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Feature Article: AIA Festival 2014 – Why Going to a YG Family Concert is a Must-Go

AIA Festival 2014: Why Going to a YG Family Concert is a Must-Go

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Would you stand for four and a half hours to listen to nothing but YG music?

Of course, you would! And that’s exactly what myself and thousands of others did at the AIA Festival 2014.

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Concert goers start walking towards the entrance of the YG Family venue.

With more than 15,000 people crammed together in anticipation of their favorite YG idols, you could really feel the excitement, energy, and euphoric atmosphere within the crowd. I came ready for the massive hordes of YG Stans – the name for YG fans – as I brought coffee to provide enough caffine during the concert, as well as pack wet issues to fight off any sweat from the closed, crammed, sweaty confines I would soon find myself in.

A quick glance around me showed many in the audience decked out with Blackjack shirts — the fan name for 2NE1, and VIP yellow glow sticks — the fan name for Big Bang.

The event was truly international as well. The YG fans in the audience were not just Korean, as you can hear Chinese, Thai, Japanese, and English within earshot.

The four an a half YG concert was also a test of endurance. Standing at the YG concert was actually an hour longer than a Lord of the Rings movie, but instead of watching wizards, elves, and trolls, I saw K-pop stars of all variety. The long concert, however, was worth every bit of exhaustion, leg aches, and sweatiness. Hearing Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High, Lee Hi, Akdong Musician, Winner, Team B, and PSY was a treat all in itself.

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As the time inched closer to the 6:30 PM starting time, the cheering has already begun even before the first act. It was time to get the show started!

YG’s Famed Ladies – 2NE1

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2NE1 opens up the concert to massive applause.

The 2NE1 Profile:

Overview:

Pronounced as “twenty one” (and less commonly said as “to anyone”), 2NE1 is a four girl group that drops down the house with electro, dance beats. As the sister group of Big Bang, the four ladies are one of the most popular K-pop groups today. The group already has massive success, winning two Song of the Year awards with I Don’t Care (2009) and I Am the Best (2011).


Debut: 2009
Label: YG Entertainment
Genre(s): Pop, dance, electronica
Fan name:Blackjacks

The four ladies of 2NE1 were the first group to kick things off. Singing their iconic songs “Crush” and “Fire”, the fans were already in full swing, cheering and singing the song lyrics word-for-word. They later sang the addictive lyrics of “it ain’t over till it’s over” in “Gotta Be You” then got fans to chant “Come Back Home”.

The energy brought on by the four ladies was infectious, as their electronica, dance beats made it easy to become immersed in the concert. It was also surprising that YG decided to bring out 2NE1 as the opening act. Usually, in concerts they save their biggest, most popular groups towards the end. Yet, what better way to start things off right than with one of YG Family’s crowning jewels? 2NE1 is YG royalty and easily grabbed the audience’s attention from the start.

The queens of the Blackjack kingdom had a bit of everything in their performance: a skit that involved motorcycles, bad girl strutting, and sensual dancing. Speaking of dancing…

Minzy, Minzy, Minzy. I’ll say she was the highlight of the four bad girls of K-pop. With her red hair she memorized the audience with her crazy splits, booty dancing, showing utmost confidence, and displaying that sensual side of hers.

Seeing Park Bom live was also great to see. She was recently involved in a drug scandal, as she laid low after the incident went down. Fortunately, the fans, including myself, had her back, as shouts of “we missed you” and “we’ll always support you” echoed through the stadium.

It’s good to see the four ladies back, stronger than ever this year after a two-year hiatus from touring (their last tour until this year was the New Evolution Global Tour back in 2012). 2013 didn’t feel the same without them performing live. Welcome back 2NE1!

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Photos: 140815 HD/HQ More Fantaken Pics of Energetic, Lively 2NE1 with YG Family at “AIA Real Life: Now Festival 2004”

More and more fantaken pictures! ❤ Our girls look happy to be standing on stage together with the rest of YG Family.. ❤

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Photos: 140815 More Fantaken Pics of 2NE1 and of Dara with YG Family at “AIA Real Life: Now Festival 2014” Concert

More photos of 2NE1, and of Dara with YG Family! ❤

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News: YG Life ~ “YG Family, So Good to be Together”

YG FAMILY, SO GOOD TO BE TOGETHER

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[OSEN=선미경 기자] Younger and older artists became one. They delivered an evermore exciting and diverse performance. The artists shone brightly on stage, and the audience responded with much passion.

