So as some of you guys might now Block B had their first showcase here in the US. 😀
I was lucky enough to have gone to their New York Showcase with my good friend Ferris~ :3
I was even lucky enough to get the VVIP tickets which included a hi-touch and a fan-signing with the boys.
Needless to say this trip was the most expensive trips I have ever been on which I spent my own money for. The plane ticket + hotel costs were $400. My ticket for the showcase was $245 and I even pre-ordered all the merchandise JazzyGroups were selling which came out to be $200.
In total I spent close to if not more than $900 on this trip to see my favorite Kpop group ever.
And I have finally gotten around to actually typing my fan-account up so here it is~!! Enjoy! :3
Jun. 21, 2014; Our flight to N.Y
I went over to Ferris’s house a couple of hours before our flight so her mom could drive us to the McCarren Airport. While she was finishing packing and getting ready to leave I was on her laptop watching Block B’s reality show, 5 Minutes before Chaos.
Our flight was scheduled for 10:50pm and after we checking in and went through security we stopped at I think Port of Subs to get some food before our flight. We had a layover in Philadelphia at 6:30am and our next flight was scheduled for 7:45am. Here is when things start getting stressful. We had missed our flight without even knowing, so we had to go and have them change our flight, but once we got to our gate we found out that the guy that changed our flight for us was sending us to somewhere that is an hour outside of N.Y. So once again we had to go talk with a worker to have our flight changed to the correct location.
We finally got to the gate that had a propeller type plane that would be taking us to the correct location; we waited for about an hour before boarding the plane and it was definitely smaller than a normal airplane.
Jun. 22, 2014; Landing in New York
The stress continues!
After we landed in N.Y Ferris called our shuttle that was supposed to come pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. Well after waiting and calling again, and more waiting and even more calling. We were becoming really stressed out because we had to get to the bus meet up area that was supposed to be taking us to the Venue where the showcase was being held, but we were running late because our ride never came. We called the person in charge of the busses for BBCs and we were told they were gonna be leaving earlier because of some issues or something and it was already 4pm (we missed the bus). Luckily Ferris has a friend who lives in N.Y who was also going to the showcase so she gave her a call and explained our situation, and she and her uncle came to pick us up at the airport. While we were waiting we had to get ready for the showcase right there inside the airport because we wouldn’t be able to check into our hotel first.
After awhile Milly (Ferris’s friend) showed up; we put our luggage into the trunk of the car and then we were finally on our way to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for Block B’s showcase.
Arriving At The Venue
Once we had arrived at the venue we were shocked to see that the line was already super long. We walked up close to the front of the line to ask security if there was somewhere we would be able to check our luggage into so we wouldn’t be stuck with it when we got to our seats. Which he told us there was and when we got inside we would be able to have it checked in for us.
We then walked all the way back to the end of the line and waited for them to open the doors. As we were waiting I got our the letters I wrote for the members and the two gifts I got for Taeil (a cute blue plush shark and a cotton candy flavored lollipop which is my favorite and I know how he loves lollipops lol). I put all the items inside a small bag so the items wouldn’t get separated.
A few minutes before the doors opened the line was split into two and VVIP ticket holders got to go inside first which meant me and Milly had to separate from Ferris.
I was really hoping to give the gifts to the members personally, but once I got inside the staff saw the bag and asked if it was gifts for the boys I said yes and they grabbed it out of my hands and literally tossed it into the box of gifts from other fans.
After getting into the venue I went to pick up my stuff I pre-ordered and then went to the bathroom to change into my new Block B shirt, put on my Block B necklace and hat.
I found my seat and I was greeted by one of my friends, Shelby, who I had talked to for a couple of years after talking to her on YouTube where she saw my comment of meeting Big Bang and getting their autographs back in 2011. So I was able to finally meet her which was awesome and I met her boyfriend too 😄
Before the lights went down you could hear one of the members messing with us because they were singing a little bit and then stopped. OTL I wanna say it was UKwon because it sounded like him, but I could be wrong lol.
Anyway after a bit longer the lights dimmed down and all the BBCs were chanting, “BLOCK B! BLOCK B!! BLOCK B!!!”
The spotlight went on the members as they walked down the walk way that was between sections A and H when they got to the stage the lights went out and their song, “Very Good“, started playing. I really loved how loud and in-sync all the BBCs were singing along to all the songs and it was just amazing. Honestly this was probably the best showcase I have ever been to it was just so wonderful.
After they finished the first song they quickly moved onto their debut songs, “Freeze and Wanna B“. After finishing those songs they then introduced themselves and had a small Q&A.
When the Q&A ended they picked 7 very lucky girls to come up on stage randomly by pulling seat sections/numbers out of a box and serenaded them with their song, “Romantically” and while each member sang their own part they handed their “girl” a rose which was the cutest thing ever; wish I could have been chosen, but oh well 😄 and after they finished the girls left the stage and Block B performed their next song, “Synchronization 100%”
While they were waiting for the girls to come up on stage this girl in the very front row (the row that was in front of me) she was able to get Minhyuk’s attention and I just wanna cry because she did this move like she was “watching/keeping an eye on him” anD HE FREAKING IMITATED HER RIGHT BACK OMFG IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER ;A;
They then chose some more girls, 6 this time, to come up on stage and play a game of charades with the members who were split into two groups, team 1 being Zico, Minhyuk, and Jaehyo; team 2 being with Kyung, U-Kwon and Jihoon which meant Taeil was the ref lol. The two teams stayed got into lines and had to pass the action onto the next person and the last person had to guess what the answer was. I am glad for this I was not chosen because I would have been to nervous and embarrassed trying to do these weird moves in front of the members. Team 1 had to guess the word “Spider-man” and team 2 had to guess “weight-lifting”
This one girl who was chosen to go up on stage was just so adorable like really it was so cute to see her reaction when UKwon turned to her to show her the move she had to do next and she was completely frozen on the spot and ended up covering her face and started crying so much a staff member had to escort her off the stage since she couldn’t play; I’m glad she was able to get to go up there though because that must have been the best thing ever for her; to see the members that close and have them interact with her. UKwon was so shocked and looked kinda confused on what he should do when she started crying.
