|Over priced chicken|
There was so much NASTY love for Eatyourkimchi! They were the main and really only reason we wanted to go to Kcon. They were both really sick, but still genuine and humbled by their fans. Ps they are both super tall!
|The pitures are out of order and crazy T.T. This is such a large post I'm sorry.|
|The stage had these amazing cubes.|
|We were so smart to wait in those seats for so long. The Youtube tent was way too small.|
Simon wasn't pulling a celeb move with the sunglasses, he actually had a horrendous case of pink eye. It looked more like bio hazard red eye.
|As soon as they walked in the tent everyone started screaming their heads off.|
|I gave them some gifts but I didn't take a picture of what was in their bags. What a bad blogger.|
|The line to get into the concert was huge.|
|This lady could tell we were struggling trying to take pictures, so she moved over and told us we could take pictures where she was sitting because the view was more central. Bless her Korean pop loving heart.|
|First time hearing of Dumbfounded but he totally gained two new fans last night|
|Always a sea of glow sticks at a kpop concert.|
|Loved these guys!|
|Pop and lockers? Is that the term? It doesn't matter what the term is, they were sick!|
|I was so happy when they performed this song. This is EXO-M|
|look at those legs|
|One of the hosts of the night. I had no idea who he was, but I guess he has a really popular show online.|
Now for our review on Kcon.
MrSPiCEY's rating: 6 out of 10
My rating: 5 out of 10
We are rating the con off of a few things.
Organization: This con was very poorly organized. Keeping the fact that this is Kcon's first year in mind when coming up with our rating, it still wasn't enough to make us less unhappy about it. The first thing we thought to ourselves upon entering was "This is a mess". There was just so much going on at all times (just like any and all conventions you go to) but instead of it being fun and exciting, it was stressful.
We may not go back next year because of this reason. They would really have to have an impressive line up of guests for it to be worth it to us, to see if the organization improved.
Safety: It was very crowded and it was made clear a few times that the security guards were not on the same page. That was unsettling. You want to go somewhere knowing you are safe. We didn't feel like we were in any sort of danger but we also didn't feel like much would get done if something bad happened.
Information: When Kcon was being advertised on Youtube, it made it seem like the bands were going to be having lengthy meet ups and doing a good deal of signings. They really made it seem like they were going to be doing a lot of fan interactions for the entire day. Now, knowing this is every fan girl/boy dream, it seemed unlikely they would be literally mingling with the fans for an entire day. It would be very tiring and could be potentially dangerous to the performers. If anything I thought it would be something for many fans to get to enjoy and participate in, in a controlled environment. This was not the case. In order for the fans to get into the (tiny) tent, you had to receive a voucher, (limited to 100 or so) from the staff that was randomly passing them out. If this information was presented up front I think the turn up for Kcon would have been a little different. This voucher situation didn't effect me much because I was really there for Eatyourkimchi, but I think this was a big piece of info they should have mentioned to their patrons prior to the convention.
You also were not able to bring food into the convention. There was a lot of food tossed out during security check. What a shame.
Location: Kcon was held at the Verizon amphitheater in Irvine California. The walk from the parking lot to security and ticket check was short. The walk from security to the con was a little longer, but not bad. Once on the actual grounds, you were bombarded with long lines and small tents everywhere. The whole set up was more of a carnival, complete with cotton candy and balloons. There were so many people, but not enough room.
Entertainment: The bands were great. I was happy to see Youtubers there and I have to say I really liked the panels they had at Kcon. They were very informative and entertaining over all.
The end. This post was huge!