Friday, October 15, 2010
Jay Park live in Manila, October 3, 2010
Written by: DANICA HARESCO
Edited by: JAMIE ORTEGA
Photos by: JUDE BAUTISTA
Thanks Sir Jude!!
Staring with the song that made the word take notice Korean pop star Jay Park set the crowd on fire last October 3, 2010 at SMX Convention center with these lyrics...“Beautiful girls, all over the world, I could be chasing, but my time would be wasted, they got nothing on you, baby….” Wearing a crisp whie jacket, silver belt and jeans the singer sent the audience into a frenzy when he inserted Korean lyrics into the famous Bruno Mars tune. The Jay Park Manila Fan Meet had started and judging from the audience’s reaction it was well worth the wait by some fans who stood in line as early as 12 pm to catch a glimpse of their Kpop idol in action.
The cool cat performer performed “Demon,” which is part of of the upcoming movie “Hype Nation,” and is produced by world-famous Teddy Riley, for his second number. The Kpop star was joined by his back up dance crew the “Art Of Movement” dancers namely Tony “Dialtone” Orduna, Andrew Baterina (J Park’s Pinoy choreogapher), Daniel “Step Roc” Jerome (another Filipino) Felipe “Junior” Orduna, Chase “Cha Cha” Malone and Hep Da Tightes. After “Demon” J Park launched into another cover, the bumping and grinding “You Got It Bad” by R and B superstar Usher.
Upon seeing their idol perform in person the fans wanted to get even more up and close with their idol, thus the question and answer portion ensued. The Art Of Movement dancers were asked to hold up cards with an X and O on them, X if they disagree with the statement and O if they agree. Among the questions asked was if Jay Park prefers Korean or Filipina women to which he said he likes them both. Fans were also eager to know what Jay Park does like to do in his spare time, the handsome star revealed that he loves to play the online game Starcraft. When the q & a portion was over, Jay Park played another game with his eager fans, this one involving some body action, two girls got into a riveting dance showdown with their Korean idol.
The show ended with Jay Sean singing his single Bestie” ( which was produced by his co dance crew member Cha Cha Malone). The former 2PM band member also thanked everyone who came to see the Korean popstar perform. “Mahal ko kayo I cant express how thankful I am. Maraming, maraming salamat, thank you guys peace” he said simply before doing what the enthusiastic girls shouting on the audience were asking him to do.. take off his shirt! Truly, another Kpop star has lit up the Manila sky and we have to thank concert producers Wilbros Entertainment for it.
Wilbros Entertainment has been in the business of bringing in foreign artists for quite some time now, stay tuned as this intrepid group of brothers continue to make music lovers and concert goers dreams come true. Till next time MCS Kpop fans, because if its’ Kpop MCS is all over it!
Winston Llamas head of WILBROS ENTERTAINMENT INC. with Art Of the Movement FILIPINO members Andrew Baterina and Daniel Jerome