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‘Adonis’ the gogo boys replace Cupid


If chocolate is not enough this Valentine’s Day, how about meeting your own Adonis?
Several of them will be at the Woo Bar tomorrow night at the annual “Sweet Dreams Valentine Party.” Located inside the W Seoul Hotel in eastern Seoul, the bar plans to give partyers more than just trendy music.
“Adonis,” a group of three Korean “gogo boys” who go by the nicknames, “Gang,” “Wook” and “Yeol” ― and their pet drag queen, “Maya,” will show you how to move, shake and strut decked out in various fashion themes.
Come dressed in pink and learn from their moves. This is ideal for those going solo or unsure about how to have a good time on this romantic weekend.
The party also features a string of talented DJs from Korea and Japan spinning dance music ― everything from funky to techno to French house. DJs will include DJ Never Far, Astro Bits and Takaaki Itoh (www.takaakiitoh.com) from Tokyo as well as Eugene Blake.

The party is from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets cost 30,000 won ($30) including a drink and a piece of chocolate. Call 017-347-6553, e-mail mkproject@paran.com or visit www.wseoul.com.

For lovers of electronic music, there’s another occasion to rejoice: Towa Tei is back tomorrow night at the newly opened Club I inside the Riviera Hotel in southern Seoul. As part of the DJ show, “Pure Session Vol. 2,” the third-generation Korean Japanese DJ/producer, who built his reputation in the hip district of Shibuya in Tokyo, plans to define cool for 2006 by concocting a danceable mix of bossa nova, house, jazz and more.

Tickets cost 25,000 won. For more information, call Riskei at (02) 542-1567 or visit the Web site, www.riskei.co.kr.

The IHT-JoongAng Daily chatted with Kim Zee-gang, the leader of the new group Adonis:

Q.What’s the lifestyle of a fashion model, a spokesmodel and a gogo boy?
A. Suggesting lifestyle to people hasn’t changed. I’ve always wanted to be in the most fashionable place, whether it’s a party or runway, and remain a “fashion person” forever, and I wanted to try something new in Korea. As a model, I’m more active in Hong Kong; I’m the January cover of Hong Kong’s “G” magazine.

What do you have to do for this new job?
I have to take better care of my body and be able to use highly effective stage gadgets, such as fluorescent sticks. Also I research what other gogo boys are doing; gogo boys in Japan, the U.K. and Italy are pretty strong. What makes us different is we’re not strippers but performers who convey party concepts and fashion. Because we have contacts, we have a plan to perform in Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan this year.

What concept are you going to show this weekend?
We will show partyers an image, wardrobe and tools which have never been shown before, and could possibly exceed the quotient of expectation.

by Ines Cho
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