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Last night we had the chance to attend the YG Family Concert and OMG was it ever AWEEESOOOMME!!! The lineup was amazing: Big Bang, 2NE1, PSY, Se7en, Gummy, Tablo, and Jinusean. We saw the very last concert of the weekend (the December 4th Sunday 7:oo PM show) and it ended around 11:30 PM.

It was, however, a real fluke that we had the chance to go. We had done a newspaper interview early on in the week and in it we talked about YG Entertainment. We were surprised to receive an email from a YG Entertainment rep telling us that they’d like to send us tickets to the show! HOLY FREAKING AMAZING! *Martina does sky punches*

Now the only sad part about this story is that we had the option between standing tickets (in the floor pit area where you can eye-grope Big Bang up close) or sitting tickets further back. While we really wanted to stand, we were worried that Simon’s giantness would block a lot of people’s field of vision, and then he would get attacked by angry fangirls and stabbed in the kidneys by an angry fangirl’s glow sticks. That would have been sad. So, we chose the seats, BUT we were happily surprised to discover that the venue at Olympic Stadium is very awesomely laid out; no matter where you sit, you can see perfectly! YAY!

Now, we had a press package that gave us the set list, and I translated it the best I could, but I didn’t actually know some of the names of the songs, so hopefully some of you guise can fill it in for us! However, the set list wasn’t totally accurate. There were some changes in the order, and it felt like a few songs were missing/were different. All I know is that 2NE1 opened the show with I Am The Best followed by Fire, so that’s already one big change!

YG Family Concert 2011 Setlist

YG Family Concert 2011 Setlist

Anyways, sorry, but we couldn’t show any footage of the concert. It would get pulled from YouTube by YG and then we’d be in big trouble for posting it. And, hell, we wouldn’t want to steal that footage from YG after they were kind enough to give us the tickets for free. That’d be a real jerk move! Not that we could anyways: they had the most amazing security ninja guards grabbing cameras and scolding people.

Unfortunately, the security guards didn’t get a hold of the jerk faced foreigners sitting two rows ahead of us. They got totally shitfaced drunk, and did nothing but grope and make out with each other and yell obnoxiously throughout the show. Good job, jerk bags. I hope you read our blog and know that you annoyed the hell out of everyone around you.

But that was the only bad thing about the show. Honestly, we can say that this was one of the best concert experiences we’ve ever attended. It was meticulously organized. One song flowed into the next song seamlessly. Lights and camera work and display screens and pyrotechnics were all perfectly synchronized to the music. Perfect misdirection of attention would have you focus on one thing while someone else was setting up somewhere else. It was…just awesome. Really. We said this in the video and we’ll say it here again: we will be going to these concerts from now on, and we highly recommend everyone do the same. Even if you’re not a fan of every song, you’ll at least be stunned by how awesome the entire show is.

The show was entirely in Korean, though, and a lot of the breaks between songs were of artists talking to the audience. Even THAT was awesome. Yes, we didn’t understand everything happening, but we could tell that they were very comfortable with what they were saying, and were very humorous as well. We’ve been to lots of concerts where artists are really awkward between songs, stumbling and stuttering out some small talk, and we sometimes find it annoying, if not humorous. Here, though, it seemed like their small talk was even rehearsed perfectly.

One of the things we found really touching about the show as well was Daesung’s appearance. As soon as he took to the mic everyone screamed their guts out in support of him. And when he said whatever it was he said in Korean, people cheered him on sooooo strongly. Really. Great show of support there. It even looked like he was going to cry. Daesung, fighting!

Ah! That’s it for now. Thanks again to YG for sending us the tickets. Really, it was one of our coolest experiences here in Korea. Woot! And here’s someone else’s fan cam of, perhaps, the highlight of the night: Big Bang covering 2NE1’s “I Am The Best.” Not the best quality, but definitely HILARIOUS!

 

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  1. Cutepande

    I heard that some performances, TOP was wearing a turtle neck. Martina. Are you mad? Dun dun dunnnnnn

  2. I started to tear up when you guys were talking about Daesung, that was a really hard time for him and it makes me feel bad knowing it had happened on my birthday, I had to wait for so long to see him smile again

  3. Question– for YG concerts. where do they sell tshirt and Do they sell those crown GLOWSTICKS? and do such things such out really quickly at the venue? :O

  4. Kisa YuffYuff

    OMG, Big Bang’s I Am The Best cover )
    I’m already going to Korea in the summer so anything is possible ^^

  5. Even though I’m not a fan of YG (I’m a huge fan of Tablo though), I think I would enjoy the concert as you describe it. It must have been a really unforgettable experience :D Organising such a huge event is very challenging so props for them!

  6. I noticed that there a bunch of clips at youtube about the YG family concert 2011 will those people get in trouble?

  7. I clicked the link to the newspaper interview. is there any chance of getting that in english?

  8. Did Simon and Martina ever went to see SMTOWN concert? .. just curious

  9. NOO! taeyangs not there!! BIGBANG CANT PERFORM WITHOUT TAEYANG!!

  10. woooowh…………………….lucky >.<

  11. Anonymous

    I know MARTINA would really love that esp that BIGBANG is so back and saw TOP doing the smexy Bom’s dance!! hahha LOL MARTINA was crazy just like me!! LOL hahaha

  12. mirathira azman

    BIGBANG !!!!!!!! <3 THEM SO MUCH..

