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#1 sparkles_n15


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:12 PM

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Faye Wong Makes Return to Hong Kong
Source: Mingpao
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.net

Faye Wong made her return to Hong Kong on Friday night to kick off the first of five shows for her 'Faye Wong Tour 2011' at the Asia World Expo. The entire venue was packed with fans, many who have waited years for her return to Hong Kong. To thank her fans for their endless support, Faye specially added new features to her show, including new outfits and makeup, and also prepared a new brand set list featuring some her classic Cantonese songs. Riding on a float which lowered into the crowd, audience members were able to have a more intimate encounter with their idol. 

With previous stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, Faye finally returned to Hong Kong where she first began her rise to fame. She prepared 10 new looks for the night which accentuated her diva image, but maintained her graceful appeal.

Aside from her outfits, Faye's makeup design was also brand new. Starting with light makeup at the beginning of the concert, she gradually added different colours and images onto her eyelids and eyebrows, including one which resembled a seabird. Her bangs swept in all directions, which changed according to the four seasons to match with the theme of her concert.

It's been almost 8 years since Faye last performed a Cantonese song on stage. Faye appeared a little nervous at the beginning of the concert. Her pronunciation was evidently not as sharp as it was before. However, with the audience's endless applause and cheer, she soon regained her confidence. Faye was so into the music she evened danced a little on stage. In spite of her enthusiasm, Faye remained the same as always and spoke only a few words that night. She said 'thank you' three times in Cantonese and once in Mandarin, and greeted the audience with a simple 'hello' in English.

During the 'Fall' segment, Faye wore a black dress which revealed her back. She rode on top of a float covered with feathers which lowered her into the audience, allowing her to be much closer in proximately than she was during her previous concerts. Faye continuously waved at the audience and appeared in high spirits. The two hour concerted ended at 10:15 p.m. At the end of the show, the screens in the back showed an image of a white lotus as she began singing the song 'Heart Sutra'. The audience continued their applause till the very end.

The set list:

Date - 約定
Repayment - 償還
Withered Flower - 花事了
Undercurrent - 暗湧
Dreamlover → Sleepwalk - 夢中人 → 夢遊

The Empress' New Clothes 女皇的新衣
Rikean Heart (Cocteau Twins)
Scandalous - 曖昧
I'm Willing - 我願意
Let Love - 將愛

The Last Blossom - 開到荼靡
Eyes Wide Open - 大開眼戒 (Eason Chan)
Wings of Light - 光之翼
Bored - 悶
Sky - 天空

Wish We Can Last Forever - 但願人長久
Love Letter to Myself - 給自己的情書
MV + Cold War - MV+ 冷戰
Mortal world - 人間
Rebirth - 重生

New Tenant - 新房客
Chanel - 香奈兒
Flower on the Other Shore - 彼岸花

Faye's performance of Eason's 大開眼戒



Edited by sparkles_n15, 06 March 2011 - 11:20 PM.

#2 Antoine


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:09 AM

This article leaves out one very important detail.

Just exactly, where is Faye returning from ??? :unsure:

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:22 AM

This article leaves out one very important detail.

Just exactly, where is Faye returning from ??? :unsure:

She toured Mainland and Taiwan before returning to Hong Kong
Cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:03 AM

I was under the impression she was living some sort of secluded buddist lifestyle,
and living in a monastary in India or Tibet or someplace like that. I read somewhere
that she turned down the chance to perform at the 88 olympic opening ceremonies,
and the only shows she did where for charity.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:55 PM

Wow just heard that clip posted above Faye singing Eason's 大開眼戒. one word: AWESOME!! clapclap The fans have waited so long for her HK comeback and sounds like they were in for a spectacular show. :thumbsup

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:31 AM

Faye is awesome Live!

I went to her Taipei concert and got chills after waiting all these years to hear her voice again. Wish i coulda went to hong kong concert, i'm surprised her song lists has so many canto songs. Just love her style.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:36 AM

Faye Wong is the one and only diva in Chiese-speaking area!!!