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I won this VIP front row thing to the Danny from LA KCON special so I went to the venue around 10am for that. We sat in a section fenced off from the audience who were standing and watching. It was really close to the stage. BTS didn’t come out until 12 since their engagement session was delayed a bit.
A little before noon BTS came through outside gate into the tent to get ready; they were wearing gray uniforms, a bit too much for the weather haha. A lot of media came and squatted down around us LOL A few panelists sitting to my right danced to 상남자 and got a lot of media attention. BTS came our around 12:15 and they were super cute, but nowhere as dazzling as when I saw other groups before… I guess maybe they’re too young or I’m not that into them. Jimin smiled sooooo much, but his eyes would disappear so I wouldn’t know where he was looking hahaha. V made a lot of weird faces. Jungkook stared at things or people with his mouth open a lot lmao. Rapmon talked most of the time and Danny said it was much easier cause he doesn’t have to translate. Dumbfoundead was hilarious when reading off the cue cards in Korean and cracked BTS up too.
They had a segment where Danny and Rapmon used V and Suga as props to act out random stuff and they chose mics (held their necks and used their heads as mics), horses (basically rode on their backs T-T), and motorcycles (opened their arms and used them as the handles) - Suga looked so embarrassed and closed his eyes a lot, while V seemed happy LOL such a strange boy.
A fan asked them what animal they want to be and to make that animals noise and we had to guess. V made a really weird noise like he choked and his voice cracked LOL he said “a bird” but had so much accent I thought he was speaking Korean; Rapmon did a duck; Jin was a dog but he sounded like a small dog yelping hahaha; Jungkook did a cat but he said meow instead of the Korean 야오; J-Hope did horse because his nickname is J-Horse I guess?I didn’t see what Jimin and Suga did because a staff came to where I was and told me to follow her next to the stage, saying I was picked to go on stage! When Danny said they’re picking a lucky fan she told me to go back to my seat and jump up and down to act excited so I can get picked, but he ended up picking another girl… I was actually jumping up and down and it was so embarrassing… I noticed V was staring at me and probably a few other members too thinking wtf is she doing. Rapmon and V did freestyle rap to the girl based on a few facts from her; Rapmon was good at rhyming but some of the lyrics smh - her name was Paige so he rhymed it with “wanna mate”, she was wearing white so he said “makes me wanna bite” and she was from Hawaii so he said “you know what’s cute in Japanese, kawaii”
BTS finished around 12:50 and half of the VIP area left :( Jung Jung Young was next to be interviewed. I had missed his hi touch during BTS so I wanted to stay for his interview, but it was so hot… I was about to leave but right at that time I heard screams and saw JJY go into the tent to prepare so I stayed. He’s super cute ugh. He was wearing a black fedora, a white tee with random tiny holes on them, and black jeans. His face is tiny!!! He did the interview completely in English, and he’s so funny lol. He introduced himself saying “hi I’m Jung joon young, it’s too hot today” and repeated how hot it is at least 5 times during the session LOL. His answers would have sounded really snobby if it was someone else but it didn’t when he said them (i.e. when asked what inspired his Teenager album he said nothing did, and when asked what artists he wants to collab with he said no one OTL. but he followed up saying he wanted to collab with rappers like zico from block b and rapmon from BTS - this actually hinted at the concert that day, which I realized later).
He had to make Danny and Parker laugh and spit out the water in their mouths so he just made a laughing face and two funny faces, and it took almost no time for them to spit it out lol. He watered the cactus on the table and tried to water the other two plants, which were fake LOL and he picked a cactus out of the 3 to water first… When Dumbfoundead said the cactus is real JJY tried to touch the cactus and we were all like no don’t do that, but still touched it… This kid. Nothing happened of course but still lol. Fans in the audience would scream out I love you and he would say I love you too or thank you :) one fan yelled out oppa saranghae and he said komawo :) he’s so cute aiiiiiii
I went to the Viki booth around 2pm to try to get a selca with Eric Nam, but the line was a mess and we couldn’t get one in the end. He was so nice though - he stood on a platform at the end and thanked everyone, then took multiple selcas from diff angles to get all of us in the bg :) such a sweetie
I was In P2 today it wasn’t a good section because I was facing the back of the artists most of the time… The artists today only faced us for 1-2 songs out of 5 :(
BTS starter with Boy In Luv and the place went crazy :D they were awesome but yeah I don’t think I’m gonna be crazy about them, just will enjoy the music from now on. They didn’t sing Just One Day D: my favorite song!!!
