我們一行三人，在8號晚上11: 00 pm終於到達MGM。找到一間中日餐館吃“晚餐”。坐下後看到有一間玻璃牆小雅座。我便說：如果小齊來，一定會坐進去的。但地方太少，他們人太多，應該不會了。
9號下午3:50 pm 我們一眾家人齊集會場門前，準備跟安安們進場。但門前肥大的美國保安竟然要每一個人都帶有工作証才可以進去。這下子，大家都不知所措。
English translation on this encounter:
Richie’s Concert Encounter in Las Vegas, USA
-was written during returning trip back home to
This is an extremely successful concert.
MGM/Mirage presents Richie Jen Chinese New Year Concert on Feb 9th 2008 at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Once we knew about the concert, we started to communicate with Richie’s assistant. We hoped that a family gathering can be arranged with him. The answer is affirmative. All the 20s members of the American and Canadian Richie family members who can make it to the concert were very happy. Each of us was computing the days, arranging for vacation at work.
Everybody thought that the family gathering will be on the same day with the concert or the day after. Further more, most people still have to work on the day before. So most of us could only arrive on the evening on Feb. 8th or early morning of Feb 9th .
We got the news from his assistant not until the beginning of January. That Richie would come early for the dress rehearsal. He could meet us at 4: 00 pm on Feb. 8th. Then Richie is going to fly back home right after the concert. Now, everybody did not know how what to do. The airplane tickets have been bought; holiday has been arrived and could not be changed. We all got depressed.
For the entire month of January, we all waited for them to arrange another time for us. No need to have a full family gathering. All we wanted was to meet him face to face, even for just a few minute. Finally one week before the big day, his
The early morning on the concert day, we finally confirmed that we can be allowed to go inside the concert hall during his rehearsal at 4 pm in the afternoon. And we could stay for 30 minutes.
Three of us have finally arrived MGM around 11: 00 pm on Feb 8th. We settled down on a late dinner at Chinese/Japanese restaurant in MGM. I saw a small private section surrounded with glass wall. Then I said, if Richie is coming for supper, they should sit inside that section. But that area was too small for his big crew. So they should not be here.
During our supper, I looked up, suddenly saw Sing- Richie’s close assistant. My eyes shone right away. He was sitting right inside that glass section. There was a man sitting across from him, wearing a white baseball cap, long sleeve white T shirt with a pair of blue jeans. He has a pair of white sneakers with light green shoes laces. He was enjoying his meal leisurely. That strong back, the broad shoulder, the bicep muscles hiding under his long sleeves were so familiar. They were only about 10 feet away from our table. I told the other two ladies to look over immediately. It was really an extremely pleasantly surprise. We called Julia and another lady by cell phone, telling them to fly to MGM from
For the next short period of time, we looked at his back liked crazy, ate our supper as slow as possible. Being the Richie family members, we could certainly not to disturb him during his meal time. He ate very quickly. Not for long, he finally turned around (facing us), asked the waiter for the bill. But he still did not see us. While waiting for the bill, Julia and another lady finally arrived. Sing finally saw those two, rushing in with big movement. Now Richie also knew that we were there.
They came out from the private room, walked towards us to say hello naturally. I found that his eyes were all red. So I asked him whether he was very tried or not. He said, “I was practicing beer drinking!” Then he pointed as Sing. For Sing was holding a little beer-
Actually I have pay attention to him at the supper time. He has used a big teacup to drink (liquor). The beer bottle in Sing’s hand actually only had 1/4 bottle of liquors left. This meant both men have only drunk 3/4 bottle of small beer. And Richie has only drunk 1 teacup. Now I really could understand that why he has the nick name of "drunk after half cup of wine”. A red faced Richie was extremely lovable! Brand-new arranged Chinese ancient knight song-and-dance drama with sharply designed costumes and new songs really was a high light of this concert. The story was really a well coherent one and completed.
The sight of his back, one face to face encounter, two sentences conversation, allready made this meeting a delightful, wonderful surprise!
On Feb 9th afternoon at 3:50 pm, all our family members assembled in front of the arena front gate, preparing to enter the arena with Richie’s assistant: Ann Ann. But that fat American security in front of the gate required everyone to have working pass before we were allowed to go in. We were all confused; felt helpless and not sure what to do.
At that moment, Richie came down the escalator together with Sing slowly. He looked really good in a fleshy pink sporty jacket. When they reached the gate, that stupid security asked them for working passes. Richie did not carry one. He said ," I have no pass." Then Sing and Ann Ann explained to that security that Richie was the concert singer. We watched that fat guy changed his face in 360 degrees. He bowed to him and saluted to him in a very funny way and let them in.
