Squeezing through the crowd, and after racking my brains to find a way to smuggle in my camera, I succeeded in doing so! But... unexpectedly, a staff appeared and stood in front of me throughout the concert =.= So, sorry, no photos from me...
I turned around in my seat to look at the venue. There were too many red towels and red glow sticks around me that I thought I was at Tohoshinki’s concert.
So, the concert began with KARA’s performance. (omitted)
I was a bit worried of Homin before they appeared on stage, as other groups like UKISS, BEAST had received tremendous support from the crowd. When it was SNSD’s turn, one could easily notice that they had the highest popularity. Especially during the song ‘Gee’, the fans were chanting ‘Gee’ along throughout the whole song. Frankly speaking, I was a bit worried of how would it turn out to be when it was Homin’s turn. Well, the fact proved that my worry was a complete waste of imagination! When the word ‘Tohoshinki’ appeared on big screen, I jumped off from my seat, pulled down the towel which hanging around my neck, turned on the glow stick, and shrieked! A primary school kid beside me was startled by my reaction. In his mind, I must have transformed into some kind of monster.
The songs performed by Homin were Before You Go and Why. At first my eyes only fixed on Homin. Then, unintentionally I turned my view to the audience and I was surprised to find out I was in the middle of red sea! Tears crept into my eyes. The venue which was initially composed by various colours of glowstick, had turned into a sea of red! As I recall what I saw before the starting of concert, I realised each person had 2 different colours of glowsticks in their hands, and one of them was red! Everyone seemed to have reached an agreement to turn on their red glowstick at the same time!
I was overwhemled with mixed emotions! I was both happy and sad at the same time! I wanted to tell them badly: Look! There are still so many people supporting you! There are still a lot of us waiting for you, we never forget about you! The most beautiful red sea will be always and only for you! Please come back together! Five of you!
It was the most enjoyable moment to be able to watch Yunho and Changmin singing on stage, while immersed in the red ocean.
After two songs, Yunho greeted us, ‘How are you? It has been a long time (then paused for a while)... Dome!’
I could feel the nostalgic feeling hidden underneath when he said the word Dome.
My memories flashed back to their 4th Live Tour, the same place where five of them ever standing together, singing ‘Begin’, singing ‘Wasurenai’...
I burst into tears... Not only me, but the cassies around me as well...
After few words from Changmin, whilst everyone was still trying to figure out what would be the next song, the introduction music of the next song was played. It was Rising Sun!
‘Why? Why is this song?’ while I was chanting along, I couldn’t stop myself from crying. T.T The other cassies and I, our initially low hiccuping sobs became loud cries.
The cheering for Tohoshinki was the loudest. Two Sone who sat 2 seats away from me couldn’t help but kept on praising, ‘They are awesome! They are Tohoshinki in fact!’
I thought I have heard Jaejoong & Junsu singing in harmony in the background music. When reaching Yoochun’s rap, for a moment I thought I saw Yoochun singing on stage.
As if time has flown backwards and stopped by the moment they were holding their 2nd & 3rd Live Tour...
Yunho, after witnessing the red ocean, thanked us, ‘Thanks for giving us so much support! But this is not our concert, so please support the other groups as well! Thank you very much!’
Yunho ah! Is the support we gave you has made you feel like you are having your own concert?
I couldn’t hold back my tears even after the concert ended. I might have happily enjoyed their performance till the end and not crying a river now if they didn’t perform Rising Sun. It was too heartbreaking just to listen to it.
Despite of getting sorethroat after all the shouting and cheering, I feel satisfied. I’m looking forward to the a-nation which will be held on 27th of August!
Tohoshinki... When are you going to hold your own concert? I have been waiting for it...