Being on the older end of the K-pop fan spectrum, Jennifer and I decided to opt out of buying KCON concert tickets and, instead, we bought 1-day convention tickets for $16 each.
We originally planned our LA trip for the 3-day KCON event; however, the line up of artists were not very attractive (most of the groups announced were relatively new) so dropping $200 on tickets would definitely not be worth it. The only groups that I was interested in were VIXX, Super Junior D&E, Heize, and (maybe) Girl's Day out of 10 announced artists.
As our alternate plan, Jennifer and I made it our goal to meet YouTubers and get as much out of KCON in 1 day.
(left) I wasn't planning on running into Joan, but I was super ecstatic that I did! If you know me well, you would know that I watch her vlogs daily- so meeting her was a really pleasant surprise! I was so shocked that my hands were still shaking for about 5 minutes after this photo.
Jennifer and I made it to the center front of the audience to see a panel about K-beauty led by two YouTubers Whitney (whitneybae) and Sunny (sunnydahye)! We ended up getting some beauty samples so that was cool.
So even before entering the convention that morning, Jennifer and I were really looking forward to one thing: the Toyota booth. Why? Because they were giving free test drives for their newest models of PriusPrime, RAV4, and C-HR. Jennifer ended up driving the C-HR and I drove the RAV4 (mostly because I really like the Toyota RAV4s and want one) on the streets of Los Angeles. It was super fun and the Toyota employee who sat in the passenger seat told me about the new features of the car (didn't realize new cars are now so fancy!). I also scored bonus points with her because my family and I drive Toyotas. What was super unexpected was the fact that we got free passes to see Girls' Day because we did the test drive! WHAT?!?!?! Girls' Day was actually one of my favorite girl groups about 3-4 years ago, so having the opportunity to see them was pretty awesome. As for Jennifer, I had to explain to her who Girl's Day was and that Hyeri, the female lead in Reply 1988, was in the group.
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