NOW, I have to admit that I’ve not been a big Sandy Lam fan. After all, the only Cantonese I know is har cheong kai, kai fun, ngow yok hor fun, chee yok chok, and other such delectable items of any dim sum/Cantonese restaurant menu. And as everyone knows, my Mandarin isn’t that great either.
However, I do know a good performer when I see one, and I must say that Sandy really ticks all the right boxes. At least, she did when she was at the Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday night for her gig.
Sure, I’m a little tired of the glitz and glam and theatrical production values of Asian pop shows, mostly because – nice though they are – those things sometimes detract from the music. It’s like watching a Hollywood movie these days: Too much CGI and tech, not enough substance.
But there’s something about Sandy that really goes past all the weird costumes worn by the dancers, the melodramatic moments, et al. Perhaps it’s the fact that Sandy really just wants to put on a good show for her fans. At least, that’s what she said. And she seemed genuine enough. I also like the fact that she’s not one to stick to the tried and tested, but always seems to want to push the musical boundaries just that bit more.
She was also sporting some tats, although I do believe they are temporary tats, seeing as she didn’t have them when we last met in February (see right photo above), unless of course, she got them post-Feb. I don’t know. Sandy doesn’t need tats to show how “widdit” she is. Because she really is a consummate performer. And she does look really fit.
But again, as Marti DiBergi once uttered, enough of my yakkin’. Organisers Unusual Entertainment were kind enough to furnish us with these photos of Friday’s gig, so let’s just sit back and enjoy them…
Here’s Sandy reprising a scene from Clan Of The Cave Bear. Haha. Just kidding.
Phantom Of The Opera?
I just love the way she seems to really be enjoying herself, as these pictures show…