Racing into the Maroon 5 concert in Singapore …

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - Marina Bay Sands from afar

Marina Bay Sands from afar

This is the second part about my trip to Singapore to watch the Formula 1 Night Race – Singapore Grand Prix. This post is not all about the Formula 1, but more to the entire event happened during the Saturday night on 22 September 2012 ;)

After we got really bored just sitting on the Padang field without doing anything; we then decided to move to Esplanade area to find something to eat for dinner.

I heard from my friends that The Pretenders would perform at On The Waterfront stage in front of the Esplanade. We thought, it’s okay to come a bit late for The Pretenders performance, but apparently the seat was already FULL! Yes, full, even some people were standing at the back to watch The Pretenders; but my friend, Lidya, managed to get a seat in the middle! Then, we decided not to watch it, and just going to take some photos of the surrounding.

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - On The Waterfront Stage

On The Waterfront Stage

I asked Lidya for the photos of The Pretenders performance that night. Looking at the photos, it seemed that the show was great, and I wish that I was there to watch them performed. Sad sad sad … ;(

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - The Pretenders (1)

The Pretenders – Chrissie Hynde (vocalist) and Martin Chambers (drummer)

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - The Pretenders

The Pretenders

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - Near the makansutra area

Going to the Makansutra

While Lidya was watching The Pretenders; my other friends (Yudhi ,Kania, and Wito) watched the famous Bananarama at The Padang stage. It’s not even possible for us to go back to The Padang and watch them haha!

We then just walked further to near The Makansutra Gluttons Bay and took some photos of Marina Bay Sands and the skyscrapers in the Raffles Place area. My cousin not only brought the tele-lense, but he also brought a tripod so he could get a good picture of the buildings during the night. He even tried to use my camera with his tripod to compare the result :D. He decided to stay there for a little longer to get better pictures of the lights on the MBS building, while I headed to The Makansutra area to grab some food.

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - Marina Bay Sands from afar at different timing

Marina Bay Sands from afar at different timing

The Makansutra was quite a popular place as the eating place there, and perhaps the only food court near The Esplanade. I used to eat here a couple of times before, and I knew normally it’s crowded, but not as crowded as this night. That night, Makansutra was super crowded; we even needed to share a table with someone else. Not only the table was hard to get, but the queue in some of the food stall was super long!! I couldn’t believe that I needed to queue for 15 – 30 minutes there! Haha …

Dinner was done, some concert was over, then it’s time for the Formula 1 Qualifying Round!

For me … As I’m not a big fan of Formula 1, I only snapped 3 or more photos of the racing cars, then I just lost interest of it lol … So I just walked back and sit on the pavement while waiting for my cousin. As I said in the previous post, he’s a big fan of Formula 1.

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - The night race circuit

The night race circuit

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - The car

The car at the Formula 1 Singapore GP

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - The car (1)

Another car at the Formula 1 Singapore GP

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - The night race circuit

The night race circuit

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - The padang stage

The Padang Stage

Maroon 5 show started at 11 PM, and The Padang area already filled with the crowd! We tried to squeeze in to get a better spot. Even though if you standing in the front of the non-Fanzone area, you’re still standing in the middle of the Padang field. That means, it’s not really close to the stage haha! It’s impossible for me to take photos from where we stood, without a tele-lense. But, my cousin did get some photos of Maroon 5!!! Nice … ;)

The show was great, they sang some of the songs from their new album ‘Overexposed’, and my friend Kania managed to take note of the songs that they performed on the night. And … unfortunately for this night, Adam Levine didn’t take off all of his shirt *lol* ;))))

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - Maroon 5 (1)

Maroon 5

Here’s the playlist:

1. Payphone
2. Makes Me Wonder
3. Lucky Strike
4. Sunday Morning
5. If I Never See Your Face Again
6. Won’t come Home without You
7. Harder to Breathe
8. Wake Up Call
9. One More Night
10. This Love
Encore …
11. She Will be Loved
12. Stereo Hearts
13. Don’t You Want Me – Sexy Back – Moves Like Jagger (and they intentionally played a part of Gangnam Style in between the songs ;D – Oppan Gangnam Style haha!)

The show was shorter than their usual concert I believe, as it’s only about one hour, but I enjoyed it!

I can’t believe that Adam Levine flew all the way to Singapore while he’s being one of the coach at The Voice! Great artist!!

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - Maroon 5

Maroon 5

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2012 - Maroon 5

Maroon 5

Definitely, that day was a very exhausting day, from the afternoon to the evening, and one of the experience that I won’t forget :)

And what amazed me with the Formula 1 Night Race Singapore Grand Prix organizer was that they’ve already sent out an offer to buy the SUPER early bird ticket from 19 – 30 September 2012 for the Singapore Grand Prix 2013 ;)

For more information about the Singapore Grand Prix, please go to this website.

Thanks once again to Felix for all of the Maroon 5 photos, Lidya for The Pretenders photos, and Kania for the Maroon 5 concert playlist ;)

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Author: Timothy Wirjo Pawiro

The things that I love are movies, music, and travel. > I have an extended family in the movies world, called MoviegoersID, and we love to hang out and watch the movie together. > Do you know The Corrs? Yep, they are in hiatus now, but they are a very talented family/musician that I deeply love since high school! If you love them, then we might get a long well ;-) . Then my love to music grow to Sugarland, Christina Aguilera, The Script, and of course the one and only Anggun. > Travel is the love that grown in me very late ... Around 2011 I fell in love with travelling, and I tried my best to travel each month! :-)

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  1. konsernya super crowdeeeed!!! kaya’nya yg kemarin itu kebanyakan mau nonton konser daripada balapan :p Aku sampai sekarang masih suka muter2 videonya maroon 5 and katy perry, belum bisa move on :)

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    • Wuihhh nonton katy perry juga yaakk? Bagus yak? Ga liatttt T..T … Btw videonya di upload di utube ga? Liat dong ;))))

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