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 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.
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.
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.
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!!!