CH3 49th Anniversary Soccer Game and Concert

byebye

sarNie OldFart
They like to go for those molum country outfits. I didn’t really like the songs this year. Matt really stood out with that short hair, but her dancing was kinda goofy. At one point she was doing whatever. Lol. Teaw was quite a dancer. She was the smoothest dancer on that stage, all that practicing paid off for her. Mint and Nadech look nice together. Nychaa a bit awkward but she’s still cute trying to keep up. What’s up with Yaya doing that oops expression?? She’s perform with Nadech countless times, but still surprised by the hug. Lol
Lol at this point in their relationship acting surprised isn't cute anymore. He gave her a hug she should've just hug back...that would've been cuter. If they are in the earlier years like year 1 or 2 it's a different story. I mean, out of all the girls she should know it's her hug hahaha. Then this shock look like, oh, he's hugging me lol.

Matt at one point fell out of sync and had to go about her business doing her own thing lol. She is just clumsy when it comes to dancing. She tries though but most of the time it's not working.
 

Ntsuab-Ci

In love with Phet & Mookda <3
Pink team's goalie is usually good! I guess this year wasnt his year/day. We all have those days where it's just not working out. Green team's first goalie was usually the one having a bit of trouble but he did well this year. It was his time to shine.
 

maimyang

Forgive me, I am still learning..
This was such an interesting event! I was there today watching from a far bc of seating but it was well worth staying in the hot sun to see them all. The outfits were quite something else though no lie haha. The performances were fire though!! I loved all the songs and dances. Really hyped up the crowd. The soccer game waas super fun but I srsly was so frustrated with the Pink Team's goalie.
Wow, wish I could have attended! Are these events expensive? How much would it cost in American dollars if you were to convert? Thanks!!
 

NongS

sarNie Hatchling
I feel sorry for all the background dancers/secondary actors because I'm sure they have good figures but their outfits are so unflattering and hideous. The costume Taew-Yaya-Mint-Matt-Nychaa and Kim and Mew were wearing at least showed off their figure somewhat and the colour that Yaya and Kim were wearing was fabulous and rich (we call it 'Rani' pink, Queen pink, in India). Bella's was really not a good look. And then the back up dancers are in this terrible shade of olive.
Taew's dancing was on fire... She actually knows how to dance!
 
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Koy123

sarNie OldFart
I like her hair though. So fluffy. Yeah, the outfits are hideous. It's straight up Karaoke. It just didn't make sense how anyone thought it's cute. None of it is cute.
Bella always has nice luscious hair. Haha, that’s what they were going for, the karaoke look. A lot of The actors can’t sing so the “karaoke” look fit. Lol
I agree, Yaya should have just hug back, that would have been cuter.
 

WeirFany

sarNie Adult

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sarNie Adult
So i flew to Thailand (from the Philippines) just for this event. It's my first time to watch a ch3 event and I realized it's an insane event both in good and bad ways. This might be long and I am typing from my phone (because I didn't bring a laptop so forgive me for typos)

I came specifically to join the James Ji fanzone. There are two types of tickets, first is the fanzone where fanclubs have their cheers and have their own thing going on, and the other part is the free seating area. The tickets to the event are actually free. People just have to line up early (like 8-9 am ish) to get in. You'll understand later why it's free. The fanzone on the other hand depends on the fanclub because the fanclubs have their own expenses with the t-shirts fan gear, tarps, displays, light sticks, etc. Registration and call times for that one is different too. The fanclub operation starts months before the event and gets more and more busy to the days leading to the event. I arrived on Friday to help in setting up, and the actors are practicing all day at the stadium (till wee hours of the morning) for the event. The fanclub staff don't sleep at all. It's such an organized activity, i never imagined it to be like that, but it's like a war with provisions and arming your soldiers, etc. The tiniest details are ironed out, with the names in the tumblers, the food delivery, the cues, etc. I was just there mostly helping with the pompoms in JamesJi's fanzone. Damn that thing was hard to make!

Anyway, come event day, we were made to go in the stadium at 10 am (but fanclub registration, etc was about 8 am). I don't know for the other fanclubs but james came and cheered his fanclub before we went in and he also provided some of the fan items. (he designed the costume even haha) at first i was iffy about the straw hats but oh boy. Had it been a baseball cap, we would have died. The straw hat lets air circulate at least.

Anyway, here's the crazy part. So the fans are herded inside the stadium right, and they sit at about 1030-11 am and it's so frickin hot. It was 33 degrees Celsius in AccuWeather but i swear it felt like 40 because we were under the sun 90% of the time. Like insane bright hot sunshine. And the fans were just sitting there, roasting while there's really nothing in the stadium. They play the behind the scenes videos in the big monitor in the stadium but what the heck, you can watch it from your tv and not under the hot sun. Well anyway, the fanclub staff are soooooooo busy as they have to keep the fans hydrated and alive. Like there was a constant supply of ice and water and soft drinks and there's an assembly line set up for getting the ice, putting it in the tumbler, then delivering it, then refilling it. It's a war i tell you. And then food from ch3 came, but still, while the fans are in the middle of the heat, we have to keep them fed and hydrated. There were several meals, and some of them were sponsored by James I think, though i am not so clear on the details, but I imagine he's thankful to his fans because seriously, i cannot overemphasize how hot and near life threatening that heat is. Someone actually had a heat stroke from our fanzone (actually not sure of what the diagnosis was) while James Ji and co were performing (haha talk about timing) and the fanclub was so organized like no one panicked (maybe only I did hahahaha) and first aid was given, i mean, it's the time when everyone was supposed to be looking at james because he finally came out, but the fan staff (these are the hardcore fans) just gave first aid and did all they can to help the auntie and the medics came and she was saved.

The artists come out at like what, 2? 3 pm? The reason why the dance numbers are so long is because the people in the fanzone are bored out of their minds in the heat and they have to get their patience's worth. The mood really changed when they started the music and the dancing and the heat became tolerable at least because everyone got pumped and cheering and all that. The sad part is that the stage is actually facing the free seating portion and the view is quite far from the fanzone area so we just really watch it from the monitor. But the actors do come around in the vehicle thingies and that's when they wave and show love to the fans. And the fans get really pumped when they see their idols come out. I actually liked their costumes, i think all that heat made everything that shines and glitters look pretty. The costumes were carnival inspired so it had that morning version of greatest showman or something going on.

About the fanzone, James Ji and Nadech's fanzones are right beside each other and the costumes are a bit similar. Actually going up the stadium, I actually got confused and followed the Nadech line because i couldn't read thai *sweatdrop* Then after Nadech's is Taew's. Beside JamesJi's is Mint FC. Then the big chunk of green team is Pope and of course PopeBella. I am not sure if Jiranee contingent was still deployed, as they have been in the past years, but i didn't see any Jiranee shirts or posters. So it's really PopeBella now. Anyway, i digress, so Pope's fan zone is hardcore because they even have drums and everything. And they really go crazy and loud when something Pope comes out and even when Pope had that awkward dance going on, the fans were really going wild. I dunno, i just find it really adorable because Pope really doesn't seem to be the performer type *Sweatdrop*

Mario is so loved, like all the fanzones are cheering for him. And seeing him up there made me realize why. He really connects with the fans and doesn't hold back on fanservice. He really looks like he is having fun and reaching out to everyone. Kim was glowing beside him. I have to be honest, i didn't really find Kim that mind blowingly beautiful but she is so damn pretty in real life (well, through binoculars at least) i was actually surprised that she's so much whiter compared to Yaya and she really looked Caucasian. Yaya still had asian features and she's as pretty as she is on tv. She had a lot of advertisements playing in the whole course of the event and like Mario, all the fanzones cheered for her.

