On May 9, 2018, it was not another day. It was a historic day for Malaysia, where many fans were part of Mars, performing at the concert after voting in its various constituencies, and proudly showing off their inked fingers as a badge of honor.
Still, the show must continue, and the Grammy-winning singer was sensational during his show on Wednesday night. The last time Mars was in Malaysia in 2011, he played for 2,800 fans at the Putra World Trade Center. This time, 12,000 fans of the Arena packed to Bukit Jalil Axiata to see it show their stuff as part of its 24K Magic World Tour.
Mars started the show at 20:40. with an emphatic "Let me hear you scream!" And the crowd responded correctly.
From the moment he threw the Finesse's funky beats, the crowd got up like one, and if there was anybody sitting on that point, it would have been when he arrived 24k magic.
There is just something really electrifying in the way Mars behaves, which makes it impossible to get out of your eyes. Maybe it's your relaxed casual mood or your contagious smile.
Or maybe they are their gently Michael Jackson style dance moves, or the charming and mischievous way he interacts with his admiring audience. One thing is certain, there was no doubt that Mars is a real superstar.
However, Mars was not the only one to see on stage. Wearing various sports jerseys, her entire group was a pleasure to see, synchronize their movements to reflect the playful atmosphere of Mars, and sometimes moving as an extension of the singer.
The 32-year-old also played with the crowd. When you call all my Lovelies, he improvises a phone conversation the song to say, "Hello baby, I'm in Kuala Lumpur when I call you to say" Aku rindumu, sayang.
Although he slowed things down sometimes with songs like When I Was Your Man and Versace on the floor, kept the party mood throughout the concert with hits like Chunky, Perm, that's what I want, and of course, Marry Me and Just The Way You are, and made the crowd as agitated as him. Even the slightest pause in the noise was noticed by Mars. "If you're going to be quiet tonight, we'll be so calm! He said in a moment.
At the end of the show with the sharp and catchy Uptown Funk's infectiously like his encore, Mars crowned a solid concert with a party atmosphere. But for the Malays, the party had just begun.