Blogging this direct from Seoul. 🙂
Yes, I flew to Seoul to catch Super Junior’s Super Show 5 at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena. Call me crazy but I watched both days of Super Show 5 on 23 and 24 March 2013. Hardcore. I know. (Then again, I was dragged there by a crazier friend for day 2. Hahaha.)
I must say that this trip here to watch Super Show 5 is so super worth it because if the rumours are true, Yesung is going to enlist in early May 2013 which means it is pretty CONFIRMED that he WILL NOT be participating in any Super Shows in Asia. 🙁
Watching both days of Super Show 5, I must say that the vibe was overall quite different on both days. The first day, it was quite clear that they weren’t that prepared. (This is completely normal. If you have ever done a concert performance, you know what I mean.) The second day, it definitely picked up but there were still mistakes.
However, that said, as an ELF, we DON’T CARE about the mistakes. It is actually the mistakes and ridiculous things the Super Junior boys say each day which makes every Super Show a unique experience. 🙂
I must say that on the first day, Yesung hurt himself and he didn’t perform for many of the songs. At the end, he was so upset that he kept apologising and cried. It was completely understandable because it was his last concert in Korea before he enlists for army.
However, on the second day, Yesung managed to perform the concert fully and he looked visibly emotional. At the end of the concert, he couldn’t hold back his tears and he cried as he spoke. Yesung isn’t someone who cries much but the whole scene in the arena was so emotional and touching.
When Yesung started crying, the whole arena unanimously chanted “울지마” (ul-ji-ma; which means “don’t cry”) without any prompting from anyone. Which only made him cry even harder. At that point, all the Super Junior boys decided to give Yesung a group hug and Shindong asked the audience to sing “너 아니면 안돼”. Everyone sang it for him. The whole place was so emotionally charged. It really was impossible not to be moved to tears as well.
There was a highlight on the first day at the ending chat, Siwon is nicknamed “Shisus” because he is so pious so when he finished talking, Ryeowook went, “amen”. It was hilarious!! On the second day, Donghae was the one who said “amen” and he went one step further to lift his arms in praise while Siwon was talking. LOL. Jokers.
Also, due to the recent fasciation with Sungmin’s butt, on the first day, the Super Junior boys made Sungmin do 1+1=귀여미(gwiyoemi/cutie) but do the pose with his butt. Needless to say, Sungmin as usual was sporting enough to do it even though you know he doesn’t really want to. Haha.
Then it gets epic on the second day. As they were going down the line to give their thanks/appreciation speech, when it reached Sungmin, the crowd started chanting “귀여미!” LOL… Shindong then said something along the line of “they must have known about this from yesterday but please wait, it is coming.” and so the rest of the guys continued their speeches. When they were done, Eunhyuk was about the wrap up the concert when the audience started chanting “귀여미” again to remind the boys that they cannot get away from it. Haha.
So Shindong was asking who they want to do it today and needless to say, everyone was chanting different names so it was a mess so they probably just made Sungmin do it again. Hahaha. Honestly, the area I was in wanted Donghae to do it. So did I. We’ve never seen Donghae do it before have we?
Anyway, after Sungmin did 귀여미 for day 2, there was further chanting and then one of the boys suggested that Yesung should do it as well. LOL. Honestly, I was quite surprised that Yesung managed to pull it off and I nearly peed my pants laughing at the whole thing.
These memory sticks in my head because of how 10,000 fans in the audience can unite and act as one. It’s really amazing and it’s hard to explain how it feels. You just have to be there to understand how amazing the experience of such unanimous reactions from the audience is.
I can go on for another like 10,000 words about the stuff that happened during Super Show 5 but I’ll spare you all the words and spoilers. 🙂 If you want to know more, just post in the comments, I’ll answer it Q&A style. (Just take note that I’m still in Seoul so I might not reply as quickly as you want.)
Super Show 5 on 23 March 2013 was 3 hours and 30 minutes and the 24 March 2013 version was 3 hours and 45 minutes. It is called Super Show for a reason. You need super strength to keep up and rock out and a super bladder to hold it all in for the entire duration of the concert.
Anyway, here is the setlist for the Seoul dates of Super Show 5 so you can anticipate for future dates (it is supposedly going to change so take it with a pinch of salt):
- Intro VCR
- Mr Simple
- Super Girl (Korean version; Super Junior + Henry + Zhoumi. All 11 of them)
- VCR: SJI
- It’s You (NoeRaGo)
- Sexy, Free and Single
- Boom Boom
- Club No 1
- Video <<< THIS VIDEO IS EPIC!! DO NOT MISS IT!!
- So Cold (EunSiHae + Henry)
- 서른즈음에 (At around 30; Kangin Solo)
- How Am I Supposed to Live Without You? (Kyuhyun + Sungmin, + Ryeowook + Zhoumi) <<< The vocals are good but I thought it was boring coz the song is quite irrelevant. So go pee here if you can’t hold it in.
- Gray/Carbon Paper (Yesung solo)
- Harlem Shake dance performance (Shindong + Eunhyuk + Donghae) <<< NOT TO BE MISSED.
- Alone (Siwon + Kangin + Ryeowook + Sungmin) <<<< EPIC!! CANNOT BE MISSED TOO.
- VCR (Zhoumi + Sungmin + Henry + Ryeowook)
- Break Down (Korean version; SJM)
- A-Oh (Korean version; SJM)
- Go! (Korean version; SJM)
- Shake It Up
- Rockstar <<< DO NOT MISS THIS. NOSEBLEED MOMENT AT VERSE 2.
- VCR (Donghae + Kyuhyun)
- 중 (joong; new KRY song)
- Medley: Bittersweet/Someday/Memories
- VCR: Super Heroes
- Dreaming Hero <<< SJ + Henry + Zhoumi cosplay here.
- VCR: dance tutorial.
- Sunny << do the dance here.
- Wonder Boy
- VCR: Marry U soundtrack
- Marry U
- ENCORE: Sorry, Sorry
- ENCORE: Show Me Your Love (SJ + Henry + Zhoumi)
- ENCORE: Sapphire Blue
- Thank you speeches << all the 1+1 and tears happen here.
- ENCORE: So I
- VCR: bloopers and behind the scenes
Finally, what you’re waiting for, the photos from both Day 1 and Day 2 which turn out well. 🙂 DO NOT REPOST. Hot-linking is ok. If you want to repost on a fanbase, please ask first (I am trying to avoid SM here).