“Open the entrance, please open the entrance! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Please open!”the eager Indonesian VIPs chanted outside, just a few minutes after 6PM passed, from the agreed timing for doors to open for the stadium entrance. It was for the ever first night for BIGBANG to arrive and perform in Indonesia, out of two days that was petitioned and requested by Indonesian VIPs to add another night, and indeed was another historical night in the Indonesian entertainment industry to set new records for K-pop concert, which is now dubbed as the best K-pop concert ever held in Indonesia by Rolling Stones Indonesia.
Exactly a week later from the event, I am here sitting reminiscing what can be a takeaway from the concert. It is hard to believe that things comes and leaves as fast as they come and go; but with an exception of G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP, Daesung and Seungri, their case is different.
The World Tour from BIGBANG entitled ‘ALIVE GALAXY TOUR’ has made yellow waves all over from many cities in China, Thailand to Singapore and now Indonesia, for the first time where the boys finally stepped into “New place that ive never been, new people that ive never met.. Nice to meet yall indonesia!!” as Taeyang excitedly said through his Twitter. It was a simple remark to blaze through the rest of the social media groups of fans named VIPs.
The gates open soon thereafter and fans went to rush in for the 8PM concert. While the music video played along, fans continued to sing along as a chance of practice to even sing louder, clearer and better when the live action starts. It wasn’t for long when 8PM finally arrived and the screen flickers into the opening ment story where BIGBANG is deployed to Earth. No one can ever forget that thrilling moment where the curtains are pulled down to reveal the 5 iconic tubes with the members inside. Pulling off their oxygen mask and stepping out to the stage, Taeyang greeted in English, “What’s up Indonesia!” followed by the leader, G-dragon, to add “Make some noise!”
Dressed in military jackets customised just for the boys, where it is their standardised costumes for their ALIVE tour, they stepped out and beat to the track of Tonightas the first opening song.
Much to the acts, they performed live renditions of How Gee, Hands Up, Fantastic Baby, Stupid Liar and once you have heard it live, you cannot compare it anywhere else. Sound quality by their live band musicians didnt disappoint along with 9 mega containers of props to create the stage as par as elsewhere. When you say party, and only for them, they make the party right by enjoying themselves not on stage, but on a designated dance floor with the rest of their friends.
As Musicians In Their Own Style
In their own right, all 5 members had a taste of what it is like to be a soloist. Apart from their activities as a group, their releases either as a single or album has been perfectly concocted with Producer Teddy and their own characters in music. Thus, the ALIVE Stage continued on to introduce the different side of members.
The transitioning clue was that TOP and G-Dragon went missing, leaving the 3 members up on stage to interact with their fans. It was then showed, arriving grandly with moving props and a travellator act later, to welcome the duo GDTOP with Knock Out and High High.
The maknae, Seungri, performed his debut single Strong Baby and later What Can I Do. Clearly over with rumos and negative comments on his recent scandal, he wowed the crowd with his energy.
Taeyang, in a later stage opened with Only Look At Me and Wedding Dress which made girls wild for the sexiest man in the group tore his top off.
The solo line-up ended with the beautiful song Wings of Daesung, which he flew and donned a wings prop to greet the fans 10 meters up from the stage.
Even though it wasnt in Korean, the song was familiar to all ears of the audience. The Japanese track Gara Gara Go was performed, after their change of outfits into a colorful, street style feel that also represented the Japanese street scene. Number One, slick song Cafe, was sung next.
My favourite song, next! Who am I bad boy! teased Taeyang in introducing the next song, Bad Boy, from their original semi-album Alive.
Clearly how to play with the audiences emotions and how the project from fans were a success to where they sang Blue, yellow lightsticks were turned off to change to blue lightsticks or bangle.
All 5 members were clearly enjoying the stage within their own skin with maximum edge; interacting with fans were more like serenading to fans, as a few members casually sat on the edge of the stage to sing to a group of VIPs they were facing. Not a Monster but humans with Feeling, they are not your average tightly choreographed boyband like you would stereotype with the rest of the K-pop wave.
For the VIPs who had been with the boys sinceat least2007, Lies, Day by Day and My Heaven will be familiar, let alone the new ones for it was their hit title track that had received much attention back in the music chart, and it was brought in for the last moments of the concert, dripping of nostalgic tunes before the music scene heavily adopted electronic and dubstep sounds. Fans will not forget as well for the song to end, Last Greeting, and their hand pushing dance to end the show.
