My night with G-Dragon at Act III, M.O.T.T.E Seattle was unforgettable. It was amazing, and definitely worth the money. But there were somethings I wish I did before/during the show that would have definitely made my night more perfect than it already was.
Just in case some of you are newbies at K-pop concerts, I’m here to make sure you don’t make the same mistake I do when attending G-Dragon’s concert. I’ve never associated myself with any K-pop fan base as I don’t follow the scene nearly as much as I do with J-pop. Also, I don’t speak Korean nor can I sing it. Don’t get me wrong though, I LOVE G-Dragon. Him and his Big Bang mates are the few K-pop artists I actually listen to. If this sounds more and more like you? Great! Keep reading.
Step 1: Get to know his songs. (DUH)
Don’t be me.. There were some songs by him I didn’t listen to much… so when he started singing at the live it I felt kinda awkward. Mostly because I don’t understand Korean and hyping to a song you hear for the first time can be kinda hard, y’know? LOL Don’t have the time to get to know all his songs? No problem. Thanks to set lists, you can listen to songs that he’s more than highly likely going to be performing at the concert.
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Step 2: Learn the fan chant
I mean, if you know how to sing the whole song, GO FOR IT. Sing along. But most of G-Dragon songs are raps. I know it’ll be super hard for me to learn lyrics for rap songs… especially in Korean hardihar. So best I could do is fan chants! I wish I knew more of the fan chants. When I attended I only knew the chants for WHO YOU? and CROOKED, along with singing a long with a few other songs.
Step 3: Get Your Partner On Board
HYPING ALONE IS NO FUN! My friend and her boyfriend was saying how I was going crazy. OF COURSE I WAS! Don’t be me, make sure your concert mates are on board with going crazy with you. Why else are you going to a concert… right? Get your friends to learn the fan chants and stuff too! Will make everything much.. MUCH more fun on concert day.
Step 4: Make New Friends
Now that you got your friend on aboard the hype train… get your concert seat neighbors to hop on too! You’ll call me crazy, but I’m not! I’ve done this before with the ONE OK ROCK concert and I shit you not, it was the best concert I’ve been to in my life. We built chemistry before the show so during the show you get a huge group on synchronize head bobbing and screaming. It was the best.
Now what if you are a more reserved person and prefer to just sit and watch. That’s okay! (KINDA, NOT REALLY). But here is my take on this, I feel that paying for the concert tickets to just sit there and watch him perform is like flying to a foreign country just to watch TV in the hotel. Sure the purpose of vacation is to relax, but if you’re going to go to a live concert, you should try to participate some how! Remember, a great concert is not made only from the performer but that audience as well. You’re there to be a part of phenomenon not watch it happen. But most importantly, stay safe and have fun!
PS. I didn’t originally plan on writing a “How to” post.. I was going to complain about my mild frustration during the live concert.. But why not just express my mild frustration in a slightly more positive way if I can. Right?
Mood: Melancholic (cuz I miss GD)
Listening to: Bullshit – G-Dragon
Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Craving: Ice Cream
Watching: GD Music videos LOL