They are probably deemed as South Korea’s most popular boy band around the world today and if there was a breakthrough song that made them rise to fame it would be their “washing-hand” song (because of the dance move), Sorry Sorry.Credit: TODAYonline | By: Amanda Lee
You don’t even have to be a Super Junior fan or a Korean-pop lover to know them – they are that famous. The South Korean boy band rocked the Singapore Indoor Stadium over the weekend with their two-day sold-out concerts, Super Junior World Tour: Super Show 4 (SS4), as more than 11,000 fans – mostly girls – screamed their lungs out.
Unlike last year’s Super Show 3, also held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the stage for SS4 was slightly different. “For SS4, the stages comprises of more movable stages which not only makes it more dynamic and dramatic, but even more visually appealing,” explained Super Junior’s leader, Leeteuk at a press conference held before the concert on Sunday.
Once the lights were dimmed, you could feel the unified atmosphere among the fans. The entire stadium turned into a sea of sapphire blue as fans waved their blue glow sticks in a rhythmic manner. The nine-member South Korean boy band, donning fanciful suits, kicked off their concert with their opening salvo, Superman. Special appearances by F(X)’s Sulli and Amber also spruced up the night. Together they performed the song, Oops, during which a visual display of Kim Heechul (the member of Super Junior who enlisted in the army late last year) drove some fans to tears.
Also on the menu: Henry Lau, a member of one of Super Junior’s sub-group, Super Junior M, who kicked off the solo-performance segment with the song, Billionaire. Other members kept the audience in awe with their individual performances, such as Kyu Hyun playing the harmonica to the tune of Isn’t She Lovely, Ryeo Wook singing Moves Like Jagger, and Shin Dong’s comical interpretation of 4-Minute’s Hyuna’s Bubble Pop and Trouble Maker. The South Korean boy band also performed a couple of their recent hits such as Mr Simple and A-Cha.
Like all other Super Junior concerts, the stage allowed for close interaction between the Korean idols and their fans, with some members of the group standing on raised platforms so that they could greet their fans. Towards the end of the concert, Leeteuk burst into tears when they sang Our Love, touched as he was by the show of support from the fans in Singapore.
After three hours and 36 songs, Super Junior wrapped up the concert with the song, Destiny, as they went around the stage bidding goodbye and saying thank you to fans at the Indoor Stadium. It was a befitting finale – for Super Junior member Leeteuk, this world tour will be his last as he is set to enlist in the armed forces later this year, making this the last time fans here can see him in action.
Still, he promised: “It is not the end, as soon as I am out of the army, I will (rejoin the group).”
Well, his fans can have something to look forward too. AMANDA LEE