I am going see FT Island Live in LA Nokia Theatre!

Posted: January 28, 2012 in FT Island News, music, rock, Uncategorized
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Hey all readers of Korean through Lyrics,

I am so happy! I just got my tickets to FT Island and CN Blue’s concert in Los Angeles! YEAH!!!

I got up early just to make sure I log in at 10am PST. At first I got on Ticketmaster.com because I am very familiar with them. At 9:58am, it still says tickets are not available so I was patiently waiting untill 10am. I just kept refreshing the page or went to the home page and searched again. Finally when it came back with availability, it showed 3 VIP packages to choose from: Diamond VIP ($375), Platinum VIP ($85) and Gold VIP ($75). But the funny thing was the last two VIP packages did not include tickets. I wasn’t sure what’s going on and I had to choose one of the packages and click on “Find Tickets.” I didn’t know what to do but no matter which package I chose it didn’t have any. I am so confused. Since I was so eager to get the tickets, I decided to go to POWERHOUSELIVE.net.

FT Island and CN Blue’s concert icon is right at the center.
FT Island and CNBlue Concert

Cool! So I clicked on it and it showed me the ticket prices. Finally, something I could understand. So I picked the price and headed to fill out the rest of information to purchase the tickets. OK, so far so good! When I clicked on “Process Order” it took a long time to update the page, eventually it said “error processing.” OMG! So I clicked “Process Order” again. Same thing happened! Long processing time and came back with error. So I decided to try Ticketmaster again! Finally somehow I got to a page where I could see the ticket prices. So I was ordering there. I tried to see what’s best available at the time and the most expensive ones are gone! The best were the $150 tickets. Anyway, I ordered my tickets and I realized the total is higher than ordering on Powerhouselive.net because Ticketmaster charges a higher convenience fee and processing fee. It’s actually double that of Powerhouselive.net. So I tried to order on Powerhouselive.net again. You know, I have to juggle two pages open at the same time and see which one got me the tickets first. However, Powerhouselive.net kept having processing error and in the end I just went with Ticketmaster even they had higher fees.

I am glad that I got the tickets. I guess there must be a lot of people trying to buy on Powerhouselive.net and it just couldn’t handle the load. Ticketmaster has a higher fee but maybe that’s part of handling the traffic that they get on a daily basis. I don’t know. I am trying to not think about the higher fees and just focus on the fact that I am going to see FT Island! ^^

Anyway, you know how excited I am now. For those of you that are going, please leave me a comment and let’s meet up. For those that are not, you know for sure I will cover it here. Also follow me on Twitter as I will cover it live there during the concert. (^.^)

OK, now I have to prepare for the concert so expect lessons to come soon. I have to beef up my Korean so I can understand what they say at the concert. How exciting! ^^

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Comments
  1. Hi, do you live in LA? I am flying alllllll the way from NY. I got the most expensive seats through ticketmaster even though I am aware of the fees and all but I can’t help it. When are they ever going to come to the US again, not to mention NY. = )

    • mwgrace says:

      Hi nolilgirlhere,

      Yes, I live in LA. You are flying all the way from NY! Wow! That must be exciting. I tried to get the most expensive tickets but it was sold out by the time I get to it. Did you have to go through those three packages like I listed? I didn’t know what to do with that and ran into problems to get the actual tickets. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t get the most expensive ones. Bummer! But I am glad that I can still go to the concert.

      How many people are you coming with? Wanna meet?

      Grace

  2. brittany says:

    I am going! I am flying all the way from Florida! I am so excited I got Center left row V isle seat. Tickets went so fast! I bought mine soon as it hit sell time and pit was GONE! >.<

    • mwgrace says:

      Hi Brttany,

      From Florida? OMG! That’s crazy! I had the same experience. I don’t know how the tickets go so fast. I started right at 10am too. I am thinking the tickets must be sold out by now.

      Have you been to CA before? Do you want to meet at the concert? I will be so excited to meet with you! 🙂

      Grace

      • brittany says:

        I never been to California. It actually my first time flying! It be cool to meet up! I want to meet more fellow FTISLAND fans soo bad since I only know one. I am going with another friend from Las Vegas. btw where are your seats located?

