This post is dedicated to the thorn at my side, my favorite lurker, and my uneducated basher SNSD4EVER. My dear, you’ve done wonders for your reputation here and perhaps wherever else you’ve post with your terrible sentence structure, lack of originality, 4th grade vocabulary, and incredible ignorance. Feel free to leave me some of your bonafied lovin’ at the end of this article. I’m truly anticipating your return.
This is actually gonna be a mega-post for me. Monday is when school starts so you guys are probably going to miss me (especially you, my favorite lurker ;D). I figure, what the hey, I might as well take the time to make this ridiculously awesome for everyone.
Younha’s Comin’ Back!
Who’s missed this girl? I seriously have. After being featured in Epik High’s “Umbrella” song, I realized I’ve been without my baby for quite some time. Prepare yourselves on August 28th. She and Tablo will be getting cozy again on her track “Memory.” Don’t think into it.
SHINee Are Copycats
SM, you’re boring now. So on August 22nd, the boys will finally release their new single “You’re Like My Oxygen“, yet low and behold, it’s already getting heat. Apparently the song is a remake of some Denmark popstar’s song “Show the World“. My opinion: Who really cares? Everyone in the music industry likes to believe they’re original and they are the firsts for everything, yet everything will always be a copy of something else, some more so than others. Doesn’t anyone remember S.E.S.’s “Dreams Come True” copy of Nylon Beat’s “Like A Fool“? Get over it, you stupid netizens. As much as I would have enjoyed the SHINee boys to stay original, situations like this one cannot be helped. Just continue to support them.
FT Island Is Back!
Guess who’s back? *na na na* So their new album leaked *surprise surprise* and the boys and their company plan on taking that SOB down. They’ve already released the MV for their song “After Love.” The over dramatized angst almost destroys their attempt at “sexy-when-wet” look, but you don’t see me complaining. I’m not very impressed with the song, but I’m willing to give them a listen anyway. Expect an upcoming review from yours truly.
R.I.P. Lee Eon
Even if your favorite Coffee Prince was Gong Yoo, you could not deny Lee Eon’s obvious charm and lovable character. There was more to him than that, of course. He died on August 21 at the age of 27 from a motorcycle accident just after the “Strongest Chil Woo” wrap-up party.
Wonder Girls Comeback set for September 25
Yes, I just had to use another Wonder S. Jean ad. Bite me. Anyway, even though we all thought it was going to be a full album release, no. JYP just likes making us writhe in painful anticipation. Instead, the girls plan on releasing a single that is hyped up to be a “So Hot/Tell Me” killer. Me? I won’t buy into the hype, to prevent from being disappointed with ridiculously high standards.
EPIK HIGH IN JAPAN?
Yessum, the boys are in Japan and they’re holding their first concert at the Yokohama Blitz for two days from August 23. Rock on, boys, rock on.
OK, here comes the meat. This will be an eyesore for SNSD fans, but please be aware that this is dedicated to the single person that chose to be a douchebag on my blog, despite several offers for a peaceful ceasefire. If you choose to read it, fine. I honestly don’t need another ignorant “SNSD4EVER!” on my blog, so please refrain from bouts of stupidity :D.
We all know about the amazing SMTOWN concert held about sometime last week and I’m willing to bet most of you weren’t there. And I’m also willing to bet most of you are going to believe the first fan account that you’ve read and you’re going to live the rest of your life believing it. That’s ok, I’m not here to sway opinions. I’m just here to provide some facts that might not have been shared by certain news sites.
I’m just gonna put it out there: It was pretty embarrassing for Papa SM. Not really getting me right now? I know what you’re thinking: “It’s SM, one of the biggest names in the Korean entertainment industry. Everything they put out is pure gold.” Oh really? And does the Toothfairy really come at night and give you a quarter for every tooth underneath your pillow?
