#KConNY2016 – BTS Cypher 3 – Jeon JungKook PLEASE!!!

Isha’s Disclaimers – PLEASE READ BEFORE WATCHING!!! @_@

  1. This video clip is not one of those super precise SK official BTS fan cams with Hi Def  Blu-Ray quality.
  2. There is a lot of external screaming, shaky hands, fingers blocking and “oh my gawds”.
  3. This was my first BTS Cypher live. I did not know they were doing Cypher pt 3. I lost my damn mind…
  4. Even though I do have the entire video of BTS performing Cypher pt 3, I specifically picked Jimin and Kookie’s clips because I wanted to show proof that they were in KCon NY coming for people’s lives and snatching souls.
  5. PLEASE TURN DOWN YOUR VOLUME!!! There were a lot of Kookie stans near me and he REFUSED to move from our section near the stage. He would leave for like 10 seconds and then come right da fuk back like “I’m HEREEEEE!!!”. I try not to mess with Mr. J Kookie too much cause he is the youngest….but omg…he was just…pushing buttonssss.

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#KConNY2016 – BTS Cypher 3 – Park Jimin PLEASE!

Isha’s Disclaimers – PLEASE READ BEFORE WATCHING!!! @_@

  1. This video clip is not one of those super precise SK official BTS fan cams with Hi Def  Blu-Ray quality.
  2. There is a lot of external screaming, shaky hands, fingers blocking and “oh my gawds”.
  3. This was my first BTS Cypher live. I did not know they were doing Cypher pt 3. I lost my damn mind…
  4. Even though I do have the entire video of BTS performing Cypher pt 3, I specifically picked Jimin and Kookie’s clips because I wanted to show proof that they were in KCon NY coming for people’s lives and snatching souls.
  5. PLEASE TURN DOWN YOUR VOLUME!!! Park Jimin was LITERALLY killing A.R.M.Y.s. The screaming is next level.
  6. I turn my camera to the side halfway through the clip to get a full body shot of Jimin…cause….well…..it was so necessary….He is so rUdE.

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#KConNY2016 – War of Hormone – A.R.M.Y. Ver. ^^

While we were waiting in line at KCon Day 2 for the concert, A.R.M.Y.s  turnt up to the music playing at the nearby Toyota booth.

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#KConNY2016 – My First and Last

This post is only about my personal experience at KCon NY 2016. My recap of BTS’s performance will be here.

There’s a lot to cover so I’ll jump straight in.

Check In & Swag Bags

We checked in on Friday later than I originally planned. We got to the Prudential Center at around 11am-ish since we stayed at the DoubleTree near Newark airport and had to take the NJ Transit bus into downtown Newark to the venue. The check in line was hella long when we arrived and it was already hot AF. The end of the line was stretched out and around at least four blocks from the actual check in tent. We were lined up for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. By the time we got to the check in desk I was already done.

After checking in, we got something to eat. The food selection at KCon was decent. To me it was kinda pricey for the quantity of food received. We ended up hitting 7Eleven for the remainder of KCon. We were not the only ones. 7Eleven was poppin’.

After eating, we went to get our Swag Bags. I thought the bags would be given out in the same tent where you checked in. They were not. I have to say, I was still pretty excited thinking that we were going to get some great KCon goodies, especially since we were in P2 and paid damn near $400 for each ticket. WRONG! With our two bag vouchers (one for Saturday and one for Sunday) we got 2 white KCon stickers, a Cony pen and a Brown pin (Line characters).

Wait…whut? I’m sorry but they said it was a Swag Bag soooo where the flick was the Swag? There was someone else in front of me that was in P1 and she got a KCon sticker and a Brown plushie in one of her bags. I would have preferred the plushie to a pen.

The KCon bag itself was one of those market bags you get while shopping, which is fine, but it was cheaply made. The thread started to unravel almost immediately and one of the handles broke by the second day. I ended up using the broken one as a trash bag when I was checking out of my hotel. The 99 cent bags that you can buy at the Marshalls check out line are a better quality and design than those $400 KCon ticket (or how ever much people paid) bags. The only people that seemed to get a good bag was Platinum, which was expected but still. $400 is not chump change either.

