A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

The South Korean actor’s fan meeting was full of pleasant little surprises

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

Photos: Tammi Tan

Park Bo Gum’s Good Day fan meeting in Singapore may not have featured a sudden, sensational guest appearance by his friend and label mate Song Joong Ki this time around, but there were still plenty of other lovely little surprises in store for the audience at the Star Theatre on Saturday night (Mar 9).

The bulk of the unexpected action happened in the second part of the three-hour event, which was more like a mini concert than a typical meet-and-greet, although there were plenty of elements of the latter as well (more on that later).

Following his soulful renditions of several soothing ballads, the South Korean actor did a total 180 as he presented us with a series of groovy, upbeat performances, complete with dance moves, flashing lights and trippy background effects - not exactly the kind of thing we would have expected from someone who usually gives us a calm, collected, and reserved impression. But hey, anything for the fans, right?

While enthusiastic cheers and attempts to record videos (which, by right, were supposed to be prohibited) were rampant throughout the duration of the fan meeting, they seemed to reach a climax when Bo Gum, after settling down at a grand piano, made everyone go crazy with a cover of JJ Lin’s ‘Practice Love’ - another delightful surprise.

Although the 25-year-old stumbled over the lyrics every now and then (can’t blame him one bit - Mandarin isn’t his native language and can be tough to master, after all), the audience had his back, singing along loudly to fill in the silent gaps and give him some much-needed encouragement. We, for one, were extremely impressed with his effort.

Just when we thought he had run out of ways to wow us, Bo Gum proved us wrong during the encore when he started dancing to TWICE’s ‘What is Love?’ and SEVENTEEN’s ‘Pretty U’. Is there anything this guy can’t do?

(Continued on next slide: Park Bo Gum, the candle-making perfectionist)

Park Bo Gum, the candle-making perfectionist
Park Bo Gum, the candle-making perfectionist
11 Mar 2019

Park Bo Gum, the candle-making perfectionist

Something else we learned about Bo Gum is that he is a perfectionist when it comes to an art other than acting: candle-making. About halfway through the first part of the fan meeting, he was tasked with adding little decorations into a glass candle jar, before filling it with scented wax and presenting it to one lucky audience member.

Upon deciding that his candle would be Singapore-themed, Bo Gum filled the container with blue sand (which reminded him of the clear and sunny skies here), five white stars (like the ones on the Singapore flag), a tiny lion figurine (to represent the Lion City), and a heart (to show his love).

Hilarity ensued when he had trouble getting the lion figurine to stand up, and when he accidentally dropped the heart into the jar and messed everything up. “It has to be pretty!” he exclaimed, in the midst of making adorable and amusing sounds of frustration. Clearly displeased with the consequences of his little mishap, Bo Gum removed everything from the jar just to smooth out the sand and start adorning the candle all over again.

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is dedication. And if an idol’s love for his devotees were measured purely by his endeavours to give them something new, fun, and the best that he can offer, then this fan meeting proved that Bo Gum’s admirers are very, very much adored indeed.

Click through for more photos from the fan meeting!

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore
11 Mar 2019

A good… no, a GREAT day with Park Bo Gum in Singapore

Park Bo Gum posing with a banner that says "Singapore [loves] Park Bo Gum"
Park Bo Gum posing with a banner that says "Singapore [loves] Park Bo Gum"
11 Mar 2019

Park Bo Gum posing with a banner that says "Singapore [loves] Park Bo Gum"

Photo: Twitter/Park Bo Gum

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