So, how much do you think it will cost to bring angels to Singapore ?
Well, how about 1.8 million Singapore Dollars 😉 !
Yes, the upcoming Singapore leg of the Girls’ 2nd Asia Tour, to be held on the 9th of December 2011 at 8pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, will be the most expensive K-Pop production to be held here in this country.
Pipping even the recent Shinee World Concert (which cost S$1.7 million), the upcoming SNSD concert will pull out all the stops and spare no expense to bring the full “SNSD Experience” to SONEs here in Singapore and around the region (? world too :)).
As the staging for the event will be massive, the concert ticketing will thus be limited to only 5,500 tickets for the 1-day event (2,000 of which will be in the 3 mosh-pit pens).
Tickets for the event have been set at S$168 and S$218 (pretty affordable considering the total cost involved :)).
Well, it certainly looks like it’s going to be an extremely exciting performance event for all concerned 😀 ! (I just hope I can secure a good seat then ;))
SNSD Jjang !!!
Read on for the Yahoo news article that chronicles the event:
The upcoming concert of popular Asian girl group Girls’ Generation at a cost of $1.8 million will be setting a record as the most expensive production among all K-Pop concerts held in Singapore.
The 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour in Singapore to be held on 9 December 2011 (Sat) 8:00pm at the Singapore Indoor Stadium will showcase a 3-hour visual treat of sexily choreographed dance moves, along with a visual play of effects that include laser beams, LED screens, trapezes and elevated platforms.
Fans can purchase tickets to the 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour in Singapore starting 1 November.
Due to the massive staging, a limited 5,500 tickets will be available for sale, and the best seats in the house is the standing mosh pit that can contain over 2,000 fans.
Tickets will be priced at $218 for terrace and moshpit seats and $168 for balcony and partially-restricted seats.
Fans split on price
Price-wise, fans have split themselves into two camps. Some feel that the prices are reasonable while others fear that fans, mostly teenagers or young adults, might not be able to afford the tickets.
“The prices of the tickets are quite justifiable because they are not just catering to one type of audience. I think it’s affordable because I’m a working adult,” said 22-year-old Evelyn Ng, who works in the education industry.
“For teens who aren’t working, I’m afraid they cannot afford it but Singaporean kids are mostly pampered by their parents so I don’t think it would be a problem,” said Fabian Cheng, 21, police patrol officer.
Cheng also felt that the prices of the tickets are in an expected range.
The popular nine-member girl group will perform across two stages and strut along three passageways, where the audience can expect the girls to tease and amuse from every angle in both group and solo acts.
Right in the thick of the action are three mosh pits submerged in the middle of the stage, allowing the audience there to see the girls up-close.
Priority booking period will be available from 29 October to 31 October for Samsung Mobile/Tablet customers and OCBC Credit/Debit cardmembers. Samung Mobile/Tablet holders can flash their devices at any SISTIC counter to purchase tickets.
First 250 tickets for both Samsung customers and OCBC cardmembers will get a 5 per cent discount.
The 2011 Girls’ Generation Tour in Singapore is jointly organised by Running Into The Sun and Conceptual.
sources: Yahoo News Singapore