Big Bang Japan concert tour ‘Stand Up 2008′
Idol group Big Bang had their Japanese concert tour ‘Stand Up 2008′ which saw the attendance of 20,000 fans to the concert performances.
They had their first concert performance on 28th October in Osaka HooSeng Hall, 29th in Nagoya JoongKyung University and 1st November in Tokyo JCB Hall. Their second concert tour saw 2 times the number of fans as compared to the 10,000 for their ‘Global Warning Tour’.
Before their 7pm concert performance on 1st November, a 100-over-meter long queue of fans waiting to go into the concert hall. Also a while ago, there has been a lot of talk about the haste sold-out situation for the tickets for Big Bang’s concert this time. Also much concern was for the high cost of 800,000 KRW for their concert tickets sold illegally.
Big Bang sang about 30 songs in the 2.5 hours, including new performances of 6 songs off their first Japanes official album ‘Number 1′ released on 22nd October, and also individual performances to the delight of their fans.
For example, TaeYang did his solo performance of ‘Prayer’ and ‘Look Only At Me’, while DaeSung performed ‘Look at me, GwiSoon’. And for SeungRi, he prepared especially for this concert tour his rendition of Nakashima Mika’s ‘Eye’s Flower’ in Japanese.
Apart from their solo performances, for this concert tour, 1TYM Danny also appeared as guest performer performing the song ‘Without U’ and ‘Hot’.
Big Bang’s concert tour this time has also gained a lot of attention from the Japanese artistes. For their Tokyo concert performance, vocal Tachibana Keita of group W-inds, who won the best Asian singers during Asia Song Festival this year, also attended the concert.
Keita said, “There is this group who has been attracting a lot of media concernt and attention lately, which is Big Bang. Even though they are younger than me, also much capable, their dance performances were also enjoyable. Their performance was something to be jealous of.”
Also one member of group PinkInk (not sure if this it the correct name of the group, I just did direct translation) also wrote on her blog “After attending Big Bang’s concert, I went to listen to their other CDs. Even though I am not into Hip Hop, I like Big Bang.”
Not only this, it was also broadcasted on TokyoTV ‘RyuHa R’ programme, “We were surprised that Big Bang members sing so well.” Also on the programme, an official said, “Hip Hop, R&B, Eurobeat - from their music to dance style to their performing outfits, there is such a variety. Their performances were delightful, so are their individual members’ solo performances - they were impressive. “
With the end to their concert tour in Japan, Big Bang has also successfully revealed their latest teaser video to their 2nd official Korean album ‘Remember’, which is set to release on 5th November. The boys will have their comeback performance on 8th November on MBC Music Core.
credit: Soo Kyeong @ Kbite + soompi
OH YEAH!! IT'S AWESOME TO SEE SOME J ARTISTS WATCHED THE CONCERT AND GAVE COMPLIMENTS TO OUR BB BOYS! I'M SURE BB WILL RISE MORE IN THE FUTURE...
Anyway, I'm drooling over Stand Up Tour goodies!
But money in purse left me with an option - either it's the goodies, or their second korean album -___- But then again, I've been wasting money too much! I admit it, I'm a type who cannot resist over original/official stuffs/albums/etc, specifically if it's about my fandom (TVXQ & BB).
Why? Well, it's simply because I support them.
They make great music, and they deserve to be loved.
That's why, I couldn't help myself to HATE to the core towards people who claims themselves as a fan, but in fact, they do nothing to support the artist.
I remember one friend from high school, commented that I was too crazy - too fanatic with TVXQ just because I bought the original FITB (japan version, which is cost a lot rather than the korean version one). But then, another male friend defended me, saying that "What's your point? If you like a singer, what's wrong with buying his/her/their albums?"
I have many friends who act like some kind of loyal fans but when I ask them, why don't you buy the CD? Show some support lah! They just go quiet and have nothing to say.
And also in one case, there's this one particular friend who asked me to make her an mp3 cd consists the newest songs about kpop & jpop. Okay, I did her first request.
And she was likely more into jpop and kpop after hearing the cd...
But she hadn't satisfied yet.
She wanted more.
I don't know where did she got the idea; but she embarassed to ask me again so she went to ask another friend and told her friend to ask me to make another mp3 cd - but this time with ALL TVXQ SONGS, STARTING FROM THEIR FIRST ALBUM , JAPANESE SINGLES, AND THE O JUNG.BAN.HAP ONE (Mirotic wasn't released yet at that time).