KCon event management, please…If you need help organizing check in, bags etc. for next years event, feel free to contact me. I am so serious.

Scratch Cards

I was horrified when I found out about the scratch offs. I obviously wanted BTS fan engagements and the thought that I wouldn’t get one after paying for two $400 tickets was beyond crazy to me. I read people’s comments on the KCon site and they said that last year, the fans traded scratch off cards with each other to get to be able to see the artist they wanted. That was last year though and BTS wasn’t there.

This year, fans who did early check in on Thursday and didn’t get any BTS scratch offs, were on Twitter saying they would pay for BTS Hi Touch. So much for trading. After paying for tickets, flight and hotel, I was not going to pay again for a BTS Hi Touch. The most I heard that someone was willing to pay was $800. I ended up getting two Red Carpets for Friday and Saturday, along with one BTS Audience for Saturday. I also got two Day6 Audiences for Saturday and one for Dynamic Duo and Crush.


Now here’s the catch…Due to the timing of the fan engagements, if you were in P2 standing like I was, unless you had someone to hold your place in the line to go into the concert like I did, you would lose your place in line after standing/sitting for hours if you left to go to a fan engagement. On Friday I didn’t care about where we stood for the concert since BTS wasn’t performing on that day. So we went to the Friday Red Carpet, which started at 5pm. Mind you, they start letting people into the concert at around 6pm.

Saturday was a different story. Some friends I made in the long ass check in line on Friday, got to the venue early on Saturday morning (around 9am-ish) and held the concert spots while I went to the BTS audience, which was at 1pm. The line for that was long AF by the time I got there and I still had to wait almost two hours in the hot sun once again, until they let us into the building, where we had to wait yet again for BTS to come out.

It turns out KCon combined the BTS Hi Touch and the Audience Engagement so when BTS came out, they were asked about 5 or 6 questions about being at KCon then we (those who didn’t get the Hi Touch) had to watch everyone who did get it. Then it was over. Twenty minutes total, maybe…

I gave away my Day6 fan engagement for Saturday and also my Red Carpet for Saturday to my friends and I held our places in the concert line. When it looked like the concert line was starting to move, I texted them to come back. Turns out the Red Carpet was running late so by the time they ran back to the concert line where I was, NO ARTISTS had even come out yet.

Once again, KCon event management…PLEASE. How can you have the Red Carpet at damn near the same time people are getting ready to go into the concert?? Then start the RC late??? You KNOW that Platinum to P2 is mostly standing and that people are going to line up early for good concert spots. Also, the chance to go to the fan engagements are part of the ticket price!! We PAID more for those chances to meet the artists. Then if you were lucky enough to get one, because of timing, you have to leave? Omg. I felt so bad for my friends. Even though I gave them the passes, they still got their hopes up and waited in line for nothing. Totally unacceptable. I cannot even…

So basically, there were lines EVERY WHERE and many people missed fan engagements due to the lines and fan engagement schedule times.

Another part of the lines was the “line cutters” and the “pushers”. At around 4pm, Security started to get the lobby entrance for the concert set up. The Prudential Center lobby is glass walled, so you can see everything that’s going on inside. I am not sure if this is what caused it, but all of a sudden while we were SITTING down waiting in the concert line, there was a sudden rush of people towards the venue entrance. I had SECONDS to jump up and grab my stuff to avoid getting trampled. Due to people scrambling to get their stuff and themselves off the ground, people that were waiting in line BEHIND us, rushed PAST us and ended up IN FRONT of us. So now we’re all packed tightly together like sardines, and security is looking at us through the glass like we are crazy cause they sure as hell are not letting us in for at least another hour and a half.

About 15 minutes later, there was ANOTHER surge forward. Now people are starting to get pissed because the people that were BEHIND us are now almost at the FRONT of the concert line.

