ASDaze Reports: Dress to SHINE Fan Account and Q&A

Posted on Nov 26 2014 - 8:16pm by Sarah
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Sarah is very excited to be helping with ASDaze's current and upcoming Special Projects! They're going to be amazing! :)

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC87B6R8e7eK_RNhc0--y2yw 2ndclassnuna

    Thanks so much! Felt like I was part of the concert by your post! I love your comment on UEE! Love that girl! ~~

  • LoVeUeeNaNa

    Thank you so much for sharing!!! but OMG I’m so freaking jealous of you~~~ I’m so happy that After School is receiving a lot of love~~~ :D

  • rirism

    Aww i’m so used to hear these stories from people who really met them i lost my hopes of meeting them in future(first because i’m young and 2nd because $$$$$$$). Anyway i am so happy to hear they improved! I don’t usually look at live performances of them because i just feel that the recordings just don’t give them justice so i am really happy someone confirmed they were stunning and had amazing vocals *^* Oh and if they’re that short what will they think of me if they’ll ever meet me omg. Thank you for sharing! I hope the other fans treated you well!

    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      Oh how tall are u Riri?!

      • rirism

        1.80 cm lol

  • AdamFJH

    LOL @ Nana in that last picture.

    “Now, until now I have been Nana-biased… but my love for Raina grew by like 10000000000000000000000000000000x during this concert.”
    ^@Sarah, does that mean Nana isn’t your bias any more :( …LOL that’s OK, I understand, Raina is pretty awesome. LOL, 10000000000000000000000000000000x is a lot of love. Riana deserves it :D

    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      Haha I don’t know >< I have always found picking a bias hard LOL.. but I would say Raina and Nana are nearly equal for me now (if I have to choose :p).

      But as I've been a 2NA fan for a couple years~~ maybe this isn't surprising hahaha <33

  • AdamFJH

    Thanks for sharing this with us Sarah <3 Can't wait for the videos to be uploaded online.

  • Gabriel J. Amaral

    I want to know how many times they changed clothes for the AFSC venue.
    We saw the red outfit and the encore one. Also they spoiled that black&white one from Playgirlz Tour as well

    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      Hey Gabriel! Thank you for asking~~!!!!

      Orange Caramel had their My Copycat outfit in the beginning.

      Then Iyokan had their red outfits (different from the whole group red outfit [I think])

      Then After School wore a red outfit with a red jacket for a couple songs

      Then they took off the red jacket and went sleeveless in what I assume was Maruko tops???

      Then the encore outfit!

      They had an event in Japan sometime before Dress to SHINE (which I saw pics from here on ASDaze)~~ where they wore the white outfit… but I don’t remember seeing it during the concert^^

      • Gabriel J. Amaral

        thanks for answering and sharing your experience.
        by “AFSC venue” I meant for the After School show itself, not OC or the Maknae duo.
        So only two sets of outfits. =/
        I hope the dvd come out soon ^^

  • HKWbrother

    Sarah – this is wonderful description of the event. We were there too. (on the front left waving a small AS banner. all i can add is everyone of them are stunning good looking in real person. we have been taiwan, hongkong and bangkok fans meeting and just addict to their real person. for Uee, i was on stage game with her in Taiwan- she blew your heart away real person.
    one thing i need to mention is how playful, enjoyful of them on stage and they just love each other. have you noticed Lizzy and Nana play around at the back, how Nana hug eyoung, and hee put her hear on Lizzy shoulder and more. you dont see this in other kpop group. It worths you save all your money to see their stage show – you remember it life long. Yes – although I love Kahi – I will say now is better .. every one of them shine somehow. Also I do agree with Raina — so lovely person and voice…

    • dason

      Nana hugged e-young, my head just exploded.

