It might be their 10th anniversary this year, but this boyband is not burnt out — in fact, they are shining brighter than ever!
It has been two years since they last held a show in Singapore, but Super Junior (SJ) returned last Friday with a bang. Although missing a few members in the army (Sungmin, Shindong, Yesung), the remaining members of SJ and Super Junior-Mandarin (SJ-M) put up an awesome show at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
With SJ’s 10th year anniversary looming, fans printed customised hand banners for everyone, proclaiming that fans would be here for SJ until forever.
There was a mix of teenagers and middle-aged fans in the crowd, but all were part of the sapphire blue lightstick sea, which is SJ’s official colour.
Belting out old but familiar hits like ‘Twins’ and ‘Bonamana’ right off the bat, SJ got the crowd roaring with excitement. The energy level, theirs and the audience’s, remained at a high throughout as they delivered every performance with spot on choreography.
Each band member also impressed us with their respective solos; Kyuhyun and Ryeowook both appealed to the local crowd with Mandarin songs.
Songs like ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Let’s Dance’ got the crowd on their feet and running towards the stage (or as close as they could get), prompting security to do crowd control to prevent anybody from falling over. No matter, fans everywhere jumped, danced and bounced in their seats. Nothing was going to keep them from enjoying the concert.
The obvious crowd favourite was duo Donghae and Eunhyuk, who recently released their Korean single, ‘Growing Pains’. When the opening notes of the song were heard, fans reacted immediately with fervor. The pair’s camaraderie during ‘1 + 1 = Love’ was obvious as they pushed each other playfully, making for a lively stage.
Those were not the only new tracks performed during the concert. Recent hits by SJ- M members, Henry and Zhou Mi, also animated the crowd. Fans however, were regretful that their time on stage only lasted a mere three to four songs each.
SJ reserved their latest track ‘Mamacita’ for the encore, keeping spirits high before ending on a sentimental note with ‘From U’, which was dedicated to their fanbase, and ‘Haru’.
They even localised their introductions, inserting a “lah” or two occasionally, as well as lamenting about how envious they were that we could eat chilli crab anytime we wanted.
Siwon, who recently came to Singapore in February for the Dragon Blade promotional tour with Jackie Chan, proclaimed Singapore to be “the best place in the world”, and hoped that our hearts would never change.
How could you not love a band that evidently loves its fans back?
All in all, it was an explosive show that kept fans on the edge of their seats for the performances and surprises that followed—if you did not see the special Frozen performance, you definitely missed out. As always, a Super Show delivered spot on performances, laughter and sex appeal.
Well, Siwon did promise us that they would return to Singapore. Wait for Super Show 7, fans.
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