[INTERVIEW] 111023 - 3rd Generation Hallyu Idols, Infinite, "We think about our airport fashion all night long"
'3rd Generation Hallyu Idols', Infinite, have set out towards their senior's stronghold.
After showing their first showcase in July, they had great success with their solo concerts in Osaka and Yokohama with 10,000 people in the audience. It’s a rare amount of audience members for a group that hasn’t even officially debuted there. They’ve been continuing on their glowing path in Korea like the new generation of top singers should. After making the summer hot with their first official album’s title song, ‘Be Mine’, Infinite won the Mutizen award on SBS ‘Inkigayo’ with their repackage album’s title song, ‘Paradise’. These actions are definitely more eye-catching amongst other boy groups who debuted around the same time.
Infinite revealed, “It was our first Japanese performance but we were completely shocked when we heard that it was sold out for each of the 4 days. Although we have a lot of lacking points, we want to have large dreams in large waters.”
Q: Did you end your Japanese solo concert with great success?
Sunggyu: “It’s really fascinating because this is before we sell our album. I performed with a thankful mind for it being sold out for each of the 4 days. We had confidence in performing. We decided to unleash everything we had so that our sweat for this wouldn’t go to waste.”
Q: An audience member that stays in your memory?
Dongwoo: "These fans were completely dressed in our clothes with our hairstyles. We never had our clothes stolen nor did we sell them, so I was fascinated on how they got them. It was a fun experience to see the imitation of Infinite while singing on stage."
Q: An episode during your Japanese promotions.
Sungjong: “It’s an episode where we didn’t do anything except performing and practicing. Because our repackage release and Japanese concert promotions overlapped, we had to even borrow a practice room in Japan. We practiced in our hotel room and the hallways as well. One time, we were dancing in our hotel and the security man kept staring at us. It was embarrassing.”
Q: What are your plans for promoting in Japan?
Hoya: "We plan to reveal our first Japanese single, ‘BTD’, on November 19th. ‘BTD’ was known for its scorpion dance in Korea and received love from a lot of people. I think that we’ll be able to show our colors well. I heard that our first concert was being aired on the 29th on TBS."
Q: You went up to first place on a public broadcast music program with ‘Paradise’.
Sunggyu: 500 days have passed since our debut. It’s a long time and a short time all at once. We were so touched that we celebrated by eating Bossam (T/N: a broiled pork dish eaten with various things like cabbage leaves and kimchi) and duck meat at Mokdong. And our CEO let us drink some soju for getting 1st place. Haha.”
Q: Your seven faces were photoshopped together to make an average of all them and that became a hot topic.
Dongwoo: “Someone said that we looked like Han Hyojoo senior. Truthfully, I brought down the average. Because my eyes are quite small, it’s hard to get a ‘statue-like face’ if you average in my face. But I added in more character to the average of our faces. And L, with his big eyes and large nose, raised up the average. Haha.”
Q: You guys are the front-runners with airport fashion.
Dongwoo: “Truthfully, we think about it a lot. We think about it for almost the whole night before we go to the airport. Starting from picking out our clothes, we also need to pick whether or not we’ll wear it when we go and when we comeback. Even after I set it out, I worry a lot about if I matched it well or not. It’s lucky that none of our styles overlap because each of the members have their own distinct personalities.
Q: Do you ever share eye contact with girl group members?
Sunggyu: “Although they’re all really pretty and cute, we’ve never thought of them more than that. We don’t even have enough practice time, so there’s no time to be interested in them. There’s also the fact that our emotions have been buried away because we haven’t dated in so long. I’ve also been noting the recently debuted group, Chocolat. It’s amazing how they dance while adding in harmonization in live performances.”
Q: What do you do during breaks?
Sungjong: ”We chat among our members. Starting from talking about things that go on in the household, we also have a lot of interest in other people’s love lives. Recently, the news about Steve Jobs was a hot topic. Isn’t he the idol for those in their twenties? We heard that he finished 4 years worth of work before passing away; it looks like we still have a long way to go. Because even tomorrow is a worry for us.”
Q: The largest change after 2 years since your debut?
Sungyeol: ”I think the quality of our dorms changed the most. It’s been 2 weeks since we’ve moved, but the house has definitely gotten wider. It’s a new apartment that has a very particular way to get from the 1st floor to our door. Also, the amount of people that know us and love us have increased a lot.”
