‘Vietnam Goes Wild’: Thousands Gather at Hanoi Airport to Greet K-Pop Band BlackPink
At midnight on Friday, Ho Chi Minh City erupted into cheers and excitement as thousands of Vietnamese fans welcomed four members of the renowned K-pop girl group, BlackPink, to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. After arriving, the members made their way to a hotel for a two-night concert, being held as part of their second worldwide tour.
Thousands of dedicated fans eagerly gathered at the airport and in front of Capella Hotel in Hanoi to welcome and catch a glimpse of the four members of BlackPink, namely Jisoo, Lisa, Jennie, and Rosé. The group arrived in Vietnam at 9:00 pm on Friday.
Jisoo is seen at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre
Lisa (wearing red hat) and Jisoo (wearing dark glasses) at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo: Lam Giang / Tuoi Tre
One fan from Can Tho City, Dinh Thu Hang, shared her excitement, saying, “I and my friends arrived in Hanoi at noon and have been waiting at the airport to meet BlackPink before they head to our hotel. Despite the possibility of them not using this gate, we still wanted to wait here.”
Thousands of Vietnamese fans wait to greet four members of BlackPink as the girl band arrives in Hanoi
BlackPink’s Hanoi concert is a part of their Born Pink World Tour, which aims to promote their second album, ‘Born Pink.’ The tour, which started on October 15 last year in Seoul, is set to conclude on August 26 this year.
The group has planned to perform at 64 different venues worldwide, with revenue estimates totaling approximately $163 million. They have already completed successful tours in 21 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Spain, the UK, Germany, France, and China where they performed their hit songs such as How You Like That, Pretty Savage, Kill This Love, Lovesick Girls, Ddu-Du Ddu-Du, and Pink Venom.
The Born Pink concert in Vietnam is expected to attract a record-breaking 67,000 spectators over the course of two nights, making it the largest turnout for an international artist’s concert in Vietnam to date.
Thousands of people and vehicles gather in front of Capella Hotel in Hanoi from 9:00 pm on July 28, 2023. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese fans wait for BlackPink until midnight. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre
Vietnamese fans wait for their idols at the gate of Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo: Mai Thuong / Tuoi Tre
Members of Blinks, the official fandom name for BlackPink, and other K-pop fans in Vietnam, pose for a photo. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre
A vehicle carrying four BlackPink members reaches Capella Hotel in Hanoi. Photo: Danh Khang / Tuoi Tre
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