Recently on the 18th, the members of CNBLUE presented their ‘BLUESTORM‘ concert at the Olympic Hall in Seoul. It was their first Korean concert in ten months, and they proved that they have definitely grown as artists during that period.
The group’s performance was highly energetic, and the boys devoted the show completely to their fans. It did not take long for them to show the audience that they had acquired much experience and learned a lot in the time they were away, performing overseas.
They started off the concert off with “Intuition“, followed by “Ready N Go“, “Voice“, and without missing a beat, continued with “Love Girl“, “Love Revolution“, “Sweet Holiday“, et cetera. Fans were on their feet for the majority of time at the concert as the upbeat music continued without long breaks in between.
CNBLUE’s acoustic performance as well as the additional orchestra that was present proved that the group had further sharpened their musical talents. Songs like “Y, Why“, “Don’t Say Goodbye“, “Love Rides in the Rain“, and “Because I Miss You” were newly rearranged and performed for their fans.
They also sang some of their indies title tracks off their Japanese album such as “Lie“, and “Just Please” as a treat for their Japanese fans who crossed over to Korea to see them perform. They ended their performance with a re-vamped rock version of the smooth love song, “Love Light“.
CNBLUE boys are no longer ameteurs when it comes to performing on stage. Nothing about their concert that night seemed pre-orchestrated or even conventional. They were simply enjoying themselves and enjoying their music on stage. They did not need to try hard to engage their audience, and their fans seemed more eager and responsive at this concert than any other performance before it.
Their fans demanded an encore and so the boys ambitiously put on what rather seemed like another concert with four more songs – “I’m a Loner“, “Love“, “You’ve Fallen for Me“, and “Thank You“.
After it was all said and done, Jung Yong Hwa remarked to the audience, “I realized that we as performers need to enjoy ourselves on stage as well. I very much enjoy interacting with our fans through our performances- it’s a lot of fun.”
With this concert, CNBLUE officially kicked off their Asia Tour. They have a major debut planned to take place in Japan in the near future, and they also have their last concert as indie band scheduled on September 25th at the Yokohama Arena in Japan, in front of 15,000 fans.
Credit: leesa86 @ allkpop