As a group, Seventeen is not only talented in songwriting and dancing, but also in bringing the party to life when it comes to live stages – and the boys rock out again in their latest concert Ideal Cut
in Seoul! Vernon was unfortunately unable to dance with his bandmates because of his leg injury, but he definitely does his best in singing and rapping on stage!
Seventeen's 2018 Ideal Cut concert mainly contains performances of their Director's Cut album tracks, including the well-known single "Thanks," the rockish "Run To You" and the sweet tune Thinkin' About You. To warm up the crowd, they begin the show with the full member version of Highlight. As always, they nail it with their smash hits like "Pretty U," Shining Diamond, "BOOMBOOM," NO F.U.N and "Chuck."
Unit leaders S.Coups, Woozi and Hoshi energize Carats with their rhythmic track Change Up, and then they lead their members for the official unit performances. The Vocal team calms the audience for a bit with the hit Teen, Age ballad "Pinwheel," while the Performance team shows their fun choreography for Al1 dance track Swimming Fool. The Hip-hop team once again presents their edgy, fierce unreleased track Un Haeng Il Chi on stage – Pledis, when will it be officially released?
Besides their regular stages, the Seventeen members form special units for different songs. Hoshi and Woozi bring a fiery performance of their duet plug "Bring It" for the first time. Jun, Min Gyu and DK gather for the confession song Hello, which brings back memories of their pre-debut performance on Seventeen Project. Due to Vernon's injury, Joshua mostly dances along with Rocket on his own! S.Coups, Jeong Han, Won Woo, The8 and Seung Kwan get together for the charismatic Flower with maknae Dino, who choreographed the plug.
These boys have always been known for their playful personalities and chemistry, but they also have their serious moments. One of the most memorable parts of the concert is when Carats sing along to "Smile Flower" while waiting for an encore. It's followed by a 10-minute interview video in which the members express their personal thoughts about their past years as Seventeen members. After the video is shown, the 13 members come back to the stage for their warm and uplifting song Campfire. They then share an emotional talk, deliver their sincere gratitude towards fans, and eventually end the concert with the lighthearted Healing and "Very Nice."
It's a pity that they didn't do their usual "Seventeen in School" skit this time, but it's still an awesome show. Seventeen surely knows how to perk up the audience with their catchy songs, spectacular performances and hilarious interactions. Through the concert footage and behind-the-scenes, we know that the great moments and memories are the results of their talent, hard work, teamwork and brotherhood.