F4 Records Lunar New Year Celebration Performance in Beijing

OMG, I seriously got misty-eyed watching this happen finally. Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu, and Vanness Wu arrived in Beijing over this week and headed straight to the stage for dress rehearsals prior to recording of the upcoming Jiang Su STV Lunar New Year extravaganza celebration. Their star power has only increased in the 5 years since they last sang together and the fans descended on Beijing airport to welcome their arrivals individually. Getting a sneak peak at their dress rehearsal and the actual show recording is like taking a time machine back to the early 00s when Meteor Garden exploded all over Asia and F4 was THE Chinese boyband to rule all boybands. Fans all over social media have been trending the following modern day nostalgia phrase 致我们逝去的青春,那些年我们疯狂追过的F4 (To the youth that has passed us by, the F4 that we so rabidly chased for so many years). Sigh, poignant and a reminder that time stops for no one but memories are a thing to be cherished. As another fan wrote 重回流星的时代,再年少疯狂一回 (Back to the Meteor days, let’s go crazy like our youth one more time). There is a rumor going around that F4 is just the appetizer, the real trump card of the show is the reunion of the Meteor Garden cast with the surprise appearance of Barbie Hsu! I don’t believe for a second, though she is married and living in Beijing, because I’m not sure her hubby will be fine with her onstage making eyes with her ex-boyfriend Zai Zai. Apparently they are performing for 20-minutes and you betcha I will be slurping up every moment of it. I’ve gathered all the pictures of them at the dress rehearsal and recording the actual show and it’s clear the chemistry is all there. Zai Zai and Vanness have actually kept in touch (Zai Zai guest rapped on one of Vanness’ singles for his last album), but its great to see Zai Zai and Jerry being so happy hanging out (Dao Ming Shi and Hua Zhe Lei FTW!). I seriously CANNOT WAIT. Also, the boys are deliciously handsome. Mmmmm, yes please can I have some more?

 

F4 at Dress Rehearsal:

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F4 Records Lunar New Year Celebration Performance in Beijing — 49 Comments

    • seriously! haha.. i miss the time when i went to school with my F4 stuff and everygirl in my class was envious of me, LOLs..

      ah.. this makes me wanna watch it again (and again) 🙂

  1. this made me smile …. thanks! I was not in Asia when F4 became a phenomenal hit, but I got hooked on them when I got back … two whole tv seasons later! mwahahahahaha …. then, i got hooked on the j-version, but that is another story altogether!

  2. Yes, let’s me be a crazy fangirl all over again, that was super fun 😀
    Man, I miss them so much. Zaizai, my forever crush 🙂

  3. They are my first TW drama crack. Their singing is nothing great but really nobody cares.
    They all aged well…Ken looked like he had slimmed down.

  4. aww Ken looks a little out of place. what has he been up to lately?
    and does anyone know the title of the song that vanness and vic collaborated on?

  5. Truthfully, I’m a little too old to have followed them as F4 🙂 hehe… the Little Tigers & Jimmy Lin were my idols in my tween and teenage years. However, what F4 did for tw idol dramas & groups is rocking and I did love MG1. I always like Jerry the best for some reason but after all these years, I must say that Vanness has definitely grown on me. I surprised myself by finding that I watched and enjoy Vanness’ works in the last few years and really wasn’t all that interested in either ZZ or Jerry’s works. But all have come a long way and I wish them all the best. 🙂 I think they all look fantastic – hot! 🙂 Look forward to the finish product and their future works.

  6. Ahhhhh!!!! I have been freaking out since the news came out that these guys are reuniting! Its been in the making for 5 years!! I’m beyond excited right now!

    And Zai Zai and Jerry! Still the same chemistry… Love them! Vanness has actually kept contact with Jerry throughout as far as I know. Last year there was a few times they were seen hanging out, and even played a basketball game together with mutual friends. Also, I think these two traveled to Beijing together, as per Vanness’ Weibo. He even posted a pic of them two – him and Jerry.

    This is the most exciting thing so far this year… I CANNOT WAIT! But if Barbie actually comes – that would be… I’ll look for the right words if that ever happens. Since its not gonna, wont waste my vocab 😛

  7. I feel so old!! they are the one who introduced me to ASIANDRAMA (Kdrama addict now!)keep thinking that JERRY looks similar to LEE..sigh..power of Boys before Flowers.

  8. thanks a lot for posting this great news. i’ve been a fan also of F4. @ockoala , please do share more if ever you got info about F4 performance this coming lunar new year.

