The Story Behind: TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” [EDITORIAL]

Each concert brings a very meaningful theme to show what the concert is actually about. TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” is the fourth concert tour and the first ever world tour concert being carried out starting last year 2012.

Every introductory video or simply known as the ‘opening sequence’ in concerts brings a meaning before the performances are shown.

In this concert, the introductory sequence could probably be theorized and depicted as ‘Gods Rising from the East’. In every concert held by TVXQ! since 2006, all opening sequences show TVXQ! will either arrive or land on Earth.

LIVE WORLD TOUR “Catch Me” starts off with a rainfall on Earth and pans out showing the Sun is dying and begins to lose its fire. The rain on Earth slows down and the raindrops freeze, turning into hail.




As the Earth turns reddish, it shows a presence of a figure, possibly the Queen Cassiopeia or a sorceress, who tries producing a bluish core.




The bluish core ignites from the fire she blew from her mouth and is then dropped onto the droughty star.



The dead star lights up and we see two silhouettes in flames, indicating a reborn from the Sun.



The formation of flaming alphabets ‘T’, ‘V’, ‘X’ and ‘Q’ on the ground of the star can be seen at intervals between the figures.




The figures’ eyes open wide and shows that they are finally awaken.



The scene then continues with the greeting of the names of the newly-born figures of U-KNOW and MAX.



The duo yells and rises, before disappearing into the air and turns into red comets to make their way to Earth as assigned.



Under the red bright rising and flaming sun, Changmin and Yunho emerge and standing tall while the scene ends with a glowing backdrop of the concert’s official logo to signify the tour. A final word is read out from the narrator with “TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR in” and continues with the name of the city TVXQ! is holding that particular concert at.



Review: The storyline of the introductory clip is easy to understand as it truly relates with the name ‘Gods Rising from the East’ towards the end of the scene. Although it might be so-called harsh to see the duo burning in flames while they are still alive, apart from that, the CGI and animation are done in a very well manner. The formation of alphabets in the mid-scene, however, somehow shows partly of the alphabet ‘Q’ so it really lacks of  something to the name TVXQ!.

The soundtrack used for this opening scene is just perfection! I actually enjoy when every names of the cities the duo visits to in each concert are being called out in the ending part of the scene. Don’t you?

Verdict: ★★★★½

SEE ALSO: The Story Behind: TVXQ! The 3rd Asia Tour Concert MIROTIC [EDITORIAL]

[Article written by Douglas from All About Cassiopeia. Any copying, republication or redistribution content other than for personal uses is expressly prohibited.]

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