Disclaimer: I am a huge Jongup fan. Monster huge. I love the kid so much I want to put him in my pocket. When I hear the Frozen soundtrack, I think of him because I know he loves the movie so much. I love him so much I actually want to know stuff like this about him.
Do you understand my love?!
So, because I’m sort of a fan of his (just a little), I thought my recap of Tuesday night’s B.A.P concert would be heavy on the Jongup bias. But nope! You know why? Because of THIS guy:
But let’s start at the beginning…
My daughter and I had sixth row pit tickets, which was a huge upgrade from the balcony seats we had for B.A.P last year. But we were pleasantly surprised to find out that security would let us stand near the stage! So our sixth row seating became second row standing! I was ridiculously happy, and the concert hadn’t even started yet!
And then it did.
The lights went dark and my heart jumped into my throat. The sad violin of the first notes of One Shot burst through the venue, amongst the high-pitched screams of the audience, and I lost it. The crying, hyperventilating, shaking kind of “lost it.” I kept recording, partly to calm my nerves, but my video came out kind of blurry. It’s hard to notice picture clarity through tears you know.
The boys of B.A.P were gorgeous! All six of them! I calmed down slightly to watch the next couple of songs after One Shot: Badman and Power. It was during Badman that I realized Daehyun was the one to watch. I mean, I loved him before this, but his performance demanded attention. So I gave it to him.
After a few minutes for costume changes, the boys came back for the love songs. Oh my. First Love Sick, off their most recent CD, First Sensibility. I didn’t realize how much I loved this song until I saw leader Yongguk dance so adorably to it.
Then the one-two punch of Coffee Shop and Body Roll. I mean, Body & Soul. I’m still wondering how I survived that. The fan service!–literally–as the boys actually served coffee drinks to a few lucky fans. These boys know how to charm their BABYz (the fandom name).
And my baby boy Jongup sang a variation of Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Aagh! That was worth the price of the tickets alone!
And Body & Soul. Oh. My. Goodness. The body rolls and writhing around just about killed every fangirl in the house. Except for me. I don’t succumb to base things like that. What? Are you laughing?
Another costume change, and then the boys came out again. This time, to perform Punch, No Mercy and Bang x2. And that is when I fell in love with Daehyun. Oh, and Youngjae too. These boys give great fan service.
For all three songs, Youngjae was so close to us! Doing all the boy-band-concert requirements such as the wink, the stare, the sly smile, and the lip bite. And I fell hard for it! No shame here!
Oh, and my little Jongup gave me (my camera) attention too. During No Mercy, he looked right into the lens and smiled. And gave the muscle-man arms to me. Yes. Only me. (I kid)
But Daehyun! Ugh! The boy had me screeching like a banshee. Of course I didn’t get that part–because that would just be too perfect and perfect rarely happens to me–but Daehyun came right up to me and sang into my camera! Right into it! And then he winked…and walked away. It was the best! But my camera decided to be out of focus just at that perfect time. Thanks, camera!
Ugh! But my camera recovered, and I got the rest of Bang x2
Wow! Was I glad for the costume change that came after those three songs! I needed time to recover!
And then it was time to die all over again. They came out and sang Rain Sound. The nerve of them! I love that song!
After that song, I didn’t have time to get my bearings because baby boy came out…all by himself.
Why does he like to hurt me so?
Someone said the next song was Save Me, but I honestly can’t remember anything after Jongup’s solo. Seems like an appropriate title for a song to be played after Jongup’s open shirt ending though.
Another costume change–during which a VCR of the boys teaching us a cute dance played–and then the party section of the concert began. I gave up trying to record, so I could dance, jump, and wave my arms around like a fool. Plus security was hating me and not allowing me to record or risk getting thrown out. So, I took a break. Ugh. I took pictures instead.
Youngjae singing his little heart out.
They sang Check On, Excuse Me and SPY before chatting a bit in English. Ahhh! Their English is adorable!
Then they went into a medley/mash-up of some of my favorite songs: Hurricane, Dancing in the Rain, Stop It, and Crash. I danced so much I forgot to hit record on my camera! Curses!
Another costume change, and then it was time for their most recent single, 1004 (Angel). I love the choreography so much in this song. Jongup and Zelo are stand outs.
One more quick change, and then it was time for the last song. B.A.P’s debut song, their very first release, Warrior. I seriously sang along so loudly, I’m glad I didn’t record this. You would’ve heard my poor attempt at singing in Korean, rather than their beautiful voices.
And then it was time to say goodbye. Sadly, it was over far too soon. They performed about 20 songs, but I could have watched them perform another 20.
B.A.P was spectacular live. Professional, talented, playful, and charming. These boys have it all. I look forward to seeing their growing success in the future. I will follow them through it all.
With you forever, B.A.P! BABY for life!
B.A.P Yes Sir!