Saranghae! Saranghae! The audience erupted as soon as they had realised the show was over. We want more! We want more! It made Taeyang, who was actively interacting with the fans on this international stage for his fluency in English to halt his speech and stared at a few fans around him to read their lips for assurance, for all the members were looking at each other to have a question mark on their face of what the fans were saying. At the end after a change with their official merchandise tour, which was also available outside of the concert venue. G-Dragon seemed to have been immersed into happiness where his fanservice was precious for the ones on the right side of the pit: throwing away two layers of his clothing of the ALIVE hoodie and a Tee, he was left with a sleeveless top and two VIPs up to the moon by the sudden
Should you have missed why your music player will not play the same like it will be on the stage, is because of their live musicians top of the stage (read my special tribute here) and internationally recognised music director and choreographer Laurieann Gibson to take on the world tour project. YG Entertainment set their records high by putting local distinction be in par with a global level.
A week after the event, I sat down to again write and remember what happened. A poster given from the Samsung booth of the tour stuck blue and bright on my wall, with the boys getting oxygen. Maybe the only reason why they have oxygen is because they know that, they are a group that fits to be placed over the moon and is too cool for Earth when they have to stay ALIVE for 2,5 hours each time they are released from their capsule pot.
Only the ones who have watched them can only comment with authenticity, let alone the fans who has experienced ALIVE for the umpteenth time, and still will chase them to the next city of arrival for their world tour concert until January 2013.
BIGBANG clearly has set K-pop in a new light. Gangnam Style may have taken over the world as a solo to break all stereotypes in K-pop, and this one too, where the audience who were not VIPs has been converted to a rookie Very Important Person in the movement of BIGBANG has seen a new light in the hallyu movement. And a true, and real one at that.
Special thanks to BIGDADDY for the invitation.
The site had used pictures of Jay Park and Dok2 for their post on Korean rappers being focused on a drug scandal. In response, he angrily tweeted, "Trying to be a competent new"s sic source yet they post our pic"s sic implying that it"s us when it ain"t."
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Singer-songwriter IU looks flirty and adorable at the hide of GQ!
IU is featured in the December factor of GQ with a photo shoot and interview, and she displays off her stunning figure on the canopy as she stretches her palms up above her head in a cropped top.
More shocking pictures of IU have hit newsstands this month as she’s also December’s cover lady for the mag Marie Claire.
On the November 22 broadcast of SBS’s “Running Man,” Lee Kwang Soo and Teen Top’s Niel get ready to move on a fall camping shuttle together.
Before Lee Kwang Soo unearths out who his spouse will be, he’s excited when he’s told that he'll be visiting the dorm of an idol singer, because he assumes it is going to be a feminine idol. He is terribly disappointed, however, to look Niel from the boy workforce Teen most sensible open the door.
The “King of Mask Singer” contestant that’s been acting below the call Cosmos has had a hugely impressive winning streak, yet her time at the display has now come to an end!
Cosmos has been appearing on the prove for ten weeks, winning 4 “King of Mask Singer” competitions, and is in the running for her 5th win on November 22′s episode. She blows each person away with her robust functionality of the song “In a Dream” via Jo Duk Bae.
The landscape of Korea"s retail industry has shifted over the outdated few years because of the developing selection of singles, online purchases and frugal procuring patterns. classic retail giants like branch and superstores have observed revenues drop, whilst convenience shops and online buying groceries malls are booming. Shinhan Card analyzed spending patterns via 700,000 heavy spenders who account for 10 % of general credits card users in 2010 and in March to would possibly of this year.It discovered that the share of credit-card spending at department stores, supermarkets and television house looking channels fell from 46.1 percent to 31.1 percent during the last five years, while that of convenience stores and online shopping malls rose from 30.1 percent to 43.5 percent.
