I haven’t been to K-Fest aka Jang Tuh within the past 2-3 years…
This year I had a BLAST w. Violet, J-Paik aka Hyung, Kathy, & Harry King Kong (Nitto Tires)
I’ll def. go to it again for the cheap Soju and great vendor FOODS they sold there!
Go with your close friends or your significant other…or else it wont be much fun.
Especially if your under 21 that is.
For those of you that have never been to K-Fest in Korea Town here is the 411 for ya’ll, so you wont miss out next year.
The 37th Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival kicks off today, September 30th to Sunday, October 3rd at Seoul International Park in Koreatown (downtown Los Angeles). The four day outdoor festival hosted by the Los Angeles Korean Festival Foundation will include food and beverage booths of Korean cuisine, cultural shows, and showcase various international stars in the world of sports and entertainment.
Here are some of the highlights from the event schedule:
* Opening ceremony, with a special appearance from Olympic Gold Medalist Yuna Kim (Thursday)
* Party with the Wonder Girls (Friday)
* 37th Korean Parade (Saturday)
* Special Performance by Kollaboration artists (Sunday)
Some of this year’s major sponsors include Jinro America, Hyundai Motors America, Kia Motors, Toyota, and McDonald’s. For those age 21+, Hite & Jinro will feature games and contests located at the designated Beer Garden. Bring 5 friends to the Beer Garden tent and enjoy a Jinro Soju Cocktail for just a penny!
With over 400,000 expected attendees over the next few days, parking at the festival has been a growing concern. To minimize traffic and parking, consider the use of public transportation such as the Metro buses and rail lines. The LA Korean Festival Foundation have also initiated a free shuttle service that will run hourly between 2-9pm each day.
The LA Clippers Spirit Team will be in attendance Saturday from 2pm to 5pm, and will be available for photos and autographs.
If you’re looking for musical talent, look no further. JYP Entertainment will be making their presence known, as the Wonder Girls are expected to perform on Friday evening for a one-hour segment titled Party with the Wonder Girls. The popular 5-member Korean girl group debuted their first U.S. album, 2 Different Tears, earlier this year. The entertainment company will also be conducting auditions during the festival, seeking out local talent in the hopes of discovering the next big star.
Kollaboration artists are also scheduled to perform throughout the festivities, with the band Feats in Inches and last year’s Kollaboration winner Clara Chung performing Friday afternoon, and several artists set to be onstage Sunday afternoon. For those who are unfamiliar with Clara’s work, be sure to check out her debut album, Art in my Heart, which was released last week.
Bring out your sunscreen and enjoy a dose of Korean culture!
Here are couples videos that we recorded this year for K-Fest!
KTOWN Festival Alcohol Rule
We had to down our drinks before we leave the alcohol section.
Violet said she would take half of 1/4 of the drink left over… I think she tricked me!
Did you guys notice the cutie in the back?
That would be Mr. Kong (Harry Kong) from Nitto Tires
Hubby on Hubby
I put my hyung J-Paik on my shoulders after some few drinks…
J-Paik aka Hyung aka B-Boy Dance
(My favorite Video!)
J-Paik dancing to some OG old school Korean Folk dance music!
She will be on America’s Best Dance Crew on the next SEASON!
Be sure to keep an eye out for her guys!
My hyung seriously got some MADDDD foot work up her sleeves…
Please don’t mind the Evil Violet Witchcraft non-stop laughing LOL!!
They were both being the typical goof balls that they are ~
Definitely worth watching till the end.
Last but not least…
I tried to pants my hyung J-Paik, and ended up B-Boy battling on the plastic flooring ROFL!
Again…don’t mind the witch laughing in the back again PUHAHAHA
Overall I had a BLAST!
Here are some pictures:
One of the MAIN reasons we decided to go to K-Fest.
Duk Bok Eeh with Soon Dae + Kimbap + 2 Bottles of Soju….
It doesn’t get any better than this!
Till the next 2011 K-Fest…