Two days ago a good friend of mine passed me a few tickets for last night’s Michael Jackson Impersonator Show at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club’s Music Corridor. The show is part of Miri May Fest in celebration of Miri’s fifth anniversary as a city. I went for the show last night with my wife and Edward Chieng, a nephew of ours.
There was a massive crowd at the hotel and there were a lot of security personnel stationed everywhere. I guessed there must be some VIP coming and my guess was later proven to be correct.
I am not too impressed with the performances of the Michael Jackson impersonators. None of the performances came anywhere close to what the late MJ was capable of doing. I guess I have too high expectation with all the publicity surrounding the show.
After the performances, the MC announced the arrival of the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. No wonder there were so many security personnel everywhere! The CM arrived with lots of VIPS in tow, including the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, Tan Sri Dr George Chan, the Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Dato Sri Peter Chin and lots of local dignitaries.
The speeches started. It was hot and humid and I was sweating a lot. Reizo Zen was scheduled to perform after all the speeches by various VIPs. I would have loved to watch Reizo Zen perform but we did not want to sit through all the speeches by the VIPs so we left.