Monday, May 7, 2007

Shayne & Heather in Shanghai

1- Here is us on stage at the festival. Notice how the backdrop is covered in pictures of the bands performing at the festival and Eclipse is front and center (they gave us top billing on all of the advertizing).

2&3- More examples of the ads I'm talking about. The lightpost ones line the main boulevard leading up to the park.
4- This is the stage view from behind to show the audience area. The people are so warm and receptive here. They don't understand a word we're singing but they are totally into it. They love Kevin's drum solo, the little kids love dancing to the rap, and when we sing the Chinese song we learned they just go nuts. Apparently, the song we learned was the song that the winner of last year's Chinese version of American Idol sang on the finale and released as his first single.

5- This is us outside on of the entrances to Century Park, where the festival is held. The park is huge and very beautiful. In this photo I'm wearing a shirt that I bought here and Heather is on day 4 of wearing the pants she traveled here in because our checked bag ended up in Paris, France. We arrived on a Saturday and didn't receive our bag until the following Thursday. (At least it came, though!)

6- Last night the festival people took us on a river cruise and I got this shot of 'The Bund.' This is probably the most recognizable skyline in the city--the space needle-type building, in particular, is one of the icons associated with Shanghai.