Gwen Stefani's concert revisited in Antwerp, Belgium
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The crowd which was already waiting there was more than I expected. There were at least 100 people standing at the entrance, waiting eagerly for the door to open. A group of girls were sitting down, some eating their early dinner and chatting animatedly which each other. I wondered how early they got there. We took our place behind a tall group of people.
At 6 something, people were beginning to crowd the place, standing so close to each other I found it hard to breathe at times. Some irresponsible idiots were taking a puff nearby, making the already congested air around harder to breathe. The sun was beginning to set and the air got chillier as it got darker. We’ve been standing there for almost 2 hours now -.-
Everyone was waiting impatiently for the door to open so we could just rush in to secure a good place. At 7.30pm, someone finally opened the door and crowd pushed from behind, everyone obviously was impatient. And with our luck, we just had to be so “lucky” to be queuing in a slow moving row :S After scanning our ticket, we made our way in, half running. When we got in, we were blur on which way to go, ended up running to the left. There was another person there waiting to check our tickets if we had the right one. Standing stage ticket, yes we were at the right place.
Our place was right in front of the stage.
BUT we did not get to stage right below the stage. Even more kiasu people were already standing there lor we’re like… I think 7th of 8th row at the back already :'(
So, as expected MORE waiting there. MORE STANDING. Worse, we waited beside/behind a bunch of irritating teenagers. They were laughing and making jokes as if they owned the place. Talking in gibberish language (I meant to say Dutch but they were gibberish to me :P) I don’t fucking understanding.
And one of them looked at me and rolled her eyes. What a bitch. Worse they kept pushing us to the back.
A VERY tall couple stood beside us. They were at least, more civilized, no pushing. We were surrounded by more people. Two fat bitches just decided to sit on the floor right behind us. And we’re cramped between the tall couple, teenage bitches and fat bitches.
GREAT. Just nowhere to move. Boo, pushed them off a lil so he could make space for me to sit but I decided to stand together with him. Man, I can’t explain how hard it was to be standing for hours like that! At 8 something we were starting to get pain on our poor feet..
8.30 came and STILL nothing. I was getting impatient. Then they started playing some music and the crowd began to cheer, all must have thought the show would have started already. NO, just some damn music. Then Mika’s Love Today came on. Some started moving a lil, frankly speaking, being a fan of the song (which I also coincidentally put it as my ringtone) it cheered me up a little
And then more music I can’t even bother to remember.
Just like other concerts, some local artist will usually open up the show. The same goes for this. I have no idea who this band is but the lead singer was incredibly =_= I really have no words for her lor.
Just look at her freaking blinking outfit. The uncombed hair and perhaps flat ballet shoes. She sang rock songs and the music was noise pollution to my ears. I had no idea what she was singing at all. Worst opening act ever I’d say (not like I’ve been to a lot of concerts before).
At this point, we’ve already been standing and waiting for almost 4 hours now. My feet were burning with pain that I turned to boo and said, ‘Let’s give up, I don’t want to see her no more. I just want to go home”
He was sympathized but he urged me to wait a little longer.
I really really almost gave up when the lights finally came on. The crowd cheered. My hopes were high. Spotlights shoned on the stage. The music started and she came on!
Gwen opened her concert with Sweet Escape, only without Akon. I loved her appearance on the stage. She appeared behind some bars, started singing and stepped out from there as she continued singing. She rocked the audience the moment she sang. My mouth was wide open and my eyes strained to really look at her. I can’t believe that Gwen Stefani in front of me. I gapped. I shouted my lungs out.
The crowd in front of us got excited everyone started throwing their hands in the air. I realized being Asian is not to my advantage at that time. I was too short I can’t fucking see a thing when everyone was jumping with their hands up in the air! I tried to tiptoe but it doesn’t help much. I thought I’m having the worse time ever when this guy saw the look on my face and urged me to go in front of him so I could get a better view. I hesitated at first but thinking that if I don’t take his offer, I might ended up not enjoying the show. The tall couple beside us too asked us to go in front of them. So I stepped forward in front, taking boo’s hand. I looked at him and make a face as if to plead to him to let boo stand with me. Thank god they understood. Bless them! There ARE still good and unselfish people afterall! I can’t thank them enough.
And we managed to get a short clip on Sweet Escape.