The popular Kamikaze brand under music giant RS blew out its five birthday candles last Saturday night with an annual concert featuring all 32 of its young stars performing variously solo and in groups.
The sold-out, three-hour event featured 34 songs and medleys, performed by both the original crooners and through the kids in temporary pairings, giving the young fans plenty of chances to scream with delight.
The "Kamikaze the 5th Destiny Concert" offered the 4,000-strong audience a chance to get up close and cosy to their beloved singers thanks to the long H-shaped catwalks but after the initial excitement, the cheers seemed less enthusiastic than at regular RS events.
Both stage side screens were put to good use featuring the lyrics of songs as well as close ups of the singers. Prior to the show, videos were shown of members of the public saying lots of good things about Kamikaze, though many in the audience looked puzzled as to why only openly gay men and katoey had been questioned.
Three new singles debuted at the show:"Nata Dee Mai Mee Fan" by Neko Jump, "Khon Dee Nathee Sudthai" by Four & Mod - their first - and "Mai Mee Thang Mai Mee Ther" by Timethai.
AB Queen, Kiss Me Five, Kat Pat, 7Days, Poppy 3.2.1 and solo singers Panyarisa "Waii" Thienprasit and Kunlamas "Knomjean" Limpawutwaranon took turns on stage, with Demo Project, a four-member ad-hoc grouping of two female singers and two male musicians, staying on the longest, performing a hit and a medley of four covers.
The final song - "Destiny" - was also new and composed especially for the concert. Performed by all 32 singers, it brought home the fact that with the break up of K-otic earlier this year, XIS is the label's only remaining boy band.