It was billed as the Vietnamese Dance Troupe.
Weeeellllllll, there was dancing;
But what it really was, was music. Awesome music!
Seven artists came together to perform a variety of musical styles for a musical revue that became a party lasting nearly two and a half hours.
The Seneca Events Center at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York was transformed from its normal music arena into a lounge setting complete with tables, dance floor, and disco ball.
As the house filled with music fans, the numerous children used the dance floor to dispell a little energy and play before the festivities began.
Proving that music truly is a universal language, all of the performers were Vietnamese who sang mostly in their native tongue, a little Spanish, and a bit of English. It didn't matter whether the lyrics were understood - although nearly all of the gathered crowd did - the music itself was great and the dance floor stayed full all night.
The band - Headline - kicked the night off with a performance of the Journey hit "Separate Ways".
A school teacher by day Thao Nguyem served as the emcee for the night introducing each acts - who come from all over the US - as they came on stage.
First up was Pham Tuan Ngoc whose performance was too big to keep on the stage. Pham jumped off the stage, used the dance floor, and wandered through the crowd as he sang.
Charles Pham rocked the house with some Santana style Latin music and then took it back to the early days of rock and roll.
Charles lent his guitar playing skills to Ngoc Hue. Among her songs was a beautiful ballad, a Latin Cha Cha Cha, and a disco song.
Mai Tien Dung performed three pop songs including an English rendition of the Glenn Medeiros hit "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You".
Hoang Anh Thu rocked the house with her three song set that included her version of thehit "I Hate Myself (for Loving You)".
Luong Tung Quang continued the rock party with her performance that included a Latin Cha Cha Cha.
After a duet with Luong, Thuy Tien concluded the night's entertainment very much like it began...on the dance floor and in the crowd. He even had a few fans singing along as he walked throught the crowd.
The music revue proved that understanding has nothing to do with the enjoyment of good music...in whatever form...or language...it takes.