Kpop Con 3: Best crowd ever yet!

How was your New Year boys and girls? Right before new year's eve I got busy with the 3rd Kpop Convention for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga, PAWS, and the victims of Sendong. The attendees should be proud to know that they're having a good time for the benefit of others.
Get a glimpse of what its like before the event itself!
Call me a sneaky perv but yeah haha just the bare stage on the day before. [December 29th]
 Then the next thing I knew there was that beautiful LED screen the next day. [December 30th]
I was doing behind the scene work at the Cass PH booth we managed to get 80% done on the 29th

Then on the big day [December 30th]
Poya the Cass PH mascote with Junsu the duck (because he's busy preparing for Elizabeth)

A lot of fans came as early as 7:30 a.m. talk about enthusiasm! By the time the doors opened there was three lines coming from the left, right, and center of the entrance. With a minimum of 150 PHP ($3) donation by the door the attendees got a goodie bag from Globe with lots of post cards and what-nots. No physical ticket for this event.

The lucky pre-registrants who gave bigger donations got the option to choose the goodies for their goodies bag. Those lucky folks got to pick from Magic Sing headsets, Sparkling magazines, posters and postcards, calendars, bookmarks, album booklets of Kpop artists and even gift cheques from Nature Republic.
 Eager kpop fans line up to donate to KCON3 beneficiaries

According to the Megatent staff this was their best crowd ever. If my memory serves me right they reported that there was about 4000 attendees but I have yet to confirm that with the press release from the organizers. Till then I'd like to believe that it is so. It got really hot inside the venue due to the big crowd. The Megatent staff had to bring out their industrial air coolers just to help the air circulate.
The crowd anticipating the opening acts and the program proper.

The Program
After the opening acts finished the program started. This year's hosts were Kring Elenzano, the blogger behind and and Krissha Viaje from TV5's Hey it's Saberday.
Here are some of the highlights of the program I was able to catch. 
The explosive Kpop dance battle. I tell you, folks these cover groups were on fire!
The 4 winners for the Kpop-Idol look-a-like were recognized in the program. Earlier they got their glam shots taken at Art movement studio. Pretty awesome photos check em out here
Jop's impression of Jang Geun Suk was adorbs! It got the crowd and hosts cracking
Then to wrap things up, the awarding ceremony. Here are this years winners:

Rookie of the Year - Boyfriend
Hottest Male Artist - JYJ - Kim Jaejoong
Hottest Female Artist - Girls' Generation - Kwon Yuri
Best Male Artist/Group - Super Junior
Best Female Artist/Group - 2NE1
Song of the Year - TVXQ - Keep Your Head Down
Album of the Year - Super Junior - Mr. Simple
Globe's Kpop Fanclub of the Year - Cassiopeia Philippines
This convention was one of my best memories of 2011. I'd like to thank my parents for allowing me to participate in this event (roll credits? LOL) I'm sure you guys would too. Your hard earn money (from your parents perhaps?) went to a good cause. Be proud because you kids have done your part!

Mabuhay ang Kpop Con till the next event! Happy New Year everyone!

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