we just wanted to take the time to say thank you for making shinee world v in usa 2017 such a successful tour all around. although we brought shinee to the u.s. twice last year for the fanmeets, this was the first time ever that the group was able to perform on stage for its u.s. shawols as part of a full solo concert.
for some fans, shinee is the first group that introduced them to k-pop, and many more have walked this 9-year long journey with the group since the beginning. we know that a good number of u.s. shawols waited years to finally see the members perform live in concert, so seeing your enthusiasm, smiles, and tears of joy on the day of the shows was such a great gift to us as the company hosting this tour.
we want to thank the crowds in dallas and la for your unmatched passion and energy throughout the entire show. it was a full house at 6,000+ in each city, our biggest crowd yet, and the u.s. shawols did an amazing job at showing shinee all the love they can possibly show. the members were amazed by the overwhelming response.
thank you also to the five shining members of shinee, s.m. entertainment, dream maker entertainment, #shineeworldinusa crew and staff, venue / security staff, and our volunteers / street team. everyone played a huge role in making this tour one for the books.
thank you all again, and we hope to see you at our next tour in may! <3
the subk team
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PRE-SHOW: The Goods Line & Trading @ Sunshine City 5/25
In my research of Japanese concerts and seiyuu events, I learned about goods sales typically happening before the show. I noticed people mentioned that you could line up any time before doors opened, there wasn’t a set time that the merch tent would ~open for business~. Sometimes there was order forms, sometimes not. Either way, you’d be waiting a while to get your stuff before the actual concert. I spent a good few weeks trying to mentally prepare myself to get to Met Life Dome on the first train out, trying to figure out a schedule, make sure I was super rested for a really really longggggg daaaay.
Of course, for 6th Stage, with such anticipation of getting goods, the staff decided to make a separate event over several days leading up and including the live weekend to join the queue at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro for the majority of the available merch. This…..threw a wrench in my planning! Just when I thought I had a whole day to dedicate to 6th Stage, I now realized the first thing I was ever ever ever going to do in Japan…….was going to stand in line. For hours. To try and buy merchandise. Of fictional idol groups.
My copy of Niklas Kvarforth’s book! Epic fucking score! The only thing that would have made this better would have been getting it in time to have bought the 1st pressing but I’m still extremely happy. Being able to read Shining lyrics in English is a serious bonus too, since only a few are translated on the net. I’d rather have the lyrics translated by Kvarforth himself anyway.