[FA] 150516 Shinhwa Grand Tour 17th Anniversary Concert – TAIPEI (PART 2)

This is gonna be a long post and forgive me if in the middle I lost my sanity and started the random fangirl-rambling (esp during some winks, dongwan’s new haircut moment, some hearts, some OTPs moments and dongwan’s new haircut………..and dongwan’s new haircut) U_U

For this concert, I got seating tix..and it was so convenient so at the end of the concert I decided to just buy seating tix for the next shinhwa’s concert (WHEN though ;A;) =))

The concert venue was an exhibition one, the same one with Hyesung’s Yashion Carnival last year.. It was a very bad venue for a concert. As it’s very long and there were no elevated seats nor second floor. So if you are seated at the back, you won’t be able to see anything ^^;; Even from my seat in 5th row from the extended seat, Shinhwa looked so small when they stood on the main stage..though luckily they put a huge projector in front of my seat XDD

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my seat

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the live band + back vocalists place

The concert started later than scheduled (not surprising at all..since ‘tardy-dol’ U_U).. So I spent time updating the surroundings while talking to my friend who was seated right to me.. It was nice to be able to see the band clearly..as usually they were hidden.. (LIVE BAND, people..100% LIVE concert!!!!) The stage was not as fancy as Seoul (without jumping platforms or elevating platforms etc.. only one platform to bring them back to the backstage), only stairs for them to sit on during most ballads.

The concert starts with T.O.P and they appeared TT_TT

adasdnasldasldasdas White Shinhwa TTT____TTT

Since the setlist was 100% similar to Shanghai and Seoul, I won’t go through it again. I’ll just mention things happened in between..like….

OOMMMFFFGGGGGGGGGGGG

DONGWAN’S NEW HAIRCUT

ALDASDKASDLA

/SLAYED/

Me and my friend were like “OHMYGOD HE GOT NEW HAIRCUT!!!!! SOOOO HANDSOOOOOMEEEEE!! /HIGH-PITCHED SCREAMS INSERTED/”

Every time he was shown on the huge projectors in front of me..or stood at the extended stage in front of me, I’d either let out a high-pitched incoherent scream, fell down on my seat, or tried to contain the ugly sobbing ;;A;;

/coughs/

anyway..that king fanservice Minbong also let out several winks here and there /WHO ALLOWED HIM/ o<-<

The fanchants were not as clear and loud as Seoul but it was not bad at all..the crowd energy was so good. Shinhwa was in the good mood..and their voices were also good.

Impressions on members’ voices and raps

I think I mentioned in my Seoul FA about Hyesung’s voice wasn’t being as prime as he did in the first day of concert. But, man, in Taipei concert..his voice was perfect…!! Granted he may have little slips in some notes (which I barely notice)..but he sounded so velvety, clear, and crisp I cried TT_________TT It was so amazing. SHIN HYESUNG IS FRIGGING AMAZING T_T Rather than his high note..I found myself have difficulty to breath at his velvety tone..that soft voice was aimed to kill…it’s melted people!!! T_T

Dongwan’s high note, on the other hand, still gives me shivers. He sounded very good, too.. Though his voice in Singapore left an impression too deep for me, I haven’t heard his voice sounded like that on the following Shinhwa’s concerts I attended (or is it just me? XD). His high note on “Jam #1″ was so awesome, I gaped widely and shouted “DO IT AGAIN!!” though ofc no one heard lmao.

Minwoo’s voice melts people..seriously TT____TT and that Hurts’ falsetto TT___TT Minwoo’s singing is like a caress to one’s ears during ballads and was so full of energy during the dance track.. And his solo dance during “Hey Come On” was…. (‘awesome’ is an understatement) idk how to describe. It’s like a reminder that it was why he was chosen as a dance master, it was why Shinhwa’s choreography are distinctly good, it was because of this particular man..

Liking Eric’s rap style so much.. Just like he was in Seoul, the rap for every song was done differently.. And that long bangs of his..he looked frigging handsome………and so adorable at some moments in the concert.. Was he even human? T_T

Andy’s rap in “Venus” was particularly imprinted in my mind.. I like it when he sounded very confident and loud. MAKNAE, YOU SHOULD DO IT LIKE THAT EVERY TIME!!!! STOP BEING OBVIOUSLY STARING AT THE LYRICS PROMPTER!!! I caught you several times…. ^^;;

Junjin’s rap at “Man who knows” at “even though you got a boyfriend I don’t care” while making eye contact to fans and staring like THAT… OMG!! I mean..he was playing and goofing around with Minwoo during the initial part of his rap..then 2 last lines, including that line, he stared directly and intensely like that……….. o<-< His singing has been improving these past few years. He sounded so good at the concert tbvh… SO GOOD!!! Baby bird has improved so much..I feel so proud T_T I’m looking forward to his solo album <3

Some moments I remember

So many things happened at the concert, I may not remember everything cuz like I said, it was like a passing dream.. I’ll try to write as much as I can remember.. I may edit this post later if I remember other things after watching fancams haha.

