=512= Reflections: 五月天


I am SOO happy. Well, ever since I knew that I was going to Taipei, I REALLY wanted to go and watch a 五月天 concert. Well, I did my research and we actually missed out the dates by a few days. They had their concert on the 18th. I was so bummed. Then I found out that I couldn’t go for the Singapore concert in December, man, I was even more bummed.

Then like three nights ago, I noticed this YouTube Live notice for 五月天. I asked my mum and she told me it was a concert. I went down to the hotel to ask for details and I found out, IT WAS FREE! WHOO! Not only that, it was like three/four MRT stops away from my hotel? Like SUPER near.

The whole venue is supposed to be opened at 4pm, I went at 2+ and the place was already packed. Man. I came with my parents, but I left to find a better seat in front. Then I sat beside this dude.

After a while, he asked me if I had any friends coming, I answered no and he told me he was there alone too. We talked a while and he asked me to look after his bag while he goes to the toilet. When I came back, he gave me a tattoo. Man.

This dude was so nice. He looked after my bag when I went to the toilet. Inspired to write a story on someone looking after a bag for someone, not knowing what is in their bag. He talked about like systems in our countries, exchanging cultures and then he invited me to supper.

Taiwan culture was so interesting. I was SOO impressed with how easy people could connect and have a conversation with each other. The group beside us was literally the typical Na Xie Nian youth group of friends. Super young and nice. They asked my Friend to take a photo for them, then right after that, they could talk and chat already. Taiwan people are so warm and friendly. 

Then after that, there was a rampage. People started standing up and rushed to the front. As we were on this slope, my Friend got me to stand up to not get hurt by the rampage. However, with that, the people were pushing the tents and the scaffolds, making it VERY dangerous for the people in front. Then the Organisers stated to scold to manage the crowd. Man. Interesting Taiwan Culture #1: people will scold and speak their mind when they get frustrated with stuff. Man so many times the crowd shouted at the Organisers to tell them what to do and the Organisers shouted back in frustration. Freaking funny, but really interesting. Interesting Taiwan Culture #2: people will cheer together. After the rampage, to pass the message that they need to move back, the whole crowd started cheer, “请坐下” together. Interesting Tawan Culture #3: they will clap when someone in wrong is being scolded. For a few moments, I noticed crowds started to clap, I didn’t know why, so I asked my Taiwan Friend, he told me, someone is being scolded. AHAHAHAH! So for example, someone stole someone’s seat and the Organiser scolds the person, everyone around the person would clap. Kinda like wrong shaming! HAHAHA! Interesting Taiwan Culture #4: they are very blunt. I remembered, they scolded “坐不下的人请出去.” I just WHOAAAAA. AHAHAHAHA! 

Man, it was like in a park with thousands of Kim Lau. AHAHAHA!

Nevertheless, Taiwan people are all actually very nice. Like, they were all very friendly and all willing to tell us stretch and all. There is something about the Chinese Language that just makes everything sound a bit gentler.

Ok, now to the concert. Erm. Hmmm. 

Honestly, I didn’t exactly like quite a bit of the sound. 😦 mainly is Ashin’s singing. 😦

Quite a few songs Ashin started wrong key. Especially one of the guest star’s performance. Man, her guitar was out of tune and whenever Ashin sings, I was cringing. :/

However, apart from those issues, it was actually quite a nice show. There were times I really liked Ashin’s voice. The guitar solos were sick. Having the original drummer of Mayday here was cool. Man, freaking cool to be part of history.

Man, such a fantastic night to be in Taipei! Thank you God! 🙂