THE QUEEN RETURNS Faye Wong Makes Return to Hong Kong
Faye Wong made her return to Hong Kong on Friday night to kick off the first of five shows for her 'Faye Wong Tour 2011' at the Asia World Expo. The entire venue was packed with fans, many who have waited years for her return to Hong Kong. To thank her fans for their endless support, Faye specially added new features to her show, including new outfits and makeup, and also prepared a new brand set list featuring some her classic Cantonese songs. Riding on a float which lowered into the crowd, audience members were able to have a more intimate encounter with their idol.
With previous stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, Faye finally returned to Hong Kong where she first began her rise to fame. She prepared 10 new looks for the night which accentuated her diva image, but maintained her graceful appeal.
Aside from her outfits, Faye's makeup design was also brand new. Starting with light makeup at the beginning of the concert, she gradually added different colours and images onto her eyelids and eyebrows, including one which resembled a seabird. Her bangs swept in all directions, which changed according to the four seasons to match with the theme of her concert.
It's been almost 8 years since Faye last performed a Cantonese song on stage. Faye appeared a little nervous at the beginning of the concert. Her pronunciation was evidently not as sharp as it was before. However, with the audience's endless applause and cheer, she soon regained her confidence. Faye was so into the music she evened danced a little on stage. In spite of her enthusiasm, Faye remained the same as always and spoke only a few words that night. She said 'thank you' three times in Cantonese and once in Mandarin, and greeted the audience with a simple 'hello' in English.
During the 'Fall' segment, Faye wore a black dress which revealed her back. She rode on top of a float covered with feathers which lowered her into the audience, allowing her to be much closer in proximately than she was during her previous concerts. Faye continuously waved at the audience and appeared in high spirits. The two hour concerted ended at 10:15 p.m. At the end of the show, the screens in the back showed an image of a white lotus as she began singing the song 'Heart Sutra'. The audience continued their applause till the very end.
The set list:
Date - 約定
Repayment - 償還
Withered Flower - 花事了
Undercurrent - 暗湧
Dreamlover → Sleepwalk - 夢中人 → 夢遊
The Empress' New Clothes 女皇的新衣
Rikean Heart (Cocteau Twins)
Scandalous - 曖昧
I'm Willing - 我願意
Let Love - 將愛
The Last Blossom - 開到荼靡
Eyes Wide Open - 大開眼戒 (Eason Chan)
Wings of Light - 光之翼
Bored - 悶
Sky - 天空
Wish We Can Last Forever - 但願人長久
Love Letter to Myself - 給自己的情書
MV + Cold War - MV+ 冷戰
Mortal world - 人間
Rebirth - 重生
New Tenant - 新房客
Chanel - 香奈兒
Flower on the Other Shore - 彼岸花
Faye's performance of Eason's 大開眼戒Source: Mingpao
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ AsianFanatics