On the Scene
WE WANT 'EM BACK!:
The Twelve Girls Band relaxed backstage after an exquisite concert Tuesday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The show was already sold out when "standing room" tickets went on sale -- those were snapped up as well. "El Condor Pasa," one of several songs in the show that are included on "Romantic Energy," the TGB's recently released second album, provided a perfect example of the TGB's enchanting blending of Chinese and Western music. "Carnival" showcased the virtuosity of the individual "girls" in playing Western-style melodies on traditional Chinese instruments. Promoter Tom Moffatt congratulated them on a great show before they went out to sign autographs.
THREE TGB FANS:
Donna Chun, left, talked with Jim Scoggin and Jennifer Macaraeg during intermission. Chun was one of the lucky ones who bought a copy of "Romantic Energy" before it sold out before the show but she waited too long to order a copy of the live CD that was recorded during the concert and sold immediately after. There were so many pre-show orders that supplies ran out. The band members spent more than 30-minutes in the lobby signing CDs and posters after the show.
AN EARLY HALLOWEEN:
Alicia Jackson, left, Jennifer Tokuda and Lola Ito got an early start on Halloween Saturday at the Ocean Club. About half the people who filled the club for Russell Tanoue's monthly Piranha Room party wore Halloween costumes. Some said they'd also be celebrating there on the 31st.
"CHAMPAGNE ROOM" HANA HOU:
Pro stuntman Darin Fujimori, second from left, and his girlfriend, Sharon Fukayama, encountered Michael Lew, left and Aukai Reynolds at the Ocean Club. Reynolds and Lew had so much fun in their "champagne room" costumes the previous weekend that they used them again Saturday.
ANTICIPATING "ALOHA ISLAND":
Frank South, center, talked Tuesday with Michael Furuya and Lisa Matsumoto at a preview party for "Aloha Island." South is writing the story, Matsumoto voicing characters, and Furuya doing artwork for a multi-media project that will allow kids to create their own hard-back books.