SHINee World V – First USA Tour

As an International Shawol, it’s a dream to attend SHINee’s legendary “SHINee World Tour” selling out major cities and arenas such as Japan’s ‘Tokyo Dome’ selling 50,000+ tickets multiple days in a row.
    Thanks to the team at SubKulture Entertainment our dreams have finally come true after 8 years, The first ever North American branch of SHINee World Tour had begun. Starting in Canada, kicking off the successful tour in Toronto and Vancouver, Then bringing it down to the states, where i was lucky enough to not just go to one, but both US dates!
       Flying from Las Vegas, to Dallas early morning on the 24th, my journey began. After checking into my hotel, having a meal and heading down to the venue. The Dallas stop of the tour was held in the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie TX. I had a P2 ticket, and I was first surprised at how well everything seemed to be organized as i entered the venue. I picked up my pre-ordered merch and quickly went down to my seat. With a good view of the stage and quickly meeting some new friends to enjoy it with. They kicked off the start with their song “Hitchhiking” which had the crowd going wild from the beginning. Playing well-known hits such as “Lucifer”, “Hello”, and “Ring Ding Dong”. They had our teal ocean in tears by throwing in their hit ballads Selene 6.23” “투명 우산 (don’t let me go)with JongHyun and Onew singing “잠꼬대 (please don’t go)”.They ended the concert with songs off their latest album “1 of 1” . As the boys told us stories about their tour so far, from Keys Gucci suit burning in Canada to what the members had for lunch. As the night came to an end we were sent off with memories to last a lifetime. That wasn’t the end for me, as I had a flight the next day to see them again at their LA show.  
  Last stop… the LA stop was held in the Shrine Auditorium. The same concert, same songs, same outfits, but a whole new day full of emotions and adventures. The concert pretty much stayed the same as Dallas, but with new jokes and stories told by the group. Key, MinHo and TaeMin all impressed us with their English skills, while JongHyun and Onew stuck to Korean with very little English. We still enjoyed every word they said, ending the concert we sang Happy Birthday to JongHyun as his birthday was the next week. As we said our goodbyes, the boys returned to Korea well rested with smiles and hopefully we impacted them as much as they did us.  
   Over all the SHINee World V was a dream come true with an experience and memories i’ll never forget, although people called me crazy flying to both concerts I would do it all over again.



 Kitty Smith

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