Paying $250 to meet an idol: Fans pay to interact with their idols

Fan-meet tickets can cost as much as concert tickets, but fans do not bat an eyelid at the amount

Would you pay more than $200 to see your favourite stars up close? Some fans, like 19-year-old student Annabelle Kwok, would.

Ms Kwok - a fan of South Korean boy band Day6 - spent $228 on their fan meeting here in 2016, at the Megabox Convention Centre @ Big Box; and $188 on another fan meeting they held in 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2019, with the headline 'Paying $250 to meet an idol'. Print Edition | Subscribe