F.T. Island concert essentials: Comfortable shoes and towel
Text: Dang Hui Ling
Photos: ONE Production and FNC Entertainment
What’s a rock concert without some head-banging?
While South Korean band F.T. Island is practising hard for their upcoming “6th Anniversary [FTHX] Live in Singapore” concert at Indoor Stadium on Mar 8, the boys hope that local fans would let down their hair and enjoy the band’s “rock spirit” that night.
In a recent email interview with xinmsn, lead singer Hongki listed the gig essentials for Singapore primadonnas (official name of F.T. Island fans) – “Shoes that won’t bother you from jumping and a towel to wipe the sweat.”
Attracted to people who “fall into their play”, the lads reckoned that the best way for fans to grab their attention is to get so engrossed in the music that you look like you are in a world of your own. “We feel like we are connecting to each other that way,” said F.T. Island.
At the same time, the band also expressed their appreciation for surprise events which fans have painstakingly prepared for them. “These events are always memorable and we feel very happy [about them],” the boys chimed.
Now that F.T. Island has become an established name in the South Korean music industry, the members are also making waves in other areas of showbiz.
Having recovered from his fall last December, Hongki recently started filming for new drama Bride of the Century. The vocal powerhouse, who plays the heir of a conglomerate, will act alongside Secret actress Yang Jin-Sung in the show.
While leader Jonghoon has made several appearances on sports variety programme Let’s Go Dream Team!, bassist Jaejin, who visited Singapore as a judge for Scoot: K-Pop Star Hunt 3 last month, is showing off his fashionista instincts on OnStyle Channel’s Fashion Killa.
As for the two maknaes (youngest members), Seunghyun and Minhwan have been showcasing their hidden talents in separate musicals, The Three Musketeers and The Joseph respectively. Through these solo activities, F.T. Island hopes to put forth stronger performances as a group, when they come together.
What else does the boys have to share about themselves? Read on to find out.