• cutiepie88

    I had friend who went & she had a great time but she told me some fans were rude. During the concert people would talk or just really look uninterested if they didn’t care for that group. And some people even left after their group performed.

    But the thing is I heard the same thing from another person who went to an SM concert in the states a while back & same thing mention again. Stuff like that makes me see why people say Kpop has a few years left globally at least.

    Granted this concert was free so it’s not like fans had to pay ridiculous amount of money on tickets but still hearing stuff like that just *faceplam* Also originally this concert was just supposed to be for Google employees so was there ever a reason why it was opened up to the public?

    • straighttohelvetica

      I assumed people were leaving, but hoping that wasn’t the case. By the end of the broadcast, the stadium looked half-empty. Kind of embarrassing for international fans.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/O2O6HOX2UMCW2SHVJNJ6G7DOYY sonia

      Some people looked seriously uninterested during some groups’ performances. Their was a moment when, I think KARA was performing and the camera went on some people in the seated area. Even though they noticed the camera, they just kept sitting and had their faces in this look -_-. I felt that was disrespectful. I mean, the concert was free; enjoy it. The crowd responded with some boo’s to those audience members, as well.

      And yes, people left after performances. They left before DBSK performed, which is just downright dissapointing. As an attendee, I can attest that they made a mistake there.

  • whirlypop

    Tiffany, stop trying to get so much attention all the time.

    • boofkinghoo

      Erm, correct me if im wrong, but she was the official MC of the night, no?

      • http://twitter.com/nicholys Nicholas_SB

        She was one of the co-MCs, together with Taeyeon.

    • Aurora2687

      This is funny when Tiffany did absolutely nothing wrong by doing the job she was assigned to do.

  • Winter Rose

    i’m neither a sone nor elf but apparently leeteuk was actually told by MBC that he would give the closing statement of the show though so MBC did make it clear. it doesn’t count as interrupting when it was clearly planned ahead of time and a cue card went up for him to start giving his closing statement at that very moment. tiffany wasn’t supposed to be talking…

    anyways i liked tvxq’s and beast’s performances the best. yunho at the end of rising sun was the best lol. i also loved sunye’s performances.

    • zweiosterei

      Yes, Leeteuk was chosen by MBC to give the closing speech according to a press release by the network just to end the controversy.

      • Winter Rose

         are you implying that MBC lied in their statement? there’s no proof of that and why would they give leeteuk a mic at the end if MBC didn’t want him to say anything and none of the other idols had a mic? the statement seems pretty believable to me

        • Aurora2687

          I think a lot of artists had mic’s aswell because they’d be singing the ending song. What most people have a problem with in the press release is that there was only one article by the Korean media and it sources a ‘representative of MBC’ (which some people take as an unnamed source therefore made up) and not the PD at the event, who usually step’s forward with a statement to dispel issues like these.

  • straighttohelvetica

    I thought the WonderGirls actual performance was kind of lackluster. They all seemed really tired and moved robotically. I remember wondering how long they had been traveling before the show and whether they had time to rest. I didn’t get to see the special stage, so maybe that’s affecting my opinion.

    My babies TVXQ did great! This performance of “Rising Sun” was my first time viewing a DB5K song performed post-split and they really stepped up. I don’t think Yunho’s vocals have ever sounded so good. And then there was his epic headbang of epicness. 

    Seohyun deserves a mention for her English. She didn’t say much, but what I heard sounded greatly improved over her “The Boys” English. 

    Final note, I was impressed by the diversity of race and age in the audience. There was a 50-something woman the camera kept cutting to and I got the impression she was not there to baby-sit.

    • http://blueskyblue.wordpress.com/ Allison Nakamura

       ”his epic headbang of epicness.” well said <3

  • zweiosterei

    MBLAQ, Super Junior and KARA the best of the night for me. TVXQ, Sistar, BEAST and f(x) were decent but i didn’t like Wonder Girls or SNSD. Also the performances of Seohyun and Sunye were announced as collaborations and not individual covers something that threw me off. Overall a pretty quality show.

  • ShineeWorld52911

    Unfortunately I was unable to go because SM never comes to the Midwest. It seems like whenever they come to America, they always hit up the east or west coast. Smh it’s not fair, and after watching the performances on YouTube it makes me even more upset that I don’t get to see them because they put on such a great performance

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      It may not be fair, but SM (and other companies) can’t just bring their acts to random places in the US. The East Coast and the West Coast has the most Asian (and Korean) immigrant populations. If they’re not going to sell much on Americans, they have the Asian population to back them up and buy tickets. They can’t just go to the Midwest just because a few fans are there. Are there even enough to fill up a concert venue? Entertainment companies are hardly making money as is with all these international concert dates.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hipployta Hipployta

    I obviously see too many music shows because that’s how SuJu always enters for Superman…

    Teuk actually said MBC told him to close but he apologized anyway on Twitter. His intro was the best of the night though.

