October 17th, 2011

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Concert dreams

With SIX DAYS UNTIL SM NEW YORK I am SO JAZZED. It's like... still kind of a dream. I mean, I'm the type of person who doesn't have a lot of plans in his life that require anything more than a day being spent away from the comfort of my computer (not the comfort of my home, mind you, since it's not that comfortable to begin with!), but since last month's trip to Disneyland (a month ago? REALLY?), I've basically got something lined up where I'm actually out doing stuff, which is very atypical for me. I don't see it becoming a trend, since I love being home, on the net, playing video games, etc, and since I work and watch so much TV it does take up a lot of time so I don't have as much time to do some of the other things I loved to do as much as I did as when I was in college for example.

But enough about my life and how 'exciting' it is. THE CONCERT! Every time I hear a song that I feel is going to be played at the concert I smile a little, and if it's a song that I really like, such as Super Junior's No Other (which I heard today and was like YAY!!!!) then I get SUPER happy. Last time, for LA, there were a lot of artists. Okay, not that many, but there were still more artists last time than there are going to be this time. Assuming that they perform the same length of time (and that was about 4 hours. It was a long concert!), that really just means that the artists will have more time to perform instead of having to devote time to other acts, and yes, I will lament not being able to her Zhang LiYin and the Trax (CSJH not so much, since Lina isn't there and Lina is beloved!), but if that means that I get an extra half an hour of OTHER artists (read: BoA), then I think we can consider the loss of these artists to be not a horrible blow.

Here is what I do not want: I DO NOT WANT KANGTA TO BE THE OPENING ACT! Kangta is the man who helped build SM. He's been there the longest, and yes, little idiots who are all about Shinee and shit probably don't care, but those of us who KNOW HOT and LOVE HOT know what's what. Kangta's still one of the best in the biz, and even if the current generation doesn't understand that, the powers that be shouldn't throw him under the bus for a piece of shit like Onew. Jong, maybe, since he's got pipes, too, but Onew? Fugly, talentless Onew? ONO, I SAY! ONO!

Speaking of Shinee, I swear they got like 45 minutes of the show to themselves in LA. Yes, girls went batshit, because that's what they do, and I'm not going to lie after hearing Replay and Juliette I was like "I like these songs! I don't like these boys, but I like these songs!". That doesn't mean that I want to suffer through an HOUR of Shinee. I mean, a part of me is okay with this, if only because that means I can go and use the bathroom instead of dealing with them, but still. LESS. SHINEE. PLEASE.

Basically, what I want is more of the solo acts and TVXQ. I am there for BoA. I am there for Kangta. I am there for Super Junior, I am there for Girls Generation, I am there for TVXQ, it isn't like I am only there for ONE artist (okay, I totally am because if BoA wasn't there neither would I BUT I LOVE ALL THOSE OTHER ARTISTS, TOO!). I kind of want more duets, if the pairings are neat and the songs are cool. In other words, I don't want Kesha again. And I hope they sing a beautiful song at the end like they did when they sang Hope at the end of LA, which damn near had me in tears.

I'd love for BoA to sing some of her Japanese songs. I doubt this is going to happen, since she didn't in LA. Barring this, I would DIE if she sang Don't Know What to Say, or Waiting. I LOOOOOVE Stand By, it was one of the highlights of the whole night for me, but that doesn't mean that I don't want a little bit more variety. I expect a lot of the same songs to be performed in New York as in LA, so BoA will sing Hurricane Venus. She'll sing Copy and Paste. She'll sing My Name. This is fine. Any BoA song I hear is worth hearing, but I want more!!! GIMME MORE!

If Kangta busted out some HOT songs (OUTSIDE CASTLE!!!!) with the help of some of his labelmates, that'd be nice. Kyu, Jong, Max, Ryowok or whatever? Yes please. I don't recall him singing Pine Tree, so if he did that, it'd be aces.

ANY of the girls can belt out a little bit of SES. I'm Your Girl? I'D BE THERE, SCREAMING LIKE A GIRL!!!!

TVXQ, PLEASE SING BALLOONS!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SING BALLOONS!!!!!!!! Even just the chorus. It doesn't matter. You sing balloons, I will melt. Seriously, someone will have to bring a bucket to scoop me up and take me home. And if Penguin girl is in the line this time and I see her A PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN! Penguin girl, you are MAH PEOPLE!!!! Rising Sun, Triangle (why you DID NOT DO THIS SONG IN LA WHEN BoA AND TRAX WERE THERE I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND!), O, Wrong Number, Tonight... there's a lot of TVXQ songs that I love, and just because the group is gutted with Max and U-Know left doesn't mean the classics should be denied, right? MAGIC CASTLE!!!! PLEASE!!!!

Girls Gen and Suju can basically do the same songs they did last year, adding Hoot, Mr Simple and Acha respectively, and I'd be good. When it comes to those two groups, I basically like the single songs and nothing more. If they busted out SEOUL SONG, I'd go batshit, though.

AND BRING MY BOY SIWON!!!!! YO QUIERO SIWON!!!! Seriously, be livid if Siwon isn't up in that shit. I need to check and see if there's been any news from him about it and check BoA's twitter, too.

So yes, these are the things that I hope for. Trust me, you will know what happens when I get back.

Side note: I listened to Andrew Rannells When She Smiles yesterday and fell in love with it. He was in Jersey Boys before. If I did a musical, not that I would because I don't want to, that'd be one of the ones I would be most likely to see. That and Spamalot. And The Lion King.