Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Concert Report: SuperM in LA February 1, 2020

Ten, Baekhyun, Lucas, Taemin, Taeyong, Kai, Mark

Two weeks after seeing SEVENTEEN, we were back on the road again to see a new group called SuperM. This is a group made up of guys from four different already well established groups... to create this super group. It's a new idea they are trying just to see what happens and to hopefully make a big kpop splash here in the U.S. This group, while part of a huge company in South Korea, is actually being funded and backed by a record label (Capitol Records) in  Hollywood. So they debuted the group here (in LA) last October. It was awesome.

Anyway, so they only have five songs, but have already gone on tour in November/December and then back again in February. Finally it was our (by our I mean LA because I guess that's who I identify with these days!) turn!!

This groups includes:

Taemin from SHINee
Baekhyun and Kai from EXO

Mark and Taeyong from NCT 127

Lucas and Ten from Wayv

They are all amazing. I have no words to describe them. Ten is an out of this world dancer. Baekhyun is an out of this world power singer. Taemin is already a legend and has been around doing this thing since he was 15 years old. Taeyong is too beautiful to be real. Lucas is a huge 6 foot tall baby teddy bear. Mark is a Canadian/Korean power rapper. And Kai...is seriously the master of duality. (Taeyong too actually. Taemin too actually.)

Anyway. Toto and I were very excited to see them. This time we met up with friends and shared an airbnb together and drove to the concert together, forgoing the lyft thing and seeing how driving our own cars went. P.S. It went well. It's expensive, but we would have paid the same or more getting a Lyft there and back. Transportation... always the big stress!

So two weeks later, we found ourselves back at The Forum again, but this time in the cheaper higher up seats. I was disappointed about that, the The Forum isn't that huge so I hoped it was okay. Still. It was hard to see them without looking at the jumbotron. Sigh. I've been spoiled that is for sure.

Our audience wasn't as nice this time either. We had a lot of very obnoxious screamers. People who stand at top of the arena there on the back row and literally scream the guys' names over and over again with the expectation that they will ACTUALLY hear them and look up. Right. And they scream over the guys when they talk, and when they sing soft balled-y songs, and just... the ENTIRE time.

I am getting tired of audiences like this. But what to do about it?

Anyway. The boys were FABULOUS. They sang all five of their songs of course... with their solo performances in between. Which meant that it was actually a very short concert. That was a little sad too, but every minute of it was perfect. Seeing the solo songs and dances they had prepared was so fun. And seeing some iconic songs live was just crazy.

Here's our video vlog of it all:

But here's what their MV is like, a bit better than the footage I can capture with my phone! This is Jopping, which is the song they ended with:


The next day, we got up and drove all the way back home in a day. These concert experiences are so fun, but very exhausting, and when we drive like we have done these past two times... it's a three day long adventure with driving nearly the whole time.

This is the last concert in the queue until the end of April. Unless something else comes up!

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