Friday, 14 March 2014

A journey through the world of Mayday fandom

Come March 29, Mayday will be celebrating their 15th year anniversary. 

It's been an interesting journey in the fandom. It all started with a song I heard on the radio and my first Mayday concert 9 years ago I was seated in the second cheapest section at the rear end of the stadium (needless to say that was the first and last time I ever sat so far during a Mayday gig). A decade later, after having seen them live more than 90 times, much has changed but the passion is still the same :)

Little did I imagine that Mayday would become as popular as they are now. They probably in their wildest dream would never imagine that they'd someday be playing at Madison Square Garden (and I am glad that I will be there to witness this historic moment in their career)

Looking back,

I remember a time when Mayday used to have signing sessions.

I remember a time when I didn't have to queue overnight to get to the front of a Mayday event.

I remember a time when their world tour didn't last 3 years and run into 80 shows.

Back then, when Mayday came to town (which wasn't very often) there were no full house shows, even a medium sized venue would have several rows of empty seats near the front. 

Back then, turning up just an hour or two before a signing session gets you a spot down in the front.

And gone are the good old days of album/concert promotion events, album/concert ticket signing sessions. 

These days they play to sell out venues wherever they perform and tickets are becoming increasingly difficult to buy (queuing overnight for tickets zZzzz) 

Their world tour is getting longer (3 years is really tiresome...), their annual HK concert in May looks set to be a 7-8 show yearly affair, with the vast majority of ticket reserved as internal tickets, some of which end up being sold as yellow cow tickets at exhorbitant price, snapped up in a heartbeat by mainland fans who wouldn't even bat an eye at the $$$$ price tag. 

I see many new and young faces in the fandom now. Many of the old faces have retired or moved on. It's nice to see the familiar faces who are still around. 

Happy 15th year anniversary Mayday and I will see you guys in the States next week!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

百年青箭 抽青箭X五月天限量聯名公仔

Purchase a minimum of NTD100 of Wringley's product at 7-11 and be in the running to win one of the 2000 limited edition Wrigley's Mayday figurine set. Contests runs from 3 March till 9 May 2014. Click here to participate in the contest

【7-11獨家加碼抽】 活動時間:2014.3.3~2014.5.9 活動資格:活動期間凡於7-11購買青箭系列產品(不包含黃白箭), 登錄發票號碼,就有機會把青箭X五月天限量聯名公仔帶回家! 獎項介紹: 青箭X五月天 限量聯名公仔 2000名 得獎公告: 將於2014/5/12進行抽獎,2014/5/13公佈得獎名單於活動網站,獎品將在2014年5月底前完成寄送。 

Friday, 7 March 2014

20130307 五月天 @ 青箭百年歡慶記者會

Mayday at today's Wrigley's 100 years press conference in Taipei.

天下雜誌 2014/3/5 第542期

Don't miss out on the cover story of 天下雜誌 magazine issue No. 542 (out March 5, 2014)

Monday, 3 March 2014

五月天 Just Rock It!!! 2014 香港站 售票訊息

2014 相信音樂節之藍妹啤酒呈獻《五月天 Just Rock It!!! 2014無限想象版》香港站
Ticketing info for Mayday's Just Rock It!!! concert in Hong Kong 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29 & 30 May 2014

8:15pm @香港紅館
HK$980 / HK$580 / HK$280

BEA credit card holders can pre-order tickets on 13-14 March 2012 from 10am
電話:28 611 611

Public ticket sale commence on 20 March 2014 at 10am
電話訂票:2111 5999