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  1. ARTIST: EPIK HIGH (에픽하이)
  2. Game review: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
  4. Review: HuoGuo Mao CAI
  5. Band: Sokoninaru
  6. Group: WayV
  7. Korean Street Food
  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
  9. We would like to wish you very happy Holidays!
  10. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  11. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  12. Social Media: TikTok
  13. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  14. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  15. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  16. Empress Wu
  17. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  18. Review: Hallyucon
  19. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  20. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  21. Interview: LOVEBITES
  22. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  23. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  24. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  25. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  26. Drama: Meteor Garden
  27. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  28. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  31. Moon festival
  32. Band: LOVEBITES
  33. Chinese Traditional clothing
  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  36. Review: Wish
  37. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  38. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  39. Book: The White Book
  40. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  41. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  42. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  43. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  44. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  45. Artist: Hanggai
  46. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  47. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  48. Produce 101 China
  49. Crossfaith (interview)
  50. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  51. Food: Ramen
  52. Artist: Jackson Wang
  53. Special: BTSXARMY
  54. SPECIAL: BTS
  55. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  56. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  57. 10 years of SHINee
  58. Drama review: Erased
  59. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  60. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  61. Artist: Miyavi
  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
  64. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  65. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  66. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  67. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  68. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  69. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  70. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  71. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  72. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  73. Religion in Japan
  74. C-Pop
  75. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  76. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  77. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  78. Boygroup: GOT7
  79. Artist: BABYMETAL
  80. Online shopping in China
  81. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  82. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  83. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  84. Boygroup: Day6
  85. Drama Review: Last Friend
  86. Valentine’s day in China
  87. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  88. Valentine’s day in Korea
  89. Valentine’s day in Japan
  90. Terracotta Army
  91. Beauty in Korea
  92. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  93. Chinese New Year
  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  95. Review: Snackfever subscription
  96. Cat Cafe
  97. Religion in China
  98. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  99. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  100. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  101. Review: Kaomoji
  102. Chopsticks
  103. Drama Review: Save Me
  104. LGBT in Japan
  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
  106. The power of BB Cream
  107. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  108. LGBT in China
  109. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  110. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  111. Rental bikes
  112. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  113. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  114. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  115. The Three Sovereigns
  116. LGTB in South Korea
  117. Japanese street food
  118. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  119. Mumun Pottery
  120. Boygroup: SF9
  121. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  122. Izanagi & Izanami
  123. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  124. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  125. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  126. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  127. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  128. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  129. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  130. Halloween in Japan
  131. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  132. Halloween in China
  133. Halloween in Korea
  134. Social Media in China? No!
  135. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  136. Camera Japan Festival
  137. Movie Review: Noise
  138. Heungbu and Nolbu
  139. Konpeitō
  140. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  141. Chinese Street Food
  142. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  143. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  144. Jeulmun Pottery
  145. Boyband: NEWS
  146. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  147. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  148. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  149. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  150. Review: Hite
  151. The Rising Sun Flag
  152. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  153. Drama review: Hwarang
  154. 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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