1:55 pm - 12/11/2012

Someone who actually speaks English reviews B1A4 concert + stupidly adorable fancafe posts

B1A4 Brings Drama and Goes Drag in Sold-Out Show

B1A4 is barely two years old in idol years, but the boys took to the stage like seasoned pros at their first-ever exclusive concert in Seoul. 
The idol group performed for a lively packed house on the first day of its two-day BABA B1A4 concert series, held at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium in Seoul’s Olympic Park, on December 8.


B1A4 wasted no time, kicking off the show with high energy performances of Beautiful Target, Bling Girl and new track In the Air to ear-deafening screams. 
The boys kept the momentum going with Chu Chu Chu, Because of You and If before slowing it down with a series of smooth songs, including comeback single Try to Walk, I Only Learned Bad Things and This Time is Over. 
If live performances of their hit songs as well as tracks from latest album In the Wind were expected, the boys also had a few surprises up their sleeves for the fans. 

From the members’ spurts of aegyo and adorable acting in a special music drama, prepared especially for the concert, to the boys’ drag cover, wigs and all, of Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Genie, the B1A4 members were all about showing fans different sides to themselves . 
The music drama, in particular, served to weave the members’ solo stages, which highlighted the boys’ individual talents, into one cohesive ‘show within a show.’ 

San Deul kicked off the set with an energetic cover of Panic’s Left Handed before CNU slipped into a velvet blazer and stole the spotlight with a sexy rendition of Wheesung’s With Me.
Baro performed his self-composed and self-penned song Just the Two of Us before CNU rejoined the rapper onstage for a special performance of unreleased hip hop track On Fire.


Gong Chan then followed with a dancing-in-the-rain inspired performance of unreleased track I Want to Sing With You before leader Jin Young drove the ladies wild with solo track Be My Girl from the group’s new album. 
The SNSD cover was the fulfillment of a promise the B1A4 members previously made to fans to either dress in drag or to sing and dance with water pouring down on them. 
Although nuna fans may have preferred the latter, the crowd of what seemed to be mostly middle to high school fans squealed at the B1A4 members’ every hair flip and leg lift. [OP: actually, the middle-school girls really wanted Sandeul to get drenched in water, too. After 'Genie' they were all chanting "Water, water, water!"]
The fan service didn’t end there, however, as one lucky fan from the audience was called up on stage to be showered with gifts from the boys, from flowers and a teddy bear to a serenade.

While the concert was a memorable show for the fans in attendance, the boys said it was a moment that they too would never forget. 
After another high energy set that included performances of hit Baby Goodnight and O.K., it was time for the members’ closing remarks. 
B1A4’s youngest member Gong Chan said, “I have a pretty good memory. I’m going to remember everyone who came.” 
The members couldn’t hold back their tears as they said a few final words to the fans. 


“I’m happy because I was able to realize my dream,” said CNU, while leader Jin Young said between tears, “It feels like a dream.” 
In light of the group’s achievements, the B1A4 members remained humble, and if the concert is any indication, we don’t think the boys will be waking up from this dream any time soon. 

Post-concert fancafe posts
121210 - jinyoung’s cafe message: “after the dream-like first concert… finished”

Hello our BANA~
It’s B1A4’s leader, Jinyoung.
After finishing B1A4’s first concert, which felt like a dream, all of our members slept well and had good dreams after a long time, and now we came to the practice room. As our fans know, it was one of our team’s dreams, that we had since our trainee days, to do a solo concert with our fans. That’s why we were excited while practicing for the concert, but worried whether or not we would do well.
What stories should we tell during our first concert?…
How will we converse with our fans through music?…
The decision we made after much thought was to express our stories with music.
Although there were a few fictionized parts since we needed to flow the music with the story, we tried out a drama to show our different and varied sides…
How was it? ^^
Honestly, it’s true that we were burdened because we were chased by time since we needed to promote ‘Tried to Walk’ while preparing for our concert.

