2NE1 is taking Myanmar by storm, and nothing is more indicative of that than their massive fanbase itching to see the “All or Nothing” concert.
“Since this is our first concert in Myanmar, we’d like to perform our latest hits for fans, rather than sing from our previous albums,” said CL of 2NE1 during an interview with the Myanmar press.
“We’re happy to be holding our first concert in Myanmar and we’re honored to represent Korea. We’re hoping to come back again in the future.”
During this interview, Sandara Park also described seeing their Myanmar fans for the first time.
“We weren’t aware of how many fans we had in Myanmar so when we were finally able to meet with our fanbase, we teared up,” said Dara.
“Their group is really unique,” said 2NE1 fan Saw Yang Naung to MITV. “Unlike other groups, they’re united and focused on the music rather than the beauty.”
“I wanted to see them in person, that’s why I came,” said Le’ Yati Aung at the Yangon airport where 2NE1 arrived on July 30. “I love international songs, but I prefer K-pop.”
This is also one of the first major 2NE1 events with member Park Bom making publicity appearances since her recent controversies.
“Instead of running away in the airport, Park Bom bravely shows up walking like nothing happened,” tweeted RaiHaaBJ on Twitter. “So much respect.”
With tickets prices soaring as high as $900, 2NE1’s tickets were allegedly some the most sought-after tickets for any K-pop acts visiting Myanmar.
“Other international artists have performed in Myanmar, but 2NE1’s concert is the most expensive one,” said a K-pop fan from Yankin Township.
“I think it’s because the organizers want to cover the expense of inviting the most popular group. Since ticket prices vary, we can choose the category we can afford. Many people are willing to pay for the most expensive tickets. Compared to those in other countries, the tickets here are quite expensive.”