It turns out that there is a rush of foreign bands playing in Shanghai. Over the last year there has been Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Pet Shop Boys, to name a few. My experience at concerts was in the form of Metallica. I was not a big Metallica fan in my younger days but when the tickets ended up being free - what the heck why not?
I found out that GE has a luxury box at the arena that seats about 30 people. We had 6 in our group and we met a bunch of other GE China folks - some I had met on other leadership outings.
|From the street. It is in the World Fair part of Pudong.|
|The VIP entrance to the GE Box, nice!|
|The show started about 25 minutes late and went for two|
and half hours. 4-5 encore songs.
|Cool light show and they were rockin' in the mosh pit!|
|Lights on during the encore. Some people had left already.|
|About $350 for the first 10 rows, $200 for middle floor and lower|
seats, $80 for the upper deck. $0 for the GE Box.
A few days later Yangmei and I went with another couple to Michael Jackson, Cir-de-soli. It is a mix of Michael Jackson type dance and a little acrobats thrown in. Much more dancing than we expected but lots of fun.
|We were straight on from the stage.|
|Lots of lights.|
|About 20-30 dancers in all and they played most of his|
|There was a main dancer who had the moves like the king.|
|These were lighted costumes. A very cool effect and similar|
to what Michael was going to use on this tour...