Anyway, BTBAM came to perform in Singapore for the first time ever on March 16, 2010 at The Substation, and boy was it a blast (literally).
Honestly speaking, although the dear Webmaster and I listen to a lot of metal and have even set up a site like this, we have never been to a single metal concert before. Ever.
That is until we went for the BTBAM one nearly 1 month ago of course, and I have got to admit that live bands do sound much better than their studio recordings. Is it because of the amped-up volume of the music? Or is it because the live music has more spirit than the studio recordings? I would say it is due to both aspects people. If you have never been to one before, and are a self-professed fan of metal, do take this "person-who-was-once-skeptical-of-live-concerts"'s advice and go for at least one in your lifetime. It is a rewarding experience, I assure you.
Alright, here are some pictures I snapped on that night:
Look at the crowd...
Tommy at the keyboards and microphone
Paul headbanging, I love his mane
Artistic shot of rhythm guitarist: Dustie looked emo that night
Blake and Dan shaking hands with fans after the concert
And of course, I took videos of some of their all-time classics as well:
Although I came out of the concert with my ears ringing in protest, and my body tingling from little vibrations all over the body, I enjoyed the concert very much. Listening to and adoring a band through their studio recordings alone is satisfying, but being able to watch a band perform live is the pinnacle of aural masturbation. The way the band connects with the crowd, their showmanship, and the enthusiastic (and often fanatic) response from the crowd all just blend together to form the unique and heart-thumping experience known as a concert.
The only thing that disappointed me though, was that it was too late for me to linger around and get the autographs of the band members and a photograph with them by the time their performance ended. This was because earlier on, the concert was delayed by an hour and a half due to technical difficulties. Man, I will be sure to catch them again the next time they visit Singapore (and will definitely get them to sign copies of their albums which I own + take a photo with them as well!).
Click here to view all of the photos I took on the night of the concert