*Insert a slew of apologies on being behind on posts for a prolonged amount of time*
This was absolutely hands down without a doubt the best summer I have had in my young adult life. The experience of not only going to KCON and meeting amazing people, but exploring LA on top of that made me feel like I need to make trips like these a annually no matter what the cost so long as I a crew of awesome friends with me.
If you don't know, back in August, I went to go to LA for a week to attend KCON and to finally see all the cool spots Tima would always tell me about when she'd go see her boyfriend. I have never flown without my family with me so this was a first for me and Kevin as well. I was lucky enough to convince him to come join us in our adventure and to my surprise he was able to get off work for the entire week we planned to stay there! Before we knew it, our date for departure quickly arrived and we were off to our fun week in Los Angeles, California!
|I knew we were far from Texas when I saw these massive mountains.|
I'll have to remember to look into paying a little extra for a better airline than Southwest considering how long the baggage claim was but maybe this happens with other airlines every now and then so maybe I shouldn't be too harsh.
We went to KCON as performers for the first day of the convention for our friend Chichi's Superstar KCON contest entry. I just had to get my nails did to help me emulate the bad female vibe I got from CL's baddest female music video which is one of the two songs we did for the dance but I will never get them this long again. The couple weeks or so prior to the big day we intensely practice our asses of learning the original choreography and completely creating our own for the sake of we simply are not professional dancers and there was no damn way we'd be able to move that quickly without a solid two months worth of practice. I feel like with what we did do, it turned out great!
|The base color was by O.P.I but I forget the name of it now.|
We got to LA, met up with Kevin Chan (aka 7Subtle on YouTube) who kindly allowed us to stay in his comfy abode conveniently located in Koreatown and for dinner had some Korean BBQ. We got up early to head to the con the next day and saw that the lines were insanely long to get in! Luckily for us, we were able to be with the panel check in so we didn't have to go through any of that bunch a hooplah!JREKML's YouTube channel!
One of the best memories I will always carry with me from that trip was the moment I was able to meet Miles and his brother Johnny. Good vibes spewing everywhere and we just clicked right off the bat! MilesJaiProductions is a successful YouTuber who loves Asian pop culture and does reviews, skits, and other awesome content on his channel if you didn't know. If you like what I do, you'll love what he does!
Nick from soundlyawake was there too with Ken but I didn't take pics with Ken sadly -.- I hope they go again next year so we can hang out like we were able to with Miles. I really want to get to know both of them more since I love Nick's channels! Yet again, another easy person to talk to and he's so photogenic!
KCON was the convention where I felt legitimately overwhelmed from how frequently I was stopped to take pictures. Why do I get a feeling that majority of my subbies are mainly into kpop culture instead of jpop culture? Don't be surprised if a poll pops up one day to get an idea for fun. But seriously, thank every single last one of you for coming up to me and saying hello! It made the convention even more memorable and I bonded with you guys for a brief moment in a way that I have always wanted to, so thank you thank you thank you so much! I have more photos of me with some of you lovelies from the days after this first one but I'll save them for the next posts, okay?
|A fan of both me and Tima's!|
There was so many options to eat at the food trucks and while we tried different items from chicken to skewered seasoned potatoes on a stick, we had some enthusiatic vendors begging us to still eat their food like this guy doing so with Miles here.
It was finally time for the main event of the evening. THE CONCERT! We all got the P3 seating that was available for both days of the concert and luckily Miles was able to sneak in a couple rows behind us where Tima was sitting so she wasn't too lonely! Surprisingly, we didn't get moved around because of it.
Don't get me started on how incredible that stage looked!
Solo Day was performed and I was so glad because that was the main song of theirs that I knew and liked the most! They were honestly super adorable in their shorts and high socks too. I mean just look at them.
If Big Bang ever comes back to the U.S. I must go because they seriously are the reason why I stuck with Kpop since I was 13 years old (I'm 22 now!). Is it just me, or do many of the kpop lovers seem to have only been into kpop for about 5 years or less? I feel so old when I mention groups that I used to love and no one knows who they were.
After GD's performance, confetti shot out everywhere and the first night of KCON was pretty much over. They all came out to bid their goodbyes and throw free merch into the audience. Too bad our seats weren't close enough for that.
Oh! Speaking of which, I am going to have a new desktop built for me and it'll be decked out from inside to to the outside. I can't reveal all of the specs as I keep forgetting the names of the processor, graphics card, and the like but I promise to make a video on all my gadgets for you guys in case you are interested in knowing what machine I use to edit my photos and videos! Till next time, ttyl!