Another day another concert! This week we got to see The Rose in Zurich. Another Korean band brought their unique fusion of rock and pop to Switzerland last night. Especially lovely to see the 4 members of the band, Woosung, Hajoon, Jaehyeong, and Dojoon play their own instruments. 

The K-Pop hype is slowly but surely seeping into Switzerland too. The excitement was palpable as fans of the Korean band started lining up outside the venue in the early hours of the morning. This was the 3rd Korean act I’ve photographed, so I had high hopes. I expected that their performance and the fans’ enthusiasm would be nothing short of explosive… They certainly lived up to that.

The Rose Lights Up Zurich

Right on time at 8 pm, The Rose took to the stage amidst thunderous applause and loud cheers. The intro was long, you couldn’t see the band yet, but the fans knew what was coming 🙂. The atmosphere was charged with excitement already and the venue was illuminated by the glow of countless light sticks held up. This is what I love about this fandom/genre! The many lights that just give the venue such a warm and fuzzy feeling. 

Infectious Joy and Fan Support

The band’s live performance was not necessarily the most spectacular, but the fans ate it all up. The stage design was simple, but the visuals in the back and the lighting did add some “flavor” to the show. Unfortunately, Woosung, known for his dynamic stage presence, was still in pain from a back injury and had to perform seated for most of the show. Nevertheless, his unwavering dedication to the performance and the outpouring of support from fans only highlighted the strength of The Rose’s bond with their audience.

Despite a slightly different setup, The Rose’s performance managed to captivate the audience with their infectious energy. Special mention must be made to Kpop in Switzerland and The Swiss Roses the organizers of the fan project. Their super professional-looking banners and coordinated efforts added an extra layer of excitement to the evening.

From enthusiastic young women to supportive parents accompanying their early teen children, the audience was a diverse mix of individuals united by their love for The Rose’s music. And while their genre may not typically align with my personal taste, the sheer joy that was literally felt throughout the venue left an impression. It really does show that the power of music to bring people together is real.

Concert Pictures: The Rose in Zurich

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