February 8, 2013
Ok, so we tried something different in this WANK. Instead of going to a location and just goofing around, we wanted to show you some of our favorite things about Hongdae, and give you a bit of a sense of what nightlife is like here. Now, we can’t show you fully everything that Hongdae has to offer. That would require a three hour documentary, and Morgan Freeman’s narration skillz. We just wanted to show a few of the things that we like about the area.
And we finally show you a nighttime video! When do we ever do those? It’s mostly daytime stuff, which – in reality – we barely get to enjoy, because we don’t ever have any free daytime. We’re only free at night, late night, which is one of the benefits of working in Hongdae. Once we’re done at whatever absurd hour we work until (Monday it was until 4AM), there’s still cool stuff happening. So this video is part WANK, but also part real life Simon and Martina.
One note, though: since this is winter, and hence very cold, one of our favorite things about Hongdae – namely, the Free Park – is rather dead, when it’s totally bustling usually. There have been plenty of summer nights we spent there that have been standing room only. Anyhow: we don’t want to write too much about it here, because we want to make a video about the atmosphere when summer comes around, but we want to just let you know that it’s a lot better in the summer, really.
Otherwise, we just totally love the indie vibe of Hongdae. It’s not overrun by Franchises…yet, though they’re really starting to creep in and – sadly – kick out individually run shops, which sucks, and we’re really hoping it doesn’t happen while we have our studio here in Hongdae. Not that I can imagine us not having our studio here, because we put so much money into it (AHHHH!!!!). I’m just hoping that we can defend Hongdae from the onslaught of franchizisation. That’s not a word, is it?
Also, this is definitely the longest WANK we did in a looooong time. There was just so much that we filmed, and – by the end of the night – we had to force ourselves to stop filming, because we wanted to go out and show you so much more! I can definitely see us doing more of these videos and showing you more of the cool vibe of Hongdae in the future, if you guise find this video interesting.
Anyhow, in that mass of deleted footage, we have some things that we saved for the bloopers. Check em out below, including us talking to some nice Nasties we saw that night :D