Monday, June 29, 2015

Sights and Sounds of the Land of the Free at a Fuzhou Mall

Yesterday at the large Baolong City Plaza shopping mall in Fuzhou, Fujian province, I stopped to admire a karaoke club advertisement which included a slightly altered Statue of Liberty.

Advertisement for a karaoke club with the Statue of Liberty holding a studio microphone

I then walked into a central courtyard area where a guitarist was either warming up or testing the equipment for a later performance.

central outdoor area of the Baolong City Plaza shopping mall in Fuzhou, China

As I made my way to lower levels, I realized the melody I heard was rather familiar. But simply recognizing it is not what caused me to do a mental double take.

After all, most days in China you don't hear a live performance of The Star Spangled Banner.

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