Would you like more? I’m more than willing to provide. Look at all those lovely empty seats. Is this the same SM that you claim puts out gold for the masses? It wasn’t enough that SM brought in Super Junior, DBSK, The Grace, SHINee, Zhang Li Yin, SNSD, AND BoA? It wasn’t enough that the DBSK boys were stripping everywhere? And Shin Dong’s rendition of “U Go Girl” didn’t turn you on?
Let’s see argument one: SNSD HAD ALL FC’s CHEER!
I recommend you take the time to watch both videos till the very end.
Exhibit A: SNSD’s performance
Exhibit B: SHINee’s performance
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Did you tell the difference? Here’s more.
Exhibit C: SNSD’s performance – Night (via Soshi section)
Exhibit D: SNSD’s performance – Night (via Jumping Boa section)
The boredom is excessive. Don’t you love the darkness in both fancams, either way?
Argument 2: It was just rehearsals!
Oh boy. This had to be the biggest argument put forth by everyone to explain the empty seats. Ok, we all know that Cassi and ELF are probably the 2 largest FC’s in Asia and they are very supportive of their boys. Very. And yet, *if you still weren’t convinced with that picture above*
And last but definitely not least
This is what rehearsals look like:
This is not reheasal.
And just for kicks: Where’d the love go?
Argument 3: Jamsil Stadium has a capacity of 50,000 and attendees were 40,000.. it will not be full because of the huge venue, so having an attendance of 40,000 is already more than enough.
Exhibit A: Dream Concert
Exhibit B: SMTOWNLIVE ’08
It still stands though: Dream Concert was indeed free and SMTOWN tickets had to be paid to gain admission. Tickets were arguably overpriced and the result was even a week prior to the concert, all the tickets had not been sold. Rumor has it that SM was giving away FREE concert tickets to Cassi, ELF, Shapely, etc. FREE! And yet, look above you. Is that what you call a full house, EVEN with free admission just like Dream Concert? How embarrassing.
Argument 4: IT’S SEO TAIJI’S FAULT!
Um, what? The comeback of a legend overshadowed by an unsuccessful concert? Seriously? Get the fuck out!
It’s a known fact that the rock legend, Seo Taiji, help is ETPfest concert on the same day as SMTOWN. However, unlike SM, he managed to have a sold out concert. Last I checked, Seo Taiji’s audience heavily differs from the adorable little fanboys and girls that attend POP concerts. Need I elaborate? I’d also like to bring up the fact that there was no real news about Seo Taiji’s concert and ALL the hype was about SMTOWN. Here’s a Newsens account on the success of the concert:
[뉴스엔 박세연 기자]
소녀시대가 드림콘서트의 침묵사건 악몽을 떨쳐내고 성황리에 공연을 마쳤다.
소녀시대는 15일 오후 5시 서울 잠실주경기장에서 열린 ‘SMTOWN LIVE 08’에서 일당백의 정신을 자랑하는 열성팬을 포함, 객석을 메운 4만여 관중의 환호 속에 열정넘치는 무대를 펼쳤다.
소녀시대를 비롯, 아시아의 별 보아, 동방신기, 슈퍼주니어, 천상지희더그레이스(The Grace), 소녀시대, 장리인, 샤이니 등 SM 소속 가수들이 총출동한 이날 공연은 장장 5시간30분 동안 팬들의 함성 속에 성황리에 진행됐다.
이날 ‘미키'(MICKEY)에 맞춰 치어리더 컨셉으로 등장한 소녀시대는 ‘다시만난세계’ ‘소녀시대’ ‘키싱유'(KISSING YOU) 등 히트곡은 물론 팬들을 위해 선곡한 ‘COMPLETE’ ‘해주고싶은얘기’의 감미로운 하모니를 선사했다.
특히 소녀시대는 일당백의 정신을 자랑하는 열성팬들의 환호 속에 무사히 공연을 마치며 지난 6월 드림콘서트의 악몽을 떨쳐냈다. 이날 소녀시대가 무대에 오를 때마다 객석에는 ‘감상’과 ‘침묵’의 간극을 넘나드는 묘한 기류가 형성되기도 했지만 관객들은 한층 성숙된 팬문화를 보이며 응원의 함성을 보냈다.
