South Korea’s leading girl group 2NE1 thrilled Myanmar fans with a glitzy mega performance last Saturday before an expectant audience of more than 10,000.
The crowd swarmed at Myanmar Event Park – the concert venue – as early as 3 pm despite a downpour. By the time the concert started at 7pm, the rain was clearing rapidly.
As soon as the doors opened at 6pm, an hour late, the fans flooded into the concert hall, plunging the venue into total chaos despite tight security.
This was the most expensive concert in Myanmar with tickets costing between Ks25,000 (US$25) and Ks900,000 (US$900). Different entrances served specific categories of the ticket holders. Zones reserved for Diamond and VVIP ticket holders – who paid between Ks150,000 (US$150) and Ks900,000 (US$900) – were full while the space for standing ticket holders was nearly packed.
The concert was impressive in many aspects from extravagant stage design and awe-inspiring projection mapping to superb lighting and the amazing sound system. The lavish stage set-up – costing a whopping Ks200 million (US$200,000) – was just one of the wow factors.
The 4-member outfit – comprised of CL, Bom, Dara, and Minzy – belted out some of the smash hits from their latest album “Crush” and other catchy numbers. The delighted audience including mostly light stick-clutching teenyboppers sang along with the four gals and waved their hands in sync with the rhythm of the tunes.
The group’s leader CL said she was very excited to come to Myanmar as it was the group’s very first time in the country. Dara related how happy she was to meet with her Myanmar fans and visit the Shwedagon Pagoda where she was keen on wearing a longyi. Bom and Minzy also thanked the fans for coming to the concert and hoped that they would be thrilled by the show.
The concert wrapped up around 8:45 pm with the singers waving their goodbye to the fans.
Source: Eleven Myanmar