— by Maria Sherman: The arena goes dark for a full 10 seconds. Then, pop! A neon-pink cube lights up a giant LED screen, and nearly 20,000 bodies rise, screaming, their hands clutching pink heart-shaped light sticks. A minute or so goes by, but it feels like 15. The glowing Rubik’s Cube–like block solves itself to spell out “Blackpink in your area.” […]

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