    I ended up enjoying the show, even though the stream lagged, because the LJ thread I was on was awesome

    Kara did Lupin…that’s what’s up! I was all, “Dont do Beautiful Beast!” But they did. JunHara was totally dating backstage. I wanted some MBLEAST too

  • kiimmiieee

    As my first concert.. it was pretty much amazing. To be honest I’m only familiar with Super Junior & Beast music wise..although I really do like Mblaq variety show wise as well. So I’m glad that the groups performed popular older songs cause at least I knew those ahah. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O2O6HOX2UMCW2SHVJNJ6G7DOYY sonia

    This was my first concert and it was such a great one. I have such newfound respect for Yunho and Changmin/DBSK. I was just in awe the whole time they performed. Sadly, some people, including my sister’s friend left after Super Junior performed. My sister wanted lo leave, too, but I (and of course DBSK) convinced her to stay.
    I personally loved Sistar’s performance. I danced through Alone and Ma Boy, even a little through So Cool, though it’s my least favorite song. Hyorin looked crazy amazing! Everyone in Sistar did, but I have a girl crush on Hyorin. Bora is a stunner, though. 
    F(x) seemed to bring the most energy in the first half of the concert. My sister’s friend and I sang and danced along as if we were on stage, too. And, I found myself screaming for Amber, though I was never a fan before, but I don’t know what to say. It was very innate. F(x)’s english crowd address was really great. Krystal and Amber, Amber especially, looked so comfortable which made us feel more so, as well. Amber had A TON of fans there. The yells for her were very loud.
    KARA was my surprise of the night. I’ve only heard one song from them, Step ,and I did not care for it much, but their performance had a lot of energy. Their vocals weren’t bad either.
    The camera work was horrible during Beast, so I literally had to peer through bodies to see their performance. I kind of wish they sang Breath, even Bad Girl, but they sang Beautiful. Their vocals were very nice, and I discovered Doojoon’s vocals were really good, as well. I also did some innate screaming for him, as well. The crowd was behind Beast very much. You could hear them singing along. I was singing along, as well. A lot of people also did the Shock dance in the chorus, which was fun. 
    MBLAQ is just yummy, what can I say? Apart form singing Oh Yeah instead of Mona Lisa, they were great and they sang Y, which is one of my personal favorites from them. Tons of support for them.
    Wonder Girls were good. They seemed a little low energy, but I hear they’re super busy or maybe Tell Me isn’t very energetic. I had fun during their set and very much appreciated them teaching us the Nobody dance. It made the whole crowd get into the song tenfold. Sunye’s rendition of Father was wonderful, as well.
    SNSD’s performance was nice. I liked their performance of Taxi the best of their set. I thought they performed just fine without Yuri and Yoona, but Tiffany’s mention of them was sweet. Hyoyeon is gorgeous, period. Sunny, surprisingly had the most crowd support. Every time her face hit the screen, the crowd went wild. I thought that would go to Jessica. I wonder, how come Jessica didn’t MC?
    Super Junior was probably the most anticipated of the crowd. I was so happy they performed Superman and Sorry Sorry. My sister’s friend wished they did A-Cha and I, Bonamana, but you could predict it would be Mr. Simple. Their individual crowd address’s were cute, Yesung’s epecially with his “Hello! Hi! Hi!” To this day, I don’t know why I screamed for Shindong…I don’t even like the dude. Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung’s vocals were on that night. They were so well. But, so was Donghae who was looking gooooood that night. Eunhyuk, as well.
    Overall, everyone performed well. The crowd was also really awake and pumped. Sorry for the long post, but I just had to gush, and have been waiting for the chance to do so. Thanks for writing on the concert^^~

  • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

    I think Leeteuk shouldn’t have done the ending speech. The ending speech is usually done by the MC. It did seem disrespectful to the MCs. And though Leeteuk is good at thing like this, majority if not all the audience cannot speak Korean. It was better if Tiffany was the one that ended the show.

    • purrsandscratches

      where have you been, gurl. it has already been announced by mbc that the producers TOLD leeteuk to do the ending speech. 

      • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

        Whether MBC told Leeteuk to do it or not, that gesture was rude. The goodbye speech is a right and privilege of an MC. What do you think it would look if Ryan Seacrest didn’t made the goodbye speech and instead an idol contestant?

