Bruno Mars fans arrive early at National Stadium to snag good standing pen spots ahead of concert

SINGAPORE – It is probably not Saturday night time but, however they had been already within the spot.

On April 3, many followers turned up early to safe good spots within the standing pen for the primary of American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars’ three concert events on the Nationwide Stadium.

When The Straits Occasions arrived at 4pm outdoors the venue, there have been lengthy queues to enter. Safety checks for ticket holders began at 5.30pm, whereas the doorways for precedence standing and silver VIP ticket holders opened at the moment.

Doorways for common standing ticket holders opened at 5.45pm, whereas seated ticket holders may enter from 6pm. The live performance was slated to start at 8pm and tickets had been priced from $108 to $598. Mars’ solely different Asian stops had been Tokyo and Macau.

Many followers had been in excessive spirits, and a few dressed up for the event.

Pals Donn Armijo, Joerick Adriano and Athina Laguesma had been amongst those that purchased precedence standing tickets at $248 every.

The Filipinos had been excited to catch Mars in motion, and shared that they’ve been enjoying the pop star’s songs at house for the previous few days to “rehearse”.

Mr Armijo, 28, an engineer, wore an outfit impressed by Mars’ stage costume in the course of the Tremendous Bowl 50 halftime present in 2016, whereas Ms Laguesma, 34, who works in a financial institution, donned a vibrant pink outfit straight out of Mars’ music video for his hit track Uptown Funk (2014). Each are at the moment based mostly in Singapore.

Their former housemate, Mr Adriano, 42, who was a enterprise analyst right here, wore a straw hat – an adjunct usually sported by Mars.

The trio additionally attended the Nationwide Stadium concert events of British rock band Coldplay and British singer Ed Sheeran in January and February respectively. They’d have wished to go for American pop star Taylor Swift’s exhibits in March, however couldn’t get tickets.

Ms Laguesma stated: “It’s nice that this place has come alive once more. We now have been right here fairly a number of instances this yr.”

She was notably trying ahead to see Mars carry out Go away The Door Open (2021), including: “It is rather attractive and makes me really feel good and assured. When it comes on, I’ll absolutely dance.”

Mr Armijo added: “I feel tonight will likely be a fab night time.”

Malaysian vacationers Nicole Yong and Edric Liaw had been additionally togged out to celebration within the standing pen.


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