So during the first ment, they started with the usual introduction of their names. They started with an intro in Chinese “wo men shi..shenhua!! da jia hao~” so cute XD

Dydy spoke first..introducing himself. Jinnie……..then………WIPED HIS SWEAT!!!!!!!

MY JINDY T__________T

Andy smiled at that while continued speaking.. Then when it was Jinnie’s turn to speak.. Andy wiped his sweat…why so cute our maknaes……… TT_________TT

Minwoo spoke next… He hoped we’d enjoy the concert..

Then it was Hyesung’s turn… and filial babybird walked up to him to wipe his sweat.. I was like “awwwwwwwwwwww <33333″. Jinnie didn’t even wipe his gurlfriend’s, Minwoo, sweat.. he skipped Minwoo and went to Hyesung LMAO

Hyesung said something about watching concert while seating down may not be enjoyable(?)..people were started to stand but he cutely said in English “NO NO..NOT NOW” HIHIHII STEVE’S ENGRISH <3

Dongwan started with “Do you guys remember this? Ni men de xin..wo men de xin..dou yi yang..jia you!!” The crowd remembered and started chanting.. It was the beansprout song that they did in 2013 which made me laughing so hard HAHAHA.

Eric imitated Dongwan with “Do you guys remember this…? //pause//” I was like..”whut?!” LOL.. Then he continued with “Say hoo!!! Say wooo.. wo ai ni!'” You adorable, leadernim, you!!! =)))))))))))))

Then they walked up to the main stage to sing the next songs.

After sitting down, Dongwan asked ppl to do the beansprout song again.. Eric imitated him and asked ppl to follow, too..then randomly scream “LEE MINWOO!!” WHY U GUYS ARE SO CUTE XDDD

…someone should stop Lee Minwoo from winking btw. He kept winking in several songs during his parts #dying o<-<

They were messing around in “Man Who Knows” aka “MinSyung Who Knows” again.. though not as hilarious as what they did in Seoul (with all the fooling around among OTPs, then DW swore and all lmao). Hyesung started the song seriously (main vocalist, everyone! XD)..then at Minwoo’s part.. he approached Hyesung then hugged him from behind (I SCREAMED. MY GYOWOOO AKA MINSYUUNG HEART TT_______TT I NEED MORE OF THEEMMMMMMMM). Then at Dongwan’s part next..he approached Hyesung.. Hyesung hilariously was waving his hand signaling DW to stop LOL (this is what I remember happening and was not shown in projector though). But DW still approached him and linked his arm to HS’ while singing “~Hyesung already has Minwoo” Hyesung nodded repeatedly while holding his heart.

/cue/

AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW <3333333333

And idk if it was my eyes deceived me..but Dongwan made a little finger heart before releasing his arm from Hyesung’s.

Then VCR 1 happened (the one used ‘Never Give Up’).. All the VCRs are already being subbed in Chinese. The scream at Hyesung’s ‘Hajima!’, the collective ‘awww’ at the Birds, and laugh here and there were echoing at the whole venue XD

During the ment after the songs, I remember they were talking about the favorite songs in the album. Leadernim was being blur while asking “Was ‘I’m in Love’ in 12th (*I heard it as 11th jib too..cuz Korean pronounciation was a bit similar) jib?” I CRIED..WAYLT, CEO-NIM =)))))))))))

They spoke in Chinese here and there randomly. Mostly Dongwan and Junjin who did. Like “Do you like the song?”. Or “xie xie”. They also repeatedly (during several ments) asked fans “Are you guys happy?” in Chinese..then when the crowd answered “Happy!!”..they replied with “We’re happy too” T_T

There was a time when they spoke and banter in Korean and the crowd was “………………………….”, they were like “Do you guys understand??” The crowd say “Yes~~” in Korean. Then Dongwan blurted out “Ting bu dong (*don’t understand)” cutely then pouted (NO YOU AREN’T ALLOWED TO POUT..ESP IN THAT HAIR..NOT GOOD FOR MY HEART)…made us laugh =))))))))

Anyway..during this ment..when they talked about favorite song. I recal Dongwan also sang his “NEVER GIVE UP!!” part in a very high-girly tone lmao.

Andy answered his favorite was Sniper..and the hyungs asked maknae to whistle, then dance and sing his favorite part.. SUCH BULLIES!! lol. He complied and danced a little of Hyesungie’s part..

They talked about “Cat” being a good song, too.. And Eric asked Minwoo to do cat voice.. and he complied.. “miawww” so cringe-worthy but cute somehow..

The next songs began..

