It seems with every EXO tour I attend, the number of members decreases—and I don’t say this with malice. For their fifth tour, EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration, only six members took to the stage—Lay is still promoting as a solo artist, while Xiumin and D.O. are currently serving national service.
When the group opened the Singapore leg of the tour with “Tempo”, I thought the stage didn’t look too empty despite there being only six members on stage. A while later, it dawned on me—the back dancers made the stage look full. Without the back dancers, you would notice how empty the stage looked.
Nonetheless, the sextet, comprising Suho, Chen, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai and Sehun, gave it their all despite some of the members being under the weather—but more on that later.
They also seamlessly took over the MIA members’ parts and tweaked the dance routines to make the performances look as complete as possible. If you know how the original performances were like, you’d know how much effort the boys put in to tweak the routines for the tour.
Scroll through the gallery to find out what you missed at the Singapore concert.
Images: ONE Production