Q: Your appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2’ is quite large.
Woohyun: "I’m clenching my teeth while doing it with the thought of not wanting to embarrass the members. It was difficult at first because I was trying to get used to it, but now I know how to enjoy myself on stage. Even the PD-nim said, ‘It’s fun to see you grow because you improve quickly’. I’m immersed into it to the point where I listen to music in the bathroom and practice. Because I sang so loudly in the dorms, they even gave me my own room."
Q: The goal of Infinite as singers?
L: “We want to do music for a long time. We want our music to be approved not just by girl fans, but from people of all ages. Also, we want to work hard to inform people about K-pop, just as much as our seniors have paved the road for us. After seeing a booth for Infinite at a record shop in Japan, I gained responsibility. I made a firm decision to not do anything embarrassing while being in Japan.”
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[NEWS] 111021 - Infinite, first runway of their lives
Infinite are going to walk the runway for the first time of their lives.
On the october 22nd at 5PM at Daechi-dong Setec Hall 1, trend-dol Infinite are scheduled to stand on stage as Jang Kwanghyo’s collection’s main models for Seoul’s fashion week.
Perfect mask L and Sungyeol who has a handsome body with the golden ratio were the muses chosen by the designer Jang Kwanghyo for this collection, they’re going to show their confident walking on stage.
L and Sungyeol who are walking a runway for the first time after their debut stated their feelings about it. "We’ve always had a lot of interest in fashion and were always keeping a look on collections but it’s a great honor to be the main models for the designer Jang Kwanghyo’s show."
Designer Jang Kwanghyo’s collection that is closing Seoul’s fashion week has for theme ‘Jang Kwanghyo’s old wardrobe’ will have a still video of 1994’s Paris collection and 45 colorful outfits.
On the other hand, Infinite are having busy promotions with their repackage’s album title track ‘Paradise’.
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[INTERVIEW] 111013 - B.E.G, "The juniors we want to give our own composed songs to? Infinite"
-Translated parts only about Infinite-
Jea, who personally composes songs, picked the ‘trend-dols’, Infinite, as the juniors that she wants to give a composed song to. “Infinite’s voice color is very charming. If a song request comes in, I have full intentions on writing it with all of my heart. (Laughter)” When asked which idol group Miryo wanted to rap feature for, she picked Infinite as well.
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Hi sorry if this was already asked but can you clarify to me the fan chants at the beginning of Paradise? at the into.. Coz when i searched the fan chants, it says, "repack daebak infinite".. but when i listened to the live perfs, it doesnt sound like the same.. Thank you very much!
'Repack Daebak Infinite' is indeed what it says on the official fancafe fanchants.
[INTERVIEW/NEWS] 111011 - 'Finally 1st Place on Public Broadcast' Infinite, "There's no limit for us"
They have finally reached the top on a public broadcast music program. Although they won 1st for 2 straight weeks on the cable program, Mnet ‘M! Countdown!’ with the title song, ‘Be Mine’, from their first official album, ‘Over the Top’, they were only content with being candidates for 1st place on publicly broadcasted music programs. However, 2 weeks after releasing their new album, they’ve captured even public broadcast programs and have been picked as the main role in this music industry sensation.
On the October 9th episode of SBS ‘Inkigayo’, Infinite were the winners of the Mutizen song, which is 1st place, with the title song, ‘Paradise’, off their first official album’s repackage album.
"We were so happy that tears started forming. We also thought about the rough times we’ve had."
Although it hasn’t been long since they cried on M! Countdown after winning 1st place, it seems like they were touched again after winning 1st on a public broadcast. It’s no wonder why they’re like this because cable channels are mainly targeted towards manias while public broadcast programs may have a target audience, but are mainly towards the majority of the public. They’ve become certain that the variety in their fandom has increased.
This happened exactly 1 year and 4 months after they set off into the music industry last year with their debut mini album, ‘First Invasion’, on June 9th. During these 2 or so years, male idol groups haven’t been able to be secure a position in the Korean music industry like they used to. The 7 members of Infinite have been acting like one and showed perfect dances, securing mania fans with their ‘angled choreography’. Although they attracted attention after revealing ‘BTD’ in January and showing the scorpion dance, their overall popularity was low.
To this,the Infinite members blamed themselves and said, “We were lacking. Even though they say luck is needed in order to reach the top, our skills were lacking as well.” However, they showed proud feelings by adding, “But we feel we’ve grown a lot while continuously doing promotions.”
