November 19th, 2021 we were happy to welcome VANNER back to Denver! It was their first US fan meet but the second time the group has visited our city! I was extremely excited to attend and see the boys for a second time - and just like last time, they put on an amazing show!
Unlike regular concerts, this was a fan meet which is inherently smaller an more intimate then a concert. Held at Temple Denver, the space is typically a night club but was surprisingly a wonderful venue choice for this event. The walls donning the groups logo on the walls and providing a close space to enjoy.
I was lucky enough to attend the event with many of my good friends. Not only that but thanks to the closeness of the Denver Kpop community I got to see many familiar faces as well as many new faces! One of my favorite parts of concerts/fan meets is always meeting other fans. On top of meeting everyone I made special hand banners so that everyone could have a small momento of the event!
As part of our tickets we got a special Q&A session with the boys - where they answered our burning questions. Not only that though, they also asked us questions to which we could win special polaroid's or albums if we got them right (shout out to Tyra and Kat for winning!!) Another bonus we received was the fan sign where I was pleasantly surprised to find they not only signed my album but a second post card as well so it felt extra special! The boys were all incredibly pleasant and fun to talk to.
Probably the most special part of the evening was the photo section where everyone got a photo with the boys! The various poses everyone chose was incredibly fun to watch and I enjoyed hearing all the fans cheering for each other.
Along with the photos with the whole group we were also able to purchase polaroid's with individual members. Again it was extremely cute to see all the poses and smiles from both the group and the fans.
After the fun we got a small performance of 4 songs which the boys did amazing as expected.
Overall the event was so extremely fun and was a perfect welcome back kpop event after 2 years of nothing! I'm so incredibly happy I was able to share it with so much of the Colorado kpop community and I can't wait to see them again next year! I want to give a big thank you to Kpop-Me for bringing VANNER back to Denver as well as to the Kpop-Now team for all being great and our own local volunteers who we know and love for making the event even more special!
Can't wait for next year! Lets go #DENVANNER!
At the beginning of February Aspen of KonnectPop and I partnered up to create our 2 Years with Vanner online cupsleeve event! Although this was only our second cupsleeve project together I love working with Aspen and this project was definitely one of my favorites! Based off their latest music video, "Form," we created Casino theme items like a special Vanner poker chip, wristband, playing card PC's, and Cupsleeves.
Along with selling these special items to celebrate we also donated the proceeds to a charity! This donation was different than our typical donations thanks to the opportunity to ask member YoungKwang himself where he would like us to donate to! Aspen used her video call from the last oncast concert on their anniversary to ask and YoungKwang requested the money to be sent to Seoul National University Pediatric Hospital due to how much they helped him as a child. We raised $552 for this project!
Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to the project and to Aspen for working with me! Please be sure to check out the Calendar tab for any upcoming projects and events!