Despite being super busy, Wallace still held a birthday party for the fans on 27th November to celebrate his birthday in advance with fans. He has been busy filming movies this year, so this is his first and probably only fan meet in year 2015.
Here’s a fan’s full recording of the fan meet. For clearer recordings, you can watch the media’s version, but they’re not allowed to record the interaction with fans part so it’s shorter.
[2:33] In case some of his fans may be hungry, Wallace prepared some biscuits for them prior to the start of the fan meet. Thus the fans were thanking him and the staff.
[3:59] Wallace came out wearing a lovely sweater. It’s time his sweaters make a comeback! Yup I’m a fan of his sweaters lol. Being considerate that his fan may be tired from holding the bouquet, he took it from her and even stayed for a second for them to take pictures XD
[5:22] Wallace gave a brief rundown of his projects throughout this year. He had filmed 3 movies, held a photography exhibition and made the latest announcement as a movie director. The host mentioned that being a director he has the power to choose the cast. Then fans said they wanted to be Mo Xing Xing who is the female lead. Seeing all the fans being so excited, Wallace reminded them that it’s a sick character. The host who understands fangirls well, replied “We’re all sick.” lol. Then they finally talked about his album Sing for Life. It’s not fully finished yet, but since it’s a fan meet, he wanted to share something with them first. He told them it’s a conceptual video of the album.
You can barely hear his singing with all the fans’ screaming. Hence it’s better to watch the official teaser on Youtube.
I love all the scenery in the teaser.
[9:53] I laughed out loud at Wallace’s “Wah” at his own video. Wallace explained he watched it many times before but it was the first time he watched it on such a big screen. Then he added another louder “Wah” lmao
[10:20] Wallace also reminded the fans to take care of their vocal cords while shouting. The host explained why the fans kept shouting. It’s because when Wallace was holding the guitar, they hope they were the guitar and when he was lying on the grass, they hope they were the grass. XD This made Wallace extremely shy and have a good laugh. All those beautiful sceneries were shot in Kenting, Taiwan, the place where he shot the cover for his first album back in 1995.
[12:44] He wants to show more of the beautiful landscape, so he reduced his screen time. Then he asked his fans “Am I part of the scenery?’ Suddenly the host became poetic, “Wallace is as pretty as the scenery.” Wallace asked if any fan can continue the next line. He announced the game section had begun. They were silent for a moment before a fan answered something like “…. laughing happily” I can’t hear it clearly. Wallace promised her a gift.
[14:29] The new album consists of 6 songs. Wallace admitted that he felt it was quite short when he listened to it himself. Himmy doesn’t care, Himmy is still buying it!!! They announced the new album can be pre-ordered online via Fengqu from 30th November onward.
However, since the album will be made in Taiwan, there’s some paper documentation which they need to process for goods imported for sale in China. Thus it was delayed for 1 day. 5,000 copies available for pre-order on 1st December were sold out in 6 minutes. The second batch of 10,000 copies for pre-order on 12th December were sold out in 9 minutes. I never thought that would be enough to feed the hungry fans. Calm down first everyone, the pre-order is only available for mainland fans. You need a mainland ID and address to purchase it, so for now I can only sit, wait and envy the mainland fans. 😦 Even Hong Kong and Taiwan fans can’t buy it yet, so I can’t complain too much.
[15:38] There will be a concert tour in 2016, but nothing has been confirmed yet. The host asked where the fans want the concert to be held. Oh boy, did Wallace hear America!? Did any of our readers attend the fan meet? lol. He will listen to fans’ suggestions on this matter, so everyone goes to Wallace’s weibo and tell him to hold a private concert at your house lol.
[17:35] They mentioned some changes in the official fan club membership requirements as they’ve abolished the membership fee and introduced a project called “Xiang Yang Project”. It literally means “Toward the Sunshine” which is meant to help others in need.
