Korean Music Shows

July 5, 2009 at 9:02 AM 142 comments

My alien-pet along for the ride at MIROTIC concert

Some cashews, me (redevilica) and Lisa (wackycashew), went to Korea last February 2009, and we’d like to share our experience in how to get into Korean music shows that you often download ^^

Feel free to share this information, but please credit us, thanks! ^^

  • When to queue
  • Queue system
    • Name checks
  • M.Net M!Countdown
  • Music Core
  • Inkigayo

G E T T I N G  I N

When to Queue

It’s relatively easy to get into these music shows. It’s free and the only thing you have to do is queue (be prepared to queue all day) and make sure you have the artist’s latest cd with you (otherwise they will not let you in the line).

Fans queue according to the artist they support. These queues are organized by fans staff and every fan groups have different system. When we were there, we went with Fly to the Sky and Shinhwa’s fans. Shinhwa’s fans were already queuing around 6-7am.

These are some of the fans’ system we saw:

  • Big Bang: They have LOTS of fans, so arrive early around 6am. But it seems difficult to queue with them because I noticed you need to have a membership card (fanclub?) and the staff will jot down the member’s ID number, another ID card (to confirm you are the same person as the one on the membership card), and of course you gotta have the latest Big Bang CD.
  • Fly to the Sky: Fans turn up around 8am or later because usually there are only 20+ people.
  • FT Island: Arrive around 7am and fans usually bring along their yellow flag
  • Shinhwa: Arrive around 6am. When we went to Inkigayo, there are already more than 100 fans queuing at 7am.
  • So Nyuh Shi Dae: Arrive early and remember to bring their CD.
  • SS501: For some reason I never noticed the SS501’s fans when I was queuing, but they’re there when it’s time to get into the studio, so I guess they might have other meeting point or something. But a girl I asked (with sign language *lol*) said it’s only fanclub member able to join their queue.

Queuing System

As mentioned above, every fans group has different system. Usually the first fan who came to the spot will set up a list, and you need to find that person (keep an eye to someone who has a book / piece of paper handy) and tell them your name, and they will give you a number (usually they write the number on your wrist) and tell you what time to be at that spot to have name checks. If you find no one with that description, look for their signage (piece of paper or balloon with your artist’s color) on lamp post or railings with someone’s number. Call them and get your name on the list. Bear in mind that most of them DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH so you’d better prepare some Korean words (I managed to communicate with them with just sign language lol).

Name Checks

Name checks usually every couple of hours. The fans in charge will tell you what time to come around for the next one. They will call out your name/number to make sure you’re still around. You missed this and your name will be crossed their list. Be there at least 15 minutes before because they tend to do it early.

Random

If you’re thinking to have a fan/signboard with you, keep it small like half of A4 size. Anything bigger than that is not allowed to be waved around. Besides, you’ll block the view of the people sitting behind you and they will scream at you xD

M . N E T  M ! C O U N T D O W N

Noo-ri-ggum Square from the main road

Noo-ri-ggum Square (inside)

Address:

누리꿈스퀘어 공동제작센터 1F 스튜디오
서울시 마포구 상암동 Digital Media City (DMC) 구역내 C-5블럭 (상암중학교 맞은편)
Noo-ri-ggum square, Gong-dong jae-jak center (Union Production Center), 1F studio.
(the map on the website is still at the old address, so don’t mind the map).
IMPORTANT: Please check the show’s website for the latest address. M!Countdown does a lot of outdoor/out-of-town recordings especially in the summer. So make sure you have the correct venue’s address.

How to get there:

  • Subway: Line 6 to Soo-Saek (수색역) Station and exit via Exit no.2. In front of Exit no.2 at Soo-Saek Station you can take bus 7711 or 7730 to get to the building OR take a taxi (only cost around 1,900 won).
  • Taxi: If you’re taking taxi from downtown, a lot of taxi drivers don’t know this address, but they can look it up from their GPS, or better if you’ve the building’s’ phone number (which I don’t have). It will cost around 10,000 won from downtown.
  • If you’re taking taxi, there’s an apartment complex right in front of Noo-ri-ggum square. Look for #403 building (you can see it from afar).

Name checks for pre-recorded performance are usually at 8am, 10am, 12pm (depends on what time the artist is scheduled to perform). If your artist got to do the live shows then you’ll get into the studio around 5-6pm. Live show at 7pm – 9pm.

Be prepared for a long wait OUTDOOR. There’s a 24hrs convenient shop at the basement, where you can get snacks or ramyeon, but no place to sit. The security will shoo you out if you loiter around inside the office building (the studio is in some office buildings complex). There’s a coffee shop as well that opens at 9am, but a bit pricey. The food court opens around 11 (i think) and you can wait around there. I was told, there are a lot of coffee shops at the back of the building as well, but I didn’t go. Notes: There’s Kyochon chicken in front of the office complex. I was told it’s really good (sadly we didn’t manage to give it a try).

The new studio is really small. M!Countdown pre-recorded almost half of their performances. For pre-recorded performances, they usually fit in 2 artists for the same time slot. So you’ll get a bonus other than seeing your artists (comeback performance is definitely pre-recorded). After these performances, they will shoo you out. The staff will not allow you to stay around. If you’re thinking to join other fans group who will be in for the live show, good luck. They don’t think too kindly seeing you jump loyalty that fast xD But anyway, by that time the group usually don’t take in more people in their queue. But heck, give it a try anyway if you want.

It’s better if your artist is included in the live shows, that way you’ll get to see a lot more of other artists 😀

M U S I C  C O R E

MBC Dream Center lobby

Address:

Ilsan MBC Dream Center
IMPORTANT: Please check the website for the latest address.
You can get tickets or you can queue with fans.

How to get there:

  • Subway: Line 3, get off at Jeongbalsan (정발산역) station. Look for signs which exit is to MBC Dream Station. Once you’re outside, there will be lots of road signs to the studio or just follow other fangirls xD (10min walk). It takes 1 hour from Seoul downtown.
  • Taxi: From Seoul downtown, it takes around 30mins and cost around 30,000won >_<
  • I suggest take the earliest subway. Most fans do the same so you don’t have to worry you won’t make it earlier than them ^^

MBC Dream Center is huge so it can accommodate a lot of fans. When you get there, find the fans groups and put down your name on the list (see the Getting In subject on top of this post). Pre-recording starts around 10am and those artists normally perform again (shortly) at live recording. Just for Music Core only, fans group from pre-recorded performances are also included in the live show.

If you’re SNSD’s fans, you will be in the live recording and placed in front of the stage (standing) because Tiffany & Yuri is hosting the show.

