K… (eeep!) KCO… (eeek!) No. Wait. I need a moment… (AAAAAUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!)
Okay, I’m good now… (I think.) Let me see if I can’t try this again… *breathes deeply*
KCON USA announced just yesterday that both Highlight and SF9 will be joining the concert lineup for the New York edition of KCON 2017 USA and OH MY GOSH I’M SO FREAKING EXCITING I THINK I’M GONNA… *breaks into happy dance*
Sorry but the fangirl in me is having a complete breakdown at the moment. As if I weren’t already excited enough, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival has just done the unimaginable by announcing two of the groups ranked highest on my “must see in person at least once before I die” list. Oh my gosh! I think I need someone to pinch me, just to make sure this isn’t just some crazy-realistic dream!
It seems almost impossible that there may be some out there who might not know who these two groups are, but for those who are wondering why I’m freaking out so much, here’s a little introduction…
Highlight is a 5-member group consisting of Yoon Doo Joon, Yong Jun Hyung, Yang Yo Seob, Lee Gi Kwang and Son Dong Woon and yes, once upon a time, they were 5 out of the 6 members of Beast (B2ST) but all of that pain is in the past. Leaving behind both Beast and Cube Entertainment, Highlight debuted under Around US Entertainment on March 20, 2017 with the EP, “Can You Feel It” and their title song, “Plz Don’t be Sad!” topped almost all Korean music shows including “The Show,” “Show Champion,” “M! Countdown,” “Music Bank,” and “Inkigayo.” As heartbreaking as it was to watch these guys go though so much, it’s also been heart-warming, seeing them overcome so many obstacles and come out stronger on the other side. I really couldn’t be happier to have this chance to cheer them on in person. It really is a dream come true! *squee*
SF9 is FNC Entertainment’s 9-member rookie group, consisting of Young Bin, In Seong, Jae Yoon, Da Won, Ro Woon, Zu Ho, Tae Yang, Hwi Young and Cha Ni. The company’s first dance boy group, their name stands for Sensational Feeling 9 and OH MY GRACIOUS! The feelings these boys invoke are all kinds of sensational! The group debuted on October 5, 2016 with their first single album, Feeling Sensation. The first mini album, Burning Sensation, was released on February 6th and landed at No.6 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart for the week of February 15, 2017. On April 18, 2017, they released the second mini album, Breaking Sensation, and the title song “Easy Love” immediately became a new favorite of mine. Any drama lovers out there might recognize these boys from the mini choose-your-own-adventure web drama, Click Your Heart, which aired in March, 2016. This is where my love for these boys first began and I swear, with every passing day, I find myself falling harder for their many, many charms. Oh my gosh! Just imagining being at an artist meet and greet with these guys is making me giddy! AUGH! Suddenly June can’t get here fast enough!
KCON 2017 NY will take place on June 23rd and 24th at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Combination ticket packages will go one sale May 12th at 10am PT and single night tickets will go on sale May 15th at 10am PT. Detailed information about the ticket tiers and benefits can be found at http://www.kconusa.com/kcon-ny-tickets/.
For the latest KCON news, you’re invited to visit www.kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where additional artist line-up and other information are being announced. You can also join the conversation with #KCON17NY and, of course, you can always squee with me either here, on Twitter, or on Facebook.