Rock boys vs bad boys: Who did better?

Rock boys vs bad boys: Who did better?
Brandon Flowers of American band The Killers.

SINGAPORE - This year's Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix weekend was a testosterone-charged affair - and we're not talking just on the tracks.

While Barbadian pop princess Rihanna brought a femme edge to the festivities, playing a gig post-race last night, the first two days of the event were all about the boys.

On Friday, South Korean boy band BigBang headlined the entertainment line-up. The quintet took to the Padang stage at about 11.15pm, performing for an eager crowd of 35,000.

Then, on Saturday night, American alternative rock band The Killers drew a whopping 60,000 attendees to their blistering 90-minute set.

Other acts on the circuit included Irish rocker Bob Geldof, British soul songstress Laura Mvula and Welsh stalwart Tom Jones, who played a sundown set yesterday.

Outside of the circuit park, things seemed relatively quiet - especially given the eleventh-hour cancellation of the 1 World Music Festival, which was meant to feature acts like Snoop Dogg and Moby at Marina Barrage.

Instead, party-goers had to content themselves with the usual options, such as Ritz Carlton's Podium Lounge and the Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge.

Clearly, then, the circuit was the place to be.

But who did it better, the rock boys of The Killers or the bad boys of BigBang? My Paper sizes them up.

vbarker@sph.com.sg


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