Life in the ROK

West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Last night Jay and I went to a Boney M concert with our Japanese friends Yoko and Hiro. Never heard of Boney M? Neither had we until Yoko loaned us a DVD of some of their concerts from the late seventies through the eighties that she bought from a bootleg DVD stand in Korea. They are, how to say? Maybe something like pop-Afro-funk-space-travelers? We had no idea they were even still performing so when Yoko and Hiro invited us to the concert we couldn't say no. The concert was really fun even thought Boney M replaced 2 of their original members and their costumes were a little toned down from what they wore in the 80s. We decided we should dress up a bit too, although we learned after arriving that this is not the Korean thing to do...apparently just the American and Japanese thing to do. Here is a YouTube video of one of their famous songs, Daddy Cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c-M8mHsFEY&mode=related&search=

2 Comments:

Blogger Katie said...

AWESOME!! I'm so glad you dressed up--it makes for a way better story:)

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Yoko said...

Hello!It was a fan night. Thank you very much for coming with us.Now I like Boney M more than before.I am very happy to have a picture taken with Riz Mitchell.I was kinda ashamed because we were the only group dressed up that night.bye!

1:38 AM  

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