INFINITE 1st World Tour ‘One Great Step’ in Jakarta
Jakarta – August 31st, 2013. Infinite had ‘One Great Step’ by turning Mata Elang International Stadium (MEIS) in Jakarta into the sea of Inspirits. This marked the 2nd time of Infinite’s performance in Jakarta after ‘Music Bank in Jakarta’ a couple months back, but last Saturday was the first time they perform in their own concert. The concert was scheduled to start on 8pm, but the queue was started long way before the gate to the concert venue even open. The day was hot and the queue was long, but that didn’t have any effects to Inspirits’ spirit. They waited patiently for a whole day, they moved orderly while entering the concert venue and they went crazy while the concert is on. I personally salute the Indonesian Inspirits for that.
Around 8pm, the concert venue went dark and the opening video titled ‘The City without Music’ was on. While the cheers and screams of joy filled the entire arena, Infinite burned the stage with non-stop performance of ‘Destiny’, ‘Tic Toc’ and ‘Paradise’. After that Sungyeol, Hoya, Sungjung, Sunggyu, L, Dongwoo and Woohyun took their turn to introduce themselves. The unique part of Infinite’s talk was that they tried their best in using Bahasa Indonesia and English in some sentences while conversing with their beloved Inspirits. It all started after Sunggyu said, “I miss you. Sudah lama tidak bertemu.” (translation: “I miss you. Been a long time.”)
After ‘Wings’, ‘Inceptions’, ‘Can U Smile’ and ‘Going To You’, it was Sungyeol and Sungjung turned to heat up the stage with ‘1/3’. This was followed by Infinite H performance of ‘Sprecial Girl’. The other members also took turn in pleased the crowd after the performance of ‘In The Summer’ and ‘I Like You’. L with his Teddy Bear performed ‘Love U Like U’, Woohyun knelt down and gave one lucky fan a bouquet of rose and a couple ring while performing ‘Beautiful’ and Sunggyu closed the solo stages with ’60 seconds’.
Another surprised by Infinite boys for Indonesian Inspirits during their talk time, Infinite sang local song ‘Pelangi Pelangi’. This surprise gained super reaction from the crowd and turned the stadium into one big choir. After ‘Mom’, ‘Still I Miss You’ and ‘Nothing’s Over’, full scale fan service were given by the Infinite boys during ‘Entrust’, in the like of Sungyeol took a selca with fan’s polaroid camera and Sungjung wear the cap that was given from the fans.
‘Cover Girl’, ‘Be Mine’, ‘Before The Dawn’, ‘Man In Love’ and ‘The Chaser’ kept the stage hot until the stadium went dark. Inspirits kept on screaming and shouting ‘돌아와!’ that means ‘comeback!’. Not long after that Infinite came back and performed ‘Come Back Again’ and ‘Hysterie’. During the goodbye talk time, it was Indonesian Inspirit turn to surprise their beloved idols. The big screen displayed a fan-made video and successfully made the seven boys on stage watch it. The surprise continued with a cake and happy birthday song to celebrate Sungyeol and Sungjong’s birthday.
Infinite closed their 1st world tour, ‘One Great Step’, in Jakarta with performance of ‘With’. Goodbyes and gratitudes were exchange between Infinite boys and Inspirit as the concert came to an end. Overall, it was a great concert with great quality of performances and surprises. Hope there will be many wonderful encounters of Infinite and their Inspirits all over the world, until they come back to Jakarta again. Keep checking on KAvenyou for all the latest updates.
Article: Fadil @KAvenyou
Photo : Fanie @KAvenyou