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January 31, 2006
My cousin and I went to the God concert--it was mostly teens there, but I like them! It was their farewell concert, so it was LONG and expensive (3 1/2 hours and $77). Teens were singing along to everything (mostly girls). Everyone was bobbing these blue light sticks! They screamed "I love you" and "I'll miss you" and "You'll always be with me." Crazy!
Best part: My cousin and I snuck to the back of the arena where we ended up backstage. We could see the band literally like 50 feet. Then we found a staircase that led to the bottom floor. We went down and found out it was the staff access and VIP area! We walked around like we were staff. One of the guys even asked us if we were staff and I said, "Yes" and quickly looked away. We hid in the bathroom a couple of times. And we even walked into the dancer's dressing rooms and God's VIP room.
We saw the mothers (I think) and other family and friends. God was still singing when we were exploring. We got to see all the God members. But of course, we played it cool and smiled back. I didn't have the nerve to approach for an autograph (since, remember, I was staff). But man! We totally had access to all areas!!
From journal Visit to Motherland-S. Korea
Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
September 10, 2002
A short walk from the Sports Complex subway station, the stadium looks huge and ugly across a vast concrete square that's usually deserted unless the LG Twins or Doosan Bears are in town. A sad collection of souvenirs are still on sale by the entrance, across from the ticket booth and a large 'Welcome To The Olympic Stadium' sign.
Inside the stadium, you're allowed to wander around the lower tier of the spectator seating and out on to the track itself. Unfortunately, there are no tours of the facilities or any displays relating to the stadium's history, so once you've taken a few photos and wandered around the track, there's not very much else to do. And while there are good views of the arena, Gangnam and Jamsil's concrete apartment blocks from the upper tier of the stadium, which you can get into through a staircase in Block 72, just to the left of the Press Box, and directly opposite the entrance, if you really want to see Seoul's Olympic legacy, you'd be far better off visiting Olympic Park than spending half an hour here.
From journal The World's Best Kept Secret?