No doubt that HK is relatively poor in terms of concerts and all (although that goes also down to the fact that many of us simply can't go to the concerts of local singers, artists...).
That being said those things that we have in the "West" (ie concerts, sports events) come at a huge price (ie it is not uncommon to pay a few hundred euros for a simple ticket) so not everyone has access to it.
To answer the boring question from gmi.
I think what HK ppl consider boring is the fact that (London aside) if you do to Europe most shops are closed on sundays (to me this is a good thing but here apparently it is very important that they are open), most shops close around 8 PM (while here they stay on till midnight), most restos close at 10.30/11 or so (while here you can eat anytime of the day and night), most administrative things take ages while things here are pretty fast in place, in most places in europe you do not have the sea, the mountain, the city all together within less than 1 hour drive/bus, while here they do.
That's what they mean by "boring".
I personally do not think London or Paris are boring but that is the conclusion that many locals make (rght or wrong, not my place to judge)