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?

GOT7 In CHICAGO: RECAP


Hello lovely Sweeties!

As you all know, GOT7 is currently on tour in the United States for their “FLY In USA“!

This is simply going to be based on my own experience when I attended the GOT7 in Chicago show last week!

To begin, Youngjae was not well, he looked pale and all the fans were very worried about him. Despite being sick, he still performed to the very best of his abilities. The only event he did not attend was the hi-touches and the group photos due to him not being in great condition.

Throughout the concert, you could tell that the boys had put in a lot of effort into practicing their English, especially the Korean members. I was very surprised and excited to hear them speak in English so much!!

Now for the concert! They boys performed about 5 or 6 songs without any breaks and were on stage so much! Usually idols would have a lot of VCR clips and clothing change, but GOT7 had just very few of them.

The concert continued on throughout the night, the non-Korean members, BamBam, Mark and Jackson, were always making the other members answer all the fans’ questions in English to help them learn. It was seriously so cute!

When the boys said they went to the city to explore, BamBam asked his fellow members what the first thing they did was and JB said he completely forgotten what he did! Yugyeom said he ate pizza (without a doubt Chicago pizzas are the best), and Mark & JR just slept.

During the whole concert, all the boys were full of smiles throughout the whole time, they were laughing at all the little things that each member was doing, teasing them at every chance they could get. It was getting too adorable for me as I was dying in my seat from all their interactions!

In the first song, BamBam went over to the camera that was facing the audience and started playing around with it and moving it around himself. The boys also took a group selfie (or selca) with the audience, and they had a VCR where they played GOT7 roulette! But the boys weren’t on stage for the VCR because they were trying to get to the back of the theatre to surprise all the fans by coming down from the aisles! When they all the boys came through, ALL the audience came rushing towards them. Now you can imagine how crazy that must have been!

When GOT7 was giving their end of concert commentaries, Youngjae began and spoke in Korean, he said his English was not good and that he will continue to work hard in studying his English for his fans. (How sweet that boy is). JB continued on afterwards and spoke in Korean as well, saying that the reason why he spoke in Korean was so that he could express his emotions/feelings better. (Our leader-nim ㅜㅜ). For Jackson, he spoke in English and he told everyone to break up with their boyfriends if that had one! Hahaha! He also asked everyone if they had a boyfriend, and if they did, to raise their hands. With some audience members raising their hands, Jackson said “You can go right out those doors” lol (as a joke). Near the very end of the concert, the boys were also taking selfies with fans’ cameras, making all the fans go wild again.

When I was done my group photo with GOT7 and was waiting outside, the venue staff announced that everyone needed to make room for the ambulance that was coming through. Everyone became very worried as they thought it could have been for Youngjae who was really sick, but it was actually for a fan who had fainted and needed to be taken to the hospital.

In the end, everything ended on a good note! This wraps up my experience for my GOT7 in Chicago! Thanks for reading everyone!

[★] Spam N Eggs ft. Dean: Recap (+Pictures & Videos)

In case you missed seeing R&B artist, Dean, in Los Angeles, we’re here to recap the event for you! Sweet Sweet Kpop was present at the show, so we’ll give you a rundown in case you weren’t able to make it, or relive it with us if you did!

The Spam N Eggs show took place at Club Bound LA, Korea Town’s only nightclub. The event was hosted by Spam N Eggs, comprised of rapper Dumbfoundead, Tokimonsta, and Far East Movement. There were many other artists featured, including DJ Zo, Them Jeans, Mono/Poly, and of course, headliner Dean!

Lines for the event were long an hour before the event, with many fans anticipating the exciting show. Once in, the crowd quickly grew, and the show began. The night started with energizing music from the DJs, beginning with sets from DJs such as DJ Zo.

The crowd was pumped up from the upbeat music, and as soon as midnight hit, Dean changed up the scene with his long-anticipated appearance! He performed four fan favorites, including “21,” “Put My Hands on You,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” and “I’m Not Sorry.”

Check out our video coverage of DEAN here:

After Dean’s performances, people danced along to the music and enjoyed the fun night out with friends.

Check out our photos from the event! Shout out to Spam N Eggs for letting us cover the show!

View more pictures from Spam N Eggs here!

Did you catch the show, too? What were your thoughts about it?

