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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..
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.
“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”.
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 ❤
I remember tearing up at the concert during this song ;A;
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.
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If you want to buy, please send me an email : email@example.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
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)
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))
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”
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.
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))
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 =)))
My last day in Seoul and I decided to wait for them coming for Music Bank.
How to get to KBS?
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.
1. Mangosix in Garosu-gil
It’s the cafe where M also filmed his M10 Special DVD.
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
3. Shinhwa Company
A must visit place for Shinhwa Changjo :3
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
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.
I’d like to apologize because I don’t really remember how to get there in details LOL
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.
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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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
The way to the venue is decorated with WE banner
At the second day, they sold Hyesung’s ONCE AGAIN KIT and SAPPORO PHOTOBOOK too
The standing entrance where I queued. It was horrible cuz near the construction and there was sand everywhere TT____TT
Mosh A before concert started
View of second floor.. ORANGE!!
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.
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 =))
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 :)
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