It’s D-2 until the opening of the Yeosu Expo. It will run from May 12 to August 12, a total of 93 days. There are 104 countries and 10 international organizations participating in the expo.
The launching ceremony is on Friday, May 11th and it wil be shown live on KBS1 from 6PM, Korea time. The four-part opening ceremony will be held at the “Big O” maritime stage.
Part 1 – “Happy Sea” maritime festival will feature an orchestra of wind instruments and percussions. There will be a parade of boats and yachts to the tune of “Songs of Sailors and the Sea” and “Sea Symphony”.
Part 2 – “Together with the Sea” will feature the 11-meter marionette.
Part 3 and 4 – “Hot Night at the Sea” will feature KPOP stars like IU, who sang the theme song “Memories of the Sea”. I love that song. It’s so refreshing to listen to! BIG BANG and 2NE1 will also be there along with seasoned soprano Jo Sumi.
The last part of the ceremony will highlight the “Big O” with holographic images, laser show and fireworks.
I will be visiting the Yeosu Expo on Saturday and Sunday, but now I wish I could be there earlier. I have work on Friday though. So excited to see the buildings there, especially the Sky Tower.
Remember, other Kpop stars will grace the Expo every week. I hope to be able to share with you the experience as soon as possible!