UPDATE: added another Hiroshima Team H Party video
Notice: some photos are not filmed on Feb. 23rd. Some pics are shared on the Internet.
Many eels here must have already known how much I love Team H. I think it’s because this Team H activities were started by his personal preference and activities with his friends as a young Korean guy Jang Keun Suk, not as an artist Jang Keun Suk. That’s why I love this him so much, which makes me feel real him, very manly side.
tenshi_akuma’s note: If you’re not familiar with his Team H activities in the past, please check and see the link. Team H was originally not two guys.
He himself often declares that there is no more Prince of eels in Team H, instead, there is Boss of eels. Yeah, that’s right. But if I can edit his words a bit, I think he’s no more only for eels’ Boss. As a Team H member, he’s beyond eels world. He is a leader for people who want to enjoy their life freely. Team H is also said as a brand name for a party unit. They’re not just an artist who performs for the audience. I mean in their live show, we are not any more just the audience, we are the guests for their party. So we, both artists and guests are expected to enjoy the party together. Active participation must be requested for all the audience.
Besides, his charisma shines more with another genius and his best partner, Big Brother. I really love their chemistry. It’s like a miracle. All songs BB writes and produces are my favorites, too. Nevertheless, this was my first time to join their own party. I glimpsed before in CRI SHOW concerts as a special stage of Team H. But I’ve never been to Lounge H, their original party stage. So, when I succeeded to get the tickets, I literally jumped for joy!
This time I joined with my mother. As you know, she’s also an eel : ) But I was afraid that Team H party is not like a regular concert as I mentioned above. It’s like a DJ-ing / dancing party. I was worried about her physical strength if she would be able to enjoy the party completely? Much to my unease, she really really enjoyed the party, jumping and waving to them! I was satisfied to see her happy back during the party.
OK. Let’s go back to the subject, my experience in Team H Hiroshima Party.
This is the appearance of the venue, Hiroshima Sunplaza.
To tell the truth, it’s not a new and big venue. But I heard this is the place where JKS planned to hold a concert, which was cancelled because of a big earthquake happened in Japan a few years ago. Not only this place, I heard some venues are so. That’s why he chose this venue again to show his consideration to eels in the areas. How thoughtful isn’t he!!?? T_T
One of the reason I chose this venue to join was I expected to see him from a closer distance. The venue seems not so big. According to the article, the capacity for their show is 5,000. And the inside was arranged for their best party venue.
tenshi_akuma’s note: Only in Hiroshima Team H Party is held on weekends. So it’s better for me to take a long trip to Hiroshima. About 6 hours from home to get there. And personally it was my first visit to Hiroshima. For Japanese, Hiroshima must be one of the must-go areas. And one of their local specialities, oyster is now in season. Thanks to Team H, I enjoyed Hiroshima trip with my mother : )
This time JKS changed the layout as below. He put the stage in the central of the venue. Therefore, the audience could see their performance from different angles. My seat was on H block area. Can you see the red mark? Yes, we got closer seats from the main stage!!! I’ll tell you the meanings of other colors later.
Can you imagine how excited we became when we approached our seats? All we could uttered was “OMG! OMG! OMG!” Because when I received the tickets, I didn’t know the layout. Normally, H block is not so good. Plus, my seat was in the 14th row… So I didn’t tell my mother about our seats beforehand not to make her disappointed. However, God smiled on us! I made her sit on a closer seat to the stage. In fact, once she heard the music, she kept standing during the party though. Lol. Yeah, I respect my powerful mom!
Over the central stage, there were many screens showing Team H MVs before the party started. It’s really like a big club / dance hall. And it was already hot enough to take off my jacket. I think the room temperature was optimized for bikini girls. Lol.
Before the party started, there was an announcement for visitors to be well mannered and to obey some rules. And JKS himself announced it directly! When eels found it was him, we screamed! Then, he said, “Be quiet!” Lol. Yes, he announced the important requests to the audience, so we should be all ears. He tried to read the script very formally like a real narrator. But some Japanese are too formal even for Japanese, so he sometimes couldn’t read them fluently. But he did it very well, anyway. Even the announcement made us so crazily excited. What will happen when the party finally starts???
tenshi_akuma’s note: I heard on the 2nd day of Hiroshima party the recorded announcement was played. So I was lucky to hear his live announcement for the first and the last time.