[★] Toronto Kpop Con – Recap: GFriend & Day6

Last weekend, Toronto K-pop Con, or TKC, kicked off their event with a performance of VIXX on the evening of Friday, May 20th, and finished with GOT7 on the night of Sunday, May 22nd. Over the course of 2 days, fans from all over Canada got to participate in games including Random Play Dance (as seen on Weekly Idol!), take pictures at cute K-pop photo booths, and more!

This year at TKC, event organizer Pop Goes The World! invited two groups who are growing with popularity to come and perform on the Canada Dream Stage. On Saturday, May 21st, we saw the ever-so-fresh rookie girl group: G-Friend! The following day, we were lucky enough to get up close with JYP Entertainment‘s newest boy band: Day6!

Let’s start with G-Friend, shall we?


The girls kicked off the concert with ‘Glass Bead’ and ‘White’, then they followed it up with an adorable cover of ‘Bring It All Back’ by S Club 7. After the three songs, each member did a short introduction, and although they had a translator, member Umji also helped to translate for the other members.

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During the introduction segment, Umji pointed out that she liked to sing Disney music and did a cute mini-cover of ‘When Will My Life Begin’ from the Disney movie ‘Tangled’! (Click here to watch the fancam).

The members then divided themselves into 3 groups of 2 and played the balloon popping game. The teams were: Yuju/Eunha, Umji/Sowon, SinB/Yerin. Team Yuju/Eunha found a strategy to quickly pop the balloons between their hips, and they quickly became the winners for this round! On the other hand, SinB got frustrated and started to step on the balloons on the floor (LOL). The winning team, Yuju and Eunha, then did a duet cover of Meghan Trainor’s ‘Dear Future Husband’, showing off their incredible vocal skills. After that, G-Friend left the stage, and a video appeared on the screen.

 

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The video was a vlog of them practicing for their Toronto concert — The girls were shown to be practicing their introductions in English, and there were also clips of them during dance practice. Once again, the six girls came back on stage, and continued to perform ‘Me Gustas Tu’ and ‘One’.

They played another game afterwards, this time inviting 6 audience members to join them on stage for the telepathy game. Subsequently, G-Friend started talking about how excited they were to be here, and member Yuju said it was her dream to go to Canada! (Aww!) While the girls took turns speaking, Umji did a lot of translating for the members, and to the audience’s pleasant surprise, she was the one that spoke most of the time!

One of the major highlights during this concert was when G-Friend spontaneously celebrated a fan’s birthday on stage. No, it wasn’t planned, but the girls definitely gained more love and respect from the public after this unique fan-service! Not only did they sing happy birthday for this female fan, they also gave her a group hug! I don’t know about you, but G-Friend makes me feel things. They really do.

Anyway, the girls kept the show going with their song ‘Trust’, and during this song, the banner project, created by TKMG (Toronto Korean Music Group), sprung into action. The members, who were touched by the cute project, showed their appreciation and said “Waaaa~”. They then sang ‘Luv Star’, and they revealed the day of their concert to be their 500th day since debut! Umji, being the most fluent in English, sweetly addressed the special date, saying ”I think we wrote a very special page today.” (AWWWW UMJI ❤︎)

The girls then proceeded to thank the audience, and followed up with a wonderful performance of their other hit-song, ‘Rough’. Of course, when the song ended and the stage cleared, the audience started cheering “Encore!!” What happened next? You guessed it! G-Friend came back out (again!) to perform their last song, ‘My Buddy’, which they revealed to be their first time performing it live on-stage!

The girls thanked the audience once more, and bid their goodbyes for the final time. The concert concluded on a high note, but the audience kept on cheering for a second encore. Unfortunately, none of the lights came on (LOL jokes).

Anyway, apart from thanking the girls for coming to Toronto, I would also like to address the amazing audience that we had in the house that night.

Not only did the audience keep the hype up, they also made sure to cheer for each and every member, and they often reminded the girls that they were loved and supported! The crowd cheered especially loud for Umji, the member who had been criticized in the past for her appearance. To the audience’s delight, Umji never once tried to hide her face on stage, and just like the other 5 members, she exuded with confidence and happiness as she performed. (Smile more Umji-ya, we love it when you smile ^^ ❤︎)

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Overall, G-Friend’s performance went above and beyond the fans’ expectations, and I’m sure everyone will agree with me when I say that the concert was LIT. We sincerely wish the best on G-Friend’s future works, and we look forward to seeing them here in Canada again! Now, let us move on to Sunday, where we meet one of JYP Entertainment’s newest, and hottest, boy bands: Day6!

