Despite the fact that the Netherlands and Korea are very far away, there were many ways to enjoy K-pop in the Netherlands. As a big fan of K-pop, I enjoyed K-pop through various digital media platforms and explained how to enjoy it through video. For those who don’t know K-pop well, I recommend some good songs in the video, so I hope you listen to it!
About NCT DREAM movie: https://www.billboard.com/lists/nct-dream-in-a-dream-movie-groups-favorite-moments/
About online concert: https://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211231000394
About KPOP Party: https://www.jin-ent.com/koreannights
Great video! I’m not that into K-pop, although I used to listen to some. In the video, you mentioned a film that was alike a real concert, but are there actual concerts in the Netherlands or have there been any concerts in the Netherlands in the past years? If this is not the case, do you think there is enough popularity in the Netherlands that this could attract many people? Do you also think there could other ways to enjoy K-pop in the Netherlands become more present in the upcoming years?
I’m also a kpop fan! I think the success of kpop is largely due to the the mesmerizing visual effects presented by its outstanding choreography, costumes and stage lighting, which allows the content to be delivered to young people through videos – the most popular medium of the day.
I’m actually quite disappointed with the musicality of kpop that is currently popular in the West – it is sad that artists like AKMU aren’t getting more recognition in Europe or the U.S. I’m really do hope that kpop producers will bring us real and good music they did 8, 15 or even 20 years ago.
Hello Eunjin, first of all, thank you for your post. I find your topic interesting and as a former k-pop fan, I can 100% relate your experience. I am also an exchange student from Germany and was quite surprise that there are a lot of k-pop fans in Germany, especially in Hamburg! I went to a kpop party for several times in Reeperbahn and found a very friendly and positive atmosphere from the people there. Looking back several years ago, K-pop was not really a thing. I got disregard so many times when people find out that I listen to, according to them, a peculiar kind of music genre. Now I’m glad that there are more and more people in the western world who accept k-pop as a real thing and I dont feel ashamed at all to proclaim that I was a die-hard k-pop fan as well during high school. 😀