It’s no surprise that I wasn’t a huge B1A4 fan before KCON. Since the line up was announced, Cherry has been trying to get me to listen to them and, while I’m notorious for being a fan of the guy bands over the girls, there are still some bands of the male persuasion who are still a little to cutesy or aegyo for me. And when Cherry described them as ‘aegyo but good’, I figured they were not for me.
Then last week, while doing some research for KCON, I stumbled on their newest release Solo Day, and really liked it. However, I still couldn’t say I had any interest in listening to any of their other music.
Then my flight happened and apparently, in the few years it’s been since I’ve flown last, I’ve become an extremely nervous flyer and for some reason all I wanted to do is listen to the happy that is Solo Day over and over again until the song was firmly embedded in my brains and my fears were pushed aside.
By the time the first night of the concert came around and B14A was ready to play, I suddenly turned into a teenaged fan girl.
Also luckily? B1A4 did not disappoint.
They were spectacular with all of their songs. Each of the boys were just so adorable, and you can tell that they were having a freaking blast up there–which just made their section of the concert just that much more enjoyable.
Does anyone know if that is their symbol? Like their fan sign? If so, how does a bunch of leaves represent the band?
Even their stage was cute, Above the stage, there were circles, showing the MNET logo and during the performances, the bands had little scenes or backgrounds programmed in. I definitely think that B1A4 had the best one out there. Check it out:
Anyway, I digress. As it’s all a happy blur now, I don’t know if they did 4 or 5 songs, but I have a feeling it was only 4. Whatever it was? It was so not enough.
For those of you who are super bummed you didn’t get to see B1A4 in concert, chin up! They are doing their first US tour in October, and they are hitting San Francisco 10/11, Chicago 10/5, Dallas 10/8, and NYC 10/3. Tickets go on sale 8/14. Guess who’s going to the NYC concert?
I’m going to use this experience to let this be a lesson to myself. I (probably all of us) need to really give something a chance before dismissing it out of hand. Look at the fun you could be missing.
Here is a playlist of their set filmed by Yanis Rei: