Kim Hyun Joong… [article] FAN MEETING

By: LazerKim                   Kim Hyun Joong set on his Asia Tour starting on May 4, with countries to visit, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and four cities in China. Indonesia and Thailand are still waiting to be confirmed. Every fan gets so excited by this event had started purchasing their tickets for the Fan Meeting. Since then, fans had been discussing this event and some twitter fans had plan on meeting at the event.

I think this will be a wonderful experience that every fans from these respective countries would have their chance of seeing Hyun Joong in person. Other fans from neighboring countries which is not within Hyun Joong’s itinerary would go out of their way to cross country just to have that chance to see Hyun Joong.

Yesterday, as I was browsing, I came across a news from Mnet as stated:

Kim Hyun Joong′s Agency Responds to Complaints on Taiwan Fan Meeting

Kim Hyun Joong and his agency is expressing regret at a ticket sales controversy from his upcoming fan meeting in Taiwan. On May 18 and 19, Kim Hyun Joong is scheduled to hold his 2012 Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting in Taiwan. However, the local media outlets have been reporting the prices as too expensive and complaints have begun coming into Kim Hyun Joong’s agency.

On April 20, Kim Hyun Joong’s Key East met with enews and revealed its sentiments saying, “We believed we had decided on an appropriate price for the fans there and therefore had gone through [with that price]. We didn’t know it would become this big of an issue and as such, we are also regretting the issue and also disheartened. For this upcoming fan meeting in Taiwan, Kim Hyun Joong will sing about 14 songs and will do his best to make it the level of a concert. He will also be holding a high-five event with fans and distribute gifts he directly prepared himself. We will work hard to not disappoint our fans.”

Kim Hyun Joong’s fan meeting prices ranges from 30,000 Korean Won (approximately 26 U.S. dollars) to 180,000 Korean won (approximately 158 U.S. dollars). Most ticket prices are less than 100,000 Korean won except for a few VIP seats prices at 180,000 Korean won. 

Reporter : Lee, InKyung (judysmall@cj.net)
[Copyright CJ E&M Entertainment Portal enewsWorld, All Rights Reserved]

LazerKim point of view:

As I was reading this news, I could hardly believe what I’m reading. If you’re a fan of any celebrity and you’re dying to see him, would you complain about the price of ticket you’re buying for his show? Knowing what you are about to see is worth even more than the price you’re paying? Those who complained, are they genuine fans of Hyun Joong? Or is someone just trying to mess up with the genuine Hyun Joong’s fans??

There are a lot of fans from different parts of Asia and around the world who are just waiting for Hyun Joong to visit their country. I would like to say, if Taiwan truly complains about the ticket price, name any country and they will take Hyun Joong regardless of ticket price.  I’m a bit suspicious about this news, but just for the sake of argument, let’s say Taiwanese fans genuinely complains about Hyun Joong’s fan meeting ticket price. Is it too much to spend for only one day event that rarely happen to your life?

Kim Hyun Joong’s  Asian Tour, shall be a fan meeting instead of doing a concert. What is the difference? A concert is perform in two hour show straight up, consisting of about 25 to 35 songs depending the on the length of each music or song with a 10-15 minutes interval for the first and second part of the concert.

A Fan Meeting is shorter, and the show consist of audience interaction more than performance. But in the case of Hyun Joong, which we have witness a lot of times, he performs just like in a concert and interacts with his fans. This time he’ll be performing at least 14 songs during the entire show, and this is more than enough for a fan meeting event.

Kim Hyun Joong, for me he’s no longer a rookie, his standard had already gone up since his first concert in Japan this year. And besides, many of us fans had already experienced how Hyun Joong performed in a Fan Meeting. Hyun Joong’s fan meeting event is as close as performing a concert, only it was shorter to have him a chance to interact with his fans. And that’s the essence of a fan meeting, a chance to know your idol better. But with HyunJoong he will give you more than that.

We have witness how he was being treated every time he goes out for a trip, and we fans of course would like him to have that VIP treatment which he deserves and most of all his protection. He has a line of entourage with him, and they are included in the package every time Hyun Joong has to perform anywhere in the world even in his own country.

Hyun Joong’s flight ticket bound to your country  which of course includes in the package. The venue where he is to set to perform, light and sound system has to be considered of course. These are just a few of production cost that has to be considered at the expense of the sponsor or organizing company.

Again may I say, Kim Hyun Joong had already gone a step higher with his standard, let us consider this fact, and be happy for him, he’s already a star. And this Fan Meeting is a rare chance, why don’t we grab it? I would say Taiwan is very lucky to have this chance while other fans from other counties are just screaming for their request for Hyun Joong to have his concert in their country.

