I realised that very few people give detailed account of their queuing for smtown concert so I decided to write one for those who have never been to one and would like to be mentaly prepared.
I AM BACK!!!!!!
I am back to Singapore as a changed person. The old Miko is gone. WAHHAHAHAHA....
My mom was telling me before I left that it's good that I am going to SMTown and that my fever should cool down after I fulfiled my wish to see Suju.
Little did she know that my fever didn't go down and I am now even more crazy for Suju after seeing them in person!!!!!!
They are so freaking CUTE!!! Oh my god... how can they be so cute?? They are supermen on stage and total cuties off stage. Hee hee... Awww...
I will blog about my encounter with SUJU in another entry. For this entry I wanna write about my experience in SMTown..
One word to describe it. CRAZY!
And I mean F**king CRAZY!!!!!!!
You don't know what crazy means until you have seen SMTOWN with you own eyes.
I arrived in Jakarta and the moment I exit the doors of the airport, I saw this...
For the concert, I initially planned to go queue for SMTown at around 5am but we realised that there are lots of dangerous looking people around the stadium at night so we decided to go after the day is brighter, around 7+am.
So we walked from our hotel to the stadium which is pretty near but our entrance is on the opposite side so we still walked a long way.
On the way you can see all the SMT banners.
So we went into the main entrance and to our horror, there were already like 300, 400 people queuing. Actually I wasn't that surprise because we came late, we could have came at 5am and we will be the first one but we didn't.
So we took out our little stools and sat there. I walked a bit further down the queue to see the situation and also took some photos.
Along the side of the queue were stalls selling drinks and food etc. They knew that there will be a crazy queue today so they set up the stalls very early in the morning. Besides that, there were also people selling merchandise like lightsticks, photos, fans, hairbands with your idol's name etc. I didn't buy any of those. I only bought water.
So we sat there for about 1 hour and Tara said that she wanna go get her tickets from the seller (we bought tickets through fanbase). So she left and I looked after her bag. Suddenly not long after she left, the people in front stood up and started running. We picked up our bags and stools and umbrellas and ran too. There were people who tried to cut queue during this chaotic situation and my friend, Theresia, shouted at them to get to the back. They pretended not to hear us but we keep shouting and then complained to the crowd control officers. The organisers did a bad job with the queue in my opinion. They could have managed the queue better by setting up barricades or something but no. It was an open area like this.
Eventually the irritating shameless queue cutter decided to leave the queue.
So we stood there for like 30 min and the queue wasn't moving. Apparently the gate wasn't opened yet but people suddenly got excited and run. So we sat down again.
10 minutes later Tara got back and we told her about the sudden run. Halfway through telling her about the run, everyone started running again!! Again we picked up our stuf and ran. This time we didn't sit down anymore. We just remained standing. It was I think 9:30am. I kept the stool and the umbrella in the bag and stood in the sun because if we run suddenly, we wouldn't have time to take care of the stuff.
There was still rehearsals going on inside the stadium and when Suju's superman came on, the ELFs screamed and sang along.. lol... There were quite a lot of ELFs in the Indonesia.
So after the usher looked at my ticket was let in and I ran to my gate. In front of my gate there were already around 300 people queueing. Because Fes B and Fes C are using the same gate, our queue was very long. Tara and I hope that most people belong to Fes C. We were going for Fes B.
So we at down again and bought some water. It was so freaking tiring and dehydrating. We sweated a lot and consumed a lot of energy with just about 4 hours of queuing and there is like another 6 hours to go.
My friend went to find her friend and I decided to go to toilet because once we get into the pit, it will be hard to get to the toilet. Tara was tired so she tried to sleep, we only slept like 3 hours the previous night so all of us are exhausted. I looked behind us and saw that our fes B/C queue is getting long so I took a picture.
Theresia came back and told me that there are stll lots of people queuing out there at the second gate. I went to get a picture.
So Theresia said she is going to get some merchandise and went off. I told Tara to look after the stuff for awhile, I wanna get another bottle of water.
Skali when I was paying money everyone in my queue started running!!!! Tara had no hands so she took only Theresia and my bag and ran like there is no tomorrow. I quickly chased after her but she was gone in the crowd. It was very chaotic. I pushed my way into the crowd and looked for Tara but couldn't find her.
I shouted her name and saw that she is about 5 or 6 people in front. I squeezed myself to her side and took my bag. She told me she left the stools cuz its not possible to carry everything. So yah.. we lost our stools. Damn!
It was around 2pm when this happened and from now onwards, we didn't get to sit. We were jammed packed like sardines. There was no way to move. It was very hot and sticky and everyone was sticking to everyone. It was terrible. I sweat like hell but at the same time I know that I cannot drink anymore because there will be no more chances to go toilet.
So we stood there and I quickly sms Theresia to tell her that we have ran. She couldnt find us. I raised up her bag high but she still can't see. She called me and suddenly everyone ran again!!! I couldn't answer the phone and just ran like crazy.
Then finally we stopped and I answered her call. She found us and took her bag but because she belongs to Fes C, she stood a bit further from us. At this point, we were all standing very close to each other. Some shorter people cannot breathe and were fainting. A girl in front of me and behind kept closing their eyes and leaned on other people but they refused to get out of the queue. I am glad that I am at least tall enough to breathe properly and thank goodness, lots of Indonesian girls are shorter than me.
Slowly, little by little, the pushing packed us closer and closer. To the point that I cannot put my hands into my pocket to get my ticket. Can you imagine that, there wasn't even any space to get the ticket from my pocket.
We stood like this from 2pm to 4pm. People started fainting and were pulled out of the queue. I think there were at least 5 people who fainted. If they were to faint like this, how are they going to survive the concert?
