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

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  • 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

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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.

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[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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[FA] 150322 Shinhwa 17th Anniversary Concert

It won’t be a detail fan account since I could not really remember every detail as it was like a dream to me TT___TT Also because I watched the concert from mosh A and stood at the back so I could not really see what happened on stage. Just a tip: if you’re short like me and want to watch the whole thing, seating tix is much better or you can stand at the very back to avoid seeing only someone’s head the whole concert ^^;; Mosh is great to feel the whole concert’s ambiance though.

You can see the whole setlist here

I will just write down what I could remember here. it may not be in order and quite a disorganized memory XDDD

  • There were a lot of freebies distributed around the concert venue..many times I wasn’t lucky, already queued but didn’t get it cuz it ran out before my turn /sobs/.
  • At the second day, they opened the barricade at the photo wall, so now fans can actually sit on it XDDD
  • I missed D.U.R’s performances T___T
  • When Inkigayo started, people were shouting “PLEASE VOTE TO 1245!!”..then random cheer could be heard around the venue when Shinhwa won XD
  • The opening credit was not as impressive the Grand Finale 2013.
  • Seriously orange ocean was amazing… the view when they turned off the light and only orange color decorated the whole stadium was <3333333
  • The place where I stood was quite empty (I stood at the far back), we could actually sat down while waiting for the concert to start haha.
  • I could see the projectors very clearly, but could not see the stage at all, even the extended one near the mosh.
  • They opened with T.O.P.. looking so good T_T and they danced the WHOLE SONG!!! How long has it been since they did the whole choreo for T.O.P TT_____TT
  • I don’t need to describe each member again as I already did before in SG concert’s FA  and it hasn’t changed ((I couldn’t see wrinkles from afar though, so dunno whether they’ve added some or not lol)) XDD But this year, seriously Andy is looking so good… I always think cameras never did him justice..but this year, he looks even better than any other times I’ve seen him <3333333333
  • During Ment 1, they talked about their Inkigayo winning…and did a deep bow to thank fans twice.. I was so surprised and touched TTT_____TTT
  • RicMin came most often at my mosh-side. Sometimes Andy also walked around there. Vocal line came to my side not so often ;A;
  • DIED at Mannequin o<-< #youknowwhy
  • As usual, their live were on point and even better than the CD version. I haven’t changed my impression that I like Dongwan’s voice best among vocal lines. But there are things he couldn’t do as good as Hyesung and Minwoo. Hyesung’s voice (as described by Minwoo) lingers in your ears and hearts <33 and Minwoo’s voice somehow made you feel like you’re being wrapped by a ChoongJae ((you know..since he’s looking so WARM XDD)) and somehow it feels like he was caressing our ears too <33 I note that Hyesung’s voice at the second day didn’t sound as good and crisp as he did at the first day though (he sounded so good even when I only heard it from outside the venue)…hope he rests his voice well after promotion :\ Can’t really comment on rap line since I don’t really know about ‘rap’..but I like how Eric changed his rapping style in every song. He sounded sexy in ‘Give It 2 Me’, sounded cute in songs like ‘I’m in Love’ and ‘Love Song’, sounded badass in ‘Yo’, etc XD
  • As you can see from the setlist, after the ment, they were slaying me with all the ballads <333333333
  • Particularly laughing so hard at ‘Man Who Knows’..idk if they were singing ballad or doing some gags XDDDDDDDDDD They kept changing the lyrics..into some kind of GyoWoo’s fanfic lmao. Not to mention that they were fooling around among the OTPs..and Dongwan also cursed just bcoz Hyesung sang ‘you can curse at me’ LMAO
  • Hyesung’s singing and JinDy’s rap particularly stood out in ‘White Shirts’ for me.. Remember going ‘awwwww’ every time Hyesung sings XDDDDD
  • The VCRs butchered ‘Memory’ for me..why they always doing this to a perfectly flawless ballad song of theirs u_u =)))))
  • At ‘New Me'(?), Minwoo changed the lyrics..saying “Andy is my everything~” While touching the maknae XDD
  • Cried at ‘White Shirts’ and ‘Don’t Cry’.. T_T The stage setting for ‘White Shirts’ and the outfits were particularly impressive
  • They ran around the stage during ‘I’m in Love’, ‘I Pray 4 U’, and ‘Love Song’.
  • They also did rock paper scissors to decide who will do the usual talking for ‘I Pray 4 U’..how old are these ppl LOLOL. DW lost and had to do the ment. Being lame and blunt as usual lol. Then Minwoo continued with a touching talk ((just give the touching ments to M!! XDD)).
  • They did ‘Wild Eyes’ live and were slaying <333333 such a shame I wasn’t as close to the stage as I was in Singapore…
  • Minwoo’s solo in ‘Hey, Come On!’ with the dancers was so COOL AND AWESOME!!!!!!!
  • DID I MENTION THAT WANJIN DRESSED IN A SLEEVELESS VEST DURING THIS LOVE, WILD EYES, AND HEY COME ON..??!!!!!!! WHO ALLOWED THEM???? I ALMOST DIED LOOKING AT BICEPS AND MOOBS O<-< O<-< O<-<
