Singapore – 2023, While this is WayV’s very first fan meet in Singapore, they are well-loved internationally. The group first debuted in 2019 as the fourth subunit of NCT and the first sub-unit based out of South Korea with hit songs such as “Kick Back”, “Love Talk” and their latest title song from their 4th Mini Album, “Phantom”.
The show commenced with a video introduction. Group members Kun, Ten, Xiaojun, Hendery and Yang Yang performed their hit song “Kick Back” and “Try My Luck”, showcasing fluid choreography. It was regretful that Kun could not dance along due to an injury sustained on his ankle. Nonetheless, he contributed his brilliant vocal and they pulled off an amazing stage.
After the opening act, the boys greeted WayZenNies (WayV’s Fandom Name) in both Mandarin and English expressing how thrilled they were to meet Singapore fans for the first time. Kun also assured fans that his injury is recovering well and will be getting his cast removed soon.
Shortly after, WayV moved on to their game segment with “The Way to Victory (5 Shots)”. The boys were each given a chance to fire a shot onto a dart board with different points which will lead to a mission. One of the mission required the boys to display “aegyo(being cute)” while saying “ggyu~”. While another mission, which induced ear deafening screams, was the “Pepero mission”. Kun and Yang Yang had to bite the snack on each end and get it to at least 1cm. Kun ultimately won by obtaining the highest score, earning the title “King of Phantom”. He was crowned, literally, completed with a sash and even posed for WayZenNies in a brassy manner!
The staff then brought up adorable animal headbands onto the stage as the boys get ready to perform a special dance cover medley. The medley consists of aespa’s “Illusion”, NCT Dream’s “Candy” and SHINee’s “Sherlock”. The other boys mentioned after that it was a pity Kun could not join the stage as his nickname was “Kun-rina” due to how well he executed the dance cover. Kun proceeded to do a few moves to “Illusion” while fans cheered.
The boys then serenade the crowd with melodious vocal while performing “Broken Love”. Singapore WayZenNies then surprised the boys with a rainbow ocean with a finger lights project during their performance of “Dream Launch”. Ten also mentioned that the rainbow ocean was beautiful.
After an outfit change, WayV returned on stage with matching dark-grey suit to perform more of their hit songs such as “Action Figure”, “Diamonds Only” and “Nectar” unveiling different charms.
The show took a quick turn into a comedic skit as the boys took turned proceeding backstage for another outfit change. While Kun, Ten and Yang Yang remained on stage, Yang Yang shared that Ten once tried to cook him Kimchi Bokkeumbap(Kimchi Fried Rice) but it turned out to be Kimchi Risotto, igniting laughter from the fans. Xiaojun and Hendery also spoke some Cantonese while they were on stage and revealed that they filmed a mini vlog while touring our Sunny Island!
Dressed in dark purple, WayV performed their latest title song “Phantom”, leaving fans in awe of their stage presence. Regretfully, after the performance, it was followed by WayV’s final-ment. The boys expressed their feelings and thoughts to WayZenNies unwavering support. They also mentioned that they wish to return to Singapore soon while they bided farewell.
WayV members had a final change of outfit and returned in casual fit for their encore stage. They performed “Good Life” while WayZenNies sang along. Warmth filled the air while the night came to an end.
We will be looking forward to meeting WayV in Singapore again on an even larger stage!
We would like to thank CK Star Entertainment for extending the media invitation to StarArena for this event!
Photos: CK Star Entertainment