Updated: Sep 14, 2019
If you think light sticks can only be used to cheer at concerts, you are wrong!
Every K-Pop enthusiast knows that a light stick is an essential concert accessory, and there’s no experience quite like waving one along to music you love with thousands of other like-minded fans.
Years since the OG K-Pop idol fans (any OG fam in da house?) used to wave colored balloons in the air, the idea of having a “support item” that represents the group and its fans has come a long way. Now we can choose from a plethora of battery-powered LED lit “light sticks” for each K-Pop group and K-Pop idol.
But what are you supposed to do with these bulky, expensive glowing wands when you’re not lucky enough to be using it in support of your favorite artist at a concert (especially when your fave group decided not to include your city in their tour roster; I'm glaring at you GOT7)? If your light stick is on a shelf right now collecting dust, it’s time to change that ASAP! Here are eleven unique ways you can put your fan light to good use… until the next concert, of course.
Power outage? Camping in the woods at night? Looking for your keys in your oversized bag at 1 am? Dumpster diving at Walmart after sunset? No problem, as long as you have your light stick handy.
Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it's necessary especially when the other person does not understand the meaning of NO! Why carry a pepper spray when you can simply use your light stick (GOT7’s JB seconds that and he should also come to Vancouver, just sayin'.)
3. Room Decoration
Reduce, reuse, recycle. You don't have to spend your hard earned money on IKEA bedroom accessories when you can use your fandom stick to decorate your shelves or a bookcase. For extra ambiance effect, turn on the light.
4. Hailing a Cab
It's a well known fact that a taxi situation in Vancouver is a disaster (Uber where the heck are you?) Need to get a cab driver's attention? Whip out your light stick! He/she may even root for the same fandom!