Between those pre-recording and live recording, you could roam around the area. There are shopping centers nearby. And if you’re interested, you could check out TVXQ’s Junsu’s papa pizza place as well xD only 15mins walk from the studio ^^ (ask me again if you want to check it out lol). Notes: Oh well I might as well make another post on how to find Junsu’s papa’s pizza? Who says “Aye”? xD

For another fan-account on going to Music Core, check out AA-CHAN’s blog

I N K I G A Y O

SBS Board lists some of their shows

Address:

등촌동 공개홀을
서울시 강서구 등촌동 58-1
Deung-Chon Dong Gong-Gae Hall (Open Hall)
Seoul, Gang-Suh Goo, Deung-Chon Dong 58-1
Phone: 02-2061-0006
IMPORTANT: Please check the show’s website for the latest address.

How to get there:

  • Subway: Line 5 Bal-San (발산역) Station, Exit no. 3, then take the bus 6633, 660, 652, 9602. Don’t know how to take a bus? Get a taxi from Bal-San (발산역) Station to the building. Will only cost around 1,900 won.
  • Taxi: will cost around 10,000 won from downtown.
  • I suggest arrive early because the location is quite convenient.

When you get there, find the fans groups and put down your name on the list (see the Getting In subject on top of this post).

If your artist is doing pre-recorded performance, then you will not see the live show (the same thing like M!Countdown).

If you want to attend the live show, then queue with FT Island fans as they are guaranteed a place in front of the stage because Lee Honggi is hosting the show.

Between the wait for name checks or for lunch, you can go to a small shopping center / mall in the area: Home Plus just across the street. They have food court on 3rd level (if I’m not mistaken).

That’s it people.

I didn’t include Music Bank because we didn’t go. You need to phone in to KBS and win a ticket in order to go to Music Bank, so we did not bother and did sightseeing/other stalking instead 😛

I will add some photos later on so you get the idea of what the buildings are like. (added) No photos from inside the studio.

Once again :

  • Feel free to share this information, but please credit us, thanks! ^^
  • Please check the website for the latest venue’s/studio’s address. Don’t blame me if you get the address from this blog and end up at the wrong venue because they changed location xD M!Countdown does a lot of outdoor recordings especially in the summer. So, again,  make sure you have the correct venue’s address.
  • Bring the artist’s latest cd with you (and maybe other artists as well for back up :P)

In my opinion, Music Core is the best because:

  • Even if you’re in pre-recorded performance, you’re still in for the live show as well.
  • You wait INDOORS. Very important, especially if you’re queuing in the winter like we did … queuing outdoor for hours at -9 degrees Celsius was no fun at all. There were times I thought I’ve turned into a popsicle. Thank goodness I still have all my fingers and toes in tact xD
  • Junsu’s papa’s pizza shop nearby. Hey you might catch a glimpse of the boy himself if he happens to drop by ^^ or just to take a picture with a life-size cardboard standing poster of Junsu xD
  • Unfortunately it’s in Ilsan, 1hour with subway from Seoul.

Post any questions/inputs in the comments bellow and I will try to answer them and update this post.

Oh and last but not least, we were quite surprised to meet some really helpful fans. Even though we don’t understand each other *lol* but they tried their best to help us poor lost foreigners xD And we met really REALLY nice Fly to the Sky fans! They literally ‘adopt’ us lol. (Hi Alice, if you ever find your way to this blog haha thank you so much!)

HAVE FUN!

~ Angelica

UPDATE: 2010-04-28
SNSD fans, look for comment 65 from Minjae. Thanks!

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  • 1. wackycashew  |  July 5, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Wow, this is awesome, Lieke!! <333 I usually just reply to PMs when people ask me. *lol* But this is perfecto!! *glomps* Now I can just link here instead of copying & pasting & editing my replies. XD

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  • 2. redevilica  |  July 5, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    Lol yeah I guess why not xD feel free to add things!

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  • 3. cinnamon  |  July 5, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    whoa!! this is so cool!!!
    thanks!^^

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  • 4. wackycashew  |  July 5, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Heehee~ You were very thorough! ❤ If you need pics, lemme know. The only other thing I can think of is if there is interest, maybe we can also share general info such as getting guidebook from KTO, renting cell phone, hotel we stay at, shopping areas, and whatnot. =P Or special events like the Beyond The Dream concert we attended–queuing & getting in; make small signs for your artist, not large ones. *lol* Maybe see how things go and what questions commenters might have. XD

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  • 5. I Van  |  July 5, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    wow this is so aweesome, this will be a lot of help when i go to Korea, it was very interesting, i can see that the way to get in is controlled by some sort of fanclubs mafia lol XDD, i would like to see pics of the buildings, so i can get a better idea, this is a really nice post, thanks for sharing your experience. :D.

    And i agree with wackycashew, it would be very very interesting to see tips to travel in korea like where to stay, where to go, where to eat, concerts, that sort of things, somewaht like dannychoo blog of japan.

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  • 6. Angélica  |  July 5, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    wow ….. that envy.
    it’s great that you’ve visited these programs
    Free but must be early to enter, [that is heavy] but it’s worth
    Thanks for sharing your adventure

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  • 7. mayuuu  |  July 5, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    thanks so much for the information I always wondered how one can get to the shows!
    I still don’t get the thing with the live shows, not every artist there is included in the live show? and is it absolutely not possible to see all artists?
    also interesting that you can get a ticket for music core, I guess I’d rather take that option lol

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  • 8. redevilica  |  July 5, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Mayuuu,
    Oh let me post that as well when I can find my notes ^^ But the chances to win a ticket is 862423876423 : 1 😦 So basically you enter your name and they will take a draw. I’ve never win any kind of draw, so xD … but I will post it later.

    Oh and yes, not every artist is in the live recording. The studio record almost half of them before the live show. So on the live show, after an artist finish her/his/they perf, the show continues to recorded perfs while the studio crew clean up/set up the stage for the next performer.

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  • 9. tam  |  July 5, 2009 at 3:54 PM

    angelicaaaaaaaaaaaaa, right about now, you ROCK everyone’s socks!!!!
    lmfao your pet xD ahahahaha!! love ittt!<3

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  • 10. mari  |  July 5, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    question, after getting your name on the list or calling the person who has the list… how long do you wait for the name check? like you say there are places to wait, but wont you like miss the name call or something? or is there a certain time where they will name call? how will you know so you wont miss it? how did you find out what day they were gonna pre record? so you cant watch all the artists performing? or you can only watch the one you queued for? can you stay for all the recording? live and pre recorded? can you like queue with different fans? if you support different artists?