Anyway, i didn't really get to watch the performances because we were busy with the food and the logistics and all that but the songs are really good to keep the energy going. Of course i am biased and I'll say James Ji, Boy Pakorn, Alek T. and Great's performance is the best but it's probably the reason why it isn't getting published in YouTube with all that grinding hahahaha. I didn't get to watch it because of the incident i mentioned earlier, but even with just the music it was really full of energy. Watching the clips in Twitter just made me love it all the more.

The soccer match was at around 4 or 5 pm, just near the sunset - understandably because we wouldn't want our Pra'eks to get burned. Again Pope's FC was wild wild wild because Pope was on fire, as always. I agree with the comment that Pink team was all over the place. James Ji.... He isn't good, as all his FCs know, but he tries :risas3:

In the halftime mark (after pink got pulverized) there was a halftime show with all the girls. Again, I agree, Taew is such a good dancer. Even better than Ice who supposedly had this dance thin going on, but it may also be the costumes. I mean, it. Looked like a corset thing and their headpieces seemed to be at the brink of falling off. There was one part where Taew actually slipped in the stairs and almost fell but was quickly helped by the girls. And she just continued dancing like it was nothing. The boys in the pink team are hella funny, as they fanboyed the girls when they were dancing.

Then after the halftime show was practice again. You already know that there's going to be a kickoff because the representatives practiced free kicks with the goalie.

The second half was played by the second leads *sweatdrop* and can i just say Pai Visarut is so damn hot. Like he's the epitome of tall dark and handsome. Diew Suriyon is also hot but he is more of boy next door hot.

Anyway, by some *strange twist of fate* pink team actually scored more hahaha so there was a kickoff.

The highlights for me are that playful exchange between great and boy. Great clearly let Boy score and Great did a somersault before kicking the ball to Boy (who didn't get to block it, as expected). Mark removed his shirt and yeah he was buff, but when the guy from the pink team removed his shirt, he was way more buff (for all his buffness, i can't remember who it was..... Sorry) after that, Lek T. had to do the free kick, but he was already getting teased that he will miss. And when he did miss, he pulled his shorts down instead of removing his shirt, unlike the two earlier guys:risas3: The part where Pope missed is so damn funny. The green team ran after him and they were going to beat him up(like alek) but instead, pope ran away hahahahhahaha it was HILARIOUS! Alex Rendell is such a sweetheart, he's just so adorable. And of course when JamesJi scored, the fanzone was WILD. It has been years since we had that smiley in the stand. Oh yeah! I forgot about Mario and that funny expression of defeat of his hahaha but pink team is so nice and just carrying out casualties instead of beating them up like the green team :risas3:
. I was surprised that it was JamesJi who went with James Ma (they did that too before in 2013). I was expecting him to be escorted by Nadech. Nadech's kick was funny too because the whole green team ganged up on him and pressured him to miss hahaha.

So the main highlight of the game is actually the part after when the cameras aren't rolling anymore. The actors go to their fanzones and say hi to their loyal fans. Pope's fanclub is so loud that James Ji even stopped and kinda looked at them too haha. Pope went to the James Ji zone and teased James a bit though i don't know what they had been talking about because i can't understand Thai but it was nice to see them getting along. Boy and Alek also came, and also Great of course. James Ji and Great are so damn random. They just randomly decided to head tumble in the grass for fanservice hahahaha

Ok my post is insanely long now but to sum it up, I realize that this event is really for fans. Like the funniest part is seeing them just goof around and not be like the characters they play. The fans, despite the heat and all that torture looked like they had lots of fun. So it's something that we don't really see on tv. Would I recommend it, sure. It's a nice worthy experience. I feel like crap today from the fatigue but it was super fun and I am still giggling till now.
 

xcinsationalx

sarNie Oldmaid
Omg y’all I was scared that Nadech would hold back in the performance cause Yaya was in it too but boy was I wrong! He had chemistry with all of the girls except Nycha cause she was awkward. She didn’t fit in with all the other girls. Should’ve replaced her with Mew. All the girls were going wild and so was Nadech! They were all like twerking and backing their booties up on him lol It was so much fun

Mint and Nadech’s interaction with each other were by far my favorite parts of the event so far! They had way more chemistry than I expected. The way he looked at Mint after she walked away was sexy af :naughty2: Khun Da needs to pair these two up in a slap and kiss. I’m so happy cause I never see them interacting.
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I've honestly always thought Nadech and Mint would look good together, and their chemistry here does not let me down lol. If only the channel would pair them together!
 

KitKat516

sarNie OldFart
So i flew to Thailand (from the Philippines) just for this event. It's my first time to watch a ch3 event and I realized it's an insane event both in good and bad ways. This might be long and I am typing from my phone (because I didn't bring a laptop so forgive me for typos)

I came specifically to join the James Ji fanzone. There are two types of tickets, first is the fanzone where fanclubs have their cheers and have their own thing going on, and the other part is the free seating area. The tickets to the event are actually free. People just have to line up early (like 8-9 am ish) to get in. You'll understand later why it's free. The fanzone on the other hand depends on the fanclub because the fanclubs have their own expenses with the t-shirts fan gear, tarps, displays, light sticks, etc. Registration and call times for that one is different too. The fanclub operation starts months before the event and gets more and more busy to the days leading to the event. I arrived on Friday to help in setting up, and the actors are practicing all day at the stadium (till wee hours of the morning) for the event. The fanclub staff don't sleep at all. It's such an organized activity, i never imagined it to be like that, but it's like a war with provisions and arming your soldiers, etc. The tiniest details are ironed out, with the names in the tumblers, the food delivery, the cues, etc. I was just there mostly helping with the pompoms in JamesJi's fanzone. Damn that thing was hard to make!

Anyway, come event day, we were made to go in the stadium at 10 am (but fanclub registration, etc was about 8 am). I don't know for the other fanclubs but james came and cheered his fanclub before we went in and he also provided some of the fan items. (he designed the costume even haha) at first i was iffy about the straw hats but oh boy. Had it been a baseball cap, we would have died. The straw hat lets air circulate at least.

Anyway, here's the crazy part. So the fans are herded inside the stadium right, and they sit at about 1030-11 am and it's so frickin hot. It was 33 degrees Celsius in AccuWeather but i swear it felt like 40 because we were under the sun 90% of the time. Like insane bright hot sunshine. And the fans were just sitting there, roasting while there's really nothing in the stadium. They play the behind the scenes videos in the big monitor in the stadium but what the heck, you can watch it from your tv and not under the hot sun. Well anyway, the fanclub staff are soooooooo busy as they have to keep the fans hydrated and alive. Like there was a constant supply of ice and water and soft drinks and there's an assembly line set up for getting the ice, putting it in the tumbler, then delivering it, then refilling it. It's a war i tell you. And then food from ch3 came, but still, while the fans are in the middle of the heat, we have to keep them fed and hydrated. There were several meals, and some of them were sponsored by James I think, though i am not so clear on the details, but I imagine he's thankful to his fans because seriously, i cannot overemphasize how hot and near life threatening that heat is. Someone actually had a heat stroke from our fanzone (actually not sure of what the diagnosis was) while James Ji and co were performing (haha talk about timing) and the fanclub was so organized like no one panicked (maybe only I did hahahaha) and first aid was given, i mean, it's the time when everyone was supposed to be looking at james because he finally came out, but the fan staff (these are the hardcore fans) just gave first aid and did all they can to help the auntie and the medics came and she was saved.

