25 In Daily life updates/ Seoul Life 2011


So.. is this post supposed to be a fan account? 😀 I’m not good at this, but let me try. By the way, this is the first time I ever attended a concert, and also the first time I had the standing spots. I’m a huge fan of 2NE1 and I was really excited today 😀

Today was the first ever concert of 2NE1 and it’s also their first show for the NOLZA concert. It was held in Olympic Park Concert hall and today’s show started at 8pm. Me and my friend were there at around 6pm. YG seems to be strict with cameras, so we were not allowed to bring bags (but some did) into the concert and cameras were NOT ALLOWED. We had to deposit our bags at a counter and pay 1000won.

Well, everyone brings in their phone and with the awesome cameras like iPhones, they are fighting a losing battle. By that time, some of the concert goods were sold out. Being a non-fangirl (doesn’t mean I’m not a fan), I didn’t even bother looking at the stores and even more so since I was with a male, older friend. Urm I’m sorry, the girl refused to move so I just took the photo.

We had standing tickets and it was the Diamond area (yellow), which is the closest to the stage 😀 The tickets were numbered and we went to queue at around 6.40pm. The queue was according to area and number. I can’t help but realise that majority of the people were girls and males numbered few and between. Most of them came to accompany their girlfriends.

We were ushered in at around 7pm. The MVs were playing and the camera was filming the audience. It was really funny as every time the camera featured a couple (there were designated couple seats too), the audience went ‘키스 해 키스 해!’ and cheered really loudly when the couples kissed. And boo-ed when they were too shy. O.o The show started at around 8.10pm. I managed to get a really really good spot, so I was something like 3rd row from the left and from the front. So this means the stage was just a few metres away and the extension stage too! There were only girls around me and I was surrounded by tall guys behind/beside me. haha no crazy fangirls to push me around and I had a lot of space around me.

The girls were SO PRETTY. Seriously, and they looked healthy (not too thin). CL was dazzling and I couldn’t help admiring her figure and legs 😀 Park Bom was really pretty, even more dazzling in person. I loved Minzy’s hair color and Dara was not too thin (surprisingly, since she looked thin on TV). Most of the time, I was watching CL and Bom.

Throughout the concert, CL had the most energy, Bom was doing aegyo, Minzy was doing her dance moves and Dara was being her usual cute self!

It’s so hard to blog coherently, so I’ll just tell you the highlights of the show


  • CL sang in English. One of them was a really sexy song, but one of those ‘I don’t need men’ kind, and the audience went high. I’m not familiar with English songs but it’s supposed to be from Jojo-Marvin and Nicki Minaj.
  • There was a cute guy dancer. He appeared various times and during the dance battle, he took off his shirt! (nice abs)
  • Bom wore a really awesome wedding dress (the mini-dress that showed off her legs) during her solo song (Don’ cry). Completed with the wedding veil. She sat on a seat that was raised into the air. That was really beautiful.
  • all the backdrops and lights were awesome!
  • Taeyang was the guest!!!! He had a dance battle with Minzy and showed off loads of cool moves. He spent a lot of time on my side of the stage and basically he was just a few metres away!
  • He appeared to have a very good complexion (heh makeup I know) and his mohawk is so awesomeee
  • They had a dance battle with the rest of the dancers and he lifted up his shirt a little to tease the audience
  • Performed Superstar and Where you at!
  • Minzy performing Taeyang’s 나만 바라 봐
  • Minzy’s dance moves
  • During the intermission, they had a video of the youtube parodies of 2NE1’s songs and it was an awesome idea!! 😀 The video also featured the members talking about how they feel about such parodies!

Favorite Performances of the night

  • Fire – so classic!!!
  • I’m the best
  • Hate You
  • CL’s solo performance

(so hard to choose, I liked everything!)

CL and Minzy had the strongest live vocals. Seriously, CL was just full of energy. Park Bom was awesome but sometimes she didn’t sing for a line or two and Dara was a little weak and soft at times. But Dara sounded really good for Ugly. Being seniors, Taeyang was the real performer and I think he stole the show for a good while 😀 It’s like a prelude to how awesome The Big Show will be 😀 He had really good live singing but of course, I’m sure 2NE1 will be the same with more experience!

Most of the time, the girls were on the central stage and CL and Bom (my biases) were on my side!! 😀 I had a really clear view of everything and I’m really really happy~~! 😀 It was an awesome first concert!

The ending was really great as the girls went up to the standing seats so that they could interact with the audience there. I think Bom and Dara even took some of the urm blackjack towels and lightsticks and took them back up on stage. They made an effort to connect with the audience and eye contact too!

The girls enjoyed themselves on stage, especially Dara and CL. ^^ Seeing them so happy performing made me feel really good too.

The fanchants were superb 😀

Random shot of a guy’s shoe on the subway ride back home. Wonder if it was real or not?

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    26 August, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    OMG! The concert must have been AMAZING!!