For I’m in Love, I remember RicJin stood in the extended stage beside me.. Jinnie kept dancing cutely to the beat, Riggy followed suit.. SO CUTE XD

I think this time, WooDong came so often to my side..Andy and Jinnie too.. Sometimes Riggy stood or walked up to my side. Hyesung was the least often ;;;

Having massive JinFeels this comeback, whenever Jin came to my side I was like “jksadsaldksasa CUUUTTEEE” or at whatever he did “WHY SOO CUUTEEE” XDD

additional “eerrgghh my gggaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwdddd at oppayam’s hair” =))

/coughs/

The I Pray 4 U ment time was so cute. Unlike in Seoul (where they did rock paper scissor to decide), this time, Hyesungie said “It’s Minwoo’s telling time” in his cute Steve-glish =))))))))))) I think I heard they were bickering “what’s telling time etc” on the way back to main stage..but it was inaudible XD

IDK who started..but the crowd started yelling Eric’s ment..asking him to do the ment. He ran away to the main stage to avoid it. HAHAHA But the crowd was resilient, and he finally complied, clearly having a mental breakdown..so adorable =]]]]]]]]]]]] He started speaking..then stopped…had his mental breakdown moment again while saying “I CAN’T DO THIS!!” HAHAHAHHA. But slowly he got the feeling and said “..I hope.. I can be with Shinhwa Changjo forever.. I prepared this already… *then makes finger’s heart* wo ai ni…” KYAAAAAAAAAAAA it was so awesome.. he looked extra adorable while doing so XD

Minwoo then continued the ment smoothly as usual, but I didn’t remember what he said. Dongwan then started messing by blurting out random Chinese “ni men hen piao liang *you guys are so pretty*” “xie xie ni”.. I think Hyesung hit him for that cuz he tattled about it after =)))

Anyway..at the next ment, Minwoo was like “Taipei is HOT, now right?” The crowd yelled “YES!!” but there were numbers of shcj shouted “TAKE IT OFF!!!!!!!!” in Korean ((including me)) LOL. They pretended they didn’t hear pffftt LOL.

Minwoo also commented about Give It 2 Me lyrics..saying he was inspired by Junjin’s naked body.

kKLSAADLASDASDA.

He then asked Jinnie to turn around, praising his body, and asked the crowd, “Junjin’s butt is nice(?), right?”

YYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

LOL

then he teased. “Do you want to see it?”

OMMMFGGGGG YEEESSSSSSSSSSSS PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE

Then Jinnie further teased us by pretending to open his zipper…..

HAHAHHAHA

My R-19 oppas please XD

Give It 2 Me this time was not the sexy version I heard in Seoul… It wasn’t sexy..but it was still fun. They were running around the stage. Waving to fans etc.. Oppayam came to my side and kept waving…….ME AND MY FRIEND KEPT SCREAMING, WAVING AT HIM, AND SPAZZING LOL. ((it MUST be the new haircut’s effect..MUST be..))

Venus was amazing. It was full of energy. The crowd was already standing during Give It 2 Me, but it grew wilder during Venus. Singing along and fan-chanting, all while jumping cuz Minwoo asked us to do so.. It was so fun… They kept asking us doing “You’re my love oh oh oh oh Venus!!” repeatedly…

I fell back to the seat while sighing “AH SO TIRED!” after #expiring LOL

They went back with Sniper and I hurriedly put up the project banner..though ppl around me didn’t seem to remember LOL. The outfit for Sniper was…….OMG

Sleeveless GyoDengJin…………and Black Shinhwa…WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO US…. T_T Seeing Sniper live was awesome… Granted I saw it in MNET, then Seoul.. but in Taipei, somehow it felt different…. The fans’ scream was loud at every single member’s part. But the scream during Junjin’s part was deafening haha.

Then Brand New came in.. and it was good.. Jin’s part gave so much feels haha #JinFeelsAreTooStrong

At the ment, they asked again whether we were happy or not.. They then talked about they always have a great time in Taiwan, so they promised to keep coming to Taiwan for the next, next concerts. They recalled fans chased after them with scooters the first time they came to Taiwan, they were amazed HAHAHA. They also confirmed Nanjing and Beijing stops.. Oppayam made a pun on it “don’t forget..after NanJING..it’s BeiJING”XD Reminded us that there’ll also be Encore concert in August, asked us to come ((WHERE GOT MONEY)).

Then then asked the maknae to do the ending ment.. I dunno if it’s just me or not..but Dydy always had this exasperated expression (like..”HHH AGAIN!!!” XD) whenever his hyungs asked him to do something..but he couldn’t do anything but complied LOL #CUTE

Andy did the ment..and the hyungs mischievously shoved the mics all over his body =]]]]]]]]]] Not enough with that, they then asked him to do heart dance. He dance the finger heart’s version…then the Zomdy version XDD

Dongwan’s turn next. The crowd shouted “UP AND DOWN!” So he did..and the band played for him, but while he was still dancing, suddenly they stopped playing the music LOL #thosetrolls. Next was Hyesungie. He did a shy and cute version of Up and Down..but he stopped in the middle while waving his hand, signaling that he couldn’t do it anymore hahaha.

