BLACKPINK at BST Hyde Park
BLACKPINK are the first-ever Korean band to headline BST Hyde Park, and what a colourful and joyful feast for the eyes their gig was. For all the young queer kids it must have felt like a dream watching this glamorous and extremely aesthetically pleasing K-Pop show. It was just gorgeous.
The incredible camera work, edits and effects were absolutely top-notch. If there were to be a number one Gen-Z band, it would probably be BLACKPINK. The dancers and choreography were beyond amazing and made for a dynamic and bubbly night. All the songs were so catchy and effervescent, you need a cast of performers who can deliver that on energy – and they sure did.
The fashion and glam on stage were fabulous from every angle. With burlesque-style costumes and huge white feathers on Typa Girl, and bright colourful lights and strutting on beat, some moments truly felt like a fashion show.
BLACKPINK’s music perfectly fits their stylish, girl band image, while the atmosphere was infectious and filled with pure joy. The crowd also got the chance to hear some solos from all four members, which was a nice bonus: on You & Me, Flower, Gone and MONEY, Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa each had their own moments.
On a side note, the view from the golden circle wasn’t the best, as the stage was oddly short at the end of the runway. People in the first rows were able to enjoy it better, but those further back and small kids only got to see half of the show at most. At least filming from phones wasn’t as bad as other BLACKPINK concerts: this time people in Hyde Park made an effort to be more present.
Forever Young closed the gig as pink confetti coloured the Hyde Park sky, making all the kids smile and the grown-ups too. However, the setlist was quite short and it felt like something was missing. In the coming years, with new music out and more material to work with, perhaps they’ll perform a longer concert. We truly hope so!
Photos: Courtesy of BST Hyde Park
For further information and future events visit BLACKPINK’s website here.
Watch the video for the single Pink Venom here: