it was during the encore and it was just emotional

Project Update

we are aware that fairly local was not played tonight, opening night of the tour. unless the setlist is changed and it is added, we must have a backup plan. the backup plan is to hold up the signs during goner. we feel that besides fairly local, goner best represents our project. it is the last song on blurryface and the last song from blurryface that they play during the encore. we want everyone to feel united as the few, the proud, and the emotional, knowing that we defeated our blurryfaces, even if just for one night. although we hope fairly local is added to the setlist, we feel like the project will still be successful if the signs are held during goner. feel free to ask us any questions you have! we want to make sure everything is clear for you guys!

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the encore was like melon daesang x10. jonghyun wouldn’t stop crying and even taemin lost control over his emotions.

in one of the vcrs shinee went “undercover” (dressed as women) to a “shinee academy” where fans are trained to be saesangs. undercover shinee can’t keep up with the stamina of the academy fans but they somehow graduate…, and then they get caught.

during “colors of the season” they stood on tiny platforms that extended straight up. it looked so dangerous. they had a handle bar to hold on to but i just wanted them to come down as soon as possible.

after the encore, shinee took turns speaking and jjong cried but, when it was key’s turn and he cried, jjong teased him for it.

love” was the last song and it had a full orchestra (even a harp) as expected. they asked shawols to sing. it was their white day special and, after “love” ended, we raised the colored paper banners (most shinee color, some yellow) and they spelled: “thank u shinee.”

the lightsticks (watches) were really impressive. the way they were programmed to change colors depending on the member singing and the song. speaking of light watches, after the encore, jonghyun asked if the staff would turn down the lights so he could see the view again, and cried. (source: fodfran)

jonghyun cried many times. he first started during the ballad set and the waterworks kept flowing at the end too.

everyone was deeply touched by the fan message. everyone was crying. jonghyun asked the lights be dimmed to see the pearl aqua sea.

jonghyun instructed fans on how to sing the “la la la” part of “déjà-boo”. he had the shinee suit on and the contacts to match! (source: missezri)

The band as a whole also exhibited more confidence and proficiency whilst frontman Matt Healy’s vocals were cleaner and more self-assured than ever before. Healy jauntily covered all areas of the stage, interacting with all parts of the arena. His carefree charisma made him an endearing frontman to watch, particularly when he took a sip from his glass of wine or lit a roll-up during the fidgety instrumental-dominated Menswear. Every movement was effortlessly cool, well-timed and sent the crowd into meltdown.

Throughout the show, it was clear that Healy and the crowd fed off each other and it worked beautifully. “We’ve invested in screens so you don’t have to. Just for this song, I want you to put your phones away,” he declared before an emotional performance of Me. Needless to say, not one phone was visible during the track. It was a significant moment which reinforced Healy’s ability to engross an audience.

The evening culminated with a perfect crowd-rousing trio of songs for the show’s encore. The audience were captivated during the tender Medicine before launching into a wild frenzy during Chocolate and Sex.

It was a privilege to be present at one of the most spectacular shows ever held in an intimate venue and I for one believe this is still only the beginning for The 1975.

—  The Verse review of The 1975 at Brighton 11.26.15 [x]