KCON 2018 NY, presented by Toyota, heated up the east coast and attracted thousands of K-pop fans from all around the world!
The mega Korean culture and entertainment convention and concert has already been able to bring huge crowds of fans and Korean culture lovers in the past, but this year they broke records with an audience of 53,000 fans!
With a concert line up this year including artists such as NCT 127, Super Junior, EXID, Pentagon, Red Velvet, Golden Child, Stray Kids, Heize, and Fromis_9, it was definitely not an event that you could miss out on.
June 22 through 24 were days to remember for fans who were able to attend and meet their favorite stars up close and personal. From seeing Stray Kids and Pentagon at KLUB KCON to attending the star-studded Red Carpet, KCON goers had the full fan experience this year.
Many had the opportunity to see their idols at their fan engagements, where they answered fans and also held Hi-Touch sessions.
Stray Kids, Pentagon, Heize, and Super Junior even stopped by the convention’s Star Live Talk, which was streamed live through Billboard. The artists answered questions and showed off their fun sides to fans who had been waiting for this rare opportunity to see them.
Each convention day concluded with the dazzling Red Carpet event, where each of the day’s lineup had their time to “Shine” in front of the audience.
After the exciting convention came the highlight of the event–the concerts, which took place on both nights.
The concert was filled with collaborations and special stages, as well as unforgettable stages. Stray Kids heated things up with a stage for “Matryoshka,” a song by the group’s rap unit, 3RACHA (comprised of members Han, Changbin, and Bang Chan).
The members surprised fans who were in the seated areas, as they walked down the steps of the aisle, their powerful rap filling the venue.
And to commerate each day with an amazing night, we put together the special stages and collaborations that fans thought that they would never get a chance to see! Don’t forget to check them out if you missed out!
When Red Velvet took the stage and had fans shook with their English vers of “Bad Boy”.
Pentagon x Stray Kids collaboration stage stole many hearts during the performance- I mean how do you not LOVE these boys?!
The adorable girls from fromis_9 performed a quick medley of hit girl group songs T_T
Of course, how can we ever forget the boys of Wanna One *screams for every member*
What was your favorite part of KCON?