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  • 11. YooBin  |  July 6, 2009 at 3:08 AM

    wow! you girls are so cool:D
    Thanks for all these infomation btw^^
    (although I don’t think i will ever get to watch any of these music shows liveD:)
    LOVES~

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  • 12. minjae  |  July 6, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    hey is there a way i can email you privately cause i have some questions >_<"

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  • 13. tortyserox  |  July 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    great job on the post!!! hahaha

    wait a min.. is that a life-size person i see walking in the MBC Dream Centre pic? O.O right beside ur pet xDD

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  • 14. redevilica  |  July 6, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    LOL LOL LOL yes Joyce, that’s a real-life person beside my pet xD

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  • 15. becool  |  July 6, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Aigoo, I’m actually going to study at the Ewha Womans University this upcoming fall, and I was definitely going to go to one or more of these music shows..but queuing sounds so hard! and i’m not sure if I can do this all day since I have classes too.

    Is there a chance I won’t get in because there are too many fans????? 😦 I sort of feel like it is impossible to get in now! *sighs. But nonetheless, I am going to try to queu or whatever it is.

    But basically…I just go there as early as possible..and have the person keeping track of people’s names write down MY name and i get a number right? Bearing in mind that i need the cd of the artist and in some cases i need to be in the fan club.

    which makes me wonder, can i sit though the whole music show or no?????

    either way, thanks so much for providing this information! 🙂 I’m definitely going to try it at least once while i am abroad (and hopefully i don’t get too obsessed about doing it either)..thanks again!

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  • 16. redevilica  |  July 6, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    becool,
    OH WOW! Nice! Ewha Woman’s University has nice environment imo ^^

    I Van
    Thanks for the input ^^ we will definitely consider them.

    Angélica
    (lol it’s like calling myself) You’re most welcome

    As for the rest of the questions posted here, I will try to answer all of them and added more infos on my post later 🙂

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  • 17. gee  |  July 7, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    waa..so lucky…i wish i was there too^^
    this is really helpful. Thank u so much for sharing^^
    and, becool; u’re so lucky too^^fighting!^^

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  • 18. redevilica  |  July 7, 2009 at 2:14 AM

    I’ve updated the post with some of the questions asked here

    I Van
    Fanclubs mafia lol yeah true!

    mari
    The fan in charge will tell you what time to come back for name check. So if you wait at a coffee shop nearby, make sure you’re back at the designated spot for another name check. So before you go off to wait, make sure you get the time right. Pre-record is on the same day as the live show. But they won’t know whether the artist is doing a pre-record or live show until it’s near the time. You can only queue for 1 artist. They can get quite upset if they know you queue with another group of fans. Especially since we’re a foreigner and tends to stand out.

    becool
    I think it’s still possible if you come to queue later in the day and join a group that doesn’t have many fans? But then you won’t see your fave artist 😦 But! You will be in Seoul for quite sometime! So I’m sure you have many many chances! Wow you’re going to study there … I’m excited for you ^^ And yes, basically come as early as possible (well depends who’s the artist. Shinhwa’s members, Suju, SNSD, SHINee, Big Bang, FT Island tends to gather crowds real early), have their latest cd, and in some cases fanclub member. You can sit in for the whole show at Music Core! And it’s on Saturday, so no class for you I hope? ^^

    gee
    You’re welcome ^^

    Lastly, anyone interested in How to get to Junsu’s papa’s Pizza shop? If there are many interest then I’ll make another post about it. But I’m sure there are already infos about this out there… so let me know.

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  • 19. redevilica  |  July 7, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    Added a little more infos about signboard etc.

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  • 20. nxh  |  July 7, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    Hi, did you guys just literally crash it without making any arrangements beforehand with any fanclub? Also, for inkigayo, did you queue with fly to the sky fans or ft island fans? so basically, you just approach the ft island fans with their latest cd in hand? Hope to hear from you soon…thank you for posting this. (: It is really really informative… :DD

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  • 21. SK  |  July 8, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Hi Thanks a lot for the info. I really want to see snsd perform at one of these shows. is anyone else planning on trying sbs’ inkigayo this weekend? if so we can try together..its always awkward to be the only foreigner there and itll be good to have support lol. email me at ssk786@gmail.com

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  • 22. cen_ai  |  July 9, 2009 at 5:56 AM

    Thanks angelica and lisa unnie ^^ you have shared something important for me since i wish i also can go to at least one of the music show when i’m there.

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  • 23. por  |  July 18, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    WOW!!!
    Thanks a lot for the infos!
    It is very helpful too!
    I really want to go visit these music shows!
    Thanks for your time explaining to us!!!

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  • 24. U.Bin  |  July 20, 2009 at 12:29 AM

    lol ^^ with Taxi was only like 30/40 minutes to Music Core, so its good when using a taxi
    but the best show was Music Bank cause you are allowed to take pictures and videos, that might be a reason why you cant just come inside that easy, I had alot of luck cause my friend forgot to serve a ticket for me as I was in the plane that day when had to call == … I got any pink special ticket from anyone KBS team few minutes before the show begun : O…
    even that special ticket thing wasnt too helpful cause of fangirls which run inside as first and take any places they could get (lol)

    and inkigayo is scary….I dont like them too much, even I didnt visited inkigayo, I visited the new year Gayo Daejun and it was really scary with hundred securities and police haha…they are also really strict etc ..
    and the big bang fanclub was so mean, I could be lucky that they allowed me to breathe … haha >>..

    whatever at music bank can also wait inside but not helpful if you want to line up which is outside hahaha XD …

    oh and dont forget: have to bring any ID card or Passport for getting inside of Inki (was for me like this at SBS show, same with name on the list ._.)

    and for MBC I have to say: I love their toilets XD !!
    I clicked anything and it was beeping and any alarm hahaha, funny
    whatever they have a nice chef, even I wasnt one of the lucky 100 ticket winners from MBC Gayo he told me I can stay and join the show
    so if you cant go inside feel free to ask for the Chef Xd ! (lol)

    haha : ) next time I still need to visit mnet countdown ^-^
    helpful thing but too much text , whats actually a good thing but when I see too much text I stop reading after few lines automatically (LOL)

    :,D

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    • 25. nadiah  |  June 23, 2010 at 9:43 AM

      Hi, I’m currently in korea now, idk if u’d be reading this, but i’m really interested in gg to music bank this weekend. could u give me any details? for e.g. e location, e time..? n if i dun call in..will i have any chance to go in at all?

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  • 26. wowJhil  |  August 4, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    This is great, thanks for sharing! I’ve heard some of this before, but it feels so strange. It’s like only the fan clubs counts? Because they organise who comes in or not? Sort of. Even if all comes in normally, it seems so much with memberships here and there ^^

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  • 27. Flikk  |  August 5, 2009 at 2:57 AM

    Thanks for sharing this info 🙂
    It was really insightful ^^
    hope to get to Korea by the end of the year and attend a few music shows!

