Posted in K-Pop, Korea

Super high price for Juniors.

Tickets for £165! SuperJunior have announced their London tour date at Wembely Arena and tickets go on sale on Sunday. But aren’t they asking for too much?!

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Although I have not figured out if there will be early entry tickets, SuperJunior of SM Entertainment are charging between £56 – £156 for tickets to there first solo concert in London.

Aren’t K-Pop artists charging way too much for their London concerts?

Although I am not a K-pop lover, I forked out £100 to see BigBang last December. Now BigBangs rivals SuperJunior are also playing Wembely Arena.

I must admit I may be slightly biased when I say this but I refuse to pay more or the same amount as my BigBang ticket, for another K-Pop group.

I recently went to see Jay Park (you can read my review here), and I paid £60 for my ticket. Although I believe this price was slightly higher than I expected, I went along as I have loved Jay Park’s music and his body for years now & he finally came to London.

Although SuperJunior are more famous than Jay Park, they should consider that this is their first solo concert in London & many of their fans here are students and teenagers.

I am aware that K-Pop has a very strong fan base and fans are willing to pay a bit extra to see their favourite artists here. But £165?! Big international stars such as Beyonce, Taylor Swift & Blink 182 haven’t ever priced their tickets that high.

As much as I’d love to see Siwon, I am not forking out that much for a group I do not listen to or know. And I don’t like seating at concerts so I won’t get the cheaper tickets.

How many of you are big fans of SuperJunior & are willing to spend that much money for them?

I like writing posts on the bus!

Goodnight from my seat on 243 on my way home!

Posted in K-Pop, Korea

Finally!

After waiting for years to hear Jay Park even mention a European tour, I have just purchased my ticket to see him in London this September!

Jay announced on the 21st of July that he would be gracing English land with his presence. But there were problems and delays in information and tickets going on sale. They were originally set to be on sale at the end of July but was postponed due to problems with venue and seating plan confirmation.

Today tickets went on sale at 10am this morning and I purchased my ticket at 10:10am (die hard fan). Standing tickets were priced at £50.00 plus a £5.75 booking fee. I am pleased with the ticket price as everything seems cheap after paying shy of £100 for a standing ticket to see Big Bang last December (It was totally worth it though!).

So I look forward to the 21st of September! See you soon Jay!

Posted in Korea, Uncategorized

Writers Block.

Just 5 weeks left until my dissertation is due and I have been suffering from writers block for more than a week. Before then it was just sheer laziness but now I want to write but my mind goes blank.

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My dissertation topic is so under-researched so I have to do three-four different fields of research. Popular culture, Fandom, Identity & Adoption. Identity among adopted people is such a sensitive subject that many people are scared to research into it.

Stupidly, in my mind I thought it was a good idea to have a unique dissertation title so it would be different. I failed to realise that in doing so it will make my dissertation so much harder to do!

Along with the pain of research, I have to do five interviews that should last between 30 minutes and an hour and a half. Also the people who I have to interview are hard to find in London.

(If there are any adopted Koreans living in London, please contact me! You will be saving my life! Even if you don’t live in London, Skype can connect us so get in touch please!)

But I know all this hard work will pay off. Once the cloud above my head has passed and I manage to start writing, I am confident that I will do well. If this dissertation goes the way I have planned, it will be a success. Not only for the grade I will get and how it will impact my degree, but as an under-researched topic. Having something I can call my own and have published is my dream.

Uniqueness is the key.02 Killer Keys Rubber Key Fobs

Posted in K-Pop, Korea, Uncategorized

G-Dragon – 1st World Tour!

Only two days after the finale of the Big Bang Alive Tour, G-Dragon tweets about his 1st solo world tour!!!!

Although G-Dragon only tweeted a picture of a poster for his solo tour, which is titled simply titled ‘1st World Tour’, excitement is in the air!

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I really hope he comes to London as although most artists state they are doing a world tour, the tend to leave us Brits out of the equation!  But I a hopeful since Big Bang came to London for the Alive tour and G-Dragon returned for a few days last week.

Now, the wait for dates begins!

I just hope ticket prices aren’t as crazy as the Alive Tour was! =P