But in the meant time, we were still stuck there. Finally the manager of the show came out and bailed us in.
This was a big arena, may sit up to 10,000 audiences.
Ruby Lin was on stage for her rehearsal really. We then sat down calmly and waited. Not long, Richie came out after changing into all black casual wear with the same baseball cap. Under his sunglasses, we could still feel the warm and gentleness from his eyes.
We presented him with some small gifts. And there was the special photo album for his
He walked thought the stage and sang "
During that time, we heard that someone at the back told Sing that our time has up and we should go. But Sing told her that Richie said he would come back for us later. So we could stay.
Not for long, he came down from stage and signed something for us. Then Sing said that we should take one group photo. We were so delighted. He stood in front of us between two roles of chairs. We were sitting in two different roles. So it was a bit difficult for us to move around. Then he suddenly climbed over and sat right in between us. He also took off his sunglasses for this group photo. The first camera was not fleshing well, he even suggested us to have other cameras helping, made sure that photo was taken nicely. After that, he had to go back to work. We left satisfied. Actually he did not have to come down for the second time. For our 30 minutes were up. But he still came and that was so nice of him.
Fans came from to all corners of the world to see one Richie in this strange place!
After five southern lions preformed, Richie Jen’s concert officially started. This 2008 concert had brand new contents. It was similar to
With all the long horns and solders, our Europe General appeared on stage. He was so strong, in high spirit that really made us proud.
In order to make him feel warm and at home in this foreign land, we had book 12 connected seats on the sixth role in front of the stage. We held up all newly made neon lighted Qui signs. They were sparkling and splendor. Suddenly all three cameras had found us. Every audience in the arena was surprised and excited. From then on, the signs became his screen the background many times. When he saw this line of sparkles of light with his name, he would certainly feel really proud of himself.
He did not wear the white wig but stayed with a brand new hair style. It was really good match and could showed his beauty off completely. We simply could not let our eyes away from him. He was too handsome!
What a pity:
Not sure whether it was due to his shyness or the average age of these audiences was older, he covered himself very well. He did not reveal even one bit of his body, not even his shoulders. That really made all of us sighed. And it also did not let the local audiences to appreciate his perfect body shape. What a pity! It was really a pity!
When he sang " The moon represents my heart”, he said many elder audiences knew this song well. And he also talked to one of the older gentleman in front of the stage, saying, " Uncle, you must certainly know this song. But if you really do not understand, then I also could not do any thing to help!”
I was laughing so hard.
Sound of an angel,
He voice was so clear and thick. During rehearsal, there was no music. When he started singing the first sentence in "Crystal" ,
When he sang “She wants me, she does not love me”, his eyes were filled with a bit tear. Could hear this song in person, really was a great treat for me. I really felt blessed.
When he sang the final verse in " Little Snow", he did not have any difficulty at all. It was so smooth and perfect. I was a bit worried about his voice before. But the fact was, the more he sang, the better his voice became. Hearing him sang in person was definitely better than hearing his CD. For his voice was just like the sound of an angel in person.
Move by him:
That night at the concert, majority of the audiences, including those very many audiences who were not his die hard fans, all have been moved by him.
Especially during the second half of the concert, the song “The heart too is soft”plus “Little Wei”really made the whole arena vibrated.
" The girls from other side look this way” was the most touching song. All audiences put up their hands and moved under his commend. (That included many elderly audiences). That proved why he has always included his old famous songs in his concert every time.
The most touching moment came when he came back for an encore. He led us to sing " How can you make me sad”? And he divided us into two sides, following his direction and sang together. When that was our turn, we sang really loud. Suddenly on the large back screen on stage, there was an older gentleman, over 60, standing up. He was wearing an orange red woolen sweater, waving both hands in the air, moving his body left and right at the same time. He was singing very loudly, even closing his eyes, really enjoying Richie’s music and songs.
Everybody was moved by him.
In this huge arena, beside our US / Canada Richie Family members, thousands of audiences, came from different cities and counties, all love his song, know his song.
Entire audiences, disregard male or female, young or old, sang loudly together, moved together under his direction, having a great time.
In a concert, singer on stage extends his deep down feeling towards his fans. There are two ways communication between the singer and the fans.
Singer uses all his energy, wildness and boldness to move his fans. Fans receive their idol’s signal and try their best to use all their strength to shout out their love and want. Both sides reach the highest point when this kind of communication works at it’s best.
Brand-new arranged Chinese ancient knight song-and-dance drama with sharply designed costumes and new songs really was a high light of this concert. The story was really a well coherent one and completed.