They are back and in a big way! The K-pop sensation, SEVENTEEN (SVT), has returned to America for their first stop on their “Ode To You” tour.
The group, which has been absent from America for at least two years with the exception of taking the KCON stages, finally returned to the New York area. They took over the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, January 10th and did not disappoint. That being said, just in case you missed this EPIC performance here is The Knockturnal’s top three moments from SEVENTEEN’s NYC concert.
3. SEVENTEEN Sub Units Were… OMG
It’s no secret that SEVENTEEN has dynamic subunits. Whether that is their “hip-hop” unit, “vocal” unit or “performance,” unit each subunit is pretty powerful in their own right, but when they took the stage at the Prudential Center for their individual performances, wow did they deliver. The first unit to take the stage was the “hip-hop” subunit that performed such hits as “My Trauma,” before the SVT Performance subunit delivered a moving rendition of “Lilili Yabbay.” Closing out the subunit stages was the SVT vocal subunit with a powerful, but sweet performance of “Hug.”
2. SVT MUSEUM, sorry THEATER, was Epic
During the concert, after a quick video brake, the boys took to the stage yet again, but this time they were frozen in time and place and that place was the “SVT Museum.” Each boy stood in a specific area next to an instrument and did not move until the music started. The background was colorful and delightful and got the crowd on their feet and cheering. As the music started and the stage peeled back it’s layers, the “SVT Museum” became the “SVT theater.” The museum/ theater was so colorful and happy that it was only a place SEVENTEEN could deliver to their fans. During this time the boys performed “Adore U,” “Oh My” and “Just Do It.”
1. The Encore Was Everything (Fans Could Have Wanted)
What better way to end a show than with an encore? However, of course, SEVENTEEN takes it to the next level. The boys decked out in their tour attire of “Ode To You” tee shirts took the stage, for sort of the last time, to perform their upbeat hit song “Very Nice.” With confetti flying, the whole crowd was jumping. At the end of the song, the boys sadly walked off the stage pretending that was that, only to waltz back onto the stage to continue an encore presentation of “Very Nice.” Again at the end of the song, they once again walked off stage behind a big giant screen, but as the screen closed and fans began to cry the doors opened again and the boys ran out yet again for another encore of “Very Nice.” These Encore presentations must have been at least five or six times to the crowd’s delight as if almost to say we know we have to go, but we can’t let you go to the fans. So, let’s give it one more round or one more verse of “Very Nice,” which was such a monumental, but an awesome and epic way to end the concert.