Super Girl Concert in Shanghai

Yesterday is next to the last day of the long vacation. Around 4:00 clock, Wendy suddenly brought up the idea to go to the Super Girl Shanghai Concert. Well. It sounded not bad. Although I am not a big fan of super girl – the competition, the TV show and the crazy SMS voting campaign, but I don’t think I am old enough to say: “Let those kids go there and play…”. The Super Girl Concert is a big event in Shanghai – at least in certain rage of age of people. How about just go there and experience the real-time effects of the end of this crazy show?

The Stadium

Shanghai Stadium is the largest gathering place in this city. The 80 thousands capacity is often used for super large event. It is the place for this Super Girl Concert. According to news, many fans arrived in Shanghai from surrounding areas.

The Ticket

We didn’t buy ticket in advance. We have been experienced enough that for these event, there must be enough escrowers hanging around. They offer last minute tickets that is typically cheaper. The risk is, sometimes when the tickets are too hot, you can hardly get a ticket. I think we can take the risk. Finally, we bought the ticket at the original price – 100 RMB (12 USD). It is a little bit closer to the stage than the 50 RMB tickets, but later, we found out the different is so minimal that we can ignore. Many people are selling tickets originally marked 580 RMB at less than 100 RMB. Instinct tells me that they are selling fake tickets. Before the show started, everyone is running, screaming – just like a war.

The photos

Here are some photos from the event.

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Many colorful lights waving in the air

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© Jian Shuo Wang. The main stage

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© Jian Shuo Wang. The stadium is completely full

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© Jian Shuo Wang. The stage is far away – I bought 100 RMB (12.5 USD) ticket. There is not too much difference whether I am 100 meters closer or further – it is just too far to see anyone on the stage. The telescape helped a lot

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© Jian Shuo Wang. The shining sticks are full of the stadium

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Enough policyman gathered to ensure safety

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© Jian Shuo Wang. Many cars outside the stadium

After the show

As expected, transportation is a big problem for any show like this. When 80 thousand people coming out of a stadium at the same time, there is no way to catch any taxi, any bus. The metro was closed due to the safety consideration – which is critical. We walked about 1 KM to the Xujiahui area, waited in the Metro city for a while and then joined the long line at taxis waiting area…

7 Comments

  1. Oh, it’s so crazy!

  2. going to the show in beijing tommorrow, what do i need glowsticks? chewing gum? a strong sense of humor?

  3. Bull shit Kai’en. How can you not just concentrate in English teaching?

  4. Unbelievable!

  5. what about the performance itself? you did not cite it at all……

  6. haha, I would think the performance is the least important part of it as it couldn’t have been that good…the spectacle of it looks pretty big though, what a large crowd!

  7. As expected, it is reported the ‘Super Girl’ will be terminated from happening again due the political sensitivity.

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