我第一次在台北小巨蛋表演太奇妙了。我現在才能夠喘口氣把一些感覺寫下來。好多人問我我有沒有緊張。講實話，我有欸，但不是因為觀眾的關係。我緊張因為這麼大的場地我得需要戴耳帽 (ear monitors)聽聲音表演。好多細節給我一個新的感覺，新的經驗。我戴耳帽就聽不見現場的聲音，但讓我最剛動的是歌迷的尖叫大到一個程度我後來雖然戴耳帽還是可以聽到大叫的熱情鼓勵跟支持。我永遠不會忘記那個感覺。
So it’s been so crazy I haven’t really had a chance to sit back and reflect on my performance at the 9th Annual KKBox Awards on Feb 22nd. I sang Justin Timberlake’s ‘Suit and Tie’ and my own ‘Beautiful’. It was my first time performing in front of 15,000 people and I will never forget that moment. A lot of people asked me if I was nervous, and truthfully, I was, but not because of the crowd. It was my first time wearing ear monitors and being in a huge arena like that, I was overwhelmed by all the logistics that come with a huge awards show. When I put on my ear monitors, I couldn’t hear anything else. Having said that though, when I did take the stage and finally sing I was aware of this crazy energy coming from the crowd. The shouts and cheers of my supporters were able to pierce through the vacuum of my ear monitors and that is a feeling I will never forget.
The media asked me later how I felt I did. Taiwanese reporters love asking performers this question. I answered honestly: No performance of mine in my opinion, is ever perfect and mine certainly wasn’t that night. However, I had one goal and that was to enjoy my time on stage, to savor the moment of performing at the Taipei Arena for the first time. Going off that, I felt like I succeeded. Of course, I hope I improve in future performances. This was one of the most thrilling moments I’ve ever had in a live performance: “Stop!”
Huge thanks to KKBox for inviting me to perform as a newcomer, to my label Universal, and to my fanclub! Also big ups to the amazing Gideon Su for helping me get my arrangement in order! We had barely any time to put it together! What an auspicious year it’s turning out to be and I do have to thank God for the tremendous opportunities I’ve had already!
Award shows are crazy affairs. I met many amazing musicians that I look up to. A-Lin, Sodagreen, just to name a few. I saw JJLin brush past and it felt surreal. The girl group Perfume was there all the way from Japan and they were lovely.
Oh, also a shoutout to Diana Wang! She was the other newcomer for the evening. We were the two “Wangs” of the night. It was her first time performing at the Arena as well.
Can’t wait for all the other amazing events coming up! Going on tour in two weeks! Thank you everyone for your crazy support and love!