They’re kinda hot.
If you were to close one eye on their “pretty boy” image, the songs from Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer are, actually, so relatable.
Although 5 Seconds of Summer (aka ‘5SOS’) sounds like your typical teenage boyband, their songs are anything but immature.
I was psyched to get tickets to their concert yesterday held at the Star Theatre. The 5,000-seat auditorium was almost full, with most of the audience made up of teenage girls. Every small movement on the darkened stage induced deafening screams of excitement.
Here are the five things you missed at the 5SOS concert in Singapore:
1. The audience’s cute props
With insanely boisterous squeals and immense love, the audience present at the theatre was probably the main reason why everyone had tremendous fun.
Cute hand-made lighted banners and papers of safety-pinned hearts were waved around earnestly throughout the 90-minute concert.
2. 5SOS’ amazing set list
Like magic, the four-piece band curated their set list brilliantly, so that the audience wouldn’t be exhausted from all the jumping.
Kicking off with a 30-second ballad, the band transitioned into ‘Hey Everybody’ amidst another bout of squeals. They also performed some songs from their first album 5 Seconds of Summer, like ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘Heartache On The Big Screen’. Our spirits was lifted throughout the night.
I digress, but if you miss the old pop-punk rock bands like Blink 182, All Time Low, and Good Charlotte (ahhhh, the good old days), then you need to give 5SOS a listen.
Some of their songs are, of course, about love and heartbreak, but their other songs talks about the common #firstworldproblems we face as twentysomethings. ‘Fly Away’ talks about wanderlust, and ‘Invisible’ is about not knowing who we are.
3. They made a silly song about Singapore
5SOS’ concerts are famous for their little made-up songs about the cities they performed in. Without fail, they serenaded us with a cute number, and the crowd was amused and they even sang along.
“Sing, sing, sing, Singapore, Singapore (sing, sing)”… It was so catchy, and so unrehearsed (they kept singing different words), and everyone went nuts.
4. The re-telling of their absurdly adorable backstage experiences
5SOS bassist Calum Hood shared with us about how he fell in one of the black equipment boxes while backstage, and guitarist Michael Clifford is a true-blue Australian who ate a Vegemite sandwich before coming onstage.
They also exchanged some witty banter and teasing while on stage. Really, could they get any cuter?
5. The awesome encore
No concert will be complete without an encore, and 5SOS certainly delivered.
5SOS disappeared backstage after thanking the audience, leaving everyone disappointed and begging for an encore. Lucky for us, they came back on stage shortly with their hit songs, ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ and ‘She Looks So Perfect’.
As expected, the crowd went wild!
The atmosphere in the theatre yesterday was palpable. All in all, the night was simply unforgettable.
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