Guckkasten at “Trigger the Fever FIFA U-21 World Cup Street Support Concert”

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I’ve finally experienced this myself. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it was an out of this world experience listening to Guckkasten’s front man, Ha Hyunwoo, sing live.

Team Guckkasten doing their soundcheck for their performance at the

Team Guckkasten doing their soundcheck for their performance at the “Trigger the Fever FIFA U-21 World Cup Street Support Concert” at Gwanghwamun. (Seoul, South Korea, 23 May 2017)

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Sheet music and scores for Korean traditional songs and instruments

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Intrigued by the sheet music and scores on exhibit at the National Hangeul Museum in Seoul.

Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)

Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)

Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)

Sheet music for a classical Korean poem during the Joseon Dynasty in the permanent exhibition, The Journey that Hangeul Went Through, at the National Hangeul Museum. (Seoul, South Korea, May 2017)

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Revisiting the Hongdae vibe (and an unexpected encounter with Lee Soo)

It’s been a while since I last checked out the busking scene in Hongdae, so I decided to make a trip there yesterday.

As usual, it was bustling with different groups of buskers singing, dancing, rapping or performing magic tricks. Compared to the last time I was there, there was something I wish I would see more of.

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A walk through Kim Gwang-seok Street (김광석 다시 그리기 길) in Daegu

I took the opportunity to do a little sightseeing when I was in Daegu to catch Musical PHANTOM.

Not knowing where to go, I did one of the recommended tour courses and ended up at the Kim Gwang-seok Street (or 김광석 다시 그리기 길). It turned out to be the highlight of my trip, apart from catching Park Hyo Shin’s performance.

A preview of the Kim Gwang-seok Street on a building façade in the city of Daegu, South Korea (2 April 2017).

A preview of the Kim Gwang-seok Street on a building façade in the city of Daegu, South Korea (2 April 2017).

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Musical PHANTOM – Daegu, starring Park Hyo Shin

If there’s no opportunity to catch Park Hyo Shin in concert, the next best thing would probably be to attend his musical. Even then, there’s no guarantee of getting tickets on days when he’s in the cast.

I had wanted to catch Musical PHANTOM in Seoul, but the tickets for days when Park Hyo Shin was performing were sold out. Turned out, the musical later toured other cities and I went for the Daegu stop.

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