sorry I haven't been posting much here, these days I mostly just comment on my Tumblr
. but Tumblr won't suffice for my fan account of my experience at the WG/2PM concert!!!!
I went with a guy friend who is obsessed with WG, we both got standing room and damn was it sweaty and crowdy. sooo much pushing and shoving and getting way too intimate with strangers :P but damn was it worth it! we were super close to the stage, and though I was too short to get more than heads and occasional glimpses of bodies, it was definitely better than the seats farther back. this is actually one of their venues that didn't sell out - the standing area was packed, but the seats were pretty empty
so the opener was some random girl...Tiffany something
? She was so horrible and absolutely NO ONE wanted to listen to her. I felt kind of bad because the audience was so mean to her, but...seriously, she was so horrible. she sang FOUR effing songs! too many! lol. at one point, she's like, "Anyone have Twitter? Y'all should follow me at __" and there was an audible "Noooo" lol. And after she sang 3 songs, we all thought she was done, then she was like, "Ok, I have one last song" and you could DEFINITELY hear the audience groan hahah. everyone just wanted her to GTFO
2PM was up next. the crowd was SO pumped. I honestly think the audience was way more excited for them than for wonder girls lol, idk if it was just because they were first up (and we were so sick of that tiffany girl), but I know that at least *I* was more excited about 2pm lol. and holy mother of Jaejoong, they did not disappoint. they were beautiful and they were great live performers...from the dancing to the singing to the crowd interaction. I really liked Taek's, "When I say 2P you say M. 2P-M! 2P-M!" I just love when the performers get the audience to say something specific, I love yelling in big groups as much as the next person, but I can never just do unspecific wooooo screaming, I have to yell SOMETHING. so that was fun, as was when JYP was asking who would be up first, and got the crowd to keep yelling "2PM!!!!" haha. it was so fun. 10 Points was also a big crowd pleaser because the audience kept yelling "SHIP JEOM!" or "SHIP JEOM MANJEOME SHIP JEOM!!" when it came out haha
so yeah, they started out with Without U, and then they did Heartbeat, Again & Again, and I Hate You (I forget the order for those 3), and finally they closed with 10 Points. They were amazing. They wore simple all black outfits and no visible guyliner, so they looked HOT. Gosh, I wish they would stick to that concept forever and ever and ever. I really love Without U now...much improved sans oil drip. I have also warmed up to Heartbeat lol. (on a side note - I really hoped Taek would rip off her shirt at the end of Heartbeat but alas he did not. he seemed to realize the audience's anticipation, because he impishly grinned at the audience as he concluded Heartbeat, as if to say, "I know you guys want me to, but...sorry." lol)
People kept raising their cameras so I couldn't see much at first, being short and all...the first five minutes I could only catch glimpses of Chansung's head and I was kinda PO'ed cos he's my least favorite out of the 5 that showed (Junsu was injured), but as I started to see Khun, then Taek, then Wooyoung...the sun came out and angels sang and all was good in the world. my friend kept talking about how young Khun looked. whatever. he and Taek are HOT HOT HOT HOTTTT. I want to have both of their babies so bad. and wooyoung of course is effing adorable. at the end, when they were exiting the stage, he went the wrong way and they came back to get him ahhaha it was the cutest thing in the world
it was also super cute whenever they started speaking in English. it was of course mostly Taek and Khun, especially at first, but eventually Woo, Junho, and Chansung all got several sentences. Junho did his trademark, "I'm so excited" haha. gosh I love em so much. I had always liked them in their dressed down (i.e. no eyeliner), clean (i.e. no long, gross, greasy hair) concepts, and when they're playful and funny as opposed to angsty and serious. so even though I'd been falling out of love
with them, after their epicness tonight, I am SO BACK ON THE 2PM BANDWAGON. SOOOOO BACK ON. ewaffles
invited me to stalk them with her too late :( :( I totally woulda done it! haha
now for the...Wonduh gulls!!
they had a SICK entrance. they lowered this huge screen for about 10 minutes as they shuffled around getting ready, we kept seeing vague shadows flashing across. and then the music went off and the lights dimmed and we knew it was about to go down. they each had brief dance solos behind the screen, casting huge shadows - the silhouette thing was so hot. they started off with I think 2 Korean songs, neither of which I remember hearing before
their solos were all really good. I didn't like Lim that much before (though I didn't hate her, like so many so-called Wonderfuls) because I didn't have reason to, but she was really cute, charming, and likable. to introduce their solos, she came out and said, "What do you think of __?" each member and gave what their image was, what she personally thought of them, etc., then was like, "But what do you know about me? Whatchu know bout me?" and did her solo, Lipgloss. Then Yoobin did Boom Boom Pow...man, JYP really sticks to a few songs and does them over and over, eh? Unfortunately, though Yoobin's super hot, her performance was NOWHERE near as epic as the Sisters Boom Boom Pow
. YeEun did Mercy and dear god is she a wonderful live singer. She is a true diva, and she definitely has the hottest body out of all the WG, curviest anyway. I prayed and prayed and prayed that Sohee wouldn't do Single Ladies again, but...she did. She sounds like the chipmunk version
:( Sunye did Paparazzi and she was really good. it was really funny when the music started, my friend was like, "HO SHIT. GAGAAA" lol.
one thing is I do wish they would give Lim some dance solos, because even though her vocals kind of suck, she is a kickass dancer. at the very end, when they were about to leave, they reintroduced themselves and Lim was last, I was really afraid she was going to get a really weak response but the audience was quite loud, I think because it was more cheering for WG in general. Yoobin seems most popular in America, the crowd went absolutely wild whenever her rap parts came up
our lineup was slightly different from the ATL lineup
...they did Rainstone Remix Nobody at first and regular Nobody for encore, though in ATL it looks like they didn't do Rainstone and did 2DT for encore (they did 2DT in the middle for us). I am also very happy to say that 2PM definitely looked hotter for our performance - mainly, I can appreciate Nichkhun going for a black wifebeater rather than a tshirt...hello arms ;-) I'm pretty sure, in fact, that unlike in ATL Chansung was the only one not in a sleeveless shirt :D
I didn't bring a camera but my friend did, so I'll post some of his pictures later :D he told me he got lots of 2PM pics and though he was kind of upset he didn't get as many WG pics, I am NOT complaining :P