“An experience where a spectrum of colors meet, to light up the hearts of Twice and ONCEs.”
‘TWICELIGHTS‘ in Los Angeles was the first stop of a North American tour for Twice, a chart-topping, charming nine-member girl group diverse in cultural backgrounds, languages, talents, performances, and personalities. The first stop was held at The Forum, an esteemed venue known for hosting major acts such as Drake, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, along with other K-POP groups such as EXO, GOT7, and BLACKPINK.
When walking into the venue as the pre-concert MVs were playing on the screen, Twice fans, playfully called ONCEs, saw the stands lit by a rainbow of colors emitted from the ocean of blue-tooth controlled CandyBongZ light sticks. The lights served as an amazingly visual experience and emotional experience. ONCEs in the crowd set their CandyBongZs to green to honor Mina, who unfortunately could not stand on stage with the rest of the members. Jeongyeon eloquently put words to everyone’s feelings at the end:
“We wanted to be here as nine members on our first world tour. We apologize, but we are touched by all your smiles you gave us, and I hope the next world tour we can return as nine members. Thank you for having us today.”
Along with emotional moments and inspiring performances of their chart-topping catchy title tunes, they delivered elegant, heart-blazing, and empowering special stages. The first special stage was a sensual and sultry cover of Beyonce’s “For You” by Dahyun, Tzuyu, and Sana, showing their more mature side as the entire venue was lit up in red to represent the romantic passion of their stage. Next was an emotionally-moving cover of Taemin’s “Goodbye” by Jihyo and Momo as they showed their water-like fluidity with powerful dancing while the light sticks turned the crowd into an ocean of blue. The final special stage was a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” by Nayeon, Jeongyeon, and Chaeyoung. Everyone in the crowd sang along to the empowering anthem of self-worth and individuality accompanied by a rainbow of lights, highlighting the diversity of ONCEs in the audience.
TWICELIGHTSinLA was a memorable night full of light and connectivity, bringing Twice to meet their Los Angeles ONCEs in a more intimate setting noted by Jihyo and Tzuyu, who both stated how happy they were to see ONCEs’ wonderful faces. Twice started off strong on their first North American stop, and are off to meet ONCEs throughout North America and light up the hearts of many.
Written by: Jenny K.