Monthly Archives: December 2012

Nowhere Tour Malaysia 2013

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The Nowhere Tour is finally coming to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. As usual, most of the pop concerts are held in the Putra Indoor Stadium. The security at Malaysia is extremely strict. From the Mr Jay Chou’s The Era Concert 2012 experience, the security guards were extremely hyperactive. The concert-goer is banned from taking photograph and standing. My camera and battery were almost confiscated. What is the fun of sitting down on one’s butt throughout a rock concert? Despite the frustrating security measures, the Malaysian fans are a pretty hyperactive bunch. From enthusiastic cheers to loud karaoke sessions to stealing of roadside banners, the Malaysian fans are a great concert company. Moreover, the diverse variety of scrumptious food in Kuala Lumpur (Beef noodles!) is a great attraction that tempts one to embark on a weekend concert getaway.

Check out this link for more details about ticketing…

So who is going Kuala Lumpur next March?


Countdown to 2013 with Mayday

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So it is December finally… Mayday will be performing on 4 days in the last month of 2012.

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They really have a good marketing strategy for this Nowhere Tour in December. The 21 December concert is the so-called 末日狂欢 (Last day on Earth Mad Party or End of the World Party or Armageddon Celebration).  The 22 December concert is 明日重生 (Tomorrow’s Rebirth). The 31 December concert is the ultimate countdown “明日重生” when one will feel “reborn” in 2013.

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As I predicted, they have to maximize profit and hold another concert on 30 December which can be called the “earn more $$$ before 2012 ends”.  Despite all the marketing gimmicks, every true Mayday fans will empty their wallets at the end of 2012 in order to attend this series of Nowhere concert in Kaohsiung.

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As part of the shrewd marketing by Bin Music, the 无限创造DNA is moved from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Since many Mayday fans will embark on a pilgrimage to Kaohsiung for the December concerts, the best location to hold the 无限创造DNA exhibition is in Kaohsiung where the fans can spend time and money at the exhibition (when they are not splurging in the Stayreal stores). The exhibition will be from 20 Nov 2012 to 17 Feb 2013. The venue is at Pier-2 Art Center. I love this art center as it boasts many interesting galleries and fascinating installation art pieces.

Watch some of the behind-the-scenes of the DNA concert/exhibition here (there are five parts):

创造DNA(演唱会幕后之王)主脑公开展 – 五月天导览幕后花絮

Looking at this short clip, OMG… the exhibition looks pretty amazing with that huge Mayday banner (where all respectable Mayday fans will “camwhore”. 

So… who is lucky enough to go to Kaohsiung this December? Final Home – Taiwan 2012 Nowhere Tour!