Saturday, February 26, 2011

Life at the Top

Or to be more precise, at Ku De Ta on the roof of Marina Bay Sands. I won a pair of tickets to catch Depeche Mode member Andy Fletcher deejaying, courtesy of Gold 90.5. It was our first time at the integrated resort, and I have to say, it was a little disappointing, from poor signages to inefficient use of parking space to dirty toilets! And boy was it windy - Lu's jacket came in very handy.

Due to start at 10pm, Andy didn't show till half-past midnight, by which time we had already aborted one attempt at leaving. Now I think I appreciate the work that goes into modern deejaying (remixes done on a Macbook Pro, no less), but I can't say if I found the results exactly enjoyable. I mean, apart from some cheesy Simon Says routines, there wasn't much interaction nor energy that normally comes with a live performance. Heck, I'm not even sure if the rest of the crowd enjoyed it - only a handful were actually dancing. Perhaps I'm not getting the point of the gig. Perhaps I'm just getting old.

Don't get me wrong, we had a good time, but it was mostly due to having each other for company. And possibly a fascination with observing human behaviour in a strange setting.