Crowd then urged Jinnie to do it… He refused at first cuz dunno what to do..but then he danced M’s dance..completed with his mock expression HAHAHAHA. Minwoo looked at him, smiling and laughing <3

Minbong did a cute heart dance and then some cute moves. XDD

Eric’s turn next.. he did SAMBAAAA as asked by the members!!!!! XDDD They then asked fans to follow him. The members also danced samba. Eric said “SAMBAAA!!!” with very cute voice XD After that, Minwoo joked that their next title song should be called ‘Samba’..Dongwan was so amused, he laughed so hard then grabbed the drink.. Because they and the fans kept laughing, Jinnie was like “…our next song is ballad, though” =]]

I forget when it exactly happened..I think it’s this ment.. Hyesung encouraged Eric to do the closing..saying “you’re much better than me at this, right”..while staring at him lovingly.

HYESUNG, THAT WAS SO RUDE.

IT’S NOT GOOD FOR MY RICSYUNG HEART.

NOPE.

O<-<

Eric finally did it smoothly <3333333

They ended the setlist with Memory and Once in a Lifetime. The harmonization was so awesome T_T It erased the butchered VCR version from me for a while HAHAHA. I always love the way vocal line’s voices were overlapping in this song.. it was so awesome if you hear it live.. the backing vocals were good, too. RicDy’s rap were so good, too..

In  Once in A Lifetime.. I need to specially mentioned Junjin’s voice here……. arrgghhh o<-< I already said his voice has improved so much. But the particular part that got me swooooonninnggg was his singing in Once in A Lifetime… it was so good I went “aaahhhhh <333″ not to mention the eye contact he made while singing..this oppa aims to kill me o<-< Hyesung’s voice in this song also deserved special mention..especially on several soft notes..omg…//swooooon//  he was caressing our ears T_T Dongwan’s high and long note during this song was also no joke….

There was confetti moment..and special arrangement for this..the intro was longer.. the stage was extremely beautiful.. I didn’t see Dongwan’s eating confetti moment though HAHA.

Then they went to the main stage and descended back stage. Waving to fans. Hyesung covered Dongwan’s (who was waving excitedly while teasing ‘BYE BYE, GUYS!!’ at fans’ scream “encore!”) armpit while they were descending LOL.

The “Shinhwa san” chant begun..and they started the encore not long after. I think the shinhwa san chanting was much longer in Seoul.

They started with Eusha Eusha and asked the audience to stand up and danced with them. They ran around the stage while wearing or picking up the things fans threw on stage. Too many things happened, too many things I missed during encore.. but one special mention:

HYESUNGIE LOOKED SO CUTE WITH THE SNAPBACK PLEASE.

At the start of the encore, he was also running to the extended stage alone..not knowing the members were not following him, then he ran back to the main stage, embarrassed LOL.

I also saw Minwoo poured the entire water to Jinnie.

Then some OTPs moments which involved holding hands or huggings..

They did 90 degree bows at the audiences twice at the extended stage. Facing the crowd at the mosh, then facing seated audience.

The “We Love Shinhwa” project started during Encore People started to take out the banner. This time they noticed it. Minwoo read the banners cutely “We Love SHinhwa..” Jinnie said “We love you, too”.. While Dongwan said “xie xie, ni men.” <3333333

When the concert ended, people started yelling “DON’T GO!!!” I admitted I got teared up when screaming this, too… withdrawal syndrome hit me so hard…………T_T

But, they needed to go anyway.. They kept saying thank you while waving and started disappearing backstage.

Damn. I missed them already T_T

On a conclusion note, Shinhwa’s concerts are always fun and worth watching, worth every penny. It is expensive, indeed. More expensive than the average-but-already-expensive kpop concert. They’ll bring live band, to assure you it is a 100% LIVE concert. They’ll give you splendid performances. Granted, sometimes they made mistakes here and there, like forget the lyrics, stare at the prompters too obviously (I’m looking at you, maknae..lol), or hit the wrong notes. But never once, they half-ass the dance and singing (though, yes, they were messing around by changing the lyrics sometimes HAHAHA). They’ll know how to make a concert fun. They shine best at their concerts. They put abundance amount of efforts for every concert especially on the new arrangements of the songs. Shinhwa’s professionalism is at its best. Being veterans doesn’t mean they’re slacking off using their age as the excuse.

They could have similar setlist for every concert, but each concert will never be the same. There’ll be some different things..different feels..different performances they present to the audiences.

