Last night’s concert was so long. My seat was situated at the last row of the side block on flat ground. I can either watch his miniture figure in front, blocked by dozen of heads, or turned my head to my right to watch the screen. By the middle of the show, I had a bad neck strain. Sigh…next time I should just splurged and pay for the most expensive seat.
Eric Moo 巫启贤came out on stage at around 8.30pm. His mob of silver hair, ‘dyed by Jesus Christ’, made him appeared older than his 47 years old. He narrated his history of how at the age of 8, he lost his mother who was only 36 years old. The family moved from JB to Singapore and he was the top student in primary school, only to do badly at Chinese High. Undetered, he retook his O’levels twice and managed a place at JJC where his gene for music making was discovered and they say the rest is history.
Throughout the concert, he made numerous references to his conversion to Christianity 3 years ago and how he is now happy and at peace. His family, comprises his father, wife and two daughters sat in the front row. As always, he thanked his friends for the support and for their presence last night. Among them Liang Wen Fu 梁文福 . I’ve attended almost all of Eric Moo’s concert throughout the years, and Liang Wen Fu has always been present. (Like how you always expect Mrs Goh Gok Tong at Emil Chau Wakin’s concerts.)
There were many memorable moments which were contributed by his guests. Among them Ye Li Mei 叶丽梅, DJ from 100.3 who sang a duet 只愛一點點with Eric, followed by Eric’s brother, Allen Moo 巫奇. They too sang a duet penned by journalist 吴庆康, who had rush down specially for this segment. Among the audience was Jack Neo. Seeing how both Jack and Eric belong to the same church, i was not surprised when Jack went on stage. He apologised to the audience and to his wife in the audience. I thought Jack looked hunched, as if burdened by the past events.
The audience also contributed to the enjoyment. They sang their hearts out, aided by the lyrics on the screen and many times, Eric stood silently as we sang. He was friendly, bantering with audience who called out loudly to him. The intimacy between singer and audience was priceless.
The encore was at midnight and we were all waiting for his song, 你是我的唯一. He appeared in the middle of the hall singing and walked his way around the audience, shaking our hands. His grasp on my hand was firm and sincere. As he made his way up the stage, a woman shouted 你是我的唯一 and a man promptly responded 我是你的唯一, much to our amusement.
He ended the concert with the last song 我真的要走了and with that, I also had the same thought.
Till the next concert, 巫启贤.