As promised: the Gee rant.
This song, as I said in the review, became ultra-popular in Asia. Part of the promotion of the song was not done by SNSD members directly, but by other bands who imitated the cute dance. It was particularly popular among the male idol groups.
Groups who took on this song include 2PM, 2AM, Super Junior, SHINee, Beast, FT Island, Dong Bang Shin Ki, U-Kiss, and girl group KARA has even sung to it on a show.
The song was actually performed by a mixture of 2AM, 2PM, Super Junior, and SHINee members on korean music programs once under the name “Wonderboys” or “Boys Generation”.
Super Junior member Heechul took “Gee” fandom to a whole new level in Super Junior’s Asia-wide concert series Super Show 2. When preparing for the concert he made members audition and chose only 9 (out of 13) to perform Gee together on stage. The members were each assigned by Heechul to be paired with a member of SNSD and their names were combined with that members for their shirts (Heechul and Jessica formed Heesica, Sungmin and Hyoyeon formed Hyomin, Leeteuk and Taeyeon formed TaeTeuk and so on). But wait, that isn’t the end of it. If it stopped here it wouldn’t be so unusual. Heechul also made the members shadow their SNSD member for a day to “learn the members mannerisms” and get into the image of that member more. But wait, that still isn’t the end of it. He made them dress in drag as well.
Since then the Wonderboys got back together (with a few member changes) and once again performed the song in drag.
So here are some videos of “Gee” as performed by many different groups. I will also put a link to the Super Junior version of the song performed in the Super Show 2 tour. There is also a news clip that has video of the members in drag, so I’ll try and track that down for you too. Since more groups started dancing Gee it kind of became a competition of who could exaggerate it the most, you’ll see what I mean.
M.BLAQ and Beast
2PM (with SNSD watching)
2PM (after seeing a video and many fans dancing it)
2PM, 2AM, SHINee, Super Junior “Boys Generation”
Super Junior, Big Bang, SHINee, 2AM “Wonderboys”
SHINee’s Key version
Super Junior Ballad Version
Super Junior first Drag version- Sungmin, Kangin, Heechul, Eunhyuk
~~This one was part of a show, the members had to have a drag competition to decide who got dinner~
Leeteuk and Eunhyuk
Super Junior Version- Audio from Super Show 2 live album
Super Junior + SHINee drag version
Super Junior Gee- Super Show 2 fancam, this would be the drag version. I couldn’t find a news report, but this isn’t bad