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KPOP CONCERTS IN SEOUL


UPDATE After reading your comments, I noticed they were frequently asked questions. If you want to buy a ticket through Gmarket, you will have to use a Korean credit card, foreign cards will not work. If you choose to pick up the ticket at the concert venue, the staff will check your ID, otherwise they will not. If you don't have any Korean friends, you can try Reina's shopping service, she can try to buy tickets for you (you will have to pay a deposit).

For Korean music lovers, attending a concert in South Korea is a must ! But attending a kpop concert is not really easy, especially when the band or the singer is very famous. I don't know about the other countries but concerts in South Korea are really different from the ones in France. It can be a bit tricky to get a concert ticket. Since I have attended like 5 or 6 kpop concerts in South Korea, I will share my experience and try to give you some tips !

So, you first have to get a ticket. They usually sell them on G-market and Interpark. Interpark is easier to use because they have a global version, whereas G-market only provides a Korean homepage for the tickets sale.

Getting a ticket is really really hard. Why ? Because all the tickets have numbers, so you have to pick a ticket that was not already selected by someone else. It is basically playing a minesweeper game. So, I suggest you to try for the least popular seats first if you want a standing ticket, or select a sitting seat first, you have more chances of getting a ticket !
And, if you are willing to go to the concert with a lot of people, try to get only one or two tickets cause getting 4 tickets at the same time is even more difficult. Actually, I've always failed at buying concert tickets in Seoul :( The tickets are usually sold out within 15 minutes.

What if you could not get a ticket ? Don't worry, there are many ways to get a ticket. When people get tickets on the homepage, they usually have 24 or 48 hours to pay. And many of them won't pay because they got too many tickets. So, you can alway try to grab a ticket later, so keep going on the homepage few hours or days later. For INFINITE's "One Great Step" concert, I saw standing and a lot of sitting tickets available !
You can also try to find resellers. If you're lucky enough, you'd find someone who would sell it at the original price (it happened to me for the two days of INFINITE's concert). There is also another way, you can ask some personal shoppers service to get a ticket for you, but you're not sure of getting it and you usually have to pay a little amount of money that they won't give you back if they fail at getting a ticket. But I heard people could get a ticket thanks to them.

Another way of getting them is to go to the concert and there are usually resellers, I am not sure of the price they're reselling them and if they are even legit. You should ask a staff member to help you.
Sometimes, you can officially buy tickets at the venue. For example, at Olympic Park, you can buy tickets at the "Happy Box" stand.


After getting your concert ticket, you may want to buy some goods for cheering up the artist or as a souvenir. On the concert venue you can buy either official or unofficial goods. If you want an official good, I advise you to go early because it will be sold out in the afternoon. I wanted to buy a lightstick for INFINITE's concert but it was sold out, I asked a girl and she told me she was already there at 8am (though the concert started at 8pm) to buy a lightstick. I'm such a lazy fan, I would actually never do this haha.



If the item you wanted is sold out, you can still buy unofficial goods. There are always people selling them in front of the subway station or in front of the venue. They are usually not really expensive. And it is always better to have a lightstick during the concert, I swear it makes the difference haha. Mine actually broke when I was in the standing area, I felt like something was missing on that day haha.


You can also try to have free goods like fans or stickers because there are usually a lot of fanbases that will give you them, so just look around !

Before the concert starts, you can have a look around the venue because there are usually a lot of big posters etc. This year, I've attended INFINITE and G-DRAGON concerts, it was slighty different.
For INFINITE's concerts, their fans bought rice and it was shown near the venue with a big photo for each fanbase, it was cute ! And you can take a photo with your oppa ㅋㅋㅋ




There was also a big board where you could write a message to INFINITE members ! It was empty on the first day, but on the second day there was no empty space for the messages.



