Macao’s “K-POP Nation Concert” finally kicked off on July 2nd. Girls’ Generation, SHINee, B.A.P, and U-KISS all delivered powerful performances.
The girls sang “Gee”, “Genie”, “Hoot”, “Run Devil Run”, and “The Boys”. Their portion of the concert was filled with memorable moments, including when the background recording for “Hoot” suddenly stopped twice during the performance. However, the girls stayed calm and joked around to keep up the energetic atmosphere; Taeyeon, for example, shouted “Surprise!” both times after the recording cut off, causing waves of laughter from the audience. Yuri’s unusual pronunciation of “What’s up, Macao!” during her introduction was also a highlight. And of course, the entire venue exploded in cheers when Tiffany yelled, “Macao, put it back on!”
Girls’ Generation’s popularity was evident even before the concert began. The girls’ warm welcome started as soon as they arrived in Macao, when so many fans were waiting at the Macao ferry for a chance to see the girls that they overwhelmed the ferry space. This further proved the girls’ explosive popularity not only in South Korea but also internationally.
Stamps with Girls’ Generation as the models, “Girls’ Generation My Own Stamps” will go on sale at the beginning of August.
Korea Post revealed, “‘Girls’ Generation My Own Stamps’ is the first celebrity stamp contracted by Korea Post and was specially created with the global K-Pop fever’s leader that has been active all around the world, Girls’ Generation.”
The stamps will be presented as a celebratory set for Girls’ Generation’s fifth anniversary. Nine stamps will be produced, carrying members’ photos from their third official album, “The Boys”, along with their autographs, and five stamps with jacket photos from their “Gee” and “Oh!” albums will also be produced. The total of fourteen stamps are expected to garner much attention from fans.
The price of the stamps will be 20,000 won and will be available for purchase at the Seoul Central Post Office, as well as 50 other post offices in the country. The stamps will be available to view at the “Korea Philatelic Exhibition” at Coex in Samsung-dong from August 9th through the 13th.
Kim Taewan from Korea Post also stated, “The Girls’ Generation stamps will contribute greatly to the stamp culture and help the Hallyu movement grow.”