        • http://twitter.com/nicholys Nicholas_SB

          I should have been more clear. I am okay with him wrapping up the show, and after all it was his job. My issue was more with him starting on the wrap before Tiffany was done with her lines. Granted, girl does get a bit long winded at times, but its common courtesy to let the other party be done with speaking before starting.

          • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

            My issue is him wrapping it up. The MCs were shoved into a corner.

          • purrsandscratches

            you have to know that the one running the show are the pds behind the scenes, not the mcs. what the pds say goes. you asked me what i would feel about the whole american idol thing. i would feel surprised, but i wouldn’t think it was ‘rude’. it’s a job, they’re told to do it, the mcs are only there because the pd told them to, their jobs are exactly dictated by the pds. if the pds should decide that they should present everything but the final part, then that’s what they’re supposed to do.

          • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

            My point that the gesture was rude and Leeteuk should have known that it was.

            If someone told you to cross a deserted street while the walk sign says to don’t walk, will you do it?

            You seem to be pro-Leeteuk that you refused to believe that he has any fault to what happened. Again, the rude gesture is both Leeteuk’s and PD’s fault. Don’t throw all the blame to the PD.

          • http://twitter.com/hallyurise hallyurise

            I agree. Yes, the PD gave Leeteuk the ending lines to say but Leeteuk, with all his MC-ing skills, should have at least had the courtesy to cut in politely, and apologize. His apology concerning the issue just seem half-assed. 
            And I’m also confused to why MBC felt the need to give Leeteuk the lines. If they held his experience in such high honour, they should have made him the MC from the beginning. As it was, Tiffany and Taeyeon were the MCs and they should have said the line.I say this as a Leeteuk fan by the way. I honestly don’t care about SNSD, so don’t twist my comment into some pro-SNSD stance either. 

          • purrsandscratches

            depending on who that person was, sure. 

            leeteuk is an employee, he follows what  his employer tells him to do. 
            should tiffany and taeyeon feel insulted, they should know that their job scope is dictated by the pds, and should the pds think the ending line is not to be part of their job, then it isn’t. simple as that.
            i do agree that cutting tiffany off might have been a little abrupt – but that is more than likely to be an accident. do you bash your friend if he/she cuts you off in the middle of a sentence?

          • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

            I’m sorry but you’re making excuses now. What Leeteuk did was wrong. Plain and simple. When a person corrupts a person to kill someone, who will you blame? The corrupt or the victim? You’ll blame both of them. Both will get time in prison. And its the same here.

            Every event has its faults and in this one, the mistake is shoving the MCs aside and making them look incompetent. That’s how it looked like. 

            It was wrong for MBC to ask Leeteuk and its wrong for Leeteuk to accept that. 

            The bottom line is, that was rude. What they did to the MCs was rude. No matter the circumstances were.

          • purrsandscratches

            excuses? i was just answering your question. too bad it wasn’t what you expected. call it whatever you want. 

            and really a murderer and someone cutting off another’s sentence for their job is totally different, not ‘the same’. 

            what leeteuk did was under his job scope, a murder isn’t anybody’s job. murdering someone involves removing their rights from them, cutting off someone’s sentence, not so much. 

            imo the whole incident didn’t make tiffany/taeyeon look ‘incompetent’, i feel that the pds probably did so since leeteuk is probably more recognized as an mc compared to either girl, hence having him wrap up the show would be perhaps more popular/ideal. but it’s up to anyone’s interpretation, really. you feeling that it undermines the girls’ ability just speaks volumes about what you personally think of them. -shrug-
            and anyways i’m getting pretty tired of your whole ‘imma ignore whatever you said and provide you more hypothetical situations to answer and i will then draw parallels between these hypothetical situations and leeteuk/mbc situation to make you realise how rude leeteuk and mbc were’. i don’t see any point in continuing my replies to you if all you’re gonna do is ignore my points, come up with reiterations of your points, insist that it was rude, end of discussion.

          • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

            What I’m saying is what he did is rude. Whether he was order to or not, that gesture was rude. Get it?

            It doesn’t matter why Leeteuk did it, the point is that it is being rude. And you just can’t put all the blame to MBC.

            My example might be an exaggeration, but the point is the same. A hired killer was paid to kill someone. Both the killer and the person who ordered him to are to blame.

            The same thing applies in this. That was being rude. It made the MCs look incompetent. Whatever Leeteuk’s reasons are, he was being rude.

        • san sai

          then blame th mbc pd.. not leeteuk.. 

          • http://twitter.com/goody2x2shoes jesse

            They are both to blame. MBC for thinking that Leeteuk should do the ending speech and Leeteuk for not thinking that he’s stepping into someone.

