Taipei, March 13 (CNA) Thousands of fans of South Korean boy band Super Junior thronged Taipei Arena Sunday for the group’s final concert on its second tour in Taiwan.
Lined up outside the Super Show three hours before the afternoon show, many fans, mostly girls and young women, were carrying hand-made posters with Korean characters, glowsticks and other props for the concert.
Some held a red rose folded in paper — distributed for free by one of the band members’ fan clubs — while waiting to watch their idols.
Wendy Yeh, a club staffer, said they arrived as early as eight in the morning to wait for the 3 p.m. show.
The roses were to be used to cheer for Donghae and Eunhyuk, two of the band’s 12 members, during the concert, Yeh added.
The 11,000 seats available for each of the three concerts on this tour were sold out long before this weekend, in part because the pop band’s concerts are said to be like parties, with lots of interaction between the performers and fans.
Fans who attended the first two shows were overjoyed to see the stars up close and the band’s performance of Mandarin songs made them swoon, according to posts on Internet bulletin boards.
The band, whose 2009 hit “Sorry, Sorry” stood as the best-selling Korean-language album in many Asian countries, including China and Thailand, was the first overseas music group to hold three concerts in a row in Taiwan.
The three shows were said to rake in NT$84 million (US$28.5 million), according to local media.