While all of this mess is taking place, I am texting my friends at the Red Carpet. As I mentioned earlier, they had to leave the RC and came back to the concert line. Maybe 20 minutes after they got back,  Security started to let people into the venue. THE PUSHING WAS UNREAL. The area that was blocked off for P2 standing to line up was very wide. Maybe 8 to 9 people across. The doorway to actually get in to the venue could only fit one person at a time. IT WAS INSANE.

Meanwhile, the people who were originally BEHIND us were going through the security check inside while we were still outside being squeezed like lemons. I’m sorry (not) but I had to drop some f-bombs on those bishes that were squeezing me. I know people wanted to get in but everyone turned into complete SAVAGES.

Then finally, we are in. Another mad rush to the stage after we got our bracelets cause at that point, it’s open season on spots. I was with the same group of girls, there were about 12 to 15 of them so I pretty much knew who was around me.

Honestly, by this time I was starting to mentally check out. I was so tired and frustrated that I barely enjoyed the first part of the Saturday concert. Then during the concert, this really short girl who was NOT any where near us for at least the first half of the concert (yes, I was looking around) appears out of no where and taps me on my back.

“I am really short…Can I get in front of you?”.

O M F Gawd…

Listennnn. Let me just say this…I mean no offense to short people. I am 5’10” but I do have a lot of close friends that are shorter than me so I understand the struggle. HOWEVER, if you are short and know that you bought concert tickets to standing only, to me you have two choices.

One – get to the venue at the ass crack of dawn so you can be first and therefore have no Talls blocking you.

Two – go to the venue at whatever time you feel like and DEAL WITH IT.

Please don’t think you can get an automatic pass to the front because you are short. Well, not with me anyway. Obviously, it worked on some people because she made her way from wherever she was at ALL THE WAY to where I was and got INTO the area of the group I was with. Then, she was trying to argue when I didn’t want to move for her to get in FRONT of me.

Ummm. Excuse me…Whuuut? Are you crazy??

At that time, BTS was about to come on stage. After two days of lines, hot sun, swollen feet, sitting on concrete, trying to navigate my way around New Jersey and every thing else, I was NOT moving from my spot for Obama, the Pope, Ninja Assassins, Bang PD nim…


Mind you, this EXACT situation also happened to me when I went to see BTS at Highlight Tour – Toronto.

The Concert – Friday & Saturday

MNet and MCountdown know how to put on a show. I have seen so many shows since I started following BTS and actually being at one was A-MAZING. The lights, effects and even the set up of the stage was great. I have no complaints about the show itself. Even though BTS did not perform on Friday, Seventeen and Ailee tore the stage up. Also, Rap Monster popping up as a surprise MC was icing on the cake. The only thing I would have liked is if more groups came all the way up to the P2 section of the stage. Most stopped at P1 but I knew that would be the case as I’d seen it on happen many times on different kpop concert recordings with extended stages. My 7 heartbeats however, did not disappoint. BTS loves stages where they can come out into the crowd and snatch souls.

