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Secret Garden concert doubles as finale shoot

With its popularity soaring, weekend drama Secret Garden is planning an OST concert to be held next weekend, just in time for the drama’s finale. It will be held at the Children’s Park Dome Art Hall on January 15, and will feature performances by artists Baek Ji-young and 4Men, who are both on the soundtrack, as well as actors Yoon Sang-hyun and even Hyun Bin.

The drama’s soundtrack has been selling briskly online as well as offline; the first CD (OST parts 1 and 2) has sold out of its 30,000 copies. The second CD (parts 3 and 4) recorded nearly 30,000 pre-orders as soon as its release date, January 3, was announced. A part 5 is planned, which will feature Hyun Bin’s version of the song “That Man,” which already has two versions in circulation (one being “That Woman”).

My first thought was that it was odd timing to schedule the concert for broadcast night — great way to keep fans from watching, right? — but it appears they’ve got that covered. The concert runs from 8 to 10 pm, after which the roughly 2,000 attendees will be able to watch the 10 pm broadcast live.

The concert will be pulling double-duty, because footage from the Saturday night show will then be used in Sunday night’s finale broadcast. Talk about cutting it close with the live-shoot. (I know it’s common for a drama’s final episode to be shot a day or two before it airs, but I’ll never get over thinking that isn’t CRAZY.)

The pricing has drawn some disgruntled complaints, however, as many feel the 99,000 won price tag is too steep (close to $90 USD). Concert organizers countered by saying the quality of the show will be greater than ordinary pop concerts. (O rly?) But in the end, I suspect enough fans will be happy to pay up to get to see Yoon Sang-hyun and Hyun Bin in person.

Via E Daily, BNT News

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Why am I not in Korea right now? Seriously.

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agreed. id be willing to shell out my entire wallet and more for this.

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I knowww. I'd have to cry blood before my mother even give me 100 bucks hahaha.

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13 hours of work right there...gg minimum wage.

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Heh, my parents don't give me money. But at minimum wage where I am, 10 hours should be enough to buy the concert ticket. Now all I have to do is hide in someone's cargo bound for SK and I'm halfway there.... If only it were that easy.

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Or you just fedex urself. Just punch holes thru the boxes, bring some food&water, and download all the eps of secret garden to an iPod &watch it throughout the trip. Don't for get to put urself in priority mail…but thts just a fantasy. It's not liek imma do it...ha ha.

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me too! I wanna go!

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true. hey if ya'll don't want to, i got me my 90 bucks (which will effectively leave me with...no bucks)

hyun bin, here i come!

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Oh yeah, I FEEEEL ya, but I can't believe that I am not in Korea, oh geez.

I will able to travel in South Korea somedaaaay! =) =)

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why was this not happened in November or October when i was there? My next question to myself is why did i used up all my vacation leave and max-out my credit cards????? i could be there Korea, jostling other fans for a ticket to watch this concert, huhuhuhu =(. You Koreans are sooooo lucky!!!

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Feeling the SAME way! Anways I'll absolutely buy the complete OST once it comes to Paris! The drama too ~~ <3

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I didn't know Hyun Bin could sing.

As much as I love the soundtrack and performers, the ticket price is way too expensive.

The finale already next week...time sure flies - it feels like SG started just a little while ago. Hopefully the concert goes well!

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Oh, i thought he sang and played piano in MNIKSS or am i wrong?

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$90.00 for a concert is about right.

Hockey tickets can be more than that.

They will sell out, even at that price.

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And $90 to see Hyun Bin in person? I'm one of the fangirls who'd gladly pay up.

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if only they would do the concert on April. <.< *sigh*

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LOL, that's cheaper than the price I pay to go see Keun Suk here in Japan. The ANJELL and ANSHOW tickets were about 120USD. But quite worth it if you love the people you're seeing.

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:( $90 is still okay.. I am used to overpriced ticket price in Australia... How I wish I am in Korea now.

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Same for me, here in the USA. $90 is certainly not pocket change(as least for me it isn't), but pop concert tix are easily that and more. If I could be in Korea, I'd gladly pay $90 to be able to go to this concert.

Oh well, at least I can do the next best thing. I just placed an order for the 2 OST CDs. Thanks, JB! ;)

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"I know it’s common for a drama’s final episode to be shot a day or two before it airs, but I’ll never get over thinking that isn’t CRAZY"---> same here! And it's always interesting to see the bags start showing under the actors/actresses eyes by midway point.