It’s my 5th time watching their concert, but they never failed to awe me. Every single time. Even if the setlist was the same with Seoul this time and, admittedly, I was a bit disappointed at first (because the 2012 and 2013 Grand Tour setlists were a bit different from Seoul’s anniversary ones), but at the end of the concert, I felt like I had just watched an entirely different concert. I just couldn’t get enough.. ;A;

Since I’m leaving Taiwan soon, I don’t know when will I be able to see their concert again, because it means I have to fly to see them somewhere in China/Taiwan or (by some miracle) in one of the SEA’s countries. Hopefully I could see them again next year..and the next next next next next next year… >_<

On 2AM’s “Unofficial” Disbandment

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Dumbstruck.

That was my reaction when I read the headlines.

Must be a rumor.

That was my initial thought.

And, indeed, JYP Ent refuted the claim that they have disbanded even though the members have gone to separate agencies for solo activities.

Still..I’m saddened since I have been stanning these boys since Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die. Though you may not see me spazzing and all, but I always make sure I know what they’ve been doing, checking their stages, and buying their albums. I also went to their concert once.

The members then posted their thoughts on this..and they said 2AM would still be there…that someday, they would still release something as a group.

I, too, believe that “disbandement” (unofficial or official) doesn’t always mean that the members would start distancing from each other. Watching them for 5 years or so, I believe these boys would stay friends, as 2AM or not…..

However, after the news started to sink in…I kinda disappointed, mostly towards JYPE… “someday” “perhaps” I don’t like a vague promise as it sounds empty..

Dear JYPE,
I know perfectly well that despite the members being in different agencies, it’s possible to continue group activities, but they need a group contract to bind them as a group, too.

You can’t say “they would continue activities as a group”, “they are not disbanding”…but you didn’t renew their contract as a group or give them new contract with their individual agencies that ensures 2AM would still be there. That, for me, as good as disband them ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Please at least give them a contract or whatever that legally bind them as a group, not just a statement.

Dear IAMs,
“They’d be in different agencies but still continue as a group and comeback whenever they want like Shinhwa.” I saw this tweeted many times.

But, no, Shinhwa doesn’t work that way. Shinhwa has a group contract and individual contracts, as well as agreement between their solo agencies (they’ve been doing this since 2007), also commitment between members that they would rotate solo and group activity. Consistently. Each year they would have a meeting to make one-year-plan, when they would hv group and solo activity. There’s no “someday” or “when time or circumstance permits”.

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Dear 2AM members,
I do hope you’d be back for real..in whatever forms, someday… Though looking at your circumstances, I don’t even dare to hope 2AM would be still active consistently as a group ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Thank goodness you guys are under JYPE, so future albums “someday” are highly possible as JYPE won’t trip you off with trademark stuffs XD

I believe you’d stay close and support each other too ^^~

Thank you for these wonderful 5 years ❤❤❤❤ Thank you for the wonderful songs you’ve been presenting ❤❤❤❤ 이노래 and 친구 의 고백  are still my most favorite ballads of all time ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

I will watch over your next steps……and still wait expectantly for your “someday”…

Until we meet again.
OT4 forever ❤
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I remember tearing up at the concert during this song ;A;

SHINHWA “WE” Taiwan Edition

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BONUS:

  • 7 posters. 6 individual members’ MINI posters + 1 BIG group poster
  • Photo desktop/photo stand

PRICE:

  • 548 NTD (minus shipping and exchange rate may differ for each countries)

RELEASE DATE

  • April 10th

Below are the pictures of the bonus and the album

I can help you to buy this if you want.

From Indonesia, you can transfer to Bank Mandiri.

From other countries, can transfer via paypal.

If you want to buy, please send me an email : luvmylife2307@gmail.com

How much you should transfer and when would be sent by email.

ps: I’m still checking the shipping cost to some countries (post office is closed on weekends, so please wait until MONDAY). As for the currency exchange, for other countries and Indonesian, the rate I use would be Mandiri rate because all of the money would be withdrawn from my Mandiri ATM. I will be checking the definite rate this afternoon.

ORDER LIST (per 11/04)

Philippines (3) –> bought

Malaysia (6) –> one bought

Indonesia (1)

 

[FA] Shinhwa @ MNET MCountdown #Sniper10thWin + KBS Mubank ((But didn’t see them T_T))

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I was still in Seoul and planned to try attending MNET Mcountdown, since I heard it’s the only music show possible for foreigners/non-official fanclub members to attend.

The direction to MNET MCountdown building (CJ E&M Media)

  • Take subway and get off at ‘Digital Media City’ station, exit 2.
  • Take bus number 7711, 7730, 710, 171
  • Get off at 상암DMC홍보관.YTN 정류장 하차 (Sangam DMC Hongbogwan, YTN Jungryujang Haja). It was easy to spot as you can see MBC and YTN buildings around it.
  • You can walk, but it is pretty far and you might not know the way, so take bus is safer. It’s pretty close, only 2 or 3 stops anyway.
  • If you want to walk, take exit 9 and walk straight until you saw SBSPlusTower. Turn left and walk straight again until you saw YTN building.

