Any excuse for a party

PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 February, 2006, 12:00am

Booze brand Hennessey VSOP threw an interesting party on Friday night. For the second week in a row, they 'pre-celebrated' singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming's (right) gig next month with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

This time, they dragged guests out to the Shaw Studios for a French-themed soiree. Most folks assumed they were going to the old bunker in Clearwater Bay. Instead they arrived at a new lot in a deserted stretch of Tseung Kwan O.

Even weirder, the festive event, which you assume would take place on a spacious backlot, was instead crammed into one small corner of a medium-sized warehouse. As for the Parisian theme, that was basically a couple of guys in berets and neckerchiefs.

Interestingly, Wong DJ-ed part of the evening by breaking out some electro-classics like Bauhaus and Yello to the befuddlement of a crowd that probably wasn't too familiar with these groups. They maybe would have preferred the Kanye West and Black Eyed Peas they were bumping to previously. 'This is very Anthony Wong,' one fan said, 'not doing what the mainstream does but somehow the mainstream loves him.'

On another interesting musical note, a cellist later appeared on stage to jam with another DJ. That classically trained musician was Justin Siu (left), son of Dr Sarah Liao Sau-tung, secretary for the environment, transport and works.