Winner "The Circle 2022"
Finally, after three long years, Winner held a concert again. This must be certainly visited two times.
On the first day, I decided to attend the concert with a friend, so we arranged to meet at 1 PM. Soon after receiving official items, I entered a lucky draw, but I ended up with the same thing as my friend.
The concert tickets looked great. It would have been more convenient if a ticket holder were included as an official gift item like they were when the tickets were made of paper in the past.
Day 1 (Seat #10 in Row 2 of Section B2)
As of Day 1, I was assigned Seat No.10 in Row 2 of Section B2. Despite how the photo makes it seem, the stage was rather close. Please have it in a larger hall next time so that we can jump all over the place.
"Long time no see! How have you been?"
This slogan is a part of the song "We Were". Isn't that what the fans and Winner wanted to ask each other??
It was great having a conversation with the fellow fan next to me before the show, and it was enjoyable to shout together throughout the performance.
The Concert Begins
This is how Winner's concerts always begin. The music video "Island" was released following the most recent song. In the closing moments of the music video, the lights went out and the concert hall's speakers went boom. That was pretty amazing.
I think it is incredible and really hard for K-pop stars to perform 37 songs in three hours. Compared to other performers in YG entertainment, three hours is a lengthy time, but please throw in some videos and extra commentary in between, then you can easily keep us entertained for much longer than 3hours. lol
I enjoyed seeing Jinu perform on stage with Mino for the first time, but when he sang "Dduk," it was kind of heartbreaking. Jinu's voice sounds great in this song.
When Seungyoon was singing the song "IYAH" with the fans, he became very emotional.
It was also awesome that a national team member joined Hoony in his flamenco dancing. I heard that they just put in three hours of practice time, but the result was great.
The encore performance was also amazing. They came up to the 2nd floor and this allowed me to get a close look at Hoony and Jinu.
During the encore, two men got up and danced in front of us, despite the bodyguard's efforts to stop them. To everyone's surprise, it turned out that it was Eunhyuk and Donghae, members of SuperJunior.
Seungyoon & Mino
Hoony & Jinu
It had been such a long time, so I was so excited that I screamed and jumped around violently with joy.
The ending credits are always sad to watch.
On the second day, I made it to the "Life Four Cut" Photo booth at 14:40, just in time to snap an instant photo before it closed at 15:00. I had to wait almost an hour and wanted to give up in the middle. While waiting in line a man was carrying a mobile phone and taking photographs and it turned out that Hoony had asked his staff to do so.
At 16:50, the band started playing the song "Island," marking the official start of the show.
Apart from the encore, Hoony stated that the performance would be identical on both days; everything was the same, which was a little bit disappointing.
On the 2nd day of the concert, Kim Jinu attempted to extend his comment during his solo performance, and Kang Seung-yoon appreciated it. lol
Seungyoon, singing together with the fans the song "Instinctively"
We all loved Hoony's stage performance; during the song "Serenade', he asked us to stand up.
The song "Trigger" by Minho was also fantastic.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been assigned seats in the opposite section for two days of this concert.
While I was able to get very close to Hoony and Jinu on the 1st day, I was able to go even closer to Mino and Seungyoon on the 2nd day.
It might have been possible to high-five if my seat had been at the absolute end of the corridor, but I missed out by only three seats. The song "Go Up" nearly brought me to tears. I never thought they'd sing "Go Up"
The concert is still fresh in my mind. I was overjoyed for two days, and I screamed so loudly that I almost lost my voice.
Time : 2022.04.30 - 2022.05.01
Location : Seoul Olympic Park
Instagram : @winnercity
Writer : cnkyg99
Special thanks to cnkyg99
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