Pioneer of the Hallyru wave, Kpop artist Se7en, who released his first best hits compilation album this month, held solo concert “Se7en 2012 concert in Japan: Se7en the best” on the 16th for the first time in 5 years in Japan. After fans battled to get tickets, 5000 fans gathered together for a night with Se7en filled with touching performances where 27 songs were performed with two encores.
It had been 5 years since his last concert which was held 7th July 2007 and fans waited anxiously. The concert started with the powerful dance track ‘Crazy’ as Se7en jumped out onto the stage in silver and red clothes. The concert hall shook from the screams from the fans as Se7en continued to perform “Better Together”, “Digital Bounce”, showing off his charisma. He then sang pop style songs “Love Again” and “Entrance”, heating up the atmosphere but showed his serious side and singing ability by performing such songs as “Last of Diary”, “I’ll be good to you (잘할게) and “Aitai”. Gummy was his special guest which he sang Alicia Keys’ “If I ain’t got you” with.
Towards the end of the concert, he sang “I know (난 알아요)” followed by “Passion” and made the audience move with him. In this heated atmosphere, he appeared in the audience with his debut song “Hikari”. Lastly, he said “this is not the end but a start” and sang “Startline”. With such a touching performance, fans cried for a second encore and Se7en appeared again singing “Entrance” again, ending a concert which lasted 2 and a half hours.
This was the touching concert which fans had waited so much for 5 years. As someone who built the foundations of the Kpop wave now, he showed a more powerful appearance compared to 5 years ago during this perfect performance. During the concert, he said “this concert may become a good memory” and indeed, his performance left a deep impression and touched all the fans who attended. Having been active in America and Japan, this concert was possible because it was him and we hope to relive this concert via DVD soon.
Translated by Cecilia