Space, Future, Vintage, Rock, Chinese Martial Arts, all styles used, full of sincerity, 2 concerts in a roll conquering 25,000 HK fans to start off a World Tour
Fahrenheit's 1st "Fantasy" World Tour on September 26 has successfully launched in Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo, attracting 12,000 people to participate in the 1st world tour concert performance with Fahrenheit; into Fahrenheit and the future while having a vintage TONE. After a full blown taste of Rock, a Chinese style musical fantasy world follows. Fahrenheit's exciting performance of changing into 6 outfits within 2 hours to sing, dance, and show talents has made fans go wild. The full house screaming and non-stop clapping wraps up the 1st concert while also revealing the most perfect prologue for the upcoming Asia Tour.
The fan's long anticipated Fahrenheit's "Fantasy" World Tour started off in Hong Kong on September 26th, the entire concert budget cost around 40 million in the making, over 100 crew workers have already flown to Hong Kong on September 24th to arrange the rehearsal preparation; within two days, building a stage and especially designing an airborne over-bridge to allow interaction between Fahrenheit and fans in each corner, and putting a huge amount of money into lighting, LED big screens and lazer lights, snow machine, firework waterfall, V-shape fireworks, flaming chariot etc. to create the most cool, shine, mighty, mysterious special effects, clothing expenses has reached around 5 million, Fahrenheit and dancer's total of 95 sets of garment weigh 1015kg for air fare shipping to Hong Kong, just to hope to have the most perfect performance at the 1st stop in Hong Kong, as the concert begins with all lights off, with a preview clip of Fahrenheit's performance on VCR.
The concert started with Fahranheit wearing "space warrior armors" popping up from the center of the stage, wearing masks, hands holding capes, attracting the entire audience to scream loudly. After taking off their masks, they held up swords and consecutively sang two songs "Chu Shen Ru Hua (Superb)", "Wo You Wo De Young (I Have My Young) ", with just Fahrenheit waving the colorful neon swords on stage right from the start of the show, it was already enough to cause the entire atmosphere to approach climax. Then, Fahrenheit sang 2 of fan's most favorite love songs "Xin Li You Shu (You Know)", "Ming Ri Xiang (Tomorrow's Fragrance)" showing off their harmony vocals learned from recent intensive training. Big screen LED tv showing many hot air balloons floating, while there are many colorful flying kites flying around at the scene, Fahrenheit changed into aviation outfits to return to the stage once more on raising platforms to sing "Xiao Xiao Da Ren Wu (Small Yet Significant Character)", Half way through the performance, the 4 stood on suspending platforms individually and raised up into the air to 5 stories high, besides bringing the live audience back to childhood, it also gave them the passion of witholding and fulfilling a dream. Under the warm atmosphere, they continued to sing 3 classic Fahrenheit songs "Ai Dao (Love Actually)", "Ai De Wang Dao (Love's Royality) ", "Xia Xue (Summer Snow)", the entire audience gather together to sing, while high screams continued to sound.
For the 1st concert, Fahrenheit had prepared many exciting content to give everyone surprises, Fahrenheit also revealed "Often due to working schedule, could only use the time during midnight or early morning to practice." After the big screen showed the 4 individual solo's silhouette, Fahrenheit changed into black & red rocker costumes as a band to start the show, Aaron on the keyboard, Jiro the guitarist, Chun the drummer, Calvin the beat-boxer, "Hi everyone, We're the Fahrenheit Band." First time performing as a band has made the entire audience completely oblivious. During the song "Chao Xi Huan Ni (I Really Really Like You) ", Jiro showed off his skills on electric guitar, while he played an acoustic guitar for "Yi Ge Ren Liu Lang (Wandering Alone)". Chun, Aaron, Calvin explains: "In order to fulfill Jiro's ROCKER dream, we bros showed great coordination!" After Jiro showed off his guitar, it was Aaron's turn to play the piano while singing "Ti Amo (I Love You)" and introduce the special guest, Jade to sing along.
After doing different performance as space warriors, aviators, band etc., the stage lowers a big vintage "FAHRENHEIT" light sign. This time, Fahrenheit came out in American-style vintage suits holding vintage mic stands to perform "My Girl (Yes! the One originally sung by Tempations!!!!)", "Uptown Girl" 70's old song, while they also specially performed "Lao Shi Qing Ge", and a Cantonese song "An Lian Ni" for the HK fans, the songs, style, dance all had an old school feel to them.
