If you read the entry about the National Day Parade’s inventive repurposing of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance into the NDP “Fun Pack Song” (see entry with video here) you may be interested in hearing about how things turned out. Or maybe it’s just me.
I’m going to tell you anyway…
In a hilarious twist of fate, Lady Gaga was here in Singapore yesterday to perform Bad Romance at a Singtel exclusive event. After, she had a press conference. A reporter tried to ask her what she thought of the whole “Fun pack song controversy” (apparently the NDP had permission to use the song, not to change the words), and had his microphone taken away as her management didn’t want her commenting on it. Story here.
Sadly, though, today brought an end to the brief shining moment of “fun pack”…when the NDP organizers announced that they are pulling the song from the lineup for good. Story here.
I would guess most Singaporeans are happy about this development, as the song has received almost exclusive thumbs down on youtube and a scathing amount of criticism. I guess we didn’t want to “attack the fun pack” after all? Or at least not in the NDP approved way?