I joined a group of Singapore eels in performing a flash mob dance for JKS. The organisers had gotten in touch with Colored Rhythms to work this into their programme. So after the airport and the hotel, my friends and I walked just less than 5 minutes from the hotel to Marina Square, then I joined my dance friends at the area next to the stage. After attending a total of 6 dance practices every Saturday, I was happy to see that we were quite close to the stage where JKS could see our dance, if not all our efforts would have been wasted. (There’s a Japanese eel who joined us for the dance too!)
So sitting down and waiting for the event, I spent the rest of that afternoon trying to get internet access to post my airport and car chase experience, and soon it was 7 pm. There was some problems getting enough space for the group of us to dance, because everyone was pushing in to get close to the stage. We asked the public around us to give us a bit of space for that 3 mins, and most agreed generously, though I suspect some people may be unhappy with us (erm, sorry, staying up late!). Anyway, I think there is some unhappiness over some issues over space, but I shall not dwell on that here.
So JKS arrived, and the emcee asked him a few questions. In fact, I don’t remember anything much, just JKS talking about his album releases in Japan and China. I didn’t video this because I was standing in place for the dance, with my bag and camera not by my side. Then a cake from our group was presented to him. After he cut the cake, the music to “Just drag” started and that was our dance. I think the effect was not good because by then, the crowd had pressed in eagerly to take pics of JKS and we did not have enough space to dance. We kept hitting each other with our moves! The minute details of our dance moves might have been lost in the crowded space, but JKS saw our dance, and I hope he saw our dance leader’s movements clearly (she’s in front). While he was watching our dance, I did see him smiling throughout.
I’ll zoom past the autograph. See pics below. I didn’t take any usable pic – it was too crowded, and with fans standing in front of him, very difficult to take pics. I could only take a few videos during the photo-taking session. I didn’t note the time, but the autograph started slightly past 7 pm (?) and by the photo-taking was done, it was nearly 9 pm (?). Having been up on my feet since 10 am this morning, I was getting tired. I cannot imagine how tired JKS is. After his flight, he had to rush to the hotel, make preparations, attend a press conference and attend the autograph and photo-taking, and he was smiling throughout the whole process. There were eels present who commented that when JKS was off-stage or with no camera around (for example when moving from place to place), he did not smile at all and looked quite distant. I suppose that’s natural. One doesn’t smile all the time, right?
As for my photo-taking session, nothing fantastic. While fans were being arranged in 3 rows, JKS would be backstage for the group to get ready, then he would come on stage, take a pic, go backstage again for the next group to get ready. JKS would choose where he wanted to stand. Being in the front row, I had to kneel down and I looked at JKS when he came on-stage, but did not have the chance to be near him or catch his eye. Then the photo was taken, and we left the stage. Poor JKS actually, because some fans next to him would clutch his hands, and a few in other photo sessions did not even want to let go, so he was pulled at quite a bit.
The conclusion for that day? JKS is very tall, he is fair, he has a very sweet smile throughout, I love his beautiful brown glossy hair, and I still have not seen enough of him, LOL….. I will never see enough of him ^^
I look forward more to the fan-meeting on 23 April, because that is when we will watch JKS’ performance in air-conditioned comfort ^^