Sunday, June 10, 2012
[News] 2PM Delight 26,000 at their High Touch Event in Osaka
A high touch event was conducted on June 9 (Sat) specially for those who purchased 2PM's 4th single "Beautiful." It was held in Osaka for the first time. It delighted a total of 26,000 fans.
Their single "Beautiful" that was released on June 6 is currently being promoted as the image song for TVCM's Korean Black Vinegar Fucho, which the members themselves appear in. This number is a fusion of ballad and dance, and surely has women as well as men held captive with its touching melody line that seems to take hold of your heart. Since its release, it continues to stay in the 2nd spot on the Oricon daily single ranking and will certainly sell the most albums so far in the history of 2PM.
In December of 2011, they held a high touch event at Chiba Prefecture's Makuhari Messe Hall where 63,000 people attended, proving 2PM's high popularity in Japan. Having been half a year since then and because it was their first high touch event in Osaka, excitement and tension rose at the venue before the start of the event.
Then, loud cheers sounded as the members appeared at INTEX Osaka Hall 5 AB in Osaka Prefecture. First the members greeted everyone. They commented, "Hello, we are 2PM," "Thank you to everyone who came today," "It's been a long time since we've seen all of you in Osaka," to the increasingly enthusiastic crowd, as even more came to the high touch grounds.
The high touch event was conducted by separating the members into 6 booths and lining up the fans for each accordingly. In response to the cheering, they attempted communication by smiling and waving their hands, etc. 26,000 people participated at the high touch event targeted for those who purchased the 4th single "Beautiful" for approximately three and a half hours, the never ending cheers from start to finish showing that it was a huge success right up until the end.
The next high touch event is planned to be held on June 16 (Sat) in Chiba Prefecture at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 9-10.
"We would like to thank you all, as a lot of people came today even though it's our first high touch event in Osaka. Let's continue to make beautiful memories from now on!" ---2PM.
Translated by: dawnjelly @Wild2Day.org