For GD's concert, there was nothing from the fans I guess (I actually read the fans gave rice too, but I didn't see it !). There were only big photos and posters of GD. You could take photos in front of them. The photos were really good ! I didn't take a lot of photos because there were too many fans :(













Now, it is time to go to the concert ! You would usually enter the venue one hour before the concert starts. You have to check out the seating plan to know which gate you should go to according to your ticket number.


The staff will usually let you enter the venue one hour before the concert starts. If you have a sitting seat you can enter it at the very last moment. If you have a standing ticket, you should go there two hours ago because you have to queue according to your ticket number, and that is the only good point about the numbers on tickets because you don't have to sleep in front of the venue or come early. Though you don't have to come early, try to be there at least one hour prior to the concert because if you come too late, you may have to wait at the end of the queue. And don't worry, if you're there one hour before the concert starts, you won't get bored because they will show the artists' music videos to entertain you !



When you attend the concert, please listen carefully to the instructions. It is usually forbidden to record videos or take photos of the concert, and please don't try to do so ! My friend was taking photos of G-DRAGON's concert and one of the staff member drew her away to delete her memory card and she could not attend the concert anymore ("fortunately", it was like 10 minutes before the end). And I've seen a lot of people who were drawn away during the concert, so I didn't dare recording anything !

What you can do is bringing your camera because they don't check your bag, and then use it if you see A LOT of people taking photos and that the staff doesn't do anything. This usually happens on the last day.

Before getting a ticket, you may wonder which ticket is better between the standing one and the sitting one, and which date is the best to attend the concert.

Starting with the ticket type, I usually like the standing one more than the sitting one. Why ? Because you are closer to the stage, and in South Korea, you can see everything from any spot in the standing area. The artists interact more with the people in this area (INFINITE gave gifts, and GD went to the standing area to get closer to his fans). What is more you can dance haha. The con is that Korean fans are crazy and may push you, I remember from last year, I almost fell down because it was a small venue. And you may get tired, and maybe sweat (eww), but there's usually air conditionner. So, I recommend you not to go there if you hate being close to people or if you easily get tired because the concerts usually last three hours, and you know you have to stand up for the whole concert. And if you're not tall, you should wear high heels because almost all the girls wear high heels for the concert so you cannot see anything.

The pros of having a sitting ticket is that you won't get tired during the concert. You can also have a great view of the whole stage, though you will not see the artist's perfection (lol) very well ! You usually have to watch the screens (thanks god they are there). But it's not as bad as you may think. Actually, my friend even likes the sitting seats more than the standing ones. And sometimes the stage is made for you to see well (I almost didn't watch the screens for INFINITE's concert). So you can still enjoy the concert !

And I attended the two dates of INFINITE's One Great Step concert, so which one was the best ? I can actually not tell because they were slighty different. Maybe the first one was better, it actually depends on the fans' reactions. But on the final date, there is usually a "slogan event". The fanbases would provide you a little slogan with instructions. For INFINITE's concert, we had to say "사랑해" when the last song starts. And for G-DRAGON, we had to sing BIGBANG's "Heaven" when they bring the cake.
So, if you have to go to only one date, try to go to the last one because more things may happen, like the cake, fans gifts, slogan events, sometimes it lasts a bit longer. But I cannot say that the final date is better than the first one, it all depends on the fans and the artist. Each concert is unique :)



I am sorry for this very long post, I kinda talk a lot when it comes to Korean concerts haha. I hope this post will help you and that you won't have troubles going to kpop concerts ! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me :)

Now, you can enjoy my fancam of G-DRAGON's new song "삐딱하게" (CROOKED) that will be released in two days ! Thanks for reading !









85 comments:

  1. J'aime beaucoup les photos du co cert de GD *-* L'article est complet, c'est un article de race.

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  2. Mes bébéééééééés <3 (j'ai faillis mourir à cause de la vidéo de namu sur insta, dongwoo est trop chou !!)
    Les photos du concert de jiyong sont jolies !!

