TAEYANG 2017 World Tour “WHITE NIGHT” VANCOUVER Edition

As many VIPs know, BIGBANG member, Taeyang recently finished his 2017 World Tour, “WHITE NIGHT” here in North America!

For his North American tour, he had a total of 8 stops- Toronto, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, San Jose, Los Angeles and Vancouver! For the last stop, which was Vancouver, the VIPs there had a chance of seeing Taeyang twice in two nights due to an overwhelming response and demand to see Taeyang!

The first night AND the second night of his Vancouver stop on September 14th & 15th, there were many fans excitedly waiting for him while standing in line. Despite the venue being entirely seated with no GA, there were still numerous of fans that waited in line early to show their support for Taeyang!

As a few hours passed, around 6:30pm, fans were able to begin entering the venue and purchase official merchandise if they wanted to. Though the concert venue may not have seemed large to many, it was intimate enough for Vancouver VIPs and Taeyang to get close to each other, for this would be the very first time he was performing in Vancouver!

After entering the venue, excited cheers and chatter were filled amongst the venue, everyone eager to see the BIGBANG member perform. As lights dimmed down, both the music and VCR started to play, catching everyone off guard with cheers and cries. The doors on the stage then began to slowly open up, smoke blowing to the doors, and a man dressed in an all-white outfit charismatically made his way to the stage.

The opening song was “Ringa Linga”, which definitely got everyone hyped up right from the beginning! The second song to get everyone in a more excited mood was “아름다워 Body” (Beautiful Body).  The night progressed and because this is his “White Night” tour, he promoted the album by performing the songs- in no particular order, “White Night”,”WAKE ME UP”, “Darlin”, “AMAZIN”, and etc. But boy oh boy, Taeyang definitely put on a show! Fans were definitely not disappointed as he did also perform his iconic throwback songs “I Need a Girl”, “Only Look At Me”, “Wedding Dress” and “1AM”.

But the show didn’t end there! During his encore stage, he came hyping the crowd back up with “Break Down”! He continued to dominate the stage with “Good Boy” having us scream and sing along with him, yet it didn’t end there for he performed BIGBANG’s “BANG BANG BANG” x “FANTASTIC BABY” BUT it was a remix version of it! It was super exciting and the whole entire crowd was jumping and singing along the whole entire time!  During his ment, he talked about how he was thankful to all his fans around the world, always giving him all the love and support and that despite it being the first time ever in Vancouver, he wanted to come back with the rest of the BIGBANG members later on. Taeyang was also sweet enough to wear a Canadian hockey jersey and red hat to show his love for Canada, and also threw some of the “White Night” merchandise he was wearing, out into the crowd!

As the concert grew closer to the end, and it was time for the last song of the night, Taeyang sang “Eyes, Nose, Lips”.  This made some of the fans there tear up a bit and sing along once again with him.

All in all, it was an amazing and intimate concert for the Vancouver VIPs, marking this the first time a BIGBANG member has come to Vancouver to perform. Fans walked out with happy tears, smiles on their faces and best of all, a memory to keep with them forever.

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SHINEE V WORLD Perform to Their Dream Girls in Vancouver!

On Tuesday, March 21st, it was considerably one of Vancouver’s best concerts yet! After the success of bringing multiple k-pop groups and artists like Epik High, Apink, B.A.P, Dynamic Duo, GOT7, Hyuna, and Illionaire to both Vancouver and Toronto, they stepped up their game once again and brought SHINee to two cities here in Canada.

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Both Vancouver and Toronto had the honor of having SHINee here for the first time in Canada, and it was just purely amazing. Words cannot describe the heated excitement of the fans waiting to see the veteran group. Fans were lined up on both ends of the venues, making sure to share their excitement with ofher fans around them. Fans attending the concert also had the opportunity to receive a fan-made lightstick (there were roughly 900 of them!) all donated by the Japanese Shawols to our Canadian Shawols in order to enjoy the concert even more!

At 6:30pm, fans began to enter the venue, all excitedly walking to their designated doors. As the concert lights dimmed to signal that the concert was starting, a VCR started to play, one by one, each beautiful member was shown through the VCR, and then suddenly the sheer white curtain dropped and the 5 SHINee members were all standing in front of us.

