The year-end gayo festivals organized by the 3 main Korean tv broadcasters SBS, KBS and MBC in the final 3 days of each year have always been a treat for us fans especially as we end the year on a high note (hopefully for all).
But as some of us are enjoying while others go to great lengths to bash them, they don’t quite understand the stress and hard work that all the artistes have put in for their back-to-back stages over the course of 3 consecutive days. As you can see, it’s almost the same lineup for each gayo festival which includes Jewelry, Rain, MC Mong, Wonder Girls, Big Bang, Kim Jong Kook, etc.
Take the Wonder Girls for example. They had to re-create 3 different versions of Nobody for each gayo festival. This is in addition to the extra stages that they have to perform. For the KBS Gayo Daechuk last night, WonderBang cane dance, Sun Ye and Ye Eun was in the Mamma Mia stage, the Survivor stage, stage with Park Jung Ah and then Lee Moon Sae. Sun Ye had an additional Stand Up For Love stage at the SBS Gayo Daejun. Then the Wonder Girls will have a special collaboration with Big Bang for tonight’s MBC Gayo Daejun.
The Wonder Girls manager expressed, “After ending their (Wonder Girls) performances at 12am, they have to head straight for rehearsals with Big Bang for tonight’s (MBC Gayo Daejun) performance until 5 in the morning. Then they have minimal sleep before heading to MBC at 9am for rehearsals.
So before you bash someone, try to understand their hard work and effort. Granted that they don’t need to do these, they are just trying their best to give a good show. Lee Hyori and Lee Hong Ki (F.T. Island) have already been hospitalized due to fatique and I hope that’s it for this year. Wishing them all good health for the last day of 2008 and a good WonderBang performance.
credit: skye@soompi/Ariel (translation)