Celebration and celebrity at Alive Not Dead's fifth anniversary
Alive Not Dead, Hong Kong's online artist community, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a big bash at Play Club in Central. As is expected from Alive Not Dead, who also throw Hong Kong's biggest Halloween party, the event was packed with celebrities. Actor Daniel Wu was on hand with his wife Lisa Selesner. Among the other guests were model, actress and television presenter Ankie Beilke; singer Kary Ng; Marsha Yuan, a singer, actor and the daughter of martial artist Yang Pan Pan; and members of Macau's tween pop band Soler.
Friday's event had all the makings of a great party: a DJ spinning, lots of beautiful people crowding the dance floor, plentiful champagne and an exclusive VIP area where artists and celebrities enjoyed their fifth anniversary cake.
Wu was obviously having a great time. 'It's great that we've made it five years,' he said. 'The thing I'm really happy about is that we did it without having to force it on people. It just [happened] on its own.'
Selesner - who shortened her name to Lisa S after she settled in Hong Kong in 2000 because 'no one could pronounce it' - was thrilled with the turnout: 'Alive Not Dead has become quite infamous for their parties. It's definitely one of those parties that people will talk about all year long.'