◆ unmarried Men Convenience stores stood out among 14 retail sectors regarded as in the survey. according to credit card spending, convenience stores" percentage of the retail industry rose from 1.6 percent in 2010 to 5.7 percent this year, a 3.5-fold increase. In contrast, department stores" share dropped by 25.7 percent, and superstores" 34.2 percent. The share of television domicile shopping channels plunged 37 percent.One 36-year-old single administrative center employee on a normal basis department shops for groceries at the local convenience store. He buys principally milk and beverages and ready-to-eat foods for 2 to 3 at a time, with an eye on special offers. "Products are more pricey in convenience stores, yet I don"t actually purchase much", he said. He hardly ever buys brand new produce since he does now not cook at home. most effective once each and every two to 3 months does he cross to the supermarket. in terms of garments be buys online. Single men in their 30s are most commonly liable for boosting convenience shop sales. One out of each three consumers or 32.5 percent are men between the ages of 28 and 37. But a rising variety of men in their 40s also are switching to convenience stores. The intake patterns of singles here are very an identical to the ones in Japan, which saw a upward push in one-person families and an aging society 10 to twenty years previous than Korea.◆ Online Shopping Malls Online shopping malls have also received a cast share of the domestic retail market, accounting for 37.8 percent of credit card spending, which is upper than the marketplace stocks of supermarkets (18.6 percent) and superstores (18.4 percent) combined. when it comes to per-capita per month credit card spending, Koreans spent W365,000 at online shopping malls, in comparison to W159,000 at superstores and W122,000 at department stores (US$1=W1,164). cellular shopping accounted for 48.5 percent of online shopping center revenues.◆ Prudent SpendingAs unemployment remains prime among young people, buyers in their 20s are keeping their wallets shut. Credit card spending in March to may just by men in their 20s rose only W50,000 as compared to 5 years ago, and credit card spending by ladies in the age crew only W90,000. In contrast, credit card spending among shoppers in their 30s to 60s rose by around W100,000 to W220,000. Kim Dae-jong at Sejong University said, "Women in their 20s in maximum cases invest in cosmetics, clothing and accessories but are scaling down on needless purchases due to the the harsh task market. But as increasingly folks eliminate marriage till later in life, spending by running women in their 30s has increased".
A rep from logo New song said, "We wish to thank the fans who have been looking ahead to goodbye for Verbal Jint. so as to praise the fans who have been waiting for four years, this album changed into created in Verbal Jint"s blood and sweat. we are hoping that the fans will experience the primary 11 prerelease tracks in addition the 10 further tracks that would be released by potential of the finish of December."
As Haha rummaged via Gary"s house, it turned into printed that the rapper has his own studio and paintings area installed correct at domestic where he produced more than one hit tracks for Leessang and himself. The rapper also had a spacious living room and a room full of shoes and snapback hats.
On November 22 airing of "Section TV," new MBC "Music Core" MCs Kim Min Jae and Kim Sae Ron were spotted rehearsing G-Friend"s "Me Gustas Tu" for their debut MC performance. Kim Min Jae told, "I met with Kim Sae Ron each day to practice."
when you haven"t looked at Kim Sae Ron and Kim Min Jae"s special MC functionality stage, try it out below!
Over 10,000 reports of kid abuse were won ultimate year for the primary time as public awareness of the difficulty rises.The 10,027 reported situations last year marked a 3.7 fold building up from 2001 and a 47.5 % upward thrust from a year earlier. Reports of repeat abuse more than doubled from 494 in 2008 to 1,027 last year. Some 81.8 percent of abusers were the child"s parents.The surge is because of creating public awareness and bolstered regulations. In September last year, a different law used to be passed toughening punishment for kid abuse, and whilst that ended in more cases being reported, mavens say it has done little to curb baby abuse. "Children who were abused generally tend to abuse their own children when they grow up", stated Ki Seon-wan, a psychiatrist at World St. Mary"s Hospital. "We want to be offering coverage to abused children and train oldsters who abuse their youngsters as well".Child abuse is classified into physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect. Last year, 48 percent of reported cases concerned more than one of the ones categories. Abusive language, overlook and denying children food may also be just as destructive as physical or sexual abuse. Hong Chang-pyo of the National Child defense firm said, "Parents might idiot themselves by potential of thinking that they"re just disciplining their children, yet verbal abuse and punishments regularly get worse over time".The scarcity of childcare amenities could also be a bar to prevention. Last year, just 364 monitors at childcare centers in 54 spaces checked up on 61,242 reported cases of child abuse, which boils down to 168 cases being treated yearly by every person. youngsters who are sufferers of serious abuse are separated from folks and placed in one of 37 shelters around the country, but the full housing capacity of such facilities is simplest 250 children.Also wished is a program to stay watch on abusive parents for the explanation that victims themselves hardly ever file abuse. Experts call for larger vigilance and larger awareness of the various bureaucracy child abuse can take. Reports might be made by calling 112.