Thursday (25/11), Aespa Appears on a Decorative Vehicle Celebrating Women in STEM During the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Aespa Becomes The First K-Pop Girl Group To Appear At The Event.
aespa made history by becoming the first K-Pop girl group to perform at the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is an achievement that has never been done by any other K-Pop girl group.
Since their debut last year, aespa have often discussed how much they want to perform in front of a live audience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest crowds they put out in front of were staff members and variety show casts.
On Thursday (25/11), aespa performed on floats celebrating the women at STEM during the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With this, aespa became the first K-pop girl group to appear at the event, marking the group’s first overseas schedule since its debut.
One of the most distinctive features of the annual parade is the variety of balloons and larger-than-life buoys that are carried through the route. According to the event’s website, the aespa is expected to appear on top of the “Her Future Is STEM-Sational” float by Olay. The float features a 40-foot-tall astronaut celebrating women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.
The 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on the streets of Manhattan in New York City, starting near Central Park and ending in front of Macy’s Herald Square, Macy’s flagship store and corporate headquarters.
aespa Prints History Becoming First K-Pop Girl Group to Appear at Macy\’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 95th Parade also marks the return of the event to its pre-pandemic format, with live performances and processions. By 2020, the parade has moved most of its activity online, streaming pre-recorded balloons and floats and shows.
The face-to-face audience has reached 3.5 million people in the past. From the most-watched entertainment broadcast in America, with nearly 22 million TV viewers last year. SM Entertainment mate NCT 127 previously made history as the first K-Pop group to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2019.