What would my life like be without them? I think it would be a life with Shinoda, Kanye, and Lupe. Summer partying in Ibiza with Darude, Basshunter, and Eiffel 65. More gangster, but still fly. Kindergarteners can’t be anything but fly.
I hope they continue to work hard and develop individually. If they were to split up tomorrow, maybe Jonghyun would be able to have a solo career, focused on singing. SHINee is nothing without the whole, and that’s worrying in the long-term, for without individual strength, they will never be able to surpass the popularity of Big Bang, or even TVXQ.
A day to celebrate how far they’ve come, a day to vow to work that much harder.