As a vocalist in the acclaimed band Liquid Blue (known as the world’ most travelled band), one of Jayda’s favorite venues is the famous Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas. As one of the most popular bands to appear in the city, Liquid Blue’s performances are typically sold out events, as was their Hard Rock Café appearance on March 11th for the "Harmony at the Hard Rock" event. On any normal day in Las Vegas you can see concerts by artist such as Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé; the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists. When Liquid Blue sells out a show days in advance alongside this company, it’s a sure bet that the band (and their vocalist Jayda Jeon) are world class artists. Just as with the other artists mentioned, Jeon and her band are regulars in Vegas. With more than twenty years of history and shows in Las Vegas every few months, the band has a loyal fan base.
The Hard Rock Café is always a fun place for the musicians as well as patrons. Celebrating America’s love of music, it’s immediately welcoming to those who perform on this stage. The impressive staging and light show creates the perfect rock show experience but with greater intimacy for the crowd; the ability to get close to the artists performing on stage. During the "Harmony at the Hard Rock" event, the crowd was particularly enthused. Jayda comments, “The crowd went crazy. I've never seen that reaction. It was like a concert that all of the people sang along, danced (got drunk too), chanted, etc. At the end of the show, they chanted encore so many times. It was a really exciting and rewarding moment even though we were all tired from performing for more than 3 hours.” Ever the professional, Jeon continues to explain the moment she shared with the crowd, “I think every singer has a moment that at the end of a great show, you are physically beyond exhausted but your mind keep your body going. For me it was the moment, when people kept calling “one more time”, and we showed up on the stage once again, playing a few more songs as an encore. When I performed the encore songs, everyone was singing together with me. I felt something in my stomach when I heard everyone singing along.”
With all of her accomplishments and walking off the stage at the Hard Rock to the sounds of a clambering crowd, Jeon probably celebrated in typical rockstar fashion ala Keith Moon, right? Definitely wrong! She saves the energy and craziness for the stage. Jayda reveals, “It's a fun city where you can just go a little bit crazy and have some fun and think about nothing. Vegas is a definitely a place where you should stay out until the sunrise at least one day, otherwise you're missing out on the life of Vegas. I’ve gambled before, just for fun, but I’m not good at it. I once lost $200 and, although that doesn’t sound like a lot of money to most people…I thought to myself, ‘I think I’ll just watch other people lose their money rather than do it myself.’ That might make me the most low key musician off stage that there ever was. Ha!” Jayda Jeon can be just as controlled as she wants to be in her personal life because in front of a band and under the lights, she is energy personified.