ATEEZ Worldwide, a global fanbase dedicated to ATEEZ, successfully held an online concert to commemorate ATEEZ’s second debut anniversary, “Flight AZ2018: A Journey to the Past” on 25 October 2020 evening.
Despite the slight hiccup caused by technical issues which delayed the screening by a day, it did not deter thousands of ATINY from tuning in to the premiere which kicked off at 8PM KST.
Fans took a trip down memory lane during the introduction of the virtual concert with a compilation of past clips from ATEEZ, from their pre-debut Growl performance video to their very own music videos. This fan production is definitely on a huge scale, as YouTubers Riverse, Common Room TV and Loraring were invited as hosts for the virtual concert.
With the theme being an airplane journey – titled “Flight 2018”, the first stop was their “Fever” era, starting with a dance cover video in Ukraine, performed by K-Pop dance cover team Level Up. AZ2018 travelled around the world, making stops at Canada, USA, France, Spain, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and many more as the K-Pop dance cover teams performed hit ATEEZ songs from each era at global landmarks. From “Answer” era, to “Wonderland” era, then backtracking to “Wave/ Illusion” era and “Say My Name/ Hala Hala” era, each of ATEEZ’s comeback held special memories for ATINY.
For each era, fans’ submissions – ranging from dance covers, instrumental covers, song covers and fan art were also shown on the screen. ATINY are indeed such a talented bunch, and the performances which left the deepest impressions on us were the aerial ring performance (during the “Answer” era) and the electric guitar cover of “Pirate King” by Andrew Martin.
ATINYs’ heartwarming stories of how they had discovered the K-Pop group and how ATEEZ have changed their lives were also played. ATEEZ’s contributions to society was also not left out, as a video clip of their involvement with Polished Man, a campaign which brings awareness to child violence – was shown. Likewise for their second anniversary, ATEEZ Worldwide has followed in their idols’ footsteps and chosen The Trevor Project to be their beneficiary.
With the Asia Artist Awards coming up next month and voting ongoing, a plug for ATINY to download the Choeaedol app to vote for ATEEZ was also shown as a reminder.
As the 3-hour long online concert was drawing to an end with the “Pirate King” era, which also marked their debut, the hosts reminded the viewers that’s not all, as there was still one more era left – the KQ Fellaz era, which marked the members’ journey from being trainees to officially being what we know of as ATEEZ today.
Overall, the entire online concert was well executed with a relatable theme and a fitting storyline, and what impressed us the most was the quality of the video production, the level of professionalism almost rivals that of K-Pop groups’ video content.
If you’ve missed the online concert, or if you want to relieve those moments again, watch the full online concert here: