[WELOVEDARA FAN ACCOUNT] Part 1:
Hey guys! Wow! 2NE1’s 1st Live Concert, NOLZA was just amazing! I don’t even know where to begin or how to start this fan account. My mind is still going in circles. To be honest, NOLZA isn’t just about attending a concert of your favorite idol group, NOLZA is an experience. It is a journey. Its about meeting a lot of new friends, meeting fellow blackjacks, making friends, listening and watching your idols singing and baring their hearts out on stage for their fans and an entire NOLZA experience.
I don’t know how this fan account will go but I’ll just type as I think of stuff. I find that the best fan accounts are those made at the height of one’s emotions and when one’s mind is still in a happy jumbled mess.
I was planning to watch all three days of the concert but because of school, I wasn’t able to watch the very first day. I was a little sad but I just decided to get over it and prepare myself for Day 2 and 3. Right after my exams, I hopped on a plane for Seoul. I arrived and headed straight to the hotel. Mind you, at this point I have been awake for around 48 hours already. I was studying for my Midterms the previous night and boarded a plane right away for Seoul. Due to my excitement, I wasn’t able to sleep on the plane.
When I got to the hotel, my friend then started telling me about her first day experience for NOLZA. I was so excited and pumped up hearing what she had to say. I didn’t want a lot of details because I honestly wanted to be surprised. I wanted to live NOLZA! ^_^ After talking for a while, we decided to pack some WeLoveDara goodies to be given to Oh My Goddess for the fans. We packed some chocolates and other stuff. Right after that, we got ready and headed straight to the concert venue.
There, we immediately saw @OMG_SANDAR (The Admin of Oh My Goddess), @DCmyminzy and@DC2NE1. They were preparing some gifts for the girls. They gave the girls personalized shoes. They were beautiful. Each shoe was hand painted with images of the girls’ idols. Dara had Uhm Jung Hwa, Bom had Beyonce and I am not sure for CL and Minzy. ^_^ The people from Oh My Goddess and DC 2NE1 Gallery (DC Family) are very very very nice people. We greeted them and we helped them out a little. ^_^
We then proceeded to the area where Oh My Goddess was giving away their hand fans and we helped setting up Dara’s tarpaulin and started giving out hand fans to people as well as chocolates. There were a lottttt of people. In front of us, the people from theBOM were also giving out hand fans. They are all really nice people too! ^_^ I swear, I could go on and on about how nice Korean Blackjacks are but I will save that for another post. We all had quite an adventure together.
After a while, I decided to leave and go around the concert area. I was so excited and my blood was really really pumping. It all looked like heaven to me! ^_^ 2NE1 goodies and booths were everywhere. I wanted to go near the Rice Wreaths but I couldn’t because all the wreaths were placed at the artist entrance and guards were already there. They wouldn’t let people go near. So I just decided to go to the main entrance of the concert venue. However, I was really really really happy on the 3rd day because we went to the concert venue really early because the people from DC 2NE1 Gallery called us to say that they were going to give gifts early and if we wanted to give gifts, we should join them. So I took pictures of all the Rice Wreaths I could find there while we waited for 2NE1’s staff to come out in order to get our gifts. We were just standing outside with all the gifts. We gave Dara the blanket, a glow in the dark WeLoveDara shirt, chocolates and a watch. There were also gifts for Bom, CL and Minzy. The staff came out and they brought all the gifts inside. We were there at around 1:00PM and the girls were already inside for their last rehearsal.
The front had a really big crown and at the back was a huge huge hugeeee tarpaulin of all the girls for NOLZA. In front of the entrance, there was also a huge screen that showed various clips of the girls. It showed them during an interview, it also showed their MV’s, BigBang’s clips for Nikon, Dara’s Etude commercials, 2NE1’s clips for Nikon as well as the different contest entries for “Lonely” and “I Am The Best” Dance Contest. It was playing on a loop. It really pumped up all the people that were there. ^_^ Below the big screen were the standees for the girls. They were all in their “I Am The Best” get up. You know what was so funny? Bom, CL and Minzy were all in fierce poses while Dara was being her dorky self. Her standee was pretty funny. Right in front of the standees, on the opposite side, was a display of all the Official NOLZA goodies. I swear, I wanted to steal all the goodies from that display case.
After that, I decided to visit each and every booth just to look around. They had the Goodies Booth (where you can buy the goodies), then there’s the Nikon Booth (where they gave away the free plastic folders), the Etude Booth (where it was decorated like Dara heaven), there was a face painting booth, a cotton candy booth, a Look Booth and a G-Market booth. ^_^ The G-Market booth also had standees of all the girls from their “Lonely” concept. They all looked really really really pretty there. ^_^
After taking a few pictures, I met up with my companions again and we all decided to buy more concert goodies. Mind you, this time I came prepared!!! I brought a huge huge huge bag so that I can put all my concert goodies in. I decided to get lots of goodies for SlaveTranslator and Phail Admin. Also, I decided to get goodies for another WeLoveDara giveaway. So please wait up for it. ^_^
I was lucky because during the 2nd day, a lot of the concert goodies was still available. I was able to get all the concert goodies (except the really expensive bags). ^_^ Later on, the shirts slowly sold out (Dara, Bom and CL) as well as the hand cheering banner thinggies. ^_^
I dragged my huge huge huge bag to the area where you can leave stuff and left it all there. I was going to be in the mosh pit and I honestly didn’t want to be bringing such a huge bag with me. I did that during YG Family Concert and it wasn’t a good experience.
Part 2 of Fan Account will deal with the concert! ^_^
[WELOVEDARA FAN ACCOUNT] Part 2:
It was getting a little late and the staff were already asking the people to line up. The tickets for those who were going to the mosh pit had numbers in them. We lined up according to the zone and the numbers. It was pretty organized. It was all so overwhelming. So many fans from all walks of life and with different biases all coming together to cheer not just for their bias but for 2NE1 as a whole. ^_^ It was very overwhelming. After a while, the staff let everyone in the concert venue. By this time, my heart was pumping really fast. I was so so so excited. I mean, this was 2NE1’s first ever concert!!! I would share the experience with them… I was hyperventilating really… I was chanting.. “Dara! Dara! Dara! Dara!” Of course, I did that silently or else the people around me would think I was crazy.
Let me tell you, SECURITY WAS REALLY REALLY STRICT. When I watched YG Family Concert, they allowed cameras inside but they didn’t allow people to take fancams or photos with it. But this time around, they would really search and search inside your bags and not allow cameras in. Like they literally went through every single thing inside your bag. They even opened my small pouch. Maybe they thought, “Hey, this person looks like a crazy Dara fan. Let’s search her bag really well!” LOL! I was wearing the glow in the dark WeLoveDara shirt and I had Dara tattoos all over my face. I was also bringing a Dara banner and a Dara lightstick. Maybe I really did look like a crazy fan. LOL! ^_^ I was so excited. I was high on caffeine and at this point, I haven’t slept for 60 hours! I was so darn excited! Sleep couldn’t pull me down! Its NOLZA time!!!
We entered the mosh pit and I ran straight to the side. In mosh pits, its best to stand at the sides so that you won’t get crushed and at the same time you won’t be covered by taller people. Security wouldn’t allow me because they wanted people to go to the middle first… I just put on my “foreigner cannot understand Korean” face and pretended to not understand his hand gestures. I stuck to the side and just put on a dumb face. He just left me alone after that. Hehehe! I think he was also intimidated by the fact that I was a foreigner. And I was also with @MamaWowa who was saying that her back hurt and that Ahjummas should be able to stay at the side so that she can lean her back. Smart Ahjumma! ^_^
So we were just there standing and waiting while fighting for our space. It was a warzone in that mosh pit. We all wanted a good view and we were protecting our “space”! We all wanted some space to move around and dance. There I was in the mosh pit, taking a few pictures of the stage and my Dara lightstick. I was soooo prepared. I was sooo prepared to scream my heart out. The screens at the side were showing various videos of the girls from behind the scenes interviews, MV’s, commercials and stuff. We were all just patiently waiting for all the lights to dim. Then the lights started to dim… I think all the fans had the same thinking at that time… “THE LIGHTS ARE DOWN, LET’S ALL GO CRAZY!!!” So with nothing happening, we all started screaming and raising our lightsticks in the air and waving and pumping it like we just didn’t care! Hehehe! I was screaming my heart out!!! I was sooo pumped for the concert to start…
Oh wait! I forgot something.. You know what was so cute? 2NE1’s concert had this “couple” area. Husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, etc. would stay there and the camera would focus on them. The crowd would start chanting for them to kiss and most of the time they did!!! It was really really really cute! It was so cute seeing the reactions of the couples. Some of them were so game to kiss while others were sooo shy. It was priceless seeing their reactions when the camera would focus on them and just stay there until they kiss. Some did X’s with their hands to signify that “No, we aren’t a couple!” They did it to almost everyone young and old. They even focused the cameras to some “old” husbands and wives. It was sooo cute! The crowd would cheer, chant, tease and laugh. It was so cute. Such a good way to pump up the crowd.
So the lights dimmed and NOLZA was ready to start.
[WELOVEDARA FAN ACCOUNT] Part 3:
At this point I was honestly going crazy. I was screaming and screaming.. “DARA!!! DARA!!!! DARA!!!! SANDARABAKKKK I LOVE YOU!!!! SARANGHAE!!!” To those who don’t know it yet, I am a huge huge huge Dara fan. Although, I must say, my twitter account gave that away already. LOL! ^_^
NOLZA started with an introductory video. In the video, there was fog and a spotlight from the back and the girls were walking slowly towards the camera, only their silhouettes showing. I mean, it was all so crazy… It was just a video showing the girls walking slowly towards the camera and I and many other people were going out of their minds already. We were all screaming our hearts out! Then, the video showed the girls in a club. They were dancing and having the time of their lives. I think the video reflected the scene in the mosh pit. We were all waving our hands up in the air with all our lightsticks and jumping up and down. Green laser lights were flashing everywhere blinding almost everyone. It was really a huge club scene. Then, the curtains fell revealing a huge NOLZA sign with a huge huge huge balloon of an Ace and a Queen. It resembled 2NE1’s lightstick. Music still went on and on pumping up the entire crowd.. And then finally the girls were revealed! Ahhh! The feeling is totally different! I mean, this was 2NE1’s first ever concert. The girls went all out! ^_^ Lights and fireworks were everywhere and there they were… 2NE1 IN THE FLESH!! My heart stopped when I saw Dara… Gah! I wanted to cry!
To those who followed me, I was going crazy looking at them and tweeting at the same time. I honestly can no longer remember the line-up of songs. I’m pretty sure I tweeted the entire line-up and most of what I saw so I’ll just talk about the most memorable ones. Or at least the ones I can remember for now.
Dara was freaking gorgeous!!! They all were to be honest but my eyes were just glued to Dara. It just wouldn’t leave her! I was staring and staring and staring and screaming out her name the entire time. I wasn’t even paying attention much to the song. I was just staring at her and tweeting at the same time. I had no sleep, I was really tired but pumped up with energy at the same time and I was mesmerized. Like seriously. She was glowing and shining so bright! She looked so happy! Really really really happy. She has wanted a 2NE1 solo concert for so long and it was finally happening. That happiness was written all over her face. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. Amazing! Her voice was loud and very clear. She was so amazing!!! Wait, have I said “amazing” so many times already? Well, I can’t help it!!! She is… Totally totally amazing! ^_^
During the performance, I looked around a little just to see if I could find any other YG Family people or celebrities. I was really near the sound booth so I was hoping that I could spot just a few of them. To my surprise, Papa YG was standing right behind me. He was on his way to the sound booth. I swear, he is one dedicated President! He was there THE ENTIRE TIME! He was literally manning the sound booth. He smiled while the girls were performing like a proud Papa and would usually laugh at Dara’s crazy antics on stage. It was a beautiful sight to watch. Master Hwangssabu also passed by our backs once in a while as well as Jinu and DJ Murf. If there were others, I can’t really remember anymore. T_T
After a few songs, Dara and Bom decided to leave the stage, the maknaes were left behind and I knew that it was going to be for Please Don’t Go. They were so cute. They had their arms around each other’s shoulders and they were like.. “We are a team!” So cute. They performed “Please Don’t Go” pumping up the entire crowd.
AFTER THAT WAS KISS!!! WAAAAA!!! THE LIGHTS DIMMED AND WHEN THE FIRST BEATS OF KISS STARTED I WAS JUMPING UP AND DOWN GOING OUT OF MY MIND. THE GIRL IN FRONT OF ME COVERED HER EARS COZ I WAS GOING CRAZY!!! THE HUGE SCREEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STAGE OPENED AND DARA APPEARED! THE SPOTLIGHT WAS ON HER AND SHE HAD HER HANDS RAISED UP LIKE THE SUPER SEXY BOSS THAT SHE WAS. HER VOICE WAS STRONG AND SHE WAS VERY VERY VERY CONFIDENT. SHE WAS SO SEXY AND SO BAD ASS! LIKE SERIOUSLY! SHE WAS MOVING THAT SEXY BUT SKINNY BODY OF HERS. THE SCREEN THEN CLOSED THEN IT SHOWED LIKE A VIDEO OF DARA’S LIPS KISSING THE SCREEN AND LEAVING KISS PRINTS AND STUFF. IT WAS SO HOT! DARA’S STAGE WAS HOT. SHE HAD HER HAIR UP AND SHE WAS WEARING THIS RED VEST WITH SILVER SPIKES. SHE WAS ALSO WEARING RED SHINY LEATHER PANTS. SO HOT! HER EYES WERE SO FIERCE AND SHE WAS SO CONFIDENT. “I JUST WANNA KISS!!! I NEVER WANNA MISS…!!! WAAAAA!!! SO HOT DARA-YAH!!! FROM THE MAIN STAGE SHE WENT TO THE FRONT WHILE SINGING. HER EYES WERE SO FIERCE! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! I WAS SCREAMING AND SCREAMING AND SCREAMING HER NAME. I MEAN, I KNEW SHE COULDN’T HEAR ME BUT SOMEHOW MY SEMI-SANE MIND STILL WANTED FOR MY MOUTH TO SCREAM “DARA!!! DARA!!! DARA!!!” AFTER THAT, THE DANCERS LEFT AND SHE WAS LEFT ALONE ON THE STAGE. SHE THEN SCREAMED CL’S NAME AND CL CAME OUT WEARING ALL BLACK LEATHER WITH SPIKES AND RAPPED HER PART. SHE WAS AWESOME TOO! I LOVE IT WHEN CL RAPS. THEN OUT CAME DEUKKIE!!! TO THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW, HE IS ONE OF THE KWON TWINS. VERY VERY VERY HANDSOME. THEY BOTH DANCED TOGETHER AND DEUKKIE GRABBED DARA. HE ATTEMPTED TO KISS HER BUT DARA PUSHED HIM AWAY. THEY GOT PRETTY CLOSE. DEUKKIE WENT TOPLESS THE FIRST STAGE BUT NO LONGER DID THAT DURING THE 2ND AND THE 3RD. MAYBE DARA’S HOTNESS AND HIS HOTNESS WERE TOO MUCH. HIM TAKING HIS SHIRT OFF WOULD BRING EVERYTHING TO A BOIL! I WAS LIKE.. “I WANT IT TO BOIL! PLEASE BOIL! PLEASE BOIL!” BUT NOOOO! DEUKKIE NO LONGER TOOK OFF HIS SHIRT. ALL THE DANCERS APPEARED AND THEY ALL HAD A DANCE BREAK. DARA SANG AND DANCED AT THE SAME TIME. THEN, DARA LOOKED AT DEUKKIE, TOOK OUT A RED LIPSTICK AND PUT IT ON HER LIPS… SHE THEN GRABBED HIM AND THEY KISSED (FAKE KISS OF COURSE) AND THE LIGHTS WENT OUT! WAAAA!!! SO SO SO FREAKING HOT!!!