The MCs were the same as day 1, except the special MC was Lee Seojin. Tiffany from Soshi came out to MC for a little :D
JJY! His voice was beautiful but I couldn’t see his face for Teenager :( there was one song he sang I didn’t know and he also did a Michael Jackson tribute song. He put on sunglasses though… He did the high note during Teenager gorgeously and there was another song I don’t remember where he had an extremely high note that he nailed.
SPICA had really pretty black and white outfits and their vocals were amazing. Bohyung is really good live :) but I’m biased :) I only know BoA and her though >< for Painkiller I loved the setup - each member stood on the edge of the circular main stage and sang their parts, then moved slowly towards the middle during the last part :D they sang their English debut song I Did It and Danny interviewed them briefly.
CNBlue’s stage presence is really good. The stage setup was bad for us since most of them faced the other way from the start. Yonghwa started out with a keyboard for Can’t Stop and switched to a guitar after; he’s really good at riling up the crowd, and he also ran to our side between songs. Jonghyun got so much screaming when he sang, and it seems like he’s more popular than Yonghwa. Minhyuk faced the other way the whole time because he was sitting for the drums and didn’t get up :( they had really cool graphics on the elevated circular screens.
GG was the finale and everyone stood up (I’m not sure if this happened yesterday since I was in pit). They also lowered the screen to prepare their stage and it lifted to reveal the 8 girls (unfortunately Sooyoung wasn’t there) wearing the Mr.Mr outfit (white tees with black suspender dresses). Of course they were perfect :))) Seohyun’s English stood out to me; her pronunciation was great and I thought she was one of the American members at first XD Sunny did her self-intro last and she waited before taking so the audience started screaming; she was like “you know my name, what is it?” haha so cute. Tiffany thanked the fans for their 8th anniv and they all sang a little bit of Into The New World for us^^ I wish they performed the whole song though. They didn’t sing IGAB T-T the members ran around the stage during Gee and another song so I saw some of them closer
GG tried to exit the stage after their performance LOL but the staff was like no stay there. The ending felt shorter compared to yesterday’s, and the confetti blocked my view :( JJY came over to our side and walked around. BTS stayed the longest, and Jungkook was the last to get off the stage :)
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My group got to venue around 5am, and the line didn’t start moving until 8am but we stood in the parking lot being burnt by the sun until check in started at 9:30am -_- I had a P1 and a P2 so I got Jung Joon Young hi touch and SPICA viewing. I was able to trade SPICA viewing voucher for IU viewing voucher.
IU was super cute and tried to speak some English; she was very pretty and nice and smiled so much! At the end offered to take a pic on fans phone a photo of her with us as the background =3
I dropped by Eric Nam selca time at Viki booth but the line was too long, so I just looked at him from the side and he’s so cute :) he was wearing sunglasses though T-T
My friend gave me her B1A4 audience session so I went there; the line was already really long so I stood at back of line but ended up getting a good spot when I got inside in front the audience section. The boys are very cute and kept waving, and I especially saw a lot of Shinwoo because he was at the end on my side. During the hi touch my friend asked for a hug from Gongchan and got it :D He’s so nice!
When it came to the concert the fucking numbering system didn’t mean shit (excuse my language but I had waited early in line for no reason) when we actually lined up to go in, and everyone just ran. Thankfully we still got spots along the rail in front of the stage…
Dumbfoundead first came out to introduce the opening acts, Jeremy Thurber and Jun Sung Anh. I didn’t really like Jeremy’s music… JSA played Eyes, Nose, Lips and Beast’s Good Luck, and he was SO GOOD! He even danced to parts of Good Luck. Stupid stage ugh, the prompter box blocked my view smack in the middle.
VIXX was awesome, but there weren’t much fan service, and I think N saw my bow but didn’t react T-T other members glanced over sometimes too. At least at times the view was good. During Voodoo Doll N came to right in front of me because there was a cameraman and did his part so fiercely omg he was so hot ahhhhh. Hyuk is super handsome. Ken was wearing a red suit and it really matches him XD Leo was so into his parts and nailed the high notes gahhhh. Ravi got so much screaming when he did the rapping parts. Hongbin is so pretty and his smile just makes me melt… During Only U my fav song they were on the other side so we couldn’t see them at all :(
Danny and Jung Joon Young joined Dumbfoundead to MC and Lee Seunggi also came out as special MC for a little, speaking only English :O he’s pretty good.
IU was so pretty and her voice was beautiful, and she was at our area a lot and looked over a lot, sweetly waving and smiling :) she sang her duet Friday and I was wondering how they’ll do it without a guy, but Niel came out towards the end and sang a few lines :D
B1A4 was fan service monster as usual, and CNU did a lot on our side. Solo Day is so goooooood. And they ran around during Baby Goodnight again lol. They sang
a song I didn’t know A Cup Of Water (from their Solo Day album) and used water guns to attack the pit XD good thing I was in the front so I avoided being sprayed on, not sure why they thought it was a good idea with all the phones and cameras…
Teen Top played the same songs as last year and added some old song I didn’t know… Rockstar? Chunji is so cute! L.Joe is great at hyping up the audience :D I think I like Niel more now, he looked pretty good at the concert and of course his vocals are always amazing.
GD was the finale of course, and the bottom rotating screen on top of the middle stage dropped down to prepare for him. He first came out above the screen, then it raised up and he walked down the steps. So much swag! He looked at me and sang to me during a part of MICHI GO <3 he also came down the stairs almost right into our section, and he was fucking amazing. He gave our section a lot of fan service and stayed a lot; maybe there was a GD fan behind him. He seemed much more open than last year and happier, probably the reason he did so much fan interactions.
For the ending GD stayed on stage, and the first thing I saw was him bowing first to Ken, who was the first VIXX member I saw coming out. Leo was really cute and danced in front of the edge a little bit hahaha. VIXX came to our side a lot n_n Sandeul ran towards us till the edge of the stage and exaggeratedly threw the shirt he had then made a surprised face and gesture lolol silly boy. IU was super sweet, smiling and waving, and stayed on our side quite a bit :3 she was contemplating whether to throw her shirt or not, but ended up aiming right at us and it went a little bit far to the left from me, otherwise I would have grabbed it haha. she ducked a little after throwing it going like oops XD I think she used too much strength lol.
Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
The fuck. Police state much?
I’m going to start a series of fan accounts, starting with the airport arrivals on August 8th :D The important parts are bolded
I arrived around 10am so my friends and I left the airport to eat and come back around noon (since I thought all artists would be flying Asiana and the first flight arrives at noon). We got to Tom Bradley around 12:30pm, and JUST missed BTS coming out D: It looked like a lot of fans were running around, so I got excited and missed a turn into the right parking lot… a few minutes later we saw on twitter that they had just came out… Apparently they flew Korean Air, which arrived at 10:40am, and took about 2 hours to come out.
We parked and waited 5 minutes around the side exit because security and KCON staff were standing around there, and VIXX came out. I saw from way outside because I recognized N’s outfit from their departure from ICN; he was wearing the white shirt and had those dorky square frames on hehe. Hongbin and Hyuk looked so pretty. Leo had sunglasses on. It wasn’t too crowded so it was nice. They were pretty unresponsive, probably extremely tired from the flight. When they got in the van I saw N had this semi-scared look on his face like “these fangirls smh” lmao. Ravi kept waving from inside the fan :) he’s so nice!
Apparently B1A4 is not arriving until 3:30pm, so we left and came back around 3pm. I wasn’t sure what flight the other artists were on, but I knew that GD and IU were also arriving. We waited till about 4:30pm and there were some screams, then a mob of people came out surrounding a small guy XD that was GD! He wore a camouflage shirt and sunglasses and walked by really fast with his head down so I almost didn’t even notice him. People didn’t even realize it was him and I was like “GD!” and people started chasing the mob hahaha.
Not long after that it was another mob of people, this time surrounding IU. She was wearing this cute white tee with denim suspenders, and was waving and smiling the whole time^^ There was a fanboy with a huge 아이유 sign next to us and she turned and said hi to him, d’awwww. Here’s my fancam.
Around 4:50pm B1A4 came out, and there were a lot of screams lol. Gongchan smiled really wide when he saw the fans and waved :D Baro was also really nice. It was okay at first but got chaotic when they started going into their van - security had to make a path for them T-T I was a little off to the side but you can still see from this video and these pics how bad it was:
Fan account for KCON Day 1 coming up! Featuring IU and B1A4 artist session goodness and concert fancams!!! :)