Hallyu star Jang Dong-kun has met about 1,000 fans from 14 countries who have arrived in the country to celebrate his birthday.
To celebrate his birthday, Jang held a fan meeting with about 1,000 fans from 14 regions, including Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, at the COEX Auditorium in Samseong-dong, Seoul on the afternoon of Feb. 26. The fan meeting was a multinational event that is held every year to celebrate Jang’s birthday, which falls on Mar. 7. This year’s event was held a week before his birthday because he will leave for Japan on Mar. 5 to promote his new film "Typhoon."
At the fan meeting presided over by film actor Kong Hyung-jin, movie star Joo Jin-mo–a friend of Jang’s–helped create a lively atmosphere by cracking witty jokes. Performances were also given by singers KCM, Park Hyo-shin, and A.I.
Jang then took the stage, singing "Fly Me to the Moon" to the accompaniment of a jazz band. He continued to sing "Though I’m Brokenhearted" (originally sung by the group "Fly to the Sky"), the theme song of the TV drama "Fashion 70." He also sang Boy George’s "Karma Cameleon."
Unlike his previous custom of chiefly singing ballad songs for his fans, Jang sang quick-tempo songs this time to show off a new image. The 1,000 fans who packed the hall gave a standing ovation with cheers just like at a singer’s concert, closing that day’s event which lasted two and a half hours.
The members of Jang’s fan club entitled "Adonis International" who came from various countries around the world donated 50,000 Hong Kong dollars to the UNICEF in Jang’s name. His Korean fans presented a notebook computer with photo files of themselves to their idol Jang, who frequently travels around the world. His Japanese fans gave him travel coupons so that he can obtain a good rest in Japan.