Sunday, October 14, 2012

2012 Seoul International Fireworks Festival

Last weekend, we went to Yeouido Park for the 7th annual Seoul International Fireworks Festival. This was actually a competition between four different countries: Italy, China, USA and Korea. Each country was given 20 minutes to perform their fireworks display. They each had a theme with music.  It was very neat to see and we had fairly good seats.

Italy was first with a theme called Love. The music consisted of several Opera songs. Here are some photos from their display:

 The next performance was from China. Their theme was called "The River." Here is a song from that display:

Next up was the US with a selection of musicals with a title of "Music of the Night." Musicals included: Chicago, The King and I, Oklahoma, Cats, West Side Story, and The Phantom of the Opera. Here is some of that: (Sorry in advance, you can hear me singing some in the background). 

Finally, was the Korean team. Their theme was: The 10th WoW. The performed a lot of US songs and also a few songs from Korea. Here is one of their songs.

Great performance by all! Personally we like the US the best, but we're a bit biased. :) There were also a lot of people at this event as well and our hats go off to the security for how well the helped everyone get out and into the subways or wherever we needed to go.

Psy Concert in Seoul

     Earlier this month, Chris found a post on Facebook that Psy was having a free concert for fans at City Hall Station.....Free concert! Of course we have to go. The only catch was that it was on a Thursday at 10pm in the middle of Seoul, we live an hour away from there and had work the next day. We decided to try it anyway.  I mean, It's Psy! For free! So, I got off work at 7pm and headed home to get ready. Grabbed a bite to eat in Gangnam at Johnny Rockets and made our way to City Hall station around 8pm.

    Once we got close to the area of the concert, the traffic of people was thickening and at the concert site, there were tons of people already there. We had to hold on to each other to weave through the crowd, but made it all the way up to roughly 15 rows from the catwalk of the stage. 

    Of course, now we had to just wait in the crowd for about an hour before the show would start. There were several videos of some of Psy's concerts while we waited. He came out in his very classy style!

The concert was so much fun! We had wall to wall people, and lots of jumping and dancing. Also, yes he did Gangnam Style, of course! Here's a video of that! ;) It's a bit shaking from the jumping/ lots of people, but enjoy!