Sandara Park Apologizes for Postponed Cebu City Concert

Sandara Park, a.k.a. Dara, is supposed to perform at a K-pop concert in Cebu City. Unfortunately, it was suddenly postponed by the organizer.

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Photo: Sandara Park on Instagram

Sandara Park’s postponed Cebu City concert is “Awake: A New Beginning.” The show was slated on September 23 at the City Di Mare events grounds in South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City. Aside from Dara, other artists in the lineup are AB6IX, Viviz, Younite, 1MILLION, and MB Crew.

Its postponement was announced by organizer Mark Entertainment and Events on Friday, September 15. Their statement on Facebook reads, “AWAKE: A New Beginning is taking a rain check! Cebu’s first K-Pop concert is on pause due to unexpected weather moves and unforeseen circumstances. Further information regarding the rescheduled dates and any additional information will be announced soon. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.”

In line with this, the South Korean popstar dubbed “Pambansang Krung Krung” expressed her disappointment on X (formerly Twitter).

I’m so sad and sorry for my fans coz of the Cebu concert. I’m also very very sad and disappointed with what happened. I was preparing a lot for the show. But there is always next time so pls [Folded Hands Emoji] I hope you guys are ok and don’t forget I’ll always be here for my Daralings and Blackjacks,” she wrote along with the hashtags, #staystrongdara and #staystrongdaralings.

Moreover, she added that she had another work abroad that was also canceled, causing her to miss the Paris Fashion Week this year. “And I’m not going to PFW this year. I was supposed to be in [another] country for work end of this month but [unfortunately], it just got canceled too. [Tired Face Emoji] What is happening? [Loudly Crying Face Emoji] My god. So it is already too late to prepare for Paris. What a bad timing,” she continued in another X post.

There [are] always ups and downs in life. Honestly, I’m not feeling good but how much more Daralings and Blackjacks feel…. [You] guys are always happier than me during my good times and more sad and hurt during my bad times. But There’s a rainbow always after the rain [Cloud With Rain Emoji, Soon Arrow Emoji, Rainbow Emoji] I love you guys [Holding Back Tears Emoji],” she went on.

Dara truly remained positive nevertheless, hoping to perform onstage soon and attend next year’s Fashion Week. She concluded, “I love fashion and I super enjoy attending fashion events but I think Performing onstage > Fashion events I can still go to fashion week next [year] but I was really excited to meet my fans onstage again in different cities. Hoping for more shows in the future [Folded Hands Emoji] We are still young!!! [Fire Emojis]”

Prior to the cancellation of the K-pop show in Cebu City, “The Super Stage by K-pop in Manila” which was supposed to happen on August 11 was also canceled. Mamamoo+, Kep1er, and Lapillus were set to perform in the said event along with Sandara Park.


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