Thursday, March 13, 2008
Our first Shanghai Concert
Last Sunday, we went to see Harry Connick Jr, live in Shanghai! It's the first concert we've been to here and we weren't sure what to expect. We ended up with the best seats in the house - front row, right in front of Harry and his piano. The concert was held in an international gymnastics competition gymnasium. We roughly figured that it could seat about 5000 and maybe half of it was full - so we think about 2500 people came to the concert. And it was almost ALL foreigners. There were quite a few surly looking "security guards" standing around who seemed to not have one musical bone in their bodies! The concert was ok - I will admit that I was a bit disappointed. Not all the instruments were used and there were relatively few solos played by band members. The concert almost seemed to have been cut short. There have been some rumblings that due to Bjorks outspokenness the week before, Harry and his band were censored quite a bit - what a downer!