Even if they want to go with shooting a drama while it's airing, I don't get why the production team doesn't plan better to provide an extra few days buffer or a week of buffer. Is it because they don't want the ending to leak?

I can't believe how popular the OST is! I personally found most of the music in the drama a bit run-of-the-mill. likable but not something I would listen to outside of hearing it in the drama. The only piece I really like was this instrumental piece that someone once mentioned was also in Lovers in Prague.

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Clever. Instead of paying for extras to stage a concert for the episode, get fans to pay to be in the concert. This way, they save money and make profit out of it. I was very excited about Secret Garden in the first few episodes, but somewhere along in the series ( I think after the body swap) it lost its lustre. I still think it is good but not great. Too bad.

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i paid $200 for kim hyun joong and b2st and it wasn't even their own concert... half of it was trash and the stage was lame. I'd gladly pay more for this one if I could. -___-;;

thanks for sharing!^^ <3 <3 <3

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was that concert held in the philippines?? i think i know that,..

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yep.=D i flew in 10 hours from saudi arabia just to watch it too... kkkkk~~~~XD then we went to egypt last july so i've blown all my cash.... -____-;; if only i could've seen into the future.... i would've ditched hyun joong for this one...>,<

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In that poster, he looks so cute!!!! I'm wishing so hard for the subs of episode 15 and 16 to come already!!!! I'M GOING CRAZY HERE!!
Every minute of the day, I'm listening to the ost songs including Hyun Bin's!!!!!
I wish I was Korean so I'd have an excuse to come to Korea right now!!
Can't wait till the season finale, I hope the people sub it soon but thanks JB and GF for putting up all the recaps, its really great that I can understand whats going on!!!
Komawo (thanks)!!!

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I would pay $90 to watch Hyun Bin sing that song. *melts at the thought*

I don't love all the songs on the soundtrack; most of them are decent, but I am in LOVE with Baek Ji Young's "That Woman" and I have listened to it too many times to count. And after Oska's mini-christmas concert for Seul, I'm liking "Here I am" too. That was a really sweet scene.

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I like how, in that romantic poster for the concert, he's wearing a tracksuit :)

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Great News! I'm in Seoul now. :))

Where could I get the tickets? Any links? (in English would be helpful).

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I want to go too. If you work out how to get tickets please post here in English .

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lucky youuuu

i'm dying to watch binnie singing That man ♥ ♥

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gahh... so lucky! =0

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Hyun Bin singing? Damn, what could be better than that?
I'm sad SG is almost ending :(

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how I wish I was in korea right now..

It's a bit expensive, but who wouldn't pay for that to see Binnie and hear him sing!!!aaahhh just imagining that!!!
I'm sad is ending already..
how do I get over you Joo Won??

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I'm really looking forward to hearing Hyun Bin's singing voice. I hope he can sing that song well although he is not a singer like Yoon Sang Hyun. I remember Kim Nam Gil sang a song for Queen SeonDeok OST and it turned out that he had a great voice and could sing really well.

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It's said that they'll be giving away sparkly tracksuits and Oska calendar at the concert (not sure if everyone gets it though), which probably contributed to the pricing. But it'll be worth it just to be able to see the main actors in person! Squee! Now if only I can get my hands on a ticket... I'd fly to Korea in no time.

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Hi! I'M IN THE BRONX AND THE HOLE ENTIRE SOUNDTRACK IS VERY GOOD 4MEN A ARE THE BEST THEY REMIND ME OF BOYS TO MEN I'VE HEARD A LOT OF SONG AND SOUNDTRACKS THAT THEY ARE ON, SECERT GARDEN IS THE BEST AND I TOO WISH THAT I WAS IN KOREA!!! I HOPE THAT SOMEONE WILL POST THAT CONCERT ONLINE STREAM????

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ahhh so cool! wish i was in korea right now ><
Secret Garden FTW! ♥ ^__^

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i wish I was in Korea right now, i'd love to see Hyun Bin & co in concert (they again, what kdrama fan wouldn't?)

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of all tracksuits, it really had to be the ahjumma top! *poster appeal ruined for me*

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Yeah, but it's the foam kiss suit, too, so, *sigh*

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*sigh*

The ahjumma top really ruins the moment. My eyes can't help but wander towards that freakin' lace work.

