I got to Town Hall at 3PM and there were already people lining up to get in.
Nina and I went to exchange our tickets and lined up. :| We lined up for 5 hours in the sun (we had to buy an umbrella) and a couple of other friends joined us.
A little bit past 7PM (the concert was meant to start at 7PM), they started letting people in. And it was just chaotic. :| Everyone was just pushing and shoving and I have never been squashed so badly in my life. It was pretty much the result of lack of KPOP down under. The ushering into the concert wasn’t so great, the staff were rude or just didn’t really care what was going on. =_=
I wasn’t at the front but I was close to it. The line was very long. It went up the stairs at the back and down again.
Bear with me because I can’t really remember too many names from this concert. To kick start everything an Australian choir sang “I Am Australian” & introduced the host. The first performance was by the actor who played Ringo on Neighbours. Sam, I think it was. I don’t remember his last name. He was fun…and he was the only Australian act.
To really start the concert, Son Ho Young was up first. Now before this concert, I knew of him and a couple of his solo songs. I was never into him. But seriously, the man is amazing. No joke. His stage presence, experience and everything! He can really get a crowd going. I wish I had made a banner for him. He was absolutely brilliant. He sang I Know & a few other G.O.D songs. He also did some fan service, showing his body & jumping into the crowd. His voice is different from recording but he is so so so so so good.
Next up was SHINee (without Jonghyun). And don’t worry about my Jonghyun sign going to waste cus I made a Key one behind it, just in case he wasn’t going to come. Ah SHINee, I don’t remember much from their performance. They sang the remix of Replay, Lucifer and Hello. The hall was thrown into chaos, people started standing on chairs and screeching and I couldn’t see anything. I had to stand on my chair but the staff kept telling us to sit down but when we did, we saw nothing. The staff didn’t even do anything to help us. It was ridiculous really. One staff told me that they couldn’t do anything about it and I was actually pretty pissed. I mean, you’re supposed to keep everyone in order and why would you even tell the people in the back to sit down when everyone in the front is standing up? -_- /rant
Anyway, Key waved in my direction while Nina was tweeting so she didn’t see it but he did! He was such a sweetheart, waving to everyone. They looked tired though. I have to say I expected more from SHINee (stage presence, interaction, etc) because they are after all one of the top idol groups and they were the star of the act. Or it could be my Jjong biased-self typing away. As for vocal ability & dancing, I honestly could not tell because it was that chaotic. o_o
I only had blurry pics of SHINee & I took a real quick fancam but the rest of the time I didn’t actually film/take pics I was trying to get myself to see them first. -_-
When I did take a pic (a clear one) the girl in front of me threw up her hands in hysteria and I only caught Key’s head poking out? D:
After that chaos was over, Shin Seung Hun came up! :) He is a really superb singer. I actually took the most fancams/blurry pics of him. And he is a tiny man! :D
All artists headed up on stage for a finale with Raise Me Up. Of course chaos started all over again~
Overall, the concert had a great line-up (would have been perfect if Jjong was there too) but it was too disorganised during and before it had started. I had won tickets so I was very lucky but it wasn’t worth the 5 hour wait and lack of order from staff. Management didn’t make the concert enjoyable enough.
I suppose it was pretty good because time flew by.
I really want to meet Son Ho Young and I wouldn’t mind meeting SHINee but no one has information or they are all just eating the information themselves.