Thanks to Base Entertainment Asia, we were extremely privileged to receive the invitation to catch STOMP at the Marina Bay Sands Mastercard Theatre and we have to say this, it was a really stomping good time!

The last time I caught STOMP in Singapore was 4 years ago [2009] at the Esplanade Theatre and when I received news that they were going to come to Singapore and perform, I was really so excited. Never had I ever imagined that I would receive invites to catch them at their opening night!

As a former percussionist/drummer of The Strikeforce [now known as Urban Drum Crew], STOMP is not foreign to me and in fact, most of the performances that were put up by my former percussions street-band had an element of STOMP in it. To get an idea of what STOMP is like, check out a video of the Chingay Performance that my former percussions street-band put up.

Of course, we can’t compare ourselves to STOMP because STOMP is way much better and cooler!

If you’re wondering whether the STOMP performance that I caught in 2009 is the same as this year’s, the answer is no. When we caught STOMP yesterday, they performed new routines with new choreography and new music/rhythm.

From supermarket trolleys to Zippo lighters, plastic bags to bin lids, the team of 8 performers from STOMP even use the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosive head-banging rhythm.

As photography and video-recording were not allowed in the theatre, we only managed to get photos of STOMP when we attended their Sneak Peek Performance that took place just this afternoon at the Marina Bay Sands Ice-Skating Rink.

Here are some snippets that we managed to capture while at STOMP’s sneak peek performance at the Marina Bay Sands Ice-Skating Rink.

STOMP’s universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy, and dance resonates well with the audience and we believe that it would set your feet stamping and fingers drumming. Truly, STOMP’s tight coordination and strong teamwork is rather evident by the splendid performance that they put up and if you haven’t watch STOMP in action before, it is probably something you ought to do once in your lifetime.

To catch STOMP live in action, you can book your tickets via marinabaysands.com/ticketing. Otherwise you can dial 6688-8826 or head down to the nearest SISTIC Counter near you.

STOMP will be here in Singapore till 23 June 2013 [this Sunday] at the Marina Bay Sands Mastercard Theatre and the showtimes are as follows:

Tuesday-Friday: 7.30PM
Saturday: 2PM and 7.30PM
Sunday: 1PM and 5PM

Ticket price ranges from SGD$65 to SGD$150 and the price listed exclude booking fees.

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch STOMP because they will only be here till 23 June 2013 [this Sunday]!

While browsing my [Melvin] Facebook Wall today, I came across a blog entry by Alvin from Alvinology about two youths whom were in a nursing room and they refused to leave the nursing room when asked politely by a lady whom wants to feed her baby.
A video of what happened [shot by the lady whom wants to feed her baby] is available on Youtube and I’m writing this blog post to express my disgust towards the two inconsiderate boys whom totally have no respect for the lady.

In order to give you readers a balanced point of view, I have also considered the point that the boys might have reacted the way they did in the video as they might have been “taunted” by the lady.

First and foremost, nursing rooms [a.k.a breastfeeding rooms] are meant for ladies whom need to feed their babies. In fact, men are strictly prohibited in most [or if not, all] nursing rooms. So, the boys are definitely in the wrong because they shouldn’t even be there.

Secondly, despite being asked more than once to leave the nursing room, the two boys continued to remain there and showed no intention to leave. This is really selfish because with the two boys in the nursing room, how is the lady able to feed her baby in private; which is the reason why nursing rooms are created in the first place.

Thirdly, although the lady told the boys that they would be “Stomped”, they continued to remain in the nursing room and spewed uncouth words like “asshole” and even pointed the middle finger at the lady. Well, are the boys rude? Definitely. Then again, they might have reacted the way they did because the lady “taunted” them.

Here’s the link to the Stomp Article that the lady put up and also a full account of the story that is available on The New Paper Forum

Given these 3 points, I am dead sure that the two boys were in the wrong. However, there were also some Netizens that commented that the lady was at fault for “taunting” them [the two boys]. In the first place, if the two boys left the nursing room after being asked to leave, this saga wouldn’t even have happened. In fact, they [the two boys] were pretty insistent on being there and as a result, caused the lady to react the way she did. Honestly, touch your heart and ask yourself, wouldn’t any frustrated mothers whom have babies on their arms waiting to be fed explode in this kinda situation? In fact, I think this lady is pretty reasonable because if it was someone else [maybe Xiaxue who’s a mum to be], they might have it worst [I’m just giving an example].

Apparently, Stomp has also updated that one of the youths had requested for the story to be removed because he is embarrassed. That I supposed, could be the boy in the red shirt. Question is, should the public forgive them [the boys] for their unruly behaviour? Well, I guess they ought to be forgiven because sometimes youths do things without thinking of the consequences. However, they shouldn’t be let off that easily and actions ought to be taken against them if they do not learn from their mistakes. Hopefully, they [the boys] will learn to become better individuals after this episode.

Check out the video here:

Stay tuned to more updates from us.

God bless!