VIXX performs in Singapore
Just a week ago, VIXX members Ravi and Leo fainted during the K-pop boy band’s concert in Mexico City due to dizziness from the high altitude and heat.
This episode left some Singapore fans attending the sextet’s gig here last Sunday night deeply worried, to the extent that Min Tan, 17, and Hannah Soh, 15, printed and distributed 1,000 placards with “Please be healthy” written in Korean.
Arriving early at the concert venue, MegaBox Convention Centre at Big Box, Min and her friends placed their placards on all seats in the $268 Category One section and some in the $198 Category Two section, so that fans would raise them during VIXX’s performance of the song Love Equation and thus catch the guys’ attention.
“I was extremely worried, especially after watching the video of Ravi fainting,” Min, a student at Raffles Junior College, told The New Paper.
One day after the Mexico City incident, she teamed up with Hannah and four other friends - the group first met at the ticket queue at VIXX’s Live Fantasia Utopia concert at the Singapore EXPO exactly one year ago - and began working on the placards ahead of the Singapore show.
VIXX fans Hannah Soh (left) and Min Tan (right) holding up the “Please be healthy”.
Min said: “Even though I’m not sure if (VIXX) saw the placard, I feel accomplished because, as a fan, I managed to do something for them.”
But the girls’ fears were unfounded, as Leo, 25, and Ravi, 23, joined bandmates N, 25, Ken, 24, Hongbin, 22, and Hyuk, 20, on stage, dancing energetically and singing passionately for the 2,000-strong crowd throughout their two-hour set.
The concert went by smoothly, with VIXX making no mention of Leo and Ravi’s health or what had happened during the Mexico City concert.
Instead, they focused on lighter topics as they interacted with the audience multiple times between songs such as Chained Up, Beautiful Killer and Dynamite.
VIXX's Leo at the concert. Leo was one of two members who fainted at the band's concert in Mexico City one week prior (May 22, 2016).
During one segment, all six members answered a question submitted by fans, each choosing one of countless Post-it notes on a board.
N said: “The place (in Singapore) that I really want to go to is Orchard Road. I have a really great memory of shopping there.”
VIXX also mentioned that they ate kaya toast before the concert, and joked that the food in Singapore was making them gain weight.
Hannah, a student at Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, gushed: “To be able to see them at both VIXX Live Fantasia Utopia last year and tonight is a blessing. I’m so grateful to watch their impressive performances, stunning vocals and dorky interactions.”
Min added: “I’m extremely relieved that (all of them) were fine and managed to finish the concert well.”