Ring went the phone over the Padang stage speakers as the crowd eagerly awaited American pop rock band Maroon 5 to close day 2 of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Circuit. As more phone rings were heard, the crowd started cheering as every Maroon 5 fan knew what to expect.
Wearing an all black theme, the Los Angeles band burst onto stage with their hit song Payphone as the crowd immediately went wild.
Known for his ability to work the stage and the crowd, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine put on a show that once again confirmed why he is one of the best in the entertainment industry. From making small witty talk with the crowd to paying tribute to the ladies in the crowd for the inspiration to write songs, there wasn’t a moment of dull during the entire concert. If sounding great live over a sound system that fans have criticize more than once about the its quality, Adam Levine showed too that he too can play a mean guitar and lending support to the already incredible band setup of Mickey Madden, James Valentine, Matt Flynn & PJ Morton.
Playing mostly hit songs from their entire span of albums with the likes of “Makes Me Wonder”, “Sunday Morning”, “This Love” and “One more Night”, the whole Padang erupted into a mini sing a long session for most of the 80 minutes.
Ending the main set with “This Love”, one would expect the encore set to be a little simpler after all the high energy, but with Maroon 5, one can never expect the norm. Doing their own version of Gym Class Heroes’ Stereo Hearts which featured Adam Levine, Maroon 5 continued to surprise everyone with their own short version of Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back.
Of course all good things have to come to an end and if there is any way to end an electrifying concert, there is only one way to do it. Closing off their entire concert with the very extremely popular hit song, “Moves Like Jagger”, Maroon 5 reminded everyone why they are still at the top of their game even after more than 10 years.
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by Kenneth Wong
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