Photo of Roman Tam’s Glorious Stage
© Donated by Ms. TAM Ming-yuk
Hong Kong Heritage Museum Collection, Leisure and Cultural Services Department
How does one become a singer or entertainer? First, you need to be vain; it is impossible to be an entertainer otherwise. This is a practical concern, to enjoy being on stage amidst cheers and applause, and to enjoy dressing up is a form of vanity. You also need to be narcissistic; how else would you have the confidence to compete with others on stage?
─Roman Tam, Interview with Roman Tam by PhoenixCNE, 1997