How to get to SM Town Artium/Where is the SM Town Artium


The SMTown Artium (I think it’s still pronounced ‘atrium’ but they were being clever) is a store created especially for SM Town artists, featuring many of their signature styles as well as souvenirs for you to buy. It also has a pop-up cafe, a studio for make up and photos, and a hologram theatre and event hall (some of these will not be open until mid-January)

METRO STOP: Samseong Station (삼성역) Exit 6 – COEX Mall (direct passageway)
DIRECTIONS: Just continue on straight out Exit 6 (there will be stairs and then a passageway of pillars) and it will open up to roofless open space with a bit of a pathway to the side for visitors of the mall. If you continue to go straight, there will be a sign telling you where the artium is and some escalators going up. Take those escalators and then turn right at the top and the glass doors should be right there (there should be lots of pillars with SM Artist names on them)

(I forgot to take them when going the first time I was too excited)

RECOMMENDATIONS: The pop-up cafe has a lot of different signatures of your favourite artists. When I went, I sat at Tao’s table. I really liked the Super Junior ice cream. I have yet to try their cakes or cupcakes, but don’t get the chocolate éclair. That didn’t taste very good at all.

WHAT (NOT) TO DO THERE: Try to listen to staff, especially if there are lines. Don’t cut as it’s unfair for those who stood behind you. Also it’s just rude. Don’t cut any line. Ever.


[Review] SMTown Concert III in Seoul

WHERE: Jamshil Olympic Stadium 서울종합운동장
TICKETS: gmarket

SUMMARY: (From Wikipidia) SM Town is the name for the artists under Korean record label SM Entertainment. Each year the company organizes their artists to come together and perform on a four to six hours long concert that tours around the world.

REVIEW:I’m sure there were many like me who waited years in order to go to this concert. I was able to score some nice seats on the ground made even better when we moved ourselves to the railing and was able to stay there.

It started with a ‘flag ceremony’ which is pretty much a rip off of the olympic games except with a running commentary by SMTown MCs Eeteuk, Eunhyuk, and Shindong. Oh, and instead of British volunteers, the flag bearers were escorted by an SM artist. Which made where me and my friends were sitting one of the best places EVER.

I practically died for every DBSK song because hearing rising sun and mirotic rips your heart out if you’re a DB5K fan like me. To tell the truth, the concert read more like a Super Show/SHINee World concert with guests. Not that I minded that much since I’m a fan of all of SMTown, I just wish that some of the other groups had more songs and that they did more SMTown songs or did more ‘history’ sort of songs (like old H.O.T songs or something).

Here’s the set list for this concert. Very impressive for a five hour show!

1. Opening Song – Jonghyun, Changmin, BoA, Luna, Yesung, Taeyeon, D.O, Chen and Luhan
2. The Grace – One More Chance
3. Zhang LiYi
4. Chu Ga Yeoul – Vincent
5. f(x) – Pinocchi
6. f(x) – Hot Summer
7. Kim Min Jong
8. Like A G6 – Key & Kris & Amber
9. Changmin & Kyuhyun (with Taemin)- Just The Way You Are
10. EunHae – Oppa Oppa
11. EXO – History
12. EXO – MAMA
13. Taeyeon – Devil’s Cry
14. SNSD – Run Devil Run
15. SNSD – Genie
15. SJ & f(x) – Oops
16. SHINee with Luhan – Lucifer
17. Super Junior – Superman
18. Super Junior – Don’t Don
19. SHINee – Ring Ding Dong
20. Super Junior – Bonamana
21. SHINee – Juliette
22. SHINee – Love Like Oxygen
23. Ryeowook & DO – Missing You (Fly To The Sky)
24. TTS – Twinkle
25. DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again – TTS, D.O, Luhan, Sehun, Chanyeol
26. Dance Battle (Yunho, Eunhyuk, Tao, Kai, Taemin, Yoona, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Victoria)
27. Rising Sun Dance Stage – Yunho, Taemin and Kai
28. BoA – Hurricane Venus
29. BoA – Not Over U
30. BoA – The Shadow
31. Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
32. Super Junior-M – Perfection (Korean ver.)
33. Super Junior – A-CHa
34. SNSD – Mr. Taxi (Korean ver.)
35. Jonghyun & Taemin – Internet War
36. TVXQ – Maximum
37. TVXQ – Mrotic
38. TVXQ – Keep Your Head Down
39. SNSD – Gee
40. SNSD – Kissing You
41. Super Junior – Dancing Out
42. BoA feat. Taemin – Only One
43. f(x) – Electric Shock
44. SHINee – Sherlock
45. SNSD – The Boys
46. Super Junior – Sexy, Free & Single
47. TVXQ – Rising Sun
48. All Artists – Hope