Having not been to a concert for some time (the last one was GD's One of A Kind World Tour concert last year), I decided to get tickets to Taeyang’s concert this coming February. It can be considered one of the rare times that I actually do such impulsive buying: since it only took me one day to decide and purchase the tickets online (not to mention convince DramaQueen to join me haha). Unlike GD, who had 2 nights, Taeyang only has 1 and it will held at the Expo (hopefully the sound system is good). Taeyang doesn’t seem as popular as GD (in Singapore), so getting the tickets were not a problem (e.g. no system hanging, easy to purchase tickets etc…). In fact even on the day when ticket sales was opened to the public, accessing the Sistic website was smooth.
Of course, this time I did not go for the most expensive ticket and we actually bought tickets to for the moshpit, which means that we have to stand and (hopefully not) get squashed in the crowd. But hey, there is a first time for everything. ^^ Of course, it would have been even better if the tickets were free. lol
Usually the benefits for POSB credit cards are not that good and far and few in-between. So this was one of the rare times that I was glad I had a POSB Mastercard, which not only allowed me to get the priority tickets, but also not pay extra (50 cents) when collecting the tickets. The tickets look ‘prettier’ this time with the new design.
It might just be a play on buyers’ perception, but being able to qualify for priority tickets does make people feel happier. If not why would there be memberships to almost everything (from food, clothes and shoes etc…) and incentives? That ‘special’ privilege makes customers feel happy and willing to spend more money (which is what businesses want anyways).
Since this time it will be at the moshpit, we have to be there at about 4pm, which is when the queue is opened for lining up (your stand in the queue is based on the number printed on the ticket). It's going to be an interesting experience...