Finally the venue became dark. It’s a sign for the show starts soon. Then, the theme phrase for the party, “I just wanna have fun…” was played over and over. Hearing the phrase repeatedly, my heart began to beat faster and faster… I wondered, “When and how will they appear on the stage??” And at long last, the shadow of two appeared on the round curtain hanged over the central stage. You can see how the curtain covered the central stage before the performance.
The curtain fell down and Team H appeared on the stage!!!!!!!!!! Kya~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!! The excitement of the audience reached a climax at the very beginning of the party. You can see how stylish they appear on the stage in this video. This video was the mixture of the 1st and 2nd day in Hiroshima.
Actually, the lying white Sukkie was from 2nd day party. The below pic was took on the first day before the show. JKS was wearing a black tank top and leopard pants. BB was wearing a leopard top and black pants.
The first song they performed was “I just wanna have fun”, then “Can’t stop”, “What’s your name?” and one of my favorite song “Liquor shot” followed. I came to love this “Liquor shot” as soon as I first listened the song. For me, it’s funny BB who gets drunk easily to write the lyrics. I really love to hear their shouts. So manly! The reason I love this song is I love drinking, too??? Lol. Beside it, I didn’t expect to hear this song in a very early part. That’s why I got crazy at the very beginning. Lol!!!
There is a central stage in the venue. Look at a green circle in the seat layout. Each side (A & F block) has a DJ booth. JKS and BB were DJ-ing and the booth revolved around. So from the all block, we could see how they played as a DJ. As JKS said, the design was superb. I admit he’s really genius. Thanks to the stage, we enjoyed their performance from various angles.
Then, JKS went backstage. But the camera was filming what he was doing. Although he performed only 4 songs, he got really sweaty. So his makeup staff were very busy, but he didn’t care about them and showed us his mischievous side. For example, there were Team H posters on a wall. He kissed his finger and kissed JKS in the poster with his kissed finger. Lol. It’s so funny to see him on the big screen, but BB kept DJ-ing, so I enjoyed his play continuously. It’s very busy for us to see the screen and feel the beat.
Then, he got back to the venue with a toy. I was not sure what kind of toys he had. I think he used various ones such as air bazooka and water guns. Guess what??? For his first try to use those toys, I luckily got a disk made of sponge!!!! I’m short, so basically it’s hard to reach something from a distance. But this time, God gave me a small gift!!!!! Oops, I rushed to the conclusion. I’ll tell you what happened exactly. Because it was his very first try to use the toy, we didn’t know what would happen. He brought a big (long) toy bazooka. He targeted the audience for it. And something popped up. People standing in front of me tried to catch it. But they couldn’t. They tossed it at my feet. I felt something touched my toe. Then, I picked it up!!!! Voila! I got his first try. I was blank when I got it in hand. The venue was dim, so I couldn’t see what it is. Later, I knew it is a disk for air bazooka. But I heard other eels got heart-shaped ball popped by the air bazooka. But I might be the only one person who got the sponge disk. It seems more trial, doesn’t it? And also it was my first time to get ribbon tapes. There are JKS and BB autographs on them : ) These items are my precious memories, too.
After getting such a surprise gift, I was still blank but back to their party. Again, I really really hooked on their atmosphere. I love BB’s original songs, too. BB solo album’s part, I was so excited to hear them live. And with JKS voice, BB music gets more power. Definitely!
