A must watch!! The panda was calm, smelled of honey and sticky fur. I wasn’t nervous and had no idea I’d get to actually hold a baby panda who was more concerned with his bamboo – like a child with candy! That being said, looking at the claws, it never left my mind that I was holding a bear, a wild animal – just as with people, I gave my loving positive vibes. What an incredible experience!
My trip to Chengdu was awesome, another blessing of an experience for all of us. To perform as a part of the Night of Fortune GRAMMY All-stars Concert at Chengdu Stadium in front of 40,000 fans left me speechless – until the Panda Tour which was the icing on the cake. I’m thankful to God for continuing to bless me to do what I love, on my own terms and to live a balanced life beyond ‘entertainment.’
Greeting Sign which also came with a beautiful flower bouquet. Chengdu
Program Cover. This is what the stage looked like. Chengdu Stadium.
John “Havic” Gregory, Jody Watley, and Rosero McCoy Rehearsal Check Chengdu Stadium June 7, 2013
I loved this moment with some of the children’s chorus!
The children’s chorus sang a beautiful and moving song – brought me to tears – this was evening rehearsal.
There was a great tribute to Michael Jackson with rare footage from the GRAMMY archives before the children came out for a dance tribute medley.
With a staffer who wanted to give me flowers.
Chengdu, Stadium as the fans were coming in.
There were many Chinese CantoPop Stars a part of the “Night of Fortune” GRAMMY Superstars Concert.
With lead Michael Jackson Tribute Performer. Chengdu Stadium after the concert onstage in the rain!
Took a quick photo with my iPhone of the audience while getting set for my performance!
Jody Watley (c) 2013 Chengdu, China
With two of my favorite guys John “Havic Gregory” and Rosero MCoy at after-party
At Sunshine Panda Nursery on the Panda Tour, Chengdu.
With President of Recording Academy Neil Portnow at Cocktail Reception
Getting presented a custom pair of shoes by Sheme, high end shoe designer of China
Red Carpet Mayhem. Chengdu China Global Forum Invited Guests and Night of Fortune Grammy All-Stars Reception
With Leo “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” Sayer one of music’s great from the 70’s and Gospel powerhouse Yolanda Adams at luncheon.
More pics and video to come! In the meantime, you can read an article: HERE