On the 7th of September, SHINee absolutely made the crowd go wild at the ‘K-POP Republic Concert’. The event was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. The concert, which was made possible by All Access Productions, was greatly anticipated by thousands of K-Pop fans in the Philippines. The artist line-up included, EXO-K and many other artistes, including the biggest stars of the evening, SHINee. Roughly 5,000 fans gathered together to watch the event.
A press conference was held briefly at Cinema 5 in Gateway Mall before the concert. Despite feeling tired from their hectic schedule, SHINee kindly answered each question asked by Park Jinri, the interviewer and translator of the event.
Q: How does it feel to be finally back in the Philippines after four years?
Key: We are super excited to finally meet and perform for the Filipino fans once again.
Q: Is there a specific place you are longing to visit or a Filipino dish that you want to try?
Jonghyun: I haven’t tried the Filipino dish called ‘sinigang’ but if I ever get a chance I would definitely try it out. As for places, I want to go to Cebu or Boracay.
Q: If you had to describe your Filipino fans on one word, what would it be
Taemin: If I had to describe them in one word, it would be 'tree' because Filipino fans have been patiently waiting for us for so long.
Q: If you were to meet your old selves back in 2008, what would you say to them?
Onew: I think I would say to old self is to just stay healthy and eat a lot of delicious foods.
Q: (To Key) Your fashion sense has drastically evolved through the years and people have been commenting a lot about it, how would you describe your old fashion sense and style?
Key: Myself? I think I’m trying to show my identity through my fashion (sense) lately.
Q: (To Onew) You're appearing at a popular sitcom these days, how do you feel about it?
Onew: Acting in a sitcom is a first for me so I’m trying hard to improve so I can be at the same level as other famous actors.
Q: (To Jonghyun) You’ve written the lyrics for the songs on SHINee’s third repackaged album, can you explain a little bit about the story behind it?
Jonghyun: I’ve written two songs in the album, one is about a one-sided love and the other is about deeply missing someone.
Q: (To Taemin) What are your plans for the show tonight?
Taemin: We prepared a little gift for the fans so I hope you enjoy it a lot. Although Minho isn’t here tonight, I hope you understand that he is busy with another schedule. Thank you.
After the press conference, the grand concert finally took place in the evening and hit its climax when SHINee took the stage towards the end. The screams of the fans definitely reached its loudest pitch as the boys started their performance singing ‘Dream Girl’, followed by ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Stranger’. And as promised by Taemin, they prepared a special gift for the fans while they sang ‘Beautiful'. Stuffed toys were thrown into the crowd and fans definitely did not miss the chance to grab unto them.
The evening was wrapped up with a high adrenaline performance of 'Why So Serious', making the rare concert an unforgettable experience for many.
Photo Source: KPOP Republic Facebook
Written by: ibreatheparadox @ shineee.net