Last Saturday, Korean rapper Kang Gary; one of the seven hosts of the immensely popular entertainment show Running Man and his singing partner, Jung-In performed for the first time at the Padang in Singapore. The free concert was part of NTU Fest 2014, a one-day event organised by NTU students that is the highlight of the NTU Freshmen Welcome Week.
They made the event open to the public and the concert free. Proceeds from the sale of carnival coupons for use at the 55 booths, and the $10 registration fees for the 4.8-km 5TYLO Mile-O fun run will go towards the ITE Endowment Fund which provides financial assistance to needy ITE students.
More than 8,000 people attended NTU Fest, the first public mega-event organised by NTU students that is the highlight of the NTU Freshmen Welcome Week. Performances were put up by local homegrown bands,The Huckleberry Friends & District 12, MediaCorp artistes, including Project Superstar Finalists, Lee Teng, Farisha Ishak, Desmond Tan and Mata Mata cast of Season 2. Capping the evening are Korean rapper Kang Gary, one of the seven hosts of the highly popular entertainment show Running Man and his singing partner, Jung-In.
Jung In started their performance by covering John Legend’s All of Me with her amazing vocals before starting Drunken Night Tune, the cue for Gary to join her on stage. The next song was Hard To Be Humble, he playfully splashed the audience with water from a bottle, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
Gary learnt a ‘Singlish’ word and was pronouncing it as “Shee-iok” before the crowd corrected him as “Shiok”. He was repeating the word after the crowd and was embarrassed as well. He was really thankful that he was invited to the NTU fest and that he heard that this was a meaningful event for charity so he planned to have fun on stage. Jung In was surprised that the crowd was so passionate that night, she can feel the crowd’s eyes blazing through them. She also felt the popularity of Kang Gary here in Singapore, its was overwhelming!
About what Gary has to say to his fans in Singapore: ” I love you.. Jiang!” And so the crowd shouted back “Singapore loves you too!”
The Girl Who Can’t Break Up and The Guy Who Can’t Leave was up after the short interview and Gary blew a kiss at the audience and announced that his next song, Your Scent. He said that it was his ‘last’ song but he added, he still had another. Hinting for some encore cheers.
Truly, after shouts of “encore!” Gary appeared with his solo song, For Me The Answer Is You. Jung In also joined him again in their last song Rush, with confetti guns and sparklers to end the concert. After the high, fans were still littering around the stage to take photos & selfies to remember this great event that they’ve participated.
Once again, congrats to the organizers for making NTU Fest 2014 a successful one and also Mr Feisal for the invite!
Photos will be uploaded here on our facebook page and keep a look out for our first coverage video on NTU Fest at our youtube channel!