Let us begin~!


Before the show even started, the crowd was already getting worked up from doing fan chants for ‘Letting Go’, and when lights went out, people began screaming like crazy as they cheered “Day6! Day6! Day6!” You may not believe me, but every time they heard an instrument being played, there was a ton of screaming.

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Anyway, Day6 kicked off their concert with ‘First Time’ and ‘Blood’ before introducing themselves. During the introduction segment, the members constantly referred back to Young K who often gushed about how good Canada was! (Aw bb thank you~) They commented on Toronto’s fresh air, and was taken back by the cleanliness of the city. Member Sungjin agreed with Young K’s comments, and said that Young K was right about how great the city was. After some more chatter, Young K revealed that his parents were watching him in the audience (How cute is that? ><), and he said although his main country was Seoul, he spent his youth in Toronto, so Toronto felt like home.

Next they performed ‘Sing Me’ and ‘Wish’, and just like G-Friend, they played the balloon popping game. The teams were: Young K/MC Terry, Jae/Dowoon, Wonpil/Sungjin.

Jae/Dowoon team won pretty quickly, whereas Wonpil/Sungjin struggled to finish popping the balloons. The boys ended up having to move to the next game due to limited time, so they left one lonely balloon un-popped by team Wonpil/Sungjin. (;~;)

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Next, they invited some members from the audience to join them on stage and formed teams of 2. They played the pedometer game with each member using a different strategy, and yielded the following results:

Team Young K, who shook his hips with the device strapped to his waist, ended with a combined score of 281. Team Dowoon, whose partner’s pedometer accidentally reset, got a combined score of 194. Team Sungjin, whose partner scored more than Sungjin, received a combined score of 301. Team Wonpil, whose partner’s pedometer also reset, ended with a combined score of approximately 155!

At this point, Jae was the only member who hadn’t played, and he demanded the loser of this round to do some kind of punishment. This was when he grabbed his partner and led her to the front of the stage. They knelt as they discussed the punishment, and they ultimately decided on aegyo! The audience, obviously excited to see Jae do aegyeo, started screaming at the girl and asking her to make Jae lose (huehuehue). Of course, Jae, being the sassy boy he was, shook his head and finger as if he was saying no (LOL). In the end, Jae’s team received a combined score of 302, leaving Wonpil’s team with the least number of points. Member Wonpil ended up having to do aegyo because he lost, so he jumped around cutely while doing peace signs near his eyes!

Following the games, the boys gave their final comments on their opportunity to perform in Canada. Wonpil said it was a honor to be here, and that it was the greatest delight getting to perform for this wonderful crowd. Because of Young K, he learned a lot about Canada, and since the audience in the house knew their songs, he got more energy as they performed. Sungjin, who brought up the trip to Niagara Falls, thanked the fans for the honor of performing for them on this stage (No, no, thank you for coming!) Young K screamed “Torontooooo!!!” before reminding us, yet again, of his love for Toronto. “Whenever I come to Toronto, I feel like it’s home. Thank you for coming out today.” (Thank you~) Dowoon then thanked the audience and revealed that the boys were more pleased to see the fans than the fans were to see them. They felt it in their hearts that the audience was supporting them 100% even though they live across the world, and if they are given the chance, they will definitely come back again! Last but not least, Jae compared the Grand Canyon to the Falls, and said that although he thought the canyon was dope, Niagara Falls was way more beautiful.

Day6 then proceeded to perform ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Letting Go’. After that, Jae asked his members how they were feeling and revealed that he himself felt like crying. Although he tried to explain the sadness he was feeling, I think Dowoon didn’t understand because all he said was “Rock and Roll!”. Then Wonpil, being the dramatic one, acted as his heart was being stabbed. He choked out “Heart…Heart attack!” then quickly got back into character for the next song. Wonpil asked the audience to sing with them during this last song, which was ‘Hunt’, and to the boys’ pleasant surprise, they got a standing crowd with people jumping up and down and going absolutely crazy!

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Of course, what is a concert without an encore song? Day6 concluded with their final performance of ‘Freely’, which left the crowd in a light, positive mood! Overall, the concert was just as lit as G-Friend’s, and through this stage, we hope that us fans made as strong of an impression as the boys did on us. We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with you that night, and we wish to see you back soon! All in all, this sums up the two wonderful days we had at Toronto K-pop Con. We sincerely hope Day6 will come back for more stages, and good luck on all of their future endeavors!

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