2:12 pm - 02/28/2018

💎 5hinee forever 💎: shinee successfully finish their fourth consecutive dome tour

okay. a disclaimer: this post is really brief. condensed. to the point. it's probably the most difficult one i've ever had to make on here. as said above: shinee finished up their fourth consecutive dome tour on tuesday, february 27th. there were four total concerts: two held at kyocera dome between february 17th - 18th, and a final two held at tokyo dome between february 26th - 27th. it was their fourth time performing at tokyo dome and their third performing at kyocera. the concerts were successful and pretty much entirely sold out but..... very emotional and overall seemed to be difficult for the members (despite them being able to loosen up during some of the more uptempo performances) which is another reason why i'm keeping this brief. i'm only going to include fancams of the performances of their two new tracks, both which will be featured on their best of (/ greatest hits) album to be released in japan on april 18th. the concerts acted as a culmination of their activities in japan up until this point, a memorialization of jonghyun and way for okmt to stress that shinee will forever be five.



(*) the speeches below are from the first dome concert. they all said similar, for the most part, during the ones that followed.

Onew: Really, thank you very much. Thank you, as always. Thank you for helping finish this stage like how we always do. I think today we empathize with each other's feelings, right? I'll work hard for everyone's happiness. Thank you.

Key: I believe today's BEST live and SHINee's upcoming anniversary will bring up memories ... and also help to imagine SHINee's future activities and work. For me, personally, I've always said I will work hard after recieving love and strength from everyone while touring and I'll work hard as I wish to keep that promise to everyone. Please support us in the future, just like today's live, from now on. Thank you. We also want to do our very best for the sake of Jonghyun. We want to be able to reach him too. Love you. Everyone, please do not forget Jonghyun. SHINee will forever be five.

Minho: To be honest, I was scared and dreadful but I was not alone in this and could overcome this with many others and ... everyone. Not only today's stage, but I hope to have that thought that five of us are standing here on stage together in all future stages as well and I hope everyone can promise me one thing: to remember Jonghyun forever. Even though it's hard to explain in words ... but I want to say that he is really precious to me and that I love him. Today, as expected, the time spend with everyone was my greatest happiness. Thank you too, today. Everyone is always my hope. I'll work hard to not let my hope get hurt. Thank you.

Taemin: Jonghyun-san shared a lot of irreplaceable memories with us. He is like family to me, and he is a person I walked through life with. I'll never forget him and keep him in my heart forever. A new curtain will rise for us and our bond will grow stronger. I will continue to do my best as SHINee and as Taemin. Thank you.


Jonghyun, you are here today, too, right?
You, and SHINee are...
At times, your existence is like a family, a friend, and a lover to us.
The music you have left us, at times, like a picture you have painted
It radiates with warmth as if you are still standing beside us
Whenever we listen to your music, we look up to the sky
And hold a small conversation (with you).
Just like that, we'll be conversing, repeating "we'll meet again, right?"
We hope that you embrace us with your voice
And we will also embrace you with all our heart
In this view that we want to show you
Because of memories with you and missing you
There will be days when tears will flow, right?
But someday, slowly, there will be days when we'll be able to smile
As we remember your tears and your smiles.
Right now, there are a lot of painful feelings within us but,
Meeting you and SHINee is really a thing of happiness for us.
Whatever every day was, each day was just like your name,
Shining and sparkling
That's why, as you have done your best by yourself,
We will also do our best.

We love you today, too.






source(s): @bt_leetaemin (1) - @bumkeyk (1) - fivegems (1 / 2 / 3 / 4) - @keihissi (1) - lovepower119 (1) - @markdonghyuck (1) - meltin' smile (1) - @pixiedustjk (1) (via naver) - @smtownglobal (1)

vintage_boom 28th-Feb-2018 11:34 pm (UTC)
I appreciate the time and energy you took to make this. I know it wasn't easy <3 Hope you're trying to take care of yourself.
lightframes 28th-Feb-2018 11:41 pm (UTC)
I loved how they emphasized for us not to forget Jonghyun.

The fans did a great job with that crowd project.
tsubaki874 28th-Feb-2018 11:52 pm (UTC)

That middle microphone... fuck I'm gone

sra_interesante 28th-Feb-2018 11:52 pm (UTC)
thanks for keeping it short op ... i bet this was hard to put together too

tbh all those details every night were the hardest to read/watch

given the circunstances i'm relieved this tour ended and more over members seem to be ready to heal or find some peace

like key said i know jjong was there every night :')
he will always be

neongoldtooth 28th-Feb-2018 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks op for this post.

I listened to all the shows live and it was so nice to be in the streams with so many Shawols across the world. It was very therapeutic. We all gasped at how much Taemin had improve singing Jonghyun's part.
I especially loved Why So Serious and it felt not as sad because I remembered when they performed that song without Jonghyun while he was recovering... so it didn't hurt as much hearing only 4 voices during that particular performance.

I'm just now watching clips of the concert. Onew got thicccc, ;) he split his pants, during a performance and forgot to sing during another and laughed at himself. The first night the fans were chanting Shinee and the streamer had the cutest "Woop woop!" chant.

They did great. I felt closer to them and hopefully they felt all the love from everyone across the world.

krispy_bacon 1st-Mar-2018 12:02 am (UTC)
I held it together until they put up the roses and had a moment of silence. I'm a mess.
byeolbyeol 1st-Mar-2018 12:14 am (UTC)
i have a lot of feelings about everything. so i'm gonna keep this as short as i can gsdogds lol. i streamed the first night and i found... no comfort in anything. it was miserable for me and i didn't find much comfort in the concerts that followed either. it was like a stab to my gut every time, ugh. ultimately ... i do believe that they were able to find comfort in shawols and that they were able to get lost in the upbeat performances but their pain was so raw and obvious in the performances "with" him or dedicated to him. i'm just glad that they're over now and i hope that they're able to rest in the coming weeks because none of them got much time off post-december 18th. (i'm a bit worried about onew and minho specifically but... yeah.)
lightframes 1st-Mar-2018 03:15 am (UTC)
<3 <3 <3
keki7 1st-Mar-2018 12:22 am (UTC)
I'm glad they got through the concerts and happy that they are doing what they can for themselves and Jjong's memory.

