On Thursday 26th April, Melbourne Hidden Kards are graced by the presence of the K.A.R.D members at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Making my way to the venue by tram, I was surprise of how the tram was so full! I almost missed getting on the tram and then I had to stand; cramping in the little space I had with other people (which I’m pretty sure most of them were also KARD fans). Arriving at the venue, the weather was quite cold. I can feel a cool breeze passing by, but that did not stop the fans from wanting to see KARD for the first time in Melbourne. I saw many fans lining up to get their wristbands for high touch and photo opportunities with the KARD members. Some of fans arrived early and sat down near the front door waiting for the concert to start (which will be in about an hour or so). The line kept getting longer and longer until the time had finally come for all of us to witness KARD with our very own eyes. As I find my seat, I look around the venue and saw a full house - each seat was taken and there are almost none left!
KARD starts the show with their hit song “Rumour” follow by “Oh NaNa”. KARD encourage all the fans to sing along and the fans are very happy to. The MCs then come on stage for the group to have a break in between sets, and invite fans to play games to come up on stage. Four fans were randomly picked from the audience and went head to head in solo dance battles! Each of them won backstage Polaroid pictures of KARD. At the next portion, while some of the KARD members change their outfits, each of the members perform a solo, which made their fans screamed their lungs out at how amazing each of them are.
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KARD also perform cover songs in English - Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side” and Bruno Mars’s “24k Magic”. The fans energy was amazing! They are very excited and were very impressed as they got up from their seat and danced along with the songs. More lucky fans went up on stage and got to interact with the incredible members! Then, four fans (who were chosen before the show) had to roll a giant dice which would reveal the fate of their prize. The first girl got a signed K.A.R.D album from B.M. The second Hidden KARD won a memorable prizes as she took a Polaroid selfie with the group! The third winner was so luckily! His prize was getting Somin record a wake up call on his phone. B.M. suggested she say "Good morning, sexy", but she ended up with "Good morning, sweetie". The last fan won the immeasurable experience: holding hands with J.seph as he confess his love for her through song. My mouth was wide open the whole time and I’m sure many fans feel the jealousy inside me.
The next break was a Q&A session with each of the performers. We got to know B.M., J.seph, Jiwoo and Somin a little better as they open up on what made them become artists, what they love the most about being K-Pop idols,i and being in the music industry.
At the final portion of the show the KARD members save the best songs for last. “Don’t Recall” and “Hola Hola” was performed to finish up the show. This last bit turn the searing venue into a mosh pit as it got all the fans in the whole venue on their feet and even move closer to the stage and Interact with KARD. On the way out, I saw fans leave with happy and impressed faces.
We at Asian Pop Radio heartily thank both DSP Media and Fast Track Events for making this show happen and we wish K.A.R.D. to have a successful future ahead of them in their career. We would definitely love to see them in Melbourne again soon!
Watch our video of the incredible night below!
Written by Paul Tipchote