Although they’ve gone through troubles, Infinite has run here without any time to think that they were tired. While there are many groups who promote after revealing 1 digital single, Infinite have been promoting with ‘albums’ since their debut, with 6 songs on mini albums and 3 songs on single albums. And they filled the first official album completely with new songs. Infinite has repeated the process of not resting, working on songs, practicing, and standing in front of the public.
They have also continuously given new colors to their music. While they enunciated the fierce and tough men image through ‘Be Mine’, ‘Paradise’ is strong in its lyrical melody and has a dance that enunciates the sexy charms of the members. Even though their angled choreography still remains, they added in 30% of freestyle dancing in the middle for each of the members. There’s also a frightening feeling you get from ‘Paradise’, as the story’s about a man who can’t forget a woman even if he dies and will continue to watch her.
After revealing their repackage on September 26th, they started promotions and their goal is to get more love than they did during ‘Be Mine’ promotions. And because Infinite has a major debut ahead of them in the middle of November for Japan, they want to make this promotion leave that much more of an impact. A good amount of Infinite’s goal was covered after they won the Mutizen song in 2 weeks.
However, Infinite doesn’t plan on stopping.
"Where could the limit be for music. Since the genres are infinite, we need to continuously show new upgraded sides to ourselves. If we don’t overcome these things ourselves, we feel there’s no improvement. Infinite’s rival is Infinite.”
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[NEWS] 111010 - Infinite, Starting Promotions for Their Japanese Debut Single in November, 'Let's Meet at Shibuya Tower Records~'
Male group, Infinite, is officially starting their Japanese promotions in November.
Infinite will be releasing their first Japanese single album, ‘BTD’ on November 19th. After releasing their album, they plan to host various events for their Japanese fans such as a high five event.
A representative from Infinite’s company talked with E News through a phone call on the 10th and said, "They will finish up Korean promotions around the middle of October and will officially start promotions in Japan starting in November." Adding on, “They will have a mini live concert and a high five event on November 28th at Lazona Kawasaki.”
Continuing on, they explained, “The interest towards Infinite from Japanese fans are high. The tickets for the event of commemorating the release of the album sold out in just a few hours.”
Meanwhile, Infinite received the Mutizen song on SBS ‘Inkigayo’ on the 9th with their repackage album’s song, ‘Paradise’.
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이를 앙~물고 듣고 또 듣고! 부르고 또 부르고! 마지막 까지 긴장의 끈을 놓지 못했던 우현이…. 그래!! 다음주엔 우리 기필코!! 다 죽었어~ 1위가수 인피니트인데 안그래? http://yfrog.com/oe33byj
Clenching his teeth like ang~ while listening and listening! Singing and singing! Woohyunie, who couldn’t let go of his tenseness till the end…. That’s right!! Next week we’re all going to definitely!! be all dead~ He’s part of the number 1 singers, Infinite, so it would happen, right?
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111009 - Twitter - Super Junior's Ryeowook (@ryeong9)
아침 일찍부터 빵야빵야를 외치며 응원해 준 우리 엘프들 넘넘 고마워요 ^^ 마지막방송이 다가오니까 새삼 아쉽구 그러네요 ~~ 계속 볼건데도 ^^; 아차 마지막까지 화이팅_려욱 >< 글구 오늘 나도 좋아하는 인피니트 :-) 뮤티즌송 ㅊㅋㅊㅋ 캬캬
Thank you so much to our ELFs who came early in the morning while yelling bbangya bbangya (T/N: Similar to fighting) ^^ Since our last performance is coming up, I feel quite sad ~~ Even though we’ll continue to see each other ^^; Fighting for A-Cha till the end_ Ryeowook >< Also today, Infinite, who I like as well :-), got Mutizen song. Congrats congrats kya kya
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Ack!!! Since I’m living without a television, I just found out that the Infinite boys got 1st place!!! ㅠㅠ No wonder why I wanted to yell Paradise~ for some reason today!!!! Hooray for Infinite~~~~!!!! Congrats~~~~~~~~!!!!!!!!!
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hy! :D how can i give my bias msg? i just read that ufo msg. i want it toooooooo >.<
Sending a message on the fancafe is different from UFO messages, to send them something go to the ‘Letter_’ section, click on TO.인피니트 and then 글쓰기, choose the member you want to send it to in the 말머리 선택 thing, don’t expect a reply from them though it’s just to send support messages~
***NICKNAME POLICY: Anything with Infinite’s names or people related to them (ex: their managers, CEO) cannot be used. You can’t have spaces or special emoticons like ‘♥’ in your username. And the character limit is 7 for Korean characters and 12 for English characters. [Examples: anonnnn + 혜진짱 are okay because they fit the character length and requirements. ‘jfewoijafoijeoifjaewoiwejfewa’, ‘성규’, ‘명수는5글자만한다’ are not okay because they either pass the character limit or break one of the requirements.]
(Disregard that I made two step fours. You can think of it like part 1 & part 2)
(Members names in order: 김성규-장동우-남우현-이호원-이성열-김명수-이성종)
- (The member’s name who’s in ‘Immortal Song’ is?: 남우현)
- (The title song for the first official album, OVER THE TOP, is?: 내꺼하자)
- (The title song for the repackage is? And what’s the first broadcast date for it?: 파라다이스 & 110929)
- And then add whatever you want to say to the Infinite members.
☆ And then you’re done!
*To check if you’ve leveled up, do this:
i took some time making this so PLEASE do not edit this x___x
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INFINITE: Communicating with you & I Watching the official fanclub inauguration ceremony Starting from an unknown time, Infinite started to use songs like ‘Can U Smile’, ‘Julia’, ‘Because’, ‘Be Mine’ to communicate with the fans… Slowly verifying each other’s hearts, the members started to meet up with the fans more and what else could Inspirits think about? The first fanmeeting of a lifetime is an exclusive happy hour between the fans and the idols. During this time, everything else has been thrown to the back of their minds, only enjoying this refreshing, huge-sized date. This amount of time together that doesn’t seem too long, no one expected it to be so unforgettable. Event: Infinite’s Official Fanclub ‘Inspirit’ Inauguration Ceremony / Location: Seoul Children’s Grand Park Dome Art Hall Time: 2011.08.17 / Keyword: First meeting, exposure of songs, unforgettable memories
Nervous at the first meeting After seeing the debut showcase, Infinite meets yet another important day. The inauguration ceremony that started at 7, the members woke up in the early morning, and after their makeup had been prepared, they started to rehearse for the event at 3. This day also has an important meaning to the fans. During the sale of the official tickets, 2000 tickets were sold out in just a single minute. The official performance has yet to start, but outside the event area, many fans were already waiting.
At 7 in complete darkness, the event hall started to light up with the lighsticks that the fans were holding; it’s a warm color that is between pink and purple. The opening clip of the event was special, the members made use of their voices and images to tell everyone about what they should look out for and safety procedures. On the last screen, the line of huge words made everyone laugh: “For Sungyeol, whose birthday is approaching soon, we’ll be having a surprise birthday for him. At that time, everyone please sing the birthday song. However, for now, everyone please keep it a secret and don’t send anymore tweets! Please.” Then, a video montage of Infinite from debut until now played on the big screen. As a fan who has been protecting them from the start, everyone who was watching it was touched and wanted to quickly see the members’ feelings hit the high point.
As the lights start to dim, the seven members rose from the second level. Together with the intro music, they slowly walked onto the main stage. Their charismatic performance of their debut song ‘Come Back Again’ caused everyone to erupt into messy screams and the red clothes that the members were wearing also helped raise the atmosphere of the main stage along with the general trend of style. Saying ‘Come Back Again’ in a non-exaggerated manner, is the love letter that the members have given to Inspirits. And the audience was completely under Infinite’s control with the next stage, ‘BTD’. At first, the chaotic and incoherent fanchants were clear and powerful, but it didn’t sound too good, as it was at the “I’m just like a beggar” part, when everyone shouted together. It sounded like they were scolding someone, but everyone seemed to love how there was a common “against the common enemy” feeling, so it was good. After the two songs ended, the seven members started to drink water and greet the audience.
Sunggyu: Actually, today, we were thinking: “what if no one comes”, and we were really worried but now that we’ve seen so many people here with us, we’re really thankful. I have something to say, from yesterday until this morning, Woohyun has been having a fever and now, his temperature is about 40 degrees now but for the sake of meeting Inspirit, he said he’s okay. (The members start to walk up to Woohyun and feel him.)
Woohyun: After seeing everyone, I feel much better.
