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YG Family Concert: Best end-of-year blowout bash
Korean hip-hop powerhouse rents new DX train to celebrate 15th anniversary concert
Giddy fans and Korean Wave tourists have been eagerly elbowing out commuters on Seoul's new DX subway line from Bundang to Gangnam Station.
The reason? Fancy wrapping paper. YG Entertainment has papered an entire DX train with images of its artists to publicize YG Family's 15 Anniversary Concert next month.
The "YG Train," as it is being called in the blogosphere, is one of the six new trains that runs from Bundang to Gangnam in 16 minutes. Young fans often wait the 40 minutes it takes for the train to loop around again just for the YG wall-papered photo-op.
"Riding the train just makes me even more excited about the concert," said Mi-jung Lee, 18, pointing to the YG Family Concert promotional videos playing on the train's 19-inch LCD screens.
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Approximately 200,000 fans of YG Family's artists will be flocking to Seoul's Olympic Stadium for the company's end-of-year blowout concert.
Korea's hip-hop-meets-Jeremy Scott music powerhouse have a number of reasons to party it up -- following Big Bang's win for "Best Worldwide Act" at MTV Europe Music Awards earlier this month, YG Entertainment just listed its company shares on Korea's junior Kosdaq Index (KOSDAQ) this morning, following the successful steps of fellow entertainment companies S.M. Entertainment and JYP Entertainment Corp.
This year, the concert will feature not only its biggest acts Big Bang and 2NE1 but also Gummy, Se7en, Psy, Jinusean and rapper-songwriter Tablo, who is the latest addition to the company. So break out your high-tops and candy-colored skinny jeans and get ready to scream your head off come the first weekend of December.
YG Family Concert
December 3, 2011: 6 p.m.
December 4, 2011: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Olympic Gymnastic Arena, Olympic Park, 88-2 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul(서울특별시 송파구 방이동 88-2); +82 1566 5702; ticket.gmarket.co.kr; All seats are ₩88,000 including taxes.
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