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This is our sixth year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia, and this year fell on Saturday June 30th and July 1st. We got to Wat on Friday evening and a wind storm hit town around 10:30 pm that night. The power went off, and it didn’t come back on until almost 9 am Saturday morning just in time for the Boun event.
The highlight of the event was a singer from Thailand Maitai Jaitawan ไหมไทย ใจตะวัน, which I didn’t think that he would make his appearance. His concert was scheduled for 3 pm but he didn’t make it until 7:30 pm that evening and could only perform Saturday since he was scheduled to fly back to Thailand right after the concert. It was extremely hot and I think it had to be in the 100+, and his fans waited patiently for his appearance.
I saw his music video on YouTube and he looked different and this must be his new looks, the Michael Jackson looks. He sprained his ankle so his dance looks awkward.
Most of his fans gave him $20 bills, and I have to admit that he has a great voice and certainly gave a good performance. I ran out of battery at the end and only able to get a few shots and record a few clips here and there so I hope you will enjoy.
My dad enjoyed the concert and we stayed until 9 pm when it ended.
All photos and video were taken with Canon T2i and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.