My Pi was in Korea last week and I was clearly living under a rock emblazened with the initials S and H because I didn’t register the event until late last night when my Pi radar pinged and asked me to check on his whereabouts. Yamapi (Yamashita Tomohisa) made a quick trip to Korea to perform on MNet Countdown and to set the stage for his two concerts there in mid-April. Pi has a new solo album to promote, the hilariously titled Super Good, Super Bad.
MNET Performance of Party Don’t Stop:
I actually liked this performance! It was less sleazy than “One in a Million” and catchier than “Hadakanbo”. The fangirls were clearly well schooled, especially when they screamed Japanese phrases on cue. Way cute! And when Pi said “Kamsamnida” at the end, I’d be lying if I didn’t melt just a little tiny bit.
I must say that it’s weird to watch Pi perform in front of Korean fangirls. Not that there is anything wrong, but mostly the screeching I hear in his performances are Japanese screams of ecstacy. Rumors are that Pi is seriously considering releasing a Korean album, which is all sorts of ironic if you couple that with Jang Geun Seok going to Japan to release a Japanese album. Keeping branching out, boys!