The successfully growing band W24 performed a few days ago in Concepción, a city in the southern part of Chile. It was Wednesday and everything was set up for the expected show in Santiago. Not even the weird weather or the fact that it was business day avoided that a lot of fans came to see the show. There was a lot of expectation as the guys had already done a concert and performed on national TV. Now it was time to see them live, even with the opportunity to had a fan meeting after the show.
The place for the show (Teatro Caupolicán, Caupolicán Theater or just The Caupolicán since now) was almost full, with some spaces to walk calmly in the lower part near the scenario. The fans, mainly girls, were expectating for the guys while they were singing the fanchant loud, with heart and proudly to have a Chilean member in the band returning to his birth country, now as the vocalist of a K-pop band.
Suddenly, the lights went out, the W24 logo appeared on the screen above the scenario and the crowd went crazy. Jonggil walked to the drums while Jiwon, Yunsoo and Aaron set up the bass, guitar and keyboard respectively. The last to came on scene was Howon, who opened the show by playing a Kudu horn gaining the crowd attention, then the show began.
The first song was a cover from a well known song, Havana by Camila Cabello, this time played live by W24 and sung in a perfect spanish by Howon. The sound was amazing and it was notorious that the guys were having so much fun since the first moment. After a few words with the fans it began one of the hits, 점퍼 챙겨 나와 (Always missing you) and the crowd exploded. They were giving a lot of love to the band with banners and fanchants, there was nothing to complain and everything from now was to enjoy. Then began a latin american ballad, Creo en Ti (Reik) sung in spanish along with the fans. Also, Jonggil took advantage of the moment and began to play some Reggaeton fillers for the song, in a way to link two distant countries joined by an universal language.
Then there was a break from the music and began a moment to play with the fans by recreating a K-drama scene and making the guys prepare “completos” (a kind of Chilean hot-dog with diverse ingredients like avocado) in a way to share part of the Chilean culture with the band. After this segment, W24 surprised the audience with a dance performance to show that even when they can play amazing live, they can also dance without any mistake. This was a moment when, with more confidence, Howon came down from the scenario to salute their fans in name of all W24 members.
As Jonggil was playing some reggaeton fillers at the beginning, now it was time for a real reggaeton song, “Reggaeton Lento” by CNCO, another song in spanish but this time, every member sung at least one verse showing that not only Howon could sing that language. They also look very comfortable performing an style that isn’t related to K-Pop musically, showing that they’re not only very talentful idols but also great musicians.
The second part of the show also included a costume changes, now each member wearing a colorful jacket and performing Love Me along with Singing Dancing. Then they played a spanish version of 널 알고 싶어 (Heart Flutter) gaining the love of the fans as it was easy to understand the message of lyrics in their language.
Another game came in and the band selected a random fan from the audience to give her the opportunity to call a friend that couldn’t assist to the show so the guys could send her love even in the distance. The last songs, 무수히 (Everything is fine) and 난리 부르스 (Lonely Twist) closed with an extended instrumental section to show the skills of every member in their instrument while Howon descended again to the audience walking around them giving hi fives to close the show.
The fans weren’t going anywhere so the encore came up and finally closed the show with one of the most well received songs; 소심해 (Sosime) that not only the fans were singing, but also the adults that accompanied the younger ones. It was a very great moment as W24 became consolidated as a great band not only for K-Pop followers, but for anyone who can appreciate their music. After a while, the production began the fan meeting and everyone listed to it could go up to the scenario and share a brief moment with their idol.
We don’t want to say good bye because we want to hear more of them.
Special thanks to NoiX Entertainment for making this reunion possible. Many are hoping that there will be more in the future!
Finally, there’s just one thing we could ask for: “Do you have more songs?”