Liang Wen Fu Charity Concert 2018 Post Mortem

Liang Wen Fu Charity Concert 2018 Singapore
Liang Wen Fu Charity Concert 2018 Singapore

Liang Wen Fu successfully concluded a charity concert “Liang Wenfu Charity Concert 2018 《爱的名字2018》梁文福作品慈善演唱会” in aid of HCA Hospice Care on 26 May 2018 at The Star Theatre. It was a really enjoyable concert as always. And I’m not saying that because I’m a biased fan.

The concert started at 8.15 pm with a video and Liang Wen Fu then started the concert with a remix of “太多太多”.

Here is the set list for the night:

  1. 太多太多 / 追追追
  2. 我望着镜中的你 / 有谁共鸣 (张国荣)
  3. 天冷就回来 – with 董姿彦 / Joanna Dong)
  4. 恋之憩(jazz remix) – 董姿彦 / Joanna Dong)
  5. 弹一支凉凉的歌 (1986) – 洪劭轩 / Hong Shao Xuan
  6. 扎西德勒 – 葉良俊 / Jimmy Ye
  7. 陪我看日出 – “花美男” comprising of 梁文福 / Liang Wen Fu, 洪劭轩 / Hong Shao Xuan & 葉良俊 / Jimmy Ye
  8. 从你回眸那天开始 (Jazz remix) – 花美男(jazz version)
  9. 爱的名字 – with 赖向华 / Lai Xiang Hua
  10. 心中的彩虹 – 阿特(?) from Malawi
  11. 从心出发
  12. 红豆词2000 – 南方大重唱
  13. 江湖上 – 南方大重唱
  14. 我读了她的酒窝 – 南方大重唱
  15. 说时依旧 – 南方大重唱
  16. 一步一步来
  17. 有些人和很多人 / 她来听我的演唱会
  18. 写一首歌给你
  19. 排排坐
  20. 另外一首歌另外一个伤心的故事 – with 潘盈 / Pan Ying
  21. 让夜轻轻落下 – 潘盈
  22. 亲亲你念着谁 – 玖健 / Kenn O
  23. 历史考试前夕 – with 沈炜竣 / Nick Shen
  24. 你究竟有几个好妹妹 – 孟庭葦
  25. 羞答答的玫瑰静悄悄地开 – 孟庭葦
  26. Medley by “梁门男将”
  27. Singapore Pie
  28. 太多太多 2018
  29. 细水长流 / 好想告诉你
  30. Finale: 细水长流

With such a long set list and a lot of banter between songs, the concert ended on the dot at midnight; 1 hour later than slated time. I was really lucky to have been able to catch the very last bus home. Otherwise I would have been stranded for a while at The Star Theatre with the crowd of 5,000 or so who were making their way home at the same time.

What I like about Liang Wen Fu is also how humble and pragmatic he is. I like how he mentioned specifically during the concert that it wasn’t easy to be able to hold a full concert in Singapore; let alone a charity benefit concert. Coz people, it is really, really, really difficult for a local artist/performer to hold a full length concert in Singapore.

Liang Wen Fu Charity Concert 2018 Singapore
Liang Wen Fu Charity Concert 2018 Singapore

At the end of the concert, it was tallied and it was a whopping S$1,922,790 raised to benefit HCA Hospice Care among others including animal shelters. It was even more amazing that it was matched dollar for dollar by the government and totally tally for the night was S$3,845,580. A number that even Liang Wen Fu admits that he doesn’t know how to read properly in Mandarin. LOL. Which was funny because he is a Chinese Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

In fact, when he got this guy from Malawi to fly to Singapore to perform at this concert in Mandarin, Liang Wen Fu commented that this Malawian guy’s Mandarin is better than a lot of Singaporean Chinese kids these days!! It was really very amazing because this guy’s Mandarin is probably better than mine too.

My favourite part of the night was when Liang Wen Fu performed a 2018 version of “太多太多”. The lyrics is a commentary of life in Singapore in 2018 and it is hilarious and witty as always. I hope Ocean Butterfly will release an official video for 太多太多 2018 like this one they did for Singapore Pie 2.0 which he performed at the 2015 concert:

Anyway, I really, really hope that Liang Wen Fu (or Ocean Butterfly) would someday release a full video of either concerts (2015 or this 2018 one or both) because Liang Wen Fu and his works are really a treasure to be captured and saved to be replay for posterity.

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