Sunday, May 15, 2011
Faye Wong performed last night at the Guangzhou International Sports Arena for the second night of her concert tour in Guangzhou. Faye appeared with a completely new look. Her long black hair which she had grown for the past six years was replaced by a bright red haircut. Known as a trendsetter, Faye specially returned to Hong Kong to prepare for her new look. Her outfits were brand new as well and included materials like chiffon, silk and lace. She wore a vintage outfit made of leather, accentuating her ever changing style.
Tickets were long sold out for both shows and the price had skyrocketed due to scalpers. Tickets originally priced at $600 RMB were being sold for $2,500 RMB. Some were even sold for $4,000 RMB. However, there were still not enough tickets to go around for all her fans. Aside from scalpers, counterfeits were being sold as well. Many were mixed in with the rest of the tickets. Tickets were selling for cheap right before the show, leading to approximately 20 counterfeit tickets being sold that night. At the beginning of the concert, the audience went out of control. Fans in the front row rushed to the stage to get closer to Faye. Security guards were on hand to control the crowd.
Faye's new look earned praises from her fans. She sang a lot of classics during the concert. However, when she sang 'Cold War' she slipped on the lyrics. The audience continued to cheer her on by clapping and she said 'thank you' in return for their encouragement. Faye was lifted above the stage as she sang 'Wishing We Can Last Forever'. The audience sang along with her as she continued to wave from above. She said 'thank you' a total of four times that night, including once in Cantonese.
When manager Katie Chan was asked about Faye's slip during her performance, she says that it wasn't because she forgot the lyrics, but something caught in her throat. Faye's husband Li Yapeng was absent from the concert that night. He revealed on Weibo that he's become a student at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. While there are 50 students in his class, only three of them are female. Faye teased him by saying, "There are many wolves, but so little meat."
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ AsianFanatics
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