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  3. hey! it seemed a lot of fun^^ i will attend my first ever concert in Korea next week, but i was wondering about how they check the tickets. will they ask you to show the id card? because apparently i made a mistake by entering my gmarket ID as my receiver name, so the ajussi that delivered it had to check my address and my phone number because it was not the same as my id card.. will it be ok ?>< thank you!

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    1. No, they don't check the ID card don't worry. They would have checked it if you chose to pick up the tickets at the venue instead of having them delivered to your place. So don't worry ^^

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  4. Hi!

    You mentioned that you bought tickets from a reseller, how did you contact the reseller?

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    1. Hello ! I bought from a French organism "Capcorée". And I also bought tickets from fans on Twitter (you should check out on Twitter on the official sale, there are usually a lot of people who buy more tickets than they want to) !

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    2. Anonymous12/17/2014

      Hi
      Great information! You said to check on Twitter on the official sale. What did you mean by that? Does Caporee have an official Twitter?

      Thanks for all of your help.

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    3. Hello! This is Capcorée Faceboook page : https://www.facebook.com/capcoree?fref=ts, they don't buy for people who don't travel with them anymore, but if they buy more tickets they will say it on their FB page and you can contact them to buy from them (the thing is they will usually say this like one week before the concert..). And otherwise, you can always check on twitter, for example when I wanted to buy a ticket for Infinite One Great Shot, i just typed "InfiniteOGS" on twitter and found many people reselling their tickets cause they usually buy a lot just in case their friends don't get one. You should also follow the fanbases cause when people want to sell their tickets they will ask the admin to RT them!

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  5. Hi i would like to know if you are a foreign fan or not. :)

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  6. Hi,just want to check with you,how to recognise the Booth for collection of tickets purchased from interpark,is it the happy box booth also? Thx in advance

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  7. thanks for the in-depth post! I'm going to Korea at the end of this year and hoping to attend either K.will's or IU's concerts (:

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  8. Hi! So can an international fan but tickets in Gmarket even if I am not in Korea? How do you pay for the tickets? I want to watch a concert when I go to Seoul on May :)

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    1. Hello ! If you're buying a ticket through Gmarket I doubt you can pay without a Korean bank account :( Even though I live in South Korea, I don't have a Korean bank account, so I had to ask my friend to help me... You should ask a friend in South Korea if you have !

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  9. Anonymous4/08/2014

    Hi! Can I still buy tickets even if I am not in Korea? How will I pay for the tickets? I wanna watch a concert when I go there :(

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  10. Amanda4/13/2014

    Hi! I was wondering if you're going to go for EXO's 1st concert in May?

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    1. Hello ! Wow I didn't know they were having a concert.. Well, I don't think I'm going cause I'm kinda short on money and EXO's fans can't behave well, it's really hell to attend their concerts :(

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    2. Anonymous4/16/2014

      Hi! Lol. I am planning to watch the EXO concert although I don't know if I will be able to buy tickets and also I am thinking if I should buy the standing or the seating.

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  11. Anonymous4/14/2014

    THank you for this! this was really helpful. ;; <3 I've been researching tons of stuff about kpop concerts in Seoul..esp. HOW TO GET A TICKET...i also asked a few people here and there. :((
    I've been so frustrated the past few days since, i dont know how to get a ticket for exo's solo concert.
    i tried asking people who can buy me one but yeah.. none. <3

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    1. I'm glad it helps ^^ What I can suggest you is to look for personal shoppers online, they can help you to buy it and you have to pay them like 5% of the ticket price for the service.. Unfortunately I forgot the links :(
      Otherwise, you can still go to the concert venue (I guess it's at Olympic park?), there are ALWAYS people selling the tickets, but I don't know how much they are and if all of them are legit, but I guess there must be legit tickets since many seats are empty during the concert !

