I guess that’s all from me… Thanks & bye.

Another fantaken photo of G-Dragon at Incheon Airport on 110925
via @GDWORLD_ 

Another fantaken photo of G-Dragon at Incheon Airport on 110925

via @GDWORLD_ 

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By now, the feelings of excitement were raising. Yes, it was Seungri!!! The fans screamed when the large screen showed clips of Seungri’s MV for VVIP. Dressed in a handsome black suit, the maknae performed “VVIP”, “Strong Baby” and “What Can I Do”. Seungri is no doubt the king of fan service!!! He even greeted everyone in English. During the interview, DJ Jeff asked him if he would like to come back to Malaysia again and Seungri replied that he would like to live in Malaysia!! He really knows how to please the fans.

As always, the grand finale went to GD&TOP. They were definitely the main highlights of the show. Screams were really loud when clips of them came on the large screen but it was booming when GD&TOP appeared on stage!!! It is safe to say that 70% of those who attended the concert were VIPs!! Their screams and cheers were loud enough to rock the whole stadium and anywhere within 5km radius… GD&TOP started their performances with “Knock Out” followed by “Oh Yeah” but with only Park Bom’s over voice. Wouldn’t it be great if Park Bom was at the concert too? GD&TOP gamely posed with DJ Jeff for photos. DJ Jeff even urged fans to snap photos of them together. Both GD&TOP spoke some English during the interview, they sounded so cute!! 

All hell broke loose when GD&TOP performed “High High”. Fans suddenly all rushed to the front, gathering at the gate, some even stood on the gate to get a better view. The poor Rela guard was pushed away. Fans at the back were standing on the chairs.

By now it was almost impossible to take any photos. I’m not a very tall person and with all the fans waving their hands, fans, cheering sticks and placards, views were blocked. Everyone sang along to High High, bringing the climax to the maximum!!! Instead of the paper scissors rock game, TOP hugged GD!!. I’m not sure if this is pre-planned but GD seemed surprised by the hug. When the song was over, the lights on the stage went off and GD&TOP went off-stage. Suddenly TOP turned back briefly and said “thank you” to the fans. The fans started charting “encore! encore! Big Bang! We want more!” The lights came on and DJ Jeff and the Korean DJ came on stage and told everyone that the concert has ended and bid good bye to everyone.

Refusing to leave, we waited and waited for the much anticipated encore even after the lights on stage were turned off and Galaxy Group staffs gathering up the plastic chairs. There was tension in the air as fans waited and continued to shout for encore from GD&TOP and Seungri. But alas…there was no encore at all. Sorely disappointed, disgruntled fans started to leave. But some unsatisfied fans lingered near the artists’ resting tents, hoping to catch a glimpse of GD&TOP and Seungri leaving. There were 2 white vans waiting with police escorts. Fans started shouting Big Bang! Jiyong oppa!! TOP!! Seungri!! hoping to get their attention. But the Rela guards chased the fans away, telling them to leave. Just then there were some screaming and we saw GD &TOP leaving by another exit!!! TOP was following behind GD and he even waved to the fans.

And that’s it…. the concert was really over. I have mixed feelings about this Korean Music Wave concert. While I am really happy to be able to see GD, TOP and Seungri in person, I am left with some disappointments too. Firstly, when my friends went to the Galaxy Group office to purchase the concert tickets on Aug. 31st, they were given Row C. When my friend Karmen questioned why not Row A or B since she was the third person in the queue to purchase the ticket. Galaxy Group staffs told her that Row A and B were reserved for sponsors. But on the actual concert day, we found out that Row A and B were occupied by fans who bought their tickets through fanclubs!!! So these fanclubs are the so-called “sponsors” mentioned by Galaxy Group??? I felt really unfair about this. So fans who sacrificed hours queuing to purchase the tickets are not a priority?? I’m going to make a complaint about this to Galaxy Group!!

