• km313

    I’d like to expand on some of the logistical failures of the Gayos a little. MBC shouldn’t have had outside stages. I’m hoping that would have at least made for warmer and more comfortable singing and fans. And seating issues, especially at SBS, were a mess. I saw so many fancams of groups getting moved around or losing their seats, and you could tell they were frustrated. It just seemed very messy and poorly planned and the least the groups should have to worry about is finding somewhere to sit for a few hours when they aren’t onstage.

    And MBC’s camera work was kind of irritating too. I don’t need to see the random foreign person in the audience or the giant HD cameras fans in the front row brought (props to them though, they do good work). It all just got very annoying for a while because I felt like I was missing what was happening onstage.

    Overall, all three shows had high points and low points. After watching one, it does get a bit draining, so much respect to the idols that had to power through all three days.

    And no thumbs up for JYP who couldn’t be bothered to have the Wonder Girls perform for one of the last few times as a fivesome at the Gayos.

  • km313

    I’d like to expand on some of the logistical failures of the Gayos a little. MBC shouldn’t have had outside stages. I’m hoping that would have at least made for warmer and more comfortable singing and fans. And seating issues, especially at SBS, were a mess. I saw so many fancams of groups getting moved around or losing their seats, and you could tell they were frustrated. It just seemed very messy and poorly planned and the least the groups should have to worry about is finding somewhere to sit for a few hours when they aren’t onstage.

    And MBC’s camera work was kind of irritating too. I don’t need to see the random foreign person in the audience or the giant HD cameras fans in the front row brought (props to them though, they do good work). It all just got very annoying for a while because I felt like I was missing what was happening onstage.

    Overall, all three shows had high points and low points. After watching one, it does get a bit draining, so much respect to the idols that had to power through all three days.

    And no thumbs up for JYP who couldn’t be bothered to have the Wonder Girls perform for one of the last few times as a fivesome at the Gayos.

    • http://twitter.com/nicholys Nicholas_SB

      I know right. MBC always has a thing for videoing random foreigners among the audiences, as if they represent the most visible constituents of K-Pop consumers.

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

      Wonder Girls had a performance elsewhere, though. 

      But I wish they had been at the Gayos. :/

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

      Wonder Girls had a performance elsewhere, though. 

      But I wish they had been at the Gayos. :/

  • http://arbitrary-greay.livejournal.com/ Arbitrary_greay

    The brilliance of the 2008 and 2009 Gayos: 

    Dance stages. Dance Stages. DANCE STAGES. (Sure, 90% of them were MJ routines in 2009, but those MJ routines seem so much more impressive compared to the lacklustre routines we get nowadays. No wonder Star Dance Battle stopped happening.) 
    Singing or band stages just don’t have the same flash.

    Cross-company collabs doing covers. Wonder Boys, Boys Generation anyone? 2009′s SBS Gayo Daejun was one of my favorites because it was non-stop cracktastic covers, especially with the cross-gender covers. But even then, you could see the problems creeping up, with YG playing insular, SM starting to, and the girls’ covers not being as fun as the boys’. 
    These collabs have failed in recent years because groups aren’t invested in them. In 2009 and before, Kpop was less sprawled out and international, so groups were happy doing their covers and parodies and collabs, and it showed in the final result. Compare the 2009 hook dance medley where everyone was having a blast to the 2010 girlgroup-only version trainwreck, where only After School and f(x) knew how to do the Bang! dance.

    • https://twitter.com/exoplanetofbutchbitches EXOPlanet_ofthe_ButchBitches

      Not to mention YG artists stopped performing non-title tracks for their year end stages. I remember in 2008 Taeyang had Prayer and 2009 had Korean Dream. Both of those songs I fell in love with more than the title tracks and had fun with watching them at Gayos. This year I don’t think YG even performed anything outside of those songs that were promoted by GD/Big Bang this year. Such a let down and people were asking for a performance of Monster too. Now I’m curious in how interesting Monster would’ve been as a stage at any of the Gayos last year.

    • https://twitter.com/exoplanetofbutchbitches EXOPlanet_ofthe_ButchBitches

      Not to mention YG artists stopped performing non-title tracks for their year end stages. I remember in 2008 Taeyang had Prayer and 2009 had Korean Dream. Both of those songs I fell in love with more than the title tracks and had fun with watching them at Gayos. This year I don’t think YG even performed anything outside of those songs that were promoted by GD/Big Bang this year. Such a let down and people were asking for a performance of Monster too. Now I’m curious in how interesting Monster would’ve been as a stage at any of the Gayos last year.