OMG!! Can't you believe it???
O course, I COMPLETELY REFUSED HER REQUEST!
Her friend in the end, was the one who told me everything - about who the real requester was. But she told me to keep this as a secret as she didn't want to prolong the problem.
Well, I didn't mind it anyway. But still kind of annoying to my friend's little trick. Ha!
My mom bought me a new pair of NIKE shoes!!
And I just started a fanfic!! The cast is SeungRi a.k.a Lee Seung Hyun from Big Bang, and Jung Yun Ho from TVXQ. And I just made this poster last night. I didn't have any concept for the poster, so I just edited with ways I felt like to do XDD.
But it turned out very lovely!
...At least, lovely for me. Hahaha...
Well, anyway, I think I should call it a day (for blogging). Will continue later!
With lots of pancake,
BLACK & GRAY SIMPLICITY
♥ Friday, October 31, 2008♥
It's quite a dilemma for me.
I don't know where should I put myself into about MKMF 2008. I do want to vote, but I don't know who I want to vote!
It's either TVXQ or Big Bang.
I want them to win so badly, but I don't want them to compete against each other. Somehow, a gush of guilt would come and rushing down on me whenever I point my pointer mouse to one of their pictures on the voting page. I can't bring myself to do a simple click!
It has been confusing me.
Now the voting time is over, let's just see the result later.
p.s: I ended up wasting my money again over tee shirts T.T
BLACK & GRAY SIMPLICITY
♥ Sunday, October 26, 2008♥
Hey! I know it has been a very, very long time since my last update!
I was busied with midterm test and English Day, therefore - I got no time to blog about every single thing happened and plus, I have to admit it that I had gradually lost interest in blogging.
I don't know how, but I found out my fond of blogging is no longer there, as if it had faded away, disappeared. But anyhow, abandoning my blog - is a hard task for me to do. I've just started to move into this current blog couple of months ago, and my sense (haha, sense!) told me that it's not right, to just abandon it like that.
Hence! I'm still trying to bring my fondness back so...
here I am!
I'll try to write regularly from now on. And see if I can make things work again just like it did before...
See you at the next update!
With lots of Caramel Macchiato,
BLACK & GRAY SIMPLICITY
♥ Thursday, October 9, 2008♥
I'M YOUR NUMBER 1!!!!
Oh yeah, once I heard the electronic element played at the beginning, I should know: this is sooooooooooooo Big Bang!
It didn't take me long to soon become addicted, since hey, it's BIG BANG!! Although I haven't got myself to see the brand new video from these amazing guys because time didn't allow me to... but I got to be happy because it still allowed me to download the mp3!
I heard "Number 1" repeateadly yesterday before exam and seriously, I couldn't hold myself to move my head up and down following the beat... and believe it or not, it sent me a spark of energy that magically brightened up my mood!
Their music never failed to amaze me =)
...Makes me wonder,
Why does the power of music has such incredible effect to human (as in my case, TVXQ and Big Bang)?
Hmmm... Maybe that has something to do with mental and emotion, I think.
I do really, really want to start supporting Big Bang - as a V.I.P - to buy their next release album - 'Number One.'
But I'm not a rich man's daughter T.T
My mom says, "You can't waste your money (yeah, waste, that's what my parents said) for something that actually doesn't really necessary to buy while there's a thing come to be more important! You have to use money wisely!"
But well, as for TVXQ, I had already convinced my parents and they understand me perfectly well that I do appreciate my idol's hard work by purchasing the original copy of their albums... so, that's not a big problem anymore.
*Sigh...* Hopefully I'll recover soon in money problem, XDD
OMG I forgot to say hello!
Hello, People! I'm officially back!
So sorry because this thing came out to be the second thing coz I totally got so excited with Big Bang's "Number 1"!
Uh. Never mind.
Anyway, I know I haven't updated crossmyline for quite a while, but I wasn't trying to abandon my blog!
Well, soooooooooo manyyyy things happened between my absence in blogging XDD
...but in the end, I shall admit that I was sooo damn lazy to write an update. Because:
1. I went on holiday... last week.
2. And the next following week, which is the present time, I'm having a mid-term exam.
...See? I have my reason!
Today I'm in a good mood to blog (since there'll be no exam today!) about how was my life doing during my disappearance (in my blog).