  13. Maria Loconsolo

    I was at the same show! I haven’t been to many concerts here, but this one definitely stood out for its meticulous planning and preparation. I was conscious that the set list was designed to give the audience pumps of energy and periods of rest at just the right timing. I also heard the extra love for Daesung. I was psyched that he came over to the area where we happened to be sitting. *teenage girl moment* But was it just me or was there a lack of love for G-Dragon? It seemed like he definitely had less screams and cheers than the other members. It also seemed like they weren’t featuring him as much in some of the early songs…but maybe it was just my imagination! Anyway, awesome awesome show. I’ve been riding my fangirl high for days-haha^^

    • what round u were going in? there’re many screams for G-dragon @ the first round when GD started to say something then he shy and bow to the people. and when GD came out on stage with Heartbreaker/ fine gentleman people scream like crazy. 

      • Anonymous

        I was at the final show on Sunday night. And he didn’t do Heartbreaker although I wish he had! That song was my first k-pop experience. It and G-Dragon will always be dear to me, so maybe I was a little sensitive in gauging the crowd’s response to him. 

        -ML

  14. Wow!!! Free ticket? YG PERSONALLY invited u guys??? What could be more AWESOME than that!!? I’m a huge fan of BIG BANG and i just discover about u guys and i think what u guys are doing are really amazing! Spreading the love of k-pop all around the world ;) 

  15. OMG BB LIGHTSTICK!!!!
    arrrrr me want it!!!!! #failfgrammar
    give it to me martinaa >o<

  16. SE7EN!!!! *cries*
    Y’all are ssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooo LUCKY!!!!!!!

  17. AWESOME! Thank you for making a video about the concert! ^_^

  18. OMG that vid of Big Bang doing ‘I AM THE BEST’ totally just made my day! Thanks for sharing :D

  19. Hello Simon and Martina,

    It’s so cool you enjoy the concert. But why not trying to also go to the others families concert like SMTown and Cube, I think it will be interesting to compare the different styles of families concert.

  20. Anonymous

    Dude at some point of the video you can see spudgy staring at the camera!!

  21. Reading the language portion of this made me think of SMTown NYC.. The artist had tried so hard to communicate to the audience in English and when they spoke, they even had (the world’s lowest) translator, but unless it was Tiffany or Amber, it came off really awkward. 

    I wonder if the experience would have changed if they were more comfortable, with no language barrier keeping them at a distance.

  22. i wanted to go to that concert :(

  23. AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!I so wanted to be in korea!But financial probelems still exist….

  24. RIP me, killed by the green eyed monster

  25. Anonymous

    I am so jealous! Lucky you! Why can’t they come to Canada?!?! T_T

  26. Anonymous

    I am so jealous! Lucky you! Why can’t they come to Canada?!?! T_T

  27. chroniclesofnightyervil

    Hi Simon and Martina!
    I just want to know how as a foreigner like me could get YG family concert tickets?
    Can you give me pointers as I really got no idea what to do.Most of the people online I heard that they actually buy it off through auction channels and gmarket.
    But,what about I want to travel in Seoul and watch the concert as well?
    Is it possible for me to go there and buy the ticket instead than online?
    Also,should I buy it 1 month earlier or that week when I had visited seoul?
    Sorry im just confused and *Im really a big YG fangirl*.
    I really hope to hear sound replies from you…*waiting sweetly*.

  28. chroniclesofnightyervil

    Hi Simon and Martina!
    I just want to know how as a foreigner like me could get YG family concert tickets?
    Can you give me pointers as I really got no idea what to do.Most of the people online I heard that they actually buy it off through auction channels and gmarket.
    But,what about I want to travel in Seoul and watch the concert as well?
    Is it possible for me to go there and buy the ticket instead than online?
    Also,should I buy it 1 month earlier or that week when I had visited seoul?
    Sorry im just confused and *Im really a big YG fangirl*.
    I really hope to hear sound replies from you…*waiting sweetly*.

  29. I was at the Saturday concert and 2NE1 started with Fire not I Am The Best

    YG Family Concert was AMAZING!

  30. gaahhh! you guys makes me soo jelly T.T nice to see you guys enjoyed the concert XD and definitely BB’s IATB was the highlight of the day. thanks for sharing guys! now i gotta make plans on how to go to a YG/BIGSHOW XD

  31. Maybe in a couple of years I’ll be able to be a part of the concert or in the audience :) You make me want to go so bad!

  32. you guys should go to Big Show 2012 next year too! since martina’s such a big bang fangirl, i’m sure you will definitely enjoy that since i’m sure it’ll be EPIC :) thanks for sharing the experience for those of us (like me) who couldn’t be there! from the fancam, it seems like there were A LOT of VIPs in the audience. nice to see them being so supportive ^^ 

  33. I’m so jealous you guys are so lucky. I wish I was there! I’m happy you guys had lots of fun though. I thought Big Bangs cover of 2NE1’s I Am The Best was hilarious…loved their stances at the end 2:12 lol made my day :)

  34. OMG TOP is soo cute in this! I want the Concert DVD! Can you do a post when it comes out so that I go buy it. =D

  35. i just want to ask u guy, so who is simon favorite kpop artist?   

  36. Asher Bryant

    You guys are living the life — interview with Clazzi & YG concert all in one week!!  Thanks with all of us!

  37. I have been to the concert on sunday in the afternoon and it was AMAZING ! Just one of the best concert I have ever been to !

    I will definitely buy the DVD and if I can, go to the concert next year !
    You are so right, it was so well organized ! YG definitely rocks !

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