The next important item on the agenda was the Magical 1 Malaysia Festival from March 23 to 25 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)., of which Jay Scott Berry was one of the producers. It was to be this amazing magic show with over a dozen magicians from all over the globe. Included in the roster was Jay Scott Berry’s wife, Lisa Richards who performs under the name of Colombine.
It would have been an amazing show with magic, music, video backdrops–it would have put Jay back on the magic map in a big way and it would also open doors to further bookings of the show. And it would have also given Jay and I the much-needed footage of him performing music as well. The next step of his career depended so much on this show that all else got put aside. It was to be, to quote Jay, “this is the Holy Grail of Theatrical production.”
It was decided that I would fly out to Kuala Lumpur to assist Jay with pre-production, production and post production. It was also the next opportunity for us to be together as a couple. But there was one glitch. Jay’s wife was part of the show. How would I even handle that? How could I meet this women face to face and pretend that I was merely her husband’s personal manager for music? Jay needed a back-up singer and so it was decided that my dear friend Lisa would fly out to be his back-up singer and my emotional hand-holder. I needed someone there who knew what was really going on and who would understand when I just needed to disappear. I honestly did not know how I would be able to handle the situation but all that mattered at the time to me was that I was going to be able to be with Jay again.
Seriously, I don’t even know how his mind works. The plan was I was to fly out one week before the show so that he and I would have personal time alone without dealing with work and I would stay in his hotel room. Then when his wife and the rest of the artists flew out I would be in a hotel room with my friend Lisa. After the show, when the artists and Jay’s wife departed I would be moved back into his hotel room. That I even agreed to this just goes to show the power this man had over me.
But there were glitches along the way. It did not appear that Jay would have sufficient money in the travel fund to cover neither my ticket nor Lisa Haze’s ticket. Both Lisa and I really wanted to make this trip happen. I had enough miles so I got my ticket with my AA miles. Lisa loves to travel and as long as her hotel was covered she was fine with buying her own ticket.
I arrived at Kuala Lumpur on 12:45 pm on March 12. I would be with Jay Scott Berry in Malaysia until March 29 when we both departed on separate flights……..to be continued…
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- Kuala Lumpur: So many memories! – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (travelpod.com)