Even as adults, we sometimes have difficulty spotting our favourite singer on stage among a big team of backup dancers on stage. And there are other distractions like fancy lighting and elaborate stage props.
Often, the view is blocked by other concertgoers.
Jay, 40, who is known for giving his all in his concerts, decided not to let down these two young fans.
“The next day, the ‘magician’ dad showed up in front of them in a concert that was meant only for them,” his wife, actress-model Hannah Quinlivan, 26, posted.
Jay posted photographs of that special treat—complete with eye-popping costumes, dramatic stage lighting and energetic dancers—for just his two kids in an otherwise empty arena.
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謝謝所有嘉年華演唱會的工作人員 在下午的時候重新和我又再表演了一次 給了Hathaway跟Romeo的專屬演唱會 大家辛苦了 演唱會圓滿成功🎉🎉 Thank you to all of the crew and performers from my new tour who took the afternoon to execute a dedicated show for just Hathaway and Romeo! Please keep up the great work! And let’s keep this concert tour rocking! #shanghai #concert #上海其實不只四場
It is not known how long the showcase lasted but Hannah posted that Jay will now become “more popular at home”.
In his caption for the photos, Jay said his shows are also a platform to share his musical passion with his family.
He thanked “all the crew and performers from his new tour who took the afternoon off to execute a dedicated show for just Hathaway and Romeo”.
The treat also came in handy for Jay to burn off more calories, with recent photos showing him not in the best of physical shape. Fans have attributed that to his liking for bubble tea.
As his two kids grow older, he and his wife have started to take them along on overseas trips, with Hannah recently posting pictures of Romeo taking photos of exhibits in a museum in France.
But she is still not comfortable putting up photos that reveal the faces of her two children.
In a previous interview, she said she is fine with losing her identity, with people calling her Jay’s wife, since she made the choice to marry him in 2015.
But she feels that Hathaway and Romeo did not choose to be children of celebrities and should not be identified and tagged as Jay’s son or Hannah’ daughter.
Still, there is reward for being the wife of a superstar, with Jay plugging her upcoming movie Skyfire in the Shanghai concerts.
Jay is slated to perform two shows in Singapore in January.
Image: Jay Chou’s Instagram
Text: Loh Keng Fatt / The Straits Times / October 2019