Take That were performing as part of the HSBC Women’s Champions 2016 Tournament at the Sentosa Golf Club yesterday on 5 March 2016.
To be really honest, I’m not that big a fan of Take That. They were kinda a little before my time. When they were popular, I was into Cantopop and C-pop. By the time I switched over to Britpop, it was Boyzone’s heyday. So yeah, I sort of missed the Take That boat.
At the last minute, some spare tickets showed up and I’m never one to let spare tickets go to waste if I can help it, so I headed over to Sentosa to catch Take That in concert.
However, due to the last minute-ness of things and the traffic jam into Sentosa, by the time I entered the concert grounds, the first song was over. When Take That took to the stage at precisely 7.30 pm with “Shine”, I was still queueing outside the entrance to get in. It was a bit of a bummer because I like that song. Regardless, at least I was standing outside to hear it so it wasn’t all that bad in the end.
The concert was pretty fun and such a throwback. LOL. Mark Owen was pretty hysterical when he tried to speak in Mandarin… and it was terrible. Sorry Mark. #notsorry. Didn’t have a clue what he was saying really. LOL. Fortunately for us all, he explained himself for the benefit of the non-Chinese people there. He probably didn’t realise that us Chinese needed to hear his explanation of what he just tried to say in Mandarin as well.
Check a snippet of it out:
It was also really hilarious when Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald started to dance during “Pray”. Nearly died.
It was the first of a few songs where they danced and it was really obvious that they were doing it just for a laugh and to honour their “boyband” roots. Still, it was such a riot to see three 40+ year old guys (Mark is 44, Gary is 45 and Howard is 47) dancing boyband routines.
Among the 3 of them, I think Howard still had them moves.
Despite being a “boyband” back in the day, Take That are a musical force to be reckoned with. Gary Barlow in particular has written numerous hit songs for many musical acts after that. Can your Oppa do that?
Many of the Take That songs remain such classics even after 20 years (or more). Even though I wasn’t a huge Take That fan like I’ve mentioned earlier, I have heard quite a lot of Take That songs on the radio in the past and when the music started, all the lyrics came flooding back.
Such is what musical legends are made of.
Promptly at 8.55 pm, Take That left the stage after the ended their 90 minutes set with “Never Forget”. Throughout the concert, they said that it was 20 years since they last came to Singapore and hopefully, after this, we will not need to wait for another 20 years to see Take That again in Singapore.
Let’s hope they keep their word! Here’s waiting. 🙂