The concert, marking the 25th anniversary of her career, was held at the City National Grove of Anaheim in California.
Thao performed lively, energetic songs, showing her versatility. Over the last 25 years, she has challenged herself by performing various genres of music, from pop, dance to bolero (romantic music). The concert was also an occasion for her to show off 20 custom-made costumes.
Thao puts a lot of effort in the live show, showing high-standard performance techniques. She also invites the artists who were top singers in the 1990s.
She also performed Yeu Mai Ngan Nam (Love For A Thousand Year) with Dan Truong, her close friend and colleague.
Thao and Quang Dung, a famous Vietnamese singer and Thao’s former boyfriend, performed romantic songs including Vi Ngot Doi Moi (Sweet Lips), Co Ua (Dead Leaves) and Mai Yeu Nguoi Thoi (Love You Forever).
Thao and Quang Dung (R), a famous Vietnamese singer, performed romantic songs. Photo acquired by VnExpress
She said she had not been able to sleep for many nights, stressed out over the organizational tasks, from choosing the songs to stage design. In the event, she and her support team pulled it off. Her strong and stable voice did not falter throughout the show.
The 4-hour show depicted Thao’s singing career with a storyline. When she started, she had two mentors who helped her become a household name in Vietnam – show organizer Duy Ngoc and music composer Duc Tri.
At the end of the show, Thanh Thao and her collaborators together sang composer Duc Huy’s song Va Con Tim Da Vui Tro Lai (And The Heart Is Happy Again). Photo acquired by VnExpress
At the end of the show, Thanh Thao and her collaborators together sang composer Duc Huy’s song Va Con Tim Da Vui Tro Lai (And The Heart Is Happy Again).
After the show, many fans lingered to present flowers to Thao and take photos with the artist. Actor Duc Tien, who was in the audience, said that he liked the stage setting by director Tran Vi My as well as the sound system directed by conductor Tran Nhat Minh.
“I was surprised that more than 1,500 fans stayed until the end of the program to share their feelings with Thanh Thao and the guest singers,” Tien said. “It brought back many memories of Vietnamese music of the past.”