After a long day, I give you… a music video. (“축하해/Congratulations” MV)

That’s right. After raving about R16 for an eternity, I am choosing not to post about it… yet.

Left the house at 12pm, got to Incheon at 2:30pm, got my seat and kept my place for 3 hours, concert and madness ends circa 9:40pm, took the bus back to seoul, ate, and got back home at 1:38am. i am too tired to upload anything.

so i give you other related DT news. A few weeks ago, JK released a new single, “축하해/Congratulations” from the “Feel Good” side of his 8th album. The song summarizes his journal entries during the moments he became a father.

The MV has a sort of home video feeling, chronicling baby Jordan’s first 18 months and JK/Tasha’s marriage.

… that is one cute baby.

T makes a joke, but some people don’t get it.

A few weeks ago, I put up a post about my chronicles at DT’s performance on “MTV The Stage.” I didn’t mention this, but apparently since it’s somehow became somewhat of a deal in Korea, I’ll add it in.

During Tasha and JK’s set, the two performed “True Romance” and JK pulled 2 girls from the audience to dance during a pseudo tango breakdown. One girl bailed quickly, while the other gave it a try and tried to dance with JK. Tasha soon joined in too.

Well, in the midst of this, Tash made a joke to the girl not to get too close to JK during the dance, but it seems others didn’t take it so lightly. Read the full article @ allkpop.com.

Oy–sometimes drama comes out of nothing.

P.S. Tash unni, i love your sense of humor. 🙂

“My IPhone is Drunk” – DT the 1st artist to launch IPhone app (+DT8 on ITunes!)

So about 3 days ago, DT became the first Korean artist to have a full on digital interactive presence worldwide. Not only has DT8 been released on Itunes (FYI, it’s cheaper to get it on Itunes vs. buying it for a whopping $30 in the USA), DT is the first Korean artist to have a real Iphone app that links the new official international site [www.drunkentiger.kr] directly to people’s Iphones. Launched by DBSK Kollective, the new website aims to be a comprehensive international friendly place for DT fans worldwide. See the full article on the new site:

DT Goes Digital

In other news: A few of us are going to R-16 on Sunday, meeting @ Gangnam station to take express bus to Incheon circa 1pm (still tentative time). Email me asap if you’d like to join (drunkencamp@gmail.com).

-Miss DC

An Epik Drunken Halloween

So I had plans to terrorize Seoul with my warped idea of a “costume” on Halloween night, but I guess I’ll have to put that on hold.

What: Jungle Entertainment Party

Who’s Performing: Drunken Tiger, Tasha, Epik High, Leessang, Palo Alto, Zeebra, Soul Dive

Date: October 31st, 2009

Where: Walkerhill Vista Hall (W Hotel)

Time: 10pm – 4am, festivities start usually around 12am

Price: 44,000won before 09.27.09 (purchased via online -see above), 55,000 afterwards (online), and 66,000 at the door

How to Get There: Take Line 5 to GwangNaRoo Stop, Exit 4 -or- Take Line 2 to GangByeong/Techno Mart (front of). Outside these exits is a shuttle that goes directly to the hotel. It does end at 11pm though, so get there before then.

FYI – I have no idea how to navigate the online sites and even if I did, I think you need a Korean CC # and citizenship to buy tickets (looks like  us foreigners have to wing it).

-Miss DC

Drunken Tiger & Roscoe to be @ R-16

R-16 is the one of the most anticipated b-boy festivals in all of the world. But this year, it has one of the most exciting concert line ups ever. Drunken Tiger, Roscoe Umali, Epik High, Dumbfoundead, and Rakka from Dilated People, are set to perform at the festival’s final event.

Date: concert date -September 27th, 2009

Time: concert time – 7pm

Price: 18,000 won, 14,000won if you’re a foreigner (come with your passports or ARC cards). 

Where do I buy it: Tickets will be available on the door. R-16 is part of the Incheon Global Fair and Festival this year and they are in control of the tickets. Seating is first come first serve, so go early.

How do I get there:
From Seoul: Take Subway Line 1 and change to the Incheon Line at Bupyeong (부평) Station. Get off at Central Park (센트랄파크) Station, which is the end of the line, and come out of exit number 2. The Global Fair and Festival entrance will be in front of you. Once you pay entry and enter the fair, find your way to Bi-Ryu Performance Stage where R-16 will be happening.

For alternative travel routes, please refer to the Korean site http://www.incheonfair.org/index.asp

You can find me in the club… DT @ S-Club, Seoul

It’s a Friday night in Hongdae, one of Korea’s most bustling nightlife areas, usually filled with university students, Kyopos, and foreigners. It’s dubbed “Hongdaewon,” since it’s now starting to fill with more English speakers than Korea’s infamous foreigner area, Itaewon.

At S-Club, one of the local hip-hop clubs, a flood of Drunken Tiger posters are posted everywhere, inside, outside, even on a giant van that was driven around Hongdae all night. I’ve been to a lot of DT shows, both here and in the States, but a DT promo van? That’s pretty hardcore lol

It was first come first serve, and knowing how crazy DT shows get, me and my friend went early – almost too early. I was the first person there -_- So I took the time to take photos of the interior/exterior of the club.

outside poster

faux DT carpet haha

anyway, the actual inside of the club I couldn’t capture on camera, but  i was allowed to take photos of the performance. a little weird logic  in a way, but as long as i was allowed to get the performance, it was cool.

the club is quite small – maybe fits 300 people at most, and by midnight, the place was jam packed. this is probably one of the smaller venues I’ve ever seen DT perform in, but when your used to the US version of 3000+ people, a club does fare quite differently. When I saw the stage, I was reminded of something Shine once said a long time ago about how he used to perform at places with no stage.  There was a platform for DT to stand on, but not much to much to work with. Reminded me of old school days when DT was still underground and new, but then again, that was quite a golden era so the reminder wasn’t bad.

Soul Dive starts the set, but I was too distracted to even pay attention. After waiting 3 hours and being the first person there and fighting for a place at the front of the stage, a douchebag 6’2 bodyguard stands right in front of me to block my view (you’ll catch his big head in some of my photos). I am 5’0ft tall and obviously this had me fuming! >=O

Luckily, I was able to squeeze my way on to a step, with literally 6inches of room to stand on, and was able to get a good view to capture vids/photos [see below]

Palo Alto & Bizzy start the set. Palo debuts his upcoming single for his new album and Bizzy does a quick set that includes includes his single,  “해어진 다음날 (After the night we broke up).” It’s a quicker set than what they did on the MTV special, but I guess they had to cut it since JK’s set was going to be longer.

JK starts off with “Monster,” of course, and then right into “Do You Know Hip-Hop?,” which is a twist on what he usually does these days. He only does it once in awhile now, but considering the club setting, it seemed fitting. It originally was one of those songs meant to rile people up at the club, and it really did rile up everyone. O_O

He follows with “Isolated Ones! Left Foot Forward!,” then a slew of old school songs that rile up everyone.  He does “Good Life,” “Thumb (acapella),” and then “I Want You,” for an encore. DT is usually booked for a 3-4 song set, but JK’s extended set made it feel like a real concert (Hell – I used to pay $75 to see a set this long!).

Anyway, afterwards, I ran into some of the Tigerbalm staff and it turns out a bunch of us were already there, just scattered all over the place. They’re staff is huge, but they’re a sweet bunch. 🙂

Anyway, enough of my talk – videos!

Do You Know Hip-Hop? live (some chick knocked out one of my earrings, so you’ll see 5 seconds of floor as I pick it up)

“I Want You” live – JK came over at about 1:10 minute and mingled with fans around me, however, that resulted in me being completely overtaken and nearly falling over into the madness (“Death By Fan Hands” my friend calls it).

P.S. props to S-Club staff for cutting me some slack on the photos/video 🙂

NEXT WEEK – R16 FESTIVAL (Roscoe Umali, Drunken Tiger, Epik High, & Rakka of Dilated People)

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