Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong

November 5, 2010
Editor: Sun Xi

The three concerts Faye Wong held on October 29, 30 and 31 in Beijing's Wukesong Gymnasium as the first leg of her 2010 Rebirth tour marked her first public performance since 2005. Wong presented her audience with an unparalleled audio-visual feast that generated a wave of audience adoration for this now veteran songstress.

Faye Wong is held in deep affection in her native Beijing, although she first found fame in Hong Kong, which she considers her work place. Another reason why Wong chose to start her tour in Beijing was to be with her children, who go to school in the capital.

Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong

Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong

Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong

Faye Wong's constume for winter part Faye Wong's constume for winter part Faye Wong's constume for winter part
 

Wong's aptly themed Rebirth concert after a six year absence from public entertainment portrayed her professional renaissance as  four seasons of butterflies, fallen leaves, snow, and starry skies infused with Buddhist cultural elements emphasizing the theme of rebirth. It is the most sumptuous singing tour with the amazing settings striking 3-D video superimpositions of the glacial wonderland since she became a singer.

Wong had seven changes of costume during the show, including an evening gown and a bathrobe worn with a hat made out of the ballet tights for four-year-old dancers, according to her stylist TitiKwan.

A Sellers' Market

Subway passengers on the night of October 29 were astounded when they heard the public announcement, "The next station is Wukesong. Passengers for Queen Faye Wong's concert, please get off." It set a precedent in live performance logistics.

Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong

Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong

Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong

Faye Wong's constume for spring part Faye Wong's constume for spring part Faye Wong's constume for summer part

Although six years is ample time, even for a star of Wong's stature, to fade from public memory, Faye Wong has never lost her place in the affections of her fans, which is why her concert was an unequivocal sell-out.

As one ticket tout said, "We bought around 780 tickets worth 600 thousand yuan a month ago. After adding a few hundred yuan on to the price of each we completely sold out. Not even Jacky Cheung could compete with that level of demand. "

 

 

 

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