All: Ah~~~~ Of course
Following, is Park Kyunglim, which every idol thinks of as a “mother”, amongst the cheers of the crowd, and once again, she took up the responsibility of the MC and came right after her first comment.
Park Kyunglim: Actually, I’ve been watching over these kids since their debut and I’m good friends with their CEO, hence, I became the MC this time. Aren’t you guys, ‘Infinite-dols’? I wonder if the kids are satisfied with how I’m doing so far.
Sunggyu: Of course, of course! We’re really grateful!
Park Kyunglim: With this blazing popularity, when you’re having your next fanmeeting, you better come look for me. At most, I’d look for Park Suhong to MC together with me, he’s also your fan. Today, let us have a good time together! First, let’s have the members introduce themselves.
Dongwoo: Hello, everyone! I’m Dongwoo, who is in charge of the sexy lips in Infinite. (This man also got embarrassed.)
L: Hello everyone, I’m INFINITE’s presence, and at the same time, I’m L who leaves behind a favorable impression on stage.
Park Kyunglim: (After looking around) Why is it only L and Dongwoo who are sweating so much? (Looking at their sweat) I almost thought I was Jeong Youngjin! (T/N: As the name is in Chinese, I’m not too sure if it’s the correct name but it’s the closest I got!) Why is it that you’re sweating so much even though you all are dancing the same dance?
L: Because I’m going to go crazy due to the nervousness……
Park Kyunglim: Is it because you’re working harder at dancing than the other members?
L: I think it’s like that!
Hoya: I’m the new generation, 2011’s ‘Sexy Icon’ Hoya. Come on, I say “Ho”, you say “Ya”! Ho- (YA!) Ho- (YA!)
Woohyun: (Feeling even more pressurized due to Hoya’s explosive popularity) Hello everyone, I’m Infinite’s chocolate factory, Woohyun! (As he rubbed his clothes gently, everyone who was below the stage started to get nosebleeds)
Park Kyunglim: (So that the fans can see something good) Can’t we see it one more them?
Woohyun: Because they’ve all melted, you can’t see them anymore
Park Kyunglim: Then, you can steal them all for yourself to eat! Later, you still have to dance! (For everyone to see)
Sungjong: I have a lot of pressure! I’m INFINITE’s maknae and at the same time, a man—Sungjong!
Sungyeol: Hello everyone! I’m Sungyeol who is in charge of the abs (rubbing his stomach without any confidence because he he said he hadn’t been working out), fats and height in Infinite! (Sungjong is rubbing at Sungyeol’s long legs from the side.)
Park Kyunglim: Fans, you won’t be able to see such a low-quality performance in the future. (At this time, the fans are shouting “Show it off! Show it off!” to Woohyun.) Want me to help? (Woohyun hurriedly rubs again.) Everyone didn’t see it clearly, right? Then, while you’re dancing, you’re going to do a mission! (Tugging at his clothes) 3 seconds!
Woohyun: 3 seconds? Okay, I got it.
The new meaning of pulling others’ down: Selling cuteness + Members’ love Park Kyunglim: Now, we’ll start a segment that you can’t see in other fanmeetings! The members will talk a lot about their personal lives, the information that they planned to bring to their coffin will be revealed today. Okay! “Secrets that only we know” segment will officially begin! Now, can we have 6 members sit behind this screen? (You can see their silhouettes), then, who shall we start from?
All: Leader! Leader! Leader!
Park Kyunglim: (Once the members are behind the screen, they become like animals.) Later, you won’t be able to tell apart which member had exposed the secrets, right? To protect the person who reveals the secret, the staff will give you a special microphone. (The members receive the “special” microphone and start to test the microphones which change their voices: Ah! Ah! Hello!)
Sunggyu: (Seeing through on the spot) Is it Woohyun? (Everyone laughs.)
All: (All sorts of weird sounds & aegyo resounds, causing the fans to scream) Ah! Ah! I’m not Sungjong…
Sunggyu: You really can’t tell them apart at all! (Act!)
Park Kyunglim: The members will increase the specialness of the microphone. Can we start now? How long have the members been together?
Sunggyu: It’s been over two years.
Park Kyunglim: Then everyone should know each other really now. Now, I’ll read out a sentence about Sunggyu and then the members will raise either an “O” or “X” placard.
Sunggyu: You’re not satisfied by how Leader Gyu works but there are points where he is reliable. (All members raises “O”.)