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  12. Danielle :)4/16/2014

    Hi!! If I would buy a standing ticket do I need to fall in line early just so I could be in front? What would you advise to me to buy-standing or seating? I am torn. I want the standing because I want to see them up-close but I am not that tall and South Koreans are like super tall. LOL. But with the seating at least I get to see the whole stage. Heeeelp :(

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    1. Hello ! If you buy a standing ticket you will have to go there like 2 hours before the concert starts because you will have to wait in line according to your ticket number. So, it's useless to go there in the morning (except if you want to buy official goods). And even if your ticket is really far in the line you can still be close to the stage (for INFINITE's concert, mine was something like 600th and I could get closer to the stage).
      And Korean people are not that tall, I'm short too lol, but they are usually high school students so they're not that tall. But if you're that scared, I suggest you to buy a seating ticket. There are usually two floors, you should get a ticket for the 1st floor (the most expensive) and you WILL be able to see them closer :) (actually it depends on the venue, I got that ticket for INFINITE's encore concert at olympic gymnasium and I saw all of them even closer than when I was the standing area lol, and it's less tiring). And the advantage is that it's easier to get a seating ticket than a standing one. I got mine for INFINITE within 5 mins, I'm not kidding haha. Hope it helps :)

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    2. Danielle :)4/16/2014

      Thanks so much! I want to watch EXO's concert in May and it is also in the olympic gymnasium. Hopefully I would be able to buy tickets and I think I'd buy the seating. Thank you so much for your help!! :)

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  13. Hi!! I am going to join Exo concert next week too.
    But I cannot fine ticket from G marget so I plan to buy them at concert or happybox.
    However I don't have this experience, I usually buy on internet.
    when should I go to buy them? When does the happybox open?
    Please give me advice.>< Thank so much^^

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    1. Hello! Well, I have never bought from happybox, so I don't know when they open the ticket box, I think you should go early, at least 3 hours before the concert... and also check out for people selling out the tickets? i am not sure they are legit though so you should look on internet what a Gmarket concert ticket look like, just in case ! Hope it helps! Good luck!

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    2. OK I am going to buy them early as your advice.
      I am afraid of fake ticket too. If I am lucky enough to join this exo concert, I will tell you later.
      Thank so much^^

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  14. Hello ! Thank you so much for you article. I'm stressed out because I don't want to miss SMTOWN this summer uhu. SM said that tickets will be sold on Gmarket, are you sure that a few tickets will be sold on interpark ? ;; I hope to get a ticket... Anyway thank you so much for this article !

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    1. Hello :) Well, SMTOWN usually sell their tickets through GMARKET, and I have to update my post, cause I found out that foreigners cannot buy tickets on Gmarket :( You have to find a friend with a Korean bank account. I'm actually not sure about how you can buy them >-<

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  15. Anonymous6/30/2014

    Hihi!! Just wondering, is every concert ticketing will go through interpark and gmarket?
    I am living in Singapore, am I allow to buy concert tickets in Korea?

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    1. Hello ! Yeah for the biggest kpop concerts, they usually sell them through Interpark or Gmarket. If you buy through Interpark, you can easily buy them from anywhere ^^ It's more difficult for Gmarket cause you will need a Korean bank account :(

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  16. Hi, I'm planning to watch infinite's concert this august with my sister. I'm an official member and my sister isn't and each member can only buy one ticket. There will be a priority selling for official members. Would you know of it's possible to "borrow" someone else's membership just to buy the tickets? Thanks! :)

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    1. Hello! Hmm I think that to get the tickets from the pre-sale you only have to put your membership number, and maybe a password (I'm not sure how it works), so if an official member allows you to use her membership number, it should be okay I guess! I'm not sure they will check your member card though... if they deliver it at your place i think they wont, but if you getting them at the venue, maybe they will :(

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  17. Anonymous7/04/2014

    I've heard about Korean fans not really liking intl fans going for the concerts. Is that true? And how are they normally during the concerts?

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    1. I don't know if they like it or not, cause when the concert starts they don't care about other people and they act like wild animals lol. Very crazy.

