If you want to see VERIVERY before they inevitably make it “very, very” big, the time is now.
For those in the know, VERIVERY has made a name for themselves over the past three years as one of K-pop’s most talented hidden gems—and they even have receipts.
Back in 2020, YouTuber techie_ray came up with an algorithm to measure the synchronization level of different K-pop groups’ dancing. In the second of two videos where he used his algorithm to unofficially rate various boy groups’ synchronization, VERIVERY came in at No. 1 with an astonishing synchronization level of over 95 percent.
This famously flawless dancing, with its clean angles and jaw-dropping synchronization, was on full display at the New York stop of VERIVERY’s “PAGE : O” tour, which will take them to 16 different cities across the United States and Latin America this fall.
But, unexpectedly, what made their concert at Times Square’s Sony Hall so special wasn’t the group’s undeniable talent—it was the impressive level of attention VERIVERY paid their fans as they personally interacted with them throughout the entire evening.
Here’s just one example: at one point during the show, the group was about to move onto their next song when leader Dongheon suddenly brought things to a halt. The reason for the pause? Dongheon had spotted a fan in the crowd shouting, “Teach me how to dance!”
Instead of continuing with the concert as scheduled, VERIVERY spontaneously decided to give fans an impromptu dance lesson. Yongseung offered “tips” on how to grab everyone’s attention before setting the crowd on fire by busting a sultry move, after which VERIVERY instructed the fan who’d initially requested a lesson to copy his dancing.
That was far from the only time VERIVERY took notice of their fans during the evening. Later on in the night, when Yongseung shared that he’d written the lyrics to their emotional B-side “Fine” while in the United States last year, about not being able to complete their previous tour due to COVID-19, Gyehyeon walked over to the side of the stage to point out that he’d seen specific fans singing along to the song’s lyrics, even though they were in Korean. “I was touched,” said Gyehyeon.
At another point in the concert, Hoyoung noticed a fan in a party hat towards the back of the venue and asked if it was her birthday. (It wasn’t, but they still wound up serenading a nearby fan who was actually celebrating her birthday with the birthday song.)
In contrast to the razor-sharp synchronization for which VERIVERY is mainly known, it was actually these kinds of spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment interactions that made the concert such an unforgettable night for those lucky enough to attend.
In between breathtaking, high-energy performances of powerful songs like “TRIGGER” and a rock version of “G.B.T.B.” (which earned the group their first No. 1 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart—and had the entire…