What Mick Jagger has to say about Singapore -- in Singlish

20 March 2014 / 2 years 7 months ago

Eddino Abdul Hadi
The Straits Times
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

Main photo: ST, Desmond Wee

Mick Jagger - rock royalty, cultural icon and 70-year-old stage dynamo - is also a Singlish fan it seems.

How else to explain his multiple uses of the colloquial form of the English rocker's native language at The Rolling Stones' gig at Marina Bay Sands?

"Wah lau, your weather damn hot," he quipped halfway through the set. "Just when I thought your weather is hot, your food lagi more hot."

Needless to say, that went down well with both the local and expatriate fans that made up the 5,500-strong audience who had paid between $250 and $700 each and snapped up all the tickets within two hours of them going on sale last month.

Later on, he would tease his bandmates while introducing the musicians on stage.

One of the band's backing vocalists, Lisa Fischer, was "stylo milo", while guitarist Ronnie Wood, 66, was "blur like sotong".

But perhaps it is not surprising, coming from a veteran who is still regarded as one of rock's most charismatic frontmen.

Yes, the man whose defining stage moves have inspired a 2011 hit song (Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger) has boundless energy at age 70, whether it is sprinting across the stage runway that extended into the audience or gyrating his lithe body throughout the whole show.

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