Sunday, April 13, 2008

Celine Dion


I came back from my last location just in time to see Celine Dion live in Kuala Lumpur. I had the amazing privilege of watching her perform live at the Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas a few years ago so I was not only excited to see her perform again but also interested to see how this show compared to her one in Vegas. I remember I lined up for two and a half hours and when I got to the counter they only had 1 ticket left. It was expensive but worth it.


Her voice, was amazing from beginning to end. No questions or doubts about that. But I don't know why she only wore one costume for the whole show except for the last song, her undisputed hit song, "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie Titanic. And that costume did not flatter her at all.

Exactly the same thing happened here as it did in Las Vegas where even though she has said good night, no one wanted tro leave cause she had not sung that song yet. When she came back on in a stunning yellow evening dress with glittering belt, the crowd went wild! In Vegas I think she wore a white dress for this song.

Her dancers were great but I don't think the choreography suits the songs. And Celine can't really dance. She always seems a bit off time, but I forgive all of that for her fantastic and consistent vocal performace.

I think Stadium Putra at Bukit Jalil would have been a better venue. I watched the show sitting on a wet banquet chair which had been placed out on the wet and slightly muddy field.

In terms of stage design, costume changes and visual effects, the Las Vegas show was a million times better. But so it should be, they don't have to transport all the equipment all over the place. Last night's concert was really watered down, but I will say it agin, her voice was fantastic.

After the show, I was completely starving so went to a very noisy warung near my house where everyone's eyes were totally focused on the tv cause there was football game on.


I have no idea who was playing who. I'm not into football.

I ordered my usual Tandoori chicken and bungkus balik some for Lord Derbyshire. He was so happy!


In less than 24 hours, I will be gone again, but this is our last location shoot and then we go on our short break before we start the next round of shooting. We should be launching it in a few weeks!

10 comments:

mokomoko said...

Woah, you're so fortunate to get to see the concert. =3 *envies* Thanks for the report and pics. ^^

sensei said...

just for fun, put the 3rd picture (Celine in action) beside the 7th picture (warung).. and put a large caption "Malaysians mesmerized by Celine" :D

jasmine said...

Mum was telling me about the mamak people staring intently at the tv.. the way she did it cracked me up.. lucky y'all!

cupacapi80 said...

did u read KOSMO 14th?there's noews on royal engagement..the bride 2 be so really look like u...i'd scream at 1st wen i saw the picture cause i taught why,how could u to this to us ur loyal adorenee such big news...but it wasn,t u...ehehehe....

Esteban said...

celine dion - maybe the govt. regulations made her to wear only 1 set of costume.

mamak - that was manchester united against arsenal. man u 2 - arsenal 1.

princessanna said...

hi sasha, i always loovveeee reading your blog... great photos and a sincere sharing just make ur blog so lively...
m looking forward to watch you in tv...cheers!!!

MsPea said...

Lord Derbyshire and Sasha = So Adorable!

ainul said...

hi sasha! i saw you while you where Q-ing to go into the stadium and when you came out of the stadium. Thought wanted to take pics with you but my digicam was with my fren. Mayb next time.

Celine voice was Great! I really enjoy her concert and was singing along to the song.

Ciou!

mama danishaqim said...

hi syasha,
i went to Celine Dion's concert too with moi hubby. but the 'miskin' lots like us, cud only afford the 158 tickets, and i agree with you, they should have done the concert in bukit jalil...hundred times better there..luckily that nite, it didnt rain, kalu tak, abeshlah....

runwitme said...

Hi Sasha!

I have linked your blog to my post on Celine Dion concert. Hope you don't mind.

I really enjoyed the concert and I have took some video clips of her performance. Do visit..

http://rwmmusicvault.blogspot.com

Thanks!