This is a series of posts about the New Year’s Eve Concert in Jhubei, which I attended despite the bigger festivities in Taipei due mostly to the fact that Taipei was extremely crowded and the high-speed trains en route were sold out.
There were apparently some pretty famous people at the concert, which took place a few meters away from my apartment. Here are some photos – captioned where necessary. More to come tomorrow and the rest of this week.
To start off is a blue-haired entertainer that I didn’t know the name of – more of an opening act, but pretty entertaining overall.
…he was followed by a drum/lion dance group which was pretty spectacular with the lighting/fog machines. Also, the lion costumes were lighting up – pretty great stuff.
One of the hosts was the woman below, 楊千沛 or Yang Chien Pei. I think she’s a movie star/singer, but I’m not exactly sure… maybe someone can enlighten me :)
Notice the “100” glasses. The reason behind these is that it is in fact year 100 in Taiwan. The dating system is based on the date of independence for the Republic of China, which while not always based in Taiwan, is 100 years old with the Xinhai Revolution against the Qing Dynasty.