**Warning: What you are about to read are the ravings and rantings of a CNBLUE fan and
may WILL contain lots of profanity! Names and locations have NOT been changed so you can know all the true shit that occurred! No animals or fan girls were harmed during the following events!**
This is my TRUE story of how I spent my BLUE MOON NYC trip and events that led up to that wonderful day! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my experience. All the images I share in this post (except where labeled otherwise) were taken and edited by MARI! So please do NOT edit any images, remove the logo, cut/chop! If you would like to re-post or share my pictures, please credit me and my site link! That’s all I ask, so thank you for caring =))
Last December, FNC announced that CNBLUE would FINALLY be coming to the U.S. after such a long time of waiting for the announcements. Honestly, I was only expecting them to come for just one show but knowing that they announced both LA AND NYC, my heart almost came out of my mouth! Ever since early 2013 when FNC talked about CNBLUE going on a World tour I knew that I had to save up some money so that if and when the time came for them to be HERE, I would go!
But not only am I a fan, but since I founded CNBLUE USA with my BOICE besties Pinky and Cess, we also had to make sure that we would welcome CNBLUE to the U.S., to the best of our abilities and let me tell you, this was no easy feat with just us three and both of them being in California and me being all the way across the country in Florida! With basically less than four weeks left before the concert date, and having celebrated the holidays, we were all broke!
FAST FORWARD to the day of the concert, January 21st, 2014. The New York weather forecast called for a SNOW STORM for the entire day and because of the weather, my original flight was cancelled and LUCKILY I was able to get another booked to make it to NYC by 1PM. My poor friend Nissa who was supposed to meet me at the airport from her part of the country, wasn’t able to find a flight that would get her there before the concert so she elected not to go which made me SOOO SAD that my chingu wouldn’t make it, but I reluctantly went on with our plans without her and was supercharged to enjoy a night with CNBLUE with her in mind!
Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep the night before preparing myself mentally for CNBLUE and my trip and packing any necessaries with me in my backpack including my Canon Powershot SX500 which I bought myself as a birthday gift last year in preparation for BLUE MOON in the states. Little did I know, not only would the flight scare the SHIT out of me (I’m DESPERATELY afraid of flying and this was my first time doing it alone) but nothing could’ve prepared me for what greeted me when I finally made it outside the airport terminal. The ground was saturated with snow, and it was HELL trying to get a taxi to bring me to Times Square where my hotel AND the venue was located. Two hours and $60 later, I arrived to my hotel alone and totally missing my chingu/ CNBLUE Spazz buddy who would’ve been with me getting ready for the concert. I didn’t get much downtime to sit, relax, and really enjoy the room because it was already 4PM & I needed to get to the venue to handle some last minute stuffs like accepting the delivery for the cake we were gifting to CNBLUE for their anniversary and collecting fan gifts to hand over to FNC staff, etc.
When I arrived to the venue, I was taken aback by the marquee and really kick myself in the ass for not taking a picture of it right away but I guess I was too busy thinking of what needed to be done before the concert that I didn’t think about it, but the marquee was gorgeous. Just seeing CNBLUE‘s image in Time Square was super exciting but to know they were in that exact building at the exact time that I was there, made me want to hold my breath! After getting a quick bite to eat, the first REAL NEW YORK pizza I had had in over 4 years, I met lots of BOICE and FINALLY was able to accept the CAKE that Cess designed, and we got made from Make My Cake Bakery.
Later that night we heard from our contact from Powerhouse that CNBLUE LOVED our cake and most of it was eaten by them and some of their staff which really made me super happy! The cake was Red Velvet with White Cream Cheese frosting and Blue lettering making it a RED.WHITE.& BLUE cake to signify AMERICA!! That was my genius idea BTW, LOL. Anyway, I was so happy to meet so many BOICE that I talked to online for so long so to be able to put a beautiful face with a name was so wonderful for me! Shout Out to Mel, Michelle, Mitzi, Maria, Grissy, and a fellow writer for KpopStarz, I forgot her name so if you are reading this or was there with her, please forgive me and let me know your name/contact!!