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SHINee opened up with the song, “Hitchhiking” immediately showing off their powerful performance right off the bat. The second song they performed was one of their big hit songs- “Why So Serious” but this time, it was the remix version! And let me tell you, that remix version is definitely something every fan needs to see in their lifetime! Following the second performance, a remix version of “Juliette” was up next! The passion & cheers for SHINee grew much louder and stronger throughout the night. When SHINee was introducing themselves, you could hear the deafening screams of each fan, welcoming the boys to Vancouver for the first time! During the introduction, you could tell that the boys were tired but happy to be there performing. Key was the most comfortable speaking in English out of the 5 members but they all made such a great effort to communicate with the fans.

During the halfway point of the concert, when SHINee was performing “Ring Ding Dong”– the music near the second chorus shut off which left the boys a little caught off guard, but that definitely did not stop them from maintaining their professionalism! Fans continued to sing along to the song despite the technical difficulties which lead SHINee to finish their songs with great big smiles on their faces! When they finished “Ring Ding Dong” and “Lucifer”Key apologized to the crowd about the technical difficulties and everyone cutely called out that it was okay, leaving Key to joke to the crowd that it was the computer’s fault and that they’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again. The concert picked up once again and all the Shawols were able to enjoy the concert to the max, singing, dancing and doing fan chants here and there throughout the rest of the night. When it came close to the end of the concert, and SHINee was doing their last talk, it was safe to say that they really relayed their feelings to the fans the whole time. It didn’t matter that some of the words were spoken in Korean, but the boys were very thankful for their fans, for their support and for their love during all this time. Member Jonghyun made a great point which resonated with me the most was:

“Even though there may be a language barrier, between us, we still know and want to relay our feelings through the music we make for you guys.”

That honestly nearly brought me to the tears because of how sincere they were.

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To conclude the concert, it was a great experience and definitely not a let down! SHINee had put on such a great performance for all of us and it was definitely a concert that should not have been missed!

Before I end the recap post, I just wanted to give a shoutout to KPOPME for bringing SHINee here and to the staff and volunteers for their hard work! Don’t forget to check out the setlist of the performances, as well as some snapshots that we captured at the concert!

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Set List for SHINee V World

1. VCR 

2. Hitchhiking

3. Why So Serious- Remix

4. Juliette- Remix

5. Ment #1

6. Prism

7. Replay-Remix

8. VCR

9. Hell

10. Odd Eye

11. Feel Good

12. VCR

13. Sherlock

14. Good Bye- Taemin’s Solo (Sayonnara Hitori)

15. Ring Ding Dong

16. Lucifer

17. Ment #2

18. Selene 6.23

19. Don’t Let Me Go

20. Please Don’t Go (Duet Between Onew & Jonghyun)

21. VCR

22. View

23. Ready or Not

24. Saviour

25. VCR

26. Everybody

27. 1 or 1

28. Dream Girl

29. Ment #3

30. An Encore

31. VCR

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HyunA Takes Over Toronto!

HyunA came through to Toronto with a lot of surprises and a good time for her fans. Friday February 24th 2017, Hyuna held a concert event at Danforth Music Hall, hosted by KPOPME.
Before HyunA hit the stage, Cherry a dance cover group, got the place warmed up for the main event of the night.
HyunA came out dancing to “How This,” which set the tone for the night. Fans on both levels began to scream for her, as she commanded her stage.
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This event gave you a bit of everything; awesome performances, laughter and even a bit of jealously with the lucky fans who were chosen for fun interaction games with HyunA!
First, two lucky fans played a game with her, hoping that they could give the same answer as HyunA. The fanboy won, but the fangirl didn’t really lose either, if you think about it. She still got to Hug HyunA, and got a small gift. Whereas the lucky fanboy got to take a selfie with her! You’re feeling a bit jealous too now, eh?
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She continued to perform her hit songs, creating a stunning atmosphere in the venue.
After a few more songs and a Q&A, there was a lottery and a dance off with fans! HyunA could tell fans were nervous, so in the second song she helped them to loosen up a bit and have a bit of fun on stage with her. Yes, we know you are a bit jealous again.
The night came to an end way too early though. You can tell fans were having so much that they didn’t realize the night was coming to an end.
Thank you KPOPME for bringing HyunA to Toronto! We hope you can bring her back again!

GOT7’s Turbulence In Houston Fanmeet: Our Favorite Moments

In case you missed out on GOT7’s stop in Houston for their Flight Log: Turbulence in USA 2017 Fanmeet Tour, here’s a recap of our notably favorite moments from the show. These moments will have you feeling like you were there!

During Q&A, GOT7 took a moment to share their ideal type to the fans.

 

It also seemed to be “Jackson’s day” for the Houston stop so lots of Jackson moments showed up during Q&A.