I was told to get there very early aka 2 or 3 AM. So I went around that time with 3 Malaysian SHCJs (Thank you for being crajeee with me!! LOL)

So we went there very early but there was no one to ask about what to do or where to queue. We met Japanese’s Eunhae fans and several KR SHCJ and C-SHCJ (*whom I actually met in Cknia haha). Those people kept telling us that non-official fanclub members could NOT attend pre-recording..as if we don’t know that already //rollseyes//

Non-official fanclub members can only attend LIVE BROADCAST (people called it ‘IlBan’), not the pre-recording.

So we went around the area and the JPN fans told us there were some announcement posted on the walls and that we needed to text that number (It was just a random piece of paper being pasted on a random wall near the building). The random ahjussi (idk who was he) also told us to try to text. But then again, we dunno what to text, etc.

More people came after and overheard some said the list for live broadcast attendance was fixed. We were like “????????” because we heard the list was made based on ‘first come first serve’ basis. But we decided to just wait and see. Until around 4am, there are some KR fans came with the list and started calling people’s name, then asked them to come again at 7am. We asked them what to do to attend, but they said the list has been fixed, etc. They still scribbled our name but said couldn’t promise us that we could enter. At this point, I overheard some of those fans said we definitely could NOT enter ((Please note that basic language knowledge is very important for fangirls lmao. I know basic Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, so it was very helpful for me to decipher what they said because they could not speak English)). The random ahjussi also said the list was fixed and ‘that’s unfortunate you could not enter.’ and Japanese fans also said the same thing.

Feeling dejected because we could not enter despite coming early, we took a rest on an office building across CJ E&M. While resting, I re-read all the accounts from other kpop fans on how to enter and found there might be several lists for entrance: fanlist and staff list.

So we thought it was for fan-list only. Then we decided to try for staff list. It was said that the staff would come out around 5-7 am, so we went there again around 5:30. Many fans from other groups’ have already gathered. Met Lovelyz JPN fans and Crayon Pop fanboys who were practicing their fanchant XDDD

At 6:30 am, a staff oppa came and asked us to write our names and numbers. We got number 1-4. He asked us to report again around 9:30 am.

Then we found somewhere to sleep while waiting. There were many cafes around, so you could just pick whichever you want XD

At 09;30 we gathered and found that only the staff lists people could get in. So please bear in mind, if you want to attend the recording, better to list your name with a staff, not the fans. Though it won’t hurt to find beforehand whether there was a fan-list also.

We then were asked to attend Laboum’s pre-recording because there were not many fans. It was an interesting experience to see all of those camera work..how the PD and staffs work.. The girls had to record like 2-3 times I think.. the studio was hot and I was sure the stage would be hotter, I somehow felt really bad for them.. It must hv been hard being idols.. U_U

The staff then asked us to come again around 16:30. So we went back and slept and ate lunch ((completely forgot that M has a press conference around 2..I should’ve stayed back OTL))

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The CJ E&M building and the surrounding

Anyway we arrived there again around 15:30. Went inside the lobby and saw many idols I don’t recognize. Then I bumped into Princess Lulu aka Luda of Dancing9….and shamelessly asked to take pics together.. HAHAHAH. She was so pretty and tall and graceful ;;;A;;; Thank you for being so kind and let me taking pics with you ;;A;;

Looking around for Hwidong but could not see him. Too bad :\

We came when SHCJs were queuing for Shinhwa’s pre-recording. There were so many!!!!! I left when ELF was queuing for D&E, and SHCJs’ queue was three-four times longer..I was O__O when staff told me “that’s Shinhwa’s fans”

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SHCJs were queuing to see Shinhwa’s pre-recording

Then around 17:00 (I think), they started to get us in line. The staffs asked fanclubs and ilban ppl to make lines. The fanclubs then had to decide on who entered first (I think the staffs asked them to get random number and it depends on your luck on who got in first XD). Not everyone in the official fanclubs can get it. The staffs have quota for it. If there were not many people, ofc everyone can get in. But for SHCJs, I think only 40-50 could get in.. I saw some started to queue in Ilban line too after U__U

So then we were asked to enter the building little by little, then wait until we were allowed to enter the studio. We entered almost at the same time with the start of live broadcast. Got to stand near MC stage…

Then I saw D&E left the stage (after pre-record?idk) then MC entered the extended stage and the show began…

I then saw WanJin first, when they prepared for winner interviews with MC.. Shinhwa then started to come in one by one..I can only see their behind, sadly /ahem/ U_U =))) I remember Eric kept his hand on Dydy’s shoulder the whole time <3333333 Dydy playfully hit Jinnie…and Jinnie did it to M XD

