K-pop fans swept off their feet by Got7
Local K-pop fans tumble while fighting playfully during musical chairs contest at fan meet
It's not every day that a member of your favourite K-pop boy band helps you off the floor.
Miss Rae Lim, a 19-year-old student, fell off the seat that she and Got7's Youngjae, 19, were rushing for during a game of musical chairs on Sunday night at their ticketed fan meet at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.
Fellow member Junior, 22, gallantly helped her up and made Youngjae give up his seat to Miss Lim, who finished as one of the winners of the game.
During the playful fighting between the seven fans and seven members, the boys exclaimed, "I'm sorry Singapore" whenever they accidentally bumped into the girls or pushed them down.
"I was so nervous being around them," Miss Lim told The New Paper after the show. "But I did say hi to (Thai member) BamBam and commented on him being really tall, and he said that he's a man so he must be taller than a girl. He was really friendly."
The septet's two-hour gig - with tickets priced at $188 and $238 - capped off the three-day SGKstar 2015 festival.
The extravaganza kicked off with K-pop boy band BtoB's fan meet last Friday, followed by rookie rock band Day6's fan meet on Saturday and Sistar and Monsta X's combined fan meet on Sunday afternoon.
The Sistar-Monsta X and Got7 fan meets attracted a crowd of 3,000.
It was Got7's second time in Singapore this year, following a previous fan meet in April, where fans celebrated BamBam's 18th birthday in advance.
When asked if they missed their local fans, he took the microphone and said: "Singapore fans (are) really cute, really beautiful and sexy."
It sent their fans into a frenzy.
"Not just the girls," Hong Kong member Jackson, 21, added. "The guys are hot too! Especially the one in the rider jacket," he said, pointing to a male fan in the front row.
The group also comprises American-Taiwanese Mark, 22, and Korean members JB, 21, and Yugyeom, 18.
The fan meet also saw Got7 performing hit songs like Stop Stop It, Girls Girls Girls and A, and two game segments, including the musical chairs.
The other one featured 14 fans playing charades with the group, who had to guess bizarre phrases like "shopping in boxers during winter", which led to hysterical laughter among the crowd over some of the boys' cheeky gestures.
The winners of the games walked away with autographed posters and pictures taken with the group.
One of the musical chairs participants, 24-year-old air stewardess Nur Hazirah, said: "During the Hi-Touch part at the end (of the show, where fans get to high-five the group members), BamBam recognised me as the one who 'stole' his chair during the game. I am just crazy happy now."
Fan wins staring contest with her idol
Can you stare into your idol's eyes for 26 seconds without blinking?
That was how long one Monsta X fanmanaged to hold her gaze, winning the staring game with her favourite group at the rookie septet's first-ever gig in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on Sunday.
The loudest cheers and screams during the two-hour event were reserved for this segment, which saw seven fans pair up with each member to see which duo could maintain eye contact for the longest time without blinking.
STAREDOWN: Monsta X member Wonho plays a staring game with a fan during the group’s fan meet on Sunday . TNP PHOTOS: JEREMY LONG
Cheeky Minhyuk, 22, made fans squeal in excitement when he moved closer to his partner, causing her to blush and look away.
However, Shownu, 23, and his partner aced the contest by one second longer, after which she won an exclusive photo with the members.
Formed via a reality TV survival show No.Mercy at the end of last year, their name is a combination of the French words "mon" and "sta", meaning "my star", and "x" for the mysterious X-factor that the group possesses.
Korean pop group Monsta X serenading a fan named Karen.
Also including Wonho, 22, Kihyun, 22, Hyungwon, 21, Jooheon, 21, and I.M, 19, Monsta X recently bagged the Next Generation Asian Artist Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong last week.
They performed their debut track Trespass and also the more recent song Hero, where fans got to ogle the abs flashed during the choreography.
The crowd also went wild when the members descended from the stage during their performance of Rush to get closer to their fans.
They treated one fan, who said her name was Karen, to an intimate performance, where members serenaded her with a song, each giving her a rose.
Some of the members also hugged her and touched her cheek.
LUCKY: Korean pop group Sistar taking a photo with fan, Desiree Poh Xiao Jia (in jean jacket), who won a game segment during the K-pop fan meet on Sunday.
Monsta X's fan meet was a combined one with Sistar, their sister group under Starship Entertainment, with tickets priced at $188 and $238.
The quartet, made up of Hyorin, 24, Bora, 25, Soyou, 23, and Dasom, 22, were last in town in July for the opening of shoe brand Skechers' flagship store at Ngee Ann City.
But, Soyou was absent this time as she was not feeling well.
The leggy trio performed seven songs, including chart-topping hits like Shake It, I Swear and Loving You.
Miss Desiree Poh, a 19-year-old student, received her best birthday present ever when she won the telepathy game segment, in which she paired up with Dasom.
"Even though I came as a Monsta X fan, I was starstruck and happy to be standing next to Sistar. Dasom leaned against me and approached me for a hug, though I felt really short beside her."
Miss Poh won Skechers vouchers, an iPhone case, a signed Sistar album, and also attended Got7's fan meet later the same day.
"I turn 19 today. This is the best birthday ever," she said.
I turn 19 today. This is the best birthday ever.
- Local fan Desiree Poh on being onstage with K-pop girl group Sistar