Tuesday 04 Jan, 2011
by: Thanh Bui
On 29th December, I flew into Ho Chi Minh City to prepare for the Sunsilk Show on the 30th December 2010. Coming to Vietnam has been more and more of a regular occurrence for me but this time, spending New Year’s Eve in Vietnam is a first!
I flew in and went straight to the rehearsal. The show consists of Ho Ngoc Ha with collaborations with several other artists such as Ha Anh Tuan, myself and a couple of other artists. This is the very first live performance that I will be doing with Ho Ngoc Ha with ‘Lang Tham Mot Tinh Yeu’ and look forward to the response. The rehearsals involved the dancers as well and kudos to them, they have a big night ahead of themselves. Beneath are some photos of the rehearsals.
The following day, we had another dress rehearsal. There was a power cut in the middle but everything ran smoothly and the show slowly shaped together.
The show was a big success and the Vietnamese crowd is always so supportive! It was packed out, people had LED signs, yellow and green clapping sticks and the real HNH die-hard fans were obviously in the front few rows because they went off! There are always butterflies in my stomach a couple of hours before the show and as I stepped onto the stage to take position in the rotating podium, the nerves were pulsating through me. The feeling of perform is always an amazing one and this night was no different to any other.
The show moves onto Hanoi on the 8th January and I look forward to doing the debut performance as well as debuting Lang Tham Mot Tinh Yeu in Hanoi! I am making a stop on the 4th to perform at Da Lat’s Sammi Hotel (Club) so looking forward to debuting in Da Lat!
Thank you for such a wonderfully warm reception in 2010 and I look forward to meeting many of you at many more performances in 2011 as well as the launch of my first Vietnamese album.
Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s celebration and that 2011 is one filled with happiness, good music, good friends, good food and good health! Bring on the good music for 2011!