      • mwgrace says:

        Wow, it must be exciting for you. I am sure you will enjoy this trip! 🙂 I want to meet other FT Island fans too! That’s also part of the reason why I have this blog.

        My seats are in ORCH 310. What about you?

        Grace

      • brittany says:

        My seats are 203 in the orchestra but i am row V. Lucky i near isle so i won’t have a ton of heads in the way =P Ahhh i so excited! I wonder if they will hold a fan meet to get autographs and such!

      • mwgrace says:

        I wish they would hold a fan meeting. That would be great! Maybe we should request one?

        Grace

  3. As soon as tickets started selling, I got two tickets immediately and I got Row 5 in the pit. I am going with my friend, not yet confirmed, but she doesn’t really know kpop. She is the only one I can really go with. Hope she likes the music.

    Other than the concert, I am not even sure what to do in LA since I don’t drive. = (

    • mwgrace says:

      Wow,how lucky! It tried to get the most expensive one and it didn’t have it. And I started at 10am. That’s why I am not sure how to even get it! Did you get it on Ticketmaster?

      How are you going to get around without driving in LA?

      Since you are going to be so close, I hope you will take lots of good pictures! Mine is way further so I don’t think mine will be as good as yours. I hope you will be able to post some of your pictures here. Do you want to meet at the concert?

      Grace

  4. hello23 says:

    I live at LA too! are you planning to do something before the concert?? i bought the $150 ticket too cause I couldn’t get the expensive one! it was sold out! >.<

  5. I live at LA too! are you planning to do something before the concert?? i bought the $150 ticket too cause I couldn’t get the expensive one! it was sold out! >.<

    • mwgrace says:

      I am starting to think about what to do. I actually have never been to the LA Live area. Is there any good restaurants there? If so, maybe all of us can gather together, eat first and go to concert. What do you think? I only got the $100 ticket so you will be closer. Good for you!

      Grace

      • brittany says:

        It would be cool to all meet up! I have a friend who very familiar with the LA area that I am going with maybe she will have a good suggestion on where to meet up.

      • mwgrace says:

        Yeah, please let me know if your friend has any suggestion and meanwhile I will ask around and do some research as well. We have to plan it so it’s the funniest FT Island night out! \(^.^)/

      • brittany says:

        yes it will be one of the best days ever for me! Btw how the weather in LA in March. I from florida so it always hot. Is it hot in march there?

      • mwgrace says:

        The weather has been weird lately. It could be warm during the day and then it’s cold at night. I would suggest dress in layers and definitely bring a jacket. 🙂

      • brittany says:

        kayyyy! It been hot PERIOD all winter here in Florida… like today it hit 90…. and is average 85 all winter basically >.> this is not winter… just mild-summer. I bet compared to cold korea atm SF will feel like heaven to the boys when they come =P

  6. I would totally love to meet up with other FT Island fans! I am bringing my friend who isn’t really into kpop but I do have an extra ticket. So far, she has not confirmed with me yet whether she would be able to come with me or not so I have not booked any airfare.

    Worst comes to worst, I fly out on my own and wing it.

    Any suggestions? If I have no one to go with me to LA, I am willing to give out that one extra ticket for free with a fellow fan in LA (one of you I am guessing) so I would have company.

    • mwgrace says:

      Yeah! Let’s plan on meeting then. So you bought a ticket for you friend without a prior consent? Well, I hope your friend will go with you. If not, since you have nicer tickets, I will return my tickets and go with you. ha ha… Anyway, we could totally hang while you are in town. I am so excited about the concert. It’s coming in a month! \(^.^)/

      Grace

      • nolilgirlhere says:

        I bought two tickets just in case but I was totally prepared to go alone. I should know by the end of this week what the deal is. I had asked a friend or two if they would be able to go with me and no one confirmed yet. I think I would have more fun going to the concert with a fan than someone who has no clue hehehe.

        Btw, my name is Yu Sze. How old are you and what nationality are you, Grace?

        I will keep you posted. Nice meeting you and chatting with you! Bangapsumida!!

      • mwgrace says:

        Hi Yu Sze,

        I totally agree it’s more fun to go with fans. Going with people who doesn’t care as much makes you feel like you are crazy or something. But when you do all these crazy things with other fans, it’s totally cool! :-p

        Let me answer any personal questions in person. I don’t think it’s good to disclose too much personal details in public. I hope you understand. We can talk about ourselves when we meet. 🙂

        Keep me posted. It’s very nice meeting you. 반갑습니다.

