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Dolores O'Riordan - The Cranberries in Singapore

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I was mesmerized by the beauty of it all. There was no gimmick, no empty promises nor other diversions typical of the more modern day acts or Internet-age personalities. What was on-stage tonight was sheer talent and versatility. When Dolores of The Cranberries took the stage at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the audience did not need any gaga-esque production numbers. All they needed was the soul, the wailing, the jumping around, and yes the requisite head banging when chanting "in your head!"

It's been 20 years since I first heard of The Cranberries, and yet Dolores O'riordan still looks as energetic as she did in the early 90s. There was no intermission throughout the concert. And to think she was jumping around in some of her numbers. Now seeing this huge talent before me tonight, I am suddenly all nostalgic of the beautiful bands and duos of the 80s and 90s. At least then, musicians and artists had legitimate talents and creativity. Unlike the "stars" …