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


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

The entree
We weren’t worried about the entree rows since we had assigned seats. We arrived quite late because of this. When they split the rows we stood quite up front and were able to enter the venue rather quick. We immediately checked out the merchandise. They had quite some merchandise, T-shirts, sweaters, Big Bang Light sticks (also smaller ones), pens, caps and much more. We went with the regular Big Bang Light sticks. Everything went smooth due to the fact we were inside before a lot of the other people. We got to buy the things we wanted but we decided halfway through we wanted something more for a possible give away but we heard from people they were completely sold out before the show even started.

ACT3 Motte

First impression
When we entered the venue we were informed they changed our seats. We were moved from the higher balcony to the first floor chairs. This meant we were sitting right behind the standing tickets. It was a great place as we entered early because of the row system. There were 2 screens on both sides of the stage playing various G-dragon MV’s. The stage was high enough for everyone to see, which was expected since this is quite a big venue. On the back screen they displayed the concert name.

Kwon Ji Yong
G-Dragon was born under the name Kwon Ji Yong on August 18th 1988. In 2006 he debuted with Big Bang who grew out to be one of the biggest groups from Korea. Next to his group he went solo and in 2009 he came out with his first solo debut “Heartbreaker”. This song became a number one hit in no time and most of his songs have been number 1 hits.

G-Dragon is more than just a rapper/singer, he is very passionate about fashion as well. During his concert he changed his outfit several times. In the Netherlands he was mentioned as a “fashion icon” by Ziggo dome on twitter.

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The show
When the concert begin we had already been waiting for 45 minutes and people who had come inside first we’re getting slightly anxious and annoyed with how long it took. Even though it was really nice to be able to walk around, chat with friends in different seats, get drinks and charge our phones. we later found out this was because about 100 people were still waiting outside in the line because the ticket checking and bag control was taking longer than expected, GD and his management wanted everyone to see every single second of their show so they waited. They were playing music videos and had a commercial for KRUNK playing. Every MV was received with a scream and singing and dancing while everyone was waiting.

When the show began they turned up the famous MichiGO which had people hyped instantly ‘Act 1; G-Dragon’ flashed on the screen, there was a deafening scream coming from every visitor of the Ziggo dome, we were met with amazing visuals on all the screens on stage and GD came up on a higher platform launching straight into Heartbreaker and the mood was set. Fireworks flashed and everyone sang with him.

Most of the concert went really smooth, only a few mishaps with his soundpack coming off, one of the screens breaking and sending ‘glitters’ up and down it and a few wrong notes but nothing really worthy to mention. G-Dragon put down a show that none of the dutch fans will forget. Changing his clothes every so many songs, dancing, showing of his incredible fashion style which makes everyone envious of what he can pull off.  Black clothes with just a dozen red strings, a blood/red paint splattered labcoat. He looked handsome and beautiful in everything. He pulled just the perfect face at just the right time, plucked his hair and his clothes to make himself look even more handsome. Fangirls and boys couldn’t get enough of it. Fireworks, fire, smoke, lasers, streamers and those white confetti strips that filled the entire venue in a white mist.

Besides from the amazingly perfect detailed singer and visuals, there was a band playing the music live and he had about 8 dancers who just like him changed outfits every so many songs. Most of the show was based around red, red outfits, red hair, red background, red lights. some fans were also dressed in red.

During the concert he sung his songs, such as Bullshit, Heartbreaker, One of a Kind, Middle fingers up and many others. We even got a “Surprise” visit by CL (former 2NE1 leader and YG family member as well) as she appeared on the screen during the R.O.D. performance.
At the start of the concert he mentioned that the concert would be recorded for the DVD. During the MC parts Kwon Ji Yong spoke English, therefor no translation was needed. We are very pleased that he took the effort to communicate with us directly as most of the artists prefer to talk Korean even though they can speak English.

After his Divina Commedia performances he left the stage, announcing the concert was over. The Dutch fans started cheering “Kwon Ji Yong” and after a while he came back with a new outfit and sung Crooked. He introduced his band members and gave them all a round of applause. As last song he sung Motte as he walked past the standing places (being only separated by a fence). Afterward the concert was really over, but we definitely left with a good and satisfied feeling.

The fans
During the concert the fans were behaving well! There was a good atmosphere at our place and around. Everyone seemed really excited and chatted with whoever was closest. When the show started everyone screamed and their light sticks went on, from the first minute everyone who knew the words sang along. We saw a lot of messages before hand for special fan projects, when the time came everybody joined in with a red screen and then the flashlight on their phones. It was a beautiful and impressive collaboration.  During the MC a lot of people screamed “I love you” and “Saranghae” at GD which he greatly accepted and replied them with just as much love. Unlike many of the articles that have surfaced before and since the show, the crowd was diverse, I saw teenage boys and girls, twenty-somethings, 30-40-50 and maybe even older were also spotted and I know for a fact… they loved the show just as much as everyone else.

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The organisation
The organisation felt very good. Everything seemed to go quick and smooth, The only issue happened to be the bags. You were allowed to take an A4 sized bag, but not bigger. They also checked the bags and peoples pockets to see if they did not bring weapons or things that were not allowed. Because of that the show started about 35 minutes later.

The after party
They had an after party next to the venue where they played K-pop organized by the Strictly KPOP organizers Somaek entertainment. It started off very good, the music was good and we were able to enjoy ourselves and party a bit more after the great concert. However, at one point they decided to hold a Dance Competition, which caused them to talk more than play music. It was such a bummer. Personally, we would have liked it to just have them continue to play good music rather than starting some kind of dance event in the middle of the night.

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Conclusion
Grade:
9.5/10
Even though we started a little late and some notes were not fully perfect (We understand that this is hard since a concert takes a lot of energy and efforts) but this was one of the best concerts we have ever seen. The special effects and firework were great. The full experience was just great and beside those minor points, which had their reasons, the concert was great!

Please note all the pictures are made by Saetori unless noted otherwise. Do not take them out without credits. Thank you in advance
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