Q & A – What you’re probably thinking right now…

  1. What made me decide to go to KCon NY? Honestly, KCon NY only got my dollar$ because BTS was listed to perform. I have heard other Kpop groups’ music but only fully support BTS. As it stands right now, I would rather wait for BTS to go on their own tour again to see them. If they are going to another KCon, the chances of me going are very verrrrry slim.
  2. Dang Isha…You make KCon sound like it sucked. Did you even have fun? Yes, there were fun moments. Most of the fans around the venue were super friendly. Even though I didn’t buy KCon merch, I did walk around and there seemed to be good vendors there. I enjoyed seeing BTS dressed up in their suits and playing with the fans at the Audience on Saturday. The entire Friday concert was pretty good and BTS’s portion of the concert on Saturday was next level. I also met some great new peeps that I would like to try to keep in touch with.
  3. Would I recommend KCon NY to someone who has never gone? This was only the 2nd KCon held in NY. I would hope that it gets better as time goes on but *shrugs*. Unfortunately, when you really want to see your favorite Kpop group(s), sometimes you have no other choice but to go where ever they are performing. So I wouldn’t tell someone not to go. I would just tell them to be prepared. WELL prepared. For everything and anything. There were no You Tube videos to get me ready for my experience. However, I also feel that you should try to experience KCon or any other Kpop concert event at least once as a USA Kpop fan. Otherwise, I feel like you’ll always wonder….
  4. What did you wear to KCon? On Friday, I wore RM’s “Limited Edition” jacket from the “Just One Day” MV but mine is black while his was white. On Saturday, I wore a JHope tee made by one of the extremely talented artists I found and have since been following on Tumblr. “Pukeychu or Eto Nani” has a Red Bubble with THE most gorgeous BTS tees. I wasn’t sure about the fit for the women’s so I got a men’s tee. It was perfect and I got so many compliments at KCon that I had to tweet her from the Con with a pic and let her know.
  5. Did you attend any of the KCon panels? Yes, I did. I went to the “KCon NY line up” panel feat JRE and Kenny. JRE is frickin’ hilarious. He is one of my favorite Kpop You Tubers. For those of you who know him, yes he body rolled. I was DEAD. I didn’t attend any others. I missed JRE’s other panel that I wanted to attend because I was still in line for check in. ~_~

I made up these five questions to myself but if you have any other questions or comments,  please don’t be shy! There was so much to review about KCon NY but I wanted to touch on the main things that stood out to me.

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BTS Highlight Tour Toronto – Updated 10.19.15

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Finally, right?!?! I know, I know. Bad Isha!

So…by now every A.R.M.Y. on planet Earth has already heard of the fiasco that was the Highlight Tour, brought to A.R.M.Y.s in the USA by TGM Events.

TGM Events, who as of the last time I checked, have gotten thoroughly DRAGGED by every major A.R.M.Y. fan site, K Pop media site and everyone else in between for their lack of….E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-A-N-G.

I have just finished my PayPal battle with TGM Events and am happy to report that I have received my money back for:

  • Highlight Tour tote bags ($8 each – I ordered two so $16). They never sent them to me then ignored my emails to cancel my order.
  • Photo Pass ($50) In the one group photo that was posted to Face Book, I was blocked out of the picture by another fan. Good job photographer.

To A.R.M.Y.s that are still struggling with their TGM refund battles, DO NOT GIVE UP! If in doubt, call PayPal directly. Trust me, they know all about the TGM situation and will try to help you out as best as they can. If you do call PayPal after your dispute is opened, have all of your information ready and be as accurate as possible when relaying the exact reasons why you should get a refund.

Highlight Tour Toronto Recap:

The Line – It was already long at 10:20am when I arrived. Bees were flying every where. They were not playing around. A.R.M.Ys however, were absolute SWEETHEARTS. Fan gifts and cookies were passed out, awesomely cute conversations, dancing, singing BTS songs and watching BTS MVs on cell phones. They kept me SANE. After hourssssss of waiting, VIP and the other passes were separated from General admission, given their wrist bands then more waiting.

BTS arrival @ Pheonix – Leader tweeted from the airport when they landed. A.R.M.Y.s went crazy. About an hour later, I saw a Manager? come out of Pheonix talking on his cell and then he crossed the street and stood looking at the wall of A.R.M.Y.s. Then a white bus appeared up the street. The screams started. It was like a scream tsunami. By the time the bus got to where I was, I already knew BTS was on it. The scream tsunami was so freakin’ fast, I didn’t have a chance to react and whip out my cell phone, much less unlock it. I saw Jin first. He looked absolutely baffled at the crowd size. Then right before my eyes was my bias Jung Hoseok aka J Hope with HIS cell phone out, in the window of the bus FILMING the scream tsunami. I LOST MY SH*T. Instant mental break down.

