Mega K-pop concert called off: Fans crushed

Mega K-pop concert called off: Fans crushed
Student Kelly Chong, saved $20 a week, so that she could buy a ticket to see EXO live in action but is very upset now that it is cancelled.

It was the day K-pop fan Kelly Chong was counting down to.

But the 15-year-old student's dream of seeing her favourite K-pop boyband EXO live in action was shattered.

It was announced last night that the inaugural 2013 MBC Korean Music Wave concert at Gardens by the Bay next Saturday has been cancelled.

The gig boasted a star-studded line-up that included EXO, 2PM, 2AM, FT Island, SHINee, B.A.P, B1A4, Teen Top, Miss A, Sistar, Kara, 4Minute and IU.

Kelly had been saving $20 out of her $35 weekly allowance for almost a year, so that she would have enough money to buy a ticket to catch EXO.

When she heard that EXO were going to appear at the MBC Korean Music Wave, an excited Kelly queued up for six hours at *Scape from 3am on Sept 1, just so she could secure the $365 ticket to the gig.

She told The New Paper last night: "I'm usually not a thrifty person but I started saving up so that I'd be ready for the day EXO gets here. I know that if they were here and I didn't get to see them, I'd regret it forever.

"I am very disappointed as I was really looking forward to seeing EXO.

"My friend and I were even searching online for EXO merchandise, such as lightsticks and whistles, to take to the concert. "I thought I would get to see them here before my O-level exams next year."

Jointly organised by one of South Korea's biggest broadcasters, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), and Singapore-­based venture group Fatfish Entertainment, the outdoor gig had hoped to attract a crowd of over 16,000 fans.

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