When asked what member they’d switch bodies with, Jinyoung picked Jackson because of his thighs. Jackson then proceeded to show them off to him with a special dance. 

 

After Jackson was asked which member he’d save between Mark and Jinyoung, he smoothly gets out of answering!


Jackson enthusiastically joked with the fans by making up questions before asking the real question to Mark. Needless to say, this had everyone screaming.


Bambam was asked to rap “Twinkle Little Star”, firing up the crowd with a cool dance along with Yugyeom. 


If you haven’t seen the choreography of “Boom X3” yet, here’s your chance to see how laid back but zesty it is!

 

During the performance of “Fly”, Yugyeom’s shirt buttons popped open, however, he acted professionally to continue performing while fixing it in the background.


Relatable to any international fan out there, Jackson recognized the passion in this “long distance relationship” fans have with GOT7. 

 

Jinyoung touched the hearts of fans with his polished English speech that he practiced countlessly in front of American-born member, Mark Tuan.

 

However, by the end of the night, I couldn’t stop thinking about this moment that soon became my most favorable one. Let’s just say I saved the best for last on this list!

When the hyung line (minus Jackson) had to do random play dance, but things escalated very quickly! 

And here’s another view of this random play dance.

That’s it for the list of our favorite moments! Which one was your favorite?

HELLO BI+CHES TOUR 2016 NORTH AMERICA EDITION (Vancouver)

On November 1st, with a rainy afternoon in Vancouver, many fans had already begun to line up outside the Vogue Theatre. Despite the heavy rain, fans were still excited and pumped to see CL.


At 7pm, VIPs were allowed to enter the venue for their Meet & Greet session with CL. Once the fans got into the venue, immediately we all had to line up to get our photo op with CL. CL came out about 10 minutes later and let me tell you, she was and IS beautiful in reality. Her presence itself was just amazing. Not only was the photo op not as rushed, CL took the time to greet each and every one of her fans that were there.


CL opened up the show with “FIRE” literally heating up the stage with her presence the moment she stepped onto the stage. She performed “I Am The Best” right after her opening song, hyping up the crowd as they sang along to the song. Despite having a sore throat from the concert the night before, CL still performed to her best abilities. 


Throughout the continuous hour and half of amazing performances, CL never showed fatigue, maintained her professionalism and only pumped up the crowd more as the night went on. Some songs her performed during the concert were “Falling in Love”, “If I Were you”, “Lonely”, “Scream”, “Dr. Pepper”, “Lifted”, “Hello Bi+ches” and more!

NO RE$T 2016 U.S. TOUR IN CHICAGO Coverage

On July 21st, 2016, Dok2 & The Quiett kicked off their highly anticipated “NO RE$T 2016 US TOUR” in CHICAGO!

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Dok2 and The Quiett are two rappers who are considered as some of the most influential hip hop artists and are still VERY popular to this day in South Korea. Both talented artists formed their independent record label, Illionaire Records back in 2011 and also houses another popular rapper, Beenzino.

With the Chicago concert being held on one of the hottest days in Chicago, and temperatures rising close to the double digits, Dok2 & The Quiett were sure to make it even hotter as the hype for them was getting hotter by the second!

While the crowd was waiting for the show to start, one of the crew members came out and told the crowd that there were approximately 30 bottles of water on the stage and that they weren’t for drinking. The whole crowd then screamed and cheered super loudly because they all knew what was going to happen, water was going to be thrown on them!

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The show started on time and Dok2 & The Quiett were ready to tear up the stage. Within the first few seconds of their first song, the crowd was already jumping and dancing to the beat!

They performed their popular songs: Beverly 1lls (Remix), Rain Shower G-Mix- Dok2, 2 Chainz & Rollies, Future Flame (Dok2), Body 2 Body (The Quiet), 내가 ( Dok2), my favorite, YGGR, Still On My Way  (DOK2) and much more!

You can check out some of our video footage from the show below:

This concert was definitely off to a hot start & all of the people in the crowd had a great time!

Thank you to MANDOO Entertainment for bringing the boys here and you can check out more info on the tour here!

KCON France: Recap (Pictures + Videos)

Hello Sweeties~

Today we have a special article about the KCON FRANCE event that took place in Paris, France just over a month ago on June 2nd. It was hosted by Super Junior’s leader, Leeteuk and had an amazing lineup including BTS, Block B, I.O.I, FTISLAND, F(x) and SHINee.