Afterwards, Fahrenheit walked on to the sky over-bridge to sing "Bu Hui Ai (Cannot Love)". "Zhan You (To Own)", "Zhi Shao Hai You Wo (Please Leave Me before I Regret)", as the over-bridge raised to half way, the fans reached their highest excitement. As the concert showed one climax after another, following the old school style, the entire audience had started to show disbelief, seeing Chun changed into a black warrior costume with one hand hanging on wire, while the other hand waving warrior sword landing from the high stage to the lower stage, while Chun's 8 second wire-hanging entrance cost NT $500,000 for insurance, During the entire audience's high scream, Chun performed a "large-scale acrobating fighting dance" combining sword movement and fighting to create a combat scene. After beating the enemies, he hung on wires once more to fly back to the high stage to join the rest of Fahrenheit. The 4 holds a 120cm long sword to perform "Bu Si Zi Mi (The Secret of Immortality)", "soul-stirring" is the best phrase to describe this performance, because the 4 swaying long swords in hand has not only made the audience nervous, but it also made Fahrenheit extremely nervous because the swords are sharp. During rehearsal, Jiro almost injuried Chun's face, Chun almost got his face disfigured for practicing the sword swaying, hence a very exciting and nerve-wracking atmosphere was successfully created at the entire scene during the sword dance in "Bu Si Zi Mi" performance. In order to demonstrate Chinese martial art style, after showing off sword dance during "Bu Si Zi Mi", they immediately sang Jay Chou's "Nunchucks", besides playing with nunchucks, Fahrenheit also intergrated "Tai Chi" movements in their dance, each sword movement was facinating to watch, and after this exciting performance, all 4 of Fahrenheit were sweating like mad, soaking their white shirts, making the live fans go even more crazy.
In the end, Fahrenheit sang "Heng Xing (Star)", "Wei Ni Cun Zai (Existing for You)". The live 12,000 fans sang along to create the perfect ending. At the end on stage, Fahrenheit emotionally expressed: "This concert, we've awaited for 3 years, finally we could make it happen, we each put in a lot of effort for this performance, thank you to each and everyone of you for making our dream come true." When the 4 of Fahrenheit goes off the stage from a rising platform, the entire audience drummed wildly and repeatedly shouted out "ENCORE", and Fahrenheit did not let the fans down, with Calvin first appearing on stage with a DJ Scratch Solo and a solo Scratch dance, then the 4 people used a relaxed party atmosphere to sing 3 up-beat songs "Zhi Dui Ni You Gan Jue (Only Have Feelings For You)", and Senior S.H.E's "Mei Li Xin Shi Jie", "Xin Wo (New Home)" as the concert ended in a lively, party-like atmosphere. Coming into the industry from idol dramas, idol group Fahrenheit has successfully conquered Hong Kong in the 2-day performance in the HK stop in order to prove that they can sing and dance charismatically on stage.
Concert Budget Chart:
*2 concert production total cost: 420,000,000
Concert Production Team once successfully helped F4, A-Mei, Jolin Choi, Show Luo, Leehom Wang to organize concerts.
*Stage (including airborne over-bridge & suspending platforms)/lighting/special effects(V-shape fireworks/fireworks waterfall/flaming chariot etc.)/video/sound system total cost: 30,000,000
*Dancers 8 men, 4 women performance: 2,000,000
*Band 10 people in total: 2,000,000
*Clothing (artistes & dancers 95 sets in total: 5,000,000
*Other facilities (location rental, transportation etc.): 3,000,000
* Translated by aiwa@FahrenheitGloba1
* Credits: Aiwa & Fuu Blog
* Original Link: Here!
* also AF member louiselaine
for posting in Wu Zun's thread, where i got the news from as well.
* asianfantic.net's gallery for pictures
* and me for gramma check and english translations of Fahrenheit's songs.
I wished i was at that concert =/. Hopefully this concert will be placed on DVDs or something!!! cause i wanna watch it!!! I've only seen pics from this concert =/ wahhhh. But dang Wu Zun on the drums!!!! =O that's HOT =] lol. i wanna seeee gahhhh and awwww they sang My Girl!!! that's the song right there!!!! =]. I just had to look it up on youtube to watch and goshies it was adorable!!! Fahrenheit singing english!!!! Plus they were rocking those suits!!!! I LOVE IT! ahhhhhh i went crazy!!!! lol but dang i really wanna watch this concert!!! gahhhh
Love = Fahrenheit =]