I promised myself never to watch another concert in MOA but still, I watch. No choice e. And tonight exemplified why I shouldn't watch another show there!
It was sweltering hot, for there was almost no sea breeze. And the crowd management tonight was terrible! Just as we exited, we were met by this terrible stench of excrement, as in TAE, so nauseating I had to run up the gilid of SMX only to find out I had to jump over a ledge about my height. Now, I had to be Wonder Woman too! Apparently, they cordoned off 4/5 of the road so that Usher can exit! Yikes!! Talk about causing a stampede!! I never know why concert organizers treat good paying clients as cattle! We smelled like one and I did feel like one tonight!
Oh well, that of course was not the show so to be fair to Usher naman, his show tonight had some high points but not enough to sustain a feeling of euphoria in the end, which is really surprising to me since he's already a veteran in the live scene. No wonder his previous concerts were really not given much feedback. For an artist as accomplished as he is, his concert earnings are not that big. I now know why.
I love the first segment when he opened up with 'Caught Up' and then 'U Make Me Wanna" and 'U Remind Me' which was a really strong beginning for any show! Then I fell asleep. Then he does "Confessions', 'My Boo' and 'Burn' which revved up the audience again. And I fell asleep again, only to be reawakend by the bass sounds of 'Little Freak' - and he couldn't even be bothered to sing it!! It irritated me a lot! I was so looking forward to him singing it! And then he segues, "I Need A Girl' and another hit song of his whose title escapes me now and he doesn't do the whole song. Parang he just wanted the show to end agad.
However, he did 'She Don't Know' naman and 'There Goes My Baby' and 'Daddy's Home', new material from his new CD, which was ok na for me, and he sang all of them whole naman.
Then suddenly, 'Yeah' na, which again revvs up the audience then another pause, before he does 'OMG" which everyone apparently likes. Oh oh oh oh!!
And next time, SHIRT OFF please!! We are not Malaysia!!