BEAST, 4minute, G.Na
On June 27th, the crowd in Putra Indoor Stadium in Malaysia was a witness to a very happening concert headlined by three artists from CUBE, namely G.Na, 4Minute and also BEAST. Being the first ever concert sponsored by a life insurer in Malaysia, the AIA Kpop Concert took the theme 'Be Real. Love it. Live it' and presented a concert that is most likely won't be forgotten anytime soon by Malaysian Kpop fans.
The only solo artist in the concert that night, G.Na, opened the show with Supa Solo, taken from her first album. Decked in black outfits with glittery details, she also performed her hit songs 2HOT, BANANA, First Kiss, Top Girl and also Black and White, which mesmerized fans. When she performed I'll Live So You Live Better, Junhyung from BEAST, who was one of the other featured artists in the concert, joined her on the stage to perform together. Other than her own songs, G.Na also sang Take A Bow and Rude Boy, made popular by Rihanna.
The next group to take the stage, 4Minute, opened their performance with their latest hit songs, What's Your Name and also Mirror Mirror. The members, Hyuna, Jiyoon, Jihyun, Gayoon and Sohyun, greeted the Malaysian fans and mentioned how there are much more fans in Malaysia compared to the previous AIA Kpop Concert in Hong Kong in January 2013. With their newest song about to be released on 28th June, the girls teased their fans by giving them a taste of what they can get from It's Poppin' and sang a few lines of the song.
Fans got to see how versatile the girls from 4Minute were when they performed their hit songs such as I'm OK, HUH, Muzik and also they showed off their powerful vocal in ballad song, Pretend. Before ending their performance, the girls said that they were grateful of the fans' support and they hoped to come to Malaysia again! They went on to perform Heart to Heart and Hot Issue, as the crowd got more hyper and sang along with them.
The final act of the night was BEAST, made up of six members, Yoseob, Dongwoon, Doojoon, Hyunseung, Junhyung and Kikwang. They opened their performance by performing Beautiful Night and Bad Girl, which made the crowd even wilder. They greeted their fans and said that it has been a long time since their last visit, so their Malaysian fans must have missed them a lot. BEAST also added that they hope that they would be able to come to Malaysia for their Beautiful Show concert tour.
The next song they performed was Shock, Special and Fiction, which made the crowd dance and jumped along with the members as they got the crowd going. After all the excitement, BEAST cooled down the almost electric atmosphere with their beautiful ballad, Rainy Days and I Knew It, their beautiful voices reaching out to fans' hearts. As a special gift to their Malaysian fans, the group also performed their newest song 'Will You Be Alright?', written by member Junhyung, for the first time ever.
BEAST closed the show with their performance of Freeze, Beautiful and also an encore performance of V.I.U. During the encore, the boys were running around the stage and tried to be as close to the fans as possible by reaching out to them. Yoseob even went down the stage and shook hands with some very lucky fans. Leader, Doojoon, made the crowd went even wilder when he voluntareed himself to get 'showered' with water by other members.
That night was definitely the night where Malaysian Kpop fans were truly living it up, as per the theme of the concert. What a night to be remembered, indeed!
Writer: Aisyah Roslan, Photographer: Nik Fatimah, Ain Osman | Special thanks: AIA for media opportunities