    • https://twitter.com/exoplanetofbutchbitches EXOPlanet_ofthe_ButchBitches

      Not to mention YG artists stopped performing non-title tracks for their year end stages. I remember in 2008 Taeyang had Prayer and 2009 had Korean Dream. Both of those songs I fell in love with more than the title tracks and had fun with watching them at Gayos. This year I don’t think YG even performed anything outside of those songs that were promoted by GD/Big Bang this year. Such a let down and people were asking for a performance of Monster too. Now I’m curious in how interesting Monster would’ve been as a stage at any of the Gayos last year.

  • fanimnida

    If the gayo’s were all special stages I would actually watch them instead of watching YouTube clips of my groups later. More dance stages and collaboration stages please Korean tv network gods?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/shahirashera Shahirashera

    Camerawork. Nuff said. While I might be bothered to see a glimpse of cameraman running around during the performance shoot like the usual happen in Japanese end of year show, Music Station Super Live, those people have excellent skill doing their work so I could ignore that one bit. I just wish they will zoom out & shoot random view less, for I dont want to see a miniature people performing nor how the fans react. If I want to see a crowd, Im sure I can get a best view anywhere from a higher floor of a mall/building. 
    And.. I think they should make the stage brighter. It can look so dull & gloomy sometimes. Even MBC tried to create a similar indoor stage like MSSL kinda fail to make full use of it bcus of the dimness of the front stage. Oh.. I wonder if MBC got the idea for this year gayo by combining MSSL & Kohaku. Like the indoor stage & the blue versus white theme? 
    A lot of remix seem.. lazily done. I swear the hip hop and other artist with no expectation to rock the stage actually live up the night.

  • TheJadeBullet

    The only things that really impressed me at the 2012 Gayos were Infinite’s stages (each with a completely different arrangement) and The Cypher 2012 done by Epik High, Dynamic Duo and Simon D. Overall, KBS tried (and failed) too hard, SBS seemed pretty flat and MBC had their performers looking like they were about to lose limbs to frostbite.

  • http://twitter.com/NyNy_x NyNy ♛ ナイナイ

    That dance battle between Suzy and Hara was so boring. I don’t know why Min (or Jia) and Nicole faced each other.

    The last one on the 31st was decent though.

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  • http://twitter.com/NyNy_x NyNy ♛ ナイナイ

    That dance battle between Suzy and Hara was so boring. I don’t know why Min (or Jia) and Nicole faced each other.

    The last one on the 31st was decent though.

    Find me on: http://nynyonlinex.wordpress.com

  • http://twitter.com/NyNy_x NyNy ♛ ナイナイ

    That dance battle between Suzy and Hara was so boring. I don’t know why Min (or Jia) and Nicole faced each other.

    The last one on the 31st was decent though.

    Find me on: http://nynyonlinex.wordpress.com

  • http://twitter.com/NyNy_x NyNy ♛ ナイナイ

    That dance battle between Suzy and Hara was so boring. I don’t know why Min (or Jia) and Nicole faced each other.

    The last one on the 31st was decent though.

    Find me on: http://nynyonlinex.wordpress.com

  • http://twitter.com/NyNy_x NyNy ♛ ナイナイ

    That dance battle between Suzy and Hara was so boring. I don’t know why Min (or Jia) and Nicole faced each other.

    The last one on the 31st was decent though.

    Find me on: http://nynyonlinex.wordpress.com

  • http://twitter.com/NyNy_x NyNy ♛ ナイナイ

    That dance battle between Suzy and Hara was so boring. I don’t know why Min (or Jia) and Nicole faced each other.

    The last one on the 31st was decent though.

    Find me on: http://nynyonlinex.wordpress.com

  • http://twitter.com/NyNy_x NyNy ♛ ナイナイ

    That dance battle between Suzy and Hara was so boring. I don’t know why Min (or Jia) and Nicole faced each other.

    The last one on the 31st was decent though.

    Find me on: http://nynyonlinex.wordpress.com

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.

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

    Well…MBC was awesome. xP

    And Infinite’s remixes were kinda flawless. The orchestra was great.