08.04.2023 : Music Bank in Paris : La Défense ARENA
On Saturday, April 8th, 2023, MUSICBANK in PARIS, the 2023 edition, made its way to "la Défense Arena," the largest indoor venue in Europe, capable of accommodating almost 40,000 people at maximum capacity.
No fewer than 9 groups were scheduled to perform: STRAY KIDS, ENHYPEN, AB6IX, MAMAMOO, THE BOYZ, IVE, NMIXX, CRAVITY & P1HARMONY. The entire event was hosted by Park Bo-Gum, a leading actor in the Hallyu wave.
More than 3 hours of entertainment, with each group performing two, three, or even four songs from their repertoire! Interjected with "special stages," the concert was lively and dynamic: Solar from Mamamoo singing in French (the Ratatouille theme) and NMIXX covering Twice's "TT," or the "special MC" Park Bogum on the piano for "My Dearest." It had everything: humor, thrills, and emotions.
Each group had its moment of glory! Sometimes brief, but always appreciated by the audience, the segments of each artist were accompanied by suitable lighting effects and projections on the screens: a fairly typical setup for a concert of this magnitude, but one that remains effective because the show is primarily on stage for the audience to enjoy.
What a pleasure to see "Paris" shining again, 11 years after the first Music Bank (which we were already there for!), a fantastic lineup, a grand spectacle, and we hope not to wait another decade for the next edition!
Note: we were permitted to take photos for the first 20 minutes only, and our photos are focused solely on NMIXX.