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April 2019 Retro Gaming Article

April 12, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

BlackPink hit the stage at Coachella with a simulcast on Times Square's hi-def screen, “The Beast”

BlackPink on the stage at Coachella
As the first all-female K-pop group performing at Coachella, BlackPink are poised for global stardom!
Debuting at Coachella having almost no live exposure in North America is no easy task. The anxiety alone would stifle me, but BlackPink (Jenny, Lisa, Rose, and Jisoo) proved they are worthy of the big stage and belted out an amazing hour-long set in the desert. They had a prime time-slot and high billing on the marketing posters. Their stage presence ranged from bad-ass to endearing, cementing a place for themselves with ease.

Lisa from BlackPink on the stage at Coachella As K-pop boy-band BTS prepares for a Saturday Night Live appearance, BlackPink was simulcast - live - on the enormous screen in Times Square. At eight stories tall and spanning the block from 45th street to 46th St in New York City, it's high resolution suited BlackPink well!

The majority of their vocals are Korean with some interspersed English. As their popularity rises in more territories, it will be interesting to see if English creeps further into their performances and album releases. It's exciting to see a group like BlackPink gain momentum and reach out globally for more fans.

The reaction at Coachella was very positive, although they lost some momentum when the backing band took over as the women re-grouped backstage. They came back with the high energy of Kill This Love and the enthusiasm returned. BlackPink has a great live presence and I can't wait to see them grow.

BlackPink on the stage at Coachella

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