Monday, March 11, 2013
[News] Music Bank in Jakarta Ends with its Spectacular Line-up
KBS Music Bank in Jakarta, Indonesia ended with its spectacular line-up, showcase, audience, and overall performances on 9 March 2012. Almost to have ended by midnight, artists from South Korea who was invited – Super Junior, SHINee, 2PM, Teen Top, B2ST, Infinite, Eru, SISTAR shared the international stage with Indonesian singers boyband S4 and soloist Afgan.
Each artists has brought more than 3 songs to perform, along with a collaborative stage between S4, who sang Teen Top‘s “Perfume” and Teen Top to sing “She Is My Girl”.
It is speculated to have housed over 45,000 in-house fans and thousands more outside the perimeters of the venue at Gelora Bung Karno. This event marks the start of the 40th diplomatic anniversary of Korea and Indonesia festival that is scheduled to bring a vast array of celebrations throughout 2013. Because of this political ties, the Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, also attended the show and received tumultous attention from Kyuhyun of Super Junior’s greet: “Thanks for coming, Jokowi-ahjussi!”
Despite the outdoor venue which rain poured in and the confusion of seating zones due to the change, the event is considered to have pulled in nation-wide attention for the ever-growing love of Korean culture in Indonesia.