It was one electrifying and emotional night for the four ladies as they wrapped up the 2NE1 NEW EVOLUTION GLOBAL TOUR 2012 in Singapore
Text: Dang Hui Ling
Concert Photos: Launch Entertainment
Press Conference Photos: Lim Wen Ying
Videos: Tay Yixuan & Fiona Lin
The four spunky ladies of 2NE1 opened the final show of their NEW EVOLUTION GLOBAL TOUR 2012 with crowd favourite I Am The Best last night, turning Singapore Indoor Stadium into a huge party venue right from the beginning.
“I don’t want to regret anything tonight,” leader CL’s holler was greeted by deafening screams from the Blackjacks (official fan club name).
Temperatures rose rapidly among the 8,200 people in the stadium during the first segment of the concert where hit dance tracks like FIRE, Clap Your Hands and Don’t Stop The Music blasted off the sound system. True to YG Family’s style, the ‘swag’ and ‘fierceness’ exuding from the group was outstanding.
While stunning visuals and pyrotechnics such as multi-colour laser lights, video background and stage fireworks definitely added points to the concert, it is the group’s stage presence and charisma that brought the house down last night.
Starting from CL’s solo deejaying on an elevated platform to Park Bom’s rendition of Don’t Cry and You & I which showed off her vocal prowess, 2NE1 proved why they are the girl group with the most character. Besides appearing in a ‘car’ with CL for Please Don’t Go, Minzy was just as captivating with her dance solo.
But what drove the crowd wild had to be Dara’s Kiss where a lucky male fan was chosen on the spot by the lady herself. To the envy of many at the show, he got to enjoy ‘skinship’ with Dara and received a real kiss from her during the performance.
Other than props such as a shiny gold-coloured sofa and a mobile stage, the ladies also donned on fanciful costumes like the cheerleading outfits, complete with pom-poms, during Follow Me. With a packed stadium jumping along to the music, 2NE1 were far from ‘Lonely’ as they performed some of their slower songs.
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