A “Summer Letter” Remembered: Byeon Woo Seok Charms Manila Fans at New Frontier Theater

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Korean actor Byeon Woo Seok, known for his role in Lovely Runner, thrilled fans on his first Asia tour, the 2024 Byeon Woo Seok Asia Fan Meeting Tour: Summer Letter, in Manila.

The event, organized by PULP Live World, took place at the New Frontier Theater on June 22, fulfilling fans’ dreams of meeting him in person.

Before the fan meeting, Byeon charmed the Philippine media at Shangri-La The Fort by personally handing each reporter a flower. During the media conference, he shared his excitement for the event, his love for the Philippines, and his appreciation for his Filipino fans, called TongTongs.

When discussing his legacy, Byeon expressed hope that fans would cherish all his characters, not just Sunjae from Lovely Runner. He acknowledged the boost in popularity from the tvN series and described his life as “a surprising dream.”

The fan meeting was filled with excitement as Byeon modeled onstage and reenacted iconic scenes from “Lovely Runner.” The audience erupted in cheers during these moments, especially during a recreated photobooth scene with a lucky fan. He also entertained fans with a fun Bingo game and a humorous “This or That” segment.

The event also had heartfelt moments. During the Q&A, Byeon gave a sincere response to a question about coping with stress and was moved to tears by a video of sweet messages from fans. He revealed that he felt unwell and worried about not giving his best but was uplifted by the fans’ energy and enthusiasm.

Towards the end, Byeon sang “I Think I Did” from the “Lovely Runner” soundtrack and concluded with “Sonaki” (“Sudden Shower”) as confetti rained down, creating a magical atmosphere. As he left, he waved goodbye to the fans outside, who cheered him on.

Byeon Woo Seok’s fan meeting was a memorable experience for his Filipino fans, leaving a lasting impression.

Photos: Pulp Live World | Joel Garcia