It is quite flattering how the Philippines has become one of must-visit countries of KPop artists as part of their tours and promotions. Every year, more groups come and visit the country to stage concerts or fan meets. It is one thing that KPop has gotten significantly huge here. But what makes them come back is what we, Filipinos, are known for – our warm hospitality.
Recently, KPop group Boys Republic held a series of shows for their fans and expressed how they love to come back in the Philippines. On January 10, they met their fans in Lucky China Town in Manila and Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Taguig. The following day, they performed in ABS-CBN’s Sunday afternoon show ASAP before they went to their meet-and-greet event in Eastwood, Quezon City.
They debuted in 2013 with the single “Party Rock.’’ Composed of Onejunn (Jo Wonjun), Sunwoo (Choi Sunwoo), Sungjun (Park Sungjun), Minsu (Kim Minsu) and Suwoong (Lee Suwoong), the group is the 2014 ambassadors for Korean Federation of Youth to promote youth development activities conducted by schools and youth training institutions..
Fans gathered in Eastwood for their most awaited fan meeting with the group. Boys Republic wowed the crowd with the performance of their hits such as “Real One,’’ “Identity,’’ “Orange Sky,’’ “Real Talk,’’ Video game and “Party Rock.’’ They brought the house down when they sang and danced to Vice Ganda’s “Boom Panes.’’
Filipino Royal Family (group’s fanclub name), surprised Suwoong when they greeted him and gave gifts for his birthday. Suwoong is turned 20 on January 20.
The album signing of their latest album “Real Talk” also took place during the event. Boys Republic also took selfies with their fans.
During a press conference in Marco Polo Ortigas on January 9, Onejunn, leader and main vocalist of the group, said," We are a bit nervous but we are excited to show how good we are.” They also mentioned that they would love to visit Cebu in the future.
When asked who their musical influences are, Boys Republic collectively answered G.O.D, Shinhwa, and The Beatles. They said given the chance, they would love to collaborate with IU.
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