But I have to tell you, this post is going to be very... random... so, yeah~
Here comes the no.1 reason of why I had absent last week: I went to Bandung and Central Java on my one-week length holiday!
btw, I LOVE BANDUNG!
The weather was friendly, unlike Jakarta.
Ha, don't talk about this lovable city of ours... the tropical climate appears very obvious in this land, and I'm sweltering to death whenever I'm not in a room with fan or air conditioner. Bah!
It would be SUPER DUPER nice if Jakarta is on a highland... like Bandung =)
City of highlands... reminds me of Genting, haha.
Anyway, Bandung is nice, and the obvious one is absolutely - its air. I do really envy Bandung people because they live in a city which granted by fresh, breathtaking air, and not to forget - beautiful sight as their surrounding. Everything is there... food, clothing store, outlets, etc etc etc.
Enjoyable trip =)
But despite of all those nice words!
There's actually one unpleasant thing that I'll always remember, forever and ever and ever and ever~~~~ *ehm!!*
It was very annoying for me, as a domestic tourist who don't familiar with Bandung's area...
The thing is,
I was pissed off by these quite number of people, who claims their selves as Bandung's citizen.
(Please note! If you have never, ever done this kind of scene that I'll going to tell you, then don't feel offended. But if you have ever done it, well, you SHOULD feel offended, you scum!!Remember, I don't offend Bandung people, but to these specific people. But then again it's based on a fact and I have a right to feel annoy with it. Okay??)
It's not really a big thing, but it did make me angry when someone answering 'don't know' everytime we asks for direction.
It's not only someone, but everyone! Every people that we met, every people that we asked, on the same day!
Each person - I don't know if actually they made a deal first to say the EXACT SAME THING to every stranger who is apparently, asking for direction - but you know what? Their talking appears the same!! No different!!
"Excuse me, do you know where Cihampelas Street is?"
"I'm sorry, I don't know..."
"Excuse me, do you happen to know where Cihampelas Street is?"
"Oh, I don't know."
"Excuse me, where's Cihampelas Street?"
-no answer, but shaking head-
We stopped again, asking another person... but all those persons that we happened to ask were answering, "don't know."
The question is, they're staying in Bandung, right??
Then HOW COME THEY DON'T KNOW THAT FAMOUS STREET THAT EVEN TV STATIONS BROADCASTS IT ZILLIONS OF TIME?????
Okay. Newcomer? It's possible.
But we had our questions answered with "don't know"s by more than 8 persons, and that means they're all NEWCOMERS? Everyone of them?
Oh, c'mon. Is that what they call, 'coincidence'? I don't believe it.
I don't know what was on those people's mind, but since they're citizens of Bandung, they should have known the area! How would they know their way then, if they don't know direction???
.......AAAAaaaaaaaaah............. never mind.
As I'm typing more, annoyance is also growing bigger in me.
Just... be nice, people. Help strangers in your country or city or town if you happen to find them asking direction to you.
Bandung - in fact - is truly a SHOPPING PARADISE! Visit Cihampelas Street, Riau Street, and Dago street, those are places where you can simply find many fashion stores and factory outlets. And not to forget, the price is affordable!!
And these unique stores located on Cihampelas Street.
pictures credit as tagged.
My best damn reason to go to Bandung is no other than DISTRO(Distribution Outlets), a shop which most of the products are designed by local designers. So, it's not something made by garment factory just like usual clothes out there.
Well, there's a reason what makes me *and other distro's lover* prefer this local product more.
It is the creative, original design.
Mostly DISTRO's main product is T-SHIRT. And by the hands of skillful designers, they turns an ordinary t-shirt to a wonderful one.
Oh, you don't know how much I love DISTRO's high quality printing T-SHIRT!
High quality printing means, high quality T-SHIRT.
There's this particular shop at Riau Street, an old house building to be specific - but it was renovated and the owner made it as a place filled with DISTROs.
Yes, an OLD HOUSE, consists of stores in its yard. And all of them are distros!! I had a great time exploring the shops one by one. Felt like exploring heaven, haha!!
24/7, my heaven~ humming Big Bang's 'Heaven'... that's a good song btw!
The shop's name is... I kind of forget... but I think it's 'Local Distro', and it's near to Santika Hotel - you can find it easily, really.
Here's one of t-shirts that I bought... (there's more but I'm not going to show every pieces that I bought!!)
