"Nightly Shows at Migliore Stage!" Myeong-dong Tip by ez064743

Myeong-dong, Seoul: 4 reviews and 2 photos

For some free modern Asian-style entertainment, look no further than the Migliore shopping center stage in Myeongdong. (Usually Mondays are off, but sometimes other nights are also off depending on special events or time of year; for special festivals it seems the stage is on seven days a week!) Around 8 PM the karaoke begins, so if you're a brave soul, try singing to a crowd of complete strangers! They're appreciative and will applaud politely(especially if foreigners give it a try with a hit tune fromt he US); I have seen some truly horrendous people get up there and sing and get at least scattered applause, so chances are you'll be a hit, especially if you're lively. Around 9 PM local dance groups (high school, college and even some grad students), dance for the amusement of the crowd, a shot at stardom, some free publicity, or for a chance to get hired by the Migliore shopping center to hawk their wares. There are some regulars, some stars (MB crew breakdancers, a duo I like to call The House Dancers, and lots of girl groups), and occassionally some new blood. If you don't like an act, cruise on over the to Starbucks' next door and kill some time with a cup of java; you can still see the stage from the 2nd floor, and cruise on back out there when your favorite crew comes on. Soon, they'll be building another shopping center right across the walkway from Migliore, so you'll have an even better view of the stage.

If you get sleepy, there are some one-night hotels in the back alley near the Beer Plus Hof (which itself is tucked behind the Basic House), and the Hotel Savoy, located behind the California Fitness.

The subway (Exit 2) opens up right on top the the Migliore Stage for easy arrival and departure.

Address: Myeongdong Station
Directions: Blue Line (Line 1) to Myeongdong, Exit 2
Website: http://www.visitseoul.net/en/article/article.do?_method=view&m=0003001005007&p=03&art_id=581&lang=en

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  • Written Jul 19, 2004
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