Monday, 23 February 2009

An Oasis in China

400 RMB for each ticket

A few days ago Kimi noticed that the band Oasis will be playing in Shanghai in April. Fortunately for me, Kimi actually quite likes some of their music (and I like The Beatles -- something which Oasis have always tried very hard to be), so after a brief discussion we booked a pair of tickets. I have never seen them live in Manchester before, which would have made more sense considering that is where they are from and I am from. It will be a strange experience seeing them in a city and country that is thousands of miles away from our own. I didn't think they had a huge Chinese fan-base, but it can't all be laowais filling out the stadium.

8 comments:

GWENNN. said...

mark mark have to make a mark about your blog :D

GWENNN. said...

我只能说,你可能还不是很了解真正的中国人?!

Johnny Ding said...

I agree with Gwennn. She is right that you still don;t know Chinese well. I am sure Oasis will have a huge fans there for the show!

It is cool to meet your neighbors here in China. Wish you a chance to have words with them. So romantic that you two will have good memory there! Have funs!

mabelp said...

Ha! Hope you enjoy it! We can see many famous western bands/ DJ-ing shows in Hong Kong as we have many foreigners here. To be honest, I don't like HK pop songs, but I love Classical, western soundtracks, Dance and Rock...

I hope to attend a Music Festical "Rock AM Ring" in Germany one day! Cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmMlQOq58yw

Chris said...

Thanks for the comments. I only mentioned that I didn't think there would be many Chinese fans at the Oasis gig because at Web when I have mentioned the band to young people a couple of times, nobody has heard of them. Of course, I expect there to be a lot of Chinese fans, it is just surprising that Oasis are so popular outside of Europe.

GWENNN. said...

Hey Chris:

what i said about "you may not know Chinese well" that's not pointing to Oasis band :P

i mean everything,every details in China that you see,you hear and experience,they can fake towards you,BUT that's,,well,yes,my so partial opinion.(but i'm not biased lol)

Alex (Sasha) said...

http://shanghaiist.com/2009/02/28/oasis_concert_not_happening.php

Oasis concert now postponed.

Time to get a refund. I'll save 400 rmb and catch it on youtube.
Wankers.

Chris said...

Thanks for the heads up Alex. I meant to send you a reply after you posted, I was too distracted to reply! My dad just emailed me saying that the news of this was on BBC, I'm going to put it in my blog now. I couldn't believe it, just ridiculous. I was really looking forward to going to see them too.