Upon arriving to Olympic Park (we got mixed up and first go off Line 2 at the Sports Complex Station) which is located in Jamsil (remember Lotteworld?) we started our walk into the park. However, there was problem--we didn't see a stadium! So we asked a fellow nearby on a scooter if he knew where the stadium was. He told us to wait a moment in Korean (cham-see-mahn-yo) and got his English speaking friend (there was a group of them on scooters) to help us. She told us they were heading to the concert too and that it was just on the other side of the park. We thanked them for their help but 30 seconds later...
...we hear them pull up beside us, and ask if we wanted a ride to the stadium! Devante and I looked at each other, nodded and hopped onto the back of their scooters for a free ride (through the park I might add)! Check it out:
Too bad our ride through the park was cut short due to this guy--the ajashi security guard (on a bicycle I might add)! He stopped us from cutting through the park and made us ride on a secondary route inside--the sidewalk!
We thought the concert was sold out, but since it was the second night of the concert which was on a Sunday, there were surprisingly still many seats available. We got to Olympic Park at 8pm and didn't enter the stadium until 8:05pm...the concert still had not started! Here's a picture of the stage before the concert started:
Around 8:15pm, Christina made her debut on stage and every went nuts. Check it out for yourself:
Here's my best video of the night, Christina's single from Back to Basics, "Ain't No Other Man" (yes, I know...no cameras allowed. There was a anti-camera dude actually doing his job during this concert, walking up and down the aisles):
For all you Christina lovers out there, he's a cropped shot of her...she is reportedly pregnant and during the videos I posted, you can spot a little baby bump on her:
Another costume change...
At least Christina is somewhat sane and hasn't pulled a "Britney" yet:
More video love..."What a Girl Wants"...
Here she is getting dirrrrrrttyyyyyy:
The concert ended just before 10pm. Afterwards, we noticed one of the dancers had made his way onto the floor. Immediately, he got mobbed and people started whipping out cameras from left, right, and center:
Here's a small clip of his new entourage following him:
The concert was actually really good--Christina Aguilera can definitely sing live. She sounded just like the songs on her CDs. The setup for the concert was extremely elaborate and well orchestrated. The best part of the night is when she tried to SPEAK KOREAN! She said "kam-sum-needa Seoul!" twice--the first time she belted that out everybody in the stadium went absolutely insane. It was a funny attempt to connect with her audience!
Have you seen Christina Aguilera live before (Michael from Beyond the Rhetoric has a review of her Vancouver concert from March)? What's your take on her?