  • iloveAFTERSCHOOL

    were you able to say “I’m from the U.S.A” in Korean to them

    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      Hahaa yes I was~~!!! but I’m not sure they understood me. I was like saying it so fast to each member as some event person lifted and moved me to the next member :p

  • Lucas

    Hey, do you think there will be a DVD for this? I really wanna see the performances >.<

    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      There was a person holding a camera over our heads like on a long rod. It moved back and forth around the stage… so it could have just been for pics~~ but I wouldnt be surprised if there was a DVD!! …I hope anyway, but I don’t know~

  • QueenYoung

    Thank you Sarah! I am so happy for you and I have no words other than one day I swear to see them live myself. This was amazing to read and I appreciate it very much. I have no words so have a few hearts for your efforts!
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    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      Thank youu♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk4OicwSZ1JsaiWPpfIs5Dg ms49

    Thanks for the detailed account Sarah! I could visualize how the concert from beginning to end based on what you wrote ^^ That’s so cool you got to meet them in person too even if for a second each girl :) I wonder in between songs did AS speak to the crowd?

    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      Yesssss thank u for asking! They did talk a lot between songs…. but as it was in Japanese I don’t know what they said. I do know right after OC and Iyokan performances they took turns doing their versions of “aing!” And then appologized afterwards xD

      They were very cute and did a lot of interraction with each other and the audience !

  • ikram

    I like your comment for uee because all people who saw her in person said that she is more prettier in real life

  • kkaang

    thanks for the details.., its really nice to hear the information about the concerts, i love AfterSchool soooooooo much!!!! i.m gonna support them till the end :)

    • kkaang

      btw,.. i wanna ask this question for quite some time now, wat can u say about kaeun’s height, is she tall, in ft or cm, how much is it???? been dying to know this, if u can give some info about it, tq :D

      • QueenYoung

        168 cm when she was enrolled, but in the Dress To Kill album pictures they said she is now 170 which I think is correct :)

      • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

        Yeah they were all around my height which is 5’5 or 169cm (I think?), sooo~~ i bet her profile (what QueenYoung posted) is correct :D

  • dason

    I wished they had a concert or a fanmeeting when I was there a few months ago D:
    How was the live version of Shine?! I fell in love with that song and wished I could be there to see it with my own eyes!
    you go to high five the members, lucky !!!

    • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

      I think they did it during the encore stage and from what I remember it was good! Their vocals were great throughout the entire concert. ….but I’m sorry I don’t remember the choreography D':

      The MV they played at the beginning of the concert was also super pretty… have they released it officially??

      If not, it showed half faces of girls (AS and not [I think] ) Then at the end of the song it showed their full faces… it seemed inspirational~

      And it seemed all spring and flower-y~~♡

  • Hripsime

    Thank you so much Sarah! I love how close they are to each other and their latest SNS updates are icing on the cake :D
    We playgirlz seriously need to finance some English -Japanese speaking playgirlz, those events are sooo expenisve T-T, but in return they should promise to write like you did in details :D I felt like i was there! Thanks again! Happy Thanksgiving everyone . I am thankful for Afterschool and the Playgirlz community!

    • Hripsime

      Some Questions :
      How many people do you think there were? Did you feel like they are really popular in Japan? Where there more male or female fans. And what age group did the fans belong too? I am trying to get the picture of their Japenes fan base. As a Marketer I want to understand what are they doing right in Japan that is not working out in Korea.
      Also Thanks for your comments on Uie, as she is my bias I couldn’t help but feel proud :)What do you think of Uie’s and JooYeon’s voices, you know it’s not their strongest point.
      Promise the last question :P Does Jungah really give the feeling of a leader? Who else from girls is more like a mentor figure on the stage ? Sorry for so many questions. thanks in advance

      • HKWbrother

        Sarah – can i give my view on this . they do have some name in Japan – the Japanese female flight crew know them as ‘ long legs’ and my japan office male staff know them and like Nana…, ..On Friday evening show there were mostly mature male -I guess their powerful and yet warm impression appeal to centain group but not the main core..
        Both Uee and Jooyuen sing well in japanese – particular Jooyuen i am particular happy to see that.
        somehow Nana is more like a mentor now and surprisely Keun also make everything moves. Jungah is more mom leader – not powerful but with a lot of love and caring.

        • Hripsime

          Thank you so much for answering! I am not very familiar with the Japanese music industry but I have a feeling that AS has all the potential to become really famous there. If only they could be more consistent 1 or 2 events a year is not enough.
          As both Nana and Kaeun (now JooYeon aswell) are more familiar with the Japanese culture & have better language skills they are more relaxed and I am guessing they naturally become like mentors for the rest of the girls :)

      • http://captain-sprunchz.tumblr.com Sarah

        Thank you HKWbrother for answering tooo :’D yay!