Park Kyunglim: It looks like the members are not satisfied with Leader, have there been members who have been beaten by him? (Sungjong and everyone else giggles.)
Sunggyu: Actually, those actions of love, I want to make them become better, and we have never arrived at the stage that we needed to use our fists, only little quarrels. (All the members raise the approval placard from behind the screen, the fans shout: Ah~)
Park Kyunglim: Looks like someone is wants to express his opinion. We’ll have this person illustrate to us the moment.
Someone: When we were eating at home, he suddenly used his fist and hit my head %&*# (He breaks into laughter and the fans laugh as well)
Park Kyunglim: Do you still remember what you were eating then?
L: (Using a sissy tone that is of a low quality) Kimchi soup! (Everyone explodes into laughter)
Park Kyunglim: The ones behind the screen, what else is there that you’re not satisfied with Leader?
All: Making use of his age! (T/N: It’s a chinese phrase that means that he’s making use of his seniority to be a tyrant.) Because he is old, there are many things he doesn’t do.
Park Kyunglim: Kids! Say everything that you’re unsatisfied with today, okay? (Yes—) Then, after you return back home, to the waiting room, it’s your own problem!
Woohyun: (Reaction is quick) Sunggyu-hyung! I love you!
Dongwoo: (Changed after Sunggyu) The cheerful and innocent side of Dongwoo that the fans know is all just a concept. (All members raise “O”.)
Hoya: Every time there’s going to be an interviews, his answers are all scripted out because he wants to show a mature and charismatic image.
Sunggyu: (There isn’t the atmosphere of a ‘big brother’ and it was silent) There was once when Dongwoo was late for a schedule and when he arrived, he looked at the manager with an innocent expression and the manager forgave him, he’s really not innocent.
Woohyun: (Comes on stage) For the sake of fanservice, Woohyun secretly practices by himself. (Majority raises “O”.)
Sungyeol: When Woohyun does aegyo in the dormitory, it makes us feel like vomiting. (Under the MC’s persuasion, Woohyun, once again, does his signature aegyo.)
Park Kyunglim: Recently, has he been practicing new fanservice?
Woohyun: Yes! 3 set heart! (After doing it 1, 2, 3, everyone melted. This movement can rival BEAST’s pose, who appeared in the previous issue.)
Hoya: (In the middle of the chaos, it’s finally Hoya) Off stage, Hoya is still very charismatic. (Some members don’t agree.)
Sunggyu: Usually, what Hoya says the most is: “Can I eat this?” (Imitating how Hoya says it) and he’d ask: “Am I using satoori?” (T/N: satoori = dialect.) (Laughs)
Hoya: Now, I no longer use satoori, but I speak properly now…… (T/N: It means that he speaks ‘Seoul’ Korean, without the satoori.) And to be honest, I’ve never acted very manly……
All: Ah~~~~~~ (Acting coyly)
L: L is very confident in his looks. (All members raise “O”.)
Sunggyu: When we were trainees, when L was still Myungsoo, when he was taking the public bus, everyone on the bus complimented that he was really good looking and even followed him, he told me that he was tired of being noticed too much.
L: It wasn’t to the extent that I was tired.
Sunggyu: (Interrupting him) I’m jealous of you to death! Rascal!
Sungjong: I want to expose! L-hyung (After exposing himself, he quickly changes words) (T/N: There’s only one member in Infinite who would call L, the second youngest with a –hyung and hence, Sungjong revealed himself by accident.) L will look at his own photograph and say, “Ah! I really look good!” (L strongly denies.)
Sunggyu: Also, also, when we went to Japan, L told me that he has to speak less because he looks good and there’d naturally be cameras on him and he’d give the chance of talking to the other members.
Sungjong: (Changing after L) Even though he’s the maknae, there are times when he causes people to be afraid! (All members raise “O”.)
Sungyeol: The expression that Sungjong gives off when he’s doing sexy dances is scary.
Woohyun: When you’re asking him questions when he’s sleeping, he answers, it’s scary.
Sunggyu: When he’s scolding me!!
Park Kyunglim: Next is Sungyeol, Sungyeol please come out, start— Everyone in the event hall: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Our dear, Sungyeollie! Happy birthday to you! (Sungyeol was touched to the extent that he teared up.) Don’t cry! Don’t cry!
Sungyeol: I didn’t expect this! This birthday has been too meaningful, thank you everyone!
Sunggyu: Happy Birthday! Live long! Rascal!
