Korean pop phenomenon GOT7 bring Global Fan Meeting Tour to Perth

K-Pop sensation GOT7 at Perth Conventoin Centre. Picture: Kristie Lim.
K-Pop sensation GOT7 at Perth Conventoin Centre. Picture: Kristie Lim.
K-Pop sensation GOT7 at Perth Conventoin Centre. Picture: Kristie Lim. K-Pop sensation GOT7 at Perth Conventoin Centre. Picture: Kristie Lim.

LEADING Korean pop boy band GOT7 set the Perth Convention Centre stage on fire in front of more than 1200 screaming fans on the last leg of their Global Fan Meeting in Australia tour tonight.

The seven-member group consisting of leader JB, Mark, Jinyoung, Jackson, Youngjae, Bam Bam and Yugyeom, who debuted in 2014 under JYP Entertainment, touched down in Australia at the weekend and saved their best until last.

Main vocalist Youngjae was struck down with an injury and stayed in Korea but the remaining members danced and sung even harder in his absence.

The night started with the boyish and catchy track “Q” before slowing the mood down with the sexy “Sign”.

Fans screamed in excitement when the members played a series of fun games where they had to do dance solos and get hit by fellow members as punishment.

From brief covers of Trey Songz and Chris Brown by JB and Yugyeom, to the group’s decent efforts in speaking English, the crowd was treated to an excellent display of fan service.

But the Riverside Theatre truly erupted when GOT7 performed the hard-hitting dance tracks that brought the group to fame such as “Skyway”, “Hard Carry” and their latest track “Never Ever”.

After a short break, the boys returned and said their final goodbyes.

LA-born rapper Mark thanked the audience for attending the event.

“Tonight is our last spot in Australia,” Mark said.

“Unfortunately, Youngjae wasn’t here with us so hopefully we get to come back with the seven members.

“Before we came to Perth, people said it is a really quiet place and it dies down at night but you guys showed it doesn’t.

“Perth had the smallest venue but you guys are the loudest crowd.”

Vocalist Jinyoung spoke to the crowd in English, saying he was surprised by the audience’s energy.

“I was honestly worried before we came here,” he said.

“It was the first time we came here but I was wrong.

“Your passion and love was perfect.”

The fan meeting wrapped up with a high-five and photo opportunity for gold ticket holders who paid $288 for a once in a lifetime experience.

It was a night to remember as GOT7 stole the hearts of Perth fans.