Okay here's my review... I'll split it into two, since it was two days.
- March 21st, 2009
Location: Universal CityWalk in Hollywood, CA
(I'm basically going to just explain my whole day since it was whole day pratically.)
I woke up at 4:45-ish, knocking out at 10 pm the day before... (Yeah, I was tired from headache + staying up to 5 - 7 am for the last days @_@) Took a shower, played a little bit of games on my computer (Digimon World!) and relaxed till around 10 am and left for my dad's house to pick up stuff.
At my dad's house, I wandered around to find my BoA CDs. I have a total of 3 previous ones and the new BoA self-titled US release CD. I found two easily, Dakishimeru and Everlasting. It took me forever to find Key Of Heart, but I knew it was in a Morning Glory bag somewhere, and I end up finding it in one of my drawers xD. It was still unopened from when I bought it =x After that, I looked up directions, and my printer didn't work =_=;; Wrote down the directions and left around noon... right when my dad got home.
The location was in Hollywood (as said in the title). So I drove and drove... after being of the 5 freeway for a while, I was wondering if I missed the 101 entrance to the freeway so I pull over into a Home Depot and GPS my location. Wherever I was, it was the most sketchiest place ever since there were all these people walking around the empty parking lot in groups o_o;; But whatever, it took me 30 minutes to finally find it =_=;; I then got back on the 5-freeway North onwards to Universal. I get there about 1:40-ish after almost 2 hours of getting lost and in traffic.
After getting there, I looked around for the area... remembering it was Hard Rock Cafe or something, so I look to my right, and there it was! No need for some $20 preferred parking xD Jurassic Parking Garage was close enough! I ain't lazy... Anyways, I walk to see if there's anyone. I saw the stage to my left, barricaded by bars. Under the huge guitar was a BoAjjang member, Voltz, who said he would be the guy with the yellow bag xD I slowly walk up to him and ask him if he was BoAjjang and he said yes. We introduce each other and he gives me the yellow glowsticks and yellow balloons. He then goes and wanders off to find other people that were supposed to be there. I just go into Gamestop to check stuff out and ask if they had any copies of Resident Evil 5 lol...
The game is fun, okay? Eh, after a while I come back out and find Voltz talking to two girls... apparently BoA fans.
The girls said they got the last couple of wristbands for the BoA signing... LUCKY!! Voltz and me just stood in awe, thinking that we just came early for no reason... and started cursing the KIIS FM VIP for ruining everything xD They said they had showed up at 10 am to wait for BoA, and luckily the lady coordinating it asked them who they what they were waiting for. Despite that they didn't win the KIIS FM VIP stuff and such, she gave them an exception and gave both of them the green wristbands. Again, Voltz and me were like "shit, we should've came early." And Voltz continued cursing his friend for giving him the wrong info and then another friend for not giving him a Press pass to get photos of BoA (Which he was too lazy to drive over to give it to him and instead was on the plane to go meet Will Ferrell for his new movie... something something Lost. Who cares <_<;; haha.)
After talking with the girls, we just sat around chatting. Voltz continued to wait for the BoAjjang people that contacted him, saying they would be there... but I think only like one or two people showed up by 3 pm. He decided to give up on waiting and began just handing out his yellow balloons and some glowsticks. All the glowsticks that you see in the videos of the BoA performance are pratically his. Voltz rocks for just doing that! He gave balloons to everyone except the green wristband people hahahahha. Screw the lucky people =_=;; GRR!! Some girls were walking around too with a sign saying, "If your a fan of BoA, come here." They had a card that the fans could sign that they would give to BoA, so I signed it.
I wrote on it:
"Best of Asia
Soon to be
Best of America
Best Wishes to you"
(See the acronyms? hahaha)
We then just decorate our balloons (which I put Best of Asia, Bring on America) and wait some more.