          • san sai

             yes.. poor tifanny and taeyeon. they shouldn’t be the mc at first.. damn.. mbc pd should know that leeteuk should be the mc since he has better mc-ing skills than those angels :(
            even amber/ krystal has better english than those flawless yet innocent snsd girls.

          • http://twitter.com/JM7228JW J-May 제메이©

             LOL word!!

          • illerz

             Right because if an mbc producers do the ending leeteuk is going to scoff like its he’s some kind of boss or an artist that can contradict a station pd about a big show like this. Yes I totally see that happening. Usually with a show like this, what the pd says goes. Artists that deviate are the ones who should be blamed especially if it was agreed upon. If the pd said leeteuk is suppose to do it then leeteuk should be the one to do it. Its not tiffany’s show. And I get the arguments tiffany can speak english and what not. That’s a pd decision it should have been argued and decided before hand and it sounds like it was.

            If the guys at any major network decided that simon was going to do the ending credits and ryan stepped in when he shouldn’t have you can bet your balls it would effect ryan’s career quite permanently.

          • idontknoe

            Dude…. you don’t mess with PDS, they have a lot of pull and power.

  • http://twitter.com/JM7228JW J-May 제메이©

    Give it a rest folks about Leeteuk vs Tiff/Tae issue! =.=” it is not end of the world… 

  • 云Ho

    Oh this again… There were two issues concerning the Leeteuk imitating Kanye incident. Firstly, MBC should have either chosen Leeteuk to either be the actual MC and therefore give the closing speech…or left the SNSD girls to do their assigned job right through to the end, ending credits included. So fail point on MBC’s part on organisation and general common sense. 

    But the other problem which ELFs seem to be disregarding is that he started speaking while Tiffany was still talking. It is general good manners to not interrupt or speak over someone else. He was told to say something by MBC but cutting across someone when they’re mid-announcing a large audience, especially when those latter people are the designated MCs for the night is…rude, and I’d have hoped that some fans would not let bias cloud their common sense about that, instead of citing that just because MBC told him to say something he had every right to start running his mouth without regard for other people. 

    …it was probably worse that Leeteuk did the exact same thing the day before by cutting SNSD’s Jessica off at press conference when it was a question directed specifically at her about her erm…amazing baseball pitch. You’d think someone might tell the guy that but having fans blindly absolve all his mistakes probably doesn’t help. That’s a problem in most fandoms…

    BUT…as to the concert itself, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I originally didn’t intend to stay up so late to watch it but I had papers to finish reading so had it running in the background, and work so soon discarded in favour of watching the performances. I especially enjoyed Kara, Seohyun’s duck song and, of course, DBSK, who proved their continued worth with only two of their people. Rising Sun still sounds as great as ever. I haven’t really been a fan of Sistar before but this concert did certainly make me appreciate Alone more. A shame MBLAQ didn’t perform Run though… I wanted to see their sword/ninja dance again. ^^

    • http://twitter.com/LulcKathy kat

      I’m not going to defend Leeteuk here, but I’m going to respectfully disregard the unfair criticisms and bashing made by some fans that are directed towards Leeteuk.

      BUT… I really find it ridiculous that most SONES seem to disregard the face that Taeyeon made when Leeteuk started MCing. Making a face of displeasure so obviously in a live broadcast is just as unprofessional and rude as what some fans are trying to pin Leeteuk up for. While Leeteuk apologized about the incident, Taeyeon did not say a word.

      And if SJ were the ones getting cut off, I doubt any one of the members would make a rude face like Taeyeon did. Just saying…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/47SNWS5E5U2YK3KUUUSZHQIZDE melani

    Leeteuk really love to talk, I followed some of SJ interviews/pers conferences, and there was times when
    1. The translator can’t follow what Leeteuk said, because he talk too much and too fast (this was hilarious).
    2. MC told other SJ members but Leeteuk to talk, because he already talk too much.
    I think the main problem here is he cut the MC and he didn’t need to do that because he only need to wait a moment until the MCs finish talk. But yeah, maybe because he really love to talk…

  • http://twitter.com/ErikinaDaisy Erikina•에리카

    LOL Teukie is so talkative XD
    I love how this article is summed up:…the MBC YouTube collaboration probably presented K-pop on the world stage, with its popularity, as well as its growing pains and the occasional slip ups, for the world to see.

    And Kpop is EXACTLY that. A new (for most) fast growing genre that is sweeping into further regions with every new comeback. No, it’s not perfect, but it shouldn’t be. Regardless of what group I love or cheer for this made me proud to be a Kpop fan. This was like our little Horton Hears a Who shout to the world. A small and fragile, “WE’RE HERE!”

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    As a fan of both, I was more impressed by TVXQ’s vocals than Beast’s….