However, now thinking about it… today

There weren’t any accidents with our fans’ safety and since our fans say it was a good performance, we made our own grade that the first concert was another turning point to B1A4 where we learned and felt a lot of things.

Our BANA, who always tell us that we’re the best, even if we’re a really lacking B1A4

and always give us support and love from wherever…

I think we will be able to recharge with the shouts and love that our BANA gave us during those two days, 

and promote well for the remainder of 2012.

Since B1A4 will always continue to improve and grow in the future,

please support us by our side like you have been doing.

Do you know how sorry I am for only being able to say ‘thank you’?~ㅎㅎ

I love you. BANA ♥

P.S: Our members, who should have probably gotten annoyed because they were tired from practicing till late at night, but took care and monitored each other instead…

I felt it once more. That our members are definitely the best! 

I’m really happy that there’s another good memory that we can share between us.

And I’m so happy that I have you guys. ㅋㅋ

121210 - sandeul’s cafe message: “re: after the dream-like first concert… finished”

That’s right… Hyung !! Our dream-like first concert has finished…!! ㅠㅠ

We were able to live with the touched feelings received during those two days ㅎㅎ

I like it so much !! Hyung likes it too, right?? ㅎㅎ

So ~ hyung !! Let’s do better ~ and ~!!

continue ~ to do concerts, right?? ㅎㅎ

I want to do an encore concert in Seoul … ㅎㅎ

Anyways !! You were busy writing songs and taking care of us during the day and night, right?? ㅎㅎ

I’ll reduce your troubles ㅎㅎ

(I’m going to write songs!!)

So… Uhm… I’ll do better… ㅋㅋㅋ☞☜ …

Hyung !! Let’s hwaiting ㅎㅎ

For a more~ shining B1A4 ~!! Let’s Fly B1A4~!! Yoohoo~!! ㅎㅎ

121210 - cnu’s cafe message: “re: after the dream-like first concert… finished”

That’s right, you went through a lot too Jinyoung-ah.

Let’s see each other in the next room in a bit ㅋ

I lo.. lo..



You worked hard.

121210 - baro’s cafe message: “re: after the dream-like first concert… finished”
Hyung, you worked hard!!

Stop working on songs and come to the next room, so we can eat chicken!

Bulgogi… Sorry…

 121210 - cnu’s cafe message: “it’s been awhile~!ㅎ”

Hello~ This is CNU. B1A4’s first solo concert has finally ended. I would like to thank everyone who gave up their important time despite the cold weather. I’m worried about whether or not you all went home safely after the concert or if you slipped on ice or not. Ever since I wanted to be a singer when I was younger, I always wanted to hold a concert and since this is the first solo concert we’re holding under B1A4’s name, I feel relieved yet sad that it’s over. While preparing for our concert, we thought a lot about how we could give happiness to the fans who come to see us and what we should do to repay everyone with good stages and music. And we wanted to let you all listen to our stories. The reason why I did Wheesung senior’s ‘With Me’ as my solo stage is because I won a singing festival when I was younger with this song, and it’s also the song that holds my memories of being a trainee. I think there are probably people who were a bit shocked after watching the stage, but you’ll understand, right? It was a concert that I really wanted to do, and thinking about everyone being happy while watching our concert, it was really fun even while practicing through busy schedules into the late night. 

I think our first concert was able to shine more because many people came, supported us, and gave us strength. And through this concert, I was able to definitely realize that so many people are being strong for us and supporting B1A4. Thank you so much. Although the touched feelings from our first concert haven’t disappeared yet, we will work harder and prepare more to become a better B1A4. I would really like to sincerely thank you.

