Two years ago, a friend of mine showed me a music video. I had never heard the song or the name of its contributing artists, but I immediately found the video creative and the song engaging. What stood out to me most was the unique voice of the vocalist in the sunglasses. I would find out that he went by the name Zion.T.
That was my introduction to Amoeba Culture, and the first step toward attending the March 28 New York stop of the Amoeba Culture Tour 2015. I had already been planning to visit New York City this spring to see my close friends who live in the area, so this concert came along at a perfect time. I went to the broadcast of a K-pop chart show, Music Bank, during my weeklong visit to Seoul in 2014, but in my three years of being a fan of Korean music, I had never been to a concert. Why not take advantage of the chance to see these artists whose reputation for live performance skill preceded them, and who don’t play shows in US very often? How could I not jump at the chance to hear Zion.T, owner of one of my favorite singing voices, in person?