, Danny O'Donoghue, Glen Power

The downpour earlier might have dampened our moods and the mud might be disgustingly all over the place, but once Danny and co. came on stage, it was MAGIC.

Their songs might not be the typical “rockable” songs with those crazy guitar solos but the energy Danny O’Donoghue brought was CRAZY! So much jumping! So much screaming! So much spinning!

After three songs, my ears were ringing, it was hot and sweaty inside my poncho… But I didn’t bother about anything anymore – just sing and scream and shout!

I was really happy when they sang Science & FaithDead Man Walking and Before The Worst! Of course, my arm was screaming when I raised it too long to record the performance but it was definitely worth it. Hello, repeat mode!

The best moment was when the crowd sang along when they played The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – everybody sang! The same goes for For The First Time and Breakeven! Everyone knew the words to those songs!

Plus, the crowd screamed whenever Danny did his spinning thing. If you’ve seen his live performances, you’d know what I mean. And he went into the crowd about three times which made some girls crazy cos I heard this girl exclaimed “I touched Danny’s face!” after the concert ended. Plus, almost everyone wanted his sweat-soaked towel.

Some girls right at the front managed to get the setlist! One of them was kind enough to let me take a picture of it. Though I hope I didn’t frighten her with my hoarse voice then.

“Grabbed your suitcase called a taxi
It’s 3am now where you gonna go?
Gonna stay with friends in Singapore
And that’s all I get to know”
– Talk You Down (Singapore version)

Wow, this is going into one of my best nights ever.
More pictures available on my Tumblr!

(Sigh, on another note, I think my camera sucks! I couldn’t even focus properly at times, really felt like burying my camera in the mud…)

Setlist:

1. You Won’t Feel A Thing
2.  Talk You Down
3. We Cry
4.
If You Ever Come Back
5. Before The Worst
6. If You See Kay
7. The End Where I Begin
8. Science & Faith
9.
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
10. I’m Yours
11. Nothing
12. Dead Man Walking
13. Rusty Halo
14.
For The First Time (Encore)
15.
Breakeven (Encore)

2010: KJ’S REPEAT MODE

Yup, it’s nearing the end of the year!

Personally, I think the last days of December goes by the fastest. First it’s Christmas, then it’s New Year’s Eve! This year has been good, I think. First half is me mugging, second half is me enjoying life. And which year can be complete without music?

If I remember correctly, I listened to a lot of Lady Antebellum and Cheryl Cole during my exam period. I have this strange idea that if I listened to it while revising, and if I played it (in my mind) during the exam, it might help me recall whatever I’ve revised. But I’m not sure if it really works cos I only “play” songs to calm my nerves.

“Anything that’s worth having, is sure enough worth fighting for. Quitting’s out of the question, when it gets tough gotta fight some more.”
Fight For This Love, Cheryl Cole

Sure, Cheryl Cole was singing about love but it sure served as motivation for me.

Here’s some tracks from the above albums that I adore:

  1. Lady Antebellum – I Run To You
  2. Muse – Resistance
  3. Taylor Swift – Speak Now / Sparks Fly / The Story Of Us
  4. Brandon Flowers – Crossfire / Only The Young / Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts / Swallow It
  5. Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love / Parachute
  6. LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight / The Right Kind Of Wrong + INXS – Need You Tonight
  7. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now / Something ‘Bout A Woman / Love This Pain / Our Kind Of Love
  8. The Script – Science & Faith / For The First Time / Dead Man Walking
  9. Maroon 5 – Misery / Never Gonna Leave This Bed / Runaway / How
  10. The Black Keys – Chop And Change
  11. Lady GaGa – Alejandro / Monster / Telephone
  12. Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me?
  13. Kings Of Leon – No Money / Pyro / Mary
  14. The Black Keys – Tighten Up / Everlasting Light / She’s Long Gone
  15. The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved / Breakeven / Before The Worst

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

  1. OMD – If You Leave
  2. Stephen Duffy – She Loves Me
  3. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  4. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
  5. The Pretty Reckless – Make Me Wanna Die
  6. Landon Pigg featuring Turbo Fruits – High Times
  7. Daft Punk – Derezzed
  8. Chairlift – Bruises
  9. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
  10. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – Home /40 Day Dream
  11. Eminem featuring Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie
  12. Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris – Break Your Heart (remix)
  13. B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams – Airplanes
  14. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
  15. Melee – On The Movie Screen / The Masquerade
  16. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
  17. Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas – Wouldn’t Change A Thing
  18. Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake – Carry Out
  19. Justin Bieber – One Time / Baby
  20. Tokio Hotel – Automatic