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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Erh for my side... the cisco guy was pretty harsh .. screaming @ people all the time. Especially the over zealous photographers that spilled over and onto the road...
    Towards the end I gave up trying to get a good view without security personnel blocking, and just ended up sitting at the side of the road with the students and just enjoy the show...


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    Yes.. that's exactly what I did , just shot the pictures I could , of people and action and sat down at the side , tried not to block anyone and enjoyed the show. Made some new friends with the students as well ..getting out of orchard is a challenge though..

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    Not bad .............errrr............. I'm refering to the girl.
    These 2 were the "better" ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by conchan12 View Post
    Yes.. that's exactly what I did , just shot the pictures I could , of people and action and sat down at the side , tried not to block anyone and enjoyed the show. Made some new friends with the students as well ..getting out of orchard is a challenge though..
    I am surprise that the traffic were actually quite okay....got back in 25mins by Car from Orchard to Punggol.

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    after a game of DOTA, here's a random photo, just resizing done (:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor54 View Post
    Most of the Cisco guys and those crowd control supervisors are quite friendly towards photographers. I saw one kind gesture at one of the junction when they let in one wheelchair guy although he doesn't have a ticket.

    ditto this...the supervisors and cisco are more friendly than the aunties...and i really mean aunties.
    eat. drink. shoot

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    My overall impression was just so-so simply because it felt less spectacular compared to last year. More significantly, the enthusiasm of the performers in general save for 2 or 3 groups, wasn't enough to really energize the atmosphere.

    The good:
    1. Kudos to the few photographers who try to shoot without disturbing the rest. Saw one fella going to prone position and leopard crawling out to the road so even the half lane people are not blocked. Maybe he didn't want to get whacked

    2. The entry point ushers who did their job.
    There were so many people wanting to cross the road. From the chinaman who wanted to complain to govt to the family men who wanted to get to the MRT and the teens who were late for their movies. They had to run after a guy who barged in without a ticket , arms flailing too

    They also had to work with the conflicting instructions too. One supervisor wanted the gates to be closed at all times. Another wanted them to be open wide cos the ticket holders couldn't see them. Lost count of the times the barricades opened and closed

    3. The performers who continued performing outside the gallery area.
    They did not forget the people who for any reason, were not in the Performing Area 1-4. Great attitude and performance from the Japanese band, the SAS dance and 2 others who interacted , stopped for poses, with the people at the sidelines and half lane crowd. The organizers can keep shouting "Join in the Party!" as much as they want but its these performers that did the job.

    The bad
    1. The ugly people in front.
    We were all seated but as time went by , people just forgot those behind and stood right in front. It made us photographers , who were crouching here and there look a little stupid. Most of the ushers tried unsuccessfully to get them to back down. Those that did, came back after a while. Parents should also control their young. One little girl ran right to the float but was fortunately caught by one of the performers.

    2. The "sian 1/2" performers
    Most memorable was the fire spinners who put out their fire 1/2 way along the procession. One of the performer who was throwing powder to create flash blasts got his gloves on fire. Thereafter , they just stopped throwing. They may have re-ignited for the performing areas as part of their act but dousing so early was just boring

    Then there are those that simply walk down and do nothing. Duh ? Maybe waving hello to the side lines and pose would be better than sulking through. It feels like another kind of procession to me...

    Enthusiasm on the whole was pretty muted outside the 1st area. I remember the beats and percussion band last year was running from side to side all the way. This year, they just strolled on. It's like going to a concert and the singer stays in the center stage the whole time. No kick

    Float design is subjective , but they looked kinda bland to me. Some of them had spotlight/floodlights on them.

    3. The galleries.
    The performing areas are all "barricaded" by the gallery seats, leaving no viewing space for the non-paying public. Yea, I guess $45 gets the exclusivity but what about the rest of the public ? It wouldn't harm to have an area or two for the general public. The parents who could not carry their prams up, the grandmas with their grandchildren in tow, the students who want to support their performer friends and those who simply can't afford the $45.

    Hopefully , tonight will be better as its the "actual" performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Free tickets - go la... for freakin' $45 and this kind of management ... i don't think its worth it. Personally, i find its worse than last year's...
    What's the use of having tickets when they're admitting people for free?

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    well, it happens every year
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramius View Post
    Saw one fella going to prone position and leopard crawling out to the road so even the half lane people are not blocked.

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    maybe the performers not enthu for the chingay preview.....hopefully later tonight they will be.....hope to get some good photos.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr34mc4st3r View Post
    maybe the performers not enthu for the chingay preview.....hopefully later tonight they will be.....hope to get some good photos.lol
    Yeah can sort of sense the enthusiasm is not really there...some like just "going thru motion" like that Kudos to the japanese contingent though...they are really great!

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    On the positive side, let us thank those who had assisted the performers in one way or other. After all, what would the parade be without them?

    #1 Securing the back


    #2 Double the make-up


    #3 Preparing for the kick-off


    #4 All parades need beauties

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    What's the use of having tickets when they're admitting people for free?
    last year i saw a lot of the gallery seats were pretty empty, perhaps as tourists were not buying the tix, may as well offer to the public.... don't care where the money come from

    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    Yeah can sort of sense the enthusiasm is not really there...some like just "going thru motion" like that Kudos to the japanese contingent though...they are really great!
    "going thru motion" .... like a rehearsal perhaps, maybe storing power for tonight? all gitches may have been reviewed and i guess tonight's show will be better organised...

    i say so much for the organising committe but i'm still not going to have a tix for tonight hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjtune View Post
    Here's a little odd thing I spotted that'll cheer up you grumpy fellas:

    LOL...This is cool man!

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    looking at the parade from live connect online http://202.172.234.170/chingay/ (IE only)

    no atmosphere leh ... yawn ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    looking at the parade from live connect online http://202.172.234.170/chingay/ (IE only)

    no atmosphere leh ... yawn ...
    Precisely...

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    so how abt the chingay parade @ heartlands?
    anyone gg tomorrow?

    i was looking at the route.. kinda confusing to which routes they taking?

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