KPOP Fandom Names and Colors

This is a list of the different Kpop groups, the corresponding fandom name and colors. We are trying our best to update the list from time to time. Please comment on new groups or additional information. Thank you.

You may also view the file in google docs in this link: Kpop Fandom Names and Colors
link updated 7/18/2013
link updated 8/7/2014 with Exo's official fandom name (Exo-L)
link updated 10/14/2016 adding Twice

Lightstick Etiquette and Safety Tips

So who is going to a Kpop concert anytime soon? I know you are too excited for that fateful day or night. You even planned what you'll wear and bring to even the slightest, tiniest detail, didn't you? That's okay.  I even do that myself.

Banner. Check. Sneakers. Check. Backpack. Check. Ticket. Check. Special 'I Heart Donghae' tee. Check. Lightstick. Check. check. check.

Before we get carried away on things, let us remind you all of the proper etiquette on brandishing those lightsticks.

1. For the well-being of other fans and concert-goers, it is best to get small sized lightsticks, typically 4-7 inches in length. This is to avoid accidentally smashing the head of person in front of you with your lightsaber when Eunhyuk comes out of the stage.

2. NO intentional turning off of a lightstick during a group member's solo performance. NEVER. DO NOT EVER DO THIS. 

This rule is a general concert etiquette and we have also aptly placed it under the lightstick safety section since you might be mobbed by the other fans.

Moreover, this just boils down to a person's class and manners.  No one deserves a black ocean during his/her own group's concert.

3. Do not wave/point your lightsticks to an idol's face when he/she comes near.

4. Do not hit anyone with your lightstick. If you have accidentally and unintentionally hit someone with your lightstick, always apologize.

5. Do not throw your lightstick to anyone or to the stage.

6. Tie lightsticks in your arm or wear the lightstick around your neck. Most lightsticks come with a thick string which can be made into a bracelet or necklace.

7. Go crazy with your lightstick at the same time keeping in mind all these tips and tricks.

That's all folks. Enjoy your Kpop Concert. Remember, a great lighstick comes with great responsibility! ☺

How to Repair a Lightstick

It is the day after your first Kpop Concert ever. You saw your most favorite idol group! Waaaaaa!! You saw your most favorite, ultimate bias! Waaaaaaa!! All the hysteria, all the screaming, cheers and sweat and you know you will never ever forget that fateful night. (Who ever does?)

Then, amidst all those happy happy things, there is a small but... Your lightstick was broken. You do not know how, when or where. (Or do you? sssssshhhh It was broken when you suddenly dropped to your knees after your bias touched your hands waaaaaaaaa!!!)

But yeah, it is broken. 

Ohhhh... don't fret.

Here are simple, easy-to-do steps to fix your lightstick. You do not need to buy a new one.

Problem & How to Resolve

Lightstick head broken     
                        - Get any super adhesive glue like MightyBond
- Place MightyBond on both surfaces
- Re-attach both ends
- Push both sections for a minute and leave for 5 minutes
- Ta dah! It's fixed

Lightstick wont light up/Faint light
- Open battery area and check if batteries are position correctly
- Tighten batteries and battery container cap
- If still not working, replace batteries.
- You can buy 3-5V batteries from camera shops or watch repair shops

So those are the two most common lightstick problems and it's simple, quick fixes. If these steps outlined above still do not work, you can entrust the help of an adult or a electrician to further troubleshoot and resolve the issue especially with non-illumination of the lightsticks.
Or, you can always purchase a new one when you go to your next Kpop Concert. Most merchandise sellers are present at the concert hall entrances during Kpop concerts.

Do you really need a lightstick for a Kpop Concert?

You heard Super Junior's Super Show is coming to your country. Oh yes! At least your country is now a part of the world hurr hurr.
Lightstick in Action! during Super Show 4 in SG 2012-Feb-18

Do you really need a lightstick?

Of course, you are going. You have all the tickets (concert and plane tickets), hotel reservations, and fan paraphernalia to boot. Well, except for one. You do not have a lightstick!

You ask yourself, "do I even need one?" Lightsticks are really expensive in your country and getting one ordered and shipped from South Korea could be cumbersome and not worth spending an arm and a leg with. You are one of the those practical fans who prefer to enjoy the concert by already forking out the money for the concert tickets itself.

This reasoning is entirely valid. As fans, we cannot pick money from trees. We, or our parents, work hard for it and understand its value.

However, deep inside, you will know that a Kpop concert experience will not be the same without having a lightstick. Raising it along with other fans, keeping beat to your idol group's song, brandishing nonstop when your bias passes by you during the concert.

We can feel you gurl! Having a lightstick is not everything, but still having one can make a difference. It will still be up to you on how you participate and be one with the crowd and the other fans during the concert.

Let us enjoy our concerts with or without the lightsticks!