Around 4 pm, we see a group of dancers go up on stage. Must be her backup dancers we thought... correct! After practicing for a couple of minutes, BoA shows up all in sunglasses and a cool green jacket blazer thing. I loved her sense of style! Her shoes were really nice too and all. She then started rehearsing Eat You Up and I Did It For Love. Of course she didn't do it with full energy, as she seemed to have just gotten back from Las Vegas, the day before. Crazy BoA, always busy... but she is amazing for being able to do all of this for her fans
. At the end of the practice, she walks off the stage and says in a monotonous, tired tone "See you guys... in 2-3 hours..." xD Tired she was indeed. And she left and everyone was screaming their heads off lollll. I got some good videos of her dancing and all since I stood in front left of the barricades, since I did wait early you know? Here it is: Eat You Up
& I Did It For Love
As time neared, a guy kept on promoting that BoA was going to perform at the stage and people should check her out cause she's a legitimate International Pop Star. xD He gave facts about BoA about every half hour, which BoA fans pretty much already know. (Such as she started her singing career at age 13). He then asks about the CDs and where people got them, some people started complaining how they couldn't find them in stores and some said they had to drive about 70 miles to go find one (PSYCHOS). One of the fellow BoAjjang members standing next to Voltz and me then yelled, "YOU ORDER IT ONLINE ON AMAZON.COM" LOL. People were like WHAT?! RIDICULOUS! But seriously people... if your really a fan of BoA, it's called PRE-ORDER!! to ensure that you get a copy as soon as possible. I received mine on the day it was released for your info. Then he continued on about the special privileges that the people with the green wristbands get, like being able to be up close and center in front of BoA. One of the green wristband wearers yelled, "YEAH GREEN WRISTBANDS!" And everyone else (who basically surrounded him) went BOO! BOOOOOOOOOO! LOL. Anyways, KIIS FM comes up and promotes themselves which people aren't like YAY! and all cause they were really only there for BoA :] Jesse came up from KIIS FM. That's all I know about him lol.
So at 6:30 pm, it finally started
You can hear lots of cheering for BoA and a bunch of "I LOVE YOU BoA" Cheering and stuff. The guy standing next to Voltz and me kept yelling "BoA YOU CONSUME ME." LOL. It was pretty funny hahaha. The energy was high and everyone was yelling because of BoA's awesomeness :] Then I Did It For Love.... energy level, I'd have to say... just spiked even more. Now everyone started to sing "I-I-I-I-Did It, Did It For Love! I-I-I-I..." It was freaking awesome!! I loved it a lot, it sounded great and fun. The like the dancing in this song way more than Eat You Up. By the way, some of her back-ups are pretty
Particularly the Asian and the White one xD The other two was black and latino-ish I believe. So after she finished, we had a brief wait while she left to go sign posters for the lucky 125+ people.... HATE!
After signing the 125+ people, she returned to the stage and said Hi and all! She pranced around and danced to her music in the background!! Cuteeeeeeeeeee. And then she sat down. And continued to dance
! (At the end of the video) xD Too awesomeeee. When she sat there I just took some really nice photos of her signing autographs :] The cutest part was when a little girl
walked up to get her signature! And she handshaked her and all haha. Then a couple later was some crazy fan I guess. He was like right in front of BoA screaming and stuff o_O and then he gave her a high five and everyone went crazy XD He turned around for like a picture and all... super hardcore. Lucky ass... I bet lots of people wanted to attack him after doing that.
Other highlights was some big kid... wearing a red shirt with BoA's pictures printed all over his shirt. It had her album covers on the front and back of the shirt and on the rear, it said ____ loves BoA. Looking at what he was saying to BoA, it looked like he asked her if she can sign his shirt on the side... BoA gave the weirdest look to him and sort of a like "Uhhh......" expression xD Then she proceeded to sign his CD cover instead LOL. Also, somehow the girls who got everyone to sign the card went up to meet her... they didn't have a green wristband... so everyone was like WTF? But oh well, I signed the card, and they delivered it... so it's all good :] Anyways, after waiting a while, I met up with my friend and her sister and we went to eat. A good day end I guess despite not being able to get her autograph I guess. Yep yep
Oh, and if you want to read more... I nearly fell asleep while driving. I hated myself.. it was only 10 pm too. At one point I majorly swerved into another lane XO I was like OH SHIT! F*CK MEEEEE! I wish I had something to keep me up =[ And AKB music... = No use, knockout effect xD
Hopefully this is big enough and enjoyable to read.