Screams and cheers broke through the air as NCT 127 leader Taeyong appeared alone on stage with an impressive dance performance. The rest of the members joined Taeyong in a well-executed manner and demonstrated their signature synchronization which started from their pre-debut days. Doyoung and Johnny exited the stage as “Fire Truck” began playing in the background, which made some fans disappointed but was reasonable as the two were added to the group after that song was released.
NCT 127 performed many other loved tracks, such as “Good Thing,” “0 Mile,” and “Limitless,” inserting some fanservice in between songs. Just like the first night with SF9, the boys played Fortune Wheel with the audience. Doyoung sang “Shoulda Woulda Coulda” while Taeil sang “Nothin’ On You” to a lucky fan, who gathered jealousy again when Doyoung called her “honey” in a sweet and loving tone. After almost deafening “I’m the biggest hit on this stage” chants from the fans during NCT 127’s newest title track “Cherry Bomb,” TWICE was up next as the second-to-last performance of the night.
[TWICE- Photo Courtesy of KCON USA]
With the sounds of “TT” in the air, no one could resist chanting along with the group, unable to contain their energy. The girls practically turned the venue into their own concert with other tracks like “Cheer Up,” “Knock Knock,” and “Signal,” all of which were favorites in the sea of fans.
Along with NCT 127, TWICE played Fortune Wheel on the screen and spun “Photo Time.” Even though fans were hoping the girls could do more than photos, it was genuinely funny to see the girls looking in different directions during their group photos together on the main and extended stages. Doyoung and Johnny, as well as Jaehyun, began a special two-language MC session in English and Korean as the concert staff brought out guitars and drums on stage, introducing CNBLUE as the next and final performers.
[CNBLUE- Photo Courtesy of KCON USA]
Yonghwa promised beforehand to make KCON like CNBLUE’s very own concert— and that he did! As a true band, CNBLUE demonstrated their superb guitar and drum skills and gave the audience a show to enjoy as Yonghwa traveled far from the main stage to give love and limitless fanservice.
“Between Us,” “Cinderella,” and “You’re So Fine” charmed the audience, but what gave the audience a night to remember was when Yonghwa walked back to the main stage to play a beautiful grand piano for “Can’t Stop.” Charisma flowed throughout the group’s last performance, making for a wonderfully carried out concert in the end.
Despite the end of the concert, the minds of fans were filled with joy and contentment, making for another year of KCON NY to look forward to.
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Sarah (sapphir3bluu) is a writer for WTK from Las Vegas and fond of cats, k-pop, and singing. She enjoys learning new languages and is manager of Super Junior fanbase, WorldwideELFs, but has also done subbing work for EXO. If you don’t find her being slowly consumed by BTS, GOT7, NCT, and ASTRO, she is aspiring to go to graduate school and work in the healthcare field.