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    • 28. dindin  |  July 13, 2010 at 12:14 AM

      hi ^___^ facebook ako ^^

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  • 29. AA-CHAN  |  August 9, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    I experienced this on Saturday with Music Core. I was going to create a post for all this information, but I guess you’ve beat me to it xD

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  • 30. lolie  |  August 20, 2009 at 5:49 AM

    wow! I’m Jaelous you so much >< I really want to go to Korea!!!
    aa! Jaeboem and Nichkhun haha. This Poster On MBC (:
    Where is Kim Jun ??? haha!! Thanks

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  • 31. Ej  |  October 13, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    oh my gosh… I badly needed this information… I am going to Korea for a vacation on Oct 28… I really want to go to M! Countdown or Music Bank… in Music Bank is it really hard to win ticket by calling? I asked my friend there to call for me… but she’s also a foreigner so that means even if she gets to talk to someone she might not get a ticket for me? 😦 hope I can talk to you more.. We are totally clueless of Korea I have been asking people around how to go to some places I’d like to go.. and to music shows is my first wish.. 🙂 God Bless!

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    • 32. redevilica  |  October 14, 2009 at 12:57 AM

      Hi EJ,
      Yes unfortunately getting MB ticket is like trying to win lottery 😦
      Wheeee a tip to Korea! I so want to go again! Email us at cashewcrew@gmail.com if you need info on anything / things you wanna do/visit in Seoul ^^ (that we know of lol).

      Oh and nothing to do with music shows but I recommend to go and see b-boy show it’s ahmaaaazinggg! 😀

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  • 33. Ej  |  October 14, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    I already sent an email 🙂 thank you so much! God Bless!:)

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  • 34. ben  |  November 6, 2009 at 3:55 AM

    wow, great post this is definitely going to prove to be very helpful when i head up there dec 3rd this year 😀 this was some much need information hopefully i can get into music core thanks for all the info ^^

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  • 35. vel  |  November 9, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    hi, i need help here coz i am going korea end of this year.
    can i know what does the official fanclub means? does it only apply to those who are a member of smtown fanclub and those that belong to sj-market (fanclub website) are not?
    if i am not able to enter into any of the shows, how about the larger concerts where people can go in for free? like those new year countdown concerts held in open areas? do you have any idea for those?
    and if i wrote my name while queuing and i am bringing my family along do i have to write everyone’s name down as well?

    thanks lots!!!
    your help is appreciated:)

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  • 36. Barbara  |  November 12, 2009 at 12:53 AM

    OMG! WHY WASN’T THIS INFO POSTED EARLIER THIS YEAR?! T_T

    Anyway, back in June, a friend and I luckily got in by joining 2ne1’s group for MNET Countdown. (Good thing they were just up-and-coming.) Our apartment complex was literally located down the street from Nuritkum Square, so we got numbers and we home to change and freshen up for the performance. It was great.

    However, because we were foreigners, the staff asked us not to speak at all in English or else we would be asked to leave. Apparently, if you are NOT on a student visa you are unable to attend showings. (At least that’s what was translated to me.)

    Overall, I never got to thank the staff for allowing us to take part in an awesome event.

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  • 37. niceharm  |  December 14, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    thank you thank you thank you ! thanks for the help!!
    i wish i knew about all these shows when i went to Korea TT_TT
    i’m gonna go in Spring next year so hopefully I can go and see some shows! if I am just going on holiday can I still get into shows? or do I have to be a student or something?
    all the fanclub stuff is so funny! hahahahahaha! their so intense
    I dont know what fanclub I would go in cause I like heaps of them =]

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    • 38. redevilica  |  December 15, 2009 at 8:35 AM

      According to 34. Barbara, no foreigners allowed except students?

      We had no trouble at all going in as foreigners, but maybe because we’re Asian as well so we blend in. So I guess as long as the staff doesn’t hear us speak English/non-Korean, then it’s ok?

      Good luck ^^

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  • 39. niceharm  |  December 15, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    ^^thanks so much for your help!!!!!! thank you! i was wondering about that cause i’m not asian hahahaha
    I’m like really white lol therefore I would probably stand out!
    thats weird about the not speaking english part !

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  • 40. kchan  |  December 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Thank you for the info! But I’m concerned about the foreigner thing that Barbara was talking about especially because I do not have a student visa. Does that apply to Music Core as well? I was planning on going to Music Core tomorrow… Also, I’m not Asian so I know I will really stand out. (which shouldn’t matter anyway because it’s not like they show the audience during the show) AND i don’t even live in Seoul…i live in Daejeon (50 minutes away by KTX train) so I guess it’s not even worth the trip if there is a possiblity that they could reject me for being foreign. It’s so strange….sometimes at kpop concerts and even that superstar k show they REALLY want foreigners to be there but why not for these shows? And the speaking English part? Not that I would speak in English during the show but that’s surprising too that they don’t want you to speak in English at all…

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    • 41. kchan  |  December 25, 2009 at 11:06 AM

      ok, i just read aa_chan’s blog about Music Core…. so maybe it’s only MNET Countdown that’s strict about foreigners and speaking english? maybe so since from what I read in this blog it seems mnet is strict with all the fans (especially the part about letting fans see only their favorite singer and make them leave after that).

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  • 42. Kiki  |  January 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    This was very interesting !
    Thanks !
    I didn’t know that you have to do all this to go !
    It seems so hard !

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  • 43. heartquake.*  |  January 5, 2010 at 2:18 AM

    I wanna go when i go korea next year. But it seems too complicated for me with all the foreigner & lining up all day stuff. I’m asian but i can’t speak korean. LOL XD

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    • 44. heartquake.*  |  January 5, 2010 at 2:26 AM

      i mean april. i forgot it was a new year. XD

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  • 45. Janny  |  January 27, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    thankyu so much!!!
    love you seriously ❤
    I got all excited! XD

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  • 46. lilbuddhagal  |  January 30, 2010 at 7:39 AM

    omg.. chongmal kumowo!
    really thankyou! cant wait.. but waiting in line? hm i wonder if im gonna miss my classes haha

    anyways nice blog entry ^_____^

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    • 47. tam  |  January 30, 2010 at 1:39 PM

      hehe that’s why all the fangirls are covering their faces. they’re supposed to be in school!

      Reply
  • 48. jayyelle  |  February 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    what race are you if you’re not korean?

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  • 49. J-Pooh  |  February 7, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Thank you so much for providing us with this info. I was thinking of trying to out there myself but felt pretty clueless how to do so. Thank you again!

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  • 50. Diocese  |  February 15, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    This is so helpful! I always wondered how people got in there. Some day when I go to Korea I must go to a live recording ^^

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  • 51. cloud0910  |  February 19, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    heys thanks for the info!!

    I am exchanging in Korea in a few days’ time, and this information is really helpful.. i just need to find people who frequent music shows in korea now..

