On Monday 22nd June 2015, my wife and I made our way down to London to meet up with a few friends. A few weeks ago, we were made aware by one of our friends that there was a concert at the Royal Albert Hall featuring Jonathan Lee, a famous singer/songwriter from China – apparently he is renowned as the father of Chinese pop music, and has written many famous songs for many famous music artists. As we had never been to the Royal Albert Hall and my wife was very keen to go to this concert, we bought tickets for this event.
The Royal Albert Hall is situated near South Kensington tube station. Hence we took the Piccadilly Line tube to get there. Once we arrived at the Royal Albert Hall, we both felt it rather fitting that the Royal College of Music was situated opposite the Royal Albert Hall.
Jonathan Lee Concert Poster
As you can see the tickets ranged from £68 up to a whopping £288 for those right in front of the stage. We decided to purchase the £88 tickets which were circle seats. So imagine our surprise when we arrived at the circle seats, the ticket attendant there instantly upgraded all 6 of us to the much more expensive stall seats. That meant that it was already a great start to the event.
Anyway, I will leave the photos below (taken with my wife’s iPhone 5s camera as my iPhone camera is not working and requires repair – but that is another story) to do the rest of the talking about the concert.
I have to say that the atmosphere was excellent, as was the accoustics. Jonathan Lee was also very entertaining, as he is quite a showman. In a sense he reminds me of the oriental version of Eric Clapton – bearded, wears glasses and singing while playing the guitar.
Suffice it to say we all had a most enjoyable time. It is likely that this will be the one and only time Jonathan Lee performs in London, so this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. And all this taking place in the Royal Albert Hall as well – the place we have seen so many times while watching the BBC Proms, and now we managed to go in there to listen to a concert. My wife and I enjoyed this rare outing just the two of us immensely – just like we were dating again.