U-KISS in Malaysia : An Energetic Showmanship
U-KISS was recently in Malaysia for the “Bran New Kiss Album Showcase 2011” which was held at the main entrance of Pavilion Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, June 10. The U-KISS “Bran New Kiss Album Showcase 2011” was jointly organized by Redstar and Marctensia.
Fans started gathering around 4PM to get the best spot for this free event. Fans from Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia came as they didn’t want to miss the opportunity to meet U-KISS.
The show started at 7:30PM with opening performances by two local singers Ir Radzi and Iqwal singing their popular hits. After the last song, the atmosphere started to change with fans screaming for U-KISS. They also brought along handmade placards and signs and various gifts to give to the boys.
The boys went up to the stage and introduced themselves, greeting the fans, and began to talk with the MC. They were happy to come to Malaysia for the second time and said that Malaysian fans looked much prettier. They also said they love to eat Malaysian food such as satay, chicken and nasi lemak. The fans surprised the boys by saying I Love You in Korean and Malay.
The first activity was Q&A. The boys read the questions written by fans and they chose seven fans to come up to stage. Soo Hyun was asked to serenade a lucky girl and he sang “I Can’t” by 4Men. Eli was asked to say “I love you” to a fan, bringing envy to other fans that were watching. Dong Ho was asked about his favorite game on iPad and he said he likes to play Kart Rider and Angry Bird. He said that playing games is better than sleep. AJ was asked who sleeps the most in the group and he answered it was Dong Ho. Well, this is understandble since Dong Ho had busy schedules lately. The lucky fans received autographed posters from the boys too.
For the second activity they had a dance session. U-Kiss selected seven fans to dance to “Man Man Ha Ni” on the spot. The best three dancers were selected by the boys and they danced to “Bing Gul Bing Gul.” The lucky winner got to take a polaroid photo with U-Kiss and she also received a group hug from them.
Next, was a birthday surprise for AJ and Dong Ho, as June is their birthday month. Fans brought a birthday cake and the birthday boys blew up the candle on stage. There was also a scholarship ceremony where U-KISS presented a cheque for RM30,000 to representatives of the Salvation Army and the Sri Ramakrishna Ashram Orphanage of Malacca. Residents of the children’s home were also in the audience that night to see the boys perform. It was part of Daorae Restaurant charity drive.
After that they performed four songs of their hits songs: “0330,” “Bing Gul Bing Gul,” “Shut Up” and “Man Man Ha Ni.” Although they were drenched in sweat due to the hot local weather, they managed to go all out, showing their dancing and singing skills. Fans also sang along and chanted together to give support and encouragement to the boys.
They ended the show with handshakes and an autograph session. Before they said goodbye to Malaysia fans, Kiseop mentioned that they wanted to come back again to Malaysia for a full concert. With their warm and friendly personalities, U-KISS was very well recieved by the crowd.
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Photos by Tyra R.