Chapter 267 I Brought Some Presents for Everyone!
Fang Qiu, who was prepared long ago, began rising slowly from the middle of the platform amidst earth-shattering cheering and waving of glow sticks.
The entire arena was completely lit.
Fang Qiu’s name was displayed on each and every screen on the arena with captivating special effects that made it extremely eye-catching.
As he got on stage, Fang Qiu circled around it, waving and greeting the audience.
He then turned to face Song Yaqi.
He gave her a simple hug, under the watchful gaze of the audience.
“I’ll leave the stage to you.”
Song Yaqi whispered to Fang Qiu as they embraced, her microphone switched off.
Fang Qiu then walked forward.
The lighting changed.
The lights were dimmed over a large part of the stage, only leaving the spot where Fang Qiu was brightly lit.
At the other end, under the cover of darkness, Song Yaqi returned backstage with the help of the crew.
“Good evening, everyone.”
Fang Qiu said to the audience with a smile after receiving news that Song Yaqi had reached backstage safely. “I’ve Yaqi to thank for being able to come on this stage. I’d like to thank her for giving me a platform to express myself.”
“Of course, like everyone here, I like Yaqi’s songs very much.”
“However, since I’m here, I’ll not pretend to be an expert.”
Below the stage, everyone began to respond.
“Since this is a stage meant for singers, I’ll sing a song for everyone now.”
As he spoke, Fang Qiu grinned before adding, “I’d like to present everyone with ‘The Initiation of Sound’, a Chinese-style tune.”
The moment he finished speaking, a warm round of cheers and clapping immediately rang out from the audience.
Of course, the cheers and clapping were not as loud as those reserved for Song Yaqi. After all, this was supposed to her stage, and everyone here was her fan.
Fang Qiu was so warmly welcomed because of three reasons. First, he was a guest invited by Song Yaqi herself, and second, a large number of the audience had watched Fang Qiu’s singing video on Weibo and felt that he sang well. Last, everyone was curious to know why a freshman from a university was invited by Song Yaqi to become a guest of her concert.
Most importantly, it was because of Fang Qiu’s looks.
The matter of his looks had been a subject of discussion on Weibo for a long while till now, but no one ever possessed a clear image of Fang Qiu’s face. Due to publicity for Song Yaqi’s concert, many people began taking notice of Fang Qiu and began to be curious about his real looks after searching for information about him online.
On the stage, the melody of a song rang out amidst the clapping.
Fang Qiu began to sing.
“The clouds matched against the rain, and snow against the wind…
… the night reflected in the skies.
A sword of 30 centimeters, and a bow of six catties…
Ling Bei compared with Jiang Dong…
A depressing and weary song came from Fang Qiu’s lips.
The accompaniment, which was already extremely moving by itself, gave his singing a deep and tranquil feeling.
Below the stage, the tens of thousands of spectators brought down the glow sticks in their hands subconsciously and listened to Fang Qiu carefully the moment he began to sing.
No one made a sound.
In this manner, they allowed Fang Qiu to sing on stage quietly.
At this moment, Fang Qiu was indeed completely at one with his singing. He walked to the edge of the stage as he sang and sat down.
Below the stage, everyone began to clap along with the song’s rhythm as they got the hang of it. They did it with the blue glow sticks instead of their hands, and their clapping came cascading across the entire arena like waves, making everyone feel as though a refreshing spring breeze was blowing across them.
Of course, this was not a sorrowful love song.
If one was to seriously consider classifying it, it would be deemed as a folksong.
However, as the lyrics were Chinese-styled, it did not sound crude to the audience. Instead, it even sounded rather attractive.
The audience was gradually entranced by it.
No one expected Fang Qiu to sing this well.
It was as if the entire stage had been created for him, and everyone in the audience was moved.
At a corner beneath the stage.
At a corner beneath the stage. “I didn’t expect this kid to be able to hold his own and be completely unafraid of taking the stage.”
Sister Li was moved and relieved as she heard Fang Qiu sing.
“Two rows of snow grow simultaneously…
… new greenery makes the wine seem more appealing.
Seven stars and the wind…
the Buddha and all life…
The Heavens are vast, and the Sun is bright…
the crescent moon compared to a rainbow…
Me and you, mouth against heart…
Only summer can complete winter…
Fang Qiu continued to sing on stage.
As the song progressed, the audience beneath the stage could not help but get emotional. The ancient Chinese lyrics were simply too beautiful.
This was the effect of rehearsing.
The lyrics of the song Fang Qiu was singing would appear on the large screen on the stage, allowing everyone in the audience to see them clearly.
“Why have I not heard of this song before?”
“It sounds good. Fang Qiu’s voice is really great.”
“I feel that the essence of this song lies in its lyrics. I have to go memorize the ancient poems of our people again after heading home.”
“Fang Qiu’s singing is simply too good.”
“I didn’t expect that Fang Qiu’s singing would be this good.”
“No wonder our great idol invited him to be a guest at her concert. He has a great singing ability!”
After the song ended, the audience cheered enthusiastically.
Their shouts nearly flipped the roof of the stadium over.
This was because Fang Qiu’s singing was simply too good to be true!
