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[The Night of Gold Dragon Fountain] Concert
Jacky Cheung and Anita Mui
It was a miracle that the drizzling suddenly stopped at the right time for the concert, though it was raining the day before.
The concert, [The night of Golden Dragon Fountain] , was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. but too many audience were late for the concert, as they overlooked the traffic situation at Tuen Kuo. Some of them even were late for an hour. Though it stopped raining, the organizer still gave out raincoats to the audience, and many still put on the raincoat due to their bad experience from last week. Lighting sticks could be spotted everywhere at seating area, it really formed a scene of autumn night brightened by candle light.
There were two large screens high up in the front, but the acoustics was not that good. The seating area as in tiers, also there was tight security, so everything was in very good order. But for a concert, such kind of management really damped the atmosphere.
Anita Mui funny body movement
After that , Fei Fei invited Anita Mui onto the stage. She was described by Fei Fei as [a born singer, a born actress, an all rounder, a miracle of Chinese.] In a light green dress, a glimpse of her smile reminded people of Rue Far in her movie of [Rouge]. The first song she performed was [Moonlight Over the Bed]. Her voice was strong but sexy, coarse but with sadness, her body movement was funny but unique that conquered all the audience. The stage was huge, though only by herself, you would not feel it was too big for her. Such a stage charisma could only be achieved by years of experience. When she was singing [Dear Lover], all the audience were waving their lighting sticks, just as Anita Mui said: [the night seems more romantic.] Her flying kiss caused screams from all audience. Then she performed the theme song of [Rouge], and then she asked the audience to sing along with her [The Moon represents my heart], while a half moon was hanging up in the sky. Her last song was an old song of Mr Wong Fok Lin written in 1961, [Treasure the Night]. This song must be older than many of the audience. However, Fei Fei would not let her go after she finished that song. So Anita Mui finally had to sing one more song without music - [Like Water the Year Passes], that song was composed by Kitaro. The last verse of this song , "the look has changed, but the passion remains the same", is most accurate to describe Anita Mui herself.
Up till now, there have been several such kind of shows, shows with a few singers, in Wuhan, but last night was the most successful one. There were more audience present than the concert of Cheung Wei Mei a week ago. It was never full for concerts at Sing Wah Ru Stadium, that can hold an audience of 30-50 thousand people. So it is really funny that this stadium with a seating of 50-60 thousand people, but is full all the time.
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