Also thank you OP. Take care.
suggestivepeach 1st-Mar-2018 12:36 am (UTC)

Oof. Just the thumbnail of the empty space behind the microphone stand makes my heart and throat hurt so much.

citzera 1st-Mar-2018 01:42 am (UTC)
I went to both Tokyo Dome concerts, and it was so hard.
They were all visibly upset during both Jonghyun tribute parts, during the new songs, and especially during Diamond Sky. Fans were also crying throughout the entire concert (me included).
That said, I do think they found some strength in sharing these emotions with Shawols, who in their turn wanted to show them that they will always support them whatever they decide. After reading reports on Kyocera, I definitely saw more smiles and playful behaviour between the members than what the reports said.. I hope that means they felt even a tiny bit better after seeing their fans and feeling their support..

I talked to some J-shawols during, and although they all felt honoured that SHINee went through with the concerts in Japan, all they really wanted was for the members to find whatever peace they can while they're still together (with Onew probably entering the army later this year) and that they get some private time after this. And that they get to spend time with K-shawols when and if they want to..

Also, Shawols in general are amazing. There was so many exchanges of gifts before and after the concerts. I saw a k-shawols handing out Jjong's albums to J-shawols sitting behind her, k-shawols handing out big pictures of Jjong with his lyrics from End of a day on the back, J-shawols helping I-shawols & k-shawols get tickets for the concerts, Shawols in general sharing the gold and silver tape that were sent out throughout the arena area (fans usually collect these as a reminder of specific concerts).. I'm so happy to be a part of this amazing fandom.
sra_interesante 1st-Mar-2018 02:38 am (UTC)
i saw tweets about shawols sharing snacks, lighsticks and red roses ... sounds like a really sweet reunion

even in those circunstances seeing those simple gestures gives me some peace
i really hope members felt all the love and support, hopefully they will find some comfort
lightframes 1st-Mar-2018 03:14 am (UTC)
The fans sharing with each other is really sweet.
degloss 1st-Mar-2018 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this.
I've been keeping up on twitter from the fans that went to the dome, and I don't know why I did it bc it was so hard, but I can't even imagine how hard it is for the people who were there...
I don't know if this can help anyone or if it's true, but this hit me really hard

sra_interesante 1st-Mar-2018 02:26 am (UTC)
yes! if anyone wants to believe in those things, during the first concert (in middle of the concert actually) japanese fans saw this weird upside down rainbow on osaka sky .... experts call it "smile in the sky"

someone up there wants us to smile
like Diamond sky lyrics:
The magic of love which changes
Even a commonplace scenery into a masterpiece
Changes the sky I’ve looked up at countless times
Into the brightest gem in the world

Edited at 2018-03-01 02:30 am (UTC)
miss_suunshinee 1st-Mar-2018 02:54 am (UTC)
watching all those choreos adapted for 4 people
listening all those songs sang by members trying to cover jjong lines

its weird, in shinee early years i used to think taemin wanted to copy jjong style and tone ... (that changed of course, with time he developed his own and unique style)

now listening how taemin sing jjong lines.... i feel like my ears are playing with my brain and heart, taemin sounds like him again
giriboy 1st-Mar-2018 03:31 am (UTC)
; ___ ;

key's words (and his general presence, tbh) have been such a comfort to me, lately. i'm really sick of being sad over this, ugh... rlly hope now they can chill & grieve properly, and healthily, and that everything goes well for them, always 💙
thebloomroom 1st-Mar-2018 06:44 am (UTC)
Thanks for this post OP. i streamed the first concert in full and bits of the second, I didn’t have it in me to listen to anything from this week.

Idk how they did this man, they are strong beyond belief.
jackieee94 1st-Mar-2018 06:54 am (UTC)
Shinee :’( they did so well. Shawols fan project was beautiful and very touching.

Op thank you for always putting these posts together ❤️❤️❤️
kyokomurasaki 1st-Mar-2018 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to watch these right now because I'm at work and I know I'll cry but thank you for all your hard work OP.
zionarmin 1st-Mar-2018 03:23 pm (UTC)
This probably required a lot of strength, so thank you OP ♥
Also, that gif of the five of them is the cutest.

I hope this was a healing experience for SHINee and the Shawols that attended the concerts. I'll watch the fancams when I feel ready.
dbsk_2pm 1st-Mar-2018 05:02 pm (UTC)
This post is amazing and it made me tear up a bit. ;_;
I saw Key's instagram post when I was on my way to uni and I tried to hold back my tears. Their messages are really beautiful and I think they can help fans feel better too.
Thank you, op. :3
chocolatebows 2nd-Mar-2018 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this beautiful post OP! I really appreciate it.
I attended the dome concerts on 18th at kyocera dome and 26th at tokyo dome and they were... heavy. Really wished I could have attended concert on 27th. Attending the concerts were somewhat therapeutic yet difficult. But the boys were also so so strong. I can only hope that they felt at least a tiny bit better performing for shawols.
sodapab 4th-Mar-2018 11:00 pm (UTC)
the last song is so... haunting? christ.... I wonder what the lyrics mean ;.;
I streamed 3/4 of the concerts and I was a wreck afterwards. I can only imagine how hard it was for okmt 😔
thank you for this post op <3
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