For the fans in Taiwan expressing their sentiments about ticket price, I do understand that you wanted to attend the fan meeting just as much as the others. KeyEast had extended their regret pertaining the ticket price controversy. I may not have the knowledge as to how the organizers in Taiwan deals with the matter, but I do hope they are not taking advantage of the rare chance. My point is just simple though, Hyun Joong deserves more than just a ticket price for a fan meeting.

Many Hyun Joong fans are dying to see him and to the sponsors and fan meeting ticket outlets base in Taiwan, let’s be fair. Hyun Joong just wants to see his fans and vice versa. So let’s not take too much gravity on business revenue. These fans would do anything for Hyun Joong, they spare even sacrifice a little just to support him. But please do not take advantage, this is just simple, let’s be fair and square.

Business should not always be about revenue. I’m not saying they should not earn, but maybe a fair revenue would be the best. We do business not only to earn but to share a simple happiness to others. And by this way, businessmen will even gain more. Like the Chinese business ways, they would prefer quantity of costumers so they tend to lower they product price.

Hyun Joong fans should not be under estimated in terms of numbers. Specially at this stage of Hyun Joong’s career. I don’t think the genuine Taiwanese fans will complain because they too are dying to see Hyun Joong in person just like in other countries. And as I’ve mentioned Hyun Joong deserves more than a ticket price and his fans knows this.

And so far I don’t hear any complain from other countries where Hyun Joong is making his visit. But I do hope this matter will be settled. I still believe a real fan would support Hyun Joong regardless of any matter arises, because we know very well  that Hyun Joong deserves more than just a show ticket price. Come on Taiwan, you just don’t know how much fans from other countries envy you for having a rare chance with Hyun Joong in a Fan meeting. Grab yourself a ticket to the fan meeting which is a rare chance.

There are fans who would follow Hyun Joong on his Asia Tour, as to their purpose actually will give them chance to travel, visit other countries and grabbing their chances to see more of Hyun Joong. Traveling Asia is much cheaper than following him outside Asia. Many fans are just dying to see Hyun Joong and who wouldn’t be in the first place!! His fans just miss him so much.

Just like for instance, the other day, Hyun was out there for launching of Center Pole which is the latest endorsement of Hyun Joong. After the launching of Center Pole, I was rather late to get on line at twitter, and I’ve noticed the movement of twitter was rather fast!! I asked myself, what’s going on??

And I found out photos of Hyun Joong were all over twitter, and his fans were unusually busy sharing the photos!! The whole night was like a nightmare, everyone was so crazy viewing the video and Hyun Joong’s photos!! Hyun Joong by the way, is currently in his new hair style!! He’s back to blonde but a little darker than the last time.

Well, at this time Hyun Joong is already preparing for his Asia Tour, which his fans are just on count down before Hyun Joong starts the ball rolling. As expected, updates of course will be very busy again. As everyone gets so excited to have the chance to see Hyun Joong in person, and the chance to know more about the guy. I’ll be praying for Indonesia and Thailand since they are just waiting for confirmation from KeyEast, and still hoping for more Asian countries will be included in Hyun Joong’s itinerary.

The much awaited event is fast approaching, for those who have not gotten their tickets for the fan meeting, you may do so, as I think tickets are already available. Don’t let go of the rare chance, grab a ticket and you’ll have a good unforgettable memory of Kim Hyun Joong.

And with that, may I just say my parting shots. To Singapore, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Thailand, you’re all so lucky to have a chance to be with Kim Hyun Joong!!! Fans from other countries will be watching and will be sharing our joy with you. Please do take care and Protect the Prince!!!

                                                                                                  LazerKim here writing                                                     

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13 thoughts on “Kim Hyun Joong… [article] FAN MEETING

  1. Well again the world and the news don’t stop surprising us everyday. Good or bad things keep rolling Kim Hyun Joongs way. Some say “words don’t kill you but make you stronger” they might not kill you, but they do got an impact on the person receiving those words. For us well it made us angry, furious, concern, worried and disbelieved of what we were reading and could only imagine what Kim Hyun Joong was thinking when he read that or someone comment to him. I still can’t believe this can be true…. hopefully it don’t become and issues and be the main reason what makes our prince worry he needs all his concentration, focus on his tour.
    And if is really true… comeeeeee ON! I will pay anything to sit even the last corner of one of those fan meeting..even if i don’t get to see him close, but just being there, hearing his voice, knowing that he is there sharing his time with the fans he love so much… that in my book there is no price for that. 180 dollars the highest ticket? Stop getting your nails done, fixing your hair and paying so much on makeup and take all your money and run as fast as you can and buy yourself a ticket girl.
    To all the fans that are blessed to go see him, enjoy my ladies then please come share with us poor fans that dream of one day sit maybe next to some of you and watch our Prince in person for once in our life.
    God Bless you all
    Thanks Lazerkim

  2. I was hurt when I read that KE said “For this upcoming fan meeting in Taiwan, Kim Hyun Joong will sing about 14 songs and will do his best to make it the level of a concert. He will also be holding a high-five event with fans and distribute gifts he directly prepared himself. We will work hard to not disappoint our fans.” Why do they want to tell that. We know how enthusiastically he dedicate these FMs to his fans. Did they have to say it bcoz they thought that for those “fans” this FM is not worthy. Its hurtful that they had to justify the price of HJ FM.