The artists come out at like what, 2? 3 pm? The reason why the dance numbers are so long is because the people in the fanzone are bored out of their minds in the heat and they have to get their patience's worth. The mood really changed when they started the music and the dancing and the heat became tolerable at least because everyone got pumped and cheering and all that. The sad part is that the stage is actually facing the free seating portion and the view is quite far from the fanzone area so we just really watch it from the monitor. But the actors do come around in the vehicle thingies and that's when they wave and show love to the fans. And the fans get really pumped when they see their idols come out. I actually liked their costumes, i think all that heat made everything that shines and glitters look pretty. The costumes were carnival inspired so it had that morning version of greatest showman or something going on.

About the fanzone, James Ji and Nadech's fanzones are right beside each other and the costumes are a bit similar. Actually going up the stadium, I actually got confused and followed the Nadech line because i couldn't read thai *sweatdrop* Then after Nadech's is Taew's. Beside JamesJi's is Mint FC. Then the big chunk of green team is Pope and of course PopeBella. I am not sure if Jiranee contingent was still deployed, as they have been in the past years, but i didn't see any Jiranee shirts or posters. So it's really PopeBella now. Anyway, i digress, so Pope's fan zone is hardcore because they even have drums and everything. And they really go crazy and loud when something Pope comes out and even when Pope had that awkward dance going on, the fans were really going wild. I dunno, i just find it really adorable because Pope really doesn't seem to be the performer type *Sweatdrop*

Mario is so loved, like all the fanzones are cheering for him. And seeing him up there made me realize why. He really connects with the fans and doesn't hold back on fanservice. He really looks like he is having fun and reaching out to everyone. Kim was glowing beside him. I have to be honest, i didn't really find Kim that mind blowingly beautiful but she is so damn pretty in real life (well, through binoculars at least) i was actually surprised that she's so much whiter compared to Yaya and she really looked Caucasian. Yaya still had asian features and she's as pretty as she is on tv. She had a lot of advertisements playing in the whole course of the event and like Mario, all the fanzones cheered for her.

Anyway, i didn't really get to watch the performances because we were busy with the food and the logistics and all that but the songs are really good to keep the energy going. Of course i am biased and I'll say James Ji, Boy Pakorn, Alek T. and Great's performance is the best but it's probably the reason why it isn't getting published in YouTube with all that grinding hahahaha. I didn't get to watch it because of the incident i mentioned earlier, but even with just the music it was really full of energy. Watching the clips in Twitter just made me love it all the more.

The soccer match was at around 4 or 5 pm, just near the sunset - understandably because we wouldn't want our Pra'eks to get burned. Again Pope's FC was wild wild wild because Pope was on fire, as always. I agree with the comment that Pink team was all over the place. James Ji.... He isn't good, as all his FCs know, but he tries :risas3:

In the halftime mark (after pink got pulverized) there was a halftime show with all the girls. Again, I agree, Taew is such a good dancer. Even better than Ice who supposedly had this dance thin going on, but it may also be the costumes. I mean, it. Looked like a corset thing and their headpieces seemed to be at the brink of falling off. There was one part where Taew actually slipped in the stairs and almost fell but was quickly helped by the girls. And she just continued dancing like it was nothing. The boys in the pink team are hella funny, as they fanboyed the girls when they were dancing.

Then after the halftime show was practice again. You already know that there's going to be a kickoff because the representatives practiced free kicks with the goalie.

The second half was played by the second leads *sweatdrop* and can i just say Pai Visarut is so damn hot. Like he's the epitome of tall dark and handsome. Diew Suriyon is also hot but he is more of boy next door hot.

Anyway, by some *strange twist of fate* pink team actually scored more hahaha so there was a kickoff.

The highlights for me are that playful exchange between great and boy. Great clearly let Boy score and Great did a somersault before kicking the ball to Boy (who didn't get to block it, as expected). Mark removed his shirt and yeah he was buff, but when the guy from the pink team removed his shirt, he was way more buff (for all his buffness, i can't remember who it was..... Sorry) after that, Lek T. had to do the free kick, but he was already getting teased that he will miss. And when he did miss, he pulled his shorts down instead of removing his shirt, unlike the two earlier guys:risas3: The part where Pope missed is so damn funny. The green team ran after him and they were going to beat him up(like alek) but instead, pope ran away hahahahhahaha it was HILARIOUS! Alex Rendell is such a sweetheart, he's just so adorable. And of course when JamesJi scored, the fanzone was WILD. It has been years since we had that smiley in the stand. Oh yeah! I forgot about Mario and that funny expression of defeat of his hahaha but pink team is so nice and just carrying out casualties instead of beating them up like the green team :risas3:
. I was surprised that it was JamesJi who went with James Ma (they did that too before in 2013). I was expecting him to be escorted by Nadech. Nadech's kick was funny too because the whole green team ganged up on him and pressured him to miss hahaha.

So the main highlight of the game is actually the part after when the cameras aren't rolling anymore. The actors go to their fanzones and say hi to their loyal fans. Pope's fanclub is so loud that James Ji even stopped and kinda looked at them too haha. Pope went to the James Ji zone and teased James a bit though i don't know what they had been talking about because i can't understand Thai but it was nice to see them getting along. Boy and Alek also came, and also Great of course. James Ji and Great are so damn random. They just randomly decided to head tumble in the grass for fanservice hahahaha

Ok my post is insanely long now but to sum it up, I realize that this event is really for fans. Like the funniest part is seeing them just goof around and not be like the characters they play. The fans, despite the heat and all that torture looked like they had lots of fun. So it's something that we don't really see on tv. Would I recommend it, sure. It's a nice worthy experience. I feel like crap today from the fatigue but it was super fun and I am still giggling till now.
Omg im so thrilled that you got to experienced all that!!! Im sure it'll be a memory you wont ever forget. Thank you so much for sharing!!!
 

xcinsationalx

sarNie Oldmaid
Whoever's comment it was, you were not joking about all the thrusting lol. Also, so surprised to see Joy and Vicky actually dancing and performing. I feel like previous years most of the vets just came around on floats.
 

Koy123

sarNie OldFart
So i flew to Thailand (from the Philippines) just for this event. It's my first time to watch a ch3 event and I realized it's an insane event both in good and bad ways. This might be long and I am typing from my phone (because I didn't bring a laptop so forgive me for typos)

I came specifically to join the James Ji fanzone. There are two types of tickets, first is the fanzone where fanclubs have their cheers and have their own thing going on, and the other part is the free seating area. The tickets to the event are actually free. People just have to line up early (like 8-9 am ish) to get in. You'll understand later why it's free. The fanzone on the other hand depends on the fanclub because the fanclubs have their own expenses with the t-shirts fan gear, tarps, displays, light sticks, etc. Registration and call times for that one is different too. The fanclub operation starts months before the event and gets more and more busy to the days leading to the event. I arrived on Friday to help in setting up, and the actors are practicing all day at the stadium (till wee hours of the morning) for the event. The fanclub staff don't sleep at all. It's such an organized activity, i never imagined it to be like that, but it's like a war with provisions and arming your soldiers, etc. The tiniest details are ironed out, with the names in the tumblers, the food delivery, the cues, etc. I was just there mostly helping with the pompoms in JamesJi's fanzone. Damn that thing was hard to make!