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  • 52. kryelantern  |  February 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Thanks for this!
    I’m heading to Seoul tomorrow for 5 months, so I’m really excited about going to the shows!
    I’m gonna try and visit all of them at least twice!!!
    You’re a lifesaver sweetie!!
    Much <333

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  • 54. madds  |  February 25, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    THANKS this is going to be extremely helpful I feel. Though I’m kind of worried about the getting in part! Fanclub members are usually Koreans with the social security number right? Hmmm I hope I get to meet nice people!

    Anyway, do you have any idea on how to get into Music Bank? I saw the instructions on their page but it’s all in Korean. =( I’m going to be in Korea for 2 weeks so plenty of time to try my luck! 😀

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  • 55. seob  |  February 25, 2010 at 6:38 AM

    hi there, you mentioned “You can get tickets or you can queue with fans” for Music Core, may I ask how do I get tickets if i don’t have much time to spare to queue with fans?

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  • 56. Odango  |  March 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    This information is really helpful~ Thanks so much 😀 But I was curious about something. My friends and I are going to be going to Music Core and I was wondering do we all have to have their album to get on the list, or can one of us? And does the amount of people matter? We are going to be in about a group of 6 XD Thanks!

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  • 57. CKT  |  March 5, 2010 at 4:01 AM

    wahhh been looking for this type of info like forever! Thank you so much for taking the time to share the information with us.

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  • 58. chya  |  March 14, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    Whoa thank you unnies for the post! It’s ashamed though I read it after I cameback from Seoul T_T anyway, I’m planning to comeback there any time soon and according from your suggestion, I think I’ll take MuCore
    So can I’ve some questions? ^o^
    1. If I line up for SNSD in Music Core, is it possible to watch other artists too? Since Yuri & Tiffany are hosting there
    2. Did you see SHINee/2PM fans there too? What do I’ve to do if I want to watch them?
    3. How long did you wait? How long the show usually last?
    4. When you’re talking about the earliest subway, what time is it?
    5. Is it really impossible to take any picture inside the MuCore recording? Like there won’t be any chances if you want to take a picture of them performing?
    6. Lastly, are the Korean fans are nice/rude to foreigner like us?

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    • 59. Odango  |  March 27, 2010 at 7:45 AM

      I know I’m not the author, but I saw your post and just recently came back from visiting Seoul a few days ago and went to MuCore so maybe I can help ^^

      1. My friend and I lined up for SNSD and because they host the show they pre-record their performance so you get to see the girls perform 3 times. We also got to see T-ara as well since they pre-recorded their performance as well. After that they had everyone re-line up for the actual live show and we got to see all the artists perform then.
      2. Those two artists weren’t performing, but for any artist that has their part pre-recorded you can only choose one or the other, but you’ll still see them perform during the live show. They perform a little more than half of the song for the live audience.
      3. We got there at almost 7, and waited until 10 to be lined up after they called our names, Then we had to wait till we were told we could leave. Then from 12-1 we had a break where we could grab lunch or whatever. then from 2-3 we watched the girls perform. And then waited until 4 to be let in again for the whole live show.
      4. The earliest subway is around 6am.
      5. Picture taking and recording is illegal and you ill get you camera confiscated and the photos deleted if you attempt to, I know from experience XD But I was still able to sneek some in during the live show. … But I wouldn’t recommend it, cause I still got caught, but the security guy gave me a warning.
      6. They were extremely nice to my friend and I. We were in a rush so we didn’t get a chance to eat breakfast, so they gave us some Kimbap. Also, we were never made to do the quiz, which surprised me since it was for the SNSD line. But everyone was very kind and helpful 🙂 They seemed excited to see foreign fans as well~

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      • 60. chya  |  October 18, 2010 at 12:45 AM

        Waaa!! Thanks for answering! Apparently I won’t go there not until dec this year.
        This infos will be useful tho, gomawoo ^^

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  • 61. bonz  |  March 15, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    how much is the ticket in music core?

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    • 62. tortyserox  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:52 AM

      i guess its FREE ^^ if you dun mind the early, Q-ing and wait.

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  • 63. mtvu  |  March 20, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Will you go again to korea and attend the music shows?

    i wanted to do it september this year >.< i hope i can get in

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  • 64. LALAmeme  |  March 25, 2010 at 2:33 AM

    hello!
    Thank you SO MUCH for all these information.
    Its really helpful.
    I have some questions,so i emailed you at cashewcrew@gmail.com
    Hope to hear your reply soon!~

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  • 65. raye  |  March 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    wow thanks for all the info! very helpful esp since i’m going in a couple of wks.
    … but i’m only staying 5 days – to wait like that sounds a bit hard esp if i’m not too sure if i would be able to get in…. must of been a gr8 experience for you!
    I guess Rain’s fans would def need to be in the fan club to get in …

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  • 66. Dodo  |  April 22, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 67. klamchops  |  April 24, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    thanks hun! i’m going in august and RAWR was sooo lost until i read this post on what to do…..

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  • 68. minjae  |  April 27, 2010 at 6:04 AM

    erhm, last time according to these information, its kinda wrong.
    you line up according to the time it says on the fan page. for example, if u go on snsd fan site, http://girlsgeneration.smtown.com/, it will tell what time u will line up or what time the recording is taking place about 1-2 days before. because according to cashewmaniakpop info. i accidently went at 5am to line up for snsd xD, so i had to wait 11hours xD.

    to get in u need a membership or a cd, if u have a membership, u get in first, but cd you have to que after, (also be aware that its not 100% chance you can get in when u have a cd)

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    • 69. redevilica  |  April 28, 2010 at 2:34 AM

      Thank you for the update. The information we have here is 1 year old already and we didn’t queue with snsd fans, so that was just from what we saw. We’ll add your info the the post ^^ thanks.

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  • 70. minjae  |  April 29, 2010 at 6:23 AM

    oh yeah, just to inform, its not only snsd, its all other artists, so find their usual website for the time

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  • 71. Sya  |  April 29, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    Hi.. wow your news really sounds interesting ^^ envy u~~~ hehehe

    anyways..

    for music core, they have live and recoded right? so which can u get in again? i still dont understand.. do u have email address i can contact u with?

    thank u =D

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  • 72. Ashton  |  April 29, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    I am trying to go to Inkigayo this sunday and I heard something about a ticketing system. I looked up that guide on soompi but it describes things that aren’t even on the SBS website. I’m not sure how the process works.
    If I go,do I need to have a ticket or something,and if so, how do I obtain one?
    And if not, I have the cd for the artist that I want to see, would that be sufficient enough?

    Any help is appreciated! Thankies~

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  • 73. minjae  |  April 30, 2010 at 1:36 AM

    @68, yeah they have live and they record.

