Prior to the concert, the various media were treated to the beautiful presence of several representatives of the SM groups. Present during the press conference held at Ritz Carlton were Kangta, BoA, TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, Super Junior’s Donghae, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun, SHINee’s Onew, f(x)’s Victoria, EXO-K’s Suho and EXO-M’s Kris.
FLY entertainment artiste Nikki Muller was excellent as MC of the press conference, and was in charge of choosing a specific artiste for each question. The press conference opened with an introduction by each artiste who declared their excitement about the concert and love for the fans who have been waiting for them. Regarding the prestigious venue of the Marina Bay Floating Platform, TVXQ’s Yunho said, “It is the first time we are performing on the water. I’m sure for the other artistes it’s the first time they’re seeing the view. Singapore is very beautiful, and having to see the evening view will be even more fantastic.”
For Suho and Kris, whose group EXO are SM’s newest offering and who were here in Singapore for the very first time, they felt that the weather was a huge contrast to the cold weather of Korea. Kris was very surprised by the reception they received and said that Singapore fans are “beautiful, wonderful and really warm”! In contrast, Kangta and BoA, who were the most senior amongst them, have not stepped into Singapore for almost 10 years now. Boa said, “I’m happy to be back in Singapore and can’t wait to see all of my fans of course, who supported me and SMTown. The show will be really great and we prepared the stages…so…yeah…let’s have fun!” Onew of SHINee also made sure to promote the upcoming Singapore leg of their concert which will be held on 8 December 2012.
Donghae of Super Junior revealed a funny incident involving Yunho: “We had a chance for a drink with Yunho and he was a little but tipsy after a few drinks and he had this dance move which is really interesting which we would like to show everyone. It is not exactly charismatic as he usually is, but something quite unimaginable and I really want to share it with everyone”, making the whole room laugh along with Yunho, who had given out a short burst of laughter at the words of his beloved junior.
They all reiterated that the concert was made for the fans, to repay the support that they have been receiving over the years. Seohyun of Girls’ Generation mentioned that she was worried for the health of fans who had been queuing for a week to see them. She said, “For the fans who have been so patient and have done so much for us, we want to repay you by performing our very best to that same extent.” As sweet parting words to the media and to the fans, Yunho said, “The only thing you need to remember is that the most important person tonight is you!”
As the night wore on, it was evident that the SM artistes kept every promise they made to their fans. We are pretty sure every single fan felt the special bond between the artiste and them, through the way they sang and danced to their best ability.
Huge thanks to Running Into The Sun for the invitation. Do check out our concert review in the next post.
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