I went to the Vivian concert shows on 5/25,
5/26, and 5/27.
Here's the rundown for Vivian's HK concert on the
2nd night (other nights are slightly different).
|自作多情 / 假裝 / 戀曲 Sha La
|Medley: One-sided Love / Pretend
/ Love Song Sha La La / Nobody is as Foolish as Me (Mandarin)
||Offstage Leading Actress
||Crazy Heart Changes to a Deeper
|Sometimes When We Touch (duet
w/ George Lam Chi Cheung)
||Sometimes When We Touch (English)
||ah Lam sings 分分鐘需要你
||Need You Every Minute
|歲月的童話 (half song)
||Past Fairy Tale
|鋼線之舞 (half song)
||Dance of the Steel Wires
||Don't You Know I Think of Him
|情未了 (duet w/ Chris Wong)
||Chris sings 傾心
|流言 (duet w/ Kevin Lam Lung
||Kevin Lam Lung Suen
||As You Love Him So
|自動自覺 / 詛咒 / 借歪
||Medley: Automatic Actions / Curse
/ Move Out of the Way
|C'est la Vie
||C'est la Vie
|知己 (duet w/ Samuel Toi)
||Best Friends (Mandarin)
||Samuel Toi sings 想你想得好孤寂
||Feeling So Lonely When Thinking
of You (Mandarin)
||I'm Willing (Mandarin song originally
sung by Faye Wong)
||Meet (Mandarin song originally
sung by Stephanie Sun)
|我真的受傷了 (duet w/ Leo Ku)
||I Really Got Hurt (Mandarin song
originally sung by Jacky Cheung)
||Leo Ku sings 愛與誠
||Love and Honesty
||When the Red Leaf Falls
||If You Knew My Reason
||Wedding of Feelings
||A Long and Lasting Love
* Vivian shook hands with the audience.
5/26/06 - I
was supposed to sit in the yellow section Row 15 with my mom and my
friend, but since my friend (the same friend who couldn't go the night
before) couldn't fly back to HK to see the show, I decided to try my
luck and see if anyone was selling closer seats on the auction websites...
it's usually easier to find 2 tickets rather than 3. I was willing to
pay for the closer seats and also pay for the two Row 15 tickets if
I couldn't find any fans to buy those tickets from me. I was able to
find an auction seller who had 2 tickets for Row H (3rd row), selling
at HK$1100 for the 2 tickets (US$71 for each ticket..a very cheap price
compared to the Chinese concert tickets we buy here in USA... I paid
US$80 for Vivian's '97 Las Vegas concert ticket and sat in the first
row for the 'regular' seating, but I was still sitting almost 20 rows
away from the stage!... because the seats in front of us were all VIP
seats). So I bought the two Row H tickets and picked them up a few hours
before the 5/25 concert last night. Luckily I decided to leave the 2
tickets in my hotel room before going to the concert last night, otherwise
I wouldn't have any tickets at all to go see tonight's (5/26) show....because
after the concert last night, I lost the three Row 15 tickets I had
(plus some other very important items)...I was planning on selling those
three 5/26 tickets to some fans who had asked me if I had extra tickets,
but I wasn't able to meet up with them before the show last night, so
I kept the tickets with me thinking that I could sell them the tickets
tonight instead, but I lost the tickets. After the concert ended last
night, it was a complete nightmare for me (a few of you know the whole
story) up until I arrived back at my hotel at around 2:00am and I saw
that I still had my two 3rd row seats for tonight's show, cuz I wasn't
100% sure if I had left those tickets back at the hotel or not...I breathed
a huge sigh of relief. I wasn't so concerned about the monetary loss
of those lost tickets...I was just really worried that I couldn't go
see the concert tonight.
Anyway, back to the 5/26 concert.. I was sitting
in the red section 44, Row H, which was the 3rd row. Joe was sitting
in the VIP seats in the green section right underneath the big concert
banner, but Joe's parents didn't come to see the show that night. The
show started at around 8:30PM. The beginning of the concert was the
same as last night...Viv sang the fast songs medley, and after the song
medley, Viv said, "Hello! Friends, how are you? Wow...I haven't
seen you for a long time! I'm very happy tonight, because it's already
been 12 years that I haven't stood on this stage to sing. I never would
have guessed today in 2006 I would be standing on this stage to sing
again...it's really unexpected. I really want to thank everyone for
still remembering me and for especially coming tonight to see my show.
Thank-you! (audience applauds) I started working at RTHK in '88, and
from then on, I worked in showbiz. You could say HK friends and friends
in the audience have all watched me grow up, and have grown up together
with me. The feeling is just like old friends even if we don't actually
know each other. This feeling is really hard to come by... I really
cherish this...so I really like HK and really like everyone. I'm really
happy to be back home.. thanks everyone! (audience applauds) From being
a young girl during the 'Heart to Heart' movie series until who I am
today, a lot of friends have said I haven't changed much for my outer
appearance, but after experiencing a lot of stages in life, the way
I am on the inside and the way I think have changed a lot. I want to
tell everyone that although I'm standing on stage today, but I already
don't think of myself as an artist. When I left HK in '97 to live overseas
for some time, I became an ordinary person and already found my happiest
way of living and learned a lot of things..learning to love myself more
and how to love others. This feeling is very realistic. Tonight I want
to share with all of you this feeling, because a large part of my happiness
comes from all of you (Viv's voice sounded shaky...almost ready to cry...audience
applauding and screaming). How come I feel like crying so quickly already?..
