(Any official pictures for 2nd tour?)
Super Dome staff: Of course there will be photo sharing, we’ve already sent SM the photos, after some verification, we can post it for everyone!
(Do you remember what happened to YoonA when they reached the airport?)
Super Dome staff: I do remember, of course. When YoonA came out from the airplane, staffs realised that she wasn’t feeling well. After confirming with the Korean staffs, she was having a little flu then and her body was aching. She had injections on that day.
On the second day I asked the Korean staffs if she needed to go to the hospital, the staffs told me that she has fully recovered and we don’t have to worry!
Sone’s greatness… is growing continuously….
From the 1st tour to the 2nd, it’s not difficult to realise SNSD and SONE’s changes,
Seeing that the girls are becoming more mature, confident and enjoying their own stage performances, how about SONEs?
Just within 11 months, they were twice as fast when entering the stadium (it was surprising)!
I also discovered that female fans population grew after the 1st tour and there were also a lot of couples, spouses who came together!
SONEs at the first tour were enthusiastic and lively, yet SONEs at the second tour were better at organisation and unity. Besides just being enthusiastic, they became greater.
I was really touched at the scenes, feeling that 30,000 people are supporting them and being together with them, I enjoyed the performance too!
Some reporters who saw the performances of the SONEs and asked me, “How did they improve so much from last year? Exactly how much time did they spend preparing for the events?”
I replied him in pride, “Less than a week! Together with the generation of ideas and organisation, they took 2 months!”
Upon hearing my reply, the reporter was stunned and he made a conclusion, “You should take out some money and set up a company for them, there’s nothing they can’t do!”
I was happy and at the same time so proud that it seemed like my children getting 1st in their classes…!
I really have to thank the ‘Event committee’ who were involved in the planning and running of the events successfully this time.
I remember the 3 days we collaborated; we formed words, shouted fan chants, sang together and threw the pink ribbons together.
I remember the moment before the pink ribbon event, I saw an 80-year-old grandma at the yellow 2C area, who stood up, prepared, and throw the ribbons together with us..!
At that moment, I was 101% touched, to think that they could make an 80-year-old lady go “Gee Gee Gee Gee Baby baby baby”, they could make her return to her ‘Sonyeo’ times with SNSD – How amazing was their power?
Another point worth praising was the cleanliness of the stages.
Nearly no one threw towels or presents towards the stage, so I hope that we can achieve an absolute clean stage during the third tour!
However, I think that there is room for improvement during the third tour.
“Pink Ocean, is that really so difficult?”
This time, there were still a lot of purple, bluish light sticks in the pink ocean and some even brought lightboards, another with a super long light stick and others with horns of blue and pink lights.
Also, some forgot to turn off their lights after the word formation event…!
The Pink Ocean represents fans’ determination, also a form of respect for the girls.
What I don’t understand is that, since you can do it so well for ticketing and event practices, you should be able to ensure that your light stick is pink!
Lastly, I have to say thanks to all the fan clubs, because of your hard work, blood, sweat and tears, SONEs can have such a beautiful memory.
Even SNSD were so touched that they said, “This is the greatest treasure we got these years!”
Making them say this, I believe that our hard work and sacrifice of our sleeping hours were paid off,
Thank you very much!
I look forward to greater SONEs and Pink Ocean during the 3rd tour!
Super Dome staff 2011.09.20
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Having completed their three concerts in Taiwan on the evening of September 11th, SNSD took an Asiana Airlines flight back to Korea from Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 1.30pm the next day, where they were greeted by over 500 waiting fans. At the sight of SNSD, they shouted, “Don’t go,” repeatedly. The girls waved back and smiled at fans, while also promising, “We will be back next year!”
The eight girls of SNSD, minus Sooyoung who is resting at home after an accident, flew to Taipei, Taiwan on the afternoon of September 8th. At the airport, the girls were surrounded by twelve security guards and sixty staff.
They held three consecutive concerts from September 9th to 11th as part of their ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour’ and sang a total of 32 of their hit songs during the 3-hour concerts in front of more than 31,000 fans.
The ticket sales for the concerts is estimated to have generated a staggering amount of NTD 93 million ($3.14 million) and along with the sales of official merchandises of about NTD 11 million ($372,000) , it was calculated that SNSD’s trip to Taipei this time around made more than NTD 104 million ($3.51 million)!
This is SNSD’s second trip to Taiwan and they wanted to go sightseeing and shopping, especially at the landmark skyscraper Taipei 101, according to Hyoyeon, but due to the packed schedules, the plans had to be forfeited.
In the third and final concert on September 11th, SNSD and SONEs celebrated Hyoyeon’s birthday. Fans sang Happy Birthday in English, as well as forming her name in the audience using green cards. Despite having cake and icing on her face, thanks to her other members, Hyoyeon said happily, “Thank you for everyone’s wishes. I am really happy and I hope we can return to Taiwan for a concert next year with nine members.”
