ONE OF THE BEST DAYS EVER, AND I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING!
I have been a fan of Simple Plan since I was in grade school. Since 2002! 14 years ago! I don’t usually do favourites, but they are my most favourite band in the world! But in spite of being a fan of them all these years, I have never seen them live until now. They have done three shows back in the Philippines — all of them I have missed because during those times I cannot afford yet to buy tickets LOL
I can say that Simple Plan fans are so lucky because the guys are still bonded after being together for more than a decade AND still with its original members. Although they are not popular anymore unlike the bands today, they still make music for their fans. And fans still support and listen to them. This goes to show that they have a huge and strong fanbase all over the world.
Earlier this year, they released an album, their fifth, called Taking One for the Team. In lieu of the album release, they are doing a world tour! I patiently waited for their announcement for the Asian dates; I even told myself I will really fly to the Philippines or Malaysia if they are not doing a show here in Singapore. So imagine my delight when they announced that they are coming here! I bought tickets right away!
So the day of the show came. Their concert was held at the Hard Rock Coliseum in Sentosa. I rarely attend concerts (this is actually only my second of an international artist), but I know how hardcore fans are that they will patiently queue up hours before the gates are opened, especially in free standing concerts. Kevin and I reached Sentosa around 2pm, and thankfully, not much people have arrived yet, and we’re almost in front of the queue.