I have to hold in my tears or I can't sing. You guys really love me.
Since the first day I stepped on stage, (Viv's voice sounded shaky again...about
to cry..) my world has been filled with all of your forgiveness and
then sang "Offstage Leading Actress," "Lonely Heartache,"
and "Crazy Heart Changes to a Deeper Love." After she sang
"Crazy Heart Changes to a Deeper Love," she said, "To
the people sitting way up there...I'll try my best to be lifted up there
later...haha..please be patient. (audience screaming loudly..really
excited) Do I look pretty tonight? (audience screamed "pretty!")
Do I really look pretty? (audience screamed "Yes!") Did I
take good care of my skin? (audience screamed "good!") Actually,
the next guest has been able to take even better care of his appearance
than me. He's even more fit than all women. When he was very young,
he already had this same look right now. He's a person who still looks
the same after all these years.... ah Lam (George Lam)!"
George Lam Chi Cheung appears on stage (audience
screaming) and sang "Sometimes When We Touch" with Viv. After
this song, Viv and ah Lam talked....
Viv: I'm really
happy to see you.
wah..you know, I thought I was supposed to say a few words first on
stage before singing, but instead I had to sing immediately. (audience
Viv: yeah, there's a lot of things
you don't know about..haha. It's actually been a very long time since
I've sang on stage together with you..and it's been a long time since
I've seen you...we haven't kept in contact with each other for so long.
ah Lam: yes, it's been too long.
I've really seen you grow up since you were very young. (audience laughs)
Viv: yeah...you know what I remember
the most about us from before?
ah Lam: actually, I found this picture
in my home..
oh wow!.. can you (camera man) zoom in on this picture? I really want
everyone to see this. I'll hold the picture. We're in the snow...can
you see 2 monsters in the snow, each wearing a hood? ..haha.. (audience
laughs) ..we're wearing a lot of clothes. wah! how come I look so old-fashioned?
I need to hide this picture..haha.. I didn't have a chance to look closely
at how I dressed.
ah Lam: Look at the date on the
Viv: 1989, December 21..haha.
ah Lam: at that time we were in
Toronto shooting a movie
Viv: yes, shooting "Three People's
World" ('Heart into Hearts')
ah Lam: and that day was 40 degrees
Viv: yeah, I was so cold I couldn't
ah Lam: this picture is for you
Viv: Thank you. I was actually very
happy, because back then it was my first time acting in a movie, so
I had to go to audition since I was a newcomer..so when I went to the
audition, I saw the director and had to do the audition with you...
wahhh! I was really scared.. doing an audition with a big superstar!...I
was so shocked... but you were such a nice person, making it very easy
for me to pass. Were you about ready to cut me from the movie?
ah Lam: No... we had already did
auditions with several other people, but once I saw her....well of course
I would choose her! (audience laughs loudly and applauds)
Viv: why did you choose me?
ah Lam: well, you're pretty...and
you know how to speak well, and you know how to act..so of course you
were chosen....but unfortunately, she plays as my daughter in the movie..haha.
Viv: I can play older roles now...yeah..
ah Lam: yeah, you're more mature
now. You know you look more like me than my own daughter does? (audience
Viv: hey, I want to tell you a secret.
When he was getting married with Sally, there was a picture of him and
Sally when they were young kids. You know your younger picture looks
exactly like how I looked when I was a little kid? So I'm actually going
to look like you in the future..haha.. maybe a few years later, the
person on stage would look like you with long hair..haha
ah Lam: when I was looking at our
pictures, I noticed our noses really look alike.
Viv: do they look alike? (Lam and
Viv put their faces side by side to let the audience do a comparison...
audience laughing) how about adding a moustache to me?..hahaha (audience
ah Lam: you don't need a moustache
Viv: haha..why not? a beautiful
person growing a moustache is rather cool...haha
ah Lam: but I'm really happy you
came back out to sing again
Viv: but I like to hear you sing
a little more..
ah Lam: I'll sing one more song
for them... but you have to leave now?
Viv: yes..I have to leave.. I'll
change into something more beautiful..
