As the snow piled up in the streets, fans lined up in anticipation on the stairs of the three floor club on Saturday, January 9th. Music blared from the speakers that were foreign to the club and local venue staff, but to others in attendance, the songs that filled the club are ones that commonly occupied their playlists. As Hallyu Entertainment staff started admittance, the Chicagoland area club—Medusa Chicago—filled up with fans ready to party.
The event featured a DJ playing various KPop songs ranging from SNSD’s ‘Gee’ to B.A.P’s ‘Young, Wild, & Free’ and BTS’s ‘Boy In Luv.’
The event proved to be a hit with fans wanting to let loose and party to their preferred type of music. “I have been waiting on this for years,” stated Kayse from Lombard, IL, “…all we get is K-Fest two days a year to be ourselves and be crazy. There’s got to be a place where we can go and dance to our music and [just] be us. Within five minutes of this event’s announcement, I had my VIP tickets bought.”
HallyuCon Chicago’s very own dance instructors even ended up on stage, along with others from the audience.
The event even sparked interest in KPop for those that only attended in accordance with their friend’s requests, like one attendee who came all the way from South Bend, IN with his friends.
As the night grew darker, the time for Korean–American hip hop duo, Nomtom and Metoo, to perform finally arrived.
They started off their set with an intro and kicked right into their remix of Zico’s ‘Okey Dokey’ and ‘Yes or No.’
The duo proceeded on with other remixes like ‘Boogie’, ‘Born Hater’, Supreme Team’s ‘Dang Dang Dang’, and ended the night with an encore of ‘Okey Dokey.’
Although officially ‘KPOP ALL NIGHT’s 13 and above show ended at 10:00 PM, they continued the party on the first floor for 21 and older guests. Various KPop hits continued to play from the DJ booth, and those in attendance partied the night away.
Although KPop concerts have become more common in various parts of North America in the last few years, this sort of event – for fans to let loose and dance to their favorite hits – is the first of its kind. Hallyu Entertainment has brought about a different way for KPop fans to party and enjoy themselves. They’re providing fans who can’t normally afford concert tickets an opportunity to experience live KPop and KHip Hop performances.
The ‘KPOP ALL NIGHT’ tour continues on with its next stop in Dallas on January 30th and Atlanta on February 27th. Currently, the only confirmed information in regards Dallas’s stop is that the event will be 18 years and up. Updates will be given once more information is confirmed!
Thank you Hallyu Entertainment, Nomtom, and Metoo for providing Officially KMUSIC the opportunity to cover this special event!
Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Nomtom and Metoo along with more photos from the event!
Article and Photos by: Ying Leung with special thanks to Yae Yamaguchi
Edited by: Lina Hung
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