Tuesday, 1 November 2011

C'est la vie~!

So. Guess who's going to Paris, again? To see SHINee, again? To flail incoherently over Taemin, AGAIN?? Yup, none other, even though I'd sworn on my mother's grave that I would not set foot in that verdammte city for the next 465734 years at least!
FYI mom's still very much alive and kicking which might have been why that didn't work?

So a week ago hubby and I once again found ourselves parked in front of each of our computers - him at work though, so we had to Skype - and at exactly 10 we battled the usual crashing issues when anything kpop related is put up.

But dammit if we didn't win and got tickets for both shows! FYEAH *\o/*

For those of you in the not-know, one of Korea's biggest (if not the biggest?) broadcasting networks, KBS has a weekly music chart show, Music Bank, and in February 2012 they're making a special edition called K-Pop Festival Music Bank In Paris.

They're bringing over some of the currently big names (not all so don't go name droppin', kay?) in kpop including Girls' Generation, SISTAR, U-Kiss, B2ST, 4MINUTE, 2PM, T-ara and of course SHINee.
It'll be a 3 hour show with 4-6 songs per group, plus special stages.

Unlike with SMTown where there were just 6000+ tickets per night this will be held in Bercy, France's largest indoor venue which can hold 18000. Why on earth SMTown went to Zenith is a mystery.
The 'festival' will take place over two days meaning there were an impressing 36000 tickets up for sale. I checked today (111109) and there're still tix available for both days.

I don't like crowded pits but for the sake of future kpop ventures into Europe I really hope they will sell out or at least fill up nicely so it doesn't seem like a flop..

This here is a picture of the seating categories and the expected stage lay-out which came in very handy when we had to plan and choose our seats.

Since I'm desperate for some decent cams a guy advised me to go with seated tix for the first night and then pit tix for the last night. That way we can scope out the show, see how they dance and who goes where thank god for kpop being so completely choreographed pretty much down to the last wave and plan where to stand in the pit.
Plus if the seats are good we might even be able to shoot some fairly decent cams from a steady seated position.

So for the first show on the 8th we went with Cat 1, seated. We're on the 8th row, I know that much, but I'm a little confused as to which side of the "99,40 Euros" we're gonna be. It was suppose to be on the right side so we wouldn't see backs, but it's a little confusing because the different pictures and charts we've looked at have  been mirrored on occasions so maybe we got it on the wrong side after all?
Time will tell, and I can tell you you become a lot more meh when you have pit tix for the next day and can be exactly where you want! :p

Second day is pit day aka 'debout' on the picture. I hope we'll be the only people in there.. Or at least I hope it'll be like with SMTown where you can get fairly close even without being squished by screaming, jumping, cam disturbing crazy ass fangirls!
Obviously pit involves a lot of queueing which <insert sarcasm> should be real fun in February Paris!!
Fortunately the clever tix guy - who happens to be the one who wrote the confirmed article and knows what there is to know about this event, and with who I've been emailing back and forth with ever since - he told me that the bus-pool buses from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany are scheduled to arrive at 4pm meaning if we just queue sometime before that it should be good. We don't have to be there from 10 in the morning or something crazy like that.
Since our hotel is literally a 5 min. walk across a bridge from the venue it should be fairly easy to be somewhat on top of that.

We're gonna buy some new digital cameras. We sold the old ones after SMTown, and this time we're gonna buy the new ones so they can just be returned to the store when we come back. Such a hassle having to re-sell last time -_____________-
We're also gonna try to get some where the autofocus doesn't suck major ass..

So now we're just waiting impatiently for February. Of course it won't be a boring wait, far too much to do for that, like, gift shopping and Christmas, New Year's, our birthdays and 90 percent of our entire families' birthdays! Yup, tis the season to be busy..

(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ I can't believe I get to see him again~


  1. yay for you!!! But I better start praying now because didn't you get held up last time by a robber and wasn't there some crazy chick in front of you blocking your view???

  2. LOL Yeah, you really missed the boat on that one so get crackin'!!

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