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NDP 2014 performance showcases S’pore’s culture of flipping political prata

NDP 2014 performance showcases S’pore’s culture of flipping political prata

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It is all fun and nice until the prata falls on your head.

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In a rare moment of honesty, Singapore’s National Day Parade 2014 on Aug. 9 at the Floating Platform at Marina Bay dedicated a portion of the performance to showcasing what it means to flip political prata in Singapore.

One segment in particular featured a man tossing a giant prata above his head to symbolise how policy makers, such as Cabinet ministers and politicians, look like when they say one thing and then say something later to correct that thing they just said.

Yin Du Bing, a local, said: “This is how politicians look like when they say one thing and mean another.”

“This is also how policy makers look like when they are rolling out a new policy and trying to convince everybody it looks good and taste palatable.”

“The way the prata is being flipped is supposed to impress people and inspire awe. But the prata flipper will look stupid when the prata falls on his head and he cannot extract himself from under it.”

“Act normal some more.”

Catch the prata-flipping action live with music some more:

 

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Indie music Laneway Festival 2014 deemed a failure after massive crowd attended

Indie music Laneway Festival 2014 deemed a failure after massive crowd attended

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Hipster festival deemed not hipster enough as a result.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Hipsters from all walks of life — mainly baristas and freelance designers — are pulling an even longer face and taking a longer drag on their cigarettes as they shake their heads in disapproval.

This after several thousand people were in attendance at this year’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival on Jan. 25 held at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay.

The thousands in attendance caused the indie hipster mood to sour as hipsters were expecting less than 100 non-mainstream people to show up.

One hipster, who wants to be know as Theodore XXGentrifiedYY Lim, said: “This year’s Laneway concert is an epic failure. There was just too many people. A hipster concert is only hipster if no one attends.”

“I did not pay hundreds of dollars to go to a festival that will attract so many other people. What is this? Metallica? That is so mainstream.”

Other hipsters said the indie spirit died the moment they saw Vance Joy scheduled to play as he alone already has about 1,000 fans worldwide.

Susan XOXO Capricious Tan, another concert-goer, said: “The organisers are to blame. They ought to know that an indie festival should at most cater to 30 fans. Artists like Vance Joy is too well-known already. Why is he even featured?”

For next year’s concert, hipsters hope the organiser will do a better job by encapsulating the indie hipster spirit.

They propose bringing in bands such as Catmangler and Thunderbolt Claptrap, two bands which are not mainstream at all as they have not even been formed yet.