The Audience of 14,000 from Whole of Europe Got Excited!
It Proved SM’s Global Power!
Last 10th and 11th, ‘VISIT KOREA YEAR 2010-2012’ SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR in PARIS performed at ‘Le Zenith de Paris’ in Paris, France. The whole concert hall was filled with European fans and the concert ended very successfully.
This concert consisted of SM artists, such as TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x), who sang not only many hit songs, such as ‘Why (Keep Your Head Down),’ ‘Sorry Sorry,’ ‘Hoot,’ ‘Lucifer,’ ‘Pinocchio’ etc.’ but special stages that could only be seen at SMTOWN LIVE concerts. Also, there were solo stages that received great responses, such as Super Junior members Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Shindong and Heechul’s Beyonce, Lady Gaga parody stages, and a song from SHINee Onew’s opera, ‘Turandot,’ ‘Princess cannot sleep’. The concert was 3 hours long, and overall, very completed. This concert perfectly charmed the audience of 14,000.
The audience cheered excitedly when they saw the stars that they only saw through the screens, and enjoyed the performances. They also said ‘Thank you,’ ‘I love you’ and ‘Give us Super Junior, not pizza’ etc, with their not-perfect but witty Korean. The fans held up Korean flags and posters with pictures and names of members in all different colors. Not only this, but they also sang the lyrics and memorized the cheers that are spread throughout Asia, making it seem as though it wasn’t Paris, France, but more like Korea or other Asian concert places.
Especially, 98% of the audiences were Europeans from, of course, France, and England, Spain, Finland, Italy, Poland and many other countries. They held up the flags of their own nations, letting the stars know that the audiences were from many other countries. The audience sang the songs, also danced to it perfectly, uniting the stage and the audience into one.
To report this exciting atmosphere, there were many media masses such as the national broadcast of France 2TV, Arte TV, which is a French-Germany collaborated broadcast reporting culture, French weekly economy magazine l’espress etc. There were 20 mass media of Europe, but also Korea’s 3 broadcasting systems, renowned weekly magazines of Paris, Sankei Sports, Nitkan Sports, Fuji TV of Japan etc. There were mass media from all over the world, and once again SM and SM artists were able to prove their global powers.
Also, the highlights of these concerts will be uploaded to SM’s official YouTube channel, and through Facebook, several pictures were uploaded. This created a global issue, where fans from all over the world could enjoy the Paris performances. Also, just like Seoul concerts, there were family seating, where the whole family could enjoy the show, which received positive feedback from European families.
In addition, on this day, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x) prepared greetings and comments in French, receiving great response, and after the concert, the members of all teams have said, “We were surprised of the energy and heat of European fans. We were very happy and amazed to see the fans singing the Korean lyrics, dancing to it, and even chanting to the songs perfectly. The Korean flags all around the concert hall were very impressive and touching. We hope that through us Korean culture and Korea can be known”.
After the concert, the audiences were unable to leave due to their impression and excitement for the concert and one of the audience, David(22 year-old, French) said “ It was so great that I could not speak. I love all the 5teams who showed the performances and they are the best.” Caroline (21 year-old, Belgian) gave a heartwarming feeling with tears in her eyes and said “I’m so glad that I get to see the concert with my own eyes. Even though I was up all night after I arrived in Paris yesterday, I didn’t think that I was tired. It was such a fantastic performance. I hope they come to Europe more often and have concert.”
Meanwhile, this concert will be aired on July 2nd, as MBC 50 year anniversary special with the title of “SMTWON LIVE WORLD TOUR in PARIS.’ SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR will be held in Tokyo Dome in Japan, on 4th and 5th of September with 100,000 people.