Just decided to write it all before I forget everything.. It seemed so fast… like a passing dream ;-;
Luckily, I’m still in Taipei when they come here again for their next grand tour after The Classic.. Luckily, I got a pretty good tix (((AND the tix price that I paid is a bit less then before lol))).
Shinhwa (-minus Hyesung who took the next day’s flight) arrived in Taipei with evening flight..around 19:00 plane was landed but they didn’t come out until more than 30 mins later -_- There were many fans who came to pick them up..but not too crowded either. The organizers made human barriers (to which I seriously SNORT..esp after BSB experience -_-).. So they arrived..and I saw them from big projectors that Taoyuan has. It was blur though. I only remember saw Andy and Eric who walked at the front. Andy was extremely cute. Eric was extremely gorgeous o<-< I remember Andy was waving to us shyly (WHY SO CUTE WHY SO CUTE WHY SO CUTE)……. I was focusing on giving my gifts to them..was about to give it to one of the manager, but failed. Then I saw Younghee (M’s manager aka now Shinhwa’s Chief Manager) and called him. He looked right back at me, for full several seconds… I tried to hand him the gift, but one of the staffs SLAPPED MY HAND.
I’m still pissed about that tbvh. It was so rude and unnecessary. I don’t even hand them a package of BOMB..or try to grope them.. IT WAS TO A FREAKING MANAGER TOO!! //sighs//
Anyway.. the next afternoon I tried asking Flo’s help ((MY ANGEL!! LOL)) to try contacting Lee Jonghyun (Shinhwa’s former Chief/Supervisor Manager, now CEO of E&J Ent) to see whether it’s possible to hand it to him (I don’t trust that damn organizer to really pass the fangifts to Shinhwa tbvh). I was half-joking, half-serious, and half-hoping. I went to work part time and couldn’t even touch my phone. After two hours, it’s flooded with Flo’s messages ((sorry!!)) LMAO..she said Jonghyun said yes! He told her to tell me to just go to their hotel…before 2pm.
It was already 1 pm. Past 1 pm.
My school is on top of the mountain and obviously far from their hotel. So I decided to take taxi with a friend ((fangirl too haha)) then departed.
I was told to meet one of their new manager (whose name is Jung Jaehak, which sounds like Jung Pilgyo and Hyun Taehak’s love child. #kidding lol) who is apparently in charge in handling International fans as his English was pretty good. Rushing like mad (hello, Saturday traffic!!) and finally met him (such a cutie lol). He was freaking nice.. He took the gifts (I named it on behalf of @SHCJ_Indonesia) and smiled and said ‘See you at the concert’.. I was so touched they even said ‘yes’ to a petty fan’s favor like mine……………….. Shinmae is trully jjang (and many of them are such cuties please lol)!!! TT___TT
They said they’d leave the venue at 2pm..but I waited until 2:30 pm, they didn’t come out -_- I guess they took the basement exit, not lobby exit.
So I went to the venue to hunt some freebies.
It wasn’t as many as 2013 one. I do wonder if the fandom is decreasing..depressing to see our YT views and album sales this year tbvh..we did more, we could’ve done more /cries/
The queue for fanmerch are still freaking long. I was like ‘Buy concert tix, queue. Buy official merch, queue. Get freebies also must queue so long” =))
Many street vendors.. The atmosphere was very festive \\o// This is what I like about concerts in Taipei.. The goods sold by the vendors are sometimes very good..and they paid attention to the group’s color LOL. Though unfortunately, they also sold some goods with fanpics on it :\\\\ In Seoul there were some street vendors too, but the goods weren’t as nice.
There were several projects from Shinhwa Taiwan and 2gether 4ever Taiwan. From Shinhwa Taiwan (union fanbase for 6 individual member’s fanbase), there are 2 banners. First had to be held up during Sniper. The other one “We Love Shinhwa” was for encore.
While for 2gether 4ever, it was balloon project for OIAL ment (?) and LED projects…
Unfortunately, other than “We Love Shinhwa” one, those projects weren’t noticeable in the concert….
We started finding the entrance only at 19:00 since we’d be sitting anyway.. #lazyfans
The concert was scheduled to start at 19:30..but as if living up their name, ‘tardy-dol’, it was started way more than that HAHAHA.