Its official. I will be watching the infamous Super Junior's concert this coming Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum. It came as a surprise for me as well since I just finalized this with my friend Jazzie ( who proved to be a fanatic ) barely two weeks ago. Their billboards have been posted since last year and my first impression was utter disbelief. I was not into K-Pop before ( I am somewhat a fan now but not that addicted like I am with their drama series) and I asked myself, " Who the F these people? Why are they so many? And why is there a fat guy there? :) "
Since I was curious to check out this group, I immediately got into a Google frenzy afternoon and watched some of their videos especially Sorry, Sorry. It has such a unique tempo and as expected, I liked them then and there. I am just a bit skpetical on why there are so many of them.Even now, I've yet to remember all of their names so that I'll know who's who this weekend.
I've learned from the ever helpful Wikipedia that:
Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어), often referred to as SJ or SuJu (슈주), is a 13-member boy band from South Korea formed by SM Entertainment in 2005. The 13 members are Leeteuk (leader), Heechul, Han Geng, Yesung, Kang-in, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kibum, and Kyuhyun. The Chinese member, Han Geng, was chosen from three thousand applicants, via auditions held in China by SM Entertainment in 2001.
Super Junior has released and contributed in 19 different kinds of records with varying degrees of success.Over the years, they have been divided into smaller sub groups, simultaneously targeting different music industries and audiences. Largely due to Super Junior's success as entertainers, other Korean entertainment managements began to train their music groups in other areas of entertainment, such as acting and hosting.In addition to their commercial success, Super Junior has earned seven music awards from the M.net Asian Music Awards, eleven from the Golden Disk Awards, and is the second singing group to win Favorite Artist Korea at the MTV Asia Awards after JTL in 2008.
I heard from Jazzie that they have such a huge fan base here in the Philippines that is why doing a mall show is definitely asking the high heavens too much. They did so many endorsements as well overseas and proved to be great in their craft when they even have audiences who can't even speak or understand ( well except for some common words like Noona, Sunbae, Unni and some other words commonly used in K Dramas) Korean. Ahem.
Here's to looking forward for a great show this weekend.:)
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