  • The stage for ‘Give It 2 Me’ was especially sexy~~~ The way they sang it made the song sounds very sexy (Eric’s rap killed it!!! <333).. OFC, many OTPs moments happened during it <3333333 I remember the most when Minwoo lied on the stage’s floor, then Jinnie came to him and~ and~ and~ did //something//  #CANTHEYNOT o<-<
  • For ‘Up and Down’ I think y’all saw from the fancams already. I DIED O<-< Somehow it were both sexy and hilarious lmao. I remember SHCJs were chanting each member’s name to encourage them to dance~and they had no choice but doing it~hahaha XDDD
  • When Dydy did his powerful version of ‘Up and Down’, I kept thinking about his back….and he did hold it right after he finished dancing….. ;;-;;
  • ………..and what did Minwoo try to do to Hyesungie???!!! Hyesungie ran away from M.. HAHAHAH
  • I remember before No.5 and No.6’s dance battle, Hyesung was like “TO ANYONE WHO HOLDS ‘DENG-CING (*word play on DW’s name) MACHINE’ PLACARD, PUT IT DOWN!!” LOL
  • I think they came on the extended stage near mosh quite often than the first day (based on other shcjs’ fan accounts)
  • Was dying with envy when they appeared on the second floor and even descended through fans…could only watch from the mosh is painful TT____TT
  • ‘Memory’ stage.. Just from the voices, I think their voices at the first day was much better. For this performance, I think Minwoo and Dongwan stood out…
  • During Once in A Lifetime, there was a high platform and they put ‘THANK YOU, SHINHWA CHANGJO’ on it.. again, I’m so touched TT____TT They kept waving, smiling, doing multiple version of hearts while they were on the platform. I especially remember how Leadernim did a big heart multiple times so cutely <3333333
  • At the last ment(?) when they were expressing their gratitude for fans, Minwoo was choked up and he cried. The whole stadium was chanting ‘don’t cry!! don’t cry!!’..but I was tearing up myself T_T Junjin looked like he was about to cry too..but he held in though we still saw he was teary TT____TT
  • K-SHCJs gave out orange balloons before the concert and asked us to blow it up during the encore stage.. It was an amusing scene for me when SHCJs were busy finding their balloons, blowing it up, all while chanting ‘SHINHWA SAN!!’ restlessly AHAHHAHA
  • Hyesung said “Wah orange balloons are indeed awesome” when he saw the event.
  • The SNIPER’s switch part was so hilarious but awesome. I died in laughter when Jinnie was imitating while mocking his mama bird for his part.. THAT EXPRESSION!! THOSE FINGERS!!! BWAHAHAHHAA. Hyesung did the lizard dance better than the first day..been practicing? XDDD And Dydy wore M’s fedora..slaying while looking cute at the same time o<-<
  • They had photo-taking sections with the Inkigayo’s trophy at the encore…fans were allowed to take pics.. They looked so happy <33
  • They were going to every corner of the stages to bow 90 degree to fans before ending the concert <33
  • At that point, Eric was like “MY BEPPEU” while linking hand with Hyesungie..and ofc Hyesung refused him and dragged him behind his hoodie’s neck LMAO.  Hurt Riggy apparently went to Jin and put his hand around Jin’s shoulder while saying ‘MY BEPPEU’ and Jinnie’s face was like ‘yeah whatever’ XDDDDDDD
  • I think I saw Jinnie held a Dooly doll just before the concert ended..he brought it backstage #Jinnie+Dooly=OTP XDD
  • The concert lasted for 3.5 hours. It is totally worth every penny. Shinhwa is truly a concert-dol and the reason why I keep wanting to see them in their concerts.
  • SHCJs were particularly awesome for fanchanting, singing, rapping, screaming while waving orange lightstick continuously at the whole concert. I do think they remember Shinhwa’s songs better than Shinhwa members LMAO.
  • Caught Dydy stared at the prompter at some points #whysoobvious HAHAHA
  • There were many OTPs scenes but I couldn’t really remember one by one haha #blur
  • Waited for them to come out from the VIP Exit again.. Already many fans there.. I think JinDy were the ones who were leaving first? They then waved to the fans and left to the after party. Then it was Dongwan who came out and entered the car then came out with helicam again, recording SHCJs.
  • I swear SHCJs’ gazes following the helicam, not oppayam LMAO.. They even when “WHOOOAAAA..WOOOWWW” while staring at the helicam, not oppayam #pats #sorrynotsorryoppa U_U =))
  • I left while Oppayam was still busy with helicam haha.
  • I was standing there waving Shinhwa Philippines tarp cuz obviously I didn’t bring SHCJ Indonesia banners HAAHHAA
  • There were many taxi drivers ahjussis who offered a ride to the after party. But you have to be careful. They would ask much money and insisted to bring you there and waited for you until the party finished, it could cost a bomb. I overheard an ahjussis said it took 50.000 won for a ride to the after party.
  • If you want to go to the after party, it’s better to find SHCJs who really knew the place, then found a taxi elsewhere (not the one at the parking lot at the venue) and asked the ahjussis to take you there. But Seoul is super cold during March (at the second day of the concert, it was around 1-3 degree Celsius at night), and you might have to stand outside waiting for them for hours, probably until 3-4 am. And it’s not a guarantee that you would see them either (as they could leave via back door). So if it is not worth it for you, better not go at all.