I WAS SPAZZING THE ENTIRE TIME! I WAS LIKE… WOW DARA-YAH! YOU ACT ALL CRAZY IN 2NE1TV AND YOU ARE SO NICE AND SWEET IN REAL LIFE BUT THAT WAS FREAKING HOT! Dara and Deukkie were so hot together. I love love love the Kiss stage. But for some freaking reason, security was so tight during Kiss. Maybe it was because Deukkie went topless? Hehehe! I don’t know. All the Men In Black just popped out during Kiss. Evil evil evil people. Just kidding! ^_^
Part 4: Rest of the concert. Sorry, I’m so sleepy right now. Please forgive me! ^_^ I’ll add more when I wake up! I promise! Annyeong!
[WELOVEDARA FAN ACCOUNT] Part 4: Park Bom’s Solo Stage
The lights dimmed and then the huge screen in the middle of the stage started showing stars (or was it the galaxy, I’m not sure!) and then this girl in a black glittery dress started playing the cello. It was Park Bom’s sister! She played beautifully! Like really… She is really really good. She played an introduction to Park Bom’s solo stage. While she was playing, the screen flashed some words (which I couldn’t decipher) and then “Park Bom” came out. Of course the crowd went wild! While Bom’s sister was playing the cello, pictures of Bom and her sister were being shown on the screen. They were just new pictures though. No baby pictures or anything (Though I’m not sure, I was really really distracted). ^_^ And then, the stage slowly turned around. At this point, the crowd was going wild. The lights on the stage were pink and then out comes Bommie in a white wedding dress! Wow! I must say, Bommie looked G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S (Did I spell that right?) in that wedding dress! Like absolutely beautiful!!! So so so beautiful! She was sitting on the stairs and then slowly stood up to sing “You & I” Seriously, she was so so so gorgeous! (Oh wait, did I say that again?) Everything looked perfect for Bommie’s solo stage. Her sister was playing the Cello for her, she was in a white wedding dress which showed off her killer killer legs, the background was glittering stars and the lighting was beautiful. Park Bom’s voice during the 2nd night was beautiful too! Like truly truly truly truly beautiful! They said that Bommie’s voice was a little hoarse on the 1st night but on the 2nd, her voice was just absolutely perfection. I mean imagine this… Lights dimmed, aircon blaring, spotlight on Bommie with a white wedding dress showing off her killer legs, background with glittering lights, and her sister in this like vine semi-cage illuminated by orange/reddish light and playing the cello. It was beautiful.
Bommie, then sat on a swing and then the swing was swayed all around the stage. It went up and down and then stopped in the middle of the stage way high up. The entire venue was dimmed and the spotlight was just on her way up there on the swing. It was very beautiful. She looked amazing and her voice was on point. BEST EVER! L
After “You & I”, Bommie was smiling and she introduced her sister. She was like, “Everyone, this is my unnie!” Bommie’s sister is really pretty! Like so beautiful too and very talented. She was a little shy. Bommie said, “Say hi to everyone!” And her sister was like, “Hi!” After that, her sister left. And then, Bommie took off her veil and sang “Don’t Cry”! She was now accompanied by dancers and the stage was more fun. She was bouncing up and down the stage and smiling and waving to everyone.
After her stage, Dara came out again chanting, “Park Bom jjang! Park Bom jjang!”
Then it was like a Park Sisters Emcee stage! Yay!! I love it when Bom and Dara are together. They are just so much fun! Dara was saying that Bom’s stage was beautiful and that she wished that she could perform one day with Thunder on stage. She was chanting and looking for “Gaettong-ah! Gaettong-ah!” I wasn’t sure if Thunder was watching or not. Dara said that she wished she could perform with Thunder. After that, Bom and Dara were being all cute talking about boyfriends and stuff. I couldn’t really understand a lot but they were being all giddy and cute!
Part 5 next: CL’s solo stage!
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