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  3. Band: Madman’s Esprit
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  8. Restaurant: M Noodle Bar
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  29. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  30. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
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  32. Band: LOVEBITES
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  34. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  35. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
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  39. Book: The White Book
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  62. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  63. 10 Korean Proverbs
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  94. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
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  105. Artist: Zhao Lei
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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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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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