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  18. Im planning to go to Infinites That Summer Concert 2. Presale was today and I didnt even get one :(( its probably going to be worse for general song. Are there usually tickets available at the ticket booth? Which site did you use to buy your OGS tickets?

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    1. I actually never bought tickets from the ticket booth but you can try on the day of the concert if you failed. And I bought mine from Interpark. I went to the OGS Returns, and I bought a seating ticket and I got one in the 3rd or 2nd row within 5 mins, it wasn't difficult. I suggest you to buy only one ticket cause it's easier to get one!!

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  19. Anonymous7/08/2014

    I'm so glad I found your post! This is great information! Based on your responses above it sounds a personal shopper would be the best route for me. Were you ever able to find links..?

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    1. I finally found the personal shopper I was once willing to ask for help lol. It was Reina from http://www.koreanshoppingservice.com/ and I heard she was good dealing with the concert tickets!

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    2. Anonymous8/13/2014

      Just wanted to follow up and say: THANK YOU! Working with Reina was great.

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    3. I'm glad I could help ^^

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  20. On the personal shopper site do you know if I just pay a deposit of $5 or do I have to pay $35 since I want to go to 7 concerts?

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    1. Yes I think you have pay $35 for the deposit if you only want one ticket per concert.

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  21. How did you find the person that was selling the OGS tickets for original price? Sorry for all of the questions :((

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    1. I found her on twitter cause at the moment i was following people who know inspirits. You should follow korean fanbases and ask them to retweet you cause you want a ticket and sometimes they retweet people who sell their tickets!!

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  22. Anonymous7/24/2014

    hey um. do u know any upcoming concerts or fan event during aug 17 to aug 25?
    can u please tell?
    Thnk u ^_^

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    1. I don't know which kpop groups you are interested in, so you can check Interpark (http://ticket.interpark.com/Global/Index.asp?Kind=01003) or Gmarket (http://category.gmarket.co.kr/listview/LTicket.asp) webpages ^^ Also keep checking soompi homepage!

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  23. Anonymous9/15/2014

    I'm planning to watch a concert in october. The tickets are sold out for all dates and they used yes24 to sell the tickets. I tried to twitter but it looks like everyone wants to keep their ticket. :c Have you tried buying from scalpers around the concert venue? That might be my only way... Unless you know an alternative?

    Btw, your blog post is really helpful! ^^ Keep it up~

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    1. Hello! I have actually never tried buying from people around the venue, but I know there are some people, I can't assure you the tickets are legit, so you'd better check out how the real tickets are before buying from them ! Good luck :)

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  24. Anonymous9/17/2014

    Hey! Read your post and found lots of information. But I am new to attending concerts though I have been a fan for about 6 years.

    I want to ask, are you allowed to choose the seating row when purchasing tickets online?
    If not, if I decide to buy a CAT 1 ticket (seating ticket closest to stage), does it guarantee that I will have a front seat ticket? How does the ticketing system go about?

    Thank you! :)

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  25. Anonymous9/17/2014

    sorry! and also does the VIP ticket necessarily means the best spot in the house? bcuz i saw some seating plans where the vip seats are quite a distance away from the stage and further back then some categories seats

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    1. Hello ! Yes, if you buy tickets online you will have to choose your seat :) Maybe you should ask a friend to help you getting the ticket cause i guess many people are willing to buy a seat in the first row, so it may be difficult to get one!
      And for the VIP ticket, it all depends on what you like. I guess you have a great view from the overall stage, but they are usually not that close to the stage i think. Actually, I only know the VIP spot from 2NE1's concert (it was the handball gymnasium i think?) and the spot looked pretty good :)

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  26. Hello. I hope i wil.attend taeyang next concert in seoul... i will buy my tickets from a girl frm japan, i hope they are not.fake.. i will trust in the vips.. my question is this... do i need to show my id at the moment i show my ticket concert? Because i didn t buy the ticket personally so it s not on my name..