    @69, the ticketing thing is the membership ID card. Its to late to get one now, but the only choice to get in is to have the latest artist CD with the CD inside it. Having the cd for the artist will be sufficient, but not always. If there are way to many people with membership ID cards, there may be a chance not entering inkigayo. The way they let people enter is, they put the people with the membership ID card first in the line and then people with CDs after them.

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    • 74. Ashton  |  April 30, 2010 at 8:29 AM

      Thanks for such a quick response! I’m gonna go and access the damage when I get there lol And then decide if I really wanna wait to see Rain or just wait till Dream Concert xD

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  • 75. Tara  |  May 2, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    All of this seems really hard.. are there giant lines? And do a lot of people not get in? I would really like to get in to one of these but if its going to be really hard and a waste of time then I’m not sure…

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  • 76. jovenaloon  |  May 7, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    wow you are the best! this is soooo gonna be helpful to me!
    i m going in 2 weeks time! just in time for all the impt comebacks!!

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  • 77. supercherish  |  May 16, 2010 at 2:12 AM

    Hi! I’m going to Korea at the end of May and was wondering how hard it is to get the artist’s latest CD at stores and whether or not I need a passport to get into the music shows… I don’t speak any Korean so I was also wondering if the fans are okay with foreigners. I live in a place where they don’t sell Korean CDs at all unfortunately. D:
    Also, If you have any suggestions on what I should do there please e-mail me at cherish.oku@live.com

    Thank you!

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    • 78. redevilica  |  May 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM

      Hi sorry for late reply.
      You can find cd shop easily, esp. near subway. They have underground shops by subway stations and usually there’s always one or two cd shops.

      No need to bring your passport to queue for music shows. When I went last year, the fans are ok with me using hand language lol since I don’t speak Korean as well ^^

      This post is a year old already, so maybe a lot of things has changed since then, like the address of the studio/recordings.

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      • 79. supercherish  |  May 23, 2010 at 3:05 PM

        Okay thank you SO much!

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  • 80. jenna  |  May 23, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    oh wow this is such a helpful post ! thank you SOO MUCH ! (=

    just one thing :
    do you have a estimate time when you should be on the spot for the recording ?
    i was thinking about going to inkigayo next month, so about what time in the morning i should be there ? (= 7, 8, 9am etc , or what ?

    thanksss ! ♥

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    • 81. redevilica  |  May 23, 2010 at 1:49 PM

      I went there around 6-7am xD
      But it depends on whose fans are you going to queue with. Some artists, like SNSD, according to minjae (post. 65) has a schedule posted on their website what time to queue. I don’t know about other artists. When I was there I just go as early as possible.

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  • 82. nad06  |  May 24, 2010 at 12:07 AM

    hi, can i ask when do these recordings usually take place, as in which day?

    and how do we noe e artistes performing on that day..?

    i’m thinking of going for mucore..n i’m looking at their website but my korean is limited~ haha.

    thank you!

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    • 83. redevilica  |  May 24, 2010 at 2:11 AM

      Recordings are on the same day of the show. So M!Countdown on Thursday, Music Bank on Friday, Music Core on Saturday and Inkigayo on Sunday.

      Artists performing for each show usually posted on the website a couple of days before the show. You could check the show’s thread on Soompi. Someone usually posts the list a couple of days before the show as well.

      Good luck on Music Core! ^^

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  • 84. Geri  |  June 3, 2010 at 2:16 AM

    Hello! I will be going Korea next week to seoul. I want to ask if it is really difficult to get tickets to Music shows. I am aware that this post was a year ago. I just want to experience something different and unique. I know that music bank tickets has to be called by phone. What abt the rest?

    If u know of any cool places to visit in Seoul. do let me know. I want to make the trip a memorable one.

    Thanks!

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  • 86. sophie  |  June 6, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    hey there!!
    this is a really awesome blog you posted!!

    i am going to korea in october with my frnd who isnt korean.
    i looked up on the mbc website and it said you have to apply for a place online or something..
    so im getting really confused.
    is it alright if we just go on the day to mucore without previously getting a ticket??

    thanks for the help!

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    • 87. redevilica  |  June 23, 2010 at 2:45 PM

      Yes you can queue with the fans ^^

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  • 88. xinling  |  June 7, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    hihi~~ thanks for the wonderful infomation yea!~ it really helps alot in my itinerary planning or korea in a week’s time!! just want to ask where can we see the advanced programs listing for music core? as in like which band will be performing in the upcoming music core(: thanks in advance so much for your help!~ kamsahamnida!~

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    • 89. redevilica  |  June 23, 2010 at 2:42 PM

      So sorry I just saw this … hope you managed to find out.

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  • 90. onJJena  |  June 19, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    First of all, thank you so much for this post!! :))
    We are going to Korea this July and we’ll surely try to get in the music shows^^
    But I have a question, do you know if we can get in with cameras?

    Thanks!

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    • 91. redevilica  |  June 23, 2010 at 12:59 PM

      The securities don’t check your bags when you go in, but they’ve eagle eyes once you’re in the studio, plus fans’ staffs are also on the lookout for cameras too. I saw a girl’s camera got confiscated by the staff, and they deleted all the pics she’s taken inside the studio :/

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      • 92. onJJena  |  July 5, 2010 at 9:26 AM

        Thank you!! 🙂

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  • 93. Anthony  |  June 26, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    I got to go to M!Net and Music Core while I was here in Korea this past week. Just wanted to update people that M!Net no longer lets you watch pre-recording of you artists, instead everyone just gets to watch the live show with the pre-recorded stuff added into the air time. Only the 1st 200 fans are admitted with the 1st sign-up sheet being available at 8:30 a.m. Check-in time is approximately 4:30 p.m.

    For Music Core, you no longer can queue the day of the show, instead you have to make a free reservation online on the shows mainpage for the following weeks show. The show starts at 3 p.m. and you get to watch nearly everyone live. For the mid-year special, they showcased everyone twice! Anyways that’s about it.

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    • 94. Jiahui  |  June 29, 2010 at 10:09 PM

      Hi Anthony,

      I saw your comment. Is it true that MuCore we need to make a reservation online? How do you go about that if it’s in Korean? I am going to Korea soon. So I need the details.

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      • 95. Anthony  |  July 2, 2010 at 6:37 AM

        Yes you have to make a free reservation on the Monday before the showing you want to attend. When you’re registering a username, they have an option where you can select that you’re a foreigner travelling/living in Korea.

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        • 96. Mai  |  July 2, 2010 at 9:25 AM

          Thanks so much for the new, updated information, Anthony!

          Do you think you could write more about your experience? 🙂

          Also, is it really competitive to make reservations? Like do you get a confirmation e-mail that you have a reserved spot?

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          • 97. Mai  |  July 2, 2010 at 9:41 AM

            Oh sorry btw my question above is for Music Core!

