The end of the fun pack drama

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?

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2 Responses to The end of the fun pack drama

  1. kirsten says:

    The video link now doesn’t work as well. I’m not sure if I am disappointed or relieved. Disappointed, ‘cos this was hilarious fodder for showing all my friends and making bad jokes. Relieved because it was making Singapore even more of a joke. But oh well, we still have that YOG shite and the MDA rap (OH GOD OH GOD).

    YOG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXr_ff2VPe4

    MDA rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksw2UqTyhhc <- Explains a lot about why Singapore's arts scene is where it is.

    • Crystal says:

      I’m almost sad that the fun pack video is gone. Bu the lyrics will live on.

      OH DEAR HELL those are terrible. And they explain why a year into our life in Singapore we cling to our American tv and slingbox and dvds rather than get local cable.

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