Due to miscommunication, Lu Shiow-yen unknowingly interrupted the performance of Fire Ex. at an event honoring baseball star Chang Tai-shan
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The newly elected mayor of Taichung Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) made a bit of a social blunder on Saturday night (Dec. 15) at an event celebrating the career of professional baseball star Chang Tai-shan(張泰山) who is retiring from the Taiwanese league.
Due to some miscommunication between event coordinators, mayor-elect Lu accidentally interrupted a performance by the Taiwanese rock band Fire Ex. (滅火器), when she walked out to address the crowd and present an award to Chang, before the band’s set was finished.
Liberty Times reports that no one had informed the mayor that Fire Ex. was expected to play five songs. After the group had finished two, an organizer reportedly told Lu it was alright for her to address the crowd.
Chang’s presence before the audience may have added to the confusion, since he had joined Fire Ex. to excite the crowd before Lu made her appearance. [FULL STORY]