2PM kicked off their U.S.
tour at Newark’s Prudential Center on November 14.
After a six year career in K-Pop, their “Go Crazy” tour marks the first time the group would make their way through the United States, with scheduled stops in New Jersey, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
The group previously performed in New Jersey in October 2011 for the New York Korea Festival which was held in Overpeck Park.
While they shared the spotlight for the NY Korea Festival, 2PM were the center of attention for their “Go Crazy!” concert.
Like most recent K-Pop concerts, fans began to lineup for hours prior to the show.
For many concertgoers, it would be their first time returning to the Prudential Center since Big Bang performed as part of their “Alive” tour in 2012.
The fans patiently waited to enter the venue, while fondly exchanging stories about their favorite members of 2PM.
2PM delivered an energetic and highly engaging concert which consisted of twenty-three songs including two encores and one medley.
The concert promptly kicked off at 8PM, with a video montage that included a mix of 2PM hits including “Go Crazy!” and “Hands Up.” The first song that was performed by the group was “Heartbeat,” with Wooyoung and Jun.K taking the stage, followed by Nichkhun, Taecyeon, and Junho.
While the audience for all of the members, there were resounding cheers throughout the stadium when Nichkun began to perform during “Heartbeat.” 2PM are one of the strongest groups on JYP Entertainment, with well-developed harmonization and intricately executed choreography.
They kicked off the concert with synchronized dance moves which were delivered with precision.
2PM topped off the choreography of “Heartbeat” by forming a human pyramid, a move which would be replicated on other occasions during their concert.
The group segued from “Heartbeat” into “Without U,” a signature J.Y.
Park (Park Jin Young) track from their 2011 studio album “Hands Up.” Taecyeon led the vocals on “Without U,” before being joined by the rest of the group.
Chansung playfully brought the members of 2PM from the main stage to the extended stage.
The extended stage allowed the group to interact with audience members who were standing in the VIP or General Admission section of the concert.
Fans who were seated in the front rows of the areas closest to VIP were also able to make eye contact with the group.
2PM demonstrated their capability as veteran performers by actively engaging all members of the audience, including those who were seated in the highest seating levels.
2PM transitioned from “Without U” to “Hot.” “Hot” was another fan favorite from their album “Hands Up” which benefits from composition and production by 2PM member Jun.K.
Jun.K is a consummate vocalist whose voice along with Wooyoung, stands out during live performances.
The stage for “Hot” was topped off by an acrobatic leap over Jun.K, which was performed by Junho.
Taecyeon then asked if everyone in the audience was ready to “Go Crazy!”