Autograph Session – What?! We have to do that FIRST?!?! I was horrified. It was all happening too quickly. After the boys got there, everything went from 0 to 100 real fast and I.WAS.NOT.READY. So we line up for Autograph. I am hopping all over the place trying to see the line up. The boys look so dam perfect and gorgeous. I STILL could not believe they were actually in the same room as me. More hopping from side to side. Whoooo is first??? OMGAWDDDDD. J Hope!!!! I almost ran out of the room. The line was on FAST AF mode and suddenly there he was…staring up at me with glasses Manager nim (sorry, I don’t know his name by heart) sitting next to him.

J Hope: (smiles) Hi! Thank you for coming.

Me: Hi my Hope.

That’s it. My soul ran off when I saw the line up.

Jimin: Hi!

M: Hi Jiminieee.

Kookie: *Very busy signing

Me: Waits patiently until he looks up

Kookie: *Looks up

M: Hi Kookie!

Kookie: Hi!

Suga: *Also busy signing

M: Hi Suga

Suga: *Finishes signing and looks up

…but I already said hi so…my mind went fukn BLANK. I meant to tell him I loved Tomorrow and Let Me Know but….


Finally he said hello and I said hi again, then he released me with a thank you. OMG. I though my soul left my body but it came back and left AGAIN.

Leader: Hi. Thank you for coming. *Looks up with that smile…

M: Rap Mon, your mix tape was…

*I briefly closed my eyes and tried the find the words to express how TURNT it had me when I heard it. When I opened them, RM had his arms wide open as if inviting me to do something like worship him maybe..I dunno but anything I could think of would get me escorted out by Security. I wanted to pinch every single mole on his neck. SMH. I felt that he needed to hear that though.

Leader: Thank you.

Me: You’re welcome.

Jin: Hello. Thank you.

M: Hi Jin.

V: Hello.

M: Tae tae…Hold Me Tight. I loved it.

V: Thank you.

BTS Performance 

Can I just say…to all the K fans, how lucky you all are to be able to see BTS perform more than once a year?! OMG, the crowd was LIT. BTS was perfection. Their (V, Jimin & J Hope)  R&D (rude & disrespectful) levels were set on SUPER HIGH. It got to the point where I didn’t even know where to look. Watching a video, I could rewind to watch all the members but live was just…my feels were DESTROYED. I lost count after the fifth or sixth time J Hope stuck his tongue full out his mouth. And Park Jimin….I don’t know how his stans are still alive and breathing. BTS was EXCELLENT.

Vocals, Dancing and Fan fukn Service A+++.

Hi Touch –

By now, I needed holy water and two Motrin. I cannot even think straight. BTS Managers and Security were triple checking Hi Touch bracelets so by the time I got to them, the previous fan was long gone. And they all stood there in the empty room with their hands up. WATCHING AND WAITING. I cannot even describe what it took for me to walk over to them. As I did, to make it worse, Leader turned to Suga and said something something Noona in Korean. Then turned back smiling. So now, I am just floating by them. My soul watching from a corner, laughing her ass off.

As I got to Kookie, he obviously decided that my half glance was not the proper amount of eye contact or he was just being the lil devil that he is, leaned his face IN FRONT OF MINE and was like HI!!!! Then  Hoseok was right there after Kookie and did the EXACT SAME THING. THEY CAME FOR MY LIFE. I know this now.

Sweetie pie Jiminieee was last up. I was already turning to walk away when I felt his warm hand close down over mine. I was so surprised. I looked back and he was like “Bye, thank you for coming.” as I thought to myself, this cuteness is why Hoseok is always all over you. I was so touched by the hand holding though. I said “Bye Jiminieee” and left.

Was it worth the long line and throbbing feet? Yes. HELL YES. As soon as I saw them I forgot everything.

However, I will NEVER go to another TGM Event.

I’m sure BTS won’t either.

Isha2SK2015 @ HaHa’s (Running Man) 401 Restaurant in Hongdae

Another one of our stops during our trip to SK was HaHa’s 401 Restaurant.