121210 - gongchan’s cafe message: “it’s been awhile, this is gongchan~”
Hello. BANAs~! This is B1A4’s youngest, Gongchan.
It seems like I’m writing a post on the cafe in a really long time.
Have you been doing well?
The weather is really cold lately, did you catch a cold?
You guys are eating each and every meal, right? Are you sick or hurt anywhere?
There are always many things I’m curious about with BANAs and also that many things I’m thankful for.
And thanks to you guys, we were able to finish our first concert well and
we made memories that I think I will never be able to forget, so I want to say I’m really, really thankful.
I was really, really happy thanks to BANAs who were together with us
even though the weather was cold enough to freeze, and came and waited to see us.
Because there were many performances we showed for the first time and it was our first concert,
I was really nervous and tense, but I think I was able to cheerfully enjoy it on stage without being nervous thanks to everyone’s cheering
I feel like everyone’s shouts are still ringing in my ears and I won’t be able to forget all your passionate sides.
I will work hard in order to repay you with better sides to myself for the love you all gave me that allowed me to spend a heart-exploding time
If there weren’t BANAs, we probably wouldn’t be here either
BANA, who always become our strength
I love you ♥

 121210 - sandeul’s cafe message: “hello… shy shy…”
Everyone~ It’s Sandeulie~ Hehe…
I feel somewhat shy… Since it’s been awhile… Hehe…
I wanted to tell BANAs that I was so thankful but…
There were many places I could’ve said it including the concert but…
It seems like I’m bad at expressing things… ㅠㅠ
I thought about it all night yesterday too ㅠㅠ
It was probably cold yesterday and the day before… Did they catch colds…
We even shot water guns yesterday too… Did they catch colds…
We performed till late at night… Did they catch colds…
It’s winter… It snowed too… Did they catch colds…
Their legs probably hurt from standing for 3 hours… Did they catch colds…
Although they couldn’t come to the concert… BANAs who supported us from their homes… Did they catch colds… ㅋㅋㅋ
Do you know how much I worried?? ㅠㅠ
And do you know how sad I was
because there were so many things I wasn’t able to say at the concert?? ㅠㅠ
I’m the type that isn’t able to easily open up to people…
After becoming B1A4’s Sandeul and receiving interest from everyone
something became really awkward…
Ah… Like if I continue to act like this, everyone would turn their backs on me… And something like that would scare me…
I was like that but!!
Since our BANAs all only look at us and like us,
and only look at me !! ㅎㅎ After looking at BANAs who do that…
I naturally become really thankful !! And sometimes I don’t know what to do with your excessive love …
And sometimes you guys are really lovable and sometimes I want to see you !!
That’s why I’m really happy lately ㅎㅎ
Seems like we’ll always have to do a concert ㅎㅎ
That way, I’ll be able to say everything I want to to our BANAs ㅎㅎ
Thank you so much everyone !! and I’m able to do unimaginable things thanks to our BANAs
And I’m able to live with rea~lly happy energy ㅎㅎ
Take care of us in the future as well ~ BANA ~ !! I love you !! Yoohoo!! ♥

 121210 - cnu’s cafe message: “re: hello… shy shy…”
Sandeul-ah, you worked hard too.
To you as well
I lo…. lo….
Stop eating!!!

121210 - sandeul’s cafe message: “re: re: hello… shy shy…”
Hyung hyung… I’m sor… sor… sorry…
Hyung is writing replies while loosening his hair like this !! Hmph!! ㅎㅎ

121210 - cnu’s cafe message: “re: re: re: hello… shy shy…”
Just go check Twitter

121210 - baro’s cafe message: “re: re: hello… shy shy…”
CNU hyung~
Hyung really worked hard too ^^
Hyung, I also lo… lo..
Please move quicker!!

