Friday, 26 March 2010

Review: Super Junior Super Show 2 concert in Malaysia – Part 2

Photos by Orchid

Liz K-popped, who was at Super Junior’s Super Show 2 in Malaysia, continues her review on the sell-out concert. The show, which is currently the talk of the town, seems to have breathed new life into the Korean wave (Hallyu) in Malaysia.

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Talk of the town: SuJu' Super Show 2 has gotten the local press a buzzin'

정말 감사합니다 수퍼주니어!

Read Part 1 here.

Press play – Disc 2

Fan service: Donghae (left) and Siwon check each other's breath



After singing another one of their faster hits (Twins), Super Junior slowed things down with Our Love. The boys were rather playful during this bit as Sungmin brought out a video cam to record his friends while they sang their parts. Heechul, the diva of the group, pushed Kyuhyun to the side and dominated the stage during the latter’s part. Fans screamed in delight.

Things got weird when the boys covered Peter, Paul and Mary’s Puff the Magic Dragon.

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Playtime: SuJu boys relive their childhood days

While poor Kyuhyun (I like this guy, he’s so hardworking…and he’s the youngest of the lot at 22!) sang the kiddie song (pic, far left), the boys, led by Heechul in a green dragon suit, fooled around behind him in large insect / animal costumes (pic, centre). It looked like the boys were in a children’s programme.

Eunhyuk, while wrestling with a snake (pic, right), did the famous Kara butt dance for Mister. The fans, again, went wild.

Next, five of the singers namely Shindong, Eeteuk, Kyuhyun, Donghae and Eunhyuk busted some moves for the dance interval before Henry took centre stage again (minus violin) with his self-composed Sick of Love.

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Heartfelt: Siwon is "a flower quickly fading, a wave tossed in the ocean, a vapor in the wind"

Siwon popped out for his solo wearing his faith on his sleeve when he belted out Who Am I (by Casting Crowns). The 23 year old commendably sang in English…but honestly, it was difficult to make out what he was singing, except for the pre-chorus which got me singing along.

Next, ELFs were thrilled when SuJu M, including Zhou Mi, sang their Mandarin songs Blue Tomorrow and Super Girl.

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Message: Donghae calls everyone ELF

A sweet moment followed in Shining Star as the boys got to really connect with fans. Sitting on stools at strategic locations all across the stage, the boys serenaded the crowd while soaking in their fans’ love.

What a touching moment, so much so that Eeteuk (the group’s leader) ended up in tears.

Yup, take it all in guys, take it all in. SuJu has sure come a long way since debuting in 2005.

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Shining moment: Soaking in the fans' love

ShiningStar
Relaxed: Siwon (left, from my view) & Sungmin (Orchid's view) during Shining Star

After a smokin’ R&B Sorry Sorry – Answer video interlude, the boys – looking absolutely dashing in white suits – appeared on stage again for their latest hit Sorry, Sorry.

By then, the energy had somewhat fizzled and SuJu didn’t quite nail the song. It was bland. For a kick from that track, I suggest watching the music video.

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Sorry, Sorry: There was no oomph to the song

Things got weirder when five of the boys dressed up as girls – with Heechul leading the way (of course) – to parody labelmate f(x). They sang Chu.

From boys to...girls?: Parodying f(x) and having a
lot of fun with it

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Sweeties take the stage: Ryeowook (left) and Heechul in their feminine get up

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Strut: Heechul (left) and Siwon pretend they are on the catwalk

The show became self-indulgent when the boys seemed more interested in fooling around than performing. It was soon a blur of shoving and prancing around on stage. The concert ended with Pajama Party but SuJu returned for 3 encores.

The encore was a whirlwind of props and costumes as the boys brought out their water guns, fuzzy animal hats and mechanical toys. It officially turned into a super carnival (just like their song, huh?). I glazed over.

Something fishy: 'Dude, I found Nemo! He's on your head.'

Point and shoot: 'Where's Super Blast on this thing?'

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Funky: 'Yeah, I don't look dumb, I just got a fish on me head.'

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Attention: The SuJu boys are preoccupied by a wound up Teletubby
and mechanical cymbal-banging monkey

SuJu then gave a shout out to all their Asian fans – Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and even China were represented at the concert. For the heck of it Siwon asked “America?” and the crowd did not respond which prompted him to say: “Asians are one.”

Eeteuk then mentioned that the group is working on their 4th album and asked the fans to go: “사집 대박” (The 4th album will be awesome) and asked Siwon to tell the fans (in Siwon’s English): “(We) appreciate about coming to our concert.”

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Pirate: Siwon is happy to be the master of the seas

Awww, we appreciate you guys for coming to Malaysia too, but maybe next time, less fooling around onstage towards the end and finish the show strong.

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Final message: 'Yeah, we need to relieve stress after working so hard.'

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Gotcha!: 'Ha ha ha...you're IT'

The SuJu boys ended their Super Show 2 in Malaysia with the fan-pleasing Marry U. Oh, thank you very much…but I don’t know you that well ;-).

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Farewell: The SuJu boys take their final bow, along with Henry (black pants, cap)
and Zhou Mi (black shirt) of SuJu M

Stop

Related:
Review: Super Junior Super Show 2 concert in Malaysia – Part 1

Super Junior’s Super Show 2 press conference in Malaysia


Other noteworthy SuJu stories by K-popped!:
Super Junior on the Red Carpet (2008 MTV Awards Asia)
Super Junior’s press conference at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards


20 Comments:

xXrucciXx said...

enjoyed reading it =)

nur said...

