3000 fans welcome Running Man to Taiwan
We all know that Running Man is a popular show, but the stars of Running Men were still stunned to find about 3,000 fans waiting to see them when they went to Taiwan to film a new episode. Even media reporters were surprised at the huge and enthusiastic turnout.
On August 11, Yoo Jae Suk and his teammates arrived at Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport. They arrived in the evening, but there were already about 3,000 fans crowding the airport lobby, waiting to get a glimpse of their favorite stars. The fans included all cross sections of the population with women and men, young and old.
Fans were further enthused by the appearance of Ji Chang Wook who was the new episode's guest star. To Taiwanese fans, he's famous for co-starring with Ha Ji Won in Empress Ki.
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Unfortunately, due to the sizable crowd, the authorities decided to ask the celebrities take the VIP exit. It was a real disappointment to the fans, especially to those who had even occupied their places in the lines from the night before.
The stars were definitely surprised by the huge turnout and also felt bad toward the disappointed fans. Ha Ha (Ha Dong Hoon) later tweeted, "Sorry, we really wanted to meet you but were concerned about holding up other travelers. Our kindhearted fans will understand, right?" Many fans were soothed by his tweet.
The Running Man stars only had 18 hours in Taiwan. From the airport, they left directly for their "secret" filming sites, while being closely followed by fans' vehicles. Later it was reported that the filming sites included Leofoo Village Theme Park, which has a thrilling U-shaped roller coaster ride, as well as Yehliu Geopark, which is famous for its sea-erosion landscape.
DramaFever is currently showing Running Man's episode 119, so the Taiwan visit is probably episode 120. Please visit HERE to sign up for episode alerts. In the meantime, you can watch idol singer/actress Suzy on episode 119.