Everyone started shouting for the guard to open the gate. The gate opened a little and we can peep inside, everyone started screaming and pushing. And then the gate closed and we stood there like this again,
Finally at 4+pm, the guards start to tear ticket and let us in. IT WAS CHAOTIC!!!! BEYOND DESCRIPTION!!!
Everyone wants to get in first and started pushing. The security held their arms together to form a human chain but the fans just keep pushing and everyone pushed, like a riot! Like a freaking war!! And then people started ducking under the arms and pushing the guards etc. The guards also gave way to the pushing, the human chain was useless, with the force of so many hundreds of people, they are not going to work.
So I ducked under the arms of the guards and chiong. Quickly let the usher check my bag and ticket and ran into my moshpit.
My god, I went into Moshpit B1 and there were already like 4 rows of people infront of the barricade. I sat down to rest. My gosh.. I was going to die. Very thirsty and yet I don't have water.
Tara came in and we sat there and waited once again. Under the hot sun. It was 4:30pm I think. I started taking pictures again.
There were also pink who are SNSD's fans but they are at Fes C. My poor friend who was at Fes C was surrounded by Sones and Shawols... SNSD's fans. Fes B has more ELFs.
So yah lor.. I started to back off from that mass of people and stood at the middle of the moshpit and dance to the music.
Let me see if I have other pics...
Then this below picture is SHINee.
I am very bad, during SNSD's performance, I sat down to rest. Hahahaha.. I wasn't THAT interested to see SNSD lah to be honest.
The guards came twice to distibute water but there wasn't enough for everyone so everyone grabbed! And snatched! Like refugees in a war!! That's why I said it was lik warzone!! It really was!!!
Anyway I didn't get any water so I try not to waste energy when it was SNSD's performance. LOL...
My first bias is SUJU, secondly I like DBSK, then it's Shinee and EXO. Heh....
And then when Suju came out I screamed like there is no tomorrow, all energy came out, adrenaline flooded my brains! I dunno why but suddenly I got the energy to sing along and jump around. hahaha...
Let me show you the way they arrange the artistes' song list. There was a part that was like this:
14."Oops!" - Super Junior & f(x)
15."Lucifer" - SHINee feat. Luhan (as special guest dancer)
16."Superman" - Super Junior
17."Don't Don" - Super Junior
18."Ring Ding Dong" - SHINee
19."Bonamana" - Super Junior
20."Juliette" - SHINee
21."Love Like Oxygen" - SHINee feat. Sehun (as special guest dancer)
22."Missing You" - Ryewook & Chen
I cannot rest!!! SJ And Shinee took turn!! And I dance and sing non stop... I was telling Tara, it had better be SNSD next if not I am going to die!!! Then after awhile the song list was like this:
29."Sorry Sorry" - Super Junior
30."Perfection (Korean ver.)" - Super Junior-M
31."A-Cha" - Super Junior
32."Mr. Taxi" - Girls' Generation
33."Internet War" - Jonghyun & Taemin
34."Maximum" - TVXQ
35."Mirotic" - TVXQ
36."Keep Your Head Down" - TVXQ
37."Gee" - Girls' Generation
38."Kissing You" - Girls' Generation
39."Dancing Out" - Super Junior
Girls Gen = SNSD It was very tiring but at the same time very fun. If you know all these songs, they are almost all dance tracks. There were like less than 5 ballads. And with that powerful sound system, the dance tracks sound super good!!! You can't help it but jump with them! :D
You are wondering why I didn't post SJ's photos.. Cuz I can't take any photos at all. I was too excited, I took some shaky videos. The whole time I was jumping around. I will post the video I took and you can hear my voice screaming... THE LAST MAN STANDING!
After the whole thing ended (in beautiful fireworks), we got a problem going out too. I dunno why the organiser used a small gate to let us out. It was stupid. And took a long time to get out.
The first thing we did when we got out was to buy water. I bought 4 bottles, 2 for Tara 2 for me. I finished the 2 bottles of 600ml mineral water!!!! And then the best part, we walked 30 minutes to go back hotel.. Totally DEAD!!!! DEAD like a DEAD FISH! But it was fun la. I didn't regret it. The ticket price of $220 was worth it.
Oh and I must comment DBSK. ALthough I am ELF, I must admit that DBSK is truly the kings of Kpop. Their powerful stage performance and charisma is unbeatable! They totally own the stage and command your attention. I don't know how to explain this. Although they have broken up and now there are only 2 members in DBSK, they are still powerful. No wonder Cassies are so crazy...
If I didn't fall in love with SJ first, I will probably fall in love with DBSK. Hahaha.. But I stll love SJ more. SJ is all rounded. They are silly, dorky, witty, cute, charming.. all in one.
DBSK on the other hand is the king on stage. They just totally suck your eyeballs in and you can't even blink when they perform. They are THAT good. They have become so lengendary now. The new comers all respect DBSK. SJ and DBSK are good friends. :)
I hope DBSK comes to SMTown sg!!! PLEASE!!!! By the way, DBSK = TVXQ, in case you are confused. In comparison, SHINee and EXO doesn't have that much aura and command on stage. Maybe cuz they are still not that experienced. SHINee has been around for 3 or 4 years but I don't know. They are still not quite there yet. EXO is new, think they debuted this year or last year. So yah, can see they are pretty green but nonetheless they are all good dancers and singers.
SM Entertainment really train their artistes well. All of them are such great peformers. BOA is very charming on stage too! Though I never really listen to her songs, she is very charismatic.
Ok.. I will stop spazzing here. I will write another entry on my encounter with SJ in the hotel! Aww.. so unforgettable.. Hee hee... Nitez!