AHHH~! thanks fr the pictures, really enjoyed it!

thnks k-popped!~

Miss Healerzz said...

LOL the purpose of them fooling around a lot is to serve the fans of seeing them; maybe you'd like to watch their past reality shows where they proved being idols could mean them being dorks too.

I'm sure most fans enjoyed and prefer of seeing them being a lot laid back then getting all stressed out trying to perform :)

Oh, you've taken a lot of gorgeous photos too! Thanks a lot for the unbiased view :D Really appreciate it!! K-POPPED Jjang! ^^

|| Lyññ || said...

ANOTER HUGE LOVE for this post~~ Great work guys... I really like yr concert reviews =)

hehe... Well, I prefer them to fool around on stage rather than just performing... Fooling around means shows their dorky side and also it provides fan service or fan interaction =) My opinion though~~

Ah, they shud come back for another concert~~ I keep listening to their concert album now... lol... the more I listen,the more I like them~~ hehe...

Payad said...

agreed with the other girls. I enjoyed the times when they play around among themselves and with fans. That's what make them differ from the other performer. I felt the love.

but I do agree the sorry sorry part was not a bomb. I was expecting more.Sorry sorry was such a hit they should nail it but they didnt. It didnt leave any impact. too bad huh.

-XioN- said...

"Heechul, the diva of the group, pushed Kyuhyun to the side and dominated the stage during the latter’s part. Fans screamed in delight."
It was Shindong.. not Heechul...

then.. i prefer to see them goofing off then ending it powerfully.. tat's the real suju.. they're dorks.. they're funny.. they entertain people... they're different from other artists.. thats why i like them.. :D

good write up on them.. hope this will be an open door for more korean artist to come and more holes in my pocket.. lol..

Orchid said...

For more awesome Super Junior concert pics, go to Kar Heng's blog!

SUPER SHOW, MALAYSIA

http://compozitions.blogspot.com/2010/03/busy-busy-busy.html

MORE SUJU

http://compozitions.blogspot.com/2010/03/click-to-enlarge-images.html

FEATURED SUJU SHOTS

http://compozitions.blogspot.com/2010/03/featured-super-junior-shots.html

zalilah said...

thanks for the reviews..i enjoy reading it.

my opinion~i like them laid back while performing..me as audience feel more connected with them..just my opinion and overall worth the money.if they comeback for next concert i'm sure i'll be there

karheng said...

Thanks for the heads up and the links Orchid!

Perhaps I should learn to name my posts properly. LOL!

marbleberry said...

"Eunhyuk, while wrestling with a snake (pic, right), did the famous Kara butt dance for Mister. The fans, again, went wild"

I thought it was RyeoWook who did the butt dance...? EH had red hair, and from the picture, it didn't look quite red... Any ELFs who were at the SS2 can clarify...?

christy said...

actually the one that pushed kyuhyun away from our love is shin dong.. hee chul wasnt there while singing ourlove..

the one that did mister butt dance was ryeowook.. not eun hyuk..

well i love how they end the show with their playful side.. anyway thanks for writing this up...

whistbassist said...

yup the one who did the butt dance was ryeowook. i was right in front of him @ pitt B..

-Y*Ling- said...

the one that mentioned America is Donghae.......

Liz said...

Thanks for all the comments, friends.

Yup, so many things were going on I was bound to make some errors.

If you enjoyed reading my reviews, do pick up the April 15-30 issue of Galaxie magazine. I have written a more concise review of the SuJu concert in Malaysia for the mag.

If you don't like my reviews, just go get it as well...and you can tear out the page and stomp on it...or something :-P

nadizzle said...

Can I just ask, how were you able to take photos? I mean werent the security strict about that? I'm going to the Super Show 2 concert this April 10 and I'm hoping I can bring my camera. Thanks :)

Liz said...

Hi nadizzle, for the SS2 in Malaysia, the organizers allowed fans to bring in cameras, but they advised against flash photography. So many fans got to take pics :-).

K-popped! was part of the Malaysian media invited for the concert so we had the opportunity to get some nice shots :-).

Sitti said...

Hey I love reading your overall view but the Show was supposed to be like that towards the end, just like how they did for their Super Show 1..its the concept of getting closer to E.L.F..just wanted to tell you ofthe concept of the Show..

Any how! Bought the magazine!! Loving the pictures you posted on the net!

Liz said...

Thanks for the support Sitti!

Ria said...

hi.. nice review..just browsed around and found yours..actually am in the mid of research here. since am thinking to go to SS3, just wondering, based on you and/or other attendant of SS2, where will be the best spot to watch? am talking abt short girl, 5'2" height only ^__^. I'll fly all the way from Indonesia and just wish to have best view to memorize, esp the memory of Kyu as am a big fan of him. just need to know which seat which I can watch Kyu the most often :)
btw, can you write down the review of SS3 previously held @ other country?
thanks. !

Orchid said...

Hi Ria,

Thanks for dropping by!

If the concert is held at the same venue, then you will get a view of the stage from anywhere you sit. You just need to pay more for a closer view.

 

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