Mansun, Hard Rock Cafe, April 13 Maybe it was the lack of response from the audience; maybe it was the ridiculously designed stage; or maybe it was just the stifling humidity. In any case, it seemed frustration suddenly got to Paul Draper, frontman of British band Mansun. First off the stage went the beer bottle; then the microphone stand; finally one of the guitar monitors. Only after a struggle did staff manage to restrain Draper from clearing the stage of equipment. But even before Draper, began to trash the stage, things were already looking bad. As the audience waited for Mansun to appear, the in-house television screens flickered with a selection of what seemed to be its favourite videos. Lenny Kravitz. Smashing Pumpkins. Yes, maybe sometimes some things are too cool for Hong Kong to take. The setting at the Hard Rock Cafe might be another proof - the stage that distanced the performers from the audience by several metres. Not that the distance mattered a lot. While a fraction of the audience reacted wildly to the quartet's music, the majority stood rooted to the floor, playing the arms-crossed pedestrian. Even the opening strains of should-be crowd-stunning tunes like Stripper Vicar and Taxloss failed to ignite the crowd. The nature of the showcase concert - which was simultaneously broadcast live on radio - has forced the band to trim down their seven-minute epic meanderings into condensed four-minute gems. The band pulled out all stops - most of their chart-topping debut Attack of the Great Lantern was in, including the heavily-rotated Wide Open Space and She Makes My Nose Bleed, as well as tracks such as Drastic Sturgeon and Take It Easy Chicken. The performance was competent but a little bit nonchalant - with drummer Andie Rathbone the exception with a particularly spectacular knack of performing extended drum patterns - but basically everything flowed according to plan. Until the sudden explosion of Draper's common sense, of course.