IF YOU WANT TO SEE VERIVERY BEFORE YOU MUST MAKE IT “VERY VERY BIG” inevitably, now’s the time.
For those in the know, VERIVERY has made a name for themselves over the past three years as one of the most talented hidden gems in K-pop – and they even have receipts.
In 2020, YouTuber techie_ray created an algorithm to measure the synchronization level of the dances of different K-pop groups. In the secondly Of two videos where he used his algorithm to informally rate the synchronization of different boy groups, VERIVERY came out on top with an amazing synchronization level of over 95 percent.
This flawless celebrity dance, with its clean angles and stunning synchronization, was shown on the New York station of the VERIVERY “PAGE:O” tour, which will take them to 16 different cities Across the US and Latin America this fall.
But, unexpectedly, what made their concert at Sony Ballroom in Times Square so special wasn’t the band’s undeniable talent – it was the incredible level of attention VERIVERY paid to his fans as they interacted with them in person throughout the evening.
Here’s just one example: At one point during the show, the group was about to move on to their next song when leader Dongheon suddenly put things off. Reason for stopping? Donghyun had spotted a fan in the crowd yelling, “Teach me how to dance!”
Instead of continuing with the concert as scheduled, VERIVERY automatically decided to give fans a dance lesson. Yongseung gave “tips” on how to get everyone’s attention before setting the crowd on fire with a stunt busting, after which VERIVERY instructed the fan who initially requested a lesson to copy his dance.
This wasn’t the only time VERIVERY noticed his fans during the evening. Later in the night, when he told Yongseung that he wrote lyrics for their emotional B-side “Fine” while they were in the States last year, about his inability to complete previous round Due to COVID-19, Gyehyeon walked to the side of the stage to indicate that he saw certain fans sing along with the lyrics, even though they were in Korean. “I am touched,” Jihyun said.
At another point in the party, Hoyoung noticed a fan wearing a festive hat at the back of the venue and asked if it was her birthday. (Not like that, but they still sang the singing of a nearby fan who was celebrating her birthday with a Christmas song.)
In contrast to the sharp orchestration that VERIVERY is primarily known for, it was these kinds of spontaneous, stimulating momentary interactions that made the concert a memorable night for those lucky enough to attend.
Between the amazing, energy-packed performances of powerful songs like “EffectsAnd the rock version ofGBTB(who win the group with them first number 1 On Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart – and the whole place was singing in New York), the VERIVERY members took time to run around the stage and crowd their fans, even jumping into the crowd to get as close as possible to the front-row concert-goers.
The concert’s varied repertoire also highlighted VERIVERY’s versatility, as the group effortlessly transitions between powerful vocals and more fun and upbeat songs that allowed the members to show their fun side. The idols charmed audiences with their contagious energy during the spirited performances of their unreleased self-composed song “Crack it!” And an English copy of their demarcation track.”ring ring ring“While their polished and smooth dance skills took center stage during the fan-favorite song”lie down. “
Outside of their songs, VERIVERY has split into units to cover Wanna One’s Kangaroo song and Why We Don’t Give Back the Love, and they didn’t stop there. Yeonho delighted the crowd by unexpectedly plunging into the song afterwards to sing cappella excerpts from Maroon 5’s Sugar and Sunday Morning, as well as Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” At Hoyoung’s urging, Yongseung also sang his fans with One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”
In just a few hours, VERIVERY was able to establish such a strong connection with the crowd that they seemed to be conversing casually with concertgoers. That connection turned emotional toward the end of the night, when Minchan seemed to cry visibly during their last song and lamented Kangmin, “I don’t want to go!”
By their nature, K-pop concerts can sometimes feel tightly scripted due to the complex nature of their performances. But there was something so personal and intimate about the VERIVERY show in New York and their interaction with their fans that wasn’t so obvious – and probably wouldn’t have been possible in a larger setting.
With 12 stops of their ambition Tour of the United States and Latin America VERIVERY is sure to make its way into the hearts of 12 other cities on its way to stardom.
Images courtesy of Jellyfish Entertainment. Special thanks to MyMusicTaste for inviting us to the show!
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