With songs like Nothin' On You feat. Bruno Mars, Airplanes feat. Hayley Williams and Magic feat. Rivers Cuomo topping charts and the amount of praise his debut album The adventures of Bobby Ray received, B.o.B has definitely had his credentials filled as an upcoming newcomer to look out for. And on the evening of 3 Aug, some 3000 fans had the chance to see him stage in a night to remember.
Opening with the song I See Ya, you could see the crowd already going wild with energy the minute he stepped onto stage. From hand raising to singing their part, everyone just seemed to be in sync with the equally high energy music thanks to the live band and B.o.B himself..
B.o.B has already proven his musical talent when it comes to writing carefully crafted lyrics but to see him work the stage that day was pure genius. He was constantly on the move from climbing onto the podiums, interacting with the dancers and band members to even giving the front row a water bath. Fans who came early to even got a treat as he got off stage and rapped to Beatmode right in front of them.
No B.o.B concert would be complete without the famous chart topper, Nothin' On You which the crowed sang on cue in the opening verse as if moved by some psychic train of thought. Though Bruno Mars himself wasn't here, the idea of getting the crowd to sing those parts was definitely a smart move. A little birthday greeting to Singapore weaved into the song just before the rap was the perfect icing on the cake.
Overall the concert was a blast with a good mix of his more popular hits like Airplanes and Magic nicely spread out throughout the set list. And even though it was a rather short concert, it was easy to overlook as there was no long pause or breaks in between as B.o.B went on and on. This kept the energy level high and definitely left the fans wanting more.
And just for those fans, well there is no need to pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars to wish on as B.o.B has hinted on his twitter that he will be back soon.
Singapore, you get 2 thumbs up, My ears are still ringing!!! I'll be back very soon! #TeamBoB
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