The Korean Pop Band, Blackpink Will Performing In Hamilton. To celebrate the arrival of a Korean girl band, Hamilton is decked out in black and pink. Blackpink’s FirstOntario Centre concert this weekend is sure to draw a large crowd of young people from Generation Z and millennials eager to show their support by singing along.
The band, who goes by the moniker BLINKs, will play songs from both their current album and their back catalog. The three Blackpink gigs at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre sold out in record time. The group has worked with A-listers like Lady Gaga and claims to be BTS’s biggest competition.
More than 2,600 people have joined a Facebook page for concertgoers, where they can discuss the concert, purchase and sell tickets, and meet other “Blinks.” As in the case of Louis Tieu, a 20-year-old devoted devotee. Tieu, a participant in a concert-related IM group, claimed that after two years of isolation, attendees were eagerly anticipating Blackpink’s performance.
Both fans of Blinks and music fans, in general, would want to attend the show in person. Likewise, Tieu added, “I participated in Blackpink’s virtual show in 2020, but it wasn’t so fantastic. As a result, “I cannot wait for the forthcoming show, and I heard that Jennie (Jennie Kim, member of Blackpink) would have a new solo song, so I am quite excited.”
According to Tieu, “for Blackpink in Hamilton this time, many people think this is the last world tour concert because they (Blackpink) will conclude the contract in 2023,” which may be why so many people are shelling out cash to see the band.
“I’ve been a Blink fan since 2018, and I love them for more than just their music; I adore the hope they give young people and the way they bring people together across the globe via their songs.” McMaster University student and Life Sciences major Tieu is relieved that he can get to the event in just five minutes from his home.
For Bobby Pham, 28, who is making the trip from Vancouver to Hamilton just for the event, that is not the case. Pham explained that he would be leaving on a Sunday morning flight and would be staying at an Airbnb.
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To paraphrase, “I didn’t start listening to K-pop until I became familiar with Blackpink’s songs, and it was at the very start of the epidemic. Everyone went through a rough patch, I think. Pham appreciates Blackpink not just for their rhythms, but also for their “extremely self-empowering” words.
Over the past few years, it has been a great benefit to me. That may be a significant reason why so many people enjoy Blackpink’s music. The show will take place at FirstOntario Centre, and tickets are $313 – $2,583.