The tour started off at Saitama Super Arena to the delight of 100,000 fans over the weekend. The Shawols in attendance not only came from Japan and Korea, but from Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and America too! Together, despite their cultural differences, they merged together as one as they lit up the arena, with lightsticks that were free for all attendees, to form a magnificent pearl aqua ocean.
After what seemed, to many, too long a wait, the heat and excitement was brought up to a whole new level as SHINee appeared on stage, with the dramatic lighting accentuating their tangible stage presence.
The outfits and props were one of the highlights of the three-day stop in Saitama. The dancers were seen wearing costumes shaped like mushroom cars, coffee cups, and apples. Fans were also left mesmerized by the variety of dashing blazers, vests and suits that SHINee donned for all three nights. During the encore performance, each member took a walk around the arena as they waved and high-fived the fans, bringing the concert experience closer to everyone at the arena. As expected, SHINee continued their tradition of water fights, from their very first concert tour. Shawols were hugely entertained by their unpretentious goofiness and playful antics. There was not a moment to be missed, as they got torn between watching Jonghyun push a towel into Onew’s face, or Minho wiping dirty towels unto Key, or Taemin being teased for his last scene in the Breaking News music video.
All in all, the three-day stop was an unforgettable experience for all Shawols who attended, and we wish SHINee the best of luck for the rest of the tour!