Also during the third concert, the girls were touched by fans’ special events such as forming the words “Don’t go” in Korean using green lightsticks among the pink ocean, as well as the sea of pink ribbons thrown by the audience. Even Taeyeon, who hardly ever cries, teared up at the gestures. The girls felt sorry for having to leave especially after seeing the efforts from fans and they said it is too bad they cannot turn back or stop time. However, they promised to come back as nine in the future.
Besides that, Taiwanese fanclubs’ support group spent NTD 330,000 ($11,000) in conjunction of the concerts. From the total, NTD 180,000 ($6,000) was spent on props and equipments for the special events during the concerts while the other NTD 150,000 ($5,000) was spent on food, mainly 21 local delicacies, including a refrigerator filled with various snacks and fruits.
During the press conference for the concerts on September 11th, the girls said the “Soshi Fridge” is very memorable to them. Taeyeon said, “We love to eat snacks and fruits so this special fridge is like a treasure chest to us. It was really creative!” while Sunny said, “The fridge will be auctioned and donated for charity in the future so we are really touched.”
The refrigerator with autographs from the eight members will be auctioned online at noon on September 24th with a starting price of NTD 9,999. The girls also mentioned that their favorite local food are the famous pineapple tarts and pearl milk tea!
Taiwanese SONEs also made a booklet to introduce the local delicacies, which was also translated into Korean. Fans provided various food support for three days, from main courses to snacks, prepared and delivered by 50 people with three vehicles. Some people joked that the girls were being treated as queens and even the presidential candidates will not get such special treatments!
During the concert, Tiffany said, “Thank you everyone for waiting a year for us! Taiwan is the first overseas stop for the second tour and I am really proud of you guys. We are actually very nervous because Sooyoung isn’t here. She is doing well and is recovering quickly because of your support.”
Tiffany and Hyoyeon were also spotted shopping at LV right after they touched down in Taipei. Tiffany, who seemed to have not shopped enough, said, “We only stayed for 10 minutes and there was already a huge crowd of fans!”
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’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour in Taipei’ which was held in Taipei Arena from September 9th to 11th received explosive response from the fans. The 3-day concert attracted a total of 31,000 fans.
SNSD are the first foreign girl group to have a 3-day concert and recorded the biggest turnout so far. Originally, only 2 concerts were planned but due to the overwhelming demand and support for the girls, another concert was added on September 9th.
At the concert, SNSD performed their hit songs such as ‘Gee’, ‘Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)’, ‘Oh!’, etc as well as songs from their Japanese album such as ‘Bad Girl’, ‘The Great Escape’, etc. Also, each member graced the stage with their unique solo performances.
On the first day of the concert, fans formed the word ‘소녀시대9′ (2nd day – ‘FOREVER’, 3rd day – ‘가지마요><’) using green lightsticks. On the second day, the atmosphere was heated up further when fans held papers with the message ‘Your SONE’ (1st day – ‘Welcome back, We Miss You So Much’) written on them.
On the third day, after the final performance of ‘It’s Fantastic’, pink ribbons were thrown towards the stage and the whole venue was filled with pink. Also, before the girls left the stage, a surprised birthday party was organized for Hyoyeon who will be turning 22 on September 22nd. SONEs and Soshi together sang the birthday song in English for Hyoyeon.
SNSD will be rocking the Taipei Arena in Taiwan once again this September! A total of 20,000 tickets for the two concerts, scheduled on September 10th and 11th, were sold out in under two and a half hours when they became available for sale last Saturday and many believed that it would have been a lot quicker if it wasn’t for the glitches in the ticketing system.
Those who did not manage to get a ticket registered themselves on the waiting list immediately and within one day, the waiting list had exceeded 6,000 people. Thus, fans shook their heads at their bad luck and commented, “Some things cannot be bought with money.”
To catch a glimpse of the girls in their second concert in Taiwan, after the first Asia Tour last year, many fans waited for hours before the tickets went on sale outside the thousands of convenience stores around Taiwan, where the ticketing kiosks were located.
A lucky male fan, who managed to secure his concert ticket, said happily, “So what if I don’t have a girlfriend? It is enough to get a Zone C standing ticket in SNSD’s concert!”
But not everyone was lucky enough to get a ticket to the concerts. Some braved the rain and skipped class or work just to line up at the convenience stores but mostly failed to get tickets due to the faulty ticketing system.
An annoyed fan, who failed to get tickets twice in a row for two years, made a Hitler parody video with fictional Chinese subtitles to express her unhappiness with the ticketing system. The video has since accumulated over 200,000 views since last year with most viewers agreeing with her opinions on the matter.
Another unhappy fan made yet another Hitler parody, where the famous historical figure angrily said, “I became a member (of the concert organizer Superdome) 800 years ago and yet I couldn’t get a ticket but those black market ticket sellers managed to do so!” and “The waiting list has exceeded 6,000 people. Isn’t this too much?”
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