As she was escorted off the stage Zico ran up to UKwon and started to pretend to beat him up and grabbed him like he was arresting him for making the girl cry which was the funniest and cutest thing I have ever seen~!! 😄
When it was Kyung’s turn he “lifted” the weight with one hand like it wasn’t even heavy for him…. He is such a dork lol like what are you 😄
Also sometime in the beginning of the showcase I had made eye contact with Zico and I swear he smirked a bit… like.. wha-… are you trying to kill me?! >.<
Anyway~ after charades they performed, “빛이 되어줘 (Be The Light)” and
(my second favorite song of theirs) “했어 안했어? (Did you or did you not?)” (I apologize if you hear me singing badly when watching my fan-cam lol I didn’t realize you would be able to hear me lmao XD) They then performed, “Mental Breaker
After those songs the MC then came on stage and said that the next song is going to be their last song and when UKwon spoke and sang a small part of “Happy” by Pharrell and all the members danced to it. Then they performed, “난리나 (NalinA)” and when it finished they left the stage.
The fans started chanting, “Encore! Encore!!” and the members came back on stage to perform two encore songs, “Nice Day” followed by “Very Good Rough Version” So if everyone wasn’t already turnt up before the encores then they definitely where during them lmao because oh my gosh everyone was so into it like they were jumping and screaming louder than before; I know I was for sure was screaming a lot louder because I ended up hurting my throat a couple of times haha. The performance of, “Very Good Rough Ver.” was actually so intense even the members were jumping around the stage it was just so amazing.
When the song ended all the members sat on the stage and took group photos with each section. I was actually a bit disappointed that they didn’t get to perform their newer song, “Jackpot” I was really looking forward to seeing that live.
Fan-Sign and Hi-Touch
So I actually thought that the fan-signing would be the very last thing but it was actually before the hi-touch.
I was in section G so I was the third group I think that was called to start lining up for the fan-sign. We had to have our tickets out for them to check to make sure we were actually VVIPs. I tried to record the encounter on my phone, but they said to put our phones away. I didn’t have anywhere to hide my phone behind so I left it recording in my back pocket hoping that I would be able to catch a glimpse of the members on it but that didn’t work out so well.
The line up was, Jaehyo, Taeil, Jihoon, Kyung, UKwon, Minhyuk, and Jiho.
I had managed to say a small “Hello” to each member and when I got to Kyung oh my gosh he is so sweet like I was so nervous and he started the conversation with me. He said hello and how are you while I said hi back and that I was good and before being rushed to UKwon I managed to tell Kyung, “Please come to Las Vegas!”.////. seriously I felt my ears and face heat up while I yelled that to him and he looked back at me with this huge smile on his face while saying “Okay!” back to me. When I was in-front of Minhyuk I froze. He was just so handsome and that dimple of his is just so wonderful.
After all the VVIPs finished the fan-sign they then had us all start lining up for the hi-touch by our sections. Once again they were still in the same line as before but this time they were all standing and wow they sure are tall. Oh my gosh, guys… Jaehyo hits really hard ;-; I went to hi-five him and when he smacked my hand he actually ended up hurting my wrist; it had this small stinging/sharp pain for the next 10-15 minutes. Up next was Taeil, and he and I are the same height definitely lol I already knew that we were, but now I can actually confirm it 😄
After him it was Jihoon and he is just the most precious thing ever he smiled at me with his cute little gummy smile which made me smile right back haha. Then I hi-fived Kyung, and UKwon. When I came to Minhyuk I got shy and had trouble looking at him, but when I made eye-contact I smile like a huge idiot and then he smiled and he dimple showed again OTL He is trying to kill me, and I bet he knows it too lmao
When I was still in-front of Minhyuk I looked at Jiho and asked for a hug and I wasn’t even in front of him yet when the staff women grabbed onto me and tried to rush me before I even got to hi-five Zico. He quickly hi-fived me and also apologized saying, “Sorry, we are behind in time.” (In English) and then I was yanked away by the staff and then pushed as well. Which I thought was completely rude like I wasn’t not moving ya know? Like I could understand being treated like that if I did something wrong and was just standing there, but that’s not what I was doing at all. And I felt like Zico didn’t have to apologize to me, I understand that there are a lot of fans and you can’t stop to hug every single one of them. I just felt like it was worth a shot since just a couple of minutes ago I saw a fan(boy?) get a hug from I believe P.O so I thought maybe I could get a hug from at least one member ㅠㅠ
I honestly feel so lucky and honored to have met these 7 amazing and wonderful guys in person and see the perform live. It was truly an honor and I hope that they can come back again soon to America and hopefully next time come closer to Las Vegas so I don’t have to spend so much; although for them I would spend as much as I need to, to see them anywhere.
This is the end of my Block B N.Y Showcase Fan-Account. I hope to all of you that read it enjoyed it and if you guys ever get a chance to meet this guys definitely please do go see them. They are just so amazing and bring so much energy to the stage. Plus they all really do care about their fans and are so grateful to us.