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  • My first Kpop concert sort of

  • Gisela Verdin 784

    Eh eh eh eh eh eh eeeeh 2NE1

    Whats up were 2NE1!!!

    Top: Our free Polaroid / Bottom: KU Gym
    Most if not all Kpop fans know that phrase, and me being a YG fan was eager to see them live and when I read about their miniconcert at the Young Samsung ~ Passion Talk event, I knew we had to be there, this is where the complicated part started. First of all the whole website was in Korean, not only that, the text was in image form so my friend Google Translate was unable to help me, after going back and forth between the computer and my google translator app on my phone, we managed to figure out how to apply for tickets and so we needed a Korean phone number, ugh, we were going to as a friend if we could use his number but before he could reply we pressed SENT without knowing what we were doing, therefore, my friend was kind of upset about us using his number Again, Sorry!!!!!!!!, anyway, we didnt hear anything about it for a couple of days and 1 day before the event we searched online to make sure how to get to the venue Korea Universitys Gymnasium, we knew it was a First come, first serve basis so we planned on going there really early to make sure we got tickets, later that day my friend received another message asking for our assistance confirmation and that was it, as we still didnt know much about the times, except it would start at 5:30pm, we decided to go VERY early, and luckily for us it was raining the whole day Yay!!!, Not, so, after a subway ride and an unnecessary taxi ride, we found the gym btw, thanks to our driver for mistaken us for students! lol, we arrived at 9am to find a very empty Gym, there were only 5 people waiting and a couple minutes later, a guy from the staff started giving out numbered tickets, he didnt speak any English so all he was able to say was 12pm exchange, we had less than 3 hours until that time and we decided to chill there until we were able to exchange those tickets for the real ones, at some point they played 2NE1 songs but us being the cool girls clearly NOT into Kpop lol just played cool, the exchange time was moved until 1pm and by then I was already bored out of my mind. ~Did I mention we were the only foreigners there?~. Before 1pm a guy came in and yelled something in Korean and everyone ran out, of course we followed them and they started calling out the numbers, we got 7 and 8 so that gave us access to 1st row tickets heck yea!, after getting the real tickets and a gift bag with a Samsung and U booklet, a notebook, a pen and a Card holder, we were told to come back at 4:30, so, we had another 3 hours to waste have lunch and whatever, we left the campus and found a nice small place to eat and then run to The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to chill, I took a short nap and then it was time to go back, shortly after we were allowed to go inside and wait YET another hour, by now I was dead tired, sleepy and wet, I did mention it rained all day, right?, but did I mention MY umbrella broke?, unlucky Gisela is my new name!!.

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