“The concert was planned too hastily, all my makeup artists are busy,” said A-mei, who sported a simple black outfit, purple hat and black-rimmed glasses, at the start of the concert, to roars from her fans.
“I heard that someone brought their parents here. That’s right. We are here today to let everyone, including our parents, know about our love,” she said.
The singer started off her concert with her hit song “Sisters” followed by ballads “My Dearest,” “Can I Hug You, Lover” and “I’m Willing”. The whole audience sang along.
The pop star covered the costs of the NT$3 million concert so that her fans could attend the show for free. A-mei, a strong advocate for gay rights, was the first Taiwanese celebrity to sign last year’s petition to legalize same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt children.
At the end of the night, the singer told her fans that she had three points to make: “First, respect love. Second, respect everyone’s love. Third, support true love.” The audience held hands and sang along to A-mei’s final song of the night, “Rainbow”.
By Isabel Quan