    You should have told the people who restricted the cameras “야! 내가 파워 블로거거든요… 너 몰라?!” hehe

    Was it really your first concert? That must have been a great experience!! You got some good seats as well 😀

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      26 August, 2011 at 11:59 PM

      keke!! i think he would just throw me out of the hall 😀
      this is my first concert! I’ve been to plays / musicals, but not pop concerts. The tickets are so expensive in singapore and even in korea, it’s 88,000won. I’m lucky my friend treated me to this 😀

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        27 August, 2011 at 1:40 AM

        Your pit area tix would cost a minimum 291sgd in Singapore so that’s a steal in Korea! Glad you enjoyed it..doubt they’ll going on an Asian tour any time soon..hmm..

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    kukay cho
    27 August, 2011 at 12:03 AM

    Oh cool!~~~> Day 21 = 2NE1!!! XD~~ good vibes!

    I bet you had a blast!
    Awesome experience for first concert.
    Thank you for the fan account,
    I enjoyed reading it and at the same time I can’t help but feel envious.///

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    27 August, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    i really really want to go and see those kind of concert. should be super exciting and fun. jealous!! I like how they often feature the couple lol it’s sweet. they do it in a lot of places like in baseball game i think.

    and i dont think the shoes are not real haha

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      27 August, 2011 at 12:10 AM

      i meant i dont think the shoes r real -.-

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      27 August, 2011 at 12:40 AM

      keke yeahh~ it was so cute 😀 😀 and it kept the audience entertained while waiting! hahaha yeah i don’t think so too. I kept staring though. it’s so.. loud LOL

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    27 August, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Oh wow! Im a 2ne1 fan from england, you’re so lucky to go to the concert! it sounds like it was awesome:D! lucky lucky~

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      27 August, 2011 at 12:39 AM

      thanks! 😀 yeahh~ i so wanted to go so my friend treated me to it 😀 definitely one of the best day in seoul so far!

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    27 August, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Kyaaa~~! I missed one of the best concerts of the century. *sorry, big fan* I wish I was there. 2NE1 + Taeyang = BLISS~~ CL’s my favorite member and Taeyang’s my favorite Big Bang member. Psssh~~!! They won’t let cameras in so people will be forced to buy the concert DVD when it comes out. ᄏᄏ

    I’ve only been to one concert before and it was David Pomeranz’s. It only cost me 21,000 won and it was already the most expensive tix. *just sharing* ᄏᄏ

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      27 August, 2011 at 12:39 AM

      the concert was real awesome! 😀 I left feeling real positive and good! ^^ Definitely gonna get the dvd when it’s out. It’s so good to see them performing so many songs in one night.

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    27 August, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    hey i just happened to notice it. you attend 2NE1’s concert on day 21 of your time in korea! 🙂

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      27 August, 2011 at 12:55 AM

      hahaha!! oh yeah i didn’t realise it too 😀 it was an awesome 2NE1 day~~ <3 so happy to see the girls perform live!

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    27 August, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Looks like you had tons of fun! The couples thing made me laugh 😀

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      27 August, 2011 at 10:13 AM

      keke yeahh it was really good 😀

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    27 August, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    Jealousjealousjealousjealousjealousjealous. I’m crossing my fingers that somehow I can randomly meet 2NE1 in korea (I want to meet CL most of all), go to a fanmeeting and a concert. I don’t think I’d be into fan meetings in general but I would make an exception for 2NE1. Your review of CL’s performance makes me love her even more. I’ve been to plenty of concerts (a few large, mostly smaller ones) and your experience sounds unbelievable.

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      27 August, 2011 at 10:13 AM

      CL is REALLY gorgeous. Her whole body frame is really good 😀 and her voice and energy.. 😀 If I manage to see big bang in person, i think i’ll be a happy girl 😀

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    27 August, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    couldn’t help laughing at the end photo…talk about being random! The post was everything on 2NE1 and it ended with a photo of some random dude’s shoes…lol.

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      27 August, 2011 at 5:55 PM

      HAHAHA me too, I laughed out loud at that.

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      27 August, 2011 at 10:05 PM

      keke oops i’m really random 😡

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    27 August, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    I’m so envious! I was really sad knowing that I wasn’t going to be in Korea for this, and I probably wouldn’t have been able to get a ticket anyway hahaha.

    I’m glad you had such a great time! I went to the YG Family concert and they weren’t too strict about things – we didn’t need to leave our bags, and our bags didn’t even get checked (we had standing). But for the Big Bang concert, our bags were checked, and if we had cameras in them we had to go hand them in at the tent to get them back later. We didn’t have to leave our bags though – but we had seating, so that might have been why. I think they do like you to leave your bags if you have standing.

    I really like that 2NE1 aren’t too thin. It makes them so much more attractive to me! They’re one of the very few girl groups that I love.

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      27 August, 2011 at 10:05 PM

      big bang concert!! that’s something that i really really wanna go for! 😀
      yeah i love that they are healthy and not trying to always diet excessively. They had so much energy on stage <3

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    28 August, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    Great post as always, day 21….you did it in purpose right ? lolol

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    2 September, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Did Sandara sing Naengmyun? I was looking forward to seeing clips of that collaboration! 🙁

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