So my ticket for the Mercury Rev gig on 2nd August (next Thursday) came in the mail.
Judging from the seat that I managed to get even at this late stage does not fill me with confidence that a decent enough Singapore crowd will be at the Esplanade Theatre to witness a performance by one of the best rock bands of the last decade.
Especially, with the pricy SINGfest kicking off a mere six days later, it's no wonder that the Mercury Rev gig appears to be the poor cousin compared to the glitzy SINGfest. Which is I personally think is an injustice.
Previous Baybeats headliners like Gloria Record, Copeland and Posies have played for free events but without any disrespect to any of these bands, the Rev is in a different league and I guess the Baybeats organizers considered it a calculated gamble to make the Rev performance a ticketed event.
I'm hoping that in the days to come more people will be booking tickets for the Rev gigs because the Rev deserve better than that...so what are you waiting for... here's the link.
As usual, hope to see you there... please come up and say hi...