Viv leaves the stage.
ah Lam: how
is everyone? (audience screams "good!") I've been busy doing
things and I didn't have a chance to step onto this stage until now,
so I don't know what kind of trap doors are on this stage... (audience
laughs loudly... ah Lam referring to the time when he fell into a big
hole on stage during Liza Wang's concert a few years ago) so I have
to look more closely..haha..and if you see me walking in a dangerous
area, what will you guys do? (audience screams) But that's not going
to work...cuz last time when I fell, I kept walking backwards and then
fell and yet nobody screamed. (audience laughs loudly) So this time
if there's any small dark spots, you need to scream, ok? (audience screams
"ok!") This next song I'm going to sing, I think I've sung
it close to 30 years at the HK Coliseum. So much time has passed and
I've seen so many things...I think what's most important is to have
good health. I wish everyone here to have good health. (audience applauds)
Ah Lam sang his song 分分鐘需要你 ("Need You Every
Minute"). The audience clapped their hands following the music while
ah Lam sang his song. At the end of the song, ah Lam said, "Thanks
everyone for supporting Vivian." (audience applauds loudly) After
his song, the video monitors showed pictures of Viv and her friends
(same as last night). The audience screamed "waahhhhh!!" when
Viv appeared on stage singing "Past Fairy Tale" as she sat
in the big silver shoe. Then Viv sang "Dance of the Steel Wires"
and "Don't You Know I Think of Him."
singing "Don't You Know I Think of Him," Viv said, "You're
really passionate tonight...I'm really happy. I almost wanted to cry
again when I was backstage. I think I'll probably be crying tonight,
but hopefully not, because then I can't sing. During my entertainment
career, there was a time period when I couldn't separate with this next
male guest. During that period, I think most of you heard us from the
radio." Chris Wong appeared on stage (audience screamed loudly)
and sang "Endless Love" with Viv. At the end of the song,
Chris kneeled down on one knee and kissed Viv on the hand. (audience
screaming "waahh!") After the song, Viv and Chris talked...
Viv: Since this
is such a rare moment, how about we let the audience take some pictures
of us together? (audience screamed "yes!")
Chris: where are they taking the
pictures? (audience screaming "over here!")
Chris and Viv pose for pictures.
guys count.. 1.. 2... 3 (audience takes the pictures...audience laughing
and screaming "waahhh!")
Then Viv and Chris turned to face the next section
of the audience...
are the guests over here (guests meaning guests at a wedding... audience
Viv: 1.. 2... 3
Chris and Viv then turn to face the 3rd section.
Chris: For this section, I'll give
you guys a bonus.
Chris kissed Viv on the cheek. (audience screamed
Viv: Thank you..haha..how
come there's no kissing sound?..haha.
Then Chris and Viv were facing the red section...the
section I was in...yeh!
Chris: Now it's
your (Viv) turn to give them a bonus
Viv: ha??... ok
Viv was about to lean in to kiss Chris on the cheek, but then Chris
suddenly turned his face, and Viv almost kissed Chris on the lips!...
but she reacted fast enough and flinched back... (audience laughing
loudly) Viv said, "waahh!.. how come you're like that?"
Viv: You're always like that...you
always try to trick me. (audience laughing)
Chris: ok...haha..try again..
Viv: ha?... don't turn your lips
this way. (audience laughing)
Chris: ok...I won't look.
Viv then kissed Chris on the cheek. (audience screamed
Chris: Thank-you.. thanks for everyone's flashing lights
(from their cameras).
Viv: Your hair extension looks funny...
did you add it yourself?
Chris: I have a hair extension for
Viv: It looks really cool.
Chris: I'm trying to match your
feather (on Viv's head)..haha.. (audience laughing)
Viv: Oh yeah.. actually I'm really
scared to see you...because I'm just so happy seeing you when you sing..I
always want to laugh...but nothing happened just now.
Chris: Yeah, it's really difficult
for me to hold in my laughter...and I always see you trying to hold
in your laughter.
Viv: No..you know what I'm most
afraid of?....you look like a foreigner (audience laughs), but you really
like to sing Chinese opera...and you always want to sing Chinese opera
with me, so when you're singing Chinese opera with that different voice,
and together with your looks, I really can't stand it..hahaha.. (audience
Chris: But I really like to sing
together with you, maybe because when you talk, your voice already sounds
like the voice when you're singing Chinese opera.
Chris: so when you're singing Chinese
opera, you're really focused in the singing. Does everyone want to hear
her sing Chinese opera? (audience screams "yes!" and clapping
Viv: Don't be silly..
Chris: See..people want to hear..
since you brought up the subject of Chinese opera, I think we should
hear you sing.
Viv: I can't ...I can't...it will
ruin this atmosphere.
Chris: You have to change your look
Viv: I have to pull...uhm..what
do you call it?
Chris: pull your face (audience
Viv: No... like pull up the eyebrows...
kinda like your eyebrows...yeah..haha.. I have to go backstage and fix
Chris: Ok, I'll give you one night
to get ready and you can do it tomorrow.
Viv: Ok, I'll try it and we'll see..
Chris: Last night we talked a little
bit. I feel like we're only very intimate with each other when we're
on stage together.
Viv: Yes..it's a rare moment
Chris: Each time I can only see
you when you're on stage. How about tonight we take a walk down memory
Viv: What do you want to do? I always
have some new things together with you.
Chris: No no..we've known each other
since we were young..so it's natural that we've been through a lot of
Chris: So let's remember a little
part of the past..let's not waste too much time.. like our happy and
Viv: Yeah... like you always yelled
at me when I was young. (audience laughs)
Chris: When you were young?..haha..ok.
