Event: Ðại Nhạc Hội Cám Ơn Anh – Nguoi Thuong Binh VNCH – Ky 7 (The 7th Annual Vietnamese Summer Concert)
Date: July 28, 2013
Location: Yerba Buena High School @ the track and field
Address: 1855 Lucretia Ave San Jose, CA 95122
Time: 11am – 7pm (opening ceremony starts promptly at noon)
This was the entrance to the concert. Just follow the flags and it will take you where you need to go.
There was a hidden parking lot through these gate, located on the left side, right behind the bleachers. On your way in, if you wanted ice cream, this was your last chance to get one.
Once you see a crowd of people you know you’re at the right place.
If you don’t have a ticket you can just follow what this sign tells you. “Ban Ve” means ticket sales.
The admission for one ticket was only $10. For ten dollars you can attend the concert all day, from 11am-7pm. If you plan to re-enter make sure you get your hand stamped on the way out.
With a ticket in hand you could get in line. Just don’t cut. Security will check your bags for weapons (no joke).
Close to noon, people were lining up fast.
Vietoday was already on the scene to do coverage.
Miss Ngoc Thuy from Vietoday
Once inside the gates, you will be greeted by many service/food vendors. Some of the booths were giving away free gifts such as pens, notepads, reusable shopping bags, mugs and even balloons.
The men in the photos are victims of war. Some of them lost their limbs fighting for our freedom while others were just unfortunate bystanders. It’s ironic but these are the people who are lucky because they survived. How lucky are they really to be stuck helpless, be a burden to their friends/families and to be heavily dependent on their caretakers? While no money amount can get back their forever lost livelihood, we as fortune people can ease their pain and help their families by making a donation to the organizations that help people like them. Just remember no donation is too small. Please help the truly needy.
Miss Ngoc Thuy was reporting on this event while Mr. Quoc Bao waited for her.
Near the front of the stage, the men and women in uniform were lining up and getting ready.
The ladies from the Miss Vietnam of Northern California 2013 pageant (Hoa-Hau Ao-Dai) From left to right: Phung, Minh, Yvonne and Lynn.
Written in the sky is “LOVE ALL PEOPLE”
This is the 7th annual Vietnamese Summer Concert – “Dai Nhac Hoi Cam On Anh – Nguoi Thuong Binh VNCH – Ky 7″.
The Hoa-Hau and A-Hau’s were given the honor of standing front and center.
The writings in the sky was made possible by Skytyper, a company based in Las Vegas.
The best seats were the ones in the shade. That is why it’s always good to come early.
The flags were raised in honor of our countries.
Incense was lit to pay respect to the fallen soldiers of Vietnam.
The first few rows were reserved for the elderly.
A view from one of the booths.
Underneath the VS Realty & Loans Financial Services tent, Mr. Linh Nguyen kindly offered us water, mugs, and a reusable shopping bag filled with other goodies.
Mr. Linh Nguyen (far right) is not only a realtor but also a dedicated long-time sponsor/supporter of the Hoa-Hau Ao-Dai Bac Cali pageant. He’s also the proud owner of Paloma restaurant inside the Century Mall on Story Road.
Beloved pageant big sister, Queenie Huyen Tran was there to escort and show the girls around.
Look at what we’ve found at Mr. Linh’s booth? The next Hoa-Hau Ao-Dai pageant is quit a time away, but time does fly so make sure you keep that day free and attend the pageant. Tickets always sell out fast so make sure to reserve yours right away.
Mr. Linh’s brother owns Viet Beaty magazine. Here the girls are looking through the pages and spotting a few of their pageant sisters in some of the editorials.
Our sponsors have always helped us throughout the years. The least we can do back is help promote their business.
Free balloon were given away.
From left to right Yvonne, Lynn, Minh, Anh Thu, and Phung.
Miss Vy Dang interviews our ladies. She’s a reporter for VietBay TV.
Minh shares a few words with VietBay TV.
Lynn also shares a few words.
The lovely miss Vy Dang for VietBay TV.
Tina Do made a appearance, wearing her lovely yellow ao-dai.
How adorable is that?
The event was blessed with beautiful, warm, and sunny weather.
If you were thirsty or hungry there were no shortage of food vendors to make your stomach happy.
Just outside of the ticket gate, this gentleman was selling his calligraphy art.
All of his hand made work were laid out so you can see.
It reads the name of this event, “Dai Nhac Hoi Cam On Anh – He 2013, San Jose, California, USA.
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