Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

grasshopper fever….

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when my friend ruby told me last year she was going for grasshopper’s concert. i was like are you serious. do people still listen to them? when was the last time they had a big hit? i haven’t heard their music since the early 1990s.

she was like – no seriously this is one concert you have to go.

our friend ah vee came for dinner three weeks ago and told us that she has been hard at work preparing for the concert and a few days ago she called us and asked us if we wanted to go.

okie why not since she is in the band – we will support her and our other friend ho bing who is the band leader.

i always tell my loh kong if i hadn't met you first. i'll go after ho bing. the man is sooooo talented. when he plays the piano, it's like, " oh ya baby serenade me".

sometimes i really envy creative people like ah vee. they have this gift that makes them happy when they are creating and it makes other people happy too

i dragged my feet to the coliseum. i was so convinced i’d be bored out of my mind.

when we went backstage to do the usual good luck bids. it was surreal. i saw so many famous people from the 1980s and 90s, i had a sneaky suspicion – maybe it would turn out okie.

but then when i walked into the coliseum – and saw the thousands of people of all age groups waving their grasshopper inflatables – words sort of just escaped me.

it was like as though grasshopper was some sort of religion..

my god – i dare say it was the best concert i have ever been to since i have been here for six years.

the thing was these guys aren’t just singers. they are E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-E-R-S.. they put the young singers to shame because most of them can’t sing nor dance or entertain.

one of my favorite hong kong entertainers was the late anita mui. seriously, she had the most theatrical costumes and man she could sing and dance and act. she was one of the reasons why the business was so great. i really adored her and i miss her terribly!!!!!

before grasshopper made it big, they were her back up dancers and singers and like what they always say – great teachers produce great students and the results are evidently seen.

i asked loh kong why are they called grasshopper. he said because they like to hop around. oh i see.

oh i have to tell you this – the night was so memorable for me because towards the end of the concert. i heard this familiar voice that gave me goosebumps. i couldn’t believe it. i said to my loh kong. baby – it’s jacky. he said  ” no it can’t be”.

there he was – jacky cheung rising up on stage and started to sing. i swear to god, i was so happy, i felt my throat tightened. jacky hasn’t had a concert in hk in years.

still got it after all these years

okie, that’s one thing that got checked out of my must do list in hk – watch jacky cheung sing live.

i am a very lucky girl indeed.

thank you ah vee for those lovely tickets. you naughty fella, you didn’t tell me but it is nicest surprise a girl could have!!!


Written by smalltroubleinhk

October 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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  1. That sounds like an awesome concert… Jacky looks so damn good too!!!! So sharp in that suit.


    October 28, 2010 at 7:53 am

  2. Ya he looks better than he did in the 1990s


    October 30, 2010 at 6:55 am

  3. Yes he does! Men look so much yummier with age… if they take care of themselves, that is.


    October 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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