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    1. If she gives you the ticket before the concert begins you don't need to show the id! They only ask the id when you buy and you chose to get the ticket at the venue instead of having them sent by post!

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  27. Hello I am planning to visit korea in April and was hoping to attend a couple of concerts but it looks like a lot of headache :/
    Btw your post is very helpful and the pics are amazing especially GD's
    Thanks

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    1. Hello ! Yes it may sound difficult, I hope you can buy the tickets through Interpark, because it is a bit tricky through Gmarket :( Good luck!!

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  28. Anonymous1/07/2015

    Hi. I'm an expat living in Korea and I have found Interpark to be a pain. I actually have a Korean bank account and address. But often times, most expats have this problem with buying things online with their Korean cards. I was wondering, when you use interpark: Do you only use the Global site? [Which has limited options--aka no JYJ or TVXQ, Park Hyo Shin, etc]. Or do you go to the Korean site? In either one, you are using a non-Korean card right?

    I've had no luck trying to purchase from Interpark on my own with a Korean card. I'm thinking next to a personal shopper, maybe I should try my card from home.

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    1. Hello! When paying with a non Korean card I used the Global website, which normally accepts all the cards! But for the Korean version (which has more concerts than the global one, but usually the famous kpop concerts tickets are also sold on the global website), I think they do not accept the foreign cards because I had to ask my Korean friend to pay for me...
      Since I did not have a Korean bank account, I cannot tell you whether you can use your Korean card or not, sorry :( If you have Korean friends, you might ask them to pay for you if you are using the Korean version of the website!

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  29. Hi I'm going to Korea in May and I wanted to go to the Shinee concert. The facebook page says that tickets start selling on April 2nd and the have a link to a site called YES24, Do you know if they are reliable? Also does Interpark wait until the sell date to post the info and etc. for the concerts? I was also wondering how reliable Reina's shopping service. Have you or somebody you know used it before? Sorry for asking so many questions. (Also sorry if I'm re-posting this, I wasn't sure if it was going through or not)

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    1. Hello! Sorry for the late reply, I was a bit busy :( I hope it's not too late.... I don't know about YES24 at all, I thought SM was selling tickets through Gmarket? That's weird, maybe they changed it... but the page seems reliable! And usually, if one website is already selling the tickets, another one wouldn't, so I doubt Interpark will sell the tickets for SHINee's concert! And they usually have a link like few days before the sale! And I haven't personaly tried Reina's services, but she's been running her business for a while, so I think it's reliable, and I read good reviews about her :) And I think one of my readers tried her services as well!! If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask her, she has a twitter account as well :) https://twitter.com/koreanshopping

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  30. Anonymous5/16/2015

    Oh my your post has helped me soo much!!! But i'm having a hard time getting tickets for an EXO concert :( I was wondering if you could help me a bit more? If possible could you email me?
    My email is Jessicka_marie@yahoo.com

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  31. Anonymous8/22/2015

    Hello! Your blog is amazing and very helpful ^^ im a foreigner kpop fan and im planning in near future to visit Korea, and i would like fo ask you some questions please ! I have tried to search around for a long time but i didnt have replies :3 Please of you have time help me :)
    My questions : If you sm doesnt wamt to buy tickets through the internet he will be able to buy it through "Happy box" ? I mean you said i think that he will find available tickets through the "Happy box" but this depends on who popular the group is ? For example tickets for B1A4 or for Nell would be available ?

    How can i be informed for events or concerts of the idols which dont have a huge fanclub ?

    And one last, have you ever been to a fanmeeting or a fansign event ? Is it possible to enter ? And maybe do you know about fanmeetings after Inkigayo?

    Sorry for all these questions but i dont know who else can i ask ^^ Im also sorry for my broken english
    I hope you have time and answer me evem tho you dont know :)

    Have a nice day :)

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    1. Hello :)
      I'm glad my blog could help you! I will try to answer your questions!

