SINGAPORE - Getai was once considered the uncouth, bawdy entertainment of the heartland.
But these days, it is taking on a sheen of hipster credibility.
Photographers - both professionals and Instagrammers - are flocking to getai shows to capture the vibrancy of what seen as a spectacle reserved for aunties and uncles a few years ago.
One professional photographer even launched a book on the subject on Friday night.
Mr Bob Lee's book, On Stage Off Stage, sold 100 copies on the night itself.
It's something the 37-year-old says is gratifying.
He still remembers clearly his first getai experience - in 2005 - where a pock-marked getai superstar caused near-pandemonium.
More than 10,000 fans turned up at the Kreta Ayer People's Theatre for the getai roadshow of the king of Hokkien pop, Chen Jinlang. He was then a photojournalist with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao.