Now, I am going to share in this post, photos that I have taken of Down to Mars in GMA before, during and after the taping.
Here are just teaser photos that I took from the taping.
Oh yes, I decided to drop by on Tuesday night after the meeting ended sooner that I expected. So right after the year-end toast, I hurriedly left the venue then went off to GMA.
The taping had already started when we arrived. At first I was reluctant to go inside the studio to watch, but due to my friend's insistent, I gave in. As we were walking at the backstage, I was surprised to see Jeongwon, Daisuke and Kiro all looking tall and handsome in get up.
Jeongwon was the first one to greet us and I am glad that he remembered me. After the usual greeting, he mentioned that they're just taping the opening and that the other members are at the other side.
In my blog, I may talk much but whenever I see Down To Mars I cannot hardly think and open my lips to say anything. ^_^ So, it was Jeongwon and my friend who were talking a lot. All I remember saying was, we left some things in their dressing room. Ha! I guess I was a bit starstruck seeing them once again. (blush)
After the short greeting and short convo, as they are taping, we left them at the backstage and proceeded at the studio to check a bit.
Saw almost all the stars on stage but my eyes of course were only on Down to Mars who were standing at the elevated stage. ^_^ While we were there with the audience @WeAreDownToMars tweeted asking where I am. I guess the members whom we saw already told them that I was there.
We stayed for a while but I did not get photos of the members (which I should have). When we decided to leave, we saw again Jeongwon, Daisuke and Kiro where we saw them the first time waiting for their turn again to go up on stage.
Jeongwon mentioned that Rhythm N Boys will be taping shortly and ask if we would watch. Honestly, since things were all unplanned that night, I told my friend that I want to see them on stage.
But before their Rhythm N Boys' taping, Down To Mars has to make a recording for The 3rd Wave. We also can watch but I decided not to anymore since my friend might be hungry and has to finish some things at work. So bid them goodbye for a while hoping to see them again for their Rhythm N Boys perf.
When we were about to go out, my friend suggested that we check the other side of the stage. There I saw, Jang, Kenji, Yhee and Sky. Jang recognized us first, gave his usual greeting and followed by the other. Just like when I met the other members on the other side, I again lost my tongue for a while. But shortly after, was able to make small convo with each member though.
We left the studio and returned about more than an hour or so. Saw Jeongwon then Jang again and said that practice for the opening was over but they're still waiting for their turn for Rhythm N Boys and will be recording in between for The 3rd Wave.With that, I told my friend that we just go for a drive, look for a place for her to eat then return again.
We went to Army Navy for some light snacks when I remembered that I forgot to mention to Down To Mars that I have another set of CDs for them to sign. There were supposed to be 5 CDs, but only left with 2 since the other 3 were sent to fans who asked for a copy even without their signature.
We then went back to GMA. On our way to the other building, someone from behind were talking and we saw Daisuke and Yheen heading back to the studio. According to them they just finished recording for The 3rd Wave and the others will be back soon. That was already around 10PM and I told them that they must be tired since they have been up since morning for this taping. I asked them about their fans and I was told that they're still around and waiting for them. Amazing!
As we arrived the studio, they're now being called for the recording, but since the others were not there because of The 3rd Wave, they've to wait again for a few minutes for their turn.
Members came back from The 3rd Wave recording, but since they've to wait for their turn, some were at the dressing room and other were somewhere very near.
We chanced upon Jang and Jeongwon at the dressing room and told them about the CDs that I am requesting again to be signed. We were asked to wait inside the room.
Inside , I had the chance to talk to them and took this opportunity to bring out my camera and requested if I can take photos of them. Also, heard both of them rehearsing for their song number at the Rhythm N Boys' segment.
Listening to Jang and Jeongwon, who were just a few steps away where I was seated, gave me goosebumps because they are really good. And if you listen thoroughly to the lyrics of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' it is so heartwarming and you will be moved. I wish that their practice will not end but it has to. Sigh... I just love that moment.
Here are photos I took of them.
Though Jang is smiling, I sensed that he is already tired especially when I look into his yes.
Jeongwon on the other hand, though still not feeling 100% well is looking happy and really handsome. Hee, and I had to ask him to pose for my cam several times because he looks so white in in the first two photos probably because of the lighting in the room.
After taking their solos, I asked them that I want to take a photo of them both. They are just so cute in these photos.
Then after which, my friend said that she will take a photo of me with each of them. First was with Jang.
Then with Jeongwon which I had to laugh because he sprayed on perfume before doing the shoot which according to him so he will be smelling good in photos. Ha ha!
Daisuke came in then but I didn't have the chance to talk to him anymore because he was busy drying himself then they were already being called for the taping (finally!).
We all then went down to the studio. My friend and I settled in front.
I have actually been wanting to share these but did not do so because I do not want to pre-empt the show. Now that you've seen Party Pilipinas WISH, here are photos taken at the recording. I have a lot, but only chosen a few to share. Hope you will enjoy them.
First set is the rehearsal.
The following is the preparation for the actually taping.
Check this series of shoots and keep your eyes on Jeongwon as he gives Marsians a cute heart.
For the actual taping, the members were asked to spread their legs. I always love this formation of them.
Actual recording started with a surprise video from Ms. Geleen Eugenio. See the reactions of the members.
And from the other side, where Jang, Kiro, Daisuke and Yheen are.
On with the recording.
Now, here is the audio of Down To Mars' short version of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'. This was recording during live performance. Sorry for the quality of the recording it did not give justice to DTM's singing. But we all know that they did well when you heard them on TV earlier.
Down To Mars did a wonderful short rendition of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'. Though ended late, I had fun waiting for them and of course watching and listening to them as they performed live.
There are still so much to blog about but I think this post is already long. I have another post later and will share other great stories meeting them again and from the recording.
Meanwhile, I will be sharing the link on YouTube later, when I come back right after doing some last minute shopping. ^_^
Again, thank you to Down To Mars for the wonderful time meeting you again. It's my first time to watch in the studio and sort of liking it because I am able to get some really good photos.
Seeing DTM after this might take a long time again so will keep the memory until the next time.
P.S. Shoving here videos that I lifted from YouTube.
First vid is the opening. You can fast forward to 4:43 to check Down To Mars.
Next is Rhythm N Boys segment in which Down To Mars starts at 0:22 mark.