[19:38] The person leading the project is none other than Jackie! She was also the special guest on that day. She went on the stage with Wallace’s birthday cake. The first thing Jackie said to Wallace was “Long time no see.” Awww. Wallace asked if anyone has birthday in November, they can celebrate together. He added “But of course, talking about celebrating birthdays, I have much more experience compared to everyone here.” Wallace really likes to make fun of his own age, constantly reminding everyone how much older he is lol. He later said not only November but they will also celebrate with everyone who has a birthday this year. LOL.
[22:13] Fans sang the Chinese version then the English version of the birthday song. His mouth made a “Wah” sound during the songs. Wallace had already made his wish that he said it’s almost the same every year. It took him some time to successfully blow out all the candles, so he thought they were trick candles. The staff didn’t prepare a knife to cut the cake. Hence he said it’s not needed, just eat it like that. Jackie suggested she eats the bottom layer and he eats the upper layer. Such witty siblings lol.
[26:25] They continued to talk about the “Xiang Yang Project”, of which Jackie will be the Chief Leader. She thinks the title sound powerful.
[27:30] It’s game time now. Jackie and Wallace each chose 5 fans to form two teams.
A quick reminder, if anyone ever get to go to Wallace’s fan meet, wear as unique/weird as possible. That will increase the chance of him picking you for whatever reason. 😉
[34:04] They were playing a guessing game, with one person trying to give out a clue without saying anything while his or her teammate will guess the answer. Wallace and Jackie as the team leaders were not allowed to take part because Jackie will be disadvantaged as Wallace might know the answer immediately since it’s all about the characters he played before.
[38:03] Both teams ended up scoring 2 points each. Thus they will decide the winner with Rock-paper-scissors. Wallace lost in the first round but won in the next two rounds. The birthday boy was lucky! Fans from both teams got a postcard as the present. Jackie also wanted one but no spare one for her. Come on Jackie, you can always touch Wallace’s face or take picture of him whenever you want.
[40:23] Back to the “Xiang Yang Project”, since Jackie likes to travel, she can help people in need all over the world during her trips. Jackie praised Wallace for coming up with such a brilliant idea. He said it is not his idea but… it’s all fate… XD
[41:39] After Jackie left the stage, it was a Q&A section with fans. Fans can ask Wallace questions and he will answer them. Knowing the fans well, the host said it was the “Love Confession” section, because that was what happened in every other fan meting lol. Wallace quickly clarified the real purpose of this section, but it was no use because it all went the way the fans wanted hehehe. Who can calmly ask him a question anyway? Everyone will be tongue-tied.
[50:10] Something interesting happened. A fan from Guangxi sang a traditional song to Wallace, with the lyrics asking him to visit her hometown. She also gave Wallace an embroidered ball, also known as Xiuqiu. After knowing it’s a Xiuqiu, Wallace asked whether he needs to take any responsibility if he accepts it. It’s because in olden days, when a male accepts Xiuqiu from a female, he will become her husband XD Click on the link to find out more. The fan replied there’s no need to marry her; he just needs to accept their love. But Wallace still wanted to confirm again by asking, “That’s it? I don’t need to take any legal responsibility?” Oh Wallace, if it is that easy, I’m sure every fan will start making tons of Xiuqiu right now. When the Xiuqiu was being passed to Wallace, other fans were trying to touch it, so that their love will reach Wallace as well? lol
[57:33] There was another fan who was getting married that afternoon. That fan wanted to run away to attend his fan meet, but was stopped by others. Wallace was asked to stop her from committing such a reckless act. Instead of advising his fan, he said, “Although it’s your big day, being unable to attend this meet is still…. not perfect. Actually you can postpone your marriage by one day.” This made everyone burst out in laughter. In the end, Wallace still sent his blessings to that fan and hoped she got married smoothly.
“I send a big blessing to you.”
[1:04:22] The party ended with a group photo section with fans.
A nice MV of the birthday fan meet
Jackie’s handmade cake for Wallace.
Jackie taking picture of Wallace’s cake with him in the background.
Since Wallace needed to rush to the airport right after the party, Jackie helped him to finish eating his cake. It is edible? I thought it’s a fake one lol.
A close-up shot of Wallace’s shoes in case you didn’t see them lol.