      1. I haven't bought any tickets from the Happy Box, but I heard you could buy them over there SOMETIMES. But I still suggest you to try to buy them online!! But if you couldn't, you can go to the Happy Box, or sometimes, people sell them in front of the concert venue (you should be careful they're real tickets!), but some of my friends bought their tickets from reseller at the concert!! I suggest you to go there early :)

      2. For new idol groups, I suggest you to check their twitter/facebook account, they usually notify you about all the events since they want to promote their group. But i think every idol groups has a fancafe, even not popular one, I know they even create pages before they debut, so you might find something :) (but i'm not familiar with fancafe unfortunately, i can't help you that much :( )

      I have never been to a fanmeeting or a fansign event. For fansign event you usually have to buy a CD and then it will be a lucky draw. Fans usually buy at least 10 CD's to get more chances... Maybe you can ask your friends in your country if they want some CDs and you buy them for them ^^
      And for other fanmeetings, I have no idea how it works, I think it's always a lucky draw! (except for open fan events??)
      And I don't know much about Inkigayo either, I'm sorry I'm really ignorant because I've never attended these fan events since it's a bit difficult to enter them :/

      I recommend you to ask your questions directly to international fanbases on Twitter, they know more than me ^^

      Good luck!!

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  32. Hello!! So I was planning to buy iKON's debut concert tickets for their show in Seoul through Interpark Global However, in each of their events, they require a Korean phone number or Korean cell number. Is there any way I can do in order to not worry about it and enjoy the concert on the day?

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    1. Hello! I didn't know Interpark required you to have a Korean phone number since I had the confirmation by email :/ Have you tried typing your personal phone number? Or typing a random number like 010-0000-0000?? I'm sorry I cannot help you that much on this issue since it has never happened to me :/ Do they really require the phone number?

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    2. Hi, is the iKON debut concert being sold through Interpark Global? I checked their oage and it wasn't listed there :( I hope I can have the link too. Thank you!

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    3. Hello! Well, I'm not sure, I don't follow this group.. YG usually sell their concert tickets on Gmarket, but I don't know if they still do :( You should ask them on their Facebook page!

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  33. Good day, just found your blog and it is so informative as foreigner trying to go to the concert in Seoul. I also have difficulties to purchase the IKON ticket since yesterday just like others huhuhu. Do you know any YGstan or IKONstan from korea can help me buy the tics?

    Thank you.. :)

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    1. Hello! Unfortunately, I don't know much about IKON, so I don't know anyone in Korea who likes them. I found these twitter accounts : https://twitter.com/JUST_HANBIN ; https://twitter.com/iKON_Global ; https://twitter.com/19951221_com. Maybe you can directly ask them??
      And you can also try Reina's service, the link is on my post! Good luck!

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  34. Hi May! Have you ever been to any EXO's concert before in Seoul? Do you know how much is the ticket range for EXO's concert? I'm planning to go to Seoul in early 2016 to watch their Luxion's encore.....thus I need to save up more for 2 days concert TT any idea? Anyway thank you for writing this post, now I know how concert goes in Korea~!

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    1. Hello Ardhya! Unfortunately I have never been to any of their solo concerts, but I have been to SMTOWN's, and usually the ticket price range goes from 66,000 won to 99,000 won I think! 99,000 won is for the standing seats + the closest sitting seats. I hope it helps :)

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  36. Hello! I really really really want to go to BigBang concert un Seoul, and thank god i will be there for the dates. In this article you mentioned that there are people/services that buys the ticket for you, but personally i live in latin america and we don´t have that here, so i was wondering if even from here i could get that service? Is it safe? And if not then what would you recommend me to get the tickets?

    P.S. I loved your article, thanks for taking the time.

