Stars turn out to Adidas' Crew Love Party at AsiaWorld-Expo

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 October, 2012, 3:26am

The crowd on the Airport Express was more youthful and fashionable than usual, prompting double-takes from bedraggled air travellers as pop lovers headed to the AsiaWorld-Expo for Adidas' Crew Love Party.

Anthony Wong Yiu-ming took the stage first on Wednesday night, rocking in a white, pink and gold leopard-print tracksuit.

He also set a sombre mood with a powerful ballad and a duet with Ellen Loo Hoi-tung.

Backstage, Wong explained his song choices. He said: "Originally, we prepared some very uptempo numbers for tonight, but after what happened [the Lamma ferry tragedy] we changed one song.

"We sang one romantic song and one song that was full of hope, love and care."

Eason Chan Yik-shun was the star of the show and in his usual high spirits, suited up in bright-red Adidas warm-ups with rainbow ruffles.

He stood on a chair striking poses while clowning around backstage.

He explained what it meant to be a Hong Kong artist performing and selling music on the mainland.

"I have a song on my album about what's happening in the world - riots and all that," he said.

"It's not included on the China album … This is something I really treasure as a Hong Kong singer.

"I still have the freedom to release an album and not need censorship, but in China …

"I think it's a fair deal. It takes time. We had been a colony for a long time and now we're adapting to going back to the motherland. It's all good."