    As you said there are many die hard fans worrying for not being able to attend those FMs. Don’t those so called fans know how LUCKY they are. I don’t know why this news came up. It might be true or not. But all Taiwanese fans, friends… PLEASE get together and protect our Prince. I know Taiwanese real fans of HJ will never make such a controvesy.

    Thank you lazer unnie.. this article is really important.

    • I read one comment in allkpop said that she’s from Taiwan and didn’t heard this controversion… Maybe it’s just Korean media make a big fuss over small issue and try to blow it up. They always do this things I’m not surprise:/

    • I’ve been doubtful about that news and I do not want to mislead any fan who surely had read that news that’s why I wrote this article. Well, this are the things we have face and PROTECT THE PRINCE.

  3. I salute your article, n share the same sentiments. When HJ called for Henecian FM in Seoul I felt like flying over fr Singapore. And in tears I almost did not make it bec my partner back-out. But all are GOD’s willing, i was there when GOD opened the heart of my another friend to accompany me. There I was in the stadium w others fans fr other countries even language was the barrier we fans still tried our best to deliver our msg across ALL abt n because of HJ. HJ dont disheartened jus remind yourself that to accept whatever no.Of tickets sold. As its all from GOD. If you HJ aak for more than GOD may give you otherwise. Love from me Alphabeta fr Singapore.. Saranghae HJ ssi.

  4. this is one great article again lazer.. thanks for sharing your thoughts always..

    honestly, reading the news yesterday and hearing other followers about their worries on the Taiwan issue, i tried myself to stay calm, to just relax because in my mind i know there is nothing i can do but to just pray.. pray hard that these negative issues will just died down and that his Fan Meetings all over the world and any other activities will be SUCCESSFUL.. that all his followers will be able to feel the love that he emits and give us all and that Hyun Joong-ssi will be able to feel the love and support from his followers too..

    to keep myself calm last night, i just left twitter and go watch WGM but fell asleep and when i woke up it was early that i realize i had been a little restless in my sleep, so i checked twitter and glad that i haven’t really read any news or twits regarding the Taiwan issue anymore, but i am still uneasy so i asked one fan regarding it and she said she hadn’t heard anymore about it.. until one twit came up and when i read it, it’s from another blogger talking about the issue and how Hyun Joong-ssi feels regarding such issue.. though i was just trying to let it go, but we all know that Hyun Joong-ssi is not the type of person who will let things be, we all know that he will be bothered by it and will get worried about it.. he’s doing his best to give the BEST to us fans.. genuinely giving himself and all his love to all of his fans and followers.. i want to go to him and tell him to just concentrate on himself and don’t worry about those negative issues..

    i really can’t believe there are people who loves to take advantage of others or circumstances and opportunities.. such opportunists litter all over the world.. i was praying and thinking what can i do to Protect the Prince, reading all those negative issues i wanted to go to Taiwan and tell those people who are trying to destroy the event, or any antis or people who are doing this issue to just back off, shut up and stop destroying the wonderful plan of Hyun Joong-ssi and KE to reach out to his genuine followers.. i want to go to them and tell them, “haller okay lang kayo (hello, are you all okay)?” My God, as what omega had said to her comment, Hyun Joong-ssi is a STAR, and he is the BRIGHTEST STAR AMONG THE STARS IN THE WHOLE OF THE UNIVERSE! He is a total performer, complete package of all the stars, he got it all!!! and with his every performance, he gives all of himself.. not just a part of him, but all of himself.. he’s all worth it and even more!!!

    everyone has watched the documentary, and we all saw how he prepares for his concerts.. and i believe in every event and performance in his life, he prepares wholeheartedly, keeping details to every aspect just to give his fans the BEST of his BEST!!!.. My God, if you are a genuine fan, you don’t have the right to complain, and it’s my opinion and my belief.. i realized now what a true/genuine fan really feels.. i myself used to say to concerts of my favorite performers, “gosh, that ticket is so expensive, i won’t buy it”.. but with Hyun Joong-ssi, gosh, just right now i am wiling to find ways and save more just to anticipate his coming to our country.. Philippines!!! keeping positive here.. kekekeke.. and if ever, i will do my best to earn more just to be able to go to him to his concerts and FMs even it is outside our country.. and it is in my thought, i envy all those followers who could attend every performances he has.. gosh, i want to be like them too.. to share to everyone how it feels to be there.. omo omo omo.. so one of my goal in my life, to be rich.. lols.. just to be able to afford his tickets, i will work hard and save for it🙂 see you soon My One and Only Hyun Joong-ssi.. Saranghae little Oppa.. mwahugs..