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The way to the venue is decorated with WE banner

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At the second day, they sold Hyesung’s ONCE AGAIN KIT and SAPPORO PHOTOBOOK too

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The standing entrance where I queued. It was horrible cuz near the construction and there was sand everywhere TT____TT

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Mosh A before concert started

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REAADYY!! \\O//

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View of second floor.. ORANGE!!

How Much Money Needed for A Seoul Trip for Shinhwa?

Just making this since many SHCJs are preparing to go (especially for 20th Anniversary) and wanting to save the money XDD

This is just a rough estimation, excluding your possible shopping spree.

Ticket

The most expensive is 145.000 won and the cheapest is 99.000 won. Please note that Shinhwa’s concert tickets are always one of the most expensive concert tickets for a K-idol groups’ concert. But it’s worth it since they always have more than 2 hours concert with re-arrangement for every song, fan services, and 100%LIVE.

It is very likely to increase for the coming years.

If you watch both days, you can double the expense =))

Merchandise

The merchandise prices always range from 10.000 won to 90.000 won.

If you want to buy all, you have to prepare around 300.000 won.

If they have jewelry as a merchandise, you have to dig deeper since it will cost around 100.000-200.000 won.

Chicken Mania

The cheapest is 17.000 won.

You could never eat in Chicken Mania alone as the portion is too big for one person. It’s best to come there with a lot of friends.

It costs at least 10.000 won each time you eat there.

Gaepan

The price here is more expensive than average eatery in Seoul. All menus worth more than 15.000 won. Again, it’s better if you come together with friends, since you can share the cost.

It will take at least 10.000 won each time you eat there.

Shinhwa CDs

The store in Myeongdong exit 3 still has several old Shinhwa CDs. Mostly are secondhand, but it’s NOWHERE near cheap T_T The regular CD will cost around 30.000-35.000 won. DVD will cost around 50.000 won. The very rare ones, like Shinhwa Personal History and Hyesung’s Love of May Special Ed, cost around 100.000 won.

The newest CDs will cost the same with gmarket/synnara prices.

T-money/transportation

You can get SHINHWA T-money card in Myeongdong (a store in exit 3) for 10.000 won. The card is empty so you have to put some money in after you buy it.

You can recharge the card each time with 1.000-10.000 won. You will be charged 1050 won each time you go inside the subway station or get on a bus.

I used up around 40.000 won for transportation cost in 7 days.

Express train to/from the airport costs 8.000 won. Ticket can only be bought in cash or credit card. You can use Arex train which stops at every station and pay using your t-money card too. It costs the same with the usual subway charge.

Airport limousine bus to/from the airport costs 10.000 won. It would take at least 1.5 hour to reach the city. It’s more recommended as you don’t have to drag your luggage around to transfer lines, like when you use train.

Taxi’s basic fare is around 3.000 won.

Food

The cheapest I had in Seoul was around 3500 won in Ewha University area. Mostly it costs 5.000-10.000 won each time you eat.

Street snacks will cost you at least 3.000 won per servings.

Convenient store’s foods are obviously cheaper but it is not healthy. Instant rice =1.300 won. The other food like spaghetti or chicken ((if im not mistaken)) around 3.000 won.

In my hostel, they give bread and Shin ramyun for free. It helps reducing eating budget.

Clothes

The shopping expense really depends on each person. But the cheapest clothes cost 5.000-10.000 won. Mostly it will cost you more than 20.000 won. Unless you shop at a department store (I didn’t go to any so I don’t know the price range) XDD

Cosmetics

The only thing I found super cheap LOL.

If you like using Korean cosmetics’ brands, it’s better if you hoard while you’re in Seoul. It costs twice or even thrice less expensive that it would be in your country. For example, Etude’s eyeliner costs around 125 NTD in Taipei, but I could get it around 75 NTD in Seoul.

Hostels

For dorm room, it costs around 25.000-35.000 won per night. You can check the prices in Agoda and book it via there, because it’s cheaper :)

Music shows

You can enter for FREE in MNET MCountdown (you just need to queue super early). But it’s hard to enter any other music shows unless you’re an official member of SHCJ.

Overall cost (highest estimates)

Attend concert for both days + some merchs + t-money + gaepan + cknia = around 510.000 won

7 days staying in a hostel: 30.000 x 7 = 210.000 won

Eating 3x a day (around 5000won each time~) = around 100.000 won