I finally convinced my friend Stormy of UnderTheRadar! to write a new opinion piece, so it's time for Another Odd Opinion about B.A.P's Live on Earth Seoul concerts that took place on February 23 and 24. Recently, we were discussing whether B.A.P had enough material and experience to throw a concert and, well... you'll see. Check out Stormy's previous odd opinion here and be sure to leave us your thoughts on this one in the comments below.
B.A.P 'Live on Earth Seoul'
The first thing I thought of when I heard about B.A.P's solo concert was "Really?", "Seriously?", "They're still rookies!" and "Do they even have enough material to do a solo?"
Now before you start going all crey crey on me, I'm a Baby, like....a BIG Baby, I've been a Baby since, well since we were Warriors! It was love at first sight for me. These muti-talented guys just blew me away, and pretty much have been with every single release.
I know they have worked themselves into a frenzy trying to stay above board in the sea of rookies the last year. As evidenced by their award wins, they are floating on top.
Still, honestly I was worried, and I guess some of my fears were justified as I read fan account after fan account yesterday. I'm not gonna go into the mic failures and such 'cause that's not their fault and, really, that can happen at any concert.
No, I'm talking more about the incidences of awkward covers and lack luster talk time, and the fact that if Daehyun had not MC'd as well as he did, well, all might have been lost.
Ya know what? I'm pretty upset at TS Entertainment for even pushing them this far so fast, even though I totally GET why they pushed them this last year, with so many new releases done so quickly.
But you know the one thing they didn't give them time for?
One word. Maturity. Okay two... Cohesiveness.
You really can't train for this. Groups wait years, yes years, until they get their first solo concert. A solo concert is so much more than just getting on stage and performing like on a weekly music show. There you get one shot and you're done, but at a concert there is stuff that fans have come to expect, like... fanservice, and at least a little skinship even.
These guys have hardly been together long enough to know each other that well.
Unlike an UN-named group who's recent comeback involved a prop mishap on stage, but all members know each other so well that it was covered up almost flawlessly, and most fans had to be told about the mishap. Maturity. Cohesiveness.
I adore B.A.P so much and I really want them to have the time they need to develop these much needed skills. It's really not fair, in my book, for them to have a concert so quickly that they had a tough time even in the talk portion. A solo concert should be a HUGE celebration! Not just for B.A.P, but for fans as well.
|Erika says: PLEASE eat a sandwich, BYG!|
I have no doubt that B.A.P will get over this, and will go on to have many wonderful solo concerts. Why? Because they are really that good.
And I suppose in the end, even "Live on Earth Seoul' will be a part of that maturation process.
cr: Stormy of UnderTheRadar!
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