Fans from various countries gathered in Jamsil Stadium on Aug. 29 to see the actors Kim Soo-hyun and Park Hae-jin, both of whom starred in “My Love from the Star.”
“Lotte Duty-Free Shop Family Concert,” which was cohosted by Lotte Duty Free Shop and the Korea Tourism Organization, drew in 22,000 fans from Russia, Southeast Asia, Japan and, most of all, from China.
The concert was held only for foreign visitors, and the audience members stayed in their seats even during heavy rain.
Kim and Park each spent 1 1/2 hours on stage communicating with their fans. The fans brought giant placards for the stars. Park even held a parade, riding in a car, and also gave some presents to his fans such as paper roses, handmade chocolates and dog dolls with his name on them.
“The stadium is too big to communicate with my fans, so I came up with this idea. I am satisfied to see that my fans like it,” Park was quoted as saying.
“My Love from the Star” is a South Korean television series about an alien who falls in love with a top actress. It aired on SBS from Dec. 18, 2013, to Feb. 27, 2014.
By Park Gyu-oh, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
[Photo credit : OSEN]