Sungyeol: (A proper reply after thanking his parents & fans) Sungyeol thinks that his acting is the best among the members! (All members raise “O”.)
Park Kyunglim: Honestly, what do you think of your acting skills?
Sungyeol: I approve! I think I’m a lot better than Myungsoo!
Park Kyunglim: Hasn’t L appeared in a Japanese drama?
Sungyeol: Yes, he went through the interview successfully, but he doesn’t have any lines, only his blonde dyed hair is very eye-catching……
The infinite reasons for liking them After the segment that lasted for several minutes, it was time for them to return on stage once again. The moment the music of <Be Mine> came on, the members immediately got their feelings together and brought a handsome performance that cannot be compared. The previous image of them moving slowly in black to the music, suddenly, they became one and in that neat moment, we were all deeply mesmerized, and at the same time, overcome by their charisma. The performances that everyone anticipated most immediately began, the solo songs that were included in their first official album received good praises, and the fans who attended the fanmeeting had the luck of being able to see them perform it. First, Dongwoo and Hoya, who formed INFINITE-H, sang a song called <Crying>, the rapper line’s performance made everyone feel refreshed, and when the female voice in the backtrack sounded, Hoya used a professional pose to sing along. Rap and vocal were talents that he wanted to show off whole-heartedly (Laugh).
When Sunggyu came on stage, he changed into a simple, youthful t-shirt, his solo song, <Because> is a song filled with heavy pop elements, causing Sunggyu’s gentle voice to appear to be extremely wonderful. Even though being a part of INFINITE is something that Sunggyu is proud of, the moment after debut that was found to be the most enjoyable, a stage controlled by only himself, he performed the entire song grandly and everyone’s eyes were on him. From the start, Sunggyu was singing to the standing microphone, when he removed the microphone from the stand on the second verse, interacting with the fans just like a real solo singer, the fans reaction was huge and warm, we’re sure that the little leader had a good time singing it that day (Laugh)!
It’s easy to differentiate who is able to sing well in Infinite and who isn’t, because the members who can’t sing well don’t have songs to sing, Sungjong, Sungyeol and L changed their styles and the three of them performed Orange Caramel’s <Bangkok City> (Maybe it’s Sungjong, who adores girl group, his suggestion. P.s. In this dance, there are many waves and self-touching parts.) From what we could see, the members chose their roles through their heights: Sungjong performed Raina’s parts, his parts were the most and he acted out the sexiness that Raina could never showcase and in the middle, where there was only background music, he added an extra ‘umph!’, kneeling and performing a very fierce dance, the audience naturally became crazy. Sungyeol played Nana’s role, born as someone who likes to play jokes, he looked like he was having a lot of fun compared to L, who was playing as Lizzy, he had a shy look and had an expression that he’d cry once he was off stage. The main point is that even though his facial expressions showed that he wasn’t willing to do so, his twists were of top-notch quality. (“Manly L’”s other side!) Woohyun’s <Time> was the climax of the solo performances, as the main vocalist of the group, his voice is really Infinite’s ace card and at the end, the entire crowd sang together, this ballad that brings tears also warned us of the forecoming goodbye.
Expressions of the words from the heart: I love you The following performances could be considered the encore, the fans also offered their support at the last moment with all their might, <She’s Back> & <Nothing’s Over>, with its’ light hearted and youthful rhythm, it made everyone be filled with energy, and the members didn’t care about the knife-sharp dance, they sent winks, hearts, flying kisses, sensual expressions to all directions of the crowd and this made it unforgettable. Each and every confession that was inserted in between the songs made the fans touched, the shouts and shouts of support was prevalent. Next, on the big screen, it showed a clip of the members’ messages to the fans before the fanmeeting – Congratulations, “I love you”, these deep words that undeniably cause tears, after the clip ended, the audience couldn’t help but start to cry.
<Voice of My Heart>, which was released at the end of 2010 started to play, and the members came onto the stage once again and with vocals that were thick with emoticons, it’s the best catalyst, the fans shouted the members’ name and at that moment, it felt like as if even the atmosphere was sweet, the people on stage, the people off the stage – they seemed to verify each others’ feelings, is there a moment that could be sweeter than this? After a simple greeting, the music of one of the tracks in the first official album, <Amazing> started to play, Inspirit started to scream and when it was really the end, the members left the stage unwillingly, saying thanks, goodbye to the fans……
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