More than 20 hours of ticket flurry for SHINee World Singapore
The concert details and official ticket launch for SHINee World – The 1st concert in Singapore was announced in mid July, but there was already much discussion within the online community on which SM Entertainment artiste will be in Singapore for a full scale solo concert way before the announcement.
Due to various safety considerations, the organisers have decided to erect barricades and deploy security officials the night before the official ticket launch. However, there was close to a hundred fans who gathered at *SCAPE as early as 1pm in the afternoon to form an unofficial queue that created much frenzy for fans who actually planned to only arrive in the evening.
At the end of all the organisation and coordination, the tired expressions of the fans can be clearly seen when they were issued their wristbands and “transferred” to the air-conditioned *SCAPE warehouse where they will be spending the night at.
F&N staff members arrived soon after the fans were settled down at around 1.30am, with chilled cans of drinks to quench the thirst of dehydrating fans, who were gathered at the “underground” car park prior to being ushered into the comfort of an air-conditioned area. At this point, F&N “Groovy Grape” and the air-condition seems to be the best invention in the world.
Following the popularity of F&N drinks, Share Tea (歇脚亭) arrived at around 3.30am with boxes of Honey Milk Tea and Aloha Fruit Tea. Many fans woke up from their slumber in anticipation for the Share Tea distribution from the staff members. Share Tea Outlets are located at Wisma Atria, Parkway Parade, North Point Shopping Centre, United Square and International Plaza.
The official ticket launch for SHINee World in Singapore officially started at 9.00am on 30th July 2011 and ended at 2.00pm, with approximately 1,500 fans.
The Arena tickets were sold out within 40 minutes, causing much disappointment among the fans. While many were still deciding the alternative categories of tickets to purchase, more categories were sold out one after another. As the time approaches the 10am mark where online sales begin, fans who were still at the back of the queue also started to leave.
As at the time where this article was drafted, there are less than 200 tickets left for the concert, and we also understand that there will not be a 2nd night.
SHINee World – The 1st concert in Singapore is proudly brought to you by Running into the Sun & Conceptual. The concert will be held on 10th September 2011 (Saturday), 6pm at the Singapore Indoors Stadium. It is estimated to last for 2.5 hours. Strictly no photography, videography and whistles during the concert (No DSLRs, digital cameras, film cameras, iPod/iPad).
We will like to take the opportunity to thank the organisers for inviting us to the ticket launch. We hope that all Shawols are happy with their tickets and we look forward to see you on the 10th September. Do continue to keep a lookout for more information from KAvenyou and Running into the Sun as fans may have a chance to land their hands on official SHINee merchandises at the concert.
For more photos at the ticket launch, please visit the KAvenyou Facebook Page.
Article & Photography by: Xuan Lin