Next was the intro ment. Sungkyu and Sungyeol introduced themselves in Korean while the others used English. Myungsoo said "I'm your boyfriend, L," Hoya said "what's up guys, I'm Hoya," and Woohyun said "hello, I'm sexy boy Woohyun." Dongwoo was really energetic and made for an amazing MC; he always got the crowd going with his cheery personality. He shouted in English twice, "do you want Infinite!" and then replied "I want Canada!" Then he spoke in Korean. Next Myungsoo spoke in Korean, and Dongwoo was just so energized throughout his speech that it was so distracting and entertaining! Hoya then spoke a long monologue in English (he said the same exact thing in IE in LA; though he memorized it, it's so amazing how Hoya took the time to practice his English and express his sincerity). He said how he's sorry to Inspirits that are always worrying about his injury, and how he's much better now because of his physical therapy and exercise.
The next series of songs Infinite performed was the three pop ballads from Reality, "발걸음," "러브레터," and then "마주보면 서 있어." I cannot get over these performances; they're definitely my favorites of the night because they really showcased all the members' vocals, especially during "발걸음." Sungyeol's part was just breathtaking. Sungkyu also really owned the stage with his presence in "발걸음" and "마주보면 서 있어," which is one of the many things I love about seeing Infinite perform live. When Sungkyu held his note while Dongwoo rapped during "마주보면 서 있어," that was just absolute perfection that I never paid attention to while listening to the recorded version. During "러브레터," Woohyun really killed it with his notes too. I'm so happy to have seen these songs performed live.
Sungkyu performed "Kontrol," and it was so amazing. He only had his mic stand and stood in the center throughout the whole performance, but that was all he needed to really bring the song to life with the emotions in his voice. I followed his second solo promotions the most out of all of Infinite's comebacks, so I was especially ecstatic to see this stage live.
Then Infinite had another quick ment. Dongwoo opened up with lots of English like "make some noise!" He really energized the crowd well. The members talked about the solo and sub-unit stages. then Dongwoo asked the crowd in English, "Do you like hip hop? Do you like Hoya? Do you like Dongwoo~?" And he said his name so weirdly, like he was going up an octave at the end. Then he started singing the chorus of "예뻐." Dongwoo continued in Korean, saying how he and Hoya worked together for that song. Note, the translator usually always translates what they say in Korean (though sometimes it's embarrassingly wrong, like getting the song title wrong). Then Dongwoo said in Korean, "say something, Hoya." Hoya kept it short and slyly passed the spotlight onto Sungkyu. Then Hoya ended the ment by getting the crowd going in English with "People on the ground, scream!...everyone, scream!"
Next was "Back." It was really amazing seeing this performance with Hoya dancing since at TSC2 Hoya was sitting on the side. I was sad that no one did the fanchant for this besides me, and everyone just sang along to the chorus instead. Following this was "Chaser"; I love seeing this dance live, especially when the members do that diagonal escalator thing.
Sungkyu also said in Korean that they traveled all the way from Korea just to see us, and that was really meaningful to me. I always feel sad every time Infinite mentions how they miss Korean Inspirits and how they'll be back for them after their international promotions, as if it's a burden for Infinite to do world tours. But having Sungkyu say this, like he made the huge effort to travel just so we can see him, that made me so happy.
Infinite finally performed "Bad." Afterwards, the members left and the screen turned black except for the concert logo which had these really cool flames and ember radiating from it. Again, I was sad that people didn't know the encore fanchant, and instead kept shouting "encore," "Infinite," or " 돌아와," which was close. It was just kind of chaotic and the crowd did not see like one. After a few awkward minutes, they placed the last VCR to the storyline, showing Infinite as angelic now. Soon enough, Infinite came back in their blue suits and performed "Come Back Again."
Then Infinite gave their real ending ments. Myungsoo first spoke in Korean, then he said in English, "Don't forget I'm your Romeo, L." Sungjong said a lot of cheesy lines in English, all the while Myungsoo went to the side stage again, twice, getting distracted. Hoya spoke entirely in English, and he really spoke from his heart (even if it is memorized, his words were meaningful). He said "I wish I could stop the time with you guys...," "I'll never forget this day so promise you won't too," and "When we come back, we'll be better in every way." Woohyun spoke in Korean about how he's happy to see Caucasians and males in the audience. Then he went up to a fan, knelt down, and told her to pat his head! Then he spoke in English, "I love you!" He replied to the audience, "Really? Really? Really? Thank you." He threw so many big hearts after that, and patted his own head. Dongwoo was next and in English said to Woohyun, "Are you done?" He continued speaking in English how he's visited Canada before. Then he spoke lots of Korean, and ended with his famous hand sign. Sungyeol spoke in Korean how he's grateful to be here since it's their first performance of the year, and that he hasn't spoken a single word in English in 2016 because he wanted to wait for this time to speak these English words here first: "If you ever cheat on us, I'll chase you until the end of the world!" Sungkyu finished by speaking in Korean "I came all the way to Canada because of you guys," and it just reinforced how happy I am that international Inspirits have made their presence known to Infinite, therefore they're able to come and perform here. He finished by saying in English, "Goodbye. Love you," and he said it just so coolly!
Infinite finished off with their beautiful ballad "함께." This was especially meaningful as the members wrote this song together during their first world tour, and are now able to share it with Inspirits as the closing performance during their second world tour.
That's my fan account of Infinite Effect in Vancouver! I'll be writing up about my experience at Infinite Effect in LA soon.