Here Is Mr Showman !
Fresh from the just concluded first Fanmeet of Asian Tour 2012 in Singapore, Kim Hyun Joong has also gained another status, another title.
Aside from being a singer, an actor, he is now a officially a SHOWMAN. A showman is a person who makes an effective presentation. The definition looks lame so let me borrow a term used by a reviewer of his show: SPECTACULAR. Is the term justified to use on his show? What makes it spectacular? The word itself reminds us of fireworks or pyrotechnics, something that dazzles with jewel like sparkles, blinds, jolts us out of the ordinary and totally render an unexpected, exciting experience. A total dynamite. But I offer that being spectacular lies not only with the external extravanganza that overwhelm the senses but what is behind all these. It is the concept or the framework of the fanmeet.
The fanmeet as I expounded in a recent article is the flesh and blood meeting, the reality of the star and the fans with each other. It is the star touching base, touching ground.Now through the fanmeet he saw and interacted with the living, breathing fans. The fans on the other hand, met the star no longer in a virtual setting of the small screen of the television or the computer, but also the living, breathing celebrity they have chosen to give their affection.
Kim Hyun Joong is aware of that and and made it the basis of his show. For the fans to know him better, to give the other sides of him. It wasn't only to entertain, but to inform. Thus, through his songs, he gave his history in showbiz, those important to what he is today. He made use of the available technology so the fans would also visually and auditorily experience going back and walk with him in the memory lane . He then segueyed to his current song and dance numbers. It was like Kim Hyun Joong held the hands of each of his fans that night to celebrate together what he had become.
By sharing what transpired behind the scenes , he showed he was totally hands on, the person in-charge. He was into conceptualizing, planning, execution. The seriousness of his purpose was there. Leading every which way and steps. His 'working hard' had just been upgraded into deeply involved, complete immersion. He was surrounded by people committed to what they all want to accomplish. But he knew how to also laugh and have fun.Having done what should be done, he showed up the stage as the frontman and led the show masterfully. A show meant to be remembered for a long time. Watch all the videos that recorded what happened that night.It was truly the Kim Hyun Joong Show inside and out.
But the Kim Hyun Joong Show wasn't just all about him, what he is capable of doing and giving . It was also why you, the fans, were there that night. It was all because you the fans help him become the KIM HYUN JOONG , the world now knows.
Was it spectacular? I also add BRILLIANT ! The show came from the bottom of his heart. The sincerity is luminous. He was transparent in enjoying performing for the fans. If anyone ever say it is just his work, I say he never worked a single day of his performing life.