The rising stars of Hallyu, INFINITE, finally held their first solo concert at Seoul Olympic Park on February 11th.
The concert, titled ‘Second Invasion’, saw the boys show off all they had to offer to a sold out stadium that consisted of fans from not only Korea, but overseas as well.
As reported earlier, this concert was sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale. Despite not being able to obtain a ticket, overseas fans flew in to still partake in the experience. They were seen hanging around the venue throughout the concert, and one fan revealed, “We came so that we could at least listen to the sounds.”
The concert kicked off with old favorites like “Come Back Again” and “Hysterie”. The members then greeted the fans, stating, “We are so thankful that so many of you came to our first solo concert… Please enjoy the concert up to the very last minute.”
To better engage with their fans, the members used the passageway between the stage platforms as they performed their hearts out, and stirred the crowd into a frenzied state with their perfectly synchronized choreography.
In addition to their popular songs, the members also brought out tracks that haven’t been as widely promoted, such as “Tic Toc”, “Wings”, and “Fixed Star”.
INFINITE also brought out their individual stages. L and Sungjong teamed up for a remake of “That I’ve Lived Next To You” with L crooning to the audience in his mellow voice as Sungjong accompanied him on the piano; leader Sunggyu brought out his solo track, “Because”; Dongwoo andHoya, the hip hop line of the group or ‘INFINITE H’, brought out their swag with “Crying” and “You Look Well”; followed by Woohyun who gave an emotional performance of “Time” .
Although each member impressed the crowd, the most shocking or hilarious performance of the night came from Sungjong and Sungyeol with their rendition of “Trouble Maker”. Fans expected to see Sungjong dress up as HyunA, but it was actually Sungyeol who tranformed into a “sexy girl” with his long wig and a short red dress. Sungjong took on Hyunseung‘s role and displayed his more masculine side.
During the second half of the performance, the members belted out their latest hits. Singing “White Confession (Lately)”, the members tossed Valentine’s Day presents into the crowd, and teased, “In addition to the present we’ve handed out today, we have another Valentine’s Day present for you… We can’t reveal it yet, but you’ll all know on the 14th.”
When “Be Mine” came on, fans were heard loudly chanting in unison to the rhythm of the song – making it a moment where the artist and audience became one.
As the concert came to a close, tears were seen in the members’ eyes as they said their last comments. Seeing the members tear up, the audience shouted “Don’t cry.”
The members expressed, “This was such a happy and heart-fluttering time. We hope you will continue to cheer us on.” They made the fans laugh as they warned, “Don’t cheat on us until we come back.”
“We will try harder in the future and show you a group that has grown,” said the group as they launched into the encore songs “Julia” and “Voice of My Heart”.
In addition to all the performances, the boys also shared a special treat with the fans who attended the concert. The footage showed the members teaming up as couples to participate in various games involving mouth to mouth! The couples were: Hoya & Dongwoo (‘Yadong’ couple), L & Sungyeol (‘Sooyeol’ couple), and Woohyun & Sunggyu (‘Jjiggraegi’ couple).