Sunday, July 24, 2005

snow or never

well, what would you do, if you had a chance to see snow in taipei? yesterday, i went with a few classmates to nokia's totally board event, cuz we were promised snow and pop stars. the snow was a little disappointing, but the pop stars were alrite.

i met up with people from my class at the chiang kai-shek memorial hall in the afternoon to check out what was going on during the day, and when we got there, we saw a ski ramp and a little snow slide where people (mostly kids) could slide down on an innertube. that was it for the snow.

as for the music, the person we saw in the afternoon was zhang zhenyue, tho i didn't kno his name at the time. i called him "that guy with the beard" and no one believed me that he was actually taiwanese. after his set, nothing much was going on, so we left to get something to drink.

after much trouble finding a coffee shop with any room, and after meeting up with yet more people, we headed back into the memorial hall to see if there was something else going on. we watched the skate competition for a bit, and then they had some music. it started off with an unknown called alan kuo, who no one really cared about. i personally didn't like him cuz he was unattractive and couldn't sing well. his album was supposed to come out later or something. i dunno, i tried not to listen. after him, it was huang yida, whose songs off his newer cd weren't quite as bad as i might have imagined, having listened to his entire first cd. then, the man we all came to see, lee-hom. he performed a few songs and then left to a crowd of screaming teenage girls.

i think this was the first time i'd actually attended a c-pop concert, and it was a lot of fun. hopefully, in the months to come there will be more... and hopefully jay will come back and perform too.

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