Secondly, while other artists performed at least 4 songs, Seungri and GD&TOP only performed 3 songs each. Why so little compared to the other artists? Honestly I was really expecting more from them and to me, the concert seemed to end abruptedly.

Those who attended the concert, care to share your thoughts and feelings about it?

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Up next was the new boy group Teen TOP. I don’t know them well but I still find myself nodding and tapping my foot to their songs. After the boys have performed, the host decided to bring on the ladies which was 4Minute. DJ Jeff even taught Kevin and Dongho how to say “leng lui” which means pretty gals in Cantonese.

During 4Minute’s performance break, only DJ Jeff and the Korean DJ interviewed them, Kevin and Dongho were not there. Apparently they went off-stage to prepare for their performances because U-KISS was next!! NEVERLAND had me rocking on my chair. I took some photos of U-KISS during the performance but they turned out to be too blur. >_<

After U-KISS’ performances, DJ Jeff announced that U-KISS had to leave immediately for the airport to catch the plane back to Korea. Fans groaned in dismay at the news.

Park Jungmin was up next, singing the title track “Not Alone” from his first solo album. He is really tall!! DJ Jeff had to look up at Park Jung Min during the interview section. He also taught Park Jung Min to say “tinggi” which is tall in Malay. He melted my heart with “The Princess’ Man” OST track, “Missing You”. I really love this guy!!

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This is my brief fanaccount on Korean Music Wave 2011 in Malaysia held on 110924. I have never written a fanaccount before so it is kind of sketchy.

Anyway, here it is….

Me and my friends arrived at Stadium Negara at around 4 something in the afternoon and there were already fans of the various performing artists gathering out the venue. There were many fans wearing the Big Bang Uniqlo T-shirts, FTISLAND T-shirts, holding the Big Bang lightsticks, fans, placards, etc to show their support. I also heard FTISLAND rehearsing while waiting outside the stadium. 

After waiting, mingling and queuing under the hot sun for hours, the Galaxy Group staffs finally let the concert-goers in at 5:45pm, two by two at a time because there were Rela (paramilitary civil volunteer corps) members acting as security guards at the entrance checking our bags. I hid my compact digital camera in my jeans back pocket hiding under my long jacket and managed to escape detection. But I saw some fans with DSLR cameras during the concert…I wonder how they sneaked those in. 

We were guided to our seats which were just plastic chairs, me and another 2 friends were at the RM 438 zone Block B, Row C seating while another 3 friends were at the RM 138 free seating zone. And we waited impatiently for the concert to start while commercials kept replaying on the large screens. At around 7:15pm, the Korean Music Wave 2011 logo came on screen and fans started to cheer but it was at around 7:30pm that the concert actually started with the screen flashing the names of the performing artists. Cheers were the loudest when Seungri and GD&TOP’s names came up. The host for the concert was MY FM DJ Jeff 陈浩然 along with a Korean DJ from Arirang Radio as well as Kevin and Dongho from U-KISS acting as MC. 

The concert was officially kicked off with the performances from FTISLAND. The guys were awesome, generating much hype for the fans. 


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Utt Panichkul with G-Dragon
via @Uttsada &amp; @wawavip
Utt is a VJ for MTV Asia and he acts and hosts in television programs in Singapore

Utt Panichkul with G-Dragon

via @Uttsada & @wawavip

Utt is a VJ for MTV Asia and he acts and hosts in television programs in Singapore

More fantaken photos of G-Dragon at Incheon Airport on 110925

via Candy_小超超 @ weibo / G-ONE-ME @ weibo

Fantaken photos of TOP and G-Dragon at Incheon Airport on 110925

via @choigosh87 & missjessy @ weibo

Fantaken photos of TOP at Incheon Airport on 110925

via @utopia_871104 / @ThetopCn / @choigosh87 

Fantaken photo of G-Dragon at Incheon Airport on 110925
via always-gd &amp; @partnervi 

Fantaken photo of G-Dragon at Incheon Airport on 110925

via always-gd & @partnervi