Anyway, come event day, we were made to go in the stadium at 10 am (but fanclub registration, etc was about 8 am). I don't know for the other fanclubs but james came and cheered his fanclub before we went in and he also provided some of the fan items. (he designed the costume even haha) at first i was iffy about the straw hats but oh boy. Had it been a baseball cap, we would have died. The straw hat lets air circulate at least.

Anyway, here's the crazy part. So the fans are herded inside the stadium right, and they sit at about 1030-11 am and it's so frickin hot. It was 33 degrees Celsius in AccuWeather but i swear it felt like 40 because we were under the sun 90% of the time. Like insane bright hot sunshine. And the fans were just sitting there, roasting while there's really nothing in the stadium. They play the behind the scenes videos in the big monitor in the stadium but what the heck, you can watch it from your tv and not under the hot sun. Well anyway, the fanclub staff are soooooooo busy as they have to keep the fans hydrated and alive. Like there was a constant supply of ice and water and soft drinks and there's an assembly line set up for getting the ice, putting it in the tumbler, then delivering it, then refilling it. It's a war i tell you. And then food from ch3 came, but still, while the fans are in the middle of the heat, we have to keep them fed and hydrated. There were several meals, and some of them were sponsored by James I think, though i am not so clear on the details, but I imagine he's thankful to his fans because seriously, i cannot overemphasize how hot and near life threatening that heat is. Someone actually had a heat stroke from our fanzone (actually not sure of what the diagnosis was) while James Ji and co were performing (haha talk about timing) and the fanclub was so organized like no one panicked (maybe only I did hahahaha) and first aid was given, i mean, it's the time when everyone was supposed to be looking at james because he finally came out, but the fan staff (these are the hardcore fans) just gave first aid and did all they can to help the auntie and the medics came and she was saved.

The artists come out at like what, 2? 3 pm? The reason why the dance numbers are so long is because the people in the fanzone are bored out of their minds in the heat and they have to get their patience's worth. The mood really changed when they started the music and the dancing and the heat became tolerable at least because everyone got pumped and cheering and all that. The sad part is that the stage is actually facing the free seating portion and the view is quite far from the fanzone area so we just really watch it from the monitor. But the actors do come around in the vehicle thingies and that's when they wave and show love to the fans. And the fans get really pumped when they see their idols come out. I actually liked their costumes, i think all that heat made everything that shines and glitters look pretty. The costumes were carnival inspired so it had that morning version of greatest showman or something going on.

About the fanzone, James Ji and Nadech's fanzones are right beside each other and the costumes are a bit similar. Actually going up the stadium, I actually got confused and followed the Nadech line because i couldn't read thai *sweatdrop* Then after Nadech's is Taew's. Beside JamesJi's is Mint FC. Then the big chunk of green team is Pope and of course PopeBella. I am not sure if Jiranee contingent was still deployed, as they have been in the past years, but i didn't see any Jiranee shirts or posters. So it's really PopeBella now. Anyway, i digress, so Pope's fan zone is hardcore because they even have drums and everything. And they really go crazy and loud when something Pope comes out and even when Pope had that awkward dance going on, the fans were really going wild. I dunno, i just find it really adorable because Pope really doesn't seem to be the performer type *Sweatdrop*

Mario is so loved, like all the fanzones are cheering for him. And seeing him up there made me realize why. He really connects with the fans and doesn't hold back on fanservice. He really looks like he is having fun and reaching out to everyone. Kim was glowing beside him. I have to be honest, i didn't really find Kim that mind blowingly beautiful but she is so damn pretty in real life (well, through binoculars at least) i was actually surprised that she's so much whiter compared to Yaya and she really looked Caucasian. Yaya still had asian features and she's as pretty as she is on tv. She had a lot of advertisements playing in the whole course of the event and like Mario, all the fanzones cheered for her.

Anyway, i didn't really get to watch the performances because we were busy with the food and the logistics and all that but the songs are really good to keep the energy going. Of course i am biased and I'll say James Ji, Boy Pakorn, Alek T. and Great's performance is the best but it's probably the reason why it isn't getting published in YouTube with all that grinding hahahaha. I didn't get to watch it because of the incident i mentioned earlier, but even with just the music it was really full of energy. Watching the clips in Twitter just made me love it all the more.

The soccer match was at around 4 or 5 pm, just near the sunset - understandably because we wouldn't want our Pra'eks to get burned. Again Pope's FC was wild wild wild because Pope was on fire, as always. I agree with the comment that Pink team was all over the place. James Ji.... He isn't good, as all his FCs know, but he tries :risas3:

In the halftime mark (after pink got pulverized) there was a halftime show with all the girls. Again, I agree, Taew is such a good dancer. Even better than Ice who supposedly had this dance thin going on, but it may also be the costumes. I mean, it. Looked like a corset thing and their headpieces seemed to be at the brink of falling off. There was one part where Taew actually slipped in the stairs and almost fell but was quickly helped by the girls. And she just continued dancing like it was nothing. The boys in the pink team are hella funny, as they fanboyed the girls when they were dancing.

Then after the halftime show was practice again. You already know that there's going to be a kickoff because the representatives practiced free kicks with the goalie.

The second half was played by the second leads *sweatdrop* and can i just say Pai Visarut is so damn hot. Like he's the epitome of tall dark and handsome. Diew Suriyon is also hot but he is more of boy next door hot.

Anyway, by some *strange twist of fate* pink team actually scored more hahaha so there was a kickoff.

The highlights for me are that playful exchange between great and boy. Great clearly let Boy score and Great did a somersault before kicking the ball to Boy (who didn't get to block it, as expected). Mark removed his shirt and yeah he was buff, but when the guy from the pink team removed his shirt, he was way more buff (for all his buffness, i can't remember who it was..... Sorry) after that, Lek T. had to do the free kick, but he was already getting teased that he will miss. And when he did miss, he pulled his shorts down instead of removing his shirt, unlike the two earlier guys:risas3: The part where Pope missed is so damn funny. The green team ran after him and they were going to beat him up(like alek) but instead, pope ran away hahahahhahaha it was HILARIOUS! Alex Rendell is such a sweetheart, he's just so adorable. And of course when JamesJi scored, the fanzone was WILD. It has been years since we had that smiley in the stand. Oh yeah! I forgot about Mario and that funny expression of defeat of his hahaha but pink team is so nice and just carrying out casualties instead of beating them up like the green team :risas3:
. I was surprised that it was JamesJi who went with James Ma (they did that too before in 2013). I was expecting him to be escorted by Nadech. Nadech's kick was funny too because the whole green team ganged up on him and pressured him to miss hahaha.

So the main highlight of the game is actually the part after when the cameras aren't rolling anymore. The actors go to their fanzones and say hi to their loyal fans. Pope's fanclub is so loud that James Ji even stopped and kinda looked at them too haha. Pope went to the James Ji zone and teased James a bit though i don't know what they had been talking about because i can't understand Thai but it was nice to see them getting along. Boy and Alek also came, and also Great of course. James Ji and Great are so damn random. They just randomly decided to head tumble in the grass for fanservice hahahaha

Ok my post is insanely long now but to sum it up, I realize that this event is really for fans. Like the funniest part is seeing them just goof around and not be like the characters they play. The fans, despite the heat and all that torture looked like they had lots of fun. So it's something that we don't really see on tv. Would I recommend it, sure. It's a nice worthy experience. I feel like crap today from the fatigue but it was super fun and I am still giggling till now.
Wow, that’s quite the experienced! That’s a lot of commitment and determination of the fans to be waiting and sitting in the hot sun all day for their favs. Without these fan, we wouldn’t get these pics and videos that quick. Thanks for sharing!
 

Xiongurl26

sarNie Adult
Pink team's goalie is usually good! I guess this year wasnt his year/day. We all have those days where it's just not working out. Green team's first goalie was usually the one having a bit of trouble but he did well this year. It was his time to shine.
That's what I was thinking. I was also like oh thats the guy who usually is pretty good but idk what happened. I was stressing out so bad watching the game lol.
So i flew to Thailand (from the Philippines) just for this event. It's my first time to watch a ch3 event and I realized it's an insane event both in good and bad ways. This might be long and I am typing from my phone (because I didn't bring a laptop so forgive me for typos)

I came specifically to join the James Ji fanzone. There are two types of tickets, first is the fanzone where fanclubs have their cheers and have their own thing going on, and the other part is the free seating area. The tickets to the event are actually free. People just have to line up early (like 8-9 am ish) to get in. You'll understand later why it's free. The fanzone on the other hand depends on the fanclub because the fanclubs have their own expenses with the t-shirts fan gear, tarps, displays, light sticks, etc. Registration and call times for that one is different too. The fanclub operation starts months before the event and gets more and more busy to the days leading to the event. I arrived on Friday to help in setting up, and the actors are practicing all day at the stadium (till wee hours of the morning) for the event. The fanclub staff don't sleep at all. It's such an organized activity, i never imagined it to be like that, but it's like a war with provisions and arming your soldiers, etc. The tiniest details are ironed out, with the names in the tumblers, the food delivery, the cues, etc. I was just there mostly helping with the pompoms in JamesJi's fanzone. Damn that thing was hard to make!

Anyway, come event day, we were made to go in the stadium at 10 am (but fanclub registration, etc was about 8 am). I don't know for the other fanclubs but james came and cheered his fanclub before we went in and he also provided some of the fan items. (he designed the costume even haha) at first i was iffy about the straw hats but oh boy. Had it been a baseball cap, we would have died. The straw hat lets air circulate at least.

Anyway, here's the crazy part. So the fans are herded inside the stadium right, and they sit at about 1030-11 am and it's so frickin hot. It was 33 degrees Celsius in AccuWeather but i swear it felt like 40 because we were under the sun 90% of the time. Like insane bright hot sunshine. And the fans were just sitting there, roasting while there's really nothing in the stadium. They play the behind the scenes videos in the big monitor in the stadium but what the heck, you can watch it from your tv and not under the hot sun. Well anyway, the fanclub staff are soooooooo busy as they have to keep the fans hydrated and alive. Like there was a constant supply of ice and water and soft drinks and there's an assembly line set up for getting the ice, putting it in the tumbler, then delivering it, then refilling it. It's a war i tell you. And then food from ch3 came, but still, while the fans are in the middle of the heat, we have to keep them fed and hydrated. There were several meals, and some of them were sponsored by James I think, though i am not so clear on the details, but I imagine he's thankful to his fans because seriously, i cannot overemphasize how hot and near life threatening that heat is. Someone actually had a heat stroke from our fanzone (actually not sure of what the diagnosis was) while James Ji and co were performing (haha talk about timing) and the fanclub was so organized like no one panicked (maybe only I did hahahaha) and first aid was given, i mean, it's the time when everyone was supposed to be looking at james because he finally came out, but the fan staff (these are the hardcore fans) just gave first aid and did all they can to help the auntie and the medics came and she was saved.

The artists come out at like what, 2? 3 pm? The reason why the dance numbers are so long is because the people in the fanzone are bored out of their minds in the heat and they have to get their patience's worth. The mood really changed when they started the music and the dancing and the heat became tolerable at least because everyone got pumped and cheering and all that. The sad part is that the stage is actually facing the free seating portion and the view is quite far from the fanzone area so we just really watch it from the monitor. But the actors do come around in the vehicle thingies and that's when they wave and show love to the fans. And the fans get really pumped when they see their idols come out. I actually liked their costumes, i think all that heat made everything that shines and glitters look pretty. The costumes were carnival inspired so it had that morning version of greatest showman or something going on.

About the fanzone, James Ji and Nadech's fanzones are right beside each other and the costumes are a bit similar. Actually going up the stadium, I actually got confused and followed the Nadech line because i couldn't read thai *sweatdrop* Then after Nadech's is Taew's. Beside JamesJi's is Mint FC. Then the big chunk of green team is Pope and of course PopeBella. I am not sure if Jiranee contingent was still deployed, as they have been in the past years, but i didn't see any Jiranee shirts or posters. So it's really PopeBella now. Anyway, i digress, so Pope's fan zone is hardcore because they even have drums and everything. And they really go crazy and loud when something Pope comes out and even when Pope had that awkward dance going on, the fans were really going wild. I dunno, i just find it really adorable because Pope really doesn't seem to be the performer type *Sweatdrop*

Mario is so loved, like all the fanzones are cheering for him. And seeing him up there made me realize why. He really connects with the fans and doesn't hold back on fanservice. He really looks like he is having fun and reaching out to everyone. Kim was glowing beside him. I have to be honest, i didn't really find Kim that mind blowingly beautiful but she is so damn pretty in real life (well, through binoculars at least) i was actually surprised that she's so much whiter compared to Yaya and she really looked Caucasian. Yaya still had asian features and she's as pretty as she is on tv. She had a lot of advertisements playing in the whole course of the event and like Mario, all the fanzones cheered for her.

Anyway, i didn't really get to watch the performances because we were busy with the food and the logistics and all that but the songs are really good to keep the energy going. Of course i am biased and I'll say James Ji, Boy Pakorn, Alek T. and Great's performance is the best but it's probably the reason why it isn't getting published in YouTube with all that grinding hahahaha. I didn't get to watch it because of the incident i mentioned earlier, but even with just the music it was really full of energy. Watching the clips in Twitter just made me love it all the more.

The soccer match was at around 4 or 5 pm, just near the sunset - understandably because we wouldn't want our Pra'eks to get burned. Again Pope's FC was wild wild wild because Pope was on fire, as always. I agree with the comment that Pink team was all over the place. James Ji.... He isn't good, as all his FCs know, but he tries :risas3:

In the halftime mark (after pink got pulverized) there was a halftime show with all the girls. Again, I agree, Taew is such a good dancer. Even better than Ice who supposedly had this dance thin going on, but it may also be the costumes. I mean, it. Looked like a corset thing and their headpieces seemed to be at the brink of falling off. There was one part where Taew actually slipped in the stairs and almost fell but was quickly helped by the girls. And she just continued dancing like it was nothing. The boys in the pink team are hella funny, as they fanboyed the girls when they were dancing.

Then after the halftime show was practice again. You already know that there's going to be a kickoff because the representatives practiced free kicks with the goalie.

The second half was played by the second leads *sweatdrop* and can i just say Pai Visarut is so damn hot. Like he's the epitome of tall dark and handsome. Diew Suriyon is also hot but he is more of boy next door hot.

Anyway, by some *strange twist of fate* pink team actually scored more hahaha so there was a kickoff.