Honestly, Team H Party was too awesome to remember all the moments… There were full of my favorite things and miracles. I tried to remember the set list, but I failed… I wrote down the songs I remembered at the end if my FA, but I’m not sure the order. All I can tell you is it’s totally different from a concert. So I think enjoying the party time with Team H is the most important. We could see their face on screens even if they moved to the area where we couldn’t see them directly. But I’m sure just looking at JKS face is not what Team H want us to behave in the party. They really want us to enjoy their party, dancing, shouting, jumping and getting high together. I was really into the atmosphere. When I couldn’t see what JKS was doing directly, I sometimes closed my eyes to feel the groovy wave and danced following my heart. So I might have missed some parts, but for sure, I felt we were in one.
When we were putting our hands up together, singing “Put up your hands Seoul, Tokyo, London, LA….”. JKS brought a big flag marked “I love Hiroshima”. So sweet!! I love seeing his waving a flag. Yes, it’s so manly, too… *sigh
Many eels and BB himself love the song “Beautiful change”. When they performed it, JKS moved to the purple zone and he went up with soap bubbles. So beautiful song, so beautiful JKS… *sigh
When he stood at the orange zone, he showed us a new model of DJ-ing machine. It was introduced on Ameblo beforehand. He pushed many buttons in the rhythm. Many lights turned on and off. Even seeing from a distance, it was beautifully shining. Then, they sang “Party tonight”.
Only one time interval was scheduled for them. JKS and BB went backstage and talked about their ideal girl. BB said his favorite one is sexy. Then, cameramen were trying to film sexy girls wearing bikinis. Even it was the first day, there were already some bikini girls. They looked surprised to see real bikini girls, but happy, too. JKS’ ideal type hasn’t changed at all, a feminine girl. He said he likes girls with soft-wavy and long hair. Some eels were filmed by cameramen, but JKS denied mischievously that they are not… Poor eels… Lol. Just for your information, at backstage, they drank JKS’ favorite (me, too!) liquor, “Jägermeister”. JKS sometimes drinks it with energy drink, “Red Bull”.
And during the interval (only a few minutes) the history of Team H was shown on screens. In the video, how big deficits Team H past activities made were introduced. Team H Party was originally stared in Hanyang University festival. So the financial situation was always bad… very bad… In the interview, JKS and BB said the deficits were a big pain and they said, “I don’t want to do it again…” But such an issue couldn’t stop their passion… They are Zikzin to Team H world.. Lol.
They drank liquor during the party and encore, too. And they looked very excited and hyper. This video was filmed on the day during the encore. You’ll see how JKS and other dancers were crazily excited. Sorry, eels. I witnessed this super hot Sukkie in person! *melting
During the encore, JKS tore his T-shirt and BB first hesitated to take off his T-shirt, but finally dancers made it. But poor BB, there were scratches on his body… But I think BB was very drunk at that time, so he didn’t feel the pain… anyway, poor BB…
I really wondered if all members were OK??? It was the first day of their Team H party Japan tour. But they were too hyper for joy. They really looked to enjoy themselves at the party. And they must have felt their party was successful. But, I was worried about the next day. At the same time, I feel sorry for the audience of the next day. Because they experienced how much they can get hyper in a show from the first day. So it might be possible they will try not to cut loose so much. It might be the first or last time that he got super crazy in one party. Sorry, girls I might be the luckiest eel who joined their super hyper show for ever. Lol.
After the party, they looked happily exhausted. And so did I! OMG… how should I conclude my FA?? Sorry, but I think it’s not enough to share my experience only in words. They were really great and it was beyond my description. Especially, this party was the very first day of the tour. So we didn’t know the detail in advance. So everything was too new. I was overwhelmed by Team H world. And as Team H is proud of it, there are no such a party-style show in the world. That’s why I really want you to feel the beat at the venue, too. I really really hope as they promised before, Team H Party will be held in U.S. and Europe, too. Luckily this Team H Party tour will be released as DVD in the near future. Until they visit your country, let’s prepare for the party!!!
Below are songs I remembered..
I just wanna have fun
What is your name?
Give Me the Rhythm
Please Be Careful
Shut Up And Rock
No Human Smell
Put your hands up SEOUL… (I don’t know the title, but the one they peformed at UMF KOREA)
Where Are You
Welcome to my world
Feel the beat
Rock and roll tonight