        Grace

  7. Hi Grace,

    It is absolutely understandable. Let me apologize for being so blunt and straightforward. Hey, what can I say, I am a true New Yorker in that sense…hehe.

    I can’t wait for this concert. We should definitely meet up and just make it the best FT Island pre-concert event ever!

    Btw, have you listened to the new album? I was in shock because of how good it is. They really matured and I love Jaejin’s voice (he is my favorite).

    • mwgrace says:

      Hi Yu Sze,

      You are a proud New Yorker. ha ha…

      Yes, this meet up will be a great thing and we will have fun seeing FT Island. 🙂

      Did you see I just posted all the tracks on this blog? I do like the album. I have to say, other than Hong Ki, I like Jaejin’s voice the best. He sounded really gentle and soft and it’s perfect for love songs. 😀

      Grace

      • I have always loved Jaejin from the beginning and I am glad he is second vocal because it balances out with Hong Ki’s powerful husky voice. = )

        I just watched their comeback performance on youtube. I can’t wait to see it live at the concert.

      • mwgrace says:

        Yeah, Jaejin and Hong Ki are both good in their own ways. 🙂

        I can’t wait till their concert either! Only like one month away!!! 🙂

        Grace

      • You think they will sell glow sticks and pentasticks there at the concert because I don’t have any. = P

      • brittany says:

        Im going to buy my glow stick and pentastick on ebay. I wonder if they will have concert shirts at the concert. =D

      • mwgrace says:

        Seriously? I actually think they will probably sell the yellow FT Island primadonna flags there. They probably will have glow stick as well. But it’s good to be prepared too.

      • nolilgirlhere says:

        Which one are you getting? I am thinking that too just in case.

      • brittany says:

        I might just buy the glow sticks since i am flying from Florida and it probably be a pain to pack a flag in my suitcase since they aren’t exactly short xD ahhh i so excited… i totally had to lie to my work saying i was going to a family members wedding though and my parents bought tickets that couldnt be refunded T^T ONLY FOR FTISLAND I WILL LIE!~

      • Haha! Yeah I didn’t even tell my parents what I am really doing in LA; I just told them that my friend wants to do a mini vacation there. My mom would flip out if she found out I flew across the country just to see a kpop concert. She makes fun of me because I bought the Beast concert dvd but I told her it was on sale for $20 when it was really $50 lol.

      • brittany says:

        lol I told them literally 20 mins before tickets went on sale and they were surprisingly cool about me flying across the country. It was rather surprising but they knew they couldn’t tell me no and stop me since I am 19 lol. But they are used to my obsession with FTisland and kpop and support me as long as I stay in school =P But if i told them the concert tickets were 120 dollars they probably be shocked!!!

      • Omg, you are so freaking young! Haha but yay good for you = )

      • brittany says:

        lol really? I feel old since all kpop fans I know around here are like 14 xD

      • oh trust me, I am much older but you are never too old to love kpop or drool over FT Island (well maybe = Þ)

      • brittany says:

        lol soo true! How old are you btw?

  8. brittany says:

    Hey my friend suggested a place that be fun to go to for dinner or something and walk around before concert for a meet-up. She suggested a place like 5 mins from concert called Little Tokyo. It’s like Japanese version of China Town. She said there are fun shops and yummy food. So if we all could meet up somewhere we could all go together =]

  9. Yeah, that sounds great! I just booked my hotel last night and we are staying at the Wilshire Hotel in Ktown LA.

    • brittany says:

      okay awesome! Do you have skype that way i can add you and it might be easier to plan a meetup if we all make a group IM chat together that way i can add my friend who knows the area pretty well to it and we can plan a place too meet up at before concert. I don’t know LA AT ALL but she does.

  10. I don’t have skype but I can learn how to use it real easy. I know my friend and I are going to be driving around and doing a lot of things in LA so I’ll check with her first and see what our itinerary looks like. I’ll keep you posted.

    Oh, and to answer your question, I’m a 81-er. I’m an adjuma lol!

