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Free Kpop Concert in New York 40 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Aug 12 2011 08:24 PM · 

#1 Shoujo Q

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:24 PM

Just found this on allkpop


allkpop has just received info that KBS is trying to lineup at least 10 total artists.
Some of the top Hallyu stars will be coming to New York in October!

The free concert from KBS, open to all ages, will be held on October 9th 2011 at Randall’s Island Park in New York and will feature many top artists, the tentative list includes TVXQ, Wonder Girls,2PM, B2ST, SHINee, Se7en, Sistar19, Lee Hyori, and 4Minute! (*Note: the lineup may change)

The concert will begin at around 7:00PM and is estimated to bring in about 10,000 fans.

The concert will promote the globalization of Korean culture through live music and performances in the US, but will also be featured in South Korea through a broadcast by KBS.



I'll try and keep tabs on it, or someone who lives in New York can? I'd LOVE to go to this if other people in the area are going.

#2 sadude

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:43 AM

Someone I know showed me this. I'm so going.

Why on a Sunday nigh--? Wait, the day after is Columbus Day, SWEET! :weeeh:

#3 showraniy

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:12 AM

Hmm, 9 or 11 hour drive... I dunno, K-Pop, I just don't knooow. :popper:

#4 Molly

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:40 AM

I might try to go! Seeing how my two favorite girl groups are going.

#5 Shoujo Q

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:24 PM

We should definitely set a meet-up or something for that day to everyone who wants to go.

I'm 75% certain I'll go, but my only problem is getting home after the concert. The last bus home to Boston is scary as hell and there's no guarantee you'll get on it! (Especially since I have no idea when the concert ends.)

#6 Shoujo Q

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:15 PM

Update for artist list from allkpop


The free concert from KBS, open to all ages will be held on October 9th, 2011 (Tentative date) at Randall’s Island Park in New York and will feature many top artists!Thus far, the confirmed list includes:

-TVXQ

-SHINee

-2PM

-4minute

-B2ST

-SISTAR

-Kim Tae Woo


But that’s not all as inside sources have revealed to us that KBS is still in the process of negotiating with other top K-Pop stars.



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#7 Plum

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:19 PM

I stay at sadude's house k? k. thx.

#8 Shoujo Q

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:13 AM

I stay at sadude's house k? k. thx.


We all stay at sadude's house k? ya! k.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:39 AM

Hmm, 9 or 11 hour drive... I dunno, K-Pop, I just don't knooow. :popper:

Seriously, any other month besides October, and I'd grab the wife and go. I don't know if I should even tell her about this.

#10 Madara

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:58 AM

I'd love to go, but how do we get to Randall's Island by public transportation? (I don't drive.) And how do we get off after the concert?

#11 Shoujo Q

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:12 AM

I don't live in New York so I would have no clue as how to answer any of the questions you ask. But I did google it and I got this page. (Scroll down to Public Transportation.) If any of that makes an sense then that might be your answer?

#12 Madara

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

I don't live in New York so I would have no clue as how to answer any of the questions you ask. But I did google it and I got this page. (Scroll down to Public Transportation.) If any of that makes an sense then that might be your answer?



Yeah, the get-off-at-125 St.-and-transfer-to-the-x80 bus direction sounds like it'll work for me.

But that page also says "There are no events currently scheduled at this venue." That's odd. Who's saying this K-pop event is scheduled there? (It IS an odd place for a concert like that.)

#13 Molly

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:03 AM

Going to try my hardest to be there since my Sistar girls are going <3

#14 Shoujo Q

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 12:00 PM


I don't live in New York so I would have no clue as how to answer any of the questions you ask. But I did google it and I got this page. (Scroll down to Public Transportation.) If any of that makes an sense then that might be your answer?



Yeah, the get-off-at-125 St.-and-transfer-to-the-x80 bus direction sounds like it'll work for me.

But that page also says "There are no events currently scheduled at this venue." That's odd. Who's saying this K-pop event is scheduled there? (It IS an odd place for a concert like that.)


Allkpop KBS is a National Korean television station that is sponsoring the concert, and it's free so it doesn't seem like a very odd place to have a concert.
I just randomly googled Randall Island Park, though going to the actual page doesn't show anything past September and this is October. So there is still time for it to show up. Though I do hope it shows up soon because I need to plan. Posted Image

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:21 PM

I remember going to this in 2003 when they still had artists I loved and I met BoA and Jang Nara as well as BoBo from the BBS without knowing it, haha. I would like to go to something like this just to meet up with people and have a good time, but its much too far for just that, unfortunately with the way my financial situation is. Someone here should post some pictures and reports from this after it happens.

#16 sadude

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:37 AM

I stay at sadude's house k? k. thx.

I stay at sadude's house k? k. thx.

We all stay at sadude's house k? ya! k.

I think I will have guests for that weekend, actually. In a tiny studio apartment. :popper:

I'd love to go, but how do we get to Randall's Island by public transportation? (I don't drive.) And how do we get off after the concert?

Paying for the express bus is absurd. Take the M35 right outside the 4/5/6 station at 125th instead.

