BABA #B1A4 Ep 19 : B1A4 리더 '진영' 생일 D-1 !! (Leader Jinyoung's birthday D-1!!)
B1A4 7 months after Japanese debut: "stepping into Arena" wasn't all- "sells out all seats" flame-like force
Group B1A4 successfully wraps up their first exclusive Arena concert in Japan.
B1A4 performed at Kobe World Memorial Hall on 26th to 27th January and at the Yokohama Arena on 29th to 30th- 4 concerts in total, packing all venues and made 30,000 fans go wild.
As a 7 month rookie group that made their debut in Japan on June last year, the officials of Japan were unanimous that selling out all seats for their Arena concert is very exceptional and so the group is receiving attention from the industry.
Starting off with “Beautiful Target” that received love from many fans, they performed “Sleep well goodnight” ,” Baby I’m Sorry”, “O.K” and passionately sang other tracks in Japanese. They heated up their Japanese fans who packed the venue with their original tracks included in their Japanese album- “Beautiful Lie”, “Tipping Point” and others.
Also, the special music drama corner that consists of dancing, singing and acting which was included during this tour alike their domestic concert received good reviews. The innovative attempts of each member for their individual stage made the corner stand out.
After wrapping up their concert B1A4 shared their thoughts, “It was an honor to be able to stand on the stage that we dreamed about since before our debut and because of our fans we were able to climb up this far. Even in the future, in order to return all the love you have given us, we will work harder and show a better side so we hope you would continue to watch over us.”
Meanwhile, B1A4 won “New Artist of the Year” and “Best 3 New Artists” during this year’s Japan Golden Disk Awards.
After successfully wrapping up their first Arena tour in Japan, B1A4 have started preparing for their next album and they are planning to meet their fans on February 16th through their first fan club opening party.
Source Credits: nate via Mochi Muffins @FLIGHTB1A4.com
Translation: Mochi Muffins @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
It was the 180 minutes that proved the B1A4's potentials as "The President of Girls".
On 8th, the quintet idol group B1A4 (Jinyoung, Baro, Sandeul, CNU, Gongchan) opened their first exclusive concert, "BABA B1A4" at Seoul Olympic Handball Stadium.
The reason why B1A4's concert is catching one's attention is because it's an exclusive concert opened only after debuting for about 500 days and after considering the fact that there are only a handful of boy groups in the domestic music industry that have the ability to open their exclusive concert, for a rookie group who hasn't even debuted for a full 2 year to hold their solo concert is an extremely exceptional case.
The biggest reason why B1A4 could open their exclusive concert this fast is because of their strong and firm formation of fandom which is solid enough to make them "The President of Girls". After debuting in April 2011, B1A4 gained more than 120,000 domestic fans, now boasting a solid fandom.
As if B1A4 was actually proving their solid fandom, tickets for "BABA B1A4" were sold out in 5 minutes and additional tickets were sold out in 10 minutes. Total of 11,000 tickets were all sold out and it was safe to said that all fans who visited their concert hall were teenage girls, showing overwhelming age groups and gender and proving that their nickname- "The President of Girls" was not an overstatement.
Furthermore, as if the five members of B1A4 were responding to their fans' anticipation they started their show with "Beautiful Target" and continued with their hit songs, "Bling Girl", "Because of you", "Tried to Walk" and received explosive cheering.
That's not all, B1A4 progressed their concert in an unique way called "Music Drama" along with the beauty of exclusive concerts- member's solo stages and surprise cross-dress stage and by preparing many various performances, they released their charms which they couldn't show their fans till now and made the concert more splendid and colorful.
Showing off their stage manners and live performance talent which are unlike any other rookie, after creating a 180 minutes full of passion and cheering, B1A4 said, "Standing on this stage feels like a dream and I'm happy." and continued "For us to open a concert after debuting a year and 8 month was only possible because of you guys.", not forgetting the appreciative words to their fans.
At present, most of the boy groups aim on fandom than popularity and B1A4 is selected as the most successful group to secure a solid fandom among the recently debuted groups.
For this reason, they receive criticism as a group that is only popular among a specific age group but the charms displayed by B1A4 on this day became a good reason why the girls fell for them.
Meanwhile, B1A4 held their first exclusive concert "BABA B1A4" on 8th and 9th at Seoul Olympic Handball Stadium for 2 days.
Article Credits: starN via nate + glynx @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
Translation: Mochi Muffins @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
Now, idols who are busy lip syncing to the songs composed for them by another musicians and dancing to their choreography don't exist. Passionately singing and ad-libbing to their self composed songs and great rapping skill. They even calmly handle unexpected situations and warmly hugged their fans. It was B1A4 who showed the definition of an evolved idol group.
On 8th this month at the Seoul Olympic SK Handball Stadium, group B1A4 (Jinyoung, Baro, Sandeul, CNU, Gongchan)'s first exclusive concert "BABA B1A4" was held. Total of 11,000 tickets were sold out for their 2 day concert from 8th to 9th and proved the super rookie B1A4's influence.
B1A4 performed "Tried to Walk", "Beautiful Target", "Sleep well, good night", "Baby I'm Sorry", including their unreleased tracks "I'm burning" and ""Would you like to sing together?" and more, selecting 24 tracks in total and created a splendid 180 minute stage. B1A4 who opened their exclusive concert after debuting for about 500 days started off the show with group stages completed by their teamwork and arranged solo stage moments to show off their own different charms.
◆ From cutie boys to strong men
Each member of B1A4 appeared on stage wearing matching white suits decorated with neon epaulets. The concert hall had a main and a center stage so the members constantly moved and kept the audience heated. With sorrowful voices and flashy group dance the members showed off their charisma but they casually revealed their adorable charms during the "Cutie Player" sequence.
The show consisted of "WE ARE B1A4" "NICE & SLOW" "Music Drama Section" "Surprise" "Burning to the Final" "ENCORE" and other corners, opening from singing, dancing to acting. It was during "Music Drama Section", when the members' challenged acting even though they are still inexperienced and presented the fans with different fun.
‘Music Drama Section’ connected to their solo time and Sandeul passionately sang Panic's "Left Handed" while CNU showed his mature aspect by performing Wheesung's "With Me" with a female dance partner. Baro easily rapped to "Just the two of us", Gongchan revealed his sweet and gentle mood with "Would you like to sing together?". Jinyoung performed "Be My Girl" with a female dancer and gave voluptuous vibe, CNU and Baro intensely performed "I'm burning".
◆ Of the Fans, For the Fans, By the Fans
B1A4 focused on customizing their concert for the fans. They thoroughly understood what their fans wanted and what were the charms they could appeal with. Inviting a fan randomly to stage, they presented her with special fan service. For only one fan they gave her infinite kindness and showered her with gifts, triggering jealousy and firmly winning the women's heart.
They transform into Girl's Generation through cross-dressing, presenting their fans with laughter. While dancing to Girl's Generation's "Genie" (Tell me your wish), B1A4 exposed their superior legs. Wearing white marine look and different color wigs, the members boasted their sensuous figure as a girl group.
During their ending and encore stage the members burst into tears that they were holding back and stimulated the sensitivity of their fans. B1A4 said, "We don't know how to react because this is our first exclusive concert that we all dreamed about. During our trainee days we always thought "Could I really debut?"" and continued, "I'm sorry because I can only tell you "thank you." Since I have good memory, I will remember all the audience. I love you.", making a grand finale of their exclusive concert.
Article Credits: tvreport via nate + glynx @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
Translation: Mochi Muffins @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
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