The highlights for me are that playful exchange between great and boy. Great clearly let Boy score and Great did a somersault before kicking the ball to Boy (who didn't get to block it, as expected). Mark removed his shirt and yeah he was buff, but when the guy from the pink team removed his shirt, he was way more buff (for all his buffness, i can't remember who it was..... Sorry) after that, Lek T. had to do the free kick, but he was already getting teased that he will miss. And when he did miss, he pulled his shorts down instead of removing his shirt, unlike the two earlier guys:risas3: The part where Pope missed is so damn funny. The green team ran after him and they were going to beat him up(like alek) but instead, pope ran away hahahahhahaha it was HILARIOUS! Alex Rendell is such a sweetheart, he's just so adorable. And of course when JamesJi scored, the fanzone was WILD. It has been years since we had that smiley in the stand. Oh yeah! I forgot about Mario and that funny expression of defeat of his hahaha but pink team is so nice and just carrying out casualties instead of beating them up like the green team :risas3:
. I was surprised that it was JamesJi who went with James Ma (they did that too before in 2013). I was expecting him to be escorted by Nadech. Nadech's kick was funny too because the whole green team ganged up on him and pressured him to miss hahaha.

So the main highlight of the game is actually the part after when the cameras aren't rolling anymore. The actors go to their fanzones and say hi to their loyal fans. Pope's fanclub is so loud that James Ji even stopped and kinda looked at them too haha. Pope went to the James Ji zone and teased James a bit though i don't know what they had been talking about because i can't understand Thai but it was nice to see them getting along. Boy and Alek also came, and also Great of course. James Ji and Great are so damn random. They just randomly decided to head tumble in the grass for fanservice hahahaha

Ok my post is insanely long now but to sum it up, I realize that this event is really for fans. Like the funniest part is seeing them just goof around and not be like the characters they play. The fans, despite the heat and all that torture looked like they had lots of fun. So it's something that we don't really see on tv. Would I recommend it, sure. It's a nice worthy experience. I feel like crap today from the fatigue but it was super fun and I am still giggling till now.
OMG! You came too. I would have love to meet you. You put everything right into perspective. This was also my first time attending the anniversary event and I was so blown away. It was more fun than I was expecting and it was like fangirl heaven lol. I was in the free zone ofc lol but it definitely was so fun. I'm happy you got to be a part of the FC zone. The FC zone is so pumped and I sat in the free zone near Great's FC. They were so supportive and active with their pom-poms as well it kept me pumped. Just want to say all the FCs did such a great job. I also was quite sad about the stage performance part bc I didnt get the good seating so I also had to watch on the big screen. It sure was hot and I was a little bit irritated by the wait time but like you said, once it started, it was super fun and pumped and I totally forgot about the heat. Also, great coordination to the FC's being able to come together and make big designs out of everyone holding paper. I thought it was cool.

Wow, wish I could have attended! Are these events expensive? How much would it cost in American dollars if you were to convert? Thanks!!
Like Greata mentioned above, it was actually free! You just need to obtain a ticket and thats all. For a free event, I cant complain. It was well worth it.
 

kjc1994

sarNie Adult
Watching Pope perform, he really isn’t the best dancer. He’s so awkward lol but it’s still funny and cute.
 

KitKat516

sarNie OldFart
That's what I was thinking. I was also like oh thats the guy who usually is pretty good but idk what happened. I was stressing out so bad watching the game lol.

OMG! You came too. I would have love to meet you. You put everything right into perspective. This was also my first time attending the anniversary event and I was so blown away. It was more fun than I was expecting and it was like fangirl heaven lol. I was in the free zone ofc lol but it definitely was so fun. I'm happy you got to be a part of the FC zone. The FC zone is so pumped and I sat in the free zone near Great's FC. They were so supportive and active with their pom-poms as well it kept me pumped. Just want to say all the FCs did such a great job. I also was quite sad about the stage performance part bc I didnt get the good seating so I also had to watch on the big screen. It sure was hot and I was a little bit irritated by the wait time but like you said, once it started, it was super fun and pumped and I totally forgot about the heat. Also, great coordination to the FC's being able to come together and make big designs out of everyone holding paper. I thought it was cool.


Like Greata mentioned above, it was actually free! You just need to obtain a ticket and thats all. For a free event, I cant complain. It was well worth it.
I love that huge poster they made for Great!!

Really love the KDTN crew, they truly are the channel's jokester crew lol.


Aww they're so sweet
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twister02

M♥K
So i flew to Thailand (from the Philippines) just for this event. It's my first time to watch a ch3 event and I realized it's an insane event both in good and bad ways. This might be long and I am typing from my phone (because I didn't bring a laptop so forgive me for typos)

I came specifically to join the James Ji fanzone. There are two types of tickets, first is the fanzone where fanclubs have their cheers and have their own thing going on, and the other part is the free seating area. The tickets to the event are actually free. People just have to line up early (like 8-9 am ish) to get in. You'll understand later why it's free. The fanzone on the other hand depends on the fanclub because the fanclubs have their own expenses with the t-shirts fan gear, tarps, displays, light sticks, etc. Registration and call times for that one is different too. The fanclub operation starts months before the event and gets more and more busy to the days leading to the event. I arrived on Friday to help in setting up, and the actors are practicing all day at the stadium (till wee hours of the morning) for the event. The fanclub staff don't sleep at all. It's such an organized activity, i never imagined it to be like that, but it's like a war with provisions and arming your soldiers, etc. The tiniest details are ironed out, with the names in the tumblers, the food delivery, the cues, etc. I was just there mostly helping with the pompoms in JamesJi's fanzone. Damn that thing was hard to make!

Anyway, come event day, we were made to go in the stadium at 10 am (but fanclub registration, etc was about 8 am). I don't know for the other fanclubs but james came and cheered his fanclub before we went in and he also provided some of the fan items. (he designed the costume even haha) at first i was iffy about the straw hats but oh boy. Had it been a baseball cap, we would have died. The straw hat lets air circulate at least.

Anyway, here's the crazy part. So the fans are herded inside the stadium right, and they sit at about 1030-11 am and it's so frickin hot. It was 33 degrees Celsius in AccuWeather but i swear it felt like 40 because we were under the sun 90% of the time. Like insane bright hot sunshine. And the fans were just sitting there, roasting while there's really nothing in the stadium. They play the behind the scenes videos in the big monitor in the stadium but what the heck, you can watch it from your tv and not under the hot sun. Well anyway, the fanclub staff are soooooooo busy as they have to keep the fans hydrated and alive. Like there was a constant supply of ice and water and soft drinks and there's an assembly line set up for getting the ice, putting it in the tumbler, then delivering it, then refilling it. It's a war i tell you. And then food from ch3 came, but still, while the fans are in the middle of the heat, we have to keep them fed and hydrated. There were several meals, and some of them were sponsored by James I think, though i am not so clear on the details, but I imagine he's thankful to his fans because seriously, i cannot overemphasize how hot and near life threatening that heat is. Someone actually had a heat stroke from our fanzone (actually not sure of what the diagnosis was) while James Ji and co were performing (haha talk about timing) and the fanclub was so organized like no one panicked (maybe only I did hahahaha) and first aid was given, i mean, it's the time when everyone was supposed to be looking at james because he finally came out, but the fan staff (these are the hardcore fans) just gave first aid and did all they can to help the auntie and the medics came and she was saved.

The artists come out at like what, 2? 3 pm? The reason why the dance numbers are so long is because the people in the fanzone are bored out of their minds in the heat and they have to get their patience's worth. The mood really changed when they started the music and the dancing and the heat became tolerable at least because everyone got pumped and cheering and all that. The sad part is that the stage is actually facing the free seating portion and the view is quite far from the fanzone area so we just really watch it from the monitor. But the actors do come around in the vehicle thingies and that's when they wave and show love to the fans. And the fans get really pumped when they see their idols come out. I actually liked their costumes, i think all that heat made everything that shines and glitters look pretty. The costumes were carnival inspired so it had that morning version of greatest showman or something going on.

About the fanzone, James Ji and Nadech's fanzones are right beside each other and the costumes are a bit similar. Actually going up the stadium, I actually got confused and followed the Nadech line because i couldn't read thai *sweatdrop* Then after Nadech's is Taew's. Beside JamesJi's is Mint FC. Then the big chunk of green team is Pope and of course PopeBella. I am not sure if Jiranee contingent was still deployed, as they have been in the past years, but i didn't see any Jiranee shirts or posters. So it's really PopeBella now. Anyway, i digress, so Pope's fan zone is hardcore because they even have drums and everything. And they really go crazy and loud when something Pope comes out and even when Pope had that awkward dance going on, the fans were really going wild. I dunno, i just find it really adorable because Pope really doesn't seem to be the performer type *Sweatdrop*

Mario is so loved, like all the fanzones are cheering for him. And seeing him up there made me realize why. He really connects with the fans and doesn't hold back on fanservice. He really looks like he is having fun and reaching out to everyone. Kim was glowing beside him. I have to be honest, i didn't really find Kim that mind blowingly beautiful but she is so damn pretty in real life (well, through binoculars at least) i was actually surprised that she's so much whiter compared to Yaya and she really looked Caucasian. Yaya still had asian features and she's as pretty as she is on tv. She had a lot of advertisements playing in the whole course of the event and like Mario, all the fanzones cheered for her.

Anyway, i didn't really get to watch the performances because we were busy with the food and the logistics and all that but the songs are really good to keep the energy going. Of course i am biased and I'll say James Ji, Boy Pakorn, Alek T. and Great's performance is the best but it's probably the reason why it isn't getting published in YouTube with all that grinding hahahaha. I didn't get to watch it because of the incident i mentioned earlier, but even with just the music it was really full of energy. Watching the clips in Twitter just made me love it all the more.

The soccer match was at around 4 or 5 pm, just near the sunset - understandably because we wouldn't want our Pra'eks to get burned. Again Pope's FC was wild wild wild because Pope was on fire, as always. I agree with the comment that Pink team was all over the place. James Ji.... He isn't good, as all his FCs know, but he tries :risas3:

In the halftime mark (after pink got pulverized) there was a halftime show with all the girls. Again, I agree, Taew is such a good dancer. Even better than Ice who supposedly had this dance thin going on, but it may also be the costumes. I mean, it. Looked like a corset thing and their headpieces seemed to be at the brink of falling off. There was one part where Taew actually slipped in the stairs and almost fell but was quickly helped by the girls. And she just continued dancing like it was nothing. The boys in the pink team are hella funny, as they fanboyed the girls when they were dancing.

Then after the halftime show was practice again. You already know that there's going to be a kickoff because the representatives practiced free kicks with the goalie.

The second half was played by the second leads *sweatdrop* and can i just say Pai Visarut is so damn hot. Like he's the epitome of tall dark and handsome. Diew Suriyon is also hot but he is more of boy next door hot.

Anyway, by some *strange twist of fate* pink team actually scored more hahaha so there was a kickoff.

The highlights for me are that playful exchange between great and boy. Great clearly let Boy score and Great did a somersault before kicking the ball to Boy (who didn't get to block it, as expected). Mark removed his shirt and yeah he was buff, but when the guy from the pink team removed his shirt, he was way more buff (for all his buffness, i can't remember who it was..... Sorry) after that, Lek T. had to do the free kick, but he was already getting teased that he will miss. And when he did miss, he pulled his shorts down instead of removing his shirt, unlike the two earlier guys:risas3: The part where Pope missed is so damn funny. The green team ran after him and they were going to beat him up(like alek) but instead, pope ran away hahahahhahaha it was HILARIOUS! Alex Rendell is such a sweetheart, he's just so adorable. And of course when JamesJi scored, the fanzone was WILD. It has been years since we had that smiley in the stand. Oh yeah! I forgot about Mario and that funny expression of defeat of his hahaha but pink team is so nice and just carrying out casualties instead of beating them up like the green team :risas3:
. I was surprised that it was JamesJi who went with James Ma (they did that too before in 2013). I was expecting him to be escorted by Nadech. Nadech's kick was funny too because the whole green team ganged up on him and pressured him to miss hahaha.

So the main highlight of the game is actually the part after when the cameras aren't rolling anymore. The actors go to their fanzones and say hi to their loyal fans. Pope's fanclub is so loud that James Ji even stopped and kinda looked at them too haha. Pope went to the James Ji zone and teased James a bit though i don't know what they had been talking about because i can't understand Thai but it was nice to see them getting along. Boy and Alek also came, and also Great of course. James Ji and Great are so damn random. They just randomly decided to head tumble in the grass for fanservice hahahaha

Ok my post is insanely long now but to sum it up, I realize that this event is really for fans. Like the funniest part is seeing them just goof around and not be like the characters they play. The fans, despite the heat and all that torture looked like they had lots of fun. So it's something that we don't really see on tv. Would I recommend it, sure. It's a nice worthy experience. I feel like crap today from the fatigue but it was super fun and I am still giggling till now.
What an experience!! Thank you so much for sharing it :)
I really wanted to see Kim from the way you describe her ♥
 

Kay123

sarNie Oldmaid
So i flew to Thailand (from the Philippines) just for this event. It's my first time to watch a ch3 event and I realized it's an insane event both in good and bad ways. This might be long and I am typing from my phone (because I didn't bring a laptop so forgive me for typos)

I came specifically to join the James Ji fanzone. There are two types of tickets, first is the fanzone where fanclubs have their cheers and have their own thing going on, and the other part is the free seating area. The tickets to the event are actually free. People just have to line up early (like 8-9 am ish) to get in. You'll understand later why it's free. The fanzone on the other hand depends on the fanclub because the fanclubs have their own expenses with the t-shirts fan gear, tarps, displays, light sticks, etc. Registration and call times for that one is different too. The fanclub operation starts months before the event and gets more and more busy to the days leading to the event. I arrived on Friday to help in setting up, and the actors are practicing all day at the stadium (till wee hours of the morning) for the event. The fanclub staff don't sleep at all. It's such an organized activity, i never imagined it to be like that, but it's like a war with provisions and arming your soldiers, etc. The tiniest details are ironed out, with the names in the tumblers, the food delivery, the cues, etc. I was just there mostly helping with the pompoms in JamesJi's fanzone. Damn that thing was hard to make!

Anyway, come event day, we were made to go in the stadium at 10 am (but fanclub registration, etc was about 8 am). I don't know for the other fanclubs but james came and cheered his fanclub before we went in and he also provided some of the fan items. (he designed the costume even haha) at first i was iffy about the straw hats but oh boy. Had it been a baseball cap, we would have died. The straw hat lets air circulate at least.

Anyway, here's the crazy part. So the fans are herded inside the stadium right, and they sit at about 1030-11 am and it's so frickin hot. It was 33 degrees Celsius in AccuWeather but i swear it felt like 40 because we were under the sun 90% of the time. Like insane bright hot sunshine. And the fans were just sitting there, roasting while there's really nothing in the stadium. They play the behind the scenes videos in the big monitor in the stadium but what the heck, you can watch it from your tv and not under the hot sun. Well anyway, the fanclub staff are soooooooo busy as they have to keep the fans hydrated and alive. Like there was a constant supply of ice and water and soft drinks and there's an assembly line set up for getting the ice, putting it in the tumbler, then delivering it, then refilling it. It's a war i tell you. And then food from ch3 came, but still, while the fans are in the middle of the heat, we have to keep them fed and hydrated. There were several meals, and some of them were sponsored by James I think, though i am not so clear on the details, but I imagine he's thankful to his fans because seriously, i cannot overemphasize how hot and near life threatening that heat is. Someone actually had a heat stroke from our fanzone (actually not sure of what the diagnosis was) while James Ji and co were performing (haha talk about timing) and the fanclub was so organized like no one panicked (maybe only I did hahahaha) and first aid was given, i mean, it's the time when everyone was supposed to be looking at james because he finally came out, but the fan staff (these are the hardcore fans) just gave first aid and did all they can to help the auntie and the medics came and she was saved.

The artists come out at like what, 2? 3 pm? The reason why the dance numbers are so long is because the people in the fanzone are bored out of their minds in the heat and they have to get their patience's worth. The mood really changed when they started the music and the dancing and the heat became tolerable at least because everyone got pumped and cheering and all that. The sad part is that the stage is actually facing the free seating portion and the view is quite far from the fanzone area so we just really watch it from the monitor. But the actors do come around in the vehicle thingies and that's when they wave and show love to the fans. And the fans get really pumped when they see their idols come out. I actually liked their costumes, i think all that heat made everything that shines and glitters look pretty. The costumes were carnival inspired so it had that morning version of greatest showman or something going on.

About the fanzone, James Ji and Nadech's fanzones are right beside each other and the costumes are a bit similar. Actually going up the stadium, I actually got confused and followed the Nadech line because i couldn't read thai *sweatdrop* Then after Nadech's is Taew's. Beside JamesJi's is Mint FC. Then the big chunk of green team is Pope and of course PopeBella. I am not sure if Jiranee contingent was still deployed, as they have been in the past years, but i didn't see any Jiranee shirts or posters. So it's really PopeBella now. Anyway, i digress, so Pope's fan zone is hardcore because they even have drums and everything. And they really go crazy and loud when something Pope comes out and even when Pope had that awkward dance going on, the fans were really going wild. I dunno, i just find it really adorable because Pope really doesn't seem to be the performer type *Sweatdrop*

Mario is so loved, like all the fanzones are cheering for him. And seeing him up there made me realize why. He really connects with the fans and doesn't hold back on fanservice. He really looks like he is having fun and reaching out to everyone. Kim was glowing beside him. I have to be honest, i didn't really find Kim that mind blowingly beautiful but she is so damn pretty in real life (well, through binoculars at least) i was actually surprised that she's so much whiter compared to Yaya and she really looked Caucasian. Yaya still had asian features and she's as pretty as she is on tv. She had a lot of advertisements playing in the whole course of the event and like Mario, all the fanzones cheered for her.

Anyway, i didn't really get to watch the performances because we were busy with the food and the logistics and all that but the songs are really good to keep the energy going. Of course i am biased and I'll say James Ji, Boy Pakorn, Alek T. and Great's performance is the best but it's probably the reason why it isn't getting published in YouTube with all that grinding hahahaha. I didn't get to watch it because of the incident i mentioned earlier, but even with just the music it was really full of energy. Watching the clips in Twitter just made me love it all the more.

The soccer match was at around 4 or 5 pm, just near the sunset - understandably because we wouldn't want our Pra'eks to get burned. Again Pope's FC was wild wild wild because Pope was on fire, as always. I agree with the comment that Pink team was all over the place. James Ji.... He isn't good, as all his FCs know, but he tries :risas3:

In the halftime mark (after pink got pulverized) there was a halftime show with all the girls. Again, I agree, Taew is such a good dancer. Even better than Ice who supposedly had this dance thin going on, but it may also be the costumes. I mean, it. Looked like a corset thing and their headpieces seemed to be at the brink of falling off. There was one part where Taew actually slipped in the stairs and almost fell but was quickly helped by the girls. And she just continued dancing like it was nothing. The boys in the pink team are hella funny, as they fanboyed the girls when they were dancing.

Then after the halftime show was practice again. You already know that there's going to be a kickoff because the representatives practiced free kicks with the goalie.

The second half was played by the second leads *sweatdrop* and can i just say Pai Visarut is so damn hot. Like he's the epitome of tall dark and handsome. Diew Suriyon is also hot but he is more of boy next door hot.

Anyway, by some *strange twist of fate* pink team actually scored more hahaha so there was a kickoff.

The highlights for me are that playful exchange between great and boy. Great clearly let Boy score and Great did a somersault before kicking the ball to Boy (who didn't get to block it, as expected). Mark removed his shirt and yeah he was buff, but when the guy from the pink team removed his shirt, he was way more buff (for all his buffness, i can't remember who it was..... Sorry) after that, Lek T. had to do the free kick, but he was already getting teased that he will miss. And when he did miss, he pulled his shorts down instead of removing his shirt, unlike the two earlier guys:risas3: The part where Pope missed is so damn funny. The green team ran after him and they were going to beat him up(like alek) but instead, pope ran away hahahahhahaha it was HILARIOUS! Alex Rendell is such a sweetheart, he's just so adorable. And of course when JamesJi scored, the fanzone was WILD. It has been years since we had that smiley in the stand. Oh yeah! I forgot about Mario and that funny expression of defeat of his hahaha but pink team is so nice and just carrying out casualties instead of beating them up like the green team :risas3:
. I was surprised that it was JamesJi who went with James Ma (they did that too before in 2013). I was expecting him to be escorted by Nadech. Nadech's kick was funny too because the whole green team ganged up on him and pressured him to miss hahaha.

So the main highlight of the game is actually the part after when the cameras aren't rolling anymore. The actors go to their fanzones and say hi to their loyal fans. Pope's fanclub is so loud that James Ji even stopped and kinda looked at them too haha. Pope went to the James Ji zone and teased James a bit though i don't know what they had been talking about because i can't understand Thai but it was nice to see them getting along. Boy and Alek also came, and also Great of course. James Ji and Great are so damn random. They just randomly decided to head tumble in the grass for fanservice hahahaha

Ok my post is insanely long now but to sum it up, I realize that this event is really for fans. Like the funniest part is seeing them just goof around and not be like the characters they play. The fans, despite the heat and all that torture looked like they had lots of fun. So it's something that we don't really see on tv. Would I recommend it, sure. It's a nice worthy experience. I feel like crap today from the fatigue but it was super fun and I am still giggling till now.
Aww thanks for sharing your experiences with us.. I might try to attend their 50th anniversary next year with @Xiongurl26 and @Ann24 :p I actually loved their costumes and their performances, I thought it was so colourful and cheerful :cheer:

And Damn Taew is on fire with her moves :clap: maybe I am bias but I can’t seem to stop watching her dance :p I want to learn some lookthung dances move now :pancarta:
 
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