On April 16th, Lotte held its annual ‘Lotte Family Festival’ at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Song-pa. Due to harsh rain conditions and the possibility of camera equipment breaking, this article will be focused solely on Ailee‘s performance.
As stated above, the weather consisted of very harsh rains that began in the afternoon and lasted the whole night. However, the entrance of the Olympic Stadium was packed with an audience of all ages. At 6:00 PM KST, the gates of the stadium opened and the audience who were assigned the standing area stampeded to get as close to the stage as possible. Soon after everyone had settled down, replays of Lotte commercials were shown on the large screens. Definitely, of the most intriguing commercials was Lee Min Ho’s commercial for Lotte Duty Free featuring a song sang by actress Park Shin Hye, Park Hoo Jin, EXO, Kim Soo Hyun, 2PM, Super Junior, and Eru.
Eventually after all the commercials, waiting, and free snacks from the snack area, the night finally began. The first to perform was one of K-Pop’s favorite powerhouses, Ailee. She exploded with her opening performance of her latest song ‘Mind Your Own Business.’ The audience was so captivated by the performance that one could barely hear themselves speak. After ‘Mind Your Own Business’ was Ailee’s 5th single song ‘Don’t Touch Me’ and her 2nd single ‘I Will Show You.’ During her performance of ‘I Will Show You‘ Ailee stepped to the very front of the stage where she was exposed to the rain but still gave an incredible amount of fan-service while performing with flawless vocals. After finishing the song, she walked back under the covered area of the stage where she spoke to the audience.
After Ailee was done speaking, she encouraged the audience to sing along with her to bring in the next song ‘Heaven.’ ‘Heaven,’ Ailee’s first single, was even more spectacular heard in person than any audio files can reproduce. After her unforgettable performance of ‘Heaven,’ she finished the night off with her third single “U&I.” Every single one of Ailee’s performances were spectacular and went without a hitch, as expected from the prestigious soloist. The audience was definitely left in awe by her vocal prowess.
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Photos & Article by: Tyler Nguyen
Edited by: Ying Leung
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