This year’s KCON LA Day 1 event is the biggest one yet, with opportunities to see the hottest K-pop acts in action both on and off the stage. Tens of thousands of fans visited the Crypto.com Arena and Los Angeles Convention Center to enjoy three varieties of interactions with artists.
Day 1 of the KCON LA event ended with an unforgettable main stage event. Among the artists performing were CRAVITY, NMIXX, IVE, MONSTA X’s sub-unit SHOWNU X HYUNGWON, SHINee’s Taemin, NCT’s Taeyong and WayV. Both Taemin and Taeyong would also hold their own special stage performances.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the KCON LA Day 1 event:
1. IVE’s Wonyoung being a great emcee
IVE member Wonyoung had double duty for the night. Besides performing with her group mates Gaeul, Yujin, Rei, Liz, and Leeseo, she also emceed the Day 1 event. Fans loved her professional attitude, and swooned over her amazing visuals and bright smile.
2. WayV getting the arena to sing along
NCT sub-unit WayV had everyone eating out of their hand throughout their performance. The most magical moment took place when the entire arena sang along to their iconic hit song Love Talk.
3. CRAVITY’s tight choreography
CRAVITY amazed the audience with their perfectly synchronized dance moves. Their live performance skills showed exactly why they are one of the most popular fourth generation K-pop boy groups around.
4. IVE gets Kitch-y
IVE had everyone shook with their killer performance of their hit track Kitsch. Audience members bopped their lightsticks to the beat, as the girls performed their famous rolling dance moves.
5. NMIXX covering TWICE
We love it when K-pop idols show love to each other, and NMIXX’s cover of TWICE’s The Feels was all that and more. NMIXX did the song justice, and looked great while doing so.
6. SHOWNU X HYUNGWON turn up the heat
Fresh from their performance at last week’s K-pop Super Live concert, SHOWNU X HYUNGWON did it again with another stellar show. Their slick performance of Love Me A Little got everyone’s hearts racing.
7. Taeyong and Ten together
One of the biggest moments of the night was seeing NCT’s Taeyong and WAYV’s Ten share the stage for a surprise performance of Baby Don’t Stop. Fans loved the unexpected treat, and sang along with enthusiam.
8. Taemin ruling the stage
SHINee member Taemin was in his element during his set. Fans were in love with his showmanship and perfect choreography. The enthusiastic reception even had some fans calling for a SHINee world tour.
We can’t wait to see what Day 2 of KCON LA 2023 has in store for us. Stay tuned for the latest news.