Viv: I wasn't even 20 years old
Chris: Yes.. well, you just started
working (at the radio station), so you needed to be taught by some of
the veterans...it's unavoidable... otherwise would you be as beautiful
as you are today? (audience laughs)
Viv: Let me tell you... I was the
only one who wasn't afraid to be yelled at by you...haha.
Chris: You know why I yelled at
you?.. because I wanted you to improve. (audience laughs) But I yelled
at you as if I'm your older brother and you're my younger sister.
Chris: I remember when there were
good and bad times that we experienced together. Do you remember one
day when we were working at the radio station together, and it was Candy
Che Suk Mui's birthday?.. she was on the 3rd floor.. and we were responsible
for bringing the cake to her.. the golden boy and jade girl giving the
cake to the Queen. (audience laughs and applauds) But we're on the first
floor, and in order to get to the 3rd floor, we have to pass the 2nd
Viv: and then suddenly Chris and
I gave each other a sneaky look
Chris: on the turning corner of
the 2nd floor stairway...we didn't say anything.
Viv: just thought we should immediately
go back downstairs..
Chris: and then we hid on the corner
of the stairway, and.....uhm....she's not here tonight, right? (audience
Viv: I think she's behind you.
Chris: Let's look this way and continue
Viv: ok ok..
Chris: and that's when Vivian and
I stole a bite. (audience laughs)
Viv: Yeah..and each of us ate half
of the cake and finished it..haha.. and the Queen didn't eat any of
it. (audience laughs)
Chris: She didn't know about it.
Viv: Yeah..she didn't know.
Chris: She didn't know about the
Chris: and then there was one time
when we went overseas to do a show together..I don't remember exactly
where. You know when you perform overseas, you'll sometimes meet a guy
who seems to be like a triad leader.
Viv: hmm..I don't really remember
Chris: At that time, I felt like
something wasn't quite fair, and so I said I wouldn't sing... you know
me...I didn't think first before I said this. (audience laughs)
Viv: I think I remember a little
Chris: so I said I wouldn't sing..
and then this young girl (Vivian) yelled, "yeah, don't sing!"
(audience laughs loudly) and she yelled, "I support you! We won't
sing!" (audience laughs)
Viv: that's how my real personality
Chris: Then the girl who was assisting
you at that time said, "aiya!..don't say that Chris!... you're
ok...but we two girls can't go back to Hong Kong!" (audience laughs)
Chris: Do you remember this?
Viv: I think I remember now..
Chris: So that's why I really remember
that time. Vivian is very caring, and she'll do things to help others.
We eat cake together..and if we get in trouble, we'll suffer the consequences
together. Where can you find such a friend?
Viv: haha..yes.. so do I help out
a friend who's in trouble no matter what happens?
Viv: Please give me some applause..haha..
(audience applauds) Thanks everyone!..haha.
Chris: so tonight I had to come....
to give you this piece of hair
Viv: ok, I'd like to take it with
Chris: can't...I still have to sing
Viv: ok, I'll give you the stage
Chris: ok, then you go backstage
and change into another beautiful outfit.
Viv leaves the stage.
Chris: I'm really
happy to be here at Vivian's concert. I wasn't able to attend her previous
concert, so I really cherish this opportunity now. She specifically
chose a song for me to sing. She's really so helpful... she helped me
think of what clothes I should wear (audience laughs) ...and helped
me think of what song I should sing (audience laughs). The only thing
I chose myself was to add this piece of hair and she said she wanted
to pull it off for me. (audience laughs) But that's ok.. we're friends.
sings 傾心 . After this song, the video monitors showed Viv's childhood
pictures (same as last night). Then Viv appeared playing "Time"
on the transparent grand piano. After singing "Time," Viv
said, "The song I just sang, called 'Time,' was from my last Mandarin
album in 1996. I wrote the music for this song. It's really been a long
time since I've played the piano. I'm feeling kind of nervous. The next
song I'm going to sing...uhm...the first time I played this song on
the piano, I thought I would never forget how to play the song, because
the piano score was in my heart, so I didn't even write a piano score
for the song. About 2 months ago when I decided I was going to sing
the song, I was trying to practice playing the song on the piano, but
I found out I had actually forgotten everything. I forgot all the music
notes to the song. At that moment, I felt very sad...and even almost
felt like crying...really. So after working hard for some time, about
a month and a half ago, I slowly started to find every note to the song.
I felt like I found something that I had lost. I really cherish this.
I think that even if I don't have that much time to play the piano anymore,
I would still try to practice this song from time to time...even if
my family members don't like noise.. because this song is very important
to my singing career. In 1984 when I participated in my first singing
contest, I sang the Japanese version of this song... 'Beloved.'"
(audience clapping loudly)
she sang "Beloved," she said, "If it wasn't because of
my concert this time, it would be quite difficult for me to see a lot
of my friends, because we would seldom contact each other, and some
of them I haven't seen for a very very long time. The next friend I
want to introduce... he hasn't sung together with me for a long time,
and we haven't seen each other for a long time, and he hasn't come to
Hong Kong for a long time. He's from Taiwan and speaks Mandarin. He
wrote a song for me which was very important to me... it's my most favorite
Then Viv started playing her Mandarin song "Rumors"
on the piano, and Kevin Lam Lung Suen appeared on the other side of
the stage playing "Rumors" on a black grand piano. After singing
"Rumors," Viv did a test of Lam Lung Suen's Cantonese similar
to the show last night. Then Lam Lung Suen sang his song 你那麼愛他
("As You Love Him So Much"). After he sang his song, Viv came out with
the dancers and sang "Automatic Actions," "Curse,"
and "Move Out of the Way."
the song "Move Out of the Way," Viv said, "Thanks to
all the dancers. Please give the dancers a round of applause (audience
applauds). Thank-you. Everyone's worked very hard. Was my dancing great?
(audience screamed "yes!") Please applaud again to show your
support/encouragement. (audience applauds) . Thank-you. I was tricked
this time... at first they said I wouldn't really need to dance...but
in the end, they choreographed a lot of dance steps. I just thought
I could do a few movements and a few poses and that's it, but who would
have guessed that I would be dancing even more than when I was young...
and my wig almost fell off. Not talking just about dancing, or tonight's
show, even coming back to live in HK is also unexpected. In 2003, I
was living in Vancouver and came back to HK to celebrate Chinese New
Year with my mom. I would usually just stay for 2-3 months and would
then leave. But during April of that year, SARS happened in HK...and
I couldn't leave HK, while my boyfriend was overseas and couldn't come
back to HK. I really missed my cat, Pal...and I didn't know what to
do..so I would always rely on Joe to e-mail to me pictures of Pal everyday,
and that's how I could see my son. I really want to thank Joe."
(audience applauds) Viv looking at Joe, "Say hello to everyone.
(Joe waves to the audience) So that's how all of you were lucky enough
to see the naked Joe/Pal photo...haha.. (audience laughs) When I saw
the photo of Joe and Pal looking so fit, I felt relieved and didn't
need to worry anymore. Then in May, SARS still wasn't over yet, but
one day, Joe suddenly told me he and the cats would return to HK and
that I shouldn't wait anymore. So he came back to HK with the cats.
It was a really big surprise for me. I was really happy..but there's
one thing I feel some regret about...I didn't have a chance to say good-bye
to our friends over there (in Vancouver), because the last time I left
[Vancouver], I didn't know that I might not have a chance to go back
again...so I feel some regret and I apologize for that. After this concert,
I don't know if there will be another concert again (audience screams
"there will be!")... because we never know when the last time
will be, so every time I'm able to have a gathering with friends, I
would especially cherish the moment and think of it as being the last
time...so now that everyone's here and we're happy together, could I
get a little closer to you?" (audience screamed "yes!"....
I immediately got out of my seat to get to the front for the handshake
part ... I guess most of the people sitting in my section didn't see
the 1st show and they didn't know the handshake part was next, so after
I got up out of my seat, many fans started running to the front). Viv
said, "How about I come down to shake hands?" (audience screamed
Viv sang "C'est la Vie" and "Misunderstanding"
during the handshake part and was able to shake hands with all 4 sections
of the audience. On the night before, Viv only sang "Misunderstanding"
during the handshake part and only shook hands with 2 sections of the
audience, but on this night, she sang "C'est la Vie" to start
off the handshake part, so I kind of had a feeling she would be singing
2 songs for the handshake part. By the time she got to the red section
where I was at, she just finished singing "C'est la Vie"...I
was able to get her handshake towards the end of the song, BUT when
I was shaking her hand, she was looking to the opposite side of the
stage and she was asking the audience, "I haven't finished shaking
hands with everyone, right? Let's continue, ok?" ....so I wasn't
actually looking at her when I was shaking her hand. I was still shaking
her hand while she was looking away...she didn't let go of my hand,
so I didn't let go either..hehe
...not until the security guard broke up our handshake. Then Viv turned
back around and was facing the red section again and the music for her
song "Misunderstanding" started to play. I couldn't go back
to my seat yet cuz there were still a lot of fans standing behind me
and I couldn't move, and it would look pretty bad if Viv was standing
right in front of me and I didn't have my hand out to try and get a
handshake, so I just kept my hand out to see if Viv would shake my hand
again, and she did!...hehe.
Before she started singing "Misunderstanding," she said, "Last
night I couldn't shake hands with everyone..I feel very regretful...my
heart didn't feel good...so I hope to be able to shake hands with everyone
After the song "Misunderstanding," Viv
said, "Was I able to shake hands with every section?" (audience
screamed "yes!") Viv said, "yes? Very good! It's been
a very long time since I've been in such close distance with everyone.
I need to introduce the next guest...he's also an old friend that I
haven't seen for a very long time. Everyone probably misses him...especially
his 999 roses. (audience applauds, knowing the guest is Samuel Toi...
'999 Roses' is one of his popular songs)
Toi Jing Siu and Viv sing their Mandarin duet song "Best Friends."
After singing "Best Friends," Viv and Samuel talked...
please give a round of applause to Samuel. (audience applauds)
Samuel: Thanks. How is everyone?
Viv: This person is really friendly...
when I went to Taiwan, he's the only friend who spoke Cantonese, so
he would often go with me to do work even when he's not scheduled to
work. He would go together with me to TV/radio programs and be the translator,
Yes.. sometimes we would speak Cantonese Mandarin, so I would help to
be your translator.