I couldn’t catch what they were saying to the MCs cuz too busy waving and gawking..I mean..looking XDDDDD Only know it was for winning interviews (since they missed two live broadcast for their 2 wins haha). Then I think the MCs announced the contender for that week. Again, I didn’t hear well but I heard fans were screaming and started finding their phones to vote, looking at their placards, those people must be Shinchangs XDDDD

Then I watched performance after performance while waiting for Shinhwa’s turn. I really did not recognize most of them cuz I don’t really pay attention to overall kpop, I’m sorry ^^;;; If it weren’t for the writings on screen, I wouldn’t be able to name them all U_U

I remember being awestruck by Baek Jiyoung and V.O.S’s performances though.. Can’t help but cheering for them too.. Their voices..man..it was soooo great and jaw-dropping T_T

WanJin then came out for another interview. This time with RV girls. Again, I was standing behind them..so could only gawking..uhm..I mean staring shyly(?) at their behind….. (((aka JUNJIN’SPEACHES))). Jinnie kept moving and danced around it was cute to see hehehhehee.

/coughs/

anyway..I couldn’t really hear them again as I was busy staring HAHAHAHA. I remember Jinnie then waved to fans before exiting the stage..while oppayam pretended to act cool pfft ^^:;; Later I found out the made a promise on winning without Minwoo’s permission..SMH BOYS hahahahha.

D&E, RV, and Shinhwa took the last stage. D&E had so many stages on their goodbye stage…I can’t help but feeling envious..since Shinhwa was also in their goodbye stage, but only performed one song ^^;;; I was quite impressed with Donghae’s solo..he has a good voice XDD

I squatted down almost the whole time during RV’s stage..because some of their fans were standing behind me so I think, they needed to see clearer..and there was one fanboy fanchanting so loud beside me, so it’s better for me to squat down haha.

During the live broadcast, they still sang and danced as usual but it was more playful. They smiled here and there. I remember Minwoo changed his “target” move to a heart.. <3333

SHCJs were also still fanchant-ing loudly..it’s very nice to be a part of it <3333333 During this time, I was standing a bit front, since the other fans’ have started to move back.

They then got off the stage after the performance and went up again for ending stage. I remember me and many other SHCJs were praying so hard so they could win..we were all chanting ‘Shinhwa san! shinhwa san!’ before winner announcement. As live audiences, we could not see the score breakdown at all..so we could only pray silently that they would win…

When they won..omg..the scream was so loud XDDD

Then SHCJs were trying to get to the front stage for encore while the other groups’ fans were trying to move back. The pushing and pulling were no joke DDDDDX

The full encore itself was so enjoyable. The fanchant was still loud. The members asked us to sing together, too. They were also playing around on stage. I remember Minwoo asked sassy dancer to hold the trophy to thank him for helping with Sniper’s choreography. Minwoo also did the 10x turn promise by Junjin..LMAO you bad babird..poor Minbong gets dizzy XDD Then during Eric’s part, we were asked to squat down..but we didn’t want to miss the encore and the ‘mosh’ was so tight, so we were like half-squatting and half-standing haha. Minwoo also pushed Eric’s shoulder down to make him squat down during this part. At Andy’s part of “you’re mine” HE WAS POINTING AT MINWOO and Minwoo kinda touch his hand

Again, I didn’t remember much of the happenings. I just remembered being so happy while staring at them playing on stage. I remember them smiling and laughing happily. Particularly Junjin… He was so cute ;;A;; I hope MNET would release full encore stage. Shinhwa then exited the stage after thanking Shinhwa Changjo once more.

After that, we were all going outside the studio. I followed orange people to the side of the road to see Shinhwa gets off work. On the way to SHCJs’ line, I overheard some fans (idk which group’s) were like “Shinhwa fans are crazy” HAHAHA #takeitascompliment

Then we were waiting at the sidewalk.. I like how SHCJs kept reminding each other to be careful and not to stand on the road and to keep standing on the sidewalk because it was dangerous.

Andy and Hyesung left first. SHCJs were chanting “Lee Sunho!! Lee Sunho!!” but he went too fast because of the green light. Next was Hyesung. Again, we almost missed him because he went so fast because of the green light T_T Both of them were waving and smiling to fans though..lucky I could see that. They went so fast until fans were like “nugu? nugu? nugu?” but they still screamed anyway HAHAHHA.

