Sunday, 11 July 2010

Brian Joo’s 1st Fan Meeting in Malaysia

Words & pics by Orchid

Fans of Brian Joo were delighted when just about a month ago, the 29-year old Korean-American singer announced that he would be visiting our shores for a showcase cum fan-meeting. The day has arrived and on July 10, 2010 Brian gave his fans a chance to catch him up close and personal at The Opera, Sunway Pyramid.

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What did you say? WE LOVE YOU BRIAN. YOU'RE HOT!
Brian Joo a.k.a. Mr Manifold's first visit to Malaysia!

He performed at a club in Sunway Pyramid.

The Venue

Brian performed at The Opera – a three-storey club at Sunway Pyramid which has good acoustics, but a rather small stage. Organizers of the event Rhythmland chose a suitable venue as the dark and raunchy interior of The Opera reflected Brian’s style of urban R&B and club music perfectly.

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Fans waiting for Brian to appear...
Venue suited Brian's style of music, but the giant pillars

blocked the view of the stage somewhat

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There were fans upstairs too!

The repertoire

Host for the event Baki Zainal did a good job warming up the crowd (which consisted of 99% females) before Brian kicked things off with his high- energy, Korean version of Jason Derulo’s In My Head. The fans went wild and Brian encouraged everyone to let their hair down and dance.

With cameras flashing every few seconds, Brian went on to sing Don’t Go (가지마), his first single. Brian was accompanied by two male dancers from South Korea and the crowd clearly enjoyed the performance

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Malaysia, you're In My Head...



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Brian brought along two of his male Korean dancers for more eye candy



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Host Baki Zainal & Brian got along famously

Brian talked quite a bit and interacted with the fans in-between songs. He tried to communicate and asked what the fans were all screaming to him…and eventually interpreted it as “Please take off your clothes”. When in actual fact, they said “You’re hot!”. Brian kept his clothes on, but continued with the slow number – Even Though My Heart Breaks from his Fly to the Sky days.

Interaction with the fans

In any Kpop fan meeting, the star would typically fulfill his/her fans' desires or make their "dreams come true". A lucky draw was conducted and four names were selected. Brian would then have to do the following :

1. Do a sexy dance for her
2. Hug her from behind
3. Give her a hug
4. Act cute – just for her!




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Brian selects the lucky fans

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Four lucky ladies - Brian will do ANYTHING they ask him to



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The one with the SEXY DANCE



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Hug me from behind


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The Hug



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Awww....so cute!

Towards the end of the session, Brian felt a bit sheepish with all the hugging, kissing(?) and seducing. Fans on the 1st floor were screaming “andwae” (Noooooo!) when Brian hugged his lucky fans on stage.

Brian also took time to present the autographed poster of the Design A Poster contest to the deserving winner. She was really happy to receive her framed poster with Brian’s signature and stamp of approval on it.



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Brian and his poster girl

Brian continued on with the second half of the showcase with Tears Run Dry, a medley from his album Manifold and a new remix of My Girl.

Lastly, Brian performed Jason Derulo’s version of In My Head (yeah the English version) as an encore. It was a crowd pleaser and everyone got onto their feet to dance! What an uplifting end to the hour long showcase.



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Brian came on stage with red & orange hair and
painted "Brian Manifold" on his right arm

Brian Joo’s fan-meeting didn’t quite feel like the typical Korean pop star fan meeting. Except for the fact that there was a session where Brian fulfilled the dreams of four lucky fans, it felt more like a showcase, with Brian talking in-between songs.

Generally Brian comes across as a genuinely nice guy. K-popped! wishes him all the best in his solo career! FIGHTING!



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Brian is such a sweet guy he obliged to take photos
with fans in the VVIP and VIP zone (he hugged them too!)


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All the best Brian, we hope to see you again soon!

Here i leave you with a video clip of Brian singing My Girl (the new remix). I apologize for the video quality. It was really dark in the club. Enjoy!




Coming soon: Brain Joo meets the Malaysian press

For more videos of the showcase, pics of the press conference and Brian's fav team to win the 2010 World Cup, go to http://www.facebook.com/kpopped

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9 Comments:

vampyin said...

nyaaaaahhh. so sad i couldnt be there!! it looked amazing!!~ love his spike belt :P and the aegyo pose!! LOL HE NEVER CHANGE FRM LOVE LETTER DAYS. Brian .. it's time to look for a new aegyo pose.

Vic in Long Beach, CA said...

What language do they use?

varms said...

Luv the aegyo pose! I still remember that aegyo stand-off with Minwoo, I almost died.

*squeaaalll* I really wish I was there but I couldn't get anyone to go with me... I'm jealous of the girl who got the hug from behind... And he sang Ga Seum Ah Pa Do!! I loved Fly to the Sky so much last time...

Thanks so much for the pics and videos... =)

Orchid said...

@varms I love FTTS songs too!

@Vic in Long Beach Brian sings Korean songs, but communicate with the fans in English!

진혜인 said...
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진혜인 said...

es, I was there.. The showcase was awesome!! And i wanna thank the staff for allowing us to go upstairs to watch a better view of BRIAN!! and hahahahaha.. our area is the most hyper and noisy.. and HE notice us.. and keep on looking at our side.. Awww I am touched and happy!!! I love him soo much..

The Opera staff are kind enough which serve us free drinks!!! OMG! That why worth it!

The Bodyguard do take care of us keep on reminding us not to get hyper till fall down .. He do worry about our safety.. I keep on thanking him ^^

Over all.. I enjoy it!

Lastly... Orchid.. I din know that you still remember me! XD

Liz.. finally get to meet u up~~ Nice to meet you ^^

I REALLY ENJOY THE WHOLE SHOWCASE

Rhythm Land!! read this... THANKS FOR BRING BRIAN TO MALAYSIA!!!!

fizzyhasan said...

I'm PROUD to say I was one of the fans who shouted ANDWAEEEE the loudest when Brian hugged,danced and aegyo-ed to the 4 fans.
I wish I was one of them!!!
Huhuhuhuhu

|| Lynn || said...

uwaaa... jealous!! Nice write up again guys~ So many pictures^^
Kyaaaa, the lucky fans... he's sooo friendly! Was watching him on 8tv nite live!! goodness, cakap cakap byk... haha... Wish he would come back again~~

Liz said...

@진혜인 Nice to meet you too :)

 

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