K-pop boy band B1A4: Male fans intrigue us

K-pop boy band B1A4: Male fans intrigue us
K-pop boy band B1A4 comprising, (from left) Gongchan, Sandeul, CNU, Jinyoung and Baro.

It's no secret that K-pop boy band B1A4 has legions of female fans.

That is perhaps why the five-member group said seeing "very healthy-looking male fans" at their performances was an unforgettable encounter.

Leader Jinyoung, 22, told M in an e-mail interview: "(They) sat in the first row during our concert in Australia! They all wore sprout hair bands and cheered for us, singing along."

He added: "We were very touched (seeing) all the people enjoying our songs together!"

The sprout hair band is a signature accessory that B1A4 fans wear to their concerts to support their idols. It features a fabric cutout of leaves attached to a typical plastic hair band.

B1A4, who debuted in 2011, consists of Jinyoung, CNU, 23, Sandeul, 22, Gongchan, 21, and Baro, 22.

The boyish-looking lads will be in Singapore for a two-hour performance on Nov 22 at the inaugural Kstar Fanfest.

Although the quintet has been to Singapore before, there are still many things that they hope to do here.

Gongchan said: "I heard (about) Jurong Bird Park on our last visit to Singapore, and it was sad that I couldn't go!

"The thought of seeing all kinds of birds at one of the world's largest bird parks really thrills me. I really want to go there (this time) if I have the chance."


The group admits that having been on the K-pop scene for the past three years, busy schedules sometimes take a physical toll on them.

CNU said: "But there was never a time where I felt like giving up! I'm doing music that I want to do and just the fact that I can stand on the stage makes me thankful."

Sandeul agreed: "I always try to think positively. The joy I feel when the concert hall is filled with our voices and music is more than what I can express with words."


This article was first published on Nov 19, 2014.
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