            Also, since MuCore is reservation we don’t need to bring the latest CDs for a particular performing artist, right? What about for M!Net?

            Sorry for all the questions!

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    • 98. Angela  |  April 7, 2011 at 3:53 PM

      Hi Anthony

      I’m competely new to Kpop and I like CN BLUE very much lately. what is the best option for me who is not Korean and want to attened one of these shows?

      1. How do i find out if my favorite artist is attending on the day of my visit?

      2. non of the shows require tickets right?

      3. what’s the rules to get in? do i just bring the CDs and stand in the fan’s line?

      I’m dying to go this summer and i have no clue where and how to start.

      Thank you!

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  • 99. msv1986  |  July 7, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    As for fans coving their faces, it’s true. Nearly all of the fans when the camera come their way to just record the people they hide their face and when they were asked question the even hide more. Maybe because it’s the azn American in us that when the camera came we just waved and talked to it. Idk… of course we stood out at odd but it was fun and we had lots of fun.

    We went to see MBLAQ performed at both Mnet and MBC and we got to see a lot of the other artists in addition to seeing MBLAQ, so most likely when you go for one artists you’ll get to see one or two more artist too if that artist isn’t super famous yet.

    We attended MBC and Mnet, but my fav would have to be Mnet because it was less crowed and the wait wasn’t as long. Plus we got to be closer to the idols and because the crowd is less the idols were above to communicate and acknowledge the fans more during the show.

    Replying to Kcha post 40

    I attended 2 Mnet shows while i was in Korea the beginning weeks of June. Regarding foreigners i didn’t feel like they were that strict. My cousin and I are both azn but we don’t speak much Korean, she speaks a little and I speak zero. But the 1st time we attended we were talking to each other in English while waiting with the MBLAQ fans to go watch them and the a few Mnet host even approached us to talk to us and ask where we were from. I only spoke in English to them and with what little English they knew they tried to communicate with us. I didn’t feel anything weird or any dislike from them. They were actually really excited that we traveled from across the sea to see their program.

    In addition, we made a good amount of friends with the Korean fans there and they helped us out a lot. Also even during the recording and the live show I shouted and yelled out at the performances in English and no one was bothered by it. I cheered on MBLAQ in nothing but English and we even got the chance to talk to them and give them gifts quickly afterwards. They were very happy to know that they have fans from America visiting them.

    Oh also yeah, jumping from one line to another is look down upon, because like it’s stated up there the fans don’t like it when you do that. The 1st time my cousin and I went we didn’t know what line what which so we just stood where one of the host told us too and then when the MBLAQ line finally come up we ask if they were for MBLAQ and they said yea and we told them we want to see MBLAQ and the girl give us a weird look like “Why?! You’re not in our line” but we explain to her that we aren’t Korean and didn’t understand so we just stood in a random line, afterward she was let us join their line.

    As for bring cameras into the show, you can bring them because both Mnet and MBC don’t check bags but you can’t take pix or record they won’t let you unless you sneak it. I saw a few people recording and taking pix though but I advice you to not because they do have people constantly looking at the fans to make sure everyone is in check.

    My experience at Mnet totally made the best of my trip to Korea. I was very please with it.

    Because I went in early June and post 91 Anthony went later June my waiting and getting into the shows may be different. Because we didn’t have to make any reservations and we were allow to go watch the pre-recorded artists. Seems like the shows are getting stricter about letting fans in now.

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    • 100. Mai  |  July 8, 2010 at 12:18 AM

      From reading another person’s post here, they said when you go to Mnet you have to try to be the first 200 people to sign up on the sheet to get into the show & if you make it, you dont have to wait and just come back when the show starts. Is that what you had to do?

      For MBC, you didn’t have to make reservations? Did you just wait there from early in the morning?

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  • 101. Anne  |  July 9, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    i’m currently in korea right now and i want to go to mcountdown, music core, or inkigayo but i was wondering is the recording the same day as the broadcast date? if i were to go watch mcountdown live would it also be on thursday since it airs on thursday? or is the recording the day before? and what time does the actual recording start? and which is the easiest show to get in in your opinion? Sorry for all the questions! I’m soo noob T-T… Thanks in advance!! ❤

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  • 102. nara  |  July 14, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    hello ! can i buy the ticket on the spot?or there is a way to get the ticket?im from indonesia and will be visiting seoul ,really appreaciate the infos 🙂

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  • 103. yoomi  |  July 15, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    hmm so the music shows start in the morning? then?

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  • 104. sansan  |  August 3, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Is it possible if we come without bringing the CD? I am just curious to watch the show, but my sister is the fans of the korean singers.

    Thanks

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    • 105. msv1986  |  August 4, 2010 at 10:52 PM

      Yes it is possible to watch the show w/o a cd but you will still have to get there early to write your name down on the mnet list and then u can leave n come back when the show is going to air. If u plan on watching the pre-recording of certain artists the a CD is require by all means, because you’ll have to check in on a different list with the official fan group.

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      • 106. Angela  |  April 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM

        1. how do i know if my favorite group or artist is going to attened on that day?

        2. what if there’s no fan of my favorite group or artist on the day of performance. Am i still allowed to sign up and get in?

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  • 107. Jes  |  August 14, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    I just wanna ask if any of you have the link where we can make our online reservation in Music Core? I visited MuCore website but its all in korean. thanks!

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  • 108. max  |  August 16, 2010 at 2:29 AM

    Is this the MBS music Core site?
    http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/ent/musiccore/

    But i do not understand a thing @_@

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  • 109. Jay  |  August 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Hi guys!
    I’m going to Seoul in Dec. Would really love to attend one of the music shows. Hopefully, my fav groups would be promoting then…

    any change there’s someone travelling in Dec too as i’m going alone…

    would appreciate it if someone provided the direct link to the mucore reservation site. thanks!

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    • 110. chya  |  October 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM

      Hey hey! I think I will go there this dec too, maybe around christmas. When will you leave?

      Me and my cousin are planning to go to a music show too. Why don’t we go together then? ^^

      Email me at tenacious.odds@yahoo.com if you’re still interested :]

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      • 111. Jay  |  October 19, 2010 at 2:18 AM

        hey, emailed u. hope we r gonna be there at the same time 🙂

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    • 112. Sarah  |  November 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM

      hey! by any chance will you be in korea on dec 16? i wanna go for m! countdown but i’m alone too. maybe we can go together!

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      • 113. Jay  |  November 29, 2010 at 10:50 PM

        i’m actually leaving on the night of dec 16. my flight it 1120pm/ if the recording is during the day, maybe i can still make it. when will u be in seoul?

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  • 114. Danzo  |  August 29, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    Do you need to use/bring your Alien registration card if you’re a foreigner?
    If you’re on a Queue system can you leave any time to use the restroom and get food without losing your place?

    Thanks!

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  • 115. mgl  |  September 22, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    Excellent. Going to Seoul next month, this will help me a lot.
    I wont have to ask my Korean teacher for help.

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  • 116. cherrynnee  |  October 17, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    i’m in korea right now.. for exchnge student..actually i’m not really understand .. sory.. do you have MSN?? i really hope cn go there 2 watch my fav group artist.. 2pm.. on dis friday.. i’m going there alone.. coz my fnds dint really like to watch… but i not really know 2 speak korea language..so what should i do???

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  • 117. Ming  |  October 24, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    hey my friend & I will be going to korea in november, we really want to go see the music shows! But we don’t know how to and we’re trying to figure it out now~ I’m sorry if anything I want to ask is already mentioned, ’cause I’m still kinda blur about all these… even if we go as foreigners, we also have to queue and have all the other requirements mentioned above to be able to get in??

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  • 118. jameh  |  November 3, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    Hello, this was very helpful as i will go to Korea on Dec. And i’m a very big fan of kpop like most of you are 😀
    You mentioned something like “You can get tickets or…” for Music Core.
    How do I get a ticket since I might not be able to queu for long hours as my time in Korea is very limited (4 days)
    Can you please tell me their website? Please and Thank you ❤

    Reply
  • 119. Larry  |  November 3, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    I am going to Seoul end of December and beginning of January. I want to attend one of these shows but I do not speak Korean. Is there anyone else going at this time that would be interested in attending these shows?

    Reply
  • 120. Danny Truong  |  November 3, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    You don’t need to speak Korean. All u have to do is
    A. Bring your CD (Latest artist)
    B. Find the fanclub leader with the sign up sheet. SM artists fan club leader will usually have an english speaker. In addition, High school kids are trained in English.

    All you need to do is show them your cd and know what time everyone has to return back to the line.

    YOU DONT NEED ANY TICKET.

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  • 121. Lawrence Lau  |  December 27, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    I’m in Seoul right now until Jan 19th.. Anyone trying to go to a music show? I’m a foreigner and definitely wouldn’t mind going to one with someone!

    Reply
  • 122. Horace  |  February 1, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Hey.

    I was wondering how to find out when a specific group is performing and where. Where would I get this information?

    Reply
  • 123. Angela  |  April 7, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    I’m going to seoul this August for two weeks and I’d like to attend at least one of the Korean music show. I’m from Canada and how do i go with a guest of mine? I’m a big fan of CN BLUE 🙂

    Reply
  • 124. Cheryl  |  April 29, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    so as long as you have their CD and you get there early you’ll have a good chance of going in?
    I’m going to Seoul this June and I’m planning to attend either MCountdown or MusicCore, but most probably Music Core 😀

    Reply
  • 125. Alvin  |  May 9, 2011 at 5:43 AM

    My friend and I will be traveling to Seoul in June and we really want to attend Inkigayo.
    Is it possible to register on the sbs website in order to get the tickets?
    Thanks

    Reply
  • 126. Mokeic  |  May 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Same here! I will be going to Seoul the first week of June and I want to go to Inkigayo – because I am a fan of 2AM and the host JoKwon. Is there a 2AM queue outside? Is it okay if I bring 2AM’s CD? Where can I see the performance lists for Inkigayo? And may I pre-register in advance?

    Most of the posts I found online are about MNet and Music Core only. I certainly want to visit the four shows, but I guess my friend will kill me if we are using four days of our short trip on queuing for these shows. 😛

    Reply
  • 127. catherine  |  June 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    what happens if you don’t want to be part of the fanclub and you just wanna go to support all artist, do you still have to write your name on the list? :O

    Reply
  • 128. Parto  |  June 27, 2011 at 6:30 AM

    hi , I’m gonna be in korea in August.. and i surely wanna attend a music show. actually i want to see MBLAQ but if they postpone their comeback , i don’t think i can get to see them . just wanna ask , once u get in the studio and ur fav group’s performance is over , u have to leave the studio? i mean , this long wait is only for 10min watching the show or u can stay till the shooting is over? btw , anyone going to korea in august , mail me if u don’t wanna be alone there. giganticdreams@hotmail.com

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  • 129. Lily  |  June 29, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Hello!
    I’m gonna be in Korea at the end July.. and maybe I have SJ comeback in the beginning of august. But in your post you don’t tell if ELF fan club have a system for these fans .. also, when we are in the queue, How are possible to find the person to give our name or number?
    I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP ><!

    Reply
  • 130. Vanessa  |  August 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Hello 🙂 I am planning to go to korea next winter, but i have a HUGE question: What if I am a Caucasian? will I get in lot of trouble? Because some posts say that they are foreingers , but they are asian, and they can easily get with the crowd, please reply 🙂

    Reply
  • 131. Brittany Sapp (@MBbritters)  |  August 20, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    I know it’s possible to get in when your white, I’ve heard it was a bit harder, but still possible. Thanks for the info~!

    Reply
  • 132. Clara  |  September 4, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    hi thanks for all the info. 🙂
    anyone going korea soon for b1a4’s comeback(their comeback is on 16sept)?>< so it'll be better if we can go with more people.
    we're planning to go for one week anytime after 23rd sept before 17 oct.

    and wads the current update?do we need to register online or jus queue n bring the group's album?

    and wads the limit for the number of fans allowed inside for each venue?

    Reply
  • 133. jade  |  September 13, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Hello, any idea if its still works this way as i will be visiting korea this Oct. Kikwang and all is hosting inkigayo now 😦

    Reply
  • 134. Nou Vang  |  September 21, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    i want to know the directions to get to junsu’s pizza place ^_^ Can you let me know? My email is vang103@mail.chapman.edu THank you sooo much!

    Reply
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  • 136. Milo Yang  |  February 19, 2012 at 6:01 AM

    Thanks for the info~ but about the membership thing, what is it exactly??? How do u get this membership?? Do we pay for it or is it an ID card?? Please do tell me about it coz I’ll go Korea sometime during June/July~ 🙂 Thanks again.

    Reply
    • 137. carol  |  May 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      hey im gonna go korea during june/july as well lol, maybe we ll meet somewhere there XD and btw blogger, im just wondering, 3 years now, are there any changes to how to get in those shows? i heard most of them u need to register on their websites and win tickets now…

      Reply
  • 138. alice  |  April 2, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    its been 3 years the first comment and can anyone tell me acxactly where can i go to see the concert

    Reply
  • 139. Nette Hardy (@Nette_9)  |  July 20, 2012 at 6:20 AM

    wow…this info really awesome!!!hope i can attend korean music show someday~~

    Reply
  • 140. Nette Hardy (@Nette_9)  |  July 20, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    anyway,thanks for da info:)

    Reply
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