The wife and I went to watch Jay Chou (周杰倫) on Friday night, and had a blast. Our tickets were five rows from the front and compliments of sponsor OCBC Titanium card (the "cheonging/air miles/concerts" card, I am told). Any nearer and we would have smelled Jay Chou's sweat rolling down his very pronounced abs.
The concert was pretty awesome, and a buff Jay sang and danced his way through a very high-energy concert. I only wish that he sang more of his older songs, you know, for the older fans like us. Has it been TWELVE years already? (Yes, I've been listening to Jay Chou since I was 9.)
He has gotten better with age, I feel. The kiampah face is gone and his diction is better now.
My only other complaint was that I watched half of Jay Chou's concert from the screen of some guy's Galaxy Note 2. I plan to buy the DVD of the concert from him.
Friend, your arms not tired one ah?
Say, what DO you call Jay Chou fans anyway? Jay Chou-wians? Or is it Jay Chou-ists? Jay Chowders?
It was value for money because you got to see more than one Jay Chou sometimes.
The audience sang along with him quite a bit. Having the karaoke lyrics on the big screens helped a lot. This lyrics thing happens only with Chinese concerts, I think. I never see it in English concerts.
Of course there was an encore. The whole house shouted his name together with the drummer for a long time till Jay returned.
Jay's guest star was singer-songwriter Cindy Yen (袁詠琳). She was the first artiste to be signed with Jay Chou's company, JVR Music, in 2009, and he sang a few duets with her.
The concert came with light sticks included for every attendee, which prompted the wife to say, "These light sticks make us look like Jeddah Knights."
"Jedi, dear," I said. "Jeddah Knights are from Saudi Arabia."
Then Darth Ginny proceeded to Force Choke me.
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