Hello good people. Did you miss us? We missed you…
After 10 days of jungle/ beach inspired relaxation, we are back in the saddle and ready to roll. Here are some things we missed
- Usher in Beijing – apparently a success with just over 7,000 tickets sold (very late-buying public by the sounds of things), a duet with Wang Lee Hom and lots of club based promo events. A review HERE (Xinhua – take with very large grain of salt), a short news piece on MSNBC HERE, and a video
- the Guangzhou Niu Yu Zui festival, which, according to a friend of the Radar who was involved in programming a stage (that apparently didn’t get a PA or power for the entire weekend), took the concept of mismanagement and disorganization to another level (review to come)
- the Suzhou Vitality/ Huli/ government sponsored thingie featuring Sinead O’Connor and Simple Plan. We are trying to secure a review of that as well, although word on the grapevine is that Suzhou was also incredibly poorly organized and attended.
This does seem to be the year of the Music Festival in China. The problem is, there is little, if any real experience in running a proper music festival here in China and let’s face it, a music festival is a very difficult beast to tame. There will be many more incidences of inadequate festival organization in the months/ years to come.