The lowdown on the Taiwanese music and art festival that happened at Gardens by the Bay last weekend
Text: Joanna Goh
Photos: Spring Wave Singapore
Videos: Teng Siew Eng & Tay Yixuan
This marked my first-ever Spring Wave Festival experience. I’ve covered a fair share of concerts (mostly indoor) over the years and the last outdoor gig I attended was four years ago: Mayday’s D.N.A. concert at the National Stadium, which turned out to be a wet, muddy but electrifying experience, before the venue closed down for extensive renovations. Thanks to that, I knew better than to underprepare myself for what may come this time round at the 2014 Spring Wave Festival. I had insect repellent stickers, a portable fan and ponchos (plus a brolly too) in my bag, and came in my ratty gym shoes - just in case Jam Hsiao’s “godly” presence summons rain clouds in the direction of Gardens by the Bay, like it did last year. It’s a rain or shine event after all, plus, I wouldn’t have missed A-Mei’s performance (the last act obviously) for anything.
As a newb to this whole outdoor Taiwanese music festival thing, here’s a blow-by-blow account of the extensively long (five hours in fact!) 2014 Spring Wave Music and Art Festival which kicked off at 6.30pm and ended only after A-Mei sang her final note and abruptly retreated from the stage at 11.38pm (more on that later).
Read on for more!