Fans where on two separate lines outside of the venue, one for Early Entry and other was for general admission, but they were both full of people who had been outside in the freezing NY cold, most of which had been on line for HOURS!! I consider myself a super fan of CNBLUE but let me say that I COULDNT/WOULDNT do it! More power to those of you who did stand out there for hours cuz the few hours I was out there organizing shit, I literally wanted to kill someone for their warm car or gloves LOL! Soon 6PM rolled around, and it was time for the early entry ticket holders to enter the venue. After checking in my coat, we were lined up just outside the concert hall and waited for word on when we could go in, I was super excited to meet and chat with some other fans on line but when the doors opened, the staff started to usher in all the people that were on my line. Finally the time to get to the floor and find my special spot and see CNBLUE in the flesh was in sight! When I entered the concert hall, I couldn’t help but notice that the images of the space on the Best Buy Theater website really did not do it justice. It looked like an authentic rock club inside, like CBGB’s or The Pyramid Club used to be in their hay day. I’m a bit too young to have gone to these places but when I was a kid, they are what I would hear about and how cool they were to go to see young indie bands.
As we entered the floor space, I quickly made it to the front and center or otherwise known as Yonghwa‘s section. I was about five or six rows of people deep from the stage at that time, I say “at that time” because some people who were originally in the back of the crowd started pushing their way to the front and in my eagerness to stare at the happenings on the stage, I failed to realize that I was moving backwards. Soon the big screen behind the dormant instruments on the stage started to play the introduction VCR for ‘BLUE MOON’ which is fucking awesome, yeah it is! Let me say that when it started, I got this surge of energy that rose from my gut, and I can’t really explain why or how but I felt nervous to see CNBLUE! The film was produced to hype you up, and that’s what it did! I was fucking HYPED!! Then we hear an announcement which scared the shit out of me at first because I thought they were going to say, the concert was canceled, instead the voice says, “Due to people still in the ticketing process, the show will be delayed…BLAH BLAH” …Come the fuck on!!! At this point we just wanted to see the guys already but after another few minutes, suddenly everyone begins to scream but it was a false alarm LOL. Some stage hand was fixing the instruments and then, the time finally came…
CNBLUE finally appeared, and I was seriously in AWE, like stuck in my spot star-struck. It was surreal, and I thought perhaps they are robots or something cuz this couldn’t really be the same guys that I watch on concert DVD’s or on TV or in music videos and that I have plastered all over my bedroom walls…it was really them…FUCKING CNBLUE were literally FEET away from me that very moment! I took in a deep breath, and they went straight into ‘Where you are’ and all i could do was stand there and gawk at them. OMG let me tell you how good looking they really are. I mean, they are FUCKING HAWT in the flesh. I couldn’t believe I WAS LOOKING AT YONGHWA HIMSELF! It wasn’t a fan site image or a gif on tumblr… IT WAS THE JUNG YONGHWA there on the stage, SINGING!!! And JONGHYUN was ASKFJHDKJHGKDJ perfect in that sexy button down grey shirt! All I wanted to do was rush the stage and unbutton it VERRRRY SLOWWWLY!!! /super byuntae mode/ but I digress LOL… I was standing behind Pinky’s short little ass & realized that I was taller than most of the crowd so I was loving the vantage point I had. Yonghwa was directly in front of me even though he didn’t stay still for very long at all, that man gets super hyper and moves ALL OVER THE PLACE! His energy gave me even more.
I stood there, after finally getting it into my mind that YES, CNBLUE WERE REALLY THERE, in NYC, right in front of me! I didn’t scream except for when they guys wanted us to lol. For the most part, I stood there just trying to soak them in, trying to burn their likeness into my brain. problem was, I didn’t know who to look at!!! CNBLUE is all so ASDFH:JKLJHJF FUCKING SEXY/ GOOD LOOKING/ DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! Jonghyun was milky white just like he is in all the fan taken images, that shit is NOT touched up lol! He’s truly like a musical vampire and his spazziness with his guitar made me want to rip off all my clothes and jump him on that stage! Jungshin is the coolest motherfucker in the WORLD! He stands there with his bass and his lanky limbs and long, slender fingers pulling at those strings, he’s damn sexy! Although Minhyuk is almost completely hidden behind those damn drums from where I was standing, the glimpses I got of his gorgeous face, those sleepy eyes of his and that SMILE just made me wanna announce myself a ‘Lovely Gaze’, he truly is the bias ruiner of the CENTURY!! Yonghwa, what can I say about Yonghwa other than that man can look at me & I’d be READY TO VIOLATE HIM IN A HEARTBEAT!! He is every bit as sexy, flirty, and COULD GET IT FROM ANY WOMAN IN THAT CROWD, Emotional Angel or not, he’s that charismatic! I know that Asians and most other countries think American women are loose or easy, and they may be wrong but for me, if CNBLUE is involved, I WOULD GIVE THEM WHATEVER THEY WANTED (OR DIDNT WANT) LOL!! Mind you, this cougar would be down for the count as I’m sure other women would agree, CNBLUE ARE PANTY RUINERS!!! LMAO!
