Taiwanese singer Jay Chou’s commenced his ‘The Invincible 2’ world tour at the Taipei Arena yesterday (Sep 28). This was the start of his Taiwan tour and of him performing in his homeland after 15 months. The singer made a memorable entrance by coming in on a spacecraft in an electric warrior outfit while appropriately singing his classic song, ‘Nunchucks.’
The crowd was suddenly surprised by a different, yet familiar, voice halfway through the performance of ‘Ancient Indian Turtledove’, and realised that fellow singer and Jay’s close friend, Jam Hsiao had been invited as a special guest. Fans were delighted when he suddenly appeared in the spotlight and began serenading the crowd with his own song, ‘Afly’s Little Butterfly.’
After the performance, Jay slowly rose up from behind a big piano and the pair began singing ‘Love Confession.’ He also specially designed the stage to have a machine that would shoot thousands of balloons into the air, livening the atmosphere.
The 38-year-old singer’s wife, his parents as well as his 94-year-old grandmother were all present at the arena to witness his performance. Unfortunately, his two children had to miss out as they were too young. Fellow singer and his other good friend Jody Chiang also showed her support by sending a balloon to Jay, as she was unable to be there.
A couple of celebrity couples such as Barbie Hsu and Wang Xiaofei, Ady An and Levo Chen, June Tsai and Yi Lee were spotted attending the concert together; musicians Nana Ou-yang and Julie Su were also among the crowd.
Jay’s tour will last a span of four consecutive days, beginning yesterday and ending on Sunday (Oct 1). As this was the first time he would be performing at the Taipei Arena after four years, he announced that there would be four special guest stars, one for each day.
However, the guest list has since been leaked and the people performing were rumored to be Jam Hsiao, JJ Lin, Harlem Yu and A-mei respectively.
JVR Music (Jay’s own record and management company) has urged the fans not to speculate in order to be genuinely surprised at the show so as to gain the full experience of a ‘Jay Chou concert.’
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