타 가수들의 무대에서도 풍선과 야광봉을 흔들며 공연 전반을 즐기는 팬들에 힘입어 소녀시대는 일명 ‘소녀시대 침묵사건’으로 명명되는 드림콘서트의 악몽을 떨쳐냈다.
공연 전부터 온-오프라인을 중심으로 퍼져나간 팬클럽 간의 갈등이 원인이 된 당시 사건은 소녀시대 팬클럽과 동방신기-슈퍼주니어-SS501 팬클럽의 대립으로 인해 소녀시대의 무대에서 그들의 팬을 제외한 거의 모든 관객들의 야광봉이 꺼지고 함성이 사라지는 묘한 분위기로 구설수에 올랐다.
이날 역시 묘한 기운이 감돌았다. 완전한 침묵은 아니지만 타 가수들의 무대에서보다 풍선과 야광봉을 흔드는 관객들이 현격히 줄어든 것.
객석을 메운 관객들의 경청과 침묵 사이 줄타기 속에서 일당백의 정신을 자랑하는 소녀시대의 든든한 오빠, 삼촌팬들은 괄괄한 함성으로 주경기장을 메웠고 소녀시대는 무사히(?) 공연을 마쳐 관계자들의 가슴을 쓸어내리게 했다.
한편 ‘SMTOWN LIVE 08’은 서울 공연을 시작으로 오는 9월 베이징, 상하이, 방콕 등 아시아 4개 도시에서 투어 형태로 진행된다.
SNSD overcame the Dream Concert “silent treatment” incident and successfully ended the SM TOWN ’08.
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In particular, SNSD’ s fans who boast of their gang-like mindset, cheered on their girls and SNSD was able to finish their performances safely amidst their cheers. On this day, whenever SNSD came on stage, a strange feeling that recalled the events of the Dream Concert – like déjà vu – swept over the stadium; however, the audience showed a more matured fan culture by cheering them on. The fans shook their glow sticks and balloons.
The conflict that exploded on the internet among fan clubs resulted in the fan clubs of DBSK-SUJU-SS501 boycotting SNSD during the Dream Concert, resulting in a surreal experience of all the lights and noise from the stands being extinguished in the Olympic Stadium.
On this night, this strange feeling swept the same stadium once again. Although it wasn’t a complete “silent treatment”, the number of fans who shook their glow sticks and balloons strikingly decreased as seen from the stage.
The audience in the stands replaced the “silent treatment” with “attentive listening” as they quietly listened to SNSD perform. While concert go-ers walked the fine line of “silent” versus “attentive” listening, SNSD’s fans – consisting of the gang of older brother(오빠) and uncle(삼촌) fans – displayed their gruff, resonating voices that filled in the silence for SNSD to finish their performance safely (?) and melt the audience.
Seriously? All you need is common sense to realize how BS-ed this entire article is. Actually, I’d like to think this way: Because of the DC incident, everyone was preparing themselves for the worst: Another “black sea”. Did it happen? Of course. Hell, no one was even there. Ouch. But the fact that people were anticipating another one only made the 2nd “black sea” seem like nothing. And with SM’s dirty antics, of course articles are going to make it seem as though nothing had happened. I’ll defend SM this once: Of course he wanted to make it seem nothing bad happened to his go-to gals. He’s doing everything he can to save their already tarnished-beyond-repair reputations. Let him have his fun, but let it be known, people out there are digging for the truth.
However, I will go on to say this: If SM were to disband SNSD, what would happen? We already know what their fans are capable of because of the Dream Concert. Can you imagine the riots and outrage from their fans if they were to disband? I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more than this.
Major credits to STAND and Shen Yue. Get over it; I know they’re antis.
Hope to see my favorite person soon! I will be on hiatus, so for now, happy reading and stay sexy.