Source: China Daily

05-02-2009 09:48

BEIJING, May 2 -- It was like another Olympics had come home to roost at the Bird's Nest.

Friday night, as the stadium hosted the Jackie Chan and His Friends Concert in front of a 50,000-strong audience. It was the first major public event since the Games ended more than eight months ago.
Friday night, as the stadium hosted the Jackie Chan and His 
Friends Concert in front of a 50,000-strong audience. It was the 
first major public event since the Games ended more than eight 
months ago.

Friday night, as the stadium hosted the Jackie Chan and His Friends Concert in front of a 50,000-strong audience. It was the first major public event since the Games ended more than eight months ago.

"The Bird's Nest is a legend, so is Jackie Chan. You don't see this stardom combination often," said Xue Dong, a 40-year-old visitor from Panjin, Liaoning province, who was wearing the white cap of a tour group that arrived in Beijing on Friday morning

The architectural wonder experienced the stunning Olympic opening ceremony, record-breaking sprinter Usain Bolt and a jaw-breaking withdrawal of hurdler Liu Xiang. But hours before its first major post-Olympic event, it still saw Chinese families, couples and foreigners, among thousands of other tourists, refreshing their memories of the Olympics.