(Note to non-Filipinos: don’t pay attention to the title because I’m so sure you won’t be able to relate. It’s a Filipino showbiz thing.)
I really should stop torturing myself and not read blogs, Tweets and forums that has fan accounts covering visits of Korean artists here in the Philippines. I’m just burying myself in a state of bitterness every time I read those.
I won’t even talk about U-KISS anymore because it’s already a given that these guys give excellent fan service. I wouldn’t even call it fan “service” anymore; it’s more like “fan relations”. I’ll talk about other Korean artists.
I don’t know much about behind-the-scenes stuff from FT Island, but from what I heard, their fan meeting was a blast (especially if you’re a fan). The members gave considerable one-on-one time with each and every attendee, and the freebies given were really worth the price of admission. For SuJu, I heard it’s a pain to stalk them when they were here, which is understandable as they’re very popular. But their concert was reeking in fan service as I have extensively discussed in my Aftermath report. Beast, I heard, didn’t give that much fan service, although some people have attributed it to the fact that this group had to suffer the comparison with U-KISS who were here just a couple of days before Beast arrived. I do know, though, that the core members of their local fan club have had close encounters with the group. Now there’s SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong, who had a fanmeeting with members of Triple S Philippines last night and the fan account I’ve read said that he even gave CDs to the admins of TSPH. It was true because I saw a photo posted by one of the admins and she had Hyun Joong all by herself (in the photo, that is).
I could only give one big sigh of bitterness over the fact that I know that these things will never happen to me with my own idol. C’mon, let’s quit kidding ourselves. If Beast has little fan service, then what would we call what Rain and J Tune do to his fans?
I’ll let you guys supply the missing adjectives.
The latest rumor I got from Twitter is that next to have a confirmed Philippine visit are One Way and MBLAQ. Oh yeah, that’s right. Suck our pockets dry. As if they’re not dried yet.