The concert took place in Berlin’s Columbiahalle – an indoor concert venue which has hosted numerous legendary concerts throughout the years from big names such as Uriah Heep, Apocalyptica, OneRepublic, Lenny Kravitz and many more. It was now high time for a k-pop industry big name, such as Infinite, to make its appearance on Berlin’s stage – since their debut in 2010 the boy band proved their increasing popularity all around the world.
As soon as our crew arrived at the venue we were able to see just how beloved Infinite was even in Europe. Hundreds of fans were braving the cold weather outside the concert hall, hoping to get a glimpse of their favourite k-pop band. After a few short interviews we discovered that fans from all parts of the continent had come to Berlin just to witness Infinite‘s impeccable live performance, proving their undying dedication to the group. The loyal and ever growing fan base included admirers from the Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria and even Russia.
Finally, after waiting in a queue for about two hours, we got inside the concert venue. While anticipating the show to start, we were able to enjoy all of Infinite’s hit song music videos being played on a large white curtain, placed just in front of the stage. The audience got hyped up even before the band’s entrance on the stage with fans singing along fervently and chanting to their favourite songs. At last, after the hype reached its peak, the video playing came to a halt. After the audience saw the silhouettes of all Infinite members being projected from behind the curtain, the atmosphere in the hall changed entirely. High-pitched screaming of excitement filled the air, energizing the entire venue. The concert was about to begin!
Infinite opened the show with a grand dance performance of some of their biggest hits – “BTD”, “Paradise” and “Be mine”. Fans were following along, swinging their neon light sticks in the air, creating a beautiful yellow ocean. The concert track list included performances by Infinite H, Infinite F, a solo by Woohyun, as well as leader Sunggyu performing his solo album title track “Kontrol”. The fans were also able to enjoy a new unaired before MV version of Infinite’s hit song “Last Romeo”, as well as witness a splendid live performance of a brand new song, named “For you”.
The fan-service during the show was a pleasant surprise, which exceeded our wildest expectations. Starting from Myungsoo’s gentle smile, Happy virus Dongwoo’s hyperactive behavior and cheerful vibe, Hoya’s cute attempts at speaking German, leader Sunggyu’s adorable eye smile, maknae Sungjong’s manly demeanor, Sungyeol’s interaction with the fans and, finally, Woohyun’s cute apology about giving an imperfect performance after hurting his toe, created unforgettable memories, engraved in our hearts forever.
Unfortunately, due to a leg injury, Hoya was not able to take part in most of the dance routines, making fans worry about his health. Despite the staggering pain he made a great effort to entertain the audience throughout the concert, together with his fellow members. We wish Hoya a fast recovery! Take care of your heath, Infinite!
During “2015 INFINITE EFFECT” world tour stop in Berlin our Bulgarian crew was able to witness one of the most unforgettable k-pop concerts we have ever attended. We were deeply impressed by Infinite’s hard work on stage, their top-notch dance routines and perfect singing skills. We are also grateful for their friendliness towards the fans, which, I am sure, melted the hearts of many! We are looking forward to the next Infinite concert in Europe and wish them all the best and good luck with their future activities!