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  23. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
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  88. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
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  1. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  2. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  3. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  4. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  5. Drama: Meteor Garden
  6. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  7. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  8. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  9. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  10. Moon festival
  11. Band: LOVEBITES
  12. Chinese Traditional clothing
  13. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  14. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  15. Review: Wish
  16. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  17. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  18. Book: The White Book
  19. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  20. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  21. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  22. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  23. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  24. Artist: Hanggai
  25. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  26. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  27. Produce 101 China
  28. Crossfaith (interview)
  29. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  30. Food: Ramen
  31. Artist: Jackson Wang
  32. Special: BTSXARMY
  33. SPECIAL: BTS
  34. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  35. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  36. 10 years of SHINee
  37. Drama review: Erased
  38. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  39. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  40. Artist: Miyavi
  41. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  42. 10 Korean Proverbs
  43. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  44. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  45. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  46. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  47. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  48. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  49. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  50. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  51. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  52. Religion in Japan
  53. C-Pop
  54. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  55. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  56. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  57. Boygroup: GOT7
  58. Artist: BABYMETAL
  59. Online shopping in China
  60. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  61. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  62. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  63. Boygroup: Day6
  64. Drama Review: Last Friend
  65. Valentine’s day in China
  66. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  67. Valentine’s day in Korea
  68. Valentine’s day in Japan
  69. Terracotta Army
  70. Beauty in Korea
  71. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  72. Chinese New Year
  73. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  74. Review: Snackfever subscription
  75. Cat Cafe
  76. Religion in China
  77. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  78. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  79. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  80. Review: Kaomoji
  81. Chopsticks
  82. Drama Review: Save Me
  83. LGBT in Japan
  84. Artist: Zhao Lei
  85. The power of BB Cream
  86. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  87. LGBT in China
  88. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  89. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  90. Rental bikes
  91. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  92. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  93. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  94. The Three Sovereigns
  95. LGTB in South Korea
  96. Japanese street food
  97. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  98. Mumun Pottery
  99. Boygroup: SF9
  100. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  101. Izanagi & Izanami
  102. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  103. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  104. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  105. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  106. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  107. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  108. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  109. Halloween in Japan
  110. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  111. Halloween in China
  112. Halloween in Korea
  113. Social Media in China? No!
  114. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  115. Camera Japan Festival
  116. Movie Review: Noise
  117. Heungbu and Nolbu
  118. Konpeitō
  119. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  120. Chinese Street Food
  121. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  122. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  123. Jeulmun Pottery
  124. Boyband: NEWS
  125. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  126. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  127. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  128. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  129. Review: Hite
  130. The Rising Sun Flag
  131. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  132. Drama review: Hwarang
  133. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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Finally the day came, The day of the Wild KARD concert in Lisbon. Only 1 month ago I have been searching on where to buy the tickets for Portugal. Back then I was forced to get the tickets with Hi Touch because the normal tickets were sold out before I even could open the page. However, I felt slightly excited but also a little worried, and here is why..

Please note this is based on my personal experience and happenings. We hereby do not mean to harm or hurt anyone. Thank you.

Before hand
So first of all i have been searching all the pages on where to find the “Early entree” time. It was literally no where to be found. I tried to contact the ticketmaster, unfortunately i was not able to get anyone on the phone. I tried calling the venue, Time out, but this too was a dead end. I have been spamming several Portuguese KARD fan sites, but as i still don’t speak fluent Portuguese, and i am not sure whether the Portuguese people just don’t know how to, or don’t feel like typing English or helping someone English out, i basically never got any reply. After this failure, i decided to reach out to the venue by Facebook. They must have more information, right? Well, i was wrong, once again. They told me to email to a specific email address, which was said to be the organisator. Of course i did so, but even until today, i just never got a reply. Kudo’s for Organisation and informing the people. I decided to let my friend, who would join me in this adventure of a concert, post something under my name in Portuguese. This was the only way to get any information on the times and schedules. We finally figured out the times. The early entree was said to be at 17:30 and the Hi Touch event was after the concert.

First impression
The moment we arrived at the venue, it was already 17:30. We did not wanted to rush and, since we had early entrance, we figured everything would be fine. After asking around we figured we had to go upstairs to get a wristband. There were 3 colors
Pink for Ultimate Wild KARD ticket holders
Purple for Wild KARD ticket holders
Blue for the normal KARD ticket holders
We got the purple one. Then the waiting game started. The rows were a complete mess, a girl, that seemed like a normal fan said to us to stand somewhere and NOT let anyone stand infront of us or move away from our place. A moment later another person came saying we should make space and move backwards, only to be called back again. There were no seperations to form the rows or whatsoever. It felt like a complete mess, and even though the early entree should’ve started at 17:30, it wasn’t until 18:30 that we were let inside. Only a mere 10 minutes before the Blue ticket holders. This caused a very bad effect, since here too were no seperations. Many of the Blue KARD tickets felt the need to push their way forward. There was one girl who even asked if she could pass because “she could not see it”. Of course we told her that we could not see well either and we paid more. She just shamelessly walked away. Even though the messy circumstances, we tried to keep the spirits high.

