Hello Blackjacks! 2NE1 starts their “All or Nothing” World Tour early this year, 2014. The four girls (CL, Minzy, Bom,Dara) are travelling around the world to meet their fans, the Blackjacks and to promote their latest 2nd full album, CRUSH.
2NE1 released different music videos for their newest album tracks including ‘Come Back Home’ and ‘Happy’. The girls also released live videos of their leg tour in their home country, South Korea. It made the fans go wild and anticipate for the chance to meet their idols while they’re touring.
2NE1’s fifth anniversary happened last May 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines. Since it’s their 5th year in the music industry, YG decided to make a surprise for Blackjacks in return for supporting his girl group, 2NE1. YG announces the release of “Gotta Be You” music video as a present for 2NE1 and Blackjacks.
In order for us to support Minzy in promoting “Gotta Be You”, we come up with the idea of creating “Gotta Be Minzy” banners. Simple, yet a creative idea.
2NE1 released the “Gotta Be You” MV on the 21st of May and they will have their Malaysian tour on May 24th, which is the first stop of our event.
“ALL OR NOTHING” – MALAYSIA (May 24, 2014)
GlobalMinzy is composed of admins from different countries. With the help of our creative designer, Nunu, we were able to have a simple yet elegant design for our banners. We lacked time to print the banners in high quality materials, but we assured that the banners were worth it.
Our Malaysian admin, Zul, went to the concert venue several hours before the concert proper. He arrived early to distribute the ‘Gotta Be Minzy’ banners. After that, they were informed that banners are not allowed inside the arena. At first, he was disappointed knowing that our tried our very best to print-out the banners and to support Minzy but as what they say, never give up. Zul still did his best to distribute the banners and he was able to enter the venue with one banner left for himself.
The concert started at exactly 8:00pm Malaysian time. Every song wasa moment to treasure. But as what they say, every moment has its ending. And the ending part of the concert is the encore part. Blackjacks were having so much fun. After singing Lonely and Gotta Be You, our admin tried his luck to catch the attention of Minzy as he was at the most front part of the stage. Since a lot of fans were throwing gifts on the stage for the girls and we haven’t had the chance to buy gifts, our admin screamed to get the attention of our Mingkki. Since as seen on this video http://youtu.be/L_DcRHOOOC8 at around 10:50, Mingkki noticed a balloon in front of the stage and took it. Since our admin got the chance to give the banners to her, he called Mingkki and waved her the banner. Minzy probably got interested to it that’s why she took it and put it alongside the other gifts from different fans.
Our admin was fanboying:
Minzy took our banner!! And she smiled couple of times to me! And a wink too! What lovely lady she is♥
— GLOBALMINZY (그로벌민지) (@GlobalMinzy) May 24, 2014
First stop was a huge success for us. It’s a treasure that Minzy appreciates every single effort of fans. That is why we love her so much!
Shoutout to our Malaysian admin Zul, to our creative designer Nunu, to all Malaysian Blackjacks, and ofcourse to our girls, 2NE1!
“ALL OR NOTHING” – Indonesia (June 8, 2014)
With the help of our Indonesian admin, Mitha, we successfully finished our Indonesia Minzy banner support for 2NE1’s Jakarta leg concert. With our “Falling in Love” banners which were supposed to be distributed on M! Coundown Halo Indonesia (link here: Falling in Love with 2NE1), we decided to distribute them with our newly printed “Gotta Be Minzy” banners.
Check out some of Indonesian Blackjacks who got a copy of our banners.
— Nares (@choco_grano) June 8, 2014
@GlobalMinzy Thank you for the banner!
— Sumin Kim (@sumiinkim) June 8, 2014
LOL buying the lightstick even tho I’m not joining haha pic.twitter.com/fSQNvwDqR5
— Sumin Kim (@sumiinkim) June 8, 2014
Due to her busy schedule, our Indonesian admin didn’t have the chance to watch the concert, but still, we are very thankful for her effort in distributing the banners! Kudos Mitha!
“ALL OR NOTHING” – Singapore (June 28, 2014)
Singapore Blackjack Crew (@sgbjcrew) organized a fanproject which was held near the concert venue. Different fansites had joined the fanproject for our 2NE1 girls. With the effort of our Singaporean admin Nunu, our Singapore “Gotta Be Minzy” support ended up a success.
Before the concert proper, together with the other fansites such as sgbjcrew, LP2NE1, EROMAKNAE, leechaerin.com, theBOM324, QueenCL, Ciel Magazine, 2NE1SG, we enjoyed distributing our giveaways to SG Blackjacks. Our admin Nunu, with our fansite friends, enjoyed distributing “Gotta Be Minzy” banners. (Read more of the successful project of Singapore Blackjack Crew here: AONSG)
Spot our banners from the photos below!
We would like to thank everyone who made this event possible. To our loving admins from different countries, thanks for the hardworl! We are looking forward to work with all of you again. Thank you to all the people who donated. Shoutout to all the Blackjacks who lined-up just to get a copy of our hand banners. And last but not the least, thank you to 2NE1 and Minzy for giving us the inspiration to be able to create this project! ‘Til next time, Blackjacks! We love you!