“The Untamed” (陈情令) gang held their Thailand fan meeting on September 21 at the IMPACT Theatre in Bangkok. The cast members who came include:
- Xiao Zhan (肖战)
- Wang Yibo (王一博)
- Yu Bin (于斌)
- Wang Zhuocheng (汪卓成)
- Liu Haikuan (刘海宽)
- Song Jiyang (宋继扬)
- Cao Yuchen (曹煜辰)
- Chen Zhuoxuan (陈卓璇)
The supporting cast members arrived a day earlier to rehearse, while Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo arrived in the early morning on the day of the fan meeting. Even so, the two main leads were in good spirits. It’s reported Thai fans camped over night for over 12 hours at the airport waiting for Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo to arrive. They welcomed them from a far and didn’t chase after them.
Prior to the fan meeting
- Wang Zhuocheng rehearsing for his solo performance:
- Liu Haikuan rehearsing for his solo performance:
- Cao Yuchen teaching Wang Zhuocheng how to say “I love you” in Thai, while Yu Bin teaches them how to beat box. Song Jiyang attempts to teach everyone how to spin.
- Song Jiyang, Yu Bin, Cao Yuchen choosing a type of food to give their fans.
Cao Yuchen chose fries because he says the relationship between fries and ketchup are like “The Untamed” boys and the fans – you can’t have one without the other.
Yu Bin chose a sandwich because “The Untamed” boys like the different flavors and ingredients in a sandwich and hopes the fans will support them.
Song Jiyang chose the coconut drink because it’s really sweet like the feeling the fans give him.
- Xiao Zhan fans set up at the venue to support Xiao Zhan
- Liu Haikuan talking about how Thai fans were very passionate was shocked by how orderly they were He didn’t feel scared because of the crowds at the airport. He saw a video of Thai fans singing Happy Birthday to Wang Zhuocheng and said they were very creative in using their Thai flavor to sing Happy Birthday. He also said it was almost as if they had an orchestra conductor leading them.
- Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan being introduced on stage at the press conference
- The MC asks the cast how they felt seeing the fans waiting for them at the airport. Everyone is reluctant to answer. Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan are signaling each other to say something, but in the end, Xiao Zhan says, “Everyone wants to yield, so let me say something first. Thank you everyone and it’s been hard on everyone. Thank you.”
- The MC says the fans want to congratulate Wang Yibo on his five year debut as UNIQ. He also asks Wang Yibo if he remembers him from 5 years ago as he was also the MC for UNIQ’s concert. Wang Yibo has an awkward smile on his face. The MC says “You forgot, but it’s okay” and that they can reunite backstage. Wang Yibo said it was fate.
- The MC asks him what else he wants to challenge next since he is so talented. Wang Yibo says he wants to practice more on skateboarding right now because it’s an event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He says he is just kidding, but then says he wants to learn how to fly an airplane. Thai fans asked the first destination he wants to fly to, he says, “Probably just lifting off from the airport and then landing back down.”
- Xiao Zhan is asked whether his character was a big challenge. He starts off saying he wasn’t confident at first. Wang Yibo interrupts him and says something to him that elicits Xiao Zhan lifting his arm to jokingly hit him with the mic. The scene happens at 0:24.
- Wang Yibo deeply thanks the Thai fans and says he felt their passion and love. When asked to recommend a touristy place for Thai fans to visit in China, he said Hengdian because you can see a lot of actors and scenery. Hengdian is where the costume dramas are filmed because the elaborate film sets are located there.
There was no live stream of the fan meeting this time. Tencent will be rolling out a DVD instead. In the meantime, they uploaded a bunch of BTS videos, interviews, etc on their new streaming platform, “Hotpot Video” (火锅视频). However, you will need to download the APP to see all the complete videos. They did share some snippets of the fan meeting that can be viewed without downloading the APP or signing in.
Fan meeting snippets
- Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo rehearsing
- Wang Yibo telling Xiao Zhan, “Zhan Ge, be careful of your waist.”
- Yu Bin and Xiao Zhan have to eat lemons. Xiao Zhan’s expression says it all.
- They are dressed in the Sumo wrestler costumes. The MC asks Wang Yibo if he can dance in the costume. Wang Yibo says, “I don’t want to dance wearing this.”
- Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo go against each other, but Xiao Zhan loses.
- Xiao Zhan telling Wang Yibo the lemons were not good to eat and really sour.
- Xiao Zhan’s team has to dance in the costumes as punishment. Wang Yibo is particularly excited.
- Liu Haikuan performing “Bu You” (不由) from “The Untamed” OST
- Wang Zhuocheng performing “You Belong To Me”
- Song Jiyang’s traditional Chinese dance performance
- Yu Bin’s dance performance
- Surprise birthday cake for Wang Zhuocheng
- Snippet of Xiao Zhan performing “Qu Jin Chen Qing” (曲尽陈情) from “The Untamed” OST
- Snippet of Wang Yibo performing “Bu Wang” (不忘) from “The Untamed” OST
- Snippet of Xiao Zhan and Yang Yibo performing “Wu Ji” (无羁) from “The Untamed” OST
https://www.weibo.com/tv/v/I8100dfhz?fid=1034:4419104262527195 (Full version)
- Xiao Zhan introducing Wang Yibo on stage for their next performance. He says, “Let’s give a great round of applause to invite Wang Yibo on stage!” All the fans are screaming when he says Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan gives a shy smile.
- Cao Yuchen solo performance of “Shui Xing Ji” (水星記)
- Wang Yibo patting his Zhan Ge’s waist
https://www.weibo.com/tv/v/I8018t4mC?fid=1034:4419066698631532 (compilation of some BJYX CP actions)
Unfortunately, Xiao Zhan had to leave immediately after the fan meeting ended to attend Milan Fashion Week.
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A Chinese fan has a compilation of pictures and fancams in this Weibo post. CR: 啵啵奶赞
Harper’s BAZAAR magazine was also at the Thailand fan meeting. They should be coming out with something. Enjoy some of these pictures in the meantime.