Block B charms at Do You Wanna Be? Block B! Media Conference, Fanmeet & Showcase
Organized by Reer Media, the 7 boys of Block B made their way to Singapore for a showcase and fanmeet recently. We met members Zico, Taeil, B-Bomb, Jaehyo, U-Kwon, Kyung and P.O at their media conference on 28 December. Dressed in black and white suits, leader Zico began by rushedly apologizing on behalf of the group for their lateness.
It was a lighthearted media conference, starting from questions about how they feel about Singapore to ones regarding household chores! Interesting questions and answers came up, like which Korean food they felt best represent themselves. Meaningful answers such as “kimchi, since it’s both sweet and sour at the same time” (from Taeil) and “pork belly, because it tastes heavenly with kimchi and rice, and you have to wait for it to cook slowly to taste nice” (from Jaehyo).
Block B also revealed that they will be having a new album out in February, and teased that there will be a rap in the intro track. When asked about collaborations they’d like to do, Zico mentioned Korea songstress Younha for a ballad song while B-Bomb is in the search of a suitable partner for a dance collaboration.
Here are more pictures from the interesting press conference with “handsome” boy group (Kyung says that’s their unique quality) Block B!
Kokokoreano also had the chance to join in the fun with BBCs at their fanmeet on the same day at Tampines Mall. Other than signing albums and hi-5ing fans, they performed a short part of what fans now are suspecting to be a track from their new album. Wearing the same suits from the press conference in the afternoon, Block B made their way up the stage to meet their Singaporean fans for the first official time.
The boys of Block B expressed their surprise in having so many BBCs here in Singapore and were thankful that many fans also came to pick them up at the airport. It was an eventful fanmeet, with the playful boys doodling on the tablecloth and sitting on the table itself for the hi-5 session (that’ll be youngest member P.O). Screams were constant through the two-hour fanmeet filled with fanservice. Receiving each gift thankfully and looking into fans’ eyes while they signed showed their sincerity for every fan who turned up that day for them.
Held at St James Power Station on 29 December, Do You Wanna Be? Block B! showcase was almost 2 hours long and had fans queueing up outside the venue since as early as 7am. To say the least, it was a success and fans were wanting Block B back again as soon as their first ever Singapore showcase ended.
The members came on stage with a bang, showing off their powerful dance moves and stable vocals with ‘Halo’. Right after that, 7 lucky fans were invited up on stage to be paired with a Block B member and the teams had to have a freestyle dance battle. They also performed ‘Wanna B’, ‘Freeze’ and ‘Tell Them’, alongside an interesting game of charades (mermaids, Popeye, pigs and Marilyn Monroe-style Block B, anyone?). Fans, alongside organizer Reer Media, held a surprise birthday celebration for B-Bomb and Jaehyo, singing them a birthday song. Ending off their showcase, they threw out Christmas candy canes to the fans and did an amazing encore song of ‘Let’s Get Retarded’ by Black Eyed Peas.
Special thanks to Reer Media for the invitation to Block B’s events in Singapore! You can also check out pictures of Block B’s airport fashion as they arrived in Singapore from Seoul here.