This past Sunday I attended Cheung Chilam’s concert in Niagara Falls at the Niagara Fallsview Casino. Chilam, I have to say is my celebrity first love since I was a little girl. I grew up watching his dramas and fell in love with him as Kwok Jing in the Legend of the Condor Heroes 1994. I went on to watch his other dramas including Remembrance and Cold Blood Warm Heart around that time period. I used to collect his photos from newspapers and magazines and glue them into my scrapbook! He is 42 this year and I swear he looks exactly the same he did 19 years ago! He has barely aged at all with only a few wrinkles, it is definitely genetics and how he takes care of himself to remain so youthful, that I read from an interview I read before. Chilam throughout the years, has many memorable roles throughout his career such as Man Chor from Return of the Cuckoo. However, it wasn’t till this year, in Triumph in the Skies 2 it brought his popularity to new heights as the suave, handsome player Captain Koo. Due to his popularity, endorsement deals were all flying his way and now he’s been going on concert tours. Needless to say I was very happy and excited to get to see him in person!!
Going back to the concert, it started promptly at 7 pm which is very rare because a majority of the time concerts never start on time and there is always a delay. I believe most people think that way about concerts, so when he started on time, there wasn’t many people inside the theater yet. It was a good thing for me, because there was practically no one around me where I sat in the balcony. Also my balcony seat was closest to the stage, so when Chilam walked over to my side, I waved to him and he smiled and waved back to me!!! My life at that moment felt like it was complete! The first part of the concert he sang some of his popular songs and a few of his newer songs. During the middle portion he sang cover songs of his favorite idols including Alan Tam, Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Aaron Kwok, and Hacken Lee. He was very interactive with the audience, for 3 of his songs he asked audience members to come up on stage to sing with him. After performing the songs, he gave them his limited edition CD, poster and took individual Polaroid photos with them. He even joked that one day when he’s no longer around, they should keep the CD well because it will be worth lots of money in the future LOL. I must note the people who went up and sang with him were great at singing, clearly they sing at karaoke a lot! The last part of the concert he sang theme songs from his dramas like Rippling Blossom and Return of the Cuckoo (I hate that title!!). For his last song he came out wearing his captain uniform creating major frenzy amongst us fangirls and sang the theme song of the first Triumph in the Skies. Chilam was super charming as expected with his signature dimples that made us all swoon and he was really nice because he went down into the audience twice to try to shake hands with everyone, which clearly he didn’t get very far the first time, but decided to go down a second time later on to reach the audiences sitting further in the back. Fangirls kept screaming throughout that he was so handsome and at one point he replied jokingly “Well I’m a decent actor too and I’m not a bad singer as well” LMAO! That’s why I love him! He is a great singer and he sounds just like he does in his CDs! Another highlight of the concert was the slideshow of his son Morton, when he was born and their family photos as he’s grown through the years. Morton is now 7 years old, wow time sure really flies! Overall, I enjoyed the concert very much! I wished it was longer ,but I hope he comes back to Toronto again soon for more concerts!