Monday, February 02, 2009

City Alive 2009

31 January 2009

City Alive 2009 is Singapore's biggest street dance party. I was glad to be a volunteer for the event.

We reported to Peninsula Hotel where we were briefed and received our event tees. As ICs for the Party Dance Ambassadors (PDAs), our role was to ensure that the atmosphere was kept high, a role similar to the motivators during National Day Parade.

We stationed ourselves at the entrance where PDAs would come to meet us. City Alive is a post-Chingay event. As we were early, we managed to get a glimpse of the many bright and colourful floats. PAYM's float this year is a giant caterpillar with the tagline "It's all about YOUths!"

It was Rahayu's birthday. Jialing accompanied her to the event but they couldn't be admitted due to their age. Security was tight, with officers searching bags and scanning for metallic objects. Ming Choo also dropped by later in the night.

Minister Lim Boon Heng and People's Association's CEO Tan Boon Huat arrived in a Hippo Bus. The crowd was so pumped up that we were more motivated by them than the other way round.

The Hip Hop performances by the dance groups were amazing. Dancing with the old City Hall as the backdrop makes it even more cool.

Over at the other side of Padang, a different genre of dancers were enjoying themselves. And these are the line dancers. There was a line dance jam night which see dancers from various organisations and community clubs dancing in sync.

I wonder how line dancers dance the same style to the same music with different instructors.

Anyway, we joined our Eunos line dancers on the bus back home.

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