Ha ha ha hot fire! 2NE1 came to Jersey last Friday for their New Evolution World Tour. Even though the concert started super late and concertgoers were let in super late, it was a lot of fun and full of club energy.
Here are some of the photos I took. Just as you would expect of the girls, they had a lot of visual elements working throughout the show.
One of the interesting things about the show was the integration of the video elements with the performances.
The backup dancers also played an important part. At one point, there was supposed to be 2 Bubble Boys walking down the stage but the stage crew could only inflate one Bubble Boy as they had difficulty with the other guy.
Then the ladies changed into trench coat, ballroom dresses for some of the slower numbers like “아파 (Hurt)” and “Lonely”.
Of course the Jeremy Scott fashion were a key part of the girls’ wardrobes for many of the numbers. The colors were bright and vibrant.
The show started with “내가 제일 잘 나가 (I am the Best)” and “I Don’t Care” and they decided to bookend the show with a reprisal of both those numbers.
Below are videos of some the performances. I’ll confess that at times the video quality isn’t too great. We were only allowed to bring in consumer cameras and the lighting on stage would sometimes white out the members’ faces. As for the jumpy sections, umm… Yeah, I just couldn’t help but move to the music. :-p But I hope you enjoy it!
Opening/내가 제일 잘 나가 (I am the Best)
I Don’t Care (Reggae)
Don’t Stop the Music
You & I/날 따라 해봐요 (Follow Me)
I Love You
Video Interstitial – I’m realizing now that I should have zoomed in but at the time I felt that you’d miss the effect of seeing the band in the pit. But the video’s pretty cool with this Charlie’s Angels-esque theme.
Let’s Go Party
I Don’t Care (Reprise)