Then Dongwan’s car passed by.. He was waving and saying “KIDS…ANNYYEEEOOONGG~~” cheekily lol. I heard that he also threw candies to the crowd (not where I am standing though). After he left, the SHCJs beside me were like “he must be in a very good mood to be doing this” #usuallyemoyam =))

There were some random moments when we saw other singers.. ((just copy-paste from my tweets cuz I’m lazy like that lol))

  • A car passes by…fans were screaming but it turns out to be Eunhyuk and SHCJ went MWOOOYAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHA
  • A car passed by and some kids were waving to us so Shinchangs went annyyeooongg lol..some commented “must wanna be celeb” :))))
  • Boyfriend’s van just passed and stopped in front of us with the members waving at us..so SHCJs were like “goodbye~” “u r handsome” XD
  • Eric Nam’s car passed now and SHCJs were like “ANNYEONG THE OTHER ERIC SSI” BWAHAHAHAHAHA He was so nice stopping by to talk to fans XD

Waited for RicJinMin next. But they took very long to come out. So I just decided to go back because I hardly slept at all that day. Later I found out Minwoo went to record Dancing9 so he didn’t get off work. While RicJin were nowhere to be found as I saw no fanpics of them leaving hahaha. Thanks God I didn’t wait =)))

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My last day in Seoul and I decided to wait for them coming for Music Bank.

How to get to KBS?

  • Take subway Line 9 and get off at National Assembly
  • It is airport line too, so please make sure you get on the right train. ‘Common’ train will stop at every stop. But ‘Airport’ train will pass the National Assembly. I got so confused and had to get on and get off because of this haha
  • Take exit 4
  • Walk straight then turn right at the first intersection
  • You will be able to find KBS Hall easily from there
  • Try to find the parking lot. It should be easy because you could see fans are heading to that direction..and there’ll be barricade like this pic:

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Line of fans in front of KBS Hall

At that day, I saw many other singers: Ga In, Minah, Baek Jiyoung (a very nice unnie!!! She always greeted us when she passed by), Kwill (there was someone hilariously asked fans ‘U NO TAKE PICS OF KWILL?’ LMAO), Boyfriend, Eunhae (they passed a lot of time..both greeted the fans..Eunhyuk looked so cheerful to me hahaa), Laboum, Red Velvet, Amber, etc.

But I could NOT see Shinhwa because they came soooo late and I had to catch my flight T_T

I just find out also from security ahjussi that they would not have rehearsal so they wouldn’t be coming early.. I thought I would just wait because other singers also came after lunch time to 3pm to go to work anyway.. BUT those tardy-dols decided to come an hour/half an hour before the show ^^;;;;;;;;;; Making me think..they pre-recorded their performance for that week wayy before..so they could come so late haha.

How to get to Shin-related Places? #Mangosix #AmyChoco #Gaepan #ShinhwaCompany #Cknia XD

1. Mangosix in Garosu-gil

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It’s the cafe where M also filmed his M10 Special DVD.

  • Take Subway Line 3.
  • Get off at Sinsa Station Exit 8
  • Just walk around the way until you see ‘Garosu-gil’ street name, then turn left
  • Go straight until you see Mangosix at the right side of the road

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The cafe was just across the Line Cafe :3

2. Amy Choco, where Eric filmed DoR interview.

While at the same street, it won’t hurt to visit also XD

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  • Walk straight from Mangosix
  • Until you see a cosmetic store named “Melvita”, turn left
  • Walk a bit more, then you can see this cafe XD

3. Shinhwa Company

A must visit place for Shinhwa Changjo :3

  • Take Subway Jungang Line (The one with sky blue color)
  • Get off at Hannam Station, Exit 1

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  • Go straight, then you can see the first intersection, turn right (see pic below)

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  • Follow the road (it was a VERY TINY AND NARROW street where only one car can pass)
  • Turn left until you see “Gomasu Building” (painted red)

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  • Go up to the 6th floor (can tell they are quite obsessed with number 6 too lmao)

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If you want to pass some gifts to Shinhwa, just wait until a staf passed by and asked their help to pass it to members. Don’t try to enter the office if the staffs don’t ask you to, it’s rude.

Inside the office. They decorated it with some oranges XDDDDDDDDD

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4. Gaepan

It’s run by Minwoo’s noona. Don’t really expect that some members would be there, unless you go there past midnight XDD

The food was pretty expensive and the location is a bit hard to find, so better go there with SHCJ who really knew how to get there.

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I’d like to apologize because I don’t really remember how to get there in details LOL

  • Take subway
  • Get off at Apgujeong Rodeo (NOT Apgujeong, but APGUJEONG RODEO!!!) exit 5
  • Walk straight
  • Turn right at some points ((sorry I forget which intersections..I think it was 2nd intersection you found after walking straight?))
  • Keep walking straight until you are at the end of the road
  • Turn right
  • Gaepan has yellow tags and located at the right side of the road.
  • From the exit, you approximately have to walk for 10-15 minutes

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Full with shinchangs cuz concert’s aftermath and anniversary’s eve XD

5. Chicken Mania (Chungmuro branch)

This branch of Cknia only opened at NIGHT 6PM.

  • Take subway. Get off at Chungmuro station exit 1
  • Go straight
  • You’ll be able to see Cknia sign right away
  • The restaurant is located at the second floor

You can also ask the waiter for Shinhwa posters XDDD

Them being the endorsers aside, but the chicken was very good <333333

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