On December 21st, SHINee conquered the stage with tons of surprises at the SMTOWN Week: SHINee - The Wizard Concert. The boys were the first SM artists to kick off the special week and also the first to have their concert sold out. The event was held at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX).
The concert started with the SM Rookies as the opening act, performing a few of their seniors’ songs before SHINee’s Key finally took the stage. Fans were definitely delighted to see Key do a magical trick, in which he made the four other members appear on stage. After the mind-blowing introduction, the boys finally began the real show and performed ‘Hitchhiking’ and ‘Nightmare’. The performance was met with high enthusiasm as the tracks were sung live for the first time. It was then followed by their title songs, ‘Dream Girl’ and ‘Sherlock’ before a VCR started playing to give time for an outfit change.
The next performance definitely heated up the show as Jonghyun and Key appeared on stage dressed up as sexy and charismatic versions of Santa Clause. They formed a duo, singing and rapping for their special stage. The maknae of SHINee, Taemin, showcased his self-composed song which brought a smile to the fans faces while, the leader of SHINee took the stage and sung his solo, ‘In Your Eyes’. Lastly, Onew and Minho with special guest, Joon Hyun Moo performed the classic songs like Macarena and Billy Jean, making the crowd go wild with laughter.
The many surprises of SHINee didn’t end there as the boys sung a new version of ‘Sleepless Night’. It was then followed by another track to make its first live performance, ‘Honesty’, a song written by Jonghyun to the fans, and a ballad from their first mini-album, ‘In My Room’. The five shining members also showcased their Japanese songs, ‘Run With Me’ and ‘Dazzling Girl’.
A hilarious VCR then played after the performance in which the members of SHINee parodied the famous fairytale, ‘Wizard of Oz’. Onew acted as the Tin Man, Jonghyun as Dorothy, Key as the Wicked Witch of the West, Minho as the Scarecrow, and Taemin as the Cowardly Lion. SHINee went back onstage to treat the fans with a few more performances, stopping with ‘Everybody’ for a brief speech to thank the fans for supporting the event.
SHINee then performed ‘Green Rain’ and ‘Colorful’, two more tracks they performed live for the first time and ended the amazing concert with one of their hit ballads, ‘Selene 6.23’.
Written by: ibreatheparadox @ shineee.net