[WORD ON THE TWEET] On 17 March 2017 fans of K-pop gathered from around the world to witness, both in person and through live-streaming, Day 1 of KCON Mexico. The lineup not only included performances by Eric Nam, EXID, NCT 127, and BTS, but EXID's Hani and even ASTRO made an appearance to perform special stages in Spanish for the Mexican fans.
After all the LIT performances, adorable Spanish speaking, special stages, and some live streaming issues for those watching from home, it seems unlikely that many survived Day 1!
We've put together our very own recap of the BEST tweets to help you follow along and relive the most amazing moments of KCON Mexico Day 1. Check out what netizens were saying about all the happenings at #KconMexico below!
First there was the growing anticipation at the venue as fans attended hi-touch events and waited for the concert to start. Everyone looked so good on the red carpet!
Then of course there were the tweets from the unfortunate souls who couldn't make it to KCON Mexico. It's alright, fam! Remember, you never walk alone T^T
Not only fans at the venue were filled with excitement. KCON Mexico was also broadcasted through a live stream on kcon.tv for fans of K-pop all over the world to watch their beautiful idols perform their epic stages!
In fact, so many fans raced to watch the live stream that the kcon.tv site crashed... Again. And not only were there technical difficulties for streamers, but the concert itself was delayed for over 40 minutes. But it's okay because the concert DID start (eventually) and the website was soon up and running (mostly).
When the performance finally started, Eric Nam was MC, and he was INCREDIBLE like always! He really knows how to get the crowd going. Also, his Spanish skills are NO JOKE!
Then you have the actual performances by the idol groups themselves. From special intros and dance openings to cover songs and games, not to mention all the incredible live singing of title tracks and LIT choreography, KCON Mexico didn't disappoint!
BTS were the first to perform, as they had to leave the venue early to travel to Brazil as part of their 2017 Wings Tour. They opened the show with a special intro video, followed by "Not Today", introductions (in Spanish hehe), "Spring Day", "Save Me", a game, "Blood Sweat & Tears", and lastly "FIRE"!!!
Next up were the special stages by EXID's Hani and ASTRO, who performed songs in Spanish for the Mexican fans!
Eric Nam was next to perform, opening with "Can't Help Myself" (featuring Taeyong), and then followed by "Body", "Good For You", "You, Who" (short cover), "Into You" and "Ooh Ooh"! Who can't help but love Eric Nam?
EXID then blessed us with their incredible dance moves and catchy lyrics, slaying the stage as the only girl group to perform for the night! After their EPIC dance opening, EXID performed "L.I.E", "Ah Yeah", "Every Night", "Hot Pink", and lastly "Up & Down"!
NCT 127 proved they are a rookie group that's not to be messed with as they ended KCON Mexico Day 1 with performances of epic proportions! After a Taeyong solo dance intro, NCT 127 then proceeded to wow the audience with a "Firetruck" remix, "Without You", "Mad City", and "Good Thing". They even performed a special stage (in Portuguese? Keke~) of "Ai, Se Eu Te Pego" and Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry". They ended their performance and KCON Mexico with their latest title track "Limitless"!
After all the amazingness that was KCON Mexico, it's a miracle that anyone survived! Check out some fans' reactions following the concert! Needless to say, I think we all died.
Were you able to watch KCON Mexico? Make sure to be on the lookout for the Day 1 performance videos, so you can see the awesome stages for yourself (and watch them over and over again)! Everyone performed so well! Get ready for Day 2 tomorrow!!
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