Backstreet Boys “Larger Than Life” Singapore 2017 Post Mortem

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It’s been too long since the Backstreet Boys were in Singapore for a concert. The last time they were in Singapore to performance a show, it was back in 2009 for the Formula 1 off track entertainment. 8 bloody years!!

Anyway, during the concert, the guys revealed that they are working on a new album and after that, they will embark on a world tour!! Wheee!!!

At around 8.25 pm, a video with a medley remix of Backstreet Boys songs started playing and everyone started screaming and singing along. That video was about 13 minutes or so; kinda reminds me of the video intro that I saw at Britney’s show at Planet Hollywood. I’m guessing that this 10 minutes video is the exact the same one that is played in Planet Hollywood at the Backstreet Boys residency there.

The lights went out at 8.38 pm and Backstreet Boys took to the stage with “Larger Than Life”. Everyone just went mad, got up from their seats and started dancing and singing along.

Set list for the night:

  1. Larger Than Life
  2. The One
  3. Get Down
  4. Drowning
  5. Incomplete
  6. Quit Playin’ Games (With My Heart)
  7. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
  8. I’ll Never Break Your Heart
  9. Anywhere For You
  10. Darlin’ / Undone medley
  11. As Long As You Love Me
  12. The Call
  13. We’ve Got It Goin’ On
  14. Get Another Boyfriend
  15. More Than That
  16. Shape Of My Heart
  17. I Want It That Way
  18. ENCORE: Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

The setlist was a good mix of their discography over the years. I was actually quite surprised that they performed “We’ve Got It Goin’ On”. That is like their first single ever released! And damn it was so fun live!!

The fact that Backstreet Boys sang “As Long As You Love Me” totally made my night. I love that song so much. T_T It is my all time favourite Backstreet Boys song.

I don’t think there was a live band there last night so they must have played an instrumental track instead. And despite what some haters might think, the Backstreet Boys sang live. They didn’t use no vocal track. If you pay attention to their dance moves, it wasn’t complicated so they could definitely sing live.

The stage was a little small but it didn’t really matter that much because the music and energy in the air was just electrifying. And in that 1 hour and 45 minutes, it feels like we’re back in the 90s when the world was all about bubblegum pop music and terrorism wasn’t a thing. There were the days man.

The lighting was great but the sound was alright coz I was on the field and pretty much in front of the speakers. LOL. It is important to position yourself in front of the speakers for any concert in the Singapore National Stadium; the venue acoustics was designed for reverb and echo with sports fans cheering in mind.

Regardless, I really enjoyed myself at the Backstreet Boys concert. I’ve been so busy at work and there was so much going on in the last couple of months that it felt like a few lifetimes ago when I last watched a concert.

Here’s looking forward to the Backstreet Boys world tour… whenever it is.

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