BoA shows top-class performance at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts
From August 22-23, Boa held her exclusive at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. The concert was held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the female singer's debut, while it drew a total of 6,000 fans.
Some of you might be disappointed because the concert is not a large scale.(Top kpop stars such as Big Bang, EXO and Girls' Generation usually hold their concerts at the Gymnastics Stadium in Olympic Park which is large enough to accommodate ten thousand people)
The center is usually used for classical concerts and musical performances. HOT and Sechs Kies are the only two kpop idol groups who held their exclusive concerts at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, while the other idols have not been allowed to perform there. In 1989, legendary Korean female singer Patti Kim became the first popular singer who hold an exclusive concert at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. After then, seasoned veteran singers including Lee Mi Ja, Lee Sun Hee and Shin Seung Hun were allowed to perform at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.
Boa's concert at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts is a symbolic event. She became the first female singer who held an exclusive concert at the center in her 20s. She seemed to be very excited about this.
"I just felt pressured about the fact that I'm allowed to hold my exclusive concert at this honorable place. When I was young, I watched the news that HOT performed at Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and it's amazing that my dream came true this year."
Boa performed a total of 33 songs including her hits such as 'Kiss My Lips', 'No.1', 'Atlantis Princess', and 'Girls on Top' for 140 minutes.
She caught eyes of people by showing top-class performance. Her flashy dance moves and outstanding singing ability were incomparable. Yeah, she was real.
And stage setting and management of the concert were great too. Midway the concert, SM Entertainment's performance director Sim Jae Won, who directed the concert, appeared on the stage and showed DJ performance.
Boa said "I felt sick on the first day of the concert. I even wasn't sure if I could perform on the stage. However, I was inspirited by the passionate audience and I was healed of my sickness. I think all the labor was worth it."
And added, "I titled the concert 'Nowness' because I wanted to share my stories about my career and who I am now."
"As I have sung and danced since I was young, it feels natural to sing and dance on stage. I know people are looking forward to a better performance. I'm almost 30, but I think I still feel fine when I dance. I'll try to live up to people's expectations as a dancing singer. I want to be remembered as a singer who is like a friend."