We asked one of the attendees, Anais, to share her journey with us and the pictures that she took during the performances.

Anais:

First of all, the security was on point. We had to go through two customs and a metal detector. It was really comforting, especially after the events that had happened in Paris. After that, we went into the concert hall to find our seats. Even though I was in Category 4, I had an amazing view, which was right in front of the stage. I thought the hall was a bit small, though compared to the amount of people standing in the pit. I also want to share that the fan groups did an amazing job at distributing banners and other fandom goodies to the fans! The concert started around 2pm with MC Leeteuk accompanying us the whole night! Leeteuk was perfect! We also had the honor to have South Korea’s President, Ms. Park Geun Hye attend the concert as well.The evening began with BTS, who did an introduction song for the concert and it was a real success. The first group that really kicked things off was Block B, who sang “Toy” and it was an exploit. I personally loved their performance, since they were really into it and we all know starting a concert is not an easy thing to do, but the boys of Block B did an awesome job, getting us to move and sing to their songs! They sang “Toy”, “Very Good”, “Her” and “NalinA”! After Block B, it was the rookie group, I.O.I, that took the stage. They were all so adorable and even though they are rookies, we all had our hearts melted when they started to speak, as they spoke in broken French. They covered two ballad songs, which I don’t recall the names, and “Pick Me”.

Afterwards, my queens, F(x) took to the stage and I have to say, I couldn’t stay still, especially with Amber turning up the stage. The girls were so incredible; it was like a dream. Amber will probably forever be my biggest high of the day, as her kindness towards everyone, just warmed my heart.  They performed “4 Walls” and the entire crowd was singing and dancing along with them, it was really incredible to see everyone just sing and dance along to the song. F(x) also performed “Hot Summer” and “Rum Pum Pum Pum” and Luna also performed “Free Somebody” for the first time ever on stage, as it’s her newest solo song.

After F(x) it was my favorite group’s turn, BTS! I FINALLY had the chance to see my U.Bs (ultimate bias(es)) Jimin and Jungkook in real life! When BTS arrived on stage it was amazing to see how much energy the entire audience gave them. BTS performed “FIRE”, and it was perfection. Namjoon also performed “What Am I To You”, which was absolute magic, his rapping live was pure perfection. They continued by singing “Dope”, and everyone was so into it and I couldn’t stop singing the fan chants as “Dope” is my favorite song. They also sang “I NEED U”, “Save Me” and “Fun Boyz”. Even though they were probably very tired, they gave their all and it was really amazing. It’s difficult to have the same feeling after BTS performed, but FTISLAND surprised us all and their brilliant performance. FTISLAND’s performance was my favorite, since they were one of my favorite groups when I first got into Kpop. Hongki was amazing and full of energy. They began with “Pray”, then continued with their other songs like “Freedom”, “Severely”, and another song that I can’t recall. FTISLAND really was on fire and their nine years of experience on stage was definitely showcased throughout their performances.

Last but not least, the show ended with SHINee. And let me tell you, it was simply A-MA-ZING! They proved why they are the Kings of Kpop! They performed “Lucifer”, “Sherlock”, “View” and to my biggest shame, another song that I cannot recall… “View” was really remarkable and everybody was so into it by dancing along and giving their all. During the concert, we also had the chance to hear Taemin and Hongki both sing some of the most emblematic French OSTs. We all succumbed to their charms. Another great surprise we got was being able to witness Amber perform her solo song, “Shake That Brass”, ft. one of the I.O.I members. Aaaaaah. Amber my queen, I love her so much!!! To finish the shows, we had the chance to witness another amazing performance, and this time it was a duet from F(x)’s Luna and Block B’s Taeil! They performed ZICO’s song “SONG NAME”.

We want this more often! It was amazing! We were also able to see Leeteuk dance to some of SNSD’s songs and hear him speak French to us, and honestly, we could not have asked for anything better. KCON France was an incredible concert and I have no regrets of going. I am an ARMY and everyone was so nice to me! If you’re nice to other fandoms, fans, people and etc, you’ll definitely get treated with respect! The positive points of the event were being able to meet with other Kpop fans around the world. The negative point would be the convention. It was unfortunate that only 1,000 people were allowed to go in and we even stood in line for the whole day, only to receive nothing in the end :/

As the concert came to an end, it was on a great note, for all the artists said “see you next year”, which left us with a small hope of it being true!

Check out the pictures below taken by Anai’s during the concert:

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Check out some videos of the performances:

What do you think of the pictures and performances?