1st Day of R16 Dance Competition Final Round
Last saturday, as part of the R16 stories, I went to Seoul Olympic Hall in Olympic Stadium line number 5 exit no.3 for watching the final round in which dancer from all over the world were coming here to Korea and their to give their best to be the number one. The final round was divided into two parts, the first part happened in saturday which contained the final round for poppin, locking, and individual bboy. Meanwhile the second part happened in Sunday when the final round for crew battle or group bboy dancing happened. The event started at 6pm. I came here alone but on the entrance gate I met Andrea’s friend, Maria and we took couple pics together.
I came late at that day, so KTO gave me not the VIP ticket but the S ticket. Meanwhile Maria got the VIP ticket, so we seperated. Turned out that I was sitting in the first row but on the left side of the stage. Since I couldnt see the stage properly I moved to the higher place and then a twist happen, a little girl suddenly show up n went to my previous seat to give present to Park Jaebum!! So the person that supposed to be sit next to me was him!!! So stupid that I moved to other place :’(
Back to the show then~the hosts for this event still the same with the one in Uijongbu event, park jaemin and the other one I forgot the name and he’s using wheelchair on stage. The event opened up with the showcase from all judges. It was awesome because as expected all the judges are the famous name in dancing world, and they’re dancing so awesome. The judges for popping category is Suga Pop USA, Iron Mike - France, and Poppin J from Korea. The judges from Locking category is TOni Basil France, Suga Pop USA, and Takashi from Japan. The last category, individual bboy, the judges are Ken Swift, ORB, & Abstract from USA, Cico Italy and Born from Korea.
The winner for Popping category is Boogaloo Kin from Korea, he beated Snow from Taiwan in the final round, Hozin from Japan in semifinal round, and Bibi from China in quarters. The winner for Locking category is Benson from Taiwan, he beated Cio, a girl from Japan in the final, Suzuki Yusuke from Japan in semifinal, and Kyrgyzstan representative, Zhan Funky on quarters. The winner for Solo Bboy is Issei from Japan he beat Roxrite from the USA in finals, Blue in the semifinal and Hong10 from Korea in the quarters. Their performances was awesome I kept screaming seeing how they did unbeliveable movement. Congrats anyway!
Besides that, there’re performance from KRNFX from Canada, and Blue Whale Bros. I would like to mention the latter one, sine their dancing concept was awesome - which is shadow: one person become the other person’s shadow and imitate all the dances in sync way~ so cool! Then came the duo of The Quiett and Dok2. Our R16 ambassador also went on stage, sang duet with The Quiett and Dok2, also sang his famous song.
I was so glad to be part of the event, n those who didnt came to the venue could watch it lively at home since it was broadcasted live in KBSN. I enjoyed the show eventough I had to run to catch the last train since the event was finish at 11pm ^^
So, look forward to join ur next event next year, R16 :)