Needless to say, they are fucking PERFECT on stage! How they manage to sound exactly like they do on their CD’s is beyond me! Yes, the sound system was really good too but FUCK man, CNBLUE are true fucking musicians! They play without errors or mishaps, they sing without a flaw in their voices, they are fucking perfect! Yonghwa‘s voice is like that of an angel, he hits all his marks and made me melt over and over again! But most importantly, THEY SOUND JUST LIKE THEY DO ON THEIR CD’s! I know I said that already but I have heard/ watched other artists in concert before, and they never sound just like their recorded music, rely on voice tracks or DON’T SING LIVE AT ALL! So CNBLUE are a welcome treat in that regard. Another welcome treat they provide is the fucking juicy EYE CANDY!! OMG they are all so AJFDKJFHGKFLJLASK HOT on stage, standing still, running around, sitting at drums, CNBLUE ARE HOT! Waaah OK, I need to calm myself before this turns to XXX really quickly lol!
/Side Note/ There were some fucking assholes who were pushing their way from what seemed like the back of the crowd and ending up pushing me out of my top notch vantage point a few rows back!! Whoever you are and if you’re reading this….I’m gonna FIND YOU and PUSH YOU BACK!! Seriously, it was super annoying and then there was this older lady behind me who kept hitting my backpack everytime she spazzed >,> That got old quick, but the thing that REALLY PISSED ME OFF… was the girl in the first few rows that was holding up her fucking iPad in the air for most of the concert and would alternate with an iPhone, she literally COCKBLOCKED me from Yonghwa and some of the best shots I would take! I CURSE YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE…GIRL WITH THE PINK SWEATER!!!! /Side Note Over/
One by one they sang all the songs on their set list and before I knew it, it was already time for the Encore! NOOOO IT WENT BY TOO FAST! I need more Yonglish and Jungshin-isms with the “You are Arrrsome NYC” LOL! I wanted more of Jonghyun‘s ORGASM-FACE and Minhyuk being super shy and cute!! WHY CAN”T I LIVE IN KOREA OR JAPAN SO I CAN HAVE MY CNBLUE FIX MORE THAN ONCE IN A LIFETIME…or in this case, ONCE DURING A BLUE MOON?? I swear life isn’t fair, and I am not rich enough to fulfill my fangirl NEEEDS!! Soon, they came back out and started with ‘Hey you’ but it was only like the bottom half of the song which I felt was cheap of them LOL! I mean, shit the show was gonna be over soon, why can’t we get the WHOLE SONG? I have to admit though that the Encore included all the great CNBLUE songs that we love. ‘Love Girl’ is always a song that makes me happy and ‘You’ve Fallen for me’ with the first verse sung by Jungshin is so fucking special!
Right before ‘Try again, Smile again’ Yonghwa announced that this would be “the REAL last song” and then one by one they said Goodbye to us. But when it was Minhyuk‘s turn, he said, “I’ll never forget this moment…” I couldn’t help but get teary eyed and then the tears started streaming down my face! I always joked around saying when I saw CNBLUE in person, that would attack them or hurl myself at them but honestly, I say those things joking around cuz anyone who knows me, knows I wouldn’t do any of those things. All I did was stand there and cry for them. Thinking back at that moment, after hearing Minhyuk’s loving words and after have just witnessed my first CNB concert, all I could do was stand there and say goodbye as I watched them exit the stage. Immediately I felt empty and heartbroken as if I had just broken up with my boyfriend that I loved, and I would never see him again! It was one of the most emotional and hurting moments…. yes it even hurt more than when I divorced my husband…CUZ I REALLY LOVE CNBLUE!!!
HD ‘BLUE MOON’: Live in NYC images by Mari დ
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After I wiped my tears, it took a moment to regain my balance and felt as though I was going to faint because of the shock of seeing CNBLUE and I guess it was that and the culmination of the days’ events and everything that lead up to that moment. It was a bit hard to recover, but I finally took a deep breath and said goodbye to them again!
So there you have it, my too long, don’t read fan account of my first night with CNBLUE… I hope I didn’t leave out too many details while trying to keep it concise, but I meant every word I said! Anyway, I’ll be posting and sharing my FA for #BMLA really soon so please stay tuned for that (◡‿◡✿)
I would like to apologize to any fans of Jungshin and Minhyuk for the lack of images of them! I did take them, but they really didn’t come out too welland I had to delete them! However, for BMLA, I was able to take lots of gorgeous pictures of our babies so please forgive me! I don’t want anyone to think I didn’t want to share their pics because trust me, I feel really bad I didn’t take any good images of them =(