Our family attended the annual July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia this past weekend, this year turnout on Saturday was not bad but Sunday was very few and far in between since it drizzled some. I think it was a disappointment for many that went to see their favorite singers and they weren’t there, several Thai ladies that sat behind me asked if Mike Piromporn was performing, and I knew earlier from a Thai performer, Gorvidt that he was the only one from Thailand. I think they were very disappointed and left shortly after that, it’s ashamed that the Wat (Temple) didn’t post any poster of the event like the previous years. I didn’t get to stay and watch the whole concert, the music was too loud and I had a migraine headache so I left after I saw Gorvidt.
This is Voradeth Ditthavong, a famous Lao musician.
Jonny Olsen was playing his Khaen demonstration.
Jonny Olson was singing a Lao song while Lao Johnny played the Khaen, they looked like they’d make a great team.
Lao Johnny had a little helper, she is obviously not ready for a stage performance based on the noises that she was making.
Gorvidt was once a famous leading man for the Thai Drama (Lakorn) and movie in his younger years. He is now a producer, and also actor but plays mostly the villain role, and he sang on Saturday and Sunday concert.
On Sunday, we stayed long enough to see Thai singers, the Snap band, playing string music.
A Lao singer that I didn’t catch his name.
People that were there on Saturday, not a bad turnout.