I really love this t-shirt. You'll know if you see the real material =)
In fact, I've been a huge fan of T-shirts - those ones with unique design, colorfully printing... and you know what? This CRUSH over T-Shirt has actually grown bigger than before because this boy made me even so.
GD baby! Look at his t-shirt!
And his stylish cap...
Me, want it to death!!!!!!! Where did you buy it?? TELL MEEEEE!!
Oh, my bro also bought this:
How creative! I like the shopping bag design. And what's inside...?
Would like to hunting more goodies there~~~~
I'm dying to have Falcon X-Box 360! Because I need to play:
The teaser trailer, screenshots, videos, galleries, and everything about the game, made me want to play it so badly! It'll be released for PS3 and X-Box as well (from what I heard, next year), and I hope by the time it is released, I can afford one X-Box 360.
There's no excuse to skip playing the XIII!!
This is the 3rd times I changed my blogskins!
It's not like I'm getting bored with the previous one, which is Se7en blogskin, but I just found this skin cute and to think that it's not that girlie, I began to do my work: editing!
Hahaha, I think I'll change my blogskin frequently.
Nice skins out there made me XDD
Oh yeah, Linz said that she had already sent TVXQ's MIROTIC to me yesterday!
Will update soon once I received it! OMG OMG OMG...
With lots of... 'love'?
No, that sounds cheesy to me.
With lots of chocolate pudding + vanilla sauce,
BLACK & GRAY SIMPLICITY
♥ Tuesday, September 30, 2008♥
I WANT X-BOX 360 BADLY!!!!!!!!
The next obsession to be fulfilled soon.
I'll make it mine. I'll purchase it by my own money.
And by then, I'll have FULL authority to use it, without sharing with my bro!
The day, will come.
Memories will remain forever...
Thank you, for being my friend... for being in my life, for being years with me.
EXTRA: a picture that'll make you do some neck exercise...
Labels: Obsession, Photos, Sen no Kotoba
BLACK & GRAY SIMPLICITY
♥ Monday, September 29, 2008♥
I may not tell you, but I've been suffering a dangerous disease and it is highly infectious for anyone who is currently reading this by now...
I'm just kidding =)
Actually, I'm sick, yes, but it was just a cold and cough... for almost a week T.T
It was a lil bit annoying, of course... though I have to admit it that me, like it when I got my voice changed due to the cold I had =)
Well... to be honest, I'm not a person who minds about those kind of things... uh, I mean, sickness.
When I got sick, I always eat what I want to eat, whether it has a bad impact on me or not. And what else... I'm too lazy to take medicine before someone kindly enough tell me that I should.
Oh, and more example. I also can never get myself to drink lukewarm water when technically, I should.
Hahaha, I'm a bad kid!
But yesterday, I got this 'punishment' for being careless.
It's a sore-throat -__-.
I already had a cold and cough, so I didn't expect for a sore throat as an addition to complete my sickness.
But then again, it was my own fault...
I was too lazy to notice a warning that had warned me from the very beginning, to not to eat some kind of... 'nasty' snack...? Nuh, I can't say it's nasty XDD it was only a cereal (without milk) and... let me see... oh! A nut-crunch-filled labelled chocolate.
But hey, the urge was coming from my stomach after all! I craved for sweets, and those happened to be ones that I had. So, I just ate them right away~
...without any worry that it would make a sore-throat... despite that I knew, I wasn't in a very healthy state lately XDD
Sooooo... here I am!! With a painful sore throat, somewhere - around my tonsils.
Do you know how much trouble I've been getting so far by eating, chewing, or swallowing food? It's extremely painful, and it seems that this is the worst sore throat I've ever had in my life!
Seriously, the pain source (or whatever its name... sorry, vocabulary limited!) is located deeper than I usually countered. And even up until now, the pain hasn't gone yet!! I've been regularly eating my medicine now, but the result is 0.
Oh man, I just sneezed.
And it HURTS!!!!!! My throat, I mean.
Do I have to continue my life like this...? Miserable enough... T.T
Anyway, just hanged out with long-time-no-see friends today! It was fun, though I had some kind of... a bit uneasy feeling?
Dunno why. Maybe because they're long-time-no-see friends?
Well, I'll blog about it tomorrow *if I have a mood to write a blog post, that's it* and post up pictures also. My blog is soooooo picture-less!!
Labels: Random thoughts, Sen no Kotoba
BLACK & GRAY SIMPLICITY