November 21, 2014
We are now finished with the videos from our epic Eatyourkimchi Road Trip, and we’re ready to start publishing videos from our Ooh Euro Nasty Tour adventures, in which we went to Norway, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands. Over the next few weeks we’ll share our adventures around each country, show you some of the cool places we ate (we had some really cool FAPFAPs), show you the cool places we stayed in thanks to AirBNB, and just share the fun we had overall.
To start off our video series, here’s what our events were like! Whenever we tell people that we occasionally go on tour and do events, they ask us “so, what do you do on stage” to which we respond “I…have no idea.” It’s not like we have a musical talent and can perform anything. So we make due with what little we have: storytelling and silly games. More importantly, we also get the chance to chat with you guise, hang out for a bit, take some pictures, steal some hugs, and just see what your communities are like outside of Korea.
We so often feel like we’re just doing our own weird thing in our tiny bubble on the internet, and all of the people around us are either confused about what we do or they are just disinterested in the things we like, so meeting you all in person feels like we’re talking to our people. Seeing you out there, laughing along with us, listening to our stories, and playing on stage with us, is so overwhelmingly inspiring and motivational. The memories we make with you we keep with us for the rest of the year. Thank you all :D
Anyhow, more about this video: at some of the events we participated in, games were already arranged for us. In our event in Amsterdam, we didn’t have time to do our WTF challenges, but we had lots of fun doing the broken telephone Kpop rumour mill, and the charade murder mystery. Also, FUCKERFILLER! I’m sure that’s not how you spell it in Dutch, but it sounds like fucker filler. FUCKER FILLER! Best phrase we learned! We also learned stuff like “The owls are in the moss” from Norway, “Who shit in the blue cabinet” in Sweden, and “That’s sausage!” in Germany. I have to admit, we have been using DAS IS VOORST the most in our daily language now, though we do use the first two as well.
Really, though, one of the most amazing things we experience while on tour is just the chance to engage with other cultures. It’s what really drives us here in the studio: Korea is not our culture. It’s not where we’re from. We’re amazed by it in many ways, and want to share the cool things we find with you. But that’s not to say that Korea is the special-est place in the world. Every country we visited was brimming with excitement and new things. All of the stuff that people in Norway, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands take for granted, for us, is magical. We’re really inspired to live in Europe now. We’re gonna do a stint in Japan first, of course, because we’ve always wanted to, but after Japan, we’ll definitely be living in Europe and doing something there. We’re not sure what. But you’ve got a lot of magic there that we want to play with.
We also want to thank all of you lovely Nasties who brought us packages and letters. We didn’t get a chance to open them all on video, but we did take some pics of the stuff you sent us, as well as some pictures from the events. Woohoo!
Sadly, we didn’t get any pictures from our event in Sweden. It was a lot tighter of a schedule, and we spent more time getting dressed and fed and watered, and didn’t have enough time to wander and take some pictures. If you have any, we’d love to see them!
Over the next few weeks hopefully we’ll share some more of the wonder and magic that we felt. We’ve also got some extra scenes and pics that we’ll be putting up on our app, so check those out, too!
Thank you to Omona, Kpop Nonstop, Kpop Meetings Germany, and Hallyucon. You’re all lovely people. Thank you for organizing all these events, and thank you for giving us the chance to meet lovely Nasties around Europe. Hopefully next year, we’ll be able to see you all again, and maybe even some other countries, new countries as well? Finland maybe? England? Hmmm.