  9. Aww dao ming shi…jerry is still freaking hot!! Feel like i’m going back to school again. It will be great to have San Chai (Barbie Hsu) to join the reunion too. F4 was the real flower boys back then. Now a little more matured but still HOT! nonetheless. Glad to see everyone survived and grown so beautifully. F4 forever!!

  10. I am not a part of this fandom but I remember the furor it caused in my country (Philippines) back in my high school days. However, I adored Vic from the tidbits I saw, and loved him even more in Mars. Vaness I loved from Autumn’s Concerto.

    It’s nice to see them being smiley together. Not liking the hair on JY’s though. Also, thank God Vic looks like he’s eating again.

  11. they were so big even CNN had an interview with all 4 of them in english.They did alot for asia.they introduced me to their world

  12. I don’t recognize one of them (Ken) but I have liked each of the other three at different times. Vic (Mars) Vanness (Autumn’s Concierto) and Jerry (Down to love?). I can’t believe their collective handsome-ness… (Vanness has too much red on though)

  13. I seriously did not understand what the fuss was about over Jerry Yan back then but his chemistry with Ella Chen in Down with Love was so effing awesome I immediately berated myself why I did not see his appeal earlier. Now I’m spazzing at the sight of him, like OMG!!!

  14. I think my heart exploded seeing them sing together again… I wish I could be there… these boys were like everything to me and to be honest still is. FREAKIN’ love them so much though. 20 minutes of them is so not enough.. but i won’t be greedy… CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT LIVE. I WILL PREPARE NAPKINS FOR MY INCOMING SOBS.

  15. Wahhh this makes me feel nostalgic! And realize how time has passed..

    Meteor Garden was my first drama crack and the beginning of my obsession. I was in a boarding school at that time when I stumbled upon Meteor Garden on tv when I returned home for holiday. Because there was no way I could follow the drama, I spent the money I had been saving to buy the cd. That was a first for me, to spend so much on something.

    I think the Taiwanese version has the best assemble of casts compared to the Korean and Japanese version. I’m especially amazed at how all the 4 guys are so tall and have similar height at that, they’re the real definition of F4. And they also continued on to form a group and when separated, all can become successful. It’s good to see them back together like this again.

  16. Koala… I want to Koala Hug you for posting this. I’ve been smiling all day thinking of this post. 🙂

    It’s amazing what nostalgia does, but really I realise how much I missed these 4. And how awesome is it, that they are all truly good friends? I adore their awesome bromance in and out of dramas. And I agree with @wanne that they were the best ensemble cast out of all the different versions. The best f4 for certain. Although I don’t understand Mandarin, you can’t imagine how happy I was to hear just the word F4 in Mandarin!

    And I’m glad to see that Ken has lost weight!

  17. I started like F4 like 5 years after Meteor Garden blew up.. yet it was still crazy then! I remember the days where every other fanfic was a Meteor Garden one or an F4 one. So awesome <3

  18. Died died died died again died some more!

    *hugs every once an f4 fangirl*
    http://youtu.be/s10BHNHjbRI —-> longest fan cam I’ve seen so far qvukuwhdhnddnnd
    Vic put his arm behind Jerry for the bow at the end OMG sorry I’m not actually sane at the moment. Really, I gave these boys my youth, and I’m honestly ready to rabidly fan girl them again this new year.

    Here’s another fan cam: http://bit.ly/WTyql0

    I’m just really hoping their friendship will carry on, like the lyrics of 第一時間, and I hope I’ll never hear reports on conflicts between the members, especially between Jerry and Zaizai ever again. I can’t believe it was 12 years ago where we were all crazy during the mg era…… It still feels like yesterday…! I guess it’d be too much to want a new album or single release, but well i can hope.

    Can’t wait for the new year now!

  19. oooouh my good…. almost cried from the preview.. pleaaase ms koala, if you know where i can stream it live please tell me. thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you!!

  20. oh my!! Im nowhere near nostalgia that ppl here feel cause I wasnt a fan of them & wasnt aware of the asiandrama at all & like watched MG only last year but the reunion melts my heart! This blog is sooo lovely & I love your Vic stanning ockoala! All of them look SOOO good mature &
    Dont get the fuzz about Jap or Korean version. F4 in Tw version have all kinds of warmth brotherhood & heart imaginable!

  21. LOL i see your header koala!
    i was too young to fangirl then but grew up watching Meteor Garden. i’m glad they’re onstage together once more and with da s no less!

  22. Jerry and Vic – the balladers; Vanness – the hip hopper and Ken – the rocker. Long live the F4!

  23. Thanks for the post. I want to see the work of 4 people more when they can see. I miss everyone very much. I follow everyone’s time and everyone’s always listening. ฉันรักคุณ is mean ‘I LOVE YOU’.

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