Inkigayo: August 21st, 2011: Super Junior & f(x) dance stage
Dudes, how great was this? This aired last Sunday, and even though my lazy bum didn’t get around to writing about it until now, it’s still a killer performance and blew all the other dance stages out of the water.
(Before I divulge into anything else, let me say: KYUHYUN IN A SPECIAL DANCE STAGE. WITH A FLAT-BRIMMED HAT AND THAT FLUORESCENT YELLOW THING DRAPED AROUND HIS BODY. DANCING. I need a moment ;_;)
I’m especially impressed because this performance was essentially half of what it was supposed to be – Luna got hurt right before the show and couldn’t perform, so they had to change the choreography an hour before filming. On top of that, apparently Eunhyuk and Donghae broke themselves on Dream Team the day before (arms, legs, severe bleeding, perhaps a lost nut or two…that show is so entertaining, but so hazardous), so they weren’t at their best, either. But the fact that they were nonetheless able to pull this off really speaks to the level of discipline and professionalism exhibited by SM artists. I bag on SM a lot for their artistic foibles, but (and call me a sadist if you will) I respect how SM pushes their artists to always achieve a perfect result. Tiger mothering, if you will. I dig that.
And I find it hilarious how Victoria’s more than half a decade older than her f(x) bandmates, so management is bending over backwards to let the poor girl hang out with other stars that are around the same age as her. So far, they’ve done a good job juggling Vic’s role as f(x)’s “mother” with her need to interact with her same-aged peers, and her personality adapts to both roles well. And plus – it tickles me to see Victoria being all good-natured and cute with f(x) one minute, and then slinking all over the stage and dancing up against all the guys in that oh-so-classy Vic Song way the next.
She’s just great and I love her to pieces ;_;