We had already done quite a bit of sight seeing in Hongdae, so by the time we arrived there it was night time and we were STARVING! The direction that we came from, we had to walk up a hill to get there. My legs and stomach were so not having it.

When we finally arrived, the restaurant was PACKED, which was no surprise. We were seated within 15 minutes or so, which gave us time to snap a few pictures.

The decor is Jamaican styled but not overly done. The seating is set up to maximize capacity which in our hungry state was appreciated. It was close but not close enough to be piled up on top of the other diners.

Our waiter was super cuteeee and after we placed our order, the first thing he brought to our table was the Asahi beer (Japanese) and two bottles of Soju. Can I just say, I don’t know what temperature the fridge is that they keep the Soju and beer in, but they were one degree down from being cold enough to have ice chips. Needless to say, on a hot day and after much walking, we flew through the first bottle like it was H2O. Which Soju is definitely not. So basically my condition was hot mess level, 10 minutes after we sat down. Yeah…My liquor tolerance is whack but I always remember everrrry thing.

The food was pretty good. We ordered two sets of Samgyupsal and Kimchi Stew, which came with the standard side orders. Whether my being tipsy from the Soju by the time the meat cooked had any impact on the taste, I am not sure but it did it’s due diligence. I loved the sauce that came with the meat. They left it on the grill, so it heats up as the meat cooks. Delish!!! One was kimchi flavored and the other was a spicy bbque.

We did not see Haha there, but we had fun regardless.

While we were waiting to go into 401, we noticed there was a Hookah Bar called gr8 Hookah Bar, which we barely made it across the street after leaving 401, to go as our next stop. I was lit up like a street lamp. The last thing I needed was more drinks butttt in we went. It is located in the basement level, and it took us about 10 minutes to get down the two flights of stairs. Soju is not to be taken lightly people.

It was super cool inside, the temperature and decor. The tables are multi leveled. When we sat down, we had to climb down into the circle where the base of the table was and then sit in the booth that was surrounding it. We got a strawberry Hookah and two drinks to ‘start’. The waitress then came back out and brought us two shots of a pink mystery drink as service.

Let’s just talk about this pink mystery drink for a second. First, it tasted like a strawberry shake. After we drank it is when the fire came. Holy sheit, the after kick was insane. After we polished off Pinkie and the drink we ordered, we asked for 2 more Pinkies as our next main drink because we apparently like fire…and the waitress brought another Pinkie again as service. I am calling it Pinkie because up to now, I still have NO CLUE what that drink was called.

Omg. I don’t know how we made it to the hotel. I was DONE. We did make it back though and I would for sure go back to both places again if I ever make it back to SK.

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Isha2SK2015 @ SBS Drama My Love From The Star Special Exhibition

I’m back from my trip to South Korea!!!

My plan was to post from SK but we all know the best laid plans….

One of our many stops was the SBS Drama My Love From The Star Special Exhibition which is open until end of August this year.

It was….frickin’….amaze balls.

I was totally obsessed with Do Min Joon and Cheon Song I’s homes during the drama and being able to see everything in person was breath taking.

Everything was EXACTLY the same.

I was totally blown away.

They were also playing the entire MLFTS soundtrack on the over head ‘Bose-like’ quality sound system, that was totally giving me the chills as we walked around looking at all those beautiful scenes I’d only seen on the Viki app on my I Pad from all the way in the USA.

I have to say, if I had the gold coins to build and design a home from scratch, Cheon Song I’s entire home would definitely be my blue print, along with Do Min Joon’s garden area with the water moat. Droolz.

Visitors could not walk around in their homes, but the exhibit was set up so that you could walk in partially from all different angles to get great pictures.

Being able to walk in Do Min Joon’s door and shut it behind me was more that enough. LOL

When I saw their building elevator, I freaked the fak out and immediately jumped in and struck a crazy pose that had absolutely nothing to do with the drama whatsoever.

Well…you’ll see in the pics. Hehehe.

Absolutely no shame.

Enjoy!!! ^^

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