Hubby and I had our first concert experience recently at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil. And it was a date with a THE Heavenly King: Jacky Cheung Hock Yau. My sister and BIL had flown in from Kota Kinabalu to catch this concert (their seats were 4 rows from the stage, yowza!), and I was supposed to meet them up the next day, but whaddaya know, lady luck was with hubby and I, and both of us also got to watch Jacky Cheung as well :D
It was really by a stroke of luck we got the tickets, a close friend of hubby's happens to be working with Tune Group, one of the sponsors of the concert, and he offered us complimentary tickets just a couple of days before the scheduled Friday night concert.
|Seating positions during the concert. Image from TicketCharge. |
Our seats were at VIP L, indicated with a dark blue box. Very good seats with a clear view of the stage :D
Initially we were supposed to get the Royal Box tickets, which is seated on the left hand side of the stage. At the last minute, our friend said he had no more Box tickets, but offered us VIP tickets instead. Woohoo! Even better!
|VIP seats w00t!|
We arrived at the stadium to be greeted by a throng of Jacky Cheung fans from all over the country. That Friday was actually the 2nd show for the week, 2 more shows over the weekend. With 4 shows in total, it's really a miracle he can perform for all shows *salute*. Security was rather strict, you can't bring mineral bottles into the stadium. The people on duty needed to scan through our bags before we could enter. Once inside, we were guided to our seats. Since it was in an indoor stadium, there was air-conditioning, temperature was just OK for the night. At least you won't sweat during the concert.
|Everyone is waiting patiently for the concert to start.|
|Bright lights above.|
Never the less, Jacky Cheung was amazing. He had the whole crowd mesmerized and singing along to every song he sang. Everyone was constantly cheering his name (myself included). Everyone was well behaved, no rowdy teenagers and bottle throwing maniacs. Then again, the crowd that night was probably more mature and are from the generation who grew up listening to Jacky Cheung haha!
Not only that, Jacky Cheung also paid tribute to the late Lydia Sum, who was an inspiration to a lot of the Hong Kong entertainers.
This was probably the only time I can get this close to a superstar. The photos above may look as thought our seats are far, but in actual fact, it was near enough to see his facial expressions very clearly. Hock Yau, thank you for an amazing Friday night. You are THE REAL HEAVENLY KING...!