TO GETAI PHOTOGRAPHERS: Some things to note


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Over the past few years, during the 7th Lunar Month (Hungry Ghost Festival), there have been many people going to shoot Getai performances.
This year, I think there are still who wants to shoot the Getai performances..

An Getai insider told me to remind photographers these things when they go shooting.. :cool:


Here are some things that you can take note of:
- Some Getai do not encourage people to take photos.
- If strange things happened (power trip, rain, mic no volume etc.) while snapping photos, please respect by stop shooting (a belief that "good brothers" are not happy).
- If nobody is sitting on the first row (but have chairs), try not to stand right in front to snap pics.


Something worth taking pics..
Ming Zhu sisters may be having their last year on stage as a pair (maybe you can try snapping shots of them together on stage).


GOOD LUCK!!! :D
 

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hmm... are there other Dos and Don'ts of photography of the events/things/rituals that will take place during this 7th month?
 

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The others don't really involve member of the public..
BUT don't sit on the 1st row.. :confused:
Or for those bring ladder go event one...
don't put ladder in front of first row block every body.
 

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Actually Getais are staged for their viewing sort of an annual leave
to them so whether one believe or not take no chances.
 

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Here are some things that you can take note of:
- If strange things happened (power trip, rain, mic no volume etc.) while snapping photos, please respect by stop shooting (a belief that "good brothers" are not happy).
- If nobody is sitting on the first row (but have chairs), try not to stand right in front to snap pics.
I'm always amazed as to who was the first person who came out with all these suggestions.
 

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GETAI PERFORMANCES UPDATE (from STOMP's Getai A-Go-Go)
*there are more performances, refer to Shin Min Daily News/Lian He Wan Bao for more details*



八月 13, 星期五, 初四
August 13 Friday

Emcee: 刘玲玲 > 26 Senoko Ave
Emcee: 李佩芬 > Blk 332 AMK Ave 1




八月 14 星期六 初五
August 14 Saturday

Emcee: 奇 贤 > 30 Kaki Bukit Road 3
Emcee: -- > Blk 334 Hougang Ave 5
Emcee: 许琼芳 >Open field @ Tanjong Pagar Rd, next to Amara Hotel
Emcee: 钟耀南 > Blk 154 Lorong Ah Soo




八月 15 星期日 初六
August 15 Sunday

Emcee: 奇贤 > Hougang Green Shopping Mall
Emcee: 李佩芬 > Blk 55 Lengkok Bahru




Have a nice weekend!! :D
 

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why the ghosts only sit in the first row?
I belive they are all over the place it is just that the best (ie 1st row) is reserved for them as they are the VIPs and make sure no one is blocking them watching the show.

IIRC in the past Wayang which is before Getai are stage for the 'good brothers' snice then they have already reserve the first row for them. Nowadays as Getai replaces the Wayang (modernisation:think:) they still continue the tradition of reserving the first row for the 'Good Brothers'.
:bsmilie:
 

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why the ghosts only sit in the first row?
as a mark of respect, the first row is reserved for them, as in its tradition from way back in the past.
 

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my goodness, now have time table slots........
 

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I'm always amazed as to who was the first person who came out with all these suggestions.
They are not suggestions. They are advices.

U can choose to ignore but you would have to face the consequences.;(
 

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I belive they are all over the place it is just that the best (ie 1st row) is reserved for them as they are the VIPs and make sure no one is blocking them watching the show.

IIRC in the past Wayang which is before Getai are stage for the 'good brothers' snice then they have already reserve the first row for them. Nowadays as Getai replaces the Wayang (modernisation:think:) they still continue the tradition of reserving the first row for the 'Good Brothers'.
:bsmilie:
in fact many youngster wun know this...

the old shaw cinema at shaw tower... their first row seats is also not available for purchase. ;p

but newer cinemas dun follow this tradition anymore and i think this old shaw cinema is the last in sg that still follows this tradition.
 

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