Losing sleep over BigBang

Losing sleep over BigBang
Fans staying awake by working on their BigBang banner, in preparation for the group's concert at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Friday.

SINGAPORE - For the love of her band, a student has stayed awake for more than 38 hours and even took medical leave to skip school.

She spent most of those hours in a queue for prime mosh pit spots at K-pop boy band BigBang's concert on Friday night.

Eileen C, 19, who declined to give her full name because she's supposed to be home resting, said she and other friends started the queue outside Swissotel The Stamford at 12.30pm on Wednesday.

They started "recce-ing" at about 7am that day, she said, to see if other people were already in the queue.

They will be allowed to enter the Marina Bay Street Circuit at 3pm on Friday, and their coveted act will only come on at 11.15pm.

Eileen said she is part of a group of about 50 people, aged between 17 and 29, who have got to know each other through previous concerts - notably the BigBang Alive Tour last year and the G-Dragon World Tour in June.

Two people organised their schedules, placing members on seven-hour shifts. Even so, many show up when they were not rostered, like Eileen.

"It's on a first-come first-served basis and everyone wants to be in the front," she said, adding she had queued for two days for the previous concerts.

"We take leave, MCs (medical certificates), things like that. We try to accompany everyone."

The queue was about 40-strong when The New Paper visited on Thursday evening.

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