gugudan holds first-ever overseas fan meeting in Singapore

The nonet has promised to return to our sunny island with a larger-scale event in the future

gugudan holds first-ever overseas fan meeting in Singapore
gugudan holds first-ever overseas fan meeting in Singapore
28 Sep 2017

gugudan holds first-ever overseas fan meeting in Singapore

Videos: Goh Wen Kai, Genice Ooi

South Korean girl group gugudan might have debuted slightly over a year ago, but the nonet has big dreams for the future – including becoming bigger stars than they already are.

Holding their maiden overseas fan meeting in Singapore yesterday (Sep 27), the members handled themselves like pros and looked far more experienced than their 15 months of experience. (fun fact: today, Sep 28, is exactly their 15th month in showbiz, as the group formally debuted on June 28, 2016)

An example which stood out in particular is when the nine members were about to start singing an acapella song but Haebin’s microphone wasn’t working well. Instead of standing awkwardly on stage while the problem was fixed, the rest of the girls kept the audience engaged by trying to teach them parts of the song, and Haebin even quipped that she was “a special member”.

Minutes later, the problem was fixed and the segment went on as planned. That was handled like true professionals, girls.

(Continued on next slide: What endears gugudan to their dan-jjaks?)

What endears gugudan to their dan-jjaks?
What endears gugudan to their dan-jjaks?
28 Sep 2017

What endears gugudan to their dan-jjaks?

Performing a number of tracks from their discography, including their debut title track ‘Wonderland’, recent hit ‘A Girl Like Me’ and more, fans were undoubtedly thrilled to hear these songs for the first time (well, at least for most of the fans present).

However, one of the highlights of the night was when the girls engaged the audience – a good mix of males and females – with various games, including one particularly exciting one where they had to take turns to throw autographed balls into the audience and see who could get theirs the furthest.

A day before their fan-meeting, the girls impressed with their level of fan service during their arrival in Singapore. Exiting the terminal through the public area, they took their time to receive presents, pose for photos and wave at the fans even though a wide passageway was blocked off for them to walk directly to their waiting vans without crossing paths with the fans.

Their dan-jjaks’ (official fanclub name) hours of waiting at the airport paid off, however, as they tried to engage with as many fans as possible, with plenty of photos and videos circulating on social media to share the joy with those who weren’t present.

(Continued on next slide: What’s next for gugudan?)

What’s next for gugudan?
What’s next for gugudan?
28 Sep 2017

What’s next for gugudan?

Given that the group is still considered rookies (although Sejeong and Mina debuted as part of I.O.I prior to gugudan’s formation, we’re taking the group as a whole into account), the question is this: what comes next for gugudan?

After the warm welcome that we witnessed the group receiving at the fan meeting – fans from overseas, including Korea and Malaysia flew in specially to show their support – we reckon that there are only bigger and better things in store for gugudan.

With the girls teasing that a comeback might be in the works before the year wraps up – more on that will come next week in our interview piece with them – we’ll just have to wait and see where this talented group goes next.

P.S. For those who have heard about our giveaway for autographed gugudan boards, more details will also come in our interview piece, so stay tuned for that next week!

Click on for more photos of gugudan Live show in Singapore 2017!

gugudan's Haebin
gugudan's Haebin
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Haebin

gugudan's Hana
gugudan's Hana
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Hana

gugudan's Hyeyeon
gugudan's Hyeyeon
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Hyeyeon

gugudan's Mimi
gugudan's Mimi
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Mimi

gugudan's Mina
gugudan's Mina
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Mina

gugudan's Nayoung
gugudan's Nayoung
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Nayoung

gugudan's Sally
gugudan's Sally
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Sally

gugudan's Sejeong
gugudan's Sejeong
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Sejeong

gugudan's Soyee
gugudan's Soyee
28 Sep 2017

gugudan's Soyee

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