A Glance Back At A First Timer's KCON The giant apple 2016 - Day 1

A Glance Back At A First Timer's KCON The giant apple 2016 - Day 1

Kcon New York 2016 At The Prudential Center - June 24th-25th, 2016 PHOTOS(Photo : Angie Turbines For KpopStarz)Kcon New York 2016 At The Prudential Center - June 24th-25th, 2016 PHOTOS(Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz)Kcon New York 2016 At The Prudential Center - June 24th-25th, 2016 PHOTOS(Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz)After nearly a decade of being a K-Pop fan and lacking out on KCON ever because the beginning, I after all had the danger to make it to the mecca of the All Things Hallyu event. After years of missing out on Los Angeles and the primary New York prevent in 2015, I used to bein a positionnot to just most effective exist a reporter - yet a panelist.

On Friday, Jun. 24, KCON U.s.a. kicked off their two-day New York cease at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

AdvertisementKcon New York 2016 At The Prudential Center - June 24th-25th, 2016 PHOTOS (Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz)

Fans scattered all over the conference grounds maintaining signs, posters, and freebies whilst others dressed up in K-Pop-inspired outfits or maybe K-Pop superheroes (Deadpools dressed in BTS jerseys).

(Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz) Kcon New York 2016 At The Prudential Center - June 24th-25th, 2016 PHOTOS

While fans collect and flock from the convention degree to the workshops and panels, some of KCON's line-up made special appearances in the direction of the day at subsidized booths. With the use of the KCON apps, attendees were capable of get push notifications on special guest and match alerts.

1million Dance Studio's Lia Kim made a different appearance in the afternoon at the Toyota Booth, while Weigh down walked beyond Panel #2, Hallyu Fan On A Budget, around midday to moviea brief bit for his KCON concert introduction.

However, what mightbelieve being the maximum importantwonder of the convention used to be when MAMAMOO, who become scheduled to accomplishthe 2d one day of KCON NY, took the convention stage for a short appearance causing attendees to run from one finish to another.

(Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz ) Kcon New York 2016 At The Prudential Center - June 24th-25th, 2016 PHOTOS

As thousands of fans collectedwithin to what was my 2015 university graduation venue, it was astounding to look the plethora of concertgoers stock up Prudential Center in a question of minssooner than the show.

Just moments later, lighting went off and BTS' Rap Monster and soloist Ailee took the stage as the KCON x M! Countdown concert hosts. Seventeen unfolded the displayacting their hits "Pretty U," "Adore U," and "Mansae."

(Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz) Seventeen On KCON NY Red Carpet At The Prudential Center - June, 24 2016

Crush popped up from the stage and serenaded the crowd with his crooning voice making a song tracks like "Sometimes" or even rapping to ZICO's verse in "OASIS."

Crush On KCON NY Red Carpet At The Prudential Center - June, 24 2016 (Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz) Getting the crowd pumped for the remainder of the night, Crush soaked the front-rows with water as he performed.

Soon after, New Jersey-native Ailee showed professionalism at its best when the song to her first song functionality "Mind Your Own Business" bring to an end mid-chorus. Regularly singing till the end of the 1st chorus, fans chanted and cheered the solo performer as her and back up dancers kept going.

(Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz )

Ailee On KCON NY Red Carpet At The Prudential Center - June, 24 2016 (Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz)Soon after, Ailee had to re-do the performance for the M! Countdown taping but the Prudential Center kept roaring with fans rooting for the singer's attiude after the incident.

"It hasn't evertook place to me before," Ailee stated after her performance as she jokes that the sound incident will also beregarded as her welcome back present.

(Photo : Angie Mills For KpopStarz ) BTOB On KCON NY Red Carpet At The Prudential Center - June, 24 2016

BTOB then got here out in a crimson and white ensemble striking on a prove alongside their hits "IT'S OK," "BEEP BEEP," and "Remember That."

For a special stage performance, Seventeen came back out in unison dressed in marching band outfits very an identical to swain Pledis' artist womanteam After Faculty during their BANG!" era. Performing a K-Pop medley, the individuals did a canopy of "BANG," Great Junior's "Sorry, Sorry" and "Balloons."

Ending the eveningat thejust right note, Choiza and Gaeko made an eye-popping creation for their performance that smoothly weaved into performing "BAAM!" and "Shoot! (Goal In!)." Inviting fellow Amoeba Culture artist out, Crush joined Dynamic Duo in a performance of "Friday Night." Soon after, all of KCON's first day line-up joined in the party.

Though the developmentcan have felt love it was cut short, the first day of KCON brought much anticipation in the crowd for the moment day as artists like Eric Nam, DAY6, MAMAMOO and BTS are set to perform.

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