Entertainment

2PM rocks K-Pop fans in
Jakarta

South Korean band 2PM performs at Mata Elang International Stadium on Saturday night on their “What Time Is It” tour. The band, comprising Jun .K, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, Chansung and Nichkhun, performed  27 songs including “Again and Again”, “Heartbeat” and “Hands Up”. (Antara/Rakata Sidharta)
 

Only one word that can describe South Korean group 2PM's second concert titled "What Time Is It?" in Jakarta on Saturday. Hot.

The concert held at the Mata Elang International Stadium, North Jakarta, which was packed by thousands of hottests (as the group’s fans are called), started at 8:15 p.m..

It was opened with six members, Hwang Chansung, Lee Junho, Ok Taecyeon, Jang Wooyoung, Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul and Kim Minjun or Jun K, appearing on stage, all in tight black costumes, singing "I'll be Back", followed by "I Was Crazy About You".

Even though the group has not released a new album since its "Hands Up Asia Tour" in Jakarta last year, it lived up to its promise to give "a different and better" performance with a live band that accompanied them during the show, proving their quality as singers, despite some technical problems on stage.

Each member also performed solo: Chansung who voluptuously sang and danced to "Love You Down"; Junho with "Just a feeling", which closed with his drums; Wooyoung with his new single "Sexy Lady"; Taecyeon who playfully rapped "It's Time"; and Jun K with "Just One Night".

Nichkhun, who just rejoined the group after a traffic accident that led his management agency JYP Entertainment to bar him from any activities, also introduced his first self-composed song, "Let it Rain", which he dedicated to all the people and fans who supported him through his darkest time.

The venue got hotter when they all sang "Back to You", which showcased the flexibility of their well-built bodies as they danced sensually to the song. Taecyeon and Chansung even unbuttoned their shirts, showing their six-pack abs, an act that stirred loud screams from girl fans.

In the middle of their performance they interacted with fans using Indonesian words and sentences such as aku cinta padamu (I love you).

Chansung even took the audience by surprise when he suddenly sang an old Indonesian children's song "Sayang Semuanya", which of course became the highlight of Saturday 's performance.

2PM first came to Indonesia as one of performers in a smartphone event in March last year and came back later in November for its first solo concert "Hands Up Asia Tour".

The "What Time Is It?" concert ended with mash-up of rock version of "I'll Be Back" and "Hands Up" remix and a message that "they'll be back very soon".

Post Your Say

Selected comments will be published in the Readers’ Forum page of our print newspaper.