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    Should crazy fans of Asian music be banned?

    The Aftermath of the Asia Song Festival
    "Forget collaboration. It was WAR."

    The 4th Asia Song Festival, held on the 22nd, is suffering from its serious aftermath. The objective of the event to collaborate Asia's culture through music is lost.

    The problem started with the ignorance toward international singers. For this concert, total of 13 artists from 9 different Asian countries came to Korea. Japan's Kuraki Mai, China's Zoe mi, Philippine’s Barbie Almalbis and Thailand's Golf & Mike are all extremely popular stars in their home country.

    In Korea, however, they had to be treated as nobody because majority of the teenagers that occupied most seats did not know who they were. They were girls who have come to cheer for artists like DBSK and FT Island.

    "It was so annoying to listen to the songs of singers that I didn’t know. But I waited patiently to see DBSK perform," "Do you think I'll cheer for singers that I've never heard of in my life for 4 hours? If it wasn't for DBSK, I'd never have gone to this boring event."...

    DBSK might be the reason to attend this event for 4 years in a row. It also was the reason for DBSK to perform last. During FT Island's performance, a portion of fans left the stadium.

    But we can't blame it all on the fans. The representatives that did not properly explain the meaning of the event is also at fault. It is necessary to think carefully about what teens demand of Korea's music market.

    Dispute among few fan clubs is further polluting the meaning of the event. DBSK fans are in rage claiming that FT Island fans have ripped apart their support banners. Due to this, there was a commotion at the event. DBSK fans are planning to carry out a lawsuit against FT Island fans if FT Island fans do not apologize.

    Asia Song Festival is a rare chance to directly listen to foreign music in Korea. There are many active supporters for this event.

    However, the concert that is populated with teenage fans is no different from music shows aired on television. If the foreign top stars continue to be mere ornaments, there is no future for Asian music exchange.

    There is a suggestion to limit the ticket sales to certain audience members for next year's 5th festival.

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    translation credits: 1takeKK @ loveft-i
    original language: Korean
    source: daum + Official F.T Island Fan Cafe (pictures)
    finder credits: diana @ TVfXQ Forever / diana© @ soompi
    In another article:

    Even Hyo Lee admitted defeat on stage, with a laugh: "There are many TVXQ fans here tonight, right?" To which the crowd screamed back to the top of their voices.

    Most of them are indeed diehard fans, and proud to show it by wearing their idol's official red colour and waving matching light sticks. Cheering in unison, they made up more than half of the crowd. Most amazingly, they even managed to pull off a green against red light formation that read "TVXQ FLY!"

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    Source: The Newpaper, Singapore
    Journalist: Chang May Choon
    Date of publication: 26th Sept 2007
    Typed by: deppstar@Soompi
    EDIT: translators have asked to not take this report anywhere without full credits. thank you.

    "However, the concert that is populated with teenage fans is no different from music shows aired on television. If the foreign top stars continue to be mere ornaments, there is no future for Asian music exchange.”

    Are these die-hard fans supporting their favorite artists or ruining them? Crazy fans are in no way limited to Korean entertainment (though it's my opinion that crazy Korean music fans are some of the worst...I mean who would give a singer a drink "gift" full of superglue out of spite, because she thinks he should die for "taking the attention away from HER favorite member of the band"?) .

    Those poor non-Korean artists…

    Joint concerts between countries are meant to unite, not aggravate. How do you think they should solve this problem in the future? I mean, imagine a concert where KAT-TUN (a boy band who arguably have the craziest fans in Japan) and DBSK or Super Junior (popular Korean boy bands…beware, their fans can kill) collide. They tried this year by making DBSK perform near the very end, but their impatient fans very rudely chanted the band’s name over and over while the MC’s were trying to introduce other country’s artists.

    I’ll give you my take on it first =). Although they are the most popular bands in the country, I’d ask the producers of joint concerts to please choose bands/singers who have more mature fans *coughEpikHighcough*. The problem with this is that it would be unfair to the clearly popular artists, and it wouldn’t be as easy to fill up seats. They did mention limiting tickets to certain audience members, but how long will it take to screen every audience member?

    I’m contradicting myself already, so I’ll let go and see what you think about this.
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    Re: Should crazy fans of Asian music be banned?

    Hate to disappoint you, but Korea is a communist country, and they do control what kind of media gets into the country. Probably the reason the people in the audience haven't heard of them is because the government didn't let their music into the country until the time of the concert.

    Also, I don't really see what the direction of this thread is. I'm just guessing here, you're just talking about the few fans who did nasty things to the non-koren artists be banned? Yeah, they should, they did break the law after all.

    Now, I've been to some crazy concerts in my time, and I've seen fans do some stupid things.

    When Green Day came to Halifax, someone on one of the higher up seats threw fire crackers into the mosh pit, Green Day stopped their set and Directed the Guards to the guy who did it.

    When I saw Our Lady Peace in Winnipeg, I saw a fan throw a drink in Raine Maida's face... Wait... he deserved it, all the guy asked for was an Autograph. Raine Maida's a prick.

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    Re: Should crazy fans of Asian music be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post
    Hate to disappoint you, but Korea is a communist country, and they do control what kind of media gets into the country. Probably the reason the people in the audience haven't heard of them is because the government didn't let their music into the country until the time of the concert.
    ^_^; There are two Koreas...

    North (the DPRK) is Communist. The South is very much Capitalist. While the entertainment industry is somewhat more regulated in S. Korea than in the United States (with a censor-happy film review board and a government supported idol-machine style music industry): the country isn't closed to outside influence. Recently, music acts from other Asian countries (especially Japan) enjoy huge cult followings. South Koreans are quite aware of what's going on in the rest of the world.

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    Re: Should crazy fans of Asian music be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post
    Hate to disappoint you, but Korea is a communist country, and they do control what kind of media gets into the country. Probably the reason the people in the audience haven't heard of them is because the government didn't let their music into the country until the time of the concert.
    Yeah, I'm sorry I wasn't direct (thought I didn't need to mention it), but I'm talking about South Korea; whose music artists are also famous in Japan and the rest of Asia (BoA, Younha, THSK) and have travelled to the US on plenty of occasions for concerts, and where five of my friends are currently studing abroad. It's definately not closed-off.

    And my direction is how would they go about making the Asia Song Festival more successful in uniting countries through their music artists. First, how do they solve the problem of anti-fans and people who disrespect music other than their own contries?
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    Re: Should crazy fans of Asian music be banned?

    Dang Aceman, are you telling me you really didn't know there are 2 Koreas?


    And about the festival. The attendants KNEW who was going to perform there right? I mean the lineup was known wasn't it?

    If it was, all who complains about HAVING to see other artists deserves a kick to the teeth. When you go to a big festival you are bound to find that you don't like some of the artists. Solution: Don't go to that performance.

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    Re: Should crazy fans of Asian music be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hassun View Post
    Dang Aceman, are you telling me you really didn't know there are 2 Koreas?
    No, I knew, just made a mistake is all.

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