Fake Music at the Hot Pot in Chengdu – Stuck in Customs

Fake Music at the Hot Pot in Chengdu

Simon Shackleton

I’m getting to be friends with this DJ now. I’ve always liked his music and we’ve started chatting a little. I first discovered him at Burning Man. Here’s a link to his page on Soundcloud if you wanna have a listen.

Daily Photo – Fake Music at the Hot Pot in Chengdu

This was sort of a funny scene.

People love their hot pot restaurants in Chengdu. If you don’t know, a hot pot is when they bring you a lot of raw meat and veggies and then you dip them into a communal boiling pot. I don’t really enjoy this sort of activity, because it feels like I’m doing too much work at the restaurant. I would prefer, when paying, to have maximum laziness.

Anyway, during dinner, performers come onto a stage in the middle of the restaurant and perform a dance or play music. This lady was playing some Chinese instrument (forgot the name – I’ll call it supine-guitar) and the music was coming through speakers everywhere. I thought she was very pretty so I took a bunch of photos. But then, I looked closer, and I realized the supine-guitar was not hooked into the speaker system and there was no microphone. So she was just faking it. But at least she was pretty, so that was entertaining for a little while.

Fake Music at the Hot Pot in Chengdu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-14 22:27:30
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length86.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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