In recent days, there are video clips popping up all over the net, of Han Geng’s two overseas trips..one in Singapore and the other in Bangkok, Thailand..
In both of these two showcases, Han Geng showed two different performances depending on the audience response..The skits were all different even though both were fan-meetings..!!Though he sang his own songs and the performances were similar in nature and yet there was a different kind of atmosphere in these two concert halls…!! It is very true that we react differently depending on the nature of the response we get from the one we interact with..!!
In Singapore, the majority of the audience were locals, with a few foreign Gengfans, but overall the showcase was for Singapore Gengfans…Thanks to those foreign Gengfans who went to those two events because they helped to fill up the concert halls..not because they couldn’t be filled up but because it just happened that the event was held at the time when Singapore was having the National Exams for schools..so most of Singapore Gengfans couldn’t make it to the concerts..According to one fan account, the concert hall was 98% filled..so that shows that some were unable to go for various reasons….
Also according to one of those radio-show hosts who interviewed HG on their shows mentioned that the Esplanade concert hall is very imposing, grand and prestigious, and for Han Geng to be able to hold his fan-meeting there was a milestone in itself..!!
For Han Geng to be able to fill up the hall with 98% capacity was truly a feat and that’s why we have this slogan at our blog..Because You Are Han Geng…Just look at how imposing the hall is..just being able to enter the thresholds of that place is an experience and adventure itself..How many of us were able to experience the aura of that hall if not for Han Geng..! I don’t know the real reason behind this decision of having Han Geng holding his fan-meeting there, but what I know is this..it means that Han Geng is highly respected and appreciated for his work and music..not just any Tom, Dick or Harry can simply have their concert in there..!! That place is exclusive and it reflects the kind of concerts that can be accepted to be shown there..!!It has a list of some prominent artists who had their concerts there and so I can safely say that Han Geng is included in this list..hehehe Below is a little trivia on the concert hall..
The orchestral platform is able to hold up to 120 musicians. Above it is the movable acoustic canopy, which is composed of three pieces, each weighing 17 tons. This canopy serves the purpose of a sound reflector, both to get the right acoustics to suit the ongoing event, and also to enable musicians to hear themselves on stage. As such, the hall can cater to a diverse range of musical performances.
The hall’s reverberation chamber, used to vary the acoustic characteristics of the Hall, is an open void that spans three levels and has a volume of 9,500 cubic metres, or about the volume of four Olympic-sized swimming pools. It boasts 84 computer controlled doors and flaps. Each door weighs between 3 to 11 tons, with the largest door being 10.5 meters in height and the smallest door being 2.2 meters tall. This chamber is hidden behind mahogany timbre ribs that frame the front walls of the Concert Hall.
The Concert Hall is able to comfortably seat about 1,600 people over four levels in an intimate setting. Types of seats include Stalls, Foyer stalls, and Circles 1, 2, and 3. There are another 200 seats in the choir stalls behind the concert hall stage, which may be converted into Gallery seats for an additional 200 people. There are also four exclusive VIP Private Boxes, which provide a close-up view of the performances.
n the relatively short time that The Esplanade has been open it has played host to a wealth of big name acts and performances, including the Queen Musical We Will Rock You, Avenue Q and the regular Mosaic Music Festival. It has also proudly championed locally-based acts with performances by various groups, including The Great Spy Experiment, etc., Mathilda & the Motherfunkys, West Grand Boulevard and The Disclaimers.
So we now know how precious is our Han Geng in the eyes of others and how much he is appreciated for his work and art..he is now in the A-List of stars and artists..(anyone disagrees with me on that…hehehe? )
Now here are the video clips of the complete showcase at the Esplanade Concert Hall..thanks to the YT channel user, we can also experience being in the Hall together with the other Gengfans..though virtually..hahaha..!! Enjoy..!!
Credits : as tagged in the videos..thank you..
P.S. The picture of the Concert Hall was taken on the actual day of the fan-meeting..you can see the fans filling up the hall…