In the front row, Zhu Benzheng and the others kept waving their glow sticks and cheering at the top of their voices. Everyone looked to be extremely emotional and excited.
Fang Qiu’s singing had moved them greatly in school, and they never expected that his voice could be even more moving in an actual concert.
Sun Hao was moved beyond words, especially when he heard the endless cheers, exclamations, and sighs coming from around him.
“Damn it, this is the youngest.”
Sun Hao said, pointing at Fang Qiu, who was on stage. “He’s really fucking great.”
At his side, Zhou Xiaotian and Zhu Benzheng were already emotional beyond words.
Of course, the most emotional of them all was Jiang Miaoyu.
She could not help but feel pleased and joyful as she looked at Fang Qiu on stage. As she listened to everyone praising Fang Qiu, she grew even more excited.
On stage, Fang Qiu swept his gaze across the incredibly emotional schoolmates of his.
Fang Qiu grinned and gazed at the audience before giving them a deep bow.
“Fang Qiu! Fang Qiu!”
Before he had even straightened his back, an earth-shattering roar rang out in the stadium.
Everyone began to shout wildly.
It was at backstage. “Yaqi?”
Sister Li asked as she walked up to Song Yaqi. “What’s Fang Qiu going to perform next? Is he still going to sing?”
“Even I don’t know that.”
Song Yaqi replied, shaking her head. “I don’t think he’ll continue singing. If he were, he should have already prepared the accompaniment. However, he didn’t mention anything, and the sound engineers have not made any preparations.”
“What’s he going to do then?”
Sister Li asked, her eyebrows arching. “There’s still six minutes left. I hope he doesn’t screw this up.”
On stage, Fang Qiu straightened himself up.
He reached his arm out, signaling the crowd to quiet down before speaking again. “Next, I still have six minutes left, to allow your beloved Yaqi to have sufficient rest. Of course, I requested this too.”
Even he could not help but laugh.
The audience beneath the stage also began to chuckle.
“Yesterday, I was cracking my brains to come up with a gift for all of you. What do you know, I’ve really thought of something.”
Fang Qiu began laughing.
Everyone’s curiosity was piqued.
No one had ever heard of a guest singer giving gifts to the audience. Furthermore, there were tens of thousands of them, how would he manage to give everyone a gift?
Just as everyone was feeling extremely curious, Fang Qiu asked, “Do all of you frequently lower your heads to gaze at your phones?”
The audience chimed. “Yes.”
Fang Qiu asked again, “Does everyone here frequently face a computer monitor at work and arch your back?”
This time, the people who replied to him were slightly fewer, but the sound they generated was still substantial.
He asked again, “Now, when everyone reaches home, exhausted, do you lie down like Ge You?”
Everyone readily agreed. “Yes.”
This time, a larger number of people replied to him, and the sound they generated was much greater.
Fang Qiu continued, nodding. “Congratulations, all of your necks, spines, and waists are in trouble now.”
The moment he spoke, a commotion rang out among the audience.
“How could this be?”
“That’s right, we do what feels the most comfortable. We can’t sense any pain, so how does he know that there’s something wrong with our bodies?”
“Is he trying to scare us?”
“How could he tell that our necks, lower backs, and spines are in trouble by just asking a few simple questions?”
“Tsk, is he making filler to pass the remaining time because he doesn’t have anything left to show us?”
Everyone was in disbelief.
Some of them even turned suspicious and began criticizing him.
“You don’t believe me?”
“Do you know what I do?” Fang Qiu asked, gazing at the audience.
Everyone replied in unison. “You’re a Chinese Medicine physician.”
Fang Qiu replied, nodding. “I’m a Chinese Medicine physician, and I’ve already obtained a Physician’s Qualification Certificate.”
These words did not have much meaning for ordinary folk.
To Zhu Benzheng, Jiang Miaoyu, and the others, it was extremely shocking.
“Fang Qiu’s obtained the Physician’s Qualification Certificate?”
“How could this be possible?”
They could only obtain the certification after graduating from their five-year course. Fang Qiu was only a freshman and had joined their school for two months. How could he have possibly obtained a Physician’s Qualification Certificate?
They looked at each other.
They could see extreme shock and incredulity from each other’s expressions.
Fang Qiu continued, “Furthermore,”
“I can perform bonesetting too. I’ll teach everyone about a few simple moves next, as a gift to all of you.”
As he spoke, Fang Qiu walked to the center of the stage, where it was the brightest.
Fang Qiu shouted. “Please get up, everyone.”
Upon hearing that, everyone was stunned for a while before the majority of the audience got up. The remaining few could only follow suit, even though they did not understand what Fang Qiu was up to. They were still somewhat expectant even so.
“First up, the cervical vertebra.”
Fang Qiu spoke as he began his demonstration. “Straighten your bodies up and shift your legs shoulder-width apart. Use your cervical verterba as the axis and use gravity to move your head in an exaggerated, circular motion along it.”
He demonstrated the motion as he spoke.
Everyone could see Fang Qiu’s demonstration clearly and began following suit.
Fang Qiu continued as he demonstrated. “If you circle your head in the geographic cardinal directions, you have to circle it in the opposite direction at a certain angle to get used to the motions. After that, you can begin circling it in an exaggerated circular motion.”