For the AIA REAL LIFE: NOW FESTIVAL 2014 held at Jamsil Sports Complex on August 15 from 6:30 pm, YG Family became the headliners to wrap up the concert. From WINNER to AKDONG MUSICIAN (AKMU), 2NE1, BIGBANG, EPIK HIGH and PSY, every artist from YG filled the stage with excitement. The stadium was full of audience who were enthusiastic enough to heat up the cold night breeze.

But what stood out most was the heart-warming collaboration among the artists. EPIK HIGH sang “Umbrella” with AKMU’s LEE SOO HYUN while singing “Love Love Love” with DARA. It was refreshing to see something so new.

This was not the end. GD turned “The Baddest Female” into “The Baddest Male” with CL while performing “Crayon” with SEUNGRI. DARA and MINHO joined in to sing T.O.P’sDoom Dada” with him.

DAESUNG and KANG SEUNGYOON performed 2NE1’s “Ugly” while TAEYANG and TEAM B perfected “Ringa Linga.” MINZY sang “1,2,3,4” with LEE HI, and the rest of 2NE1 joined in to perform “If I Were You.” TAEYANG performed his “Eyes, Nose, Lips” with EPIK HIGH. TABLO aroused much attention previously with his cover of the song. EPIK HIGH and BOM showcased “Up.”

“Gangnam Style” definitely caught the attention of all at once. It was more special when it was performed for the curtain call. The entire YG Family joined in to sing the song, doing the horse-ride dance to heat up the stadium. Each group showcased some amazing performances, but “Gangnam Style” was more meaningful as it was a song that helped all YG artists bond. The more experienced artists introduced the newbies, and sent a round of applause to all the crewmembers. It was indeed heart warming.

The concert that was held like a festival was hot and dynamic. Fans home and abroad were in the stadium to enjoy the performances. The four hours was a time where the artists and the fans truly engaged to have fun. And those hours were more than enough to prove the power of YG Family.

Credits: YG Life

Photos: 140815 Fantaken Pics of Impressive, Badass 2NE1 and YG Family at AIA Real Life Now 2014 Concert

And here are the photos! ❤ Our badass, always awesome YG Family! ❤

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Cute Dara cheering on Lee Hi for her dance during the outro.. XD

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Videos: 140815 Fancams of Epic YG Family for AIA Real Life Now 2014 – YG Family Concert Stage

Yaaaayyy fancams! I’ll post fancams first, then fan pictures, okay? Kekekeke! Our girls did an awesome job! YG Family did an incredible job at the concert! ❤ I am really happy to see them stand as four on stage in Korea.. It’s almost palpable how they must’ve felt performing together in Korea after such a long time already, after all that’s happened.. ^_^

Dara + Epik High –  Love, Love, Love

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Cuts of 2NE1’s Performances during Second part and Encore

2NE1 – Crush

2NE1 – Fire

2NE1 – Come Back Home

2NE1 – Gotta Be You

2NE1 – I Am The Best

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Oh maaannnn, Minzzzzzyyyyy!!!

Encore – 2NE1 Outro

Encore – 2NE1 Go Away

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Instagram: Supportive Dara-Sunbae Shares a Picture of 2NE1 with YG’s Hoobaes ~ “Grow Up Well!”

Adorable sunbae Dara with the hoobaes of YG! ^^ She posted a separate picture with Winner.. ^^ There’s 2NE1 sans Bom, with Team B, Lee Hi, and Team B! ❤ 

Sorry I wasn’t able to update the entire weekend. Weekends are extremely busy right now, and we lost a member of the family, so we’re kinda mourning. T_T But that’s not here nor there, just so happy that YG Family concert was successful! ❤

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The cute juniors have become a lot!!! #LeeHi #AkdongMusician #TeamB Quickly grow up well ^_^

Credits:

Source: daraxxi

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News: YG Family Japan Concert Kicks Off in Success with Collaboration Works

YG FAMILY JAPAN CONCERT KICKS OFF IN SUCCESS WITH COLLABORATION WORKS

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[OSEN=권지영 기자] The Japan Tour of 2014 YG FAMILY Concert kicked off in great success.

