Fanbase Highlight: UK Ahgase

The GOT7 갓세븐 bug has bitten, and the buzz isn’t about to die down anytime soon! With just one week until GOT7’s 갓세븐의 comeback, a number of teaser photos and individual music videos have been released. 

Watching GOT7 갓세븐 release individual music videos for their solo songs is something we haven’t seen from them before. It really is like waiting to unwrap a present! An unknown present that contains different flavours and styles of music. The anticipation is rising each day!

 

I often wondered how fans prepare for their favourite group’s comeback and decided to speak to speak to UK Ahgase.

Please introduce yourself and your fan base.

Hi, I am UKAhgase, and I solely run the Twitter account.

How long have you been running this fan base, and what does your role/job consist of.

I’ve been open for a year and a half and I support and help promote GOT7 갓세븐 in the UK. I post regular updates on GOT7 갓세븐; I do projects to help promote GOT7 갓세븐 like asking radio stations in the UK to play GOT7’s 갓세븐의 music. I also help with purchasing GOT7 갓세븐 merchandise for UK fans.

How did you accumulate a large number of followers? Any particular strategy?

Well when I did projects, I’d ask help from other fanbases to promote my account and me. I am also the only active UK fanbase for GOT7 갓세븐, so being active and consistent helps.

GOT7 갓세븐 is due to come back this September, what plans do you have set in place, and will this involve the fans as well?

Well, I am holding album group orders so UK fans can save on EMS shipping, I got together with other European GOT7 갓세븐 fanbases and we have a streaming team for this upcoming album. I also open Korean music pass group order for UK fans that want to stream on Korean music sites.

What’s a regular day for a K-Pop fan base? Do you have any do’s or don’ts?

I wake up and check notifications and DMs. I check my timeline also to see if there is any new news. I consult with other fanbases to see if there are any updates or if there are any projects that needed to be done.

For those that don’t know, what does a fan base do?

It is an account that actively promotes the artist in our country and helps fans from the country with updates for the artist. since the artist is in a different country, it is difficult to keep up with them

You recently saw GOT7 갓세븐 in New York; please give us your own personal fan account.

Well, I left from Connecticut where I was staying at 9:30 am and reached the venue at 2 pm. I gave in GOT7’s 갓세븐의 snacks to My Music Taste then headed to sit and rest a bit. At 3 pm I posted my location near the venue and let the fans know that the banners were able to be collected, I awarded the first 11 people a poster from GOT7’s 갓세븐의 recent comeback and I ended up giving them out quickly. Between then and the concert I collected fan goods and freebies from outside and grabbed a bite to eat. The concert started at 8 pm and finished at 11 pm.

GOT7’s 갓세븐의 concert was amazing, they sing and rap so well live, they know how to interact with the whole audience and it is a great memory. My highlight of the day was giving out the banners, it was so nice talking to fellow Ahgases and they found my accent so interesting.

What did UK Ahgase do for GOT7갓세븐 in New York? Any fan projects?

We handed out banners for the concert which had song lyrics on the back so fans could sing along. I also brought UK snacks to New York to give to them with 7 letters and a few small souvenirs from the UK.

How long have you been a fan of GOT7 갓세븐, and would you say they’re your ultimates?

I have been a fan since 2016 and I would say they are my ultimate group.

What made you decide to make the first UK Fanbase for GOT7 갓세븐?

There was another UK fanbase but they were inactive. Jackson was coming to London and I wanted to support that by doing an airport project for him. After gathering the people for the project, I made the account so I can update fans on how it went.

Does running a fan base take up a lot of time? If so, how do you balance it out?

It does take up a lot of time, I learn to balance it out with my school life and work life. Running a fanbase is something I enjoy, so it doesn’t stress me out too much.

Who’s your GOT7 갓세븐 bias, and bias wrecker?

My bias is the leader of the group and second oldest, Jaebum 재범 and the other 6 members are my bias wreckers.

What is your personal opinion on die-hard fans (in general)?

It’s nice to be dedicated to a group. There are so many artists all doing similar things, for a person to stick to one group and support them hardcore is great.

Why do you think some people choose to allow their faves to consume all of their time.

Some people see it as an escape from life’s stresses, if you have had a hard day, it is nice to relax and loosen up by watching funny moments or indulging into their music.

Is there anything you’d like to add?

Thank you for wanting to interview me.

Look how cute their logo is!

 

You can check out UK Ahgase via their official Twitter account!

And if you want to get your new GOT7 갓세븐 album pre-ordered, be quick! UK Ahgase has opened their 3rd batch of the UK group order! Make sure to follow them whilst you’re there!

Thank you to UK Ahgase for the insight, and for the willingness to participate!

Photo Credit:

JYP Entertainment

UK Ahgase 

 

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