K-pop, Korean pop, is quite a site. It reminds me of the 90’s, New Kids on the Block era. People go crazy for K-pop, which is what I got to witness last Thursday.
On Thursday our university hosted the 2011 College Song Contest. It was a big deal and getting tickets was a bit of a hassle as you had to get a pre-ticket to stand in line to get an actual ticket. I skipped over all of this by being a criminal, but the guards didn’t seem to mind. We just walked in back stage and found a place to stand. I don’t know if the security was not good or if it was our “foreigner power”. Either way, I’m glad we got in.
The host of the night was Lee, Hyori, a big star in Korea. When I asked my students why she was a big star they responded with “sexy body”. Whatever that meant, it was fun to see her, the Wonder Girls, and my favorite UV. Despite it being like a sauna in the auditorium I made it through the whole concert but probably wouldn’t have stood in line to see it.
And, I’ll leave you with some videos so you too can enjoy K-pop.
First UV, so you can check out their awesome moves:
And, now the Wonder Girls.