    • brittany says:

      lol for a second i thought you wrote you were 81 years old. i was like O.O and kayy if you get skype add me my username is Brittanysama

      • mwgrace says:

        Wow… Did I miss out on this whole discussion? 🙂

        Yeah, let’s talk on Skype. Brittany, I just added you. Please authorize.

        Brittany, well both K-town and Little Tokyo are close. They are right next to each other. However, we still need to drive from both places to Nokia Theatre. I was actually thinking of restaurants in LA Live so we can just walk. But if you guys want Korean food or Japanese, I don’t mind going to either. I know pretty well about restaurants in both areas. I just don’t know the restaurants in LA Live well. 🙂

        I am so excited! I got my tickets already! 🙂

        Grace

    • mwgrace says:

      Please keep us posted with your itinerary. You are not ahjuma. Don’t worry! 🙂

  11. Mai says:

    i’m going as well, i wish to see all of you guys there.
    this is the first time ever that all of us Pri will get to see
    our HongStar!!! I totally want to get a picture with them!!!

  12. mari sano says:

    I am selling 2×150$ orch seat 400″s! Contact me if anybody interested;>

  13. mari sano says:

    I am selling 2×150$ orch seat 400″s! Contact me if anybody interested;>

  14. Anj says:

    Hi! I am also selling 3 tickets, it’s in the orchestra level center right Row AA Seat 220-222. I bought the ticket for $113.75 ($100 + $13.75 ticketmaster fee) but I will selling it for $100 each. I’m not selling these tickets to make any profit, 3 of my friends from San Francisco could not make it, so I have to sell the tickets. Please email me at xugarr@yahoo.com if you are interested. Thank you. And see you all at the concert 😉

  15. Anj says:

    Hi Grace! I was checking the rest of your blog and i realized that you are one of my classmate from my Korean Class. 🙂 It’s cool that you are going to this concert! ^^

    • mwgrace says:

      Hi Anj,

      We are in the same class? Really? Which one? How long ago was that? So you should come to our fan meetup before the concert!

      Grace

      • Anj says:

        Yup, we were on the same class at the Korean Education Center. You always sit beside Fred! 🙂 So what’s the plan for the fan meetup? I would love to go but I’m not sure if I can come early before the concert but I will try.

      • mwgrace says:

        Yeah, Fred is my best buddy in class. 🙂 So who are you? Where do you usually sit?

        Grace

      • Anj says:

        I usually sit in front with my sister. 🙂

      • mwgrace says:

        I know who you are now! You two are always together. I think we were in Karaoke together too! So how did you find out about my blog? Funny, I always want to let people in class know but don’t have a good way. 🙂

        Did class start?

        Grace

    • Anj says:

      I was just checking some other blogs about The Ft Island and CNBLUE’s concert and your blog came up. 🙂 Class started 2 weeks ago, you should come to class 😉

      • mwgrace says:

        I see. That’s really cool! How’s class? I am sick right now so I better not infect anyone. I am trying to get better to go to the concert! 🙂

        Please send my regards to the teacher.

        Grace

  16. MYuDreamRain says:

    안녕하세요. Any fan here who can speak korean very well? If you can, please private msg me on twitter @MYuDreamRain. A korean TV program would like to look for a volunteer coordinator in LA for this FT Island, CN Blue concert. Need someone who is very fluent in korean and is free from 3rd March. Thank you 😀

    • mwgrace says:

      How much time is this going to take? Can you give more details?

      Thanks,

      Grace

      • MYuDreamRain says:

        how good is your korean? I am not the person in-charge. Just helping them to coordinate, so I’ll need you to confirm and give me your contact detail for them to contact you directly. ^^

      • mwgrace says:

        Oh, it’s not for me. I have lots of friend more fluent than I am. I don’t think I have the time as I have to work. But if my friend help coordinate, I can see if my friend can hook me up. haha… So I want to convince some of my friends to help. ^^

      • MYuDreamRain says:

        also please PM me on twitter so it is easier for me to contact you. thanks

  17. pchan says:

    Hi all i’m from LA and I have a friend that works @ the Nokia so Im going through him to get to the concert. I love Hongki and im soooooooo excited!!!! i missed big bang last year when they shot the MV for knockout but a concert to hear their angelic voices….swoooooooooooooooon:) ANywhoo the nokia is right in the heart of downtown LA in a place called LA live. If you are over 21 it’s better because there are clubs and upscale bowling…if not there are tons of restaurants, coffee shops, a movie theater, and the grammy museum too. Its pretty chill and you wont need a car. If any of you wanna chill before hand I know all the ins and outs. email me jrtpassion@yahoo.com
    pchan:)

    • mwgrace says:

      Hi Pchan,

      Wow! Can you introduce your friend to me? 🙂 You should definitely come out and meet with us before the concert! It’s so cool!!!! I am SOOOO excited!

