Knowing that Halsey and Imagine Dragons were going to Singapore for F1 Grand Prix as the opening and the closing acts of the race on September 18th, 2016, I was super excited. I was trembling and prayed so hard cause I need to ask my parents permission and take a look at my school schedule whether or not there was something important on those weeks. Luckily, I didn’t and my parents said yes! So I booked the flight and hotel for one night. And of course, bought the tickets for the show.
On Sunday, I took a morning flight with my family to Singapore. As we arrived, we directly took a ride with MRT to our hotel which was around Bugis to check in. After we checked in, we went to Raffles City to pick up our tickets and have lunch. Then we took a stroll for a little while and swiftly returned to the hotel to shower and change.
The gate had opened at 3 o’clock, there were several people who were lining up before time. I entered the gate around 5 and it was kinda crowded. I watched the test drive for a while then I went directly to Padang stage, where Halsey and Imagine Dragons performing. Since then, I separated myself from my family. I was nearby the stage, like so close, while they preferred to stay on the back.
Halsey started performing after 6:30 p.m. and it was so fucking lit! She opened it with Gasoline and ended with Colors. She told the audience that she was very excited too. Why? Because at one time she had only been an opening act for Imagine Dragons, but now she can perform with them as equals. What was shocking was that she sang The Feeling!! I knew that she might sing at least one song which she featured in, like Closer (she sang that too!), but I wasn’t expecting The Feeling (I almost cried but I couldn’t lol). There were fire, smoke, and everything. Her performance just crossed one of my bucket lists. Can’t describe everything because I had another pcd.
Her show was ended at 7:30. I met up with my family and had dinner. While I waited for Imagine Dragons, I stayed with my family and watched the F1 race for a while. I actually spend most of the time resting cause I’m not that into F1. It was a great experience though, to watch F1 live.
Around 9, we went back to Padang stage. I went nearby the stage again but with my brother this time. It was crowded than Halsey, it was so dense. But it was worth it, like hell yes.
Their show was starting above 10:30 and lasted for 2 hours. My brother left me alone in the middle of the show because his back hurts. Despite being alone in such a dense environment, it was actually relaxing. What attracted the most was that Dan Reynolds, the lead singer, acted very humble with the audience. He got off the stage twice. He also invited a kid to came up to stage with him and stayed for a while! The moment they sang It’s Time and Demons…… also Hopeless Opus….. god, I couldn’t describe it. All the lightings and effects, smoke and fire were great. Man, it was one of the best days of my life.
If y’all wondering how I handle my pcd is that I can’t. I keep playing their songs on repeat and looking the videos several times. I’m not even done with my pcd after WTF and now I’m stricken by another one.