121210 - baro’s cafe message: “ah~ lee sandeul posted before me….”
Hello~~ This is Baro ^^
First off, I’d like to sincerely thank the people who came to our first solo concert.
It was probably really cold that day, so did everyone go back home safely?? I hope no one got hurt… ㅠㅠ
Although I feel somewhat relieved now that the concert is over, I feel quite sad maybe because it’s our first concert ^^
The images of us crying and laughing while enjoying our music with the people who came to our concert is still fresh in my mind.
I want to go back to that time…. However!! Since there are still many days to be together
I’ll practice hard while waiting for the next concert! ㅎㅎ
Ah!! Also, I realized and learned many things through this concert, but
something I definitely realized is that… our BANAs staminas are amazing…
How could you jump for a concert that’s over three hours without resting??
Jumping while waving your arms and screaming… Wow… Our BANAs are totally the best!!!
Next time, we’ll make you guys excited till you all faint from being tired ^^
Erm…. There are many things left that I want to say but
I’ll stop writing since you are all not sleeping and waiting for me to post~!
People who are going to school tomorrow, hurry and sleep~~~ Do you think this post will disappear just because you sleep? ㅎㅎ
Since my post is the last one, please hurry and sleep~
Finally, I sincerely thank everyone who came to our concert and everyone who supported us from far away~!!!!
Since we’ll show better sides to ourselves and more good performances, please anticipate it a lot and stay next to us till the end. We won’t disappoint ^^
P.S: Before you sleep, listen to Loptimist’s ‘Love Is Over’.
Sleep well~

Credits: concert review: ENews World
Cafe posts: originals from B1A4's fancafe, translations by hyelim at b1a4trans: via tumblr (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)

This post brought to you courtesy of CNU's post-cornrows hair, snarky refusals to say "I love you" and exquisitely witty rejoinders ("Just go check twitter")
in_noctem 11th-Dec-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Another concert post, thanks op! I'm most excited to see a fancam of In The Air.

Lmao I have had it with cnu and his 'I lo...lo...I like you.' nonsense.

ps: I wonder if their families attended the concert?
erisinia 12th-Dec-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
From what I heard, not only did their families attend, but their son from 'Hello Baby' was there too

I also heard Simon from Dalmation and Sungyeol from Infinite, but I may be getting my wires crossed about that.

They also got rice wreaths from several companies: SM sent one, and Cube...I didn't know other companies sent wreaths for concerts. o_0
in_noctem 12th-Dec-2012 01:53 am (UTC)
I saw the photo of gongchan and hyunwoo OMG it was the cutest

Ooh apparently Sungyeol came with their boss which is interesting. Simon threw me off though. And ikr! SM's wreath especially surprised me. Maybe this is also a form of publicity lol.
palebluedot09 12th-Dec-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
actually sm, jyp, cube, ts ent, happy face, and pledis all sent wreaths. and it was the first time i have heard of it too.
oliwon 11th-Dec-2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
enewsworld were at the concert, and they were updating us like " it's now Jinyoung's solo be my girl, well if you insist"
they were funny!!

And lol the cafe posts!
the photos cnu posted on twitter were also hilarious. it's like this is how cnu takes revenge XD

xkeirafanx 11th-Dec-2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
I wish Gongchan would stop giving me feelings. One day he'll kill me by simply existing.
hitsujiga 11th-Dec-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
jkdsdfjks sandeul ilu TT
tokadah 11th-Dec-2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
anyone seen Jinyoung's Be My girl performance? OMG HEART.A.TTACK.
illustratedd 12th-Dec-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
omg what i need a link asap! time to go hunt youtube.
tokadah 12th-Dec-2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
have you seen any fancams of it yet? I've seen one & one is enough for me! lol
illustratedd 13th-Dec-2012 01:07 am (UTC)
I haven't got the chance to yet :( link please? (゚うェ´゚)
illustratedd 13th-Dec-2012 11:30 am (UTC)
I...........I........thank you.

That was incredibly life-changing in the BEST WAY. Ohh my....just wow.
illustratedd 12th-Dec-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
lol these idiots. wish i could've gone :(
earthequality 12th-Dec-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
Yesss, thanks for this OP!
b1gay4 12th-Dec-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
falling_empress 15th-Dec-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
oh my god i need vids of this now. the CNU stages. you are trying to kill me aren't you O.O
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