Saturday, December 31, 2011

[Article] A Talk Show Format for Hyun Joong's Fan Meeting in Seoul

If only I can make it to Seoul in January I would love to attend the fan meeting. The cost is so cheap and I will certainly have a good time attending this one. Anyway, I wish all those who will be attending to have lots of fun.


[News] Kim Hyun Joong to host fan meet with a talk show format
by leesa86 / AllKPop

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong will be holding his first fan meet of the year on January 21st at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. And although there is a fee to get in, it will only cost fans around $17 USD.

It’s been announced that the entrance fee will amount to roughly $17 USD per attendee. Rather than being held at a small-scale venue, the fan meet is being held at Jamsil Stadium, which can seat over 7,000 people.

The fan meet will be different from ordinary fan meets and the format will feel more like a talk show. Kim Hyun Joong will also be performing ten songs total from his first mini album ‘Breakdown‘ and his second mini-album ‘Lucky‘. To be honest, the fan meet is no different from a small concert.

Korean artists who use the facility and all of its lighting and sound equipment charge an entrance fee of anywhere between 40~70 USD, but Kim Hyun Joong is not even charging half that. He may break even if lucky, but will most likely lose money over the event.

Key East Entertainment‘s Music Business Director Kang In Suk remarked, “Honestly, the fan meet is no different from a small independent concert, but we are proceeding because Kim Hyun Joong requested that we do it this way. We will not be making any money, and we are thinking of it as a special service for the fans.”

The fan meet was also scheduled abruptly without much notice, and the reason for that is Kim Hyun Joong will be spending a lot of time in Japan this year promoting his music. He did not want his Korean fans to feel disappointed, and is starting the new year off right by greeting them first.

Kim Hyun Joong’s love for his fans does not stop there. A large corporation had proposed to do a promotion with the singer, but Kim Hyun Joong refused. Director Kang explained, “He did not want the fans to spend their money so that he could earn some more money.”

Since his debut with SS501, Kim Hyun Joong has been known for being unique and being a man of his word. And even at super stardom, he has not changed a bit. He is aware that it is the fans that made him into who he is today, and his love for them is unparalleled.

Director Kang remarked, “From the agency’s point of view, we know the company could benefit a lot more if he would give in, and it’s too bad. However when I look at him as just another person, he is truly a real, unwavering man of his word,” and gave a thumbs up.

Meanwhile, it was recently discovered that the singer also donated over $80,000 to a good cause without even telling his agency. Compared to other celebrities that announce their charity work through press releases, Kim Hyun Joong is an admirable young man.

Kim Hyun Joong is a celebrity who is making his agency spend money for his fans. For one reason or another, he will bring tears to the eyes of original Hallyu star Bae Yong Jun, the head of Key East Entertainment.


Anonymous said...

This report is already bringing tears to my eyes.It is really touching to see someone so generous and caring in the entertainment industry. He is a fine young man. There is no one quite like him.
Hyun Joong is paying back to his fans and society with grace and love.Hope they reciprocate with their kind support for him.

Anonymous said...

That's our boy! Always so generous and humble, always thinking of the fans and ways to thank them! The word is'always thinking..', which makes me still feel flabbergasted when I remember some so-called TripleS bashing and bad-mouthing him not to mention forming an anti-club against him! I didn't understand then and still don't understand it now but I really hope those hurts have been somewhat healed for our beloved boy... I am very thankful to God that he had an awesome year this year as a rookie solo artist and I hope and pray the following years will bring more success and happiness for our deserving namja. Fly high Kim Hyun Joong love! Your loving and supportive fans will always be with you!

Anonymous said...

That's my boy!
Actions speak lounder than words.
The man of action.

Anonymous said...

Hyun Joong not only has a pretty face but he has a golden heart as well. It's this kind of story....and there are MANY that makes me proud to be his fan and I will continue to support him in the future.

I'm also glad that he's with a company that is willing to invest in him by giving him the best support systems (choreographers, dancers, producers, stylists etc.) and supporting his wishes/decisions even if it's not profitable to the company. It's karma...what goes around comes around which is why he has had an awesome 2011 as a solo artist in an industry saturated by idol groups. Here's to your continued success in the truly deserve it!!!

Anonymous said...

i've never doubted that hyun joong has a tender heart ^^
love you ah, kim hyun joong~! always keep this warm heart of yours!

Anonymous said...

The article and all the comments above also brings me tears too.... Hyunjoong is truely a good role model for the young people around the world. As a much older person myself, there are so much to learn from this fine young man.
You're are my hero, hyunjoong and I will support and love you forever!