On April 12, the 2014 YG FAMILY CONCERT held in Japan’s Osaka Kyocera Dome ended in huge success, joined by 50,000 fans. The concert showcased YG artists including BIGBANG, 2NE1, EPIK HIGH, LEEHI, WINNER and WIN’s TEAM B.

2NE1 opened the concert with their dynamic “CRUSH.” It was followed by their debut song “FIRE” and then the title song of the 2nd full album “COME BACK HOME,” and moved on to sing “GOTTA BE YOU.”

The baton was then handed to the newbie group WINNER. They performed the Japanese version of “GO UP” and their own version of 2NE1’s “MISSING YOU,” firing up the fans.

EPIK HIGH, who was next on stage, left a powerful impression on the local fans by singing “FLY,” “LOVE LOVE LOVE,” and “DON’T HATE ME.”

When BIGBANG appeared on stage, the concert hall was filled with gold color. The members who were joined by 770,000 fans at their Japan’s 6 largest Dome Tour from last year to early this year, looked experienced in communicating with the local fans. They showcased their hit songs like “HARU HARU,” “BLUE,” and “FANTASTIC BABY.”

Performing in Japan for the first time, LEEHI caught the attention of the fans by “ROSE” and “1,2,3,4”.

But the highlight of the concert was the collaboration performances of YG artists. Each work was unique, more than enough to leave the audience in awe.

WINNER and WIN’s TEAM B performed “JUST ANOTHER BOY” together, which was the final mission of the survival program WHO IS NEXT: WIN. G-DRAGON and CL performed “THE BADDEST MALE” and “MTBD” while BIGBANG’s T.O.P, WINNER’s SONG MIN HO and 2NE1’s DARA fired up the stage with a collaborated “DOOM DADA.”

The concert that showcased 40 songs in total gave a dynamic finale with YG’s biggest hit songs including PSY’s “GANGNAM STYLE,” 2NE1’s “GO AWAY” and BIGBANG’s “FANTASTIC BABY.”

The “2014 YG FAMILY CONCERT” will be held again on April 13 at Osaka Kyocera Dome, and will be followed by Tokyo Dome on May 3 and 4. It will expand to Korea, China and other Asian regions, and the concert venues will be announced soon.

Credits:

Source: YG LIFE

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News: Team B Joins YG Family Japan Tour – Collaborates with Winner on First Official Stage

TEAM B JOINS YG FAMILY JAPAN TOUR: COLLABORATES WITH WINNER ON FIRST OFFICIAL STAGE

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[스포츠동아 = 정준화] YG Entertainment made the decision to include WIN’s TEAM B (B.I, KIM JIN HWAN, BOBBY, KOO JUN HOE, KIM DONG HYUK & SONG YUN HYEONG) in YG FAMILY’s Japan tour.

The agency announced on April 11 that TEAM B will be joining YG FAMILY’s Japan concerts that are to be held on April 12 and 13at Osaka Kyocera Dome.

TEAM B has been polishing their musical talents as trainees since losing by a few points to A TEAM on YG’s survival program “WIN: WHO IS NEXT.”

The decision is deemed quite rare in the history of South Korean pop music, as TEAM B will be performing at YG FAMILY’s Japan Dome Tour that will attract 40,000 fans per concert—all of this taking place even before making an official debut.

The reason for YG’s urgently made decision is that the survival program “WIN” drew high popularity from Japanese fans who take up a big portion of YG fans.

WINNER, who won the show, performed in front of 700,000 fans when they appeared as guests for BIGBANG’s Japan Dome Tour. The upcoming event will be the first official one for TEAM B.

YG commented, “Since TEAM B does not have a debut song yet, he will collaborate with other artists and of course, will work together with their former competitor WINNER—but as close friends this time.

YG FAMILY concert to be held for the first time in 3 years will be joined by 700,000 fans. Along with BIGBANG, EPIK HIGH and LEE HI, 2NE1 will be joining in the midst of their World Tour.

As additional groups WINNER, whose debut is coming up, and TEAM B are included this time, the scale of the concert will be quite different to that of the concert 2 years ago.

The areas where YG FAMILY concert will be held are to be announced soon as well.

Credits: YG Life

Twitter: PR Director Dara Promotes YG Family 2014 World Tour “Power in Osaka”

Our PR director Dara doing promotions for YG Family Concert! ^_^

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Source: @krungy21

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