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《京华时报》“梅艳芳经典金曲演唱会”（Anita Classic Moment Live）首场演出前晚在香港红馆顺利举行。尽管要面对因对抗病魔疲劳过度、演唱会要延期等负面新闻，阿梅终于还是站在了红馆的舞台上。当灯光熄灭，阿梅戴着金色眼罩，穿着金红色的长裙站在升降台上缓慢出场。在上海交响乐团伴奏下，梅艳芳很精神地演唱了多首名曲。她的热情演出感动了台下的万名歌迷。不过，再浓的妆扮、再华丽的服饰也难掩阿梅的病容憔悴。演出后的合影，阿梅甚至要努力挤出笑容。
Anita Mui held the first show of [Anita Classic Moment] Concert on the night
before at HK Coliseum successfully. Regardless there was news about how
tired she was due to fighting against cancer and the concert started later than
scheduled, Ah Mui finally stood up on the stage of HK Coliseum. When the
lights in the stadium turned off, Ah Mui with the mask and in the red gold gown
was lifted up slowly on to the stage. Accompanied by the Shanghai Symphony
Orchestra, Anita Mui in very physical condition performed a few of her famous
classic songs. Her devotion in performance touched the hearts of more then
10 thousand audience. But, no matter how thick her make up was, how
glamorous her costumes was, all could not cover up all sick look. After
the concert, she had to try so hard to put on a smile.
Stage: Decorated with flowers
The stage of Ah Mui's concert is 3 sided. On both side of the stage,
there are 2 huge screens. White European architecture forms the stage
scene. In the middle of the stage, there is a flight of stairs with red
carpet. The musicians of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra sit on both side
of the stairs. The European pillars are surrounded by red roses. On
both sides of the stage, there are bridges adjoining to the seating area.
阿梅演唱会的服装全部由Christian Dior赞助。首度出场着金红色的长裙，加上金色的长靴、金色的眼罩，有几十斤重。阿梅在台上说：“虽然在演唱会前有很多风风雨雨，我今天站在这里说，只要有信心，就会做到。如果有做得不好的地方，也希望大家原谅。不过，今晚看我的服装就够了。”整晚，阿梅换了多套服装，包括黑白色的Christian Dior长裙、西班牙性感纱龙裙、和服、旗袍及婚纱等，每次出场都会给观众带来惊喜。
Costumes: More than 80 lbs.
The costumes for this concert are sponsored by Christian Dior.(The
gown for the opening and the bridal gown at the ending are designed by Eddie
Lau, not Dior). The red gold gown for the
opening, plus the boots in gold color and the gold mask is more than
80lbs. Ah Mui said: [Though there have been so much storms before this
concert, today I am standing here, it means with confidence, I can do it.
If I can't do it too well, I hope you will forgive me. But just come to
see my costumes, it is enough.] For the whole night, Ah Mui has changed to
several sets of clothes, including Christian Dior's black/white dress, Spanish
sexy layered lace skirt, Japanese kimono, Changshan, wedding gown and etc.
Every time when Ah Mui appeared in new costumes on the stage, audience were
surprised with delight.
Guests: supported by ex boy friend
For the first show, Ah Mui got 9 guest singers. Jacky Cheung and Ah Mui sang in duet [Blessing], Hacken Lee with Ah Mui in duet [Wind is still cold], then [Fate] by Ah Mui and Alan. Besides, Eason Chan, Edmund Leung, Denise Ho, Cheung Wai Kin and William so sang in group Ah Mui's quick songs including [Bad girl], [Good girl], [Chop open the ice mountain] and etc. Their singing together with hot dances brought a climax to the show.
Besides the guests on the stage, her family members and good friends such as
Lisa Wang, Cecilia Cheung, even her ex boy friend, Chiu Mun Chuck could be
seen among the audience. They all came to support Ah Mui.
(the writer might not know White Snow Fairy. Nowadays she seldom goes any
where. As one of the most respected senior artists of the Cantonese
Opera, her appearance is an honor to Ah Mui, and could be an injection of
vitality to Ah Mui too. White Snow Fairy came to see the concert on the
6th night again. Bet she really loves Ah Mui.)
Concert: More than 10 famous songs
Anita Mui performed more than 10 songs during the first show. Though she is suffering from cancer, she could not perform quick dances as before, she still performed some Spanish dances with 2 foreign male dancers. Ah Mui said: [Actually I love to dance on the stage. Today you have to watch me sitting there singing the slow songs, would you get bored by me. Actually, within recent years, my good friends left me one by one. Sometimes I would think, should I continue to sing? Then I realize things just change unexpectedly, on one knows what will happen tomorrow. So I have to do today's properly.] Then Ah Mui performed in medley [I am willing] [Wondering like dream], [This life] and [Love you deeply] and etc. Then Ah Mui said: [I have been singing for more than 20 years, sometimes I feel very bored too. So next time, when you see me in HK Coliseum, I might like to perform in another form, such as musical, or stage show.]
Touching message: embrace people around us
The concert ended in the singing of [Sunset Song]. Ah Mui appeared in the bridal gown, wearing the jewelry that she bought for her own wedding in real life. She advised the audience to embrace the people around them: [ I am a singer, and an actress too. I have been in wedding gown for movies, but this is the first time I'm in wedding gown myself. I believe in fate. Though there are so many fans and friends who support me, I am already 40, still not married. However, I will treasure all people around me. I believe in fate. Maybe I have to wait till 60 and finally will find him.] After she finished singing [Sunset Song], she walked slowly up the red carpeted stairs step by step, with the wedding gown trailing behind her, through the door of the church. The concert ended.
Back stage: Forced smile
After the concert of first 2 nights. Ah Mui, through her assistant, tell the people that her health condition is okay and there is no problem. But after the first show, she looked very tired at the back stage. Under the support of of her good friends, she let the reporters take pictures of her with a forced smile.
Ah Mui's concert will be held on 6th of Nov. till 11th of Nov. and then 14th and 15th, total 8 shows. All her good friends come to support her, so all will perform as her guest singers. Besides, Jacky Cheung, Alan Tam, Hacken Lee, Eason Chan, Andy Hui, Cheung Wai Kin, Denise Ho, Edmund Leung, Grasshoppers and William So who have performed for the first 2 shows, the organizer says Andy Lau, Sammi, XYZ, Gorge Lam will appear in her shows too. Though there are so many other singers for each show, all audience come to see Ah Mui, thinking this will be the last concert of hers. The atmosphere of the concert is quite sad.
(真所謂文人多大話, 用"擠出笑容來" 形容阿梅的笑....佩服佩服, 簡直五體投地.....其實每個人拍照時都會擺出自己招牌笑容. 演唱會後感到疲倦是很自然的事. 不要說演出者, 就是做觀眾的坐在那里三小時, 衹喝啋鼓掌也覺得疲倦不堪啦. 所以阿梅演唱會後覺得疲倦也無可厚非啦.)