The venue
The venue itself was warm and small, maybe too small. It was basically a big attic. The sun was shining inside through small higher windows, the black curtains made it even worse. It was extremely warm and no one gave others space, causing the heat to be even worse. The security did a good job, they informed us that whenever someone would feel bad, we had to help them in bringing the person to safety. This happened a few times, of course, as the venue was way too warm and crowded. The stage was quite big, seeing the space we had, it wasn´t all too high, which made it hard to see for many people, including us. However, knowing from experience, this does not always mean you won´t be able to see the artists themselves. All the way in the back of the room, near the entree was a small bar, it was hidden away behind a seperation.

The KARD fans
Beside pushing and screaming all the times, trying to get in front of others, the fans were divided in 2 teams. one part wanted everyone to sit down, which would have been a nice plan IF they started it from the moment people entered. They kept chanting “Sit down” in Portuguese. Half of the fans actually sat down, but those in front did not listen and refused to sit down. I was really aggravated by the pushing fans, which were mostly the blue-band fans. They tried getting in front of everyone by pushing and pulling, this really worked on my nerves. When the concert started, the portuguese fans didn´t stop screaming and singing along too loudly, causing it to be more of a sing along event rather than a concert. I was standing quite in the front, but there was just no way i could hear KARD sing. Maybe they should´ve turned up the microphones audio too, but the room was just too small to have a nice hearing sound, causing the fans singing to overrule KARD. When the KARD members spoke up, people did not give it a rest and kept on screaming. We also could not see much do to all the smartphones. If i wanted to see the smartphone on a screen i would have wait until the Concert DVD was released.. We were not able to hear a thing. The fans only shut up when the Portuguese narrator started talking. Way to go, Portugal!

The KARD
The KARD members seemed really nice and sweet. They asked if the people could give some more space because of the fans in the front, and even though constantly being interrupted by screams they did not become angry or aggravated at all. They played some mini games and seemed like nice, fun people. Their clothing styles were nice too, from Denim jackets to simple white tanktops, of course they did not change outfits during the concert/event. As it was not really a concert after all, seeing they only had 5 songs and some covers to sing, I’d rather refer to this as an event. However, as far as i could hear their singing was very good, but because of the fan girls i was not able to hear it clearly.

The HiTouch
Seeing people leaving the room crying and excited i actually unconsciously started expecting a lot from the HiTouch event. However upon entering it was really just an high 5 event. They thanked you or said some sweet words, while you walk past them, touching their hands in a High 5 way. It was nice, but very quickly. People were not able to give presents or talk a bit, probably due to safety procedures and time limits. It was nice to see them up close but also a little bit weird, since i was feeling all sweaty and dirty because of the concert. Luckily i prepared myself with at least some deodorant and perfume, to not make me smell like a wet towel that lied in the corner of a gymshower for the past 5 weeks. It was probably the nicest part of the whole concert, just because there were no screaming people, no pushing and you could actually hear their voices, even though it was just a small “Thank you”.

The organisation
Well, reading this small adventure through heat and sweat, you might probably already noticed that the organisation of this event was really, really bad. I am definitely not satisfied with it and i am very sad that it was this poorly organised. The fact that the fans had to take it over says enough, probably. A big thank you to those specific fans, because without them, it would be even more of an uncontrollable mess. Those people actually managed to get rows based on ticket numbers and such. It takes a lot of effort to move around 700 (roughly estimated on ticket numbers I´ve seen around) fans. The fans were, at this part, very obedient.

All together i am really disappointed, not with KARD but rather with the Portuguese people. In contrast to the Block B concert in Lisbon back in February, where Mayo and I went together, this was so badly organized, the fans had no respect at all. I have even been called “F****** Crazy” for just standing my ground while being pushed by the fan girls. I really hope the people in other countries did not behave like a horde of crazy wild bison and actually showed some respect to the artists. I also truly hope that other people will enjoy the show more than i did. I know for sure, that if i ever get the chance to see KARD again, it will NOT be in Portugal. This was by far the worst concert i have experienced.

I hope KARD will continue their tour well without any casualities or unfortunes. They are great people and artists and I think they will make it far into the K-pop world. At least their western popularity already rose above the rooftops.

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