Last night I attended my first ever Chinese concert…..the amazingly talented (and super hot) Wang Lee Hom. Alex and I went to Wang Lee Hom’s Music Man II concert at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing. It was a beautiful night, warm with a slight breeze. The top of the Bird’s Nest was open, and we enjoyed a great “outdoor” concert. As the sky grew darker, the glowing light sticks of the audience grew brighter, illuminating the stadium. Before we entered the stadium, we had been bombarded by vendors selling giant glow sticks that flashed repeatedly, preventing all epileptics from fully enjoying the concert.
The stadium quieted in anticipation. As we waited in suspense, the stage flashed a fiery red, revealing a dragon pattern around its border. Smoke crept in from both sides of the stage, and through the smoke, I could just make out the outline of…..a tank. Not just any tank, but a colorful and brightly lit tank moving slowly, emerging, taking place at the center of the stage. As it stopped, the entire stadium was filled with voices chanting “Lee Hom! Lee Hom! Lee Hom!” A red figure appeared standing atop the tank. It was Wang Lee Hom, standing and ready to blow us away with his music.