      Grace

  18. Candace says:

    Hello all!! I’m from Los Angeles as well but I’m going to the concert alone (not too many kpop fans in the suburban area I live in -.-) so I’d love to meet up with the rest of you before the concert and hang out or go eat somewhere! I saw something about a meet up earlier up on the comments? Can i join? ^^

    • brittany says:

      sure =] I am going up with my friend on thursday. We will be around all thursday and friday if you want to meet up. I don’t really know when exactly we are all meeting up as a group though o: What time you wanna meet up =D I plan on going to korea town and little tokyo friday before the concert with my friend if you wanna join

      • Candace says:

        were working on getting everyone together for a meet-up so if you and your friend want, email me and I can add you to the list 🙂

      • Candace says:

        scratch that, my skype is candaceksakamoto, add me there instead of email! ^^

    • mwgrace says:

      Hi Candace,

      I saw this message now but you have tons of other messages posted before I reply. Anyway, it’s more fun to go with all the fans!!! I am looking forward to it.

      Grace

  19. Candace says:

    Attention all Prims and BOICES!

    I’ve been coordinating with the admin of loveft-i.net, an international ft island fansite and with people from SOOMPI.com to make one big fan meet-up happen! (Since fan meet-ups were being like half-planned on several different websites, but nobody was actually making it happen). I think it’d be really fun to have everyone get excited for the concert together, since it seems like the majority of people are coming alone or in pairs (not as fun as a big group hanging out, exploring, and eating together 🙂

    We are planning on meeting IN FRONT OF THE NOKIA THEATER, at 6PM. We will be bringing name tags for everyone to write their name on so we are not calling each other “hey you girl over there” all evening ^^ We will possibly stop by a nearby cafe to chat and for drinks then scope out the area for some good sushi or something to munch on! We won’t be eating for awhile and we will need the energy while were screaming our hearts out during the concert haha.

    If anyone has any good recommendations please let me know! There’s four of us working on this multi-website meet-up so email me at candace.8.it.all@gmail.com ASAP if you are interested in joining us. We are trying to get a headcount and I can keep you updated on the happenings of it 🙂

    • Candace says:

      sorry for all the posts guys

      UPDATE: a member has a way to pre-make name tags for those who RSVP to the meet-up we are planning. They will have your name and where you are from (like soompi, or loveft-i.net, or Florida, CA etc…) this way we can have where you are from just like at college orientation ^^ She has also started a google.doc for the RSVP list, so make sure to let us know!

      ALSO: As of Monday, 2/27, the fan meet and greet on March 8th is confirmed! Time and location still TBD as well as specific details.

      “At this time, we ask Boice and Primadonnas to please wear the appropriate dress color code. BOICE, if you can wear blue and Primadonnas if you can wear yellow, that will be great!!

      More details upcoming also in terms of concert and meet and greet logistics.”

      ^Taken from an official twitter statement about the fanmeet. Get excited!!

      • Candace says:

        ah, i dont know why that last post didnt work 😦 let me try again:

        http://bit.ly/zWsvXv

        ^Official RSVP link, click and add your name if you want to meet-up and have fun before the concert with other fangirls! Disregard earlier posts about emailing, with so many people it got too confusing so the admins and I just made a link >.<

      • brittany says:

        okay i will talk to my friend then and let her know =D

      • mwgrace says:

        Official meet and greet! Yeah!!! OK, I was also trying to propose the same dress code so we are in sync. 🙂

    • mwgrace says:

      That actually sounds great! I am also a local Korean meet up organizer and I already organized a meetup for this too. I will just bring my people and join you guys.

      Grace

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