Viv: Yes.. you're really so nice.
Even when you didn't have to sing or didn't have to work, you would
still go together with me and ride the minivan to the TV station or
radio station to be my translator. I really thank you.
Samuel: Even when the car had a
flat tire, I still went with you.
Viv: Yes.. I was really touched.
and you've taught me so many things...and you taught me magic..do you
Samuel: Oh yes.. sometimes during
our work schedule, we were bored, so I did a few simple magic tricks
and made everyone happy.
Viv: If that's the case, how about
you make me bigger?
Samuel: change you? but I think
you're already quite big. (audience laughs)
Viv: not in a specific area...I
mean overall be bigger...because my friends have told me that because
of my concert, I've lost a lot of weight and don't look like how I was
before. Can you make me look like how I was before?
Samuel: Actually, after you finish
the concert tonight, I'll treat you to a big meal. Then tomorrow you'll
Viv: My stomach will be bigger..
Viv: But the top won't be big...
that wouldn't be good.
Samuel: Well, that's ok. But now
I can do another magic trick.
Samuel: Yes.. I can make you disappear
Viv: Oooh.. I get it..
Samuel: so then you can rest a little
and have a drink of water
Viv: I get it.. ok..
Samuel: and you're gone! (audience
laughs) Let's just fake it and say the magic trick was successful...wooh!
Samuel: Thank-you Vivian (audience
Viv: Thank you very much.
Viv leaves the stage.
I'm really happy to be able to sing "Best Friends" together
with Vivian because it's the first duet song I wrote for her... it's
a really unforgettable experience. And I was able to sing "Sometimes
When We Touch" with her also. I'm really happy to take part in
Vivian's 'Back for Love' concert, and I hope that not only tonight,
but that there will be many more chances for her to sing together with
all of you, so that we always don't have to feel so lonely when we think
about her. Let's all sing this song together to give to Vivian, ok?
(audience screams "ok!" and applauds)
Samuel sang his song 想你想得好孤寂 ("Feeling So
Lonely When Thinking of You"). After this song, the video monitors showed
video clips of Viv and her dog and cats (same as last night). Then Viv
came on stage wearing a dark turquoise color dress and was singing "I'm
Willing" (Faye Wong's song... Mandarin song). After singing "I'm
Willing," Viv made a similar speech as the previous night about
how having pets have changed her life. Then she sang "Meet."
(Stephanie Sun's song ..Mandarin song) After singing "Meet,"
Leo Ku appeared on stage to sing the song "I Really Got Hurt"
(Jacky Cheung's song...Mandarin) with Vivian. After this song, Leo and
I'm really happy for you.
Viv: Really? but how come tonight
you look a little watery-eyed?
Leo: Everyone seems to be very passionate.
(audience screamed loudly)
Viv: yes, you're all very passionate.
We're both very touched. (audience screamed loudly)
Leo: How come everyone is so super
tonight? (audience screamed very loudly)
Since you're so passionate tonight, I have something in my heart which
I really want to say. I usually call Vivian as 'Pretty Girl.'
Viv: and I would call him as 'Handsome
Boy.' We're not really shy..and not ashamed about this..hahaha..excuse
Leo: I've known 'Pretty Girl' for
a long time. There's something that I've always been embarrassed to
say to her.
Viv: Don't scare me... what do you
want to say?
Leo: please excuse me for saying
this in front of a girl... ok, I'll be honest. Actually, I've always
thought that Vivian....'ho boh' (has good balls...audience laughs loudly)
Really good balls. (meaning Vivian plays pool well.... audience laughs
Leo: You guys don't think that only
Joe has tried the good balls.. (audience laughs loudly)
Leo: I've tried it many times!
Leo: plus..a lot of other people
have experienced this, too...and it all happened at Joe's pool hall.
Viv: oooh..haha.. (audience laughs)
Leo: that's right.. everytime Vivian
made a good shot or won a game, the guys watching her would say, "Vivian,
good balls!" (Leo sounding and looking rather perverted when he
said this...hehe... audience laughing loudly)
Viv: hahaha... you're looking kind
of perverted..haha..their eyes don't look like yours..haha.
Leo: They're praising you for making
a good pool shot or that you played a good pool game.
Viv: ooh.. actually I like to be
Viv: yeah..when someone praises
me for playing pool well.
Leo: Then that's perfect... if I
said Vivian has good balls (meaning Vivian plays pool well), I don't
think anyone here would disagree. Would any of you disagree? (audience
screams "no!") The guys in the audience... do you think Vivian
has good balls? (a few guys screamed "good!") I'd like to
borrow this opportunity with the 10,000+ audience members in the HK
Coliseum to scream loudly, "Chow Wai Man ho boh!" (Vivian
has good balls!) (audience laughs)
Viv: Actually I would really like
to hear this... I haven't heard such a tremendous amount of praise for
me playing pool well... since I'm quite an old pool player..please give
me some support.
Leo: and plus, since you're a female,
I think you'd really want to hear this phrase... I mean female pool
player... I forgot to say this.. (audience laughs)..sorry.
Viv: haha...ok. How about all of
you scream this phrase loudly to give me some support?...say it like
you really mean it.
Leo: Last night I already led several
thousand people to scream this phrase... after the show, I had a friend
on HK island call me up to ask me, "Does Vivian really have good
balls?" (audience laughs)..because we've already screamed it all
the way across to the HK side. I think you will be able to scream more
loudly than the audience last night, right? (audience screams "yes!")
and also, there's very little chance for you to scream "Vivian
has good balls!" in public.
Everyone just let it out with all your strength!
Leo: If guys were at home and they
had suddenly screamed "Vivian has good balls!," their mom
would probably say, "You bad boy!"...
Leo: or if you're on the street
and you suddenly screamed "Vivian has good balls!," the people
would probably think, "geez, what's the matter with this person?"
so that's why everyone should cherish this moment to openly scream out
"Vivian has good balls!"
Viv: (in Mandarin) I'm ready....
Leo: Are you all ready? (audience
screamed "yes!") .. louder than last night, ok? ready.. after
3, say "Chow Wai Man ho boh" (Vivian has good balls) ...pretty
Viv: hurry up! I can't wait!
Leo: ready.. 1,2, 3 .. (audience
and Leo scream, "Chow Wai Man ho boh!")
Leo: is it good balls?
Viv: yes..good balls...
Viv: I kind of feel like crying...
after this, I will focus on being a pool player, to see if I can be
a world ranked player at my age and participate in tournaments around
Leo: If you've really got good balls,
then you can really do it. (audience laughs)
Viv: then I've got you to give me
Leo: Has the palace dress appeared
tonight yet? (audience laughs)
Viv: eh??..palace dress?
Leo: eh..how come I suddenly asked
about the palace dress?.. we were just talking about Vivian having good
balls..ooh..sorry...I jumped too far ahead on the topic (audience laughs
Viv: you silly boy.. let me hit
Leo: hehehe. Tonight towards the
end of the concert, if everyone wants Vivian to come out again to sing,
you can all scream, "Chow Wai Man ho boh...ngoh dei yiu encore!"
(Vivian has good balls, we want an encore!) (audience laughs and applauds)
Remember this, ok? Remember to scream this towards the end.
Viv: You're really a good talker.
But you're usually not like this... only when you're on stage... how
come? ... you're a bad boy...haha..
Leo: hahaha... well, I'm not only
here to teach everyone a slogan.. I also need to tell everyone that
I saw your son backstage just a few minutes ago.
Viv: my son?
Leo: just admit you gave birth to
your son (audience laughs)
Viv: you mean the one who was in
the video clip?... yeah, he already appeared in the video.
Leo: yeah.. your son Pal.
Viv: but how come you were able
to see him backstage?
Leo: you brought him backstage...
he's running around all over the place.
Leo: yeah.. and he ate so much that
he's very big now.
Viv: I don't believe you! (dancer
wearing cat costume comes out on stage...audience screams loudly)
did he eat to be so big?
Viv: oooh.... my son..how come you
look like this? What did you eat?... be careful on what you eat...my
son.. I'm really worried about you.
Leo: I'd like to take this opportunity
to help Mom and her son take a picture together. The camera's ready,
Viv: my son... here's a kiss for
you. (Viv kisses Pal)
screams "waah!") Although we know you (dancer) are pretending
to be Pal, but the entire audience knows there's a person inside the
costume...so don't pretend to try anything (audience laughs loudly)
Viv: I think of him as my son....[Pal]
just relax... it's ok...
Leo: I'm taking this picture in
front of thousands of people to remember this moment... I usually see
the photographers squat down a little to take pictures (audience laughs),
but you're wearing a long dress, so it's no use (audience laughs). ok,
ready..1, 2, 3.
Leo took the picture of Viv and Pal.
gives flowers to Viv... Viv screams, "waahh!"
Leo: you bad boy! just throw the flowers towards
your mom's mouth! (Leo hits Pal.... audience laughing)
Viv: hey, don't hit my son!
Leo: I'm just trying to discipline your son for you.. last night he
hit the microphone which then chipped your tooth.
Viv: it's ok!...my son can do anything he likes.
Viv: yeah...we treat each other equally..
Viv: you're really not smart
Leo: sorry..it's my fault. Then how about you go backstage to cheer
up your son.
Viv: ok.. my son, let's go now... be good. Say bye-bye to brother..
Leo: bye-bye. Please give some applause to Pal, ok? (audience applauds).
Actually it's really hot being in the Pal costume, so please give some
more applause (audience applauds).
Then Leo sang "Love and Honesty." Towards
the end of the song, Leo said, "I'll be like everyone and continue
to support Vivian. Remember...'Chow Wai Man ho boh...ngoh dei yiu encore'
(Vivian has good balls, we want an encore)..remember to scream this."
(audience laughs and applauds) After Leo's song, Joe and Ngai Hong are
talking about Viv in the video clip (same as last night).
the video clip, the band started to play Viv's song "For You,"
and Viv appeared at the center stage sitting on a chair that looked
like a rectangular crown with crystals hanging all over it...kind of
looks like a throne. The cables/wires pulled the chair up towards the
top of the Coliseum. Viv was up HIGH in the air. Below the crown was
a huge golden dress which opened up and looked like it had arms/legs,
and there were golden shoes at the bottom of it. As she sang "For
You," the chair rotated slowly around so everyone could see her.
Towards the end of the song, the chair was lowered back down to the
stage. Viv got out of the chair and then sang "When the Red Leaf
singing "When the Red Leaf Falls," Viv thanked some people..
sponsors, managers, band members, choreographer, makeup artist, costume
designer, concert workers, friends, fans, etc. Viv also said, "Thanks
to my good friends who have also supported me.. specifically this friend
who has worked very hard and who has been busy for a long time... Carmen...I
think the fans also know...please give some applause to Carmen."
(audience applauded and some fans screamed) Viv thanked some other friends
and said, "Thanks to Joe (audience screamed and applauded)...thanks
to my family..and most importantly, thank-you to the audience and thanks
to my fans. (audience applauded loudly and screamed) This time, my concert's
slogan was, 'I'm back because of love' (yan wai ngoi, soh yi wui loi).
Then when everyone saw this concert poster, I saw on a fan's website
that the fans replied back to me saying.... (Viv starting to cry...her
voice sounded shaky) 'We've waited for you because of love.'" (yan
wai ngoi, soh yi dang doi) The audience screamed and applauded loudly.
Viv continues speaking with a shaky voice, "To wait this long really
isn't easy...because they've had to wait for 12 years. Thank-you all.
(audience screaming and applauding loudly) Let me grab some tissues
first (Viv wiping away her tears). Tonight I have given you all a gift...it's
my shiny idol card that's in your hands now. This is a remembrance of
our love for all these years. Thank-you. (audience applauds loudly)
Also my advertising sponsor has supported my concert and has given all
of you a special Octopus card cover. And my previous record company
has released a compilation CD for me...you can buy it at the door...
I believe you've already got it in your hands. How about I give myself
to all of you?..is that good? (audience screams "good!") I'd
like to sing a song which was written by a very special friend (Viv
starts to cry....voice sounding shaky)... he wrote this song for me...(Viv
pauses for a couple seconds..audience screaming...one person yelled,
"Don't cry!").. I can't say the name of the song... all of
you help me say the song name, ok?..... 'If You Knew My Reason.' "
(audience applauds and screams loudly)
audience clapped their hands following the music while Viv sang, "If
You Knew My Reason"... Viv started crying as she sang the song
and didn't sing for a few seconds.. the audience helped her sing a few
of the words. After this song, Viv left the stage and the audience screamed
for an encore, but I didn't hear anyone screaming, "Chow Wai Man
ho boh...ngoh dei yiu encore"..hehe. Viv appeared a few minutes
later and sang "Wedding of Feelings."
singing "Wedding of Feelings," Viv made a speech similar
to the night before about Snow White. Then Viv sang her last song, "A
Long and Lasting Love." The concert ended at around 11:38PM.
the concert ended, I went to take a look at the Viv pictures that the
vendors were selling outside of the Coliseum. I spent about 15 minutes
deciding which set to buy. Then I walked over to the outside of the
yellow gate to see if I could wait for Viv to come out. On the night
before, I waited till 1:15am and she still didn't come out yet, so I
left...but she should be coming out earlier tonight since she wouldn't
need to do interviews with reporters after the show like the night before.
So I waited for less than 30 minutes, and Viv came out of the back entrance
of the Coliseum before 12:30AM. She was wearing a cap and the same red
and white striped top she wore at the HK Book Fair 2 years ago..hehe.
There were a lot of fans waiting for Viv, but less than the night before.
I thought Viv would only wave to the fans and immediately get into the
minivan to leave, but instead, she walked up to the metal barriers and
shook hands with fans and also gave autographs! But too bad..I didn't
have my new Vivian compilation CD with me..it was back at the hotel..and
I didn't have any other Viv items with me except for the Viv idol card,
bookmark, and Octopus card cover I got right before the concert. I saw
Viv was holding a regular pen to sign things for the fans, but I knew
it wasn't possible to sign on the shiny idol card or the plastic Octopus
card cover with a regular pen, so I tried to give her the bookmark to
sign. I was standing behind a tall guy, so when Viv walked near where
I was, I screamed, "Vivian!"...she saw me and said, "Hello!"..and
then I said in English, "Could you sign this?"...I reached
out to give her the bookmark and she reached out to get the bookmark
(there were 2 barriers separating Viv from the fans, so it was a far
stretch for Viv and the fans). Viv had the bookmark in her hand, but
then she said in Cantonese, "oh, I don't have a pen. (guess she
gave the pen back to the fan or whoever) I'll sign for you next time!"
and I said, "ok! Thanks!"...so I reached out again to get
the bookmark back from Viv. Actually, I did have one of those autograph
markers in my backpack, but I knew Viv was in a rush, so I didn't get
it out. Anyway, I was already happy just to see her for a few seconds.
So a few minutes later,
she waved good-bye to the fans and got into the minivan and left.
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