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    1. Hello! I just checked Reina's page (http://danceinkorea.com/shop/) and she says she can send the tickets to your country or in Korea if you're there :) The other ways to get a ticket is to try to get it yourself but sometimes they require you to have an alien card or a Korean credit card, so it can be tricky :/
      The other way is to buy from resellers, I suggest you to follow Korean fanbases on Twitter, they usually RT if someone is selling a ticket!! Good luck, I hope you can get the tickets!

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  37. Hi I just happened to see your post.I will go to the concert this week, your article is great and helpful.You mentioned that it's not allowed to take photos during the concert.If you don't mind, I want to know will the staffs check whether you bring the cameras or not before enter the arena? how do you take the fancam and pics?
    thank you in advance

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    1. Hello ! As I remember, the staff usually doesn't check the bags. But if they see you taking photos they might tell you to stop and kick you out (it happened to my friend for GD's concert on the 1st day) so be careful. But sometimes they allow it, because I took the fancams during GD's concert but on the last day. I guess they are more flexible on the last day (I did it as well for 2NE1's concert) and it also depends on the groups.
      So I recommend you to check if people are taking photos and if the staff is allowing them you can do so!! Remember to be careful, it'd be sad if you couldn't enjoy the concert only because of some photos :(

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  38. Anonymous3/07/2016

    Hi,I just happened to see your article,it's great and helpful. I am going to Korea to see a concert this week.you mentioned that it's not allowed to take pics during the concert, will the staffs check whether you bring the cameras before enter the arena?if you don't mind can you plz tell me how do you take the fancam? thank you in advance.

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  39. Hi, Thank you for the article! it is very helpful for me!!
    I wanted to ask, did you insert your own address when buying the tickets?
    I want to buy ticket to EXO concert but as I don't live in Korea I'm afraid it will take too long for the ticket to arrive. Is there a way to get the ticket anywhere in Korea when I'll get there? The tickets are being sold in yes24.
    Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Hello! Unfortunately I've never ordered from yes24 so I don't know how it works. But when I ordered from Gmarket, I could pick up my ticket at the ticket booth on the concert day! I guess there's also a similar option from yes24! Good luck!

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  40. Hello, thank you so much for the post! It's so useful! :)
    I wanna ask how do standing tickets work? I know there's a number for the ticket so do people follow that number to line up or do the early people just line up first? Also, are tickets sold on twitter very expensive? Thanks in advance!!! <3

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    1. Hello! People line up according to the ticket number, so there's no need to go there early in the morning, people usually go there like 3 hours before the concert starts. And tickets on twitter can be very expensive, I don't know if there is a Korean law saying that you can't sell a ticket for a higher price (since it happened) but you can always find someone who's selling at the same price :) I recommend you to buy from foreigners since the transaction will be easier and they will sell them for a reasonable price :)

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  41. Anonymous11/16/2016

    Hi! I am not from the Philippines and I am planning to watch Coldplay's concert in Korea on Apr 15, 2017. Is it possible for me to buy the ticket via Interpark? If yes, how will I get hold of the tickets?

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    1. Hello! I don't know where they will sell the tickets for Coldplay's concert, but if it's on Interpark you shall be able to buy them! They will either send them to your place (in Korea) or choose to pick them up at the concert venue I think!

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  42. Hi May! I just came across your blog and it's been off great help! I've been trying to get tickets for the bangtan concert, and it's been an absolute nightmare. Regardless I found someone whose selling the ticket online for a higher price, however is there anyway to confirm whether that interpark ticket is real or not? Also doesn't bighit require to see your ids with the tickets or something? How do I buy it off someone else? Sorry for bombarding you with questions, thanks!

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    1. Hello Sarah! Sorry for the late reply... well I don't know if there is a way to see if the ticket is real or not, besides checking what the ticket looks like on internet?
      And they won't check your ID at the venue, they only check ids when you withdraw your ticket at the booth ^^
      And when I bought from someone else, i either transfered money to their bank account or met them in person! Be careful! I hope you will get your ticket!

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