    but this ticket prices, 26USD to 158USD, omo compared to other countries are much cheaper. so to all of you antis, pests, opportunists and whoever is trying to destroy the prince “ipapakulam ko kayong lahat, pinapainit niyo ulo ko!!!” wahhhhh… “hindi ko sya maingles nanggigigil ako weh..” lols

    to all those who already have tickets, goodluck, i hope you’ll be able to have the chance to have the Hi-5 and gifts he prepared.. i envy all of you, one day i will be with aoo of you too.. to all the followers, let us PROTECT THE PRINCE.. ALL FOR THE LOVE OF HYUN JOONG-SSI! FIGHTING everyone..

    God bless lazer and take great care of your health always! mwahugs

    • gosh!!..MC..am laughing to death some parts of ur comment..lol!!..as you’ve said your one goal is to be rich in order to follow our Hyun Joong.anywhere evrywhere.,well me too dear.Before i have only one wish/prayer to the Lord and that he would just give me enough resources for my daily needs,a simple life with a healthy body..now i think like you am gonna list new prayer as well and that includes to be rich in order to support HJ to the maxxx..lol!!..but then reality is reality as simple as that being rich or not lets do what we can do for HyunJoong..lets give him a wall of love and protection!!..see u dear!!

    • Hi5 plus 5 MC!!!~~Gee..sooo proud of you guys defending OUR ONE AND ONLY KIM HYUN JOONG!!!^^..

      this piece of news last night really is nerve wrecking..I was fuming when i read all about the complains!!..So,they are trying to challenge what us fans can do for Hyunjoong??Those who question the tickets worth is like underestimating Hyunjoong and his genuine fans!!Well HJ is in demand to visit other countries by his fans worldwide and if Taiwan complains for expensive ticket price then think again people coz yours are cheaper compared to other country he is visiting and not a single complaint arises..

      I got my ticket and honestly if only I could have afford the VIP ticket right now just to get closer to see HJ I will certainly not think twice to pay for it!!And I will only do that for Hyunjoong because the guy’s talent,hard work and effort to give his best shot for his fans is worth paying for!!””Gee,if attending HJ’s FM would have to cost me much in order to give me a joyful moment in my life no questions asked I’ll go for it and live w/out any regrets!!

    • O.M.G. MC i totally agree with you… while reading your comment i was you go girl say it louder.. scream at the world how you feel..LOL really nice comment

      I’m all gear up to join the battle and PROTECT THE PRINCE!!!

  5. It just ridiculous when I saw that news. The price of 26-158 USD is too expensive? Wow, I just told my friends about how the tix price for Singapore FM is also considered cheap for me. Seriously, if I’m not this sick and can book a flight, I’ll prefer to grab the best seat there cos in Indonesia they usually put a very high price for the VIP seats (400-4500 USD) and 50 USD for tribun seats (definitely not a good choice cos it’s too far from the stage^^) of every K-pop concert/showcase. Kim Hyun Jong Asia Fan Meeting is definitely not a regular fanmeeting cos if he’ll sing 14 songs, that will be (almost) all of his solo tracks so far😀

  6. hi LZ,gosh!!am restraining myself not to comment anymore but for the sake of HJ..may i just say my piece once again..am sure by now HJ is under pressure by this news lurking around..am sure he’s being restless+pressure preparing for his coming concerts at this very moment.My goodness!!..he has given all what he can provide for his fans in the past and still working some surprises for the coming events..and so what do we expect more a free concert!!..I myself doesnt mind those freebies and so on,well if am lucky to be chosen as one to hi-5 with him then that’s a bomb to me as a bonus!!..But common gurls!!..our man is not an amateur performer..HE’s a STAR,the great performer.Well if this all is intended to harm the credibility of HJ because HJ”s status now is unstopable then please lets protect him,support him all we can.BUY TICKET WITHOUT DOUBT this a chance not to be missed.
    Seeing him with those heavy,puffy eyes made me uncomfortable,his eyes seemed to be yearning with enough sleep..his smile is somewhat just for the camera for to enjot with and yet deep in his mind preparing for the next move for his fans..i wonder when can he have this spacious time for himself but because he wanted to be with us fans he has set aside everything for us.Remember lets give the love he needs from us 1,001%..
    Good day to you LZ..bless HJ.

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