I would pay $90 to see the cast in that concert, but I would freak out and demand a refund if I see Hyun-Bin in that tracksuit. I might chase him with a velcro pad too. <.<

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me too i wish i am in Korea right now totally T_T

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i would pay to see hyunbin <3 and baek ji young!!!!
too bad i'm an ocean away :(

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W0w. I'm excited to see the concert, too bad I'm broke. T.T What an irony. Anyway I'm totally in love with this series. I think I'll miss it when it culminates.

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I thought the drama was going to be near to 30 episodes since it's a weekend drama. But yay for YSH!!!! BOOYA! Some Oska socks for souvenir would be awesome. XD

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really??? they'll be giving away Ddol - chu??
though i doubt i'll wear it.. keke
it was one of the trademarks of SG..

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$90 isn't anything compared to the $200 we paid for SM in LA. I want to be there but I don't live in Korea. = (

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WOW.... $90 is very expensive for me.. SERIOUSLY!?

I could rather buy handphone ....

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I wonder if my parents would be upset if I got refund for my ticket to visit them, and flew to Korea instead... My vacation time is already approved, so no problem there. HAHA!

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Oh Man! January 15th...at 8:00....I can't go! That's right in the middle of my date with Gong Yoo! Any other day, you know, and I would totally be there.... Damn my busy schedule!

I sure would love to get my hands on some Oska socks though.

;)

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Lol. Or you can just take him with you and have him pay for the tics? haha

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I want to go too. If you work out how to get tickets in English please post here.

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I want to go so badly, I want to socks, calandar and the tracksuit...and see Binnie in person......(only in my dream...)

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Sometimes I wish I was a korean child.

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Sooo sad. Can't see their concert.
We are from Canada.
Where can we download Hyun Bin and Yoon Sang Hyun
song's...anyone?

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Its bitter sweet. Another fave series is ending soon. SG fighting!

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aigoooooooo

i wish i have enough money to go to Seoul ;D

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Pshhh.. 90 bucks is nothing! Sigh if all concerts in australia were $90, I'd be attending a hell of a lot of concerts.

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I can't believe it's going to an end next week! I'm gonna have a withdrawal again (T.T)

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$99 for an idol concert tic is quite steep. I paid the that much to see Metallica live. I wonder why Ha Ji Won doesn't lend her voice to the OST. After I started watching Secret Garden, I found out that she used to sing on stage and released 1 or 2 albums a few years ago. I saw some of her clips on Youtube and think they're quite ok. Her voice is not outstanding but is quite sweet and clear.

Even though I like the cast, I wouldn't pay $99 bucks to go to the concert, unless I got a free ticket or if I were a millionaire. What a ripoff!

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Wish someone in Korea would switch souls with me so that I could go to the concert...sigh...

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90$ for 2 hours of show is okay (to my mind at least...). Even though I'll never pay that price xD. I'm not much of a fan in the literary sense of it, I can't go crazy about something (yeah that's sad...)!!

But I hope it'll be a great concert for those who paid the price ^^!

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I wish I could watch this concert. 4men... T.T

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The pic above really makes my day. I love their face together like that....nice screen saver for me....

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GAH! My birthday is on the 15th! If I received a ticket to go see the concert, that'll be the best present ever! I love this drama! <3

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Sarah! Happy birthday to you in advance. I wish for you to get the ticket too.. ^__^ somebody pls get the tickets for Sarah kay.

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Wow, that's very impressive -- to #42 Sarah

I reaaalllly wanna go there, of cccoooorrrsssee!

(wails)

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omg have you'll listened binnie version of "that man"
his vocal rocks,man!!!!! his voice in singing is different from speaking, that's the point. coz i heard before if a man sings different from speak, that's a good singer..hahahha

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It wouldnt matter to me if It was £200 I live in England I would paid Wat Eva the price tag was to see hyun bin live that would be awesome so lucky ppl in Seoul a tad bit jealous but hopefully will be able to watch It online

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ep 17 was so sad RI and JW your heart went out to the the two of them!!!!! But what piss me of was his mother !!RI's father saved your child life and she is still bothers RI there has to be more too JW accident and his mother needs to suffer a little bit too, because when you do s...you get s...!!! and the real reason why their souls keep chancing body!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dear Santa Clause,

I've always been good and I know this is a bit late but, pleasee oh pleasee give me a ticket to go see the concert! =]

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Imagine what you'd be like if Binnie sat next to you!

Fancam (-no, not mine) from OST concert:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KJLKG8COrU

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I'm missing secret Garden cast already.huhuhuhu

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I wish I live in Korea. Now shoud find excuses to be posted in Korea.

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