Within this past year I have most certainly caught a bug for going to Kpop concerts! With Bigbang last year, GD in the summer, it was really only a matter of time before I found another concert I wanted to go to! Luckily Super Junior announced SS5 London a couple of months ago.
I’m not sure if I’m your typical Super Junior fan! I listen to their music BUT I couldn’t tell you who sang which part of the song.
I had a fantastic seat in the central block about four rows from the front. I’ve never had a view this good and I was happy I did not have to battle people for a good spot! Let me tell you, being short is not fun in standing.
I felt that Super Junior really used the two stages very well. The stage layout and ticket types was much better organised than Bigbang’s last year. Although the concert may have been quite a sudden decision, I quite liked that they only sold a cheap £2 blue lightstick as official merchandise!
This is the very cool opening featuring 8 of them!
Another difference in this concert was that we were allowed to take pictures or at least I was not bothered by anyone to stop! I felt so relaxed being allowed to do so.
And then… it was SHOW TIME!
The concert opened up with Mr Simple
And then Bonamana, it was very surreal to see them SO CLOSE. Eye contact and fan service was so frequent! I did not know where to look.
The next song they sang was SPY! It was my first time looking at the choreography and I have to say I really loved it! It looked like part line dancing and part sexy spy moves.
Other performances I really liked was Kyuhyun’s cover of ‘Isn’t She Lovely’.
So as far as first impressions go and seeing Super Junior for the first time in a live performance? – I have to say I had no idea that Super Junior was a band with a cracky sense of humour. I knew they were funny boys (from Super Junior’s Full House) but I did not know they bring that humour into their performances.
I was really amused by all the comedic VCR inserts, the cosplaying and the drag show! (I mean who else does a drag show?) Clearly they’re a band who have fun and are not afraid of making a fool of themselves. The energy they brought into their performances made this concert feel like a 3 hour encore.
Another favourite of mine was ROCKSTAR. I knew it was going to be amazing live when I heard the track. I did not know they would do about 5 encores of it which made it even better!.
Just as much as Super Junior can make you laugh, I was just as happy listening to the smooth ballad medley! Ryeowook’s voice during Memories gave me goosebumps!
My block section were lucky to have Kangin standing right in front of us for a good couple of minutes singing ‘Memories’.
You can watch the video here for some great fan service!
After the ballads, Super Junior switched back to fun mode! During ‘Dancing Out’ Siwon jumped from the stage and came closer to the crowd! and pulled this face at me!
Out of all the members, I was more familiar with Siwon because I’d watched his appearances on Running Man. I did not know he was funny!
He has a really loud voice! Everyone was really amazed by it!
I think Donghae spoke the longest! It was a really sweet and yet cheesy speech. He said it perfectly in English but he decided he wanted to say it in Korean as well (which he did) but he really didn’t need to because the Korean translator ended up saying what he was said before.
What a charmer!
Siwon’s english was fantastic. I think everyone was impressed how he threw in ‘ABLAZE’ into his speech!
Here’s Sungmin during Marry U. Check out the video
I’m really hoping they come back to London for SS6! Super Junior really know how to put on a good show.