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[Info]Wonder Girls + 2PM Flight, The 1st concert at Thailand

Netizens are anticipating this first concert that will be held in Thailand. Here’s the schedule of 2PM and Wonder Girls’ flights.

2 PM

Arrival at Thailand: February 25th

TG 659 Time : 13.55

Back to Korea: March 1st

TG656 Time : 23.45

Wonder Girls

Arrival at Thailand: February 26th

TG 659 Time : 13.55

Back to Korea: March 1st

TG656 Time : 23.45

credit – asianfanatics net

-wonderbangs-

too bad, Big Bang cant accompany WonderGirls to Thailand to watch their 1st concert~

[OV]Sunye & Daesung @ 18th Seoul Music Awards 120209

credit: BrightenSunye@youtube

Happy Together w/f KimJongKook, KimYongJoon

>>>How i wish it was Kwon-Leader & Min-Leader or Dae-Eun couple nevertheless this is like a small WonderBang gift from them to us ^_^ Sweet~

[OV]Wonder Girls Fancam @ 18th Seoul Music Awards 120209

credit: kazaf10@youtube

Fancam 1

Fancam 2

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[OV]Big Bang @ 18th Seoul Music Awards 120209

credit: chauCNN@youtube

Winning Bonsang Award

Winning Best Album Award

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[News]Wonder Girls Take Top Honor at Seoul Music Awards

By Kim JiYeon @ Star MoneyToday
[Source: http://star.moneytoday.co.kr/]
thanks to ppopki@wgspectacle

‘Top Award’ Winning Wonder Girls Take “Award Given by the Nation”.. Sobbing Tears

The group Wonder Girls, who won the top award at the ‘18th Annual Seoul Music Awards’, accepted their prize as an award given to them by the citizens of Korea and promised to work harder in the future as they shed tears.

Hosted by Jang YoonJung, Park JungAh, and Shin YoungIl, the ‘18th Annual Seoul Music Awards’ took place on February 12 at 5 P.M. at Gangwon-do Taebaek-si’s Gowon Auditorium. Here, the Wonder Girls were selected as winners of the top award.

The Wonder Girls returned to Korea from the US for the awards ceremony, and on this day, they were triple crown winners as they received the Top Award, an honorary Seoul Music Award, and a Digital Music Award.

Following their win, Wonder Girls member SunYe stated, crying, “It was just our 2nd year anniversary. We’re so grateful for this huge honor. We’ll reach farther and try to do our very best. We’ll consider this an award from the Korean public who wants us to gather our strength and work hard. We’ll work harder.”

Other members SoHee, YeEun, YooBin, and Sun Mi were in tears as well as they stated, “Thank you for such a big honor. We’ll do our best to show you a better side of us.”

>>>Congrats!!! Congrats so happy for them and also the boys (yeah the boys won as well ^_^)

[News]Shinhwa, Big Bang take a stand against unauthorized trademark use

source: absolutshinhwa
credit: Star News + Yonhap News
chinese translations by: yunru@onlywan.net
english translations by: absolutshinhwa
Post taken from: Ca_Kristine_4ever @ soompi

Groups Shinhwa and Big Bang have decided to take action against companies who produce fan support tools such as lightsticks and balloons for the unauthorized use of their trademarks.

On 11th Feb, a spokesperson from Shinhwa’s management company Good EMG told Star News in a phone interview, “At the recent Big Bang concert, there were many unauthorized orange lightsticks printed with the Big Bang logo. Orange is the representative color of Shinhwa, and more and more fans are protesting, stating that they must protect the color orange.”

“For the companies who are producing these unauthorized Big Bang lightsticks, both ourselves and YG Entertainment hope that they will stop selling these products as soon as possible. If they continue to do so, we will have to take action against them.”

Fans have expressed that there has long been an unwritten rule about the about the usage of colors for different singers and groups. For example, Shinhwa uses orange, DBSK uses red, Super Junior uses pearl blue, and all fan support tools are produced in the respective colors. Recently, there have been cases of Big Bang fans using orange lightsticks printed with Big Bang logos that they bought from street vendors at live performances and concerts. As a result, many Shinhwa fans have been making calls to Good EMG and YG, requesting them to “respect the use of colors”.

Good EMG stated that the biggest problem the use of Shinhwa’s representative orange color to produce fan items for other singers and groups, as well as the unauthorized use of the Big Bang logo.

The Good EMG spokesman added, “Orange has been the representative color that Shinhwa has been using for more than 10 years, it’s something different from Big Bang’s crown lightsticks and head scarves. In fact after the Big Bang concert ended, we already contacted YG in the hope that they will make an official announcement about fan support tools.”

With regards to this, on 1 Feb ,YG has already put up an official notice on Big Bang’s official website, “Big Bang’s Official Fan Support Tools”, stating that “The golden crown lightstick is a design that cannot be replicated”. The lightsticks of other colors that have caused conflict with other fanclubs are not produced by YG, please do not purchase them.”

The Good EMG spokesperson also said that unauthorized fan merchandise have also appeared at Shin Hyesung’s recent concert in China, but they have taken steps to confiscate the merchandise and conduct further investigation. As a result, they already had to take steps to protect Shinhwa’s trademark and copyright. He said, “After this clash between Shinhwa fans and Big Bang fans, we will make even more effort on trademark protection.”

At the moment, besides the orange lightsticks and raincoats issued to all Shinhwa Changjo members, for Shin Hyesung’s upcoming comeback, Good EMG will be producing Shin Hyesung and Shinhwa official merchandise.

YG has stated that, “Any products not sold through YG E-Shop are all unauthorized.”

>>>Yeah, legal action should be taken against those who use their trademark illegally….

[News]Big Bang’s Book, Wonder Girls’ Concert Tickets – Moms & Dads are Buying a Lot

By NewsWire (Korea Press Release Network)
[Source: http://www.newswire.co.kr/]
credit: ppopki@wgspectacle

(Seoul=NewsWire) 2009 February 11 – Parents in their late-30s and 40s with elementary, junior high, and high school aged children have been found to be the most active consumers of music albums, books, and concert tickets featuring their children’s favorite singers.

An analysis of buyer data for idol stars’ books and concert tickets at publications auction site Books&Music (book.auction.co.kr) and ticket reservation site Auction Ticket (ticket.auction.co.kr) has revealed that women in their late 30s and 40s represent the key buyer demographic.

In the case of the Wonder Girls’ concert coming up on March 28, those consumers in their late-30s and 40s—reaching 21%—in addition to the number of teenagers purchasing tickets for themselves, represented the expanding group of parents buying tickets for their children.

In addition, moms appear to be more active participants in their children’s cultural lives than dads. Among those in their late-30s and 40s purchasing Wonder Girls’ concert tickets, female buyers led the pack at 75% as opposed to only 25% of the buyers who were male. With Big Bang’s autobiography, there were only slightly more females among consumers in their late-30s and 40s. 46% of these buyers were male and 54% were females.

Auction Ticket’s department head, Joo ManWoo, explained, “The number of children actually going to concerts with a parent—especially their mom—has skyrocketed. It appears that parents are now less inclined to intervene with their children’s cultural preferences as a more supportive climate is taking hold.”

Meanwhile, the Wonder Girls’ concert tickets went on sale at Auction Ticket’s site on January 29 and quickly reached the #1 position in the advance-booking ranking. Tickets were sold out in the early stages of ticketing, representing a new record in a concert market that, in the past, had exclusively belonged to male idols.

>>>WonderBang strikes again, it seems? Wait, its like WonderBang always ‘strike’ ^_^