At 9pm on August 14th, SNSD performed at the outdoor event ‘SUMMER SONIC 2011’ held at the ‘Mountain Stage’ of the Makuhari Messe Convention Center with a capacity of 20,000 people. Although a technical problem occurred and the music stopped during the performance, SNSD managed to put up a great performance until the end and they received good responses from the Japanese fans.
On that day, SNSD performed their Japanese debut songs, starting with ‘Genie’, followed by ‘Mr. Taxi’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Let it Rain’ and ‘Bad Girl’. During the last song ‘The Great Escape’, something went wrong with the sound system.
The audiences described the situation, “Buzzing sounds were heard, but SNSD still stayed calm, and said ‘One more time!’ to the audiences to urge them to sing along.” SNSD then proceeded to finish their stage successfully as they led the audiences together through the song.
‘SUMMER SONIC 2011’, the biggest rock festival event in Japan, is an annual event for 12 years since August 2000, where top Japanese artistes and famous overseas artistes are invited to perform in Tokyo and Osaka.
On the day of SNSD’s performance, a large amount of audiences, ranging from female junior high school students to families with young children were seen, which was an indication of SNSD’s popularity in Japan.
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