orange8eight said: How do you go to shows?
I was going to write more about this in a post, but seeing how terrible I have been at updating you all about what I have been doing….
Ok. So here we go.
Music shows are free and open to people.. but here’s the catch. It is very difficult to actually enter and watch the lives and pre-recordings if you are not an official member of the specific group you wish to see. To become an official member you first have to join the K-pop group’s Daum fan cafe and see if they are currently open to applications to become an official member. All groups are different, but to become a member of BTS I had to fill out a small application and transfer 25,000won (about $25) to the fan cafe’s bank account.
Some groups have more requirements to enter the music shows. To use BTS as an example again, I had to download their new song from a specific website and print out the receipt. I also had to buy their new album “School Luv Affair”.
If you have these things, you are good to go! (Just make sure you get there nice ‘n early so you get a good number in your fan club lineup!)
If you do not have this, it will be difficult to get in because official members get priority.
BUT do not despair! You still have chances to see your idols! There are music shows where you can arrive early and watch your idols pull up in their vans to enter the broadcasting building. You can get really close to them (even talk to them as they walk in) and take as many pictures as you like! I’ve done this a few times and got to speak to K-much’s Loki and was able to see BTS, Top-Dog, Sunmi, Speed, the back of Jonghyun’s head
(because he is a diva who gets driven directly to the building’s door), Boys Republic (to name a few). Make sure to come early though to claim a good spot because it gets really crowded!
Hope this helps!