This is CNBLUE’s first professional concert. Different from past concerts in Japan, the state of preparation, the quality, the contents, all were in different level. The performance, singing, sound, all were perfect, no regret at all. The stage was simple, just full of instuments, Jong Hyun had 4 guitars, Yong Hwa had 4 guitars too. So the stage was full. Min Hyuk’s drum looked really new, and I saw one thing new, a hanging xylophone(?). Stage decoration, special effects were not too much, just good. The video clip on the back screen made me tear. This program will be the program of Asian Tour. It’s great, a must-watch. It will be a black hole into CNBLUE, no exit.
Opening video, 4 black dots become bigger, to 4 members in black suits. They appeared in front of screen, came up from bottom, with black suits, looked sexy. They played Intro and Let’s go crazy. Korean fans sang along all songs, from Intro.
Yong Hwa: I was so nervous, I couldn’t sleep last night….
Jung Shin’ greeting: We’ve practiced really hard for today..
Yong Hwa: Don’t you say the words you always say? ‘Let’s play together’
Jong Hyun: Today I’m gonna say ‘Let’s enjoy together.’
Min Hyuk: Last night you prepared much longer ment than it. I helped you as a roommate.
Jung Shin: Uhhhh I forgot.
Yong Hwa: You couldn’t sleep last night!
Jung Shin: Uhh no
Jong Hyun: I slept well.
Jung Shin sang Love Revolution, not only rap, but also the 1st verse singing part. He did rap of ‘Ready N Go’ too.
Their guitars were all wireless. So they went around all over the stage. Yong Hwa came to Jung Shin’s position, but he couldn’t sing, because the mic was too high haha. He smiled. I laughed out loud. He couldn’t adjust it because he had to play the guitar. He adjusted it and sang. After Jung Shin came to his own position, he pulled it up again.
End of 1st part, ‘Teardrops in the rain’. At ending part, Jong Hyun sang by himself under single light. Others went in. Jong Hyun was so emotional. It was so touching. Best part for me. Jong Hyun Jjang!! After his singing, all fans were moved and shouted endlessly “Lee Jong Hyun!! Lee Jong Hyun!!” But he just went in without a word. Fans shouted “hey you cold city guy!” (It’s Jong Hyun’s nickname, cold city guy)
2nd part, opening video was members who were changing clothes. Jung Shin was buttoning white shirt. Fans shouted crazily.
After that video, 4 members appeared in front of screen, in all white suits. They looked like elegant prince charming.
They played an insturmental music then LOVE.
After part 2, fans were shouting “Encore!”
Suddenly a word ‘Fool’ was appeared on the sceen.
Then bg and video started. The bg was ‘arigato’ instrumental. And the video is of their FNC trainee days and Japan days.
Text appreared on the screen.
We are fool. We loved only music, we ran to here just for music.
You are fool. You became to like us. When we were hurt by cruel words, you cried before we do. You are fool.
It’s a song which a fool give to a fool.’
Yong Hwa came out by himself, white T-shirt, jeans, white neat hair band, playing acoustic guitar, singing ‘A song for a fool’.
Soon other members came out with T-shirt and jeans.
Then they started A song for a fool from the first again with full band version. It was so cool!
The lyric was shown on the screen, so all fans sang along.
Yong Hwa: I’ve teared 3 times. One was at the showcase, behind the screen. Second was when I finished lyric and composing of ‘One time’.
And the third is today, at rehearsal, When I saw this video for the first time.
Then why you guys didn’t cry? wasn’t it touching? (sulk)
We shouted, “We cried!”
Jung Shin said, “Don’t trust Yong Hwa’s tear, he is an actor.”
Fans sang along all songs, I also perfectly memorized all lyric, Korean, English and Japanese. Members were surprised and happy. When Jong Hyun started singing Sweet holiday, fans sang along, Min Hyuk was suprised then smiled so brightly.
Fans sang along ‘Let’s get it started’ and Umbrella too.
The last song was ‘One of a kind’, in the middle, only drum kept playing, others stopped and spoke goodbye words.
Yong Hwa said, “Min Hyuk, can you say goodbye?”
Min Hyuk kept playing drum, “Hak Hak Everyone! Hak Hak I love you!” It was so cute and sexy. He really drove fans go crazy.
After singing, membered wiped their sweat with CNBLUE towel, then threw it into audience.
Then they gatherd hands and shouted “Let’s all die yeah!”
The first time ever I saw them was last year Christmas, MV filming of I’m a loner. At that time, I saw them closely for 5 hours. I was shocked because they were so much handsome. So I thought I don’t need to be surprised to their looks any more. But today, I was surprised again. They became matured, skilled and manly.
At 2nd floor left side, there were Yong Hwa’s parents and his elder brother, and Jong Hyun’s parents and his elder sister. At right side, Min Hyuk’s parents and his elder sister, Jung Shin’s parents, 5 FT island members and former member Kwang Jin. That was originally empty space, put 20 chairs there. Regular seats were all occupied by fans, not one seat was used by the company. Yong Hwa kept flying wink, heart to his parents. Yong Hwa has same face as his mom. He was really windsome to his family. Yong Hwa has puppy’s face, while his brother looked manly (4 years older). Other members didn’t show any reaction to their family. (Jong Hyun didn’t call Appa). On the way out, I saw Jong Hyun’s elder sister closely. She was much taller than me, very small face, very big eyes. She made her up gorgeously. I thought she was a celebrity. But she called “Dad Mom” to Jong Hyun’s parents. Jong Hyun resembled his father. Fans said Min Hyuk’s elder sister was also so pretty, with smooth skin and pure beauty. (Their sisters are all pretty, that’s why their standards for women are high.)
The AX hall is small. It must be the smallest concert of CNBLUE. I’m happy I could join it today. Next concert will be 10 times bigger than this… I wonder how they can progress everyday…
Yong Hwa said today, “Do you remember our promise of being a grandpa band? I don’t know where we are going but you guys go with us to the end!”