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I made a post about that rumoured concert of Kim Hyun Joong with BEAST in Manila on the 19th June. I found it rather dubious if you read my post properly. I can't find any posters and mostly the news of this concert is on blog sites, Twitter, Tumblr but nothing from some reputable media agency. Yes, the ticket box office seller (TicketNet) has started getting reservations and I heard, selling tickets. But you really can't simply rely on that - a ticket sold can be returned, a reservation can be cancelled. After clicking and reading I saw that this concert does not only feature Leader and BEAST but two other Filipino groups as well, XLR8 (boyband) and P-Pop Girls (obviously they're girls kekeke).
Somehow this morning, with the stroke of coincidence my TripleS friend in Manila YM me regarding this concert. It was a long chat mainly on whether Hyun Joong is appearing in this concert. I learned that everything regarding this event is not yet final, thus we are both wondering why are they selling the tickets and how come DSP has not mentioned of any schedules for Hyun Joong having such kind of "concert." First and foremost, they only mentioned Kim Hyun Joong and BEAST, when people from the camp of one of these Filipino groups are confirming that Hyun Joong would be appearing in the same concert with them. So everything is getting more confusing. We both are actually afraid that they are using Kim Hyun Joong's name to sell their tickets then when later on may have to announce that he's not going. That would really put Leader in a very bad light. Then my friend dropped the bombed, rumor has it that he's going for a charity event. Okay, I think I can piece the things together. I just need the word from DSP.
Then my unnie BB was actually doing her own checking with DSP. Well, here is what she found out and I am quoting from her. "I contacted DSP today and was told that this ain’t really any special performance or concert by Hyun Joong. He’s just there by invitation to participate in a local charity show or something. Both wuri Hyun Joong and BEAST have been invited, and there will also be two other Filipino singers at this charity show." So Leader is really going for this charity concert and the Korean side has already warned the Philippine promoter to change the concert name as it is misleading.
This concert, I've been told and later saw in some site, is for the benefit of Abiertas House of Friendship. AHF is a non-government organization in the Philippines that provides temporary home for needy women and girls, especially unwed mothers, and protect them from the ravages of all forms of immoralities. It is for a very good cause.
Now, overseas fans, who might be interested to fly over to Manila, be forewarned - I've got some TS from the Philippines asking me to post this - this charity concert is totally different from your initial pre-notion of a Kim Hyun Joong or a BEAST concert. It's more like a Dream Concert where artists sing a song or two and some celebrities just even appear on stage and that's it. Don't get your hopes up. Granted that the four named artists are to sing 2 songs each, that's a short concert for such amount of moolah - oh, it's for charity! My friend and I agreed that there may be more lesser known artists coming to this event. Yes, my friend has bought her tickets for the concert, not the VIP though. Well, I told her she has seen Leader up close in a Persona concert anyway. She just prayed that she'd be able to survive through XLR8 and P-Pop Girls. Well, as for me, I would rather go to the UKiss concert with Hyung Jun that this. And, oh we also talked about some promo plane ticket from Manila going to Seoul is way cheaper than the VIP tickets for this concert.
Okay, I'm out. Peace. I hope this helps in your decision on whether to chase Leader or not. And wait for the final announcement from DSP - you know they could change their mind. ^.~