Given the known fact that the concert was on 27 Dec, this post was well post-dated.
On the day when we were going to attend his concert, we also found out that many of our peers formed part of the 30,000 strong crowd at the stadium. I had felt awfully guilty about leaving the kids at home. Mr H’s parents had kindly agreed to look after the children.
Hence, we decided to make the day their day.
The day before, the kids had played the entire day with Z’s ex-classmate and then with my ex-colleague’s son. They woke up at almost 10am and we settled for brunch at Epicurious. We ordered the baked eggs, pancakes and eggs benedicts. I thought the standard had slipped since we last ate there.
We met up with our friends, who were headed for the same concert in the evening, to bring our kids to Polliwogs Robertson Walk. Our strategy was to tire the kids out and to redeem our guilt factor (for us at least)! We even brought the kids down to the pool after Polliwogs just to ensure that they had a good nap and would not be throwing tantrums when we left for the concert.
Though the concert was at 8pm, we reached the new National Stadium at 545pm. We were astounded by how crowded the place was and it seemed impossible to get a table for 4-6 for dinner. Hence, we ended up heading to NTUC to buy drinks, sushi & pork knuckle.
We entered the concert arena early and spent the time marvelling at how huge the stadium was as well as fanning ourselves. Mr H & I had attended Jay Chou’s concert in 2008, 2011, 2013 & now. We missed the one in 2004. To be honest, I had thought I would have grown tired of attending his concerts and I felt we were too old to be attending concerts. Well, it did seem that he was such an iconic representation of our era that most of his fans seemed to be in their 30s anyway.
It was an awesome night of listening to his hits, a reminder of the younger days when we would spend wee hours of the night singing KTV and how we transited from students to young working adults to parenthood. Though the concert was rather similar to the 2013 concert, I had a great time and many thanks to Mr H for insisting on going for the concert. At one point, I was inches away from touching the superstar too. That would be a story for the offline.
Z was so intrigued by our fascination over Jay Chou that he asked to see how he looked like and to listen to his songs too. Maybe this could inspire Z to better his Chinese.
Photos from the night: