Actually I’ve decided not to post concert reports anymore. Among others, I don’t take pictures anymore during concert, coz I simply want to enjoy it instead of busying my hands with something – and without pictures, the post could be dull ;; Of course I could use pictures taken by others, which I would, but I prefer not to, really ^^
The reason I’m posting anyway despite I decided not to, well, I protected the post below this one for I want to keep it for my personal record – hell, it’s my blog anyhow! 🙂 But for the sake of this blog’s purpose itself, I’ll share the more general part of the concert with you.
Personally I find last night’s concert among the best and indefinitely the most “fun” I’ve been to.
Okay, those of you been with me since the beginning would know how fond am I of orderliness~ lol
So I came to the concert venue about 20 minutes before it started, got the tickets (my seat’s on 5th row~^^)
Bought Jeong Dan’s CD (which was produced by Boohwal Entertainment, btw, I might review him sometime:) and exchanged greetings with some staff who knows me. They’re friendly yesterday~ ^^
Got in, and saw one old acquaintance from Japan who came all the way just to watch Boohwal’s concert (isn’t she amazing?^^and thanks to her, I was encouraged to use my *extremely* broken Japanese for the first time in 8 years)
The concert probably started about 6 minutes later than 7 pm, which was sooner than I expected (Christmas Concert was, luckily, 10 minutes delayed, which allowed me time to breath coz I arrived late!! :p)
Anyways~ the opening song was different!! Oh, actually the opening started with this video… urm, I’m sorry but I gotta say I’m not a fan, I think it was cheesy ^^;; I know they worked hard for it, so I’ll appreciate it still~
First song was, I should’ve guessed, “Wonderful Days” theme song but they did some rock arrangement in the beginning it’s really cool! Followed with 가능성 (oh, love it, this song is always on top of my head.. anytime I’m out there in the spiritual world the first line that comes out of my mouth is 비가 오네… ^^), 너뿐이야, talk (introduction), 생각이나, followed by 아름다운 사실…
and Jeong Dan showed up!!!!! Singing 아름다운 사실 duet with Jeong Dongha!!! Oh oh oh, love it!! 🙂 I’m actually gonna watch a small showcase he’s having by the end of June, but honestly didn’t expect much, coz I don’t know his songs, and he’s just gonna sing 2 of Boohwal songs from the 9th album (아름다운 사실 and 에메랄드빛 바다, which he wrote). But I bought his CD today, and .. well, depending on my mood, I might stay to ask for autograph if possible that day (lol, yeah I know). Actually I ran into him by the elevator, not expecting him to remember when he sees me again, but at least I announced my nationality to him (yes,Dear, that’s my point!! kk) Anyways, back to the concert, Jeong Dan sung the title song of his newly released album, “호랑나비”.
Concert commences with 노을, 사랑, 흑백영화, 추억이면, which Kim Tae Won said will make a hit in ten years^^ (reflecting that “The Story of You and the Rain” despite released in 1985 made a hit after shortly sung by Sung Si-Kyung in a CF in 2003, “Never Ending Story” by Yun Sang-Hyun in a drama, etc~)
And.. what’s been a repertoire since Qualification of Men’s “Harmony”, Boohwal Jeong Dongha’s version of “Nella Fantasia”.
For those of you who don’t know, “Nella Fantasia” is an Italian song (Guilia, help me! 🙂 which is the “lyrical version” of the instrumental “Gabriel’s Oboe” composed by Ennio Morricone. Kim Tae Won, a huge fan of Morricone, re-arranged “Gabriel’s Oboe” and insert the song “The Elephant Escapes” in Boohwal’s 10th album (2005). Coincidentally, Park Colleen, leading the Qualification of Men’s choir, chose “Nella Fantasia” as their main song. Ever since, this song has made an extremely, extremely, huge, widespread, hit in Korea. (The original version is sung by Sarah Brightman). Boohwal also showed “Nella Fantasia” on the last Christmas Concert (It was the first time I saw it, don’t remember if they had it in February concert). But the version from last night, was A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Seo Jaehyuck, Kim Tae Won, and Chae Jemin made the 2nd sound (sorry, not familiar with the technical terms).. oh it was simply amazing! I think I had my mouth opened the whole time ^^;;;
That, and followed by 비밀 by no other than Park Wan Gyu~ ^^ He was really cheery last night, smiling all around and jumping all over (bet no body carried white balloons hahaha:) The song followed with Lonely Night~ ^^ Dongha sings the first part, second part and the rest duet with Park Wan Gyu.
Followed with 사랑해서 사랑해서… by which time I think Lee Seong-Wook and Jeong Dan also appeared on stage.
Starting from Park Wan-Gyu’s appearance, for me, the concert has been the most fun. They were all around the stage, jumping and smiling and laughing, joking, dramatic and funny~ oh sorry, you gotta be there to know what I mean >_<
After the song ends, guess what, Lee Tae Kwonand Paek Chunggang also appeared on stage~ ^^ They didn’t sing, Kim Tae Won mentor asked the audience to buy their CD when it comes out, and to come to their concerts to hear them sing~^^ The audience were crying to have them sing, but Seo Jaehyuck wittily said that the audience are being greedy not satisfied with 4 vocals on stage~^^
The concert then continues with 누구나 사랑을 한다~ after more intro on Lee Seong Wook~ ^^
Follows on, 슬픈 사슴 (love Kim Tae Won’s voice in this song!! ><) and 사랑할수록~ songs that reminded me of Kim Jegi (funny how Kim Jegi didn’t even sing 슬픈 사슴..but somewhat Kim Jegi also reminds me of my dear friend Bernadette whose my best-companion-ever to go to Boohwal concerts – miss you girl!! She loves Kim Jegi and 사랑할수록 so much she doesn’t even speak Korean:)
Next, rock and roll! 21C 불경기, and solo time!! I think it was the opening part of 불의 발견 I orII~ continued with Kim Tae Won’s guitar solo on Parisienne Walkways, Seo Jae-Hyuck’s bass solo, and Chae Jemin’s drum solo. And then, of course, 1970, and an opening to a song that sounds western…but turned out to be a trot song!!(남행열차인가..^^) Smart! Un-expected, nice! Loved it!:)
And…. a big hit these days, isn’t it, they sung a song of Seo Taeji’s”교실 이데아” (Classroom Idea). It’s really powerful I really love it!! Personally I don’t move much in Boohwal concert, but this one I’d probably looked like if I was in a trance ;; Awesome, awesome, awesome! Oh, and if you click the link on top, there’s a part of the song where someone’s screaming – well, singing (^^) in heavy-metal sound (i’m not sure how to express it), anyways, that was Seo Jae-Hyuck’s part last nite. I was… stunned!! Well, I know the guy’s got it, just didn’t expect to actually see it ~ lol Niweis, awesome, fantastic, powerful, I’m lovin’ it!;)
Continued with Someday~ smart arrangements ^^
And… they ended with the Story of You and theRain~~~ but of course, came back up stage following the call for anchor, they sung Heeya, in rock version!!, Never Ending Story, and 회상 III by Kim Tae Won.. so lovely…
As end-note, they said that Boohwal is the first rock band who ever performed their own concert in LG Art Center. And reflecting back, they never thought that they would have such a big concert again after 2002. But, they were wrong ^^
갈 길은 아직 멀어요. 부활 음악은 잘 알려지지 않은 것뿐이지 공감성은 분명 있고 여기서 수많은 외국팬들이 있는데 한국어도 모르면서 부활 음악의 감성을 느껴진다고 합니다. 갈 길은 멀어요. 부활 항상 위대하기를.. 순수하기를.. 아름다우기를… ^^
저 또한, 부활 아녔음 한국에 계속 있을 생각도 없었습니다. 늘 감사하고 있습니다.