        Unfortunately, nobody I talked to in Japan knew who afterschool were besides at the concert…?? Even when I showed a picture. But maybe if I had sung Heaven or Shh that would have been different? ?

        My opinion/thought: I think their concert in Japan is not so much result of their popularity in Japan, but is also a really successful form of promotion to gain popularity in Japan.

        I’m terrible at guesstimating numbers >< but probably there were a couple hundred fand there~~ and the people I talked to had been to AFTERSCHOOL's other concerts and events in Japan and many even brought merch from past concerts/events… and the fans seems to know each other~~ definitely felt like a fan "club"

        I thought there were definitely more guys there (especially at first). And a lot more older men (like late 30s and 40s maybe) there than I was expecting~ that said though there were also a lot of girls/women around my age~~ like in their between their 20s and 30s maybe?? But I'm bad at guessing age as well xD

        I thought all their voices were good~ sometimes jupal forgot to sing on time (hahaa so jupal) but her voice was still good to me, but maybe not as powerful as Raina :D

        And in my opinion Jung-Ah seemed like a leader… but if not Jung-Ah than definitely Raina also gave a leadership feeling. Maybe this isn't surprising though as she is OC's leader.

        • AdamFJH

          I have a great idea :D Next time an ASDaze admin goes to an After School concert. If possible, can you guys bring an ASDaze banner along to represent the ASDaze followers that would like to be there to cheer on After School but can’t be there?

          Any other ASDaze followers that wants to get ASDaze recognised by After School and Pledis should do the same too.

          • Hripsime

            That’s a great idea!

        • Hripsime

          Dear Sarah,
          Thanks for answering! I really have big hopes for them in the Japenese market. For me their recent Japanese realizes have been amazing and I have a feeling they are very different from the rest of the artists famous in Japan.They give a mature vibe and my guess is that’s why have more older male supporters. I feel like girls in their teens and 20s look up to them as role models. Each member has her own appeal and they are gorgeous. Plus they look very healthy and fit!
          This seems like a big fan-meeting rather than a concert but I am positive that a day will come when they will have thousands of supporters at their concerts.
          hahhah That’s so Jupal :)) I personally think JooYeon has the most beautiful voice among the members.
          I really like Junga’h leadership. She is very sweet and mom like , but her natural charisma and stage presence define AS.
          I have been thinking a lot about AS’s popularity. The kpop industry is one very complicated system ,where it’s hard to become successful and it’s even harder to keep that success. And I know that Pledis is doing its best, but I wish they would be more consistent. I honestly think that’s their main downside.
          Have you guys seen the new Hello Venus promotions? It hasn’t stand out to me at all , and I really didn’t like their new image. But I have to give credit to fantagio for fast action. They uploaded HV dance video on YouTube and it hit 1 million views in a day. The girls very dancing to wiggle wiggle and you may argue that it’s given that there will be so many views plus it’s not a reputable image ,but it works and that’s what meters at the end of the day! I love how popular Nana got over the past yea,r but to me it was her fans efforts that helped he to reach this position not Pledis. It all started with the 2nd most beautiful face thing. What are your opinion on this guys?

  • Zai

    Sarah thanks for the detailed report! <3333
    The concert sounds soooo awesome I wish I were there too.. And Jungah solo omg T^T

  • AdamFJH

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  • AdamFJH

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  • Anna

    Is Nana as tall as they say when you saw her?

  • Warwick

    Thank you for your great report on the concert & the girls Sarah! I know some of the girls in the industry at JYP, & Girls Generation. To say I’m a fan of Nana is an understatement! I adore her.
    One of my friends in Korea rang Nana for me a few weeks ago, & spoke to her about me. I also previously sent her a few gifts, & wanted to know did she get them. I think Pledis sometimes put the gifts in a room & forget to tell them!
    Nana said also that she is really grateful to have international fans. I am so happy to see everyone supporting Nana, the most beautiful Korean princess of all!