Or bike. Traffic and the buses are going to be absurdly crowded getting off the island.

#17 Shoujo Q

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

I stay at sadude's house k? k. thx.

I stay at sadude's house k? k. thx.

We all stay at sadude's house k? ya! k.

I think I will have guests for that weekend, actually. In a tiny studio apartment. :popper:

I'd love to go, but how do we get to Randall's Island by public transportation? (I don't drive.) And how do we get off after the concert?

Paying for the express bus is absurd. Take the M35 right outside the 4/5/6 station at 125th instead.

Or bike. Traffic and the buses are going to be absurdly crowded getting off the island.


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#18 sadude

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

Yes, we will be your guests. Thank you! Posted Image Get that Bicycle built for 3 ready. K? 8o

You're probably joking, but re-reading my post it wasn't 100% clear: I already have other guests lined up. :eekrun:

#19 sadude

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:01 AM

http://www.allkpop.c...yc-this-october

SM Entertainment has officially confirmed that they will be taking their ‘SM Town Live World Tour‘ to NYC this October!
On October 23rd, SM Entertainment artists will be heading over to the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York to perform for a 15,000 member audience!

:eekrun:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 03:22 AM

Yes, we will be your guests. Thank you! Posted Image Get that Bicycle built for 3 ready. K? 8o

You're probably joking, but re-reading my post it wasn't 100% clear: I already have other guests lined up. :eekrun:

You make it sound like your place is a music venue...

"other guests lined up" is probably code for "I'm kidnapping the Wonder Girls". :whistling:

#21 Shoujo Q

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:41 PM

http://www.allkpop.c...yc-this-october

SM Entertainment has officially confirmed that they will be taking their ‘SM Town Live World Tour‘ to NYC this October!
On October 23rd, SM Entertainment artists will be heading over to the Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York to perform for a 15,000 member audience!

:eekrun:


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 03:13 AM

Concert is having some issues:

"We’ve just received a bit of unfortunate news for fans, as the Free NYC K-Pop Concert which was supposed to happen in October, may be on the verge of cancellation.

A concert organizer revealed to allkpop today that they had difficulties securing Randall’s Island Park, due to capacity issues.

Concert organizers are currently looking into alternative venues, and will provide allkpop with an update as soon as details are settled.

Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for more info."

#23 sadude

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:15 AM

Well fuck.

#24 Madara

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:05 PM

Concert is having some issues:

"We’ve just received a bit of unfortunate news for fans, as the Free NYC K-Pop Concert which was supposed to happen in October, may be on the verge of cancellation.

A concert organizer revealed to allkpop today that they had difficulties securing Randall’s Island Park, due to capacity issues.

Concert organizers are currently looking into alternative venues, and will provide allkpop with an update as soon as details are settled.

Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for more info."


Well, I did say back in post #12 that it was an odd place for such a concert. Looks like somebody agreed. You can have a jazz concert at Randall's Island because hardly anybody goes to those, but something of this magnitude with the huge number of Koreans in NYC? I don't think so.

#25 Usako

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:55 PM

http://www.allkpop.c...s-to-new-jersey


A concert organizer revealed exclusively to allkpop today that they had finally secured Overpeck Park in New Jersey for their venue. The free concert was on the verge of cancellation due to capacity issues, but it seems that’s blown over for now.

They moved it to my Joi'zey~! ♥ :danceman:

#26 Kaworu

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:05 PM

Im also going to this.

OMG OMG so many kpop concerts in october. New York is SO COOL.

#27 sadude

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:09 AM

http://cjpny.com/eve...etail.php?no=16
So tickets need to be picked up in person at one of various locations in NY and NJ, starting on Sunday.

I personally need 4 tickets, so I just need to find one person to go with me. Most people I know who would go with me are out of state or have something planned for that day already, though. :sad:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:31 PM

Wow, this looks cool! I'm envious, I'd love to go.

#29 Kaworu

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:23 PM

Sadude I'll come with you if you want. It would have to do other day of this week though because right now I'm moving and all my energies/time are focused on that, but if you want to go at the end of this week I'll come with you. Granted, all these assuming there's still tickets then (after the sell out of the SME concert I would expect nothing short of crazy packedness on this one)...

I know this is not a lot of help, but it's the most I can offer ^^U

Lemme know :)

EDIT:

Yeah, my friend got on line around 1pm (1 hr before the handout started), and they just ran out of tickets in the koryo books location. Fuck.

Will try and get tickets in one of the NJ locations sometime this week. I really want to go to this concert :(

#30 sadude

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:11 PM

Yup, I was on line at Koryo as well. Didn't get tickets, as expected.

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These don't even begin to show how long the line was. It went down the entire (NYC avenue-length) block to 5th Avenue, back where it came from to 6th Ave, and around the corner. There were easily 1,000 people there.

All the locations are sold out. There's going to be one more set distributed in NYC on Tuesday morning, but considering how many people everywhere didn't get tickets, I expect that to be the worst with a huge line well before dawn. Considering that, and considering that I'm not that attached to any of the artists performing, I'm giving up on this one. I still have SMTown on the 23rd. :D