Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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This was written by a Chinese fan who attended SMTown Live '10 in Seoul

Scenes from the concert have lingered on my mind for the past few days, and so I finally decided to put this fragment of my memory into words. It was along six hours, but time stopped for me from the moment Yunho appeared before me. I'd like to share those feelings with you as a momentum of the event.

This time around, there were only seats at the venue, and my stomach flu really took the life out of me. It had been 10 months since I'd seen him live and my heart was filled with nostalgia. This was also the first time he had performing on stage since the lawsuit, and whether it be Yunho himself or others taking part in the concert, I was completely taken over by anticipation. Perhaps it's because of this that I was so disappointed when reality didn't live up to my expectations. I don't want to make any harsh comments, this is just me recounting what happened that night and how I felt as a Yunho biased fan.

We got there really late and performances had already begun by the time we entered the stadium and found section D2. The entire stadium was packed and fortunately, our seats were still empty. Everyone seemed to be pretty well behaved. Up above, we saw numerous banners, many of them of Yunho fan bases. WISH, DC, ONLY etc. We saw a massive section of red and a beautiful wall of red balloons strung together. We waited and waited. There were technical difficulties with the big screen on several instances, leaving the performances halted. Whist we waited, we heard Cassiopeia singing 'Balloons' and for a moment, I was overcome with emotion. They used white cardboards to form a heart, and this was especially beautiful under the glow of red. Unfortunately, HoMin never got to see this, by the time they came on stage, it had already gone dark.

As the sun set, the first part of the performances came to an end and still there was no sign of the two of them. Most people had gotten quite impatient and were screaming Dong Ban Shin Ki at the top of their voices. My spirits dropped lower and lower as time passed, each time the stage dimmed, I'd sit up straight, straining my eyes and getting my DV at the ready whilst keeping it concealed. After I'd seen two people kicked out for filming and taking photos, I was only able to do it under cover. Still, my nerves had me clutching onto my camera in a death grip. Since there were seats throughout the stadium, the audience was prohibited from standing at all times.

During the break, there was talk to Changmin would be up next, but I didn't understand the Korean so I thought that they'd make an entrance at the beginning of the second part. I think most people thought the same.

The second part was SMP, where one group performed after another. Dong Bang Shin Ki used to play a primary role in these segments, so we all got really excited when the lights dimmed. I almost felt that Yunho would appear right before my eyes. In the end, we were hit with disappointment over and over again. