Back in January of this year, I spent three weeks in my hometown of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a vibrant and busy city full of culture, people, food and shopping! I took a ton of photos during my visit and would love to share some of my experiences with everyone who visits my blog. Spending my early childhood in Hong Kong has influenced me to enjoy music from the huge Entertainment Industry in Asia. I’ve always heard about all the amazing concerts that take place at the Hong Kong Coliseum (紅磡香港體育館), but have never personally been there. During my trip, I decided to purchase tickets for two concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Since its official opening on April 27, 1983, the Hong Kong Coliseum has established itself as one of the most popular multipurpose indoor stadium in Hong Kong for international sports events, spectacular entertainment programmes, pop concerts and conventions.
One of the concerts I saw was the Edmond Leung 梁漢文 2012 Big Man Concert. Edmond Leung is a huge pop star in Hong Kong. He put on two concerts in January to celebrate his 20th anniversary in the Music Industry. Here are a few photos from his concert!
Edmond’s first guests of the concert was none other than Hong Kong Pop Star Eason Chan (陳奕迅) and Singer/Actor Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒)! I had a chance to photograph Eason’s Toronto concert in 2008 and am a huge fan of his music.
Edmond’s piano/spaceship! Very cool!
Next up were Pop Stars Andy Hui (許志安) and Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文)!
After the first encore, screaming fans refused to leave the coliseum and Edmond’s manager invited all the celebrities in the audience to go on stage for one last song! Eason, Nicholas, Sammi, along with William So (蘇永康), Wilfred Lau (劉浩龍) and a few others all jumped on stage for a spectacular encore performance!
I really enjoyed my experience at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Due to the large population in Hong Kong, popular super stars often have multiple concerts back to back at the Coliseum, allowing them to set up elaborate stage, lighting and special effects. Overseas concerts in Toronto have much less budget for amazing visual effects and complex stages. Stay tuned for more photos from my trip to Hong Kong!