Last night, I made a historical decision to watch a canto-pop concert at the Resort World Sentosa (RWs) in Singapore. Not that I have never attended a concert before; in fact, I have watched and even performed in lots of them, but all of them symphonic type. The closest that I have been to, in terms of vocal-type of concert is Riverdance, which was more than 10 years ago.
Grasshopper was at its pinnacle in the 80s, when it attracted fans all over Asian countries. Since then, Japanese pop took over the hype, and now Korean pop. Last night, the Compass Ballroom at RWS was packed with fans. There were east and west entrances, and queues were so unbelievable long, especially for females wanting to go to the Ladies! I wouldn’t be surprise if 80% of the turnout were females. I believe the next 19%, who are males, were there to accompany their partners (e.g. Girlfriends, wives etc.) or friends going in a group. The last 1% may be true die-hard male fans.