What makes a great concert?

A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage, It’s my favorite part of the business, live concerts. – Elvis Presley

Went for my very first paid concert in Esplanade last Saturday. The singer-songwriter Ling Kai gives her all in a wonderful performance. What really makes it wonderful?

Style. Each artist has his or her own unique style. Developing it, nurturing it, giving it a personal touch – something that reaches out to the audience and making it more genuine. Something that the fans would relate to.

Family support. Supportive family and friends give the assurance and love, allowing the artists to perform at their very best.

Spontaneity. Instead of the mundane non-interaction, reaching out to the audience, involving them is the best way to build rapport.

Sound system and lighting. Concert is an all sensory experience. The lighting is fantastic, illuminating the singer and the band, while darken the whole studio. Strobe lighting creates the rock effect. Surround sound system. All these making it a more fulfilling experience.

Supportive crew. Backstage and logistic staff are usually the unsung heroes, given that they seldom get the credits that they deserve. Yet, without them, nothing runs smoothly, and without them, the artist couldn’t deliver the best experience for the audience.

It has been a truly value-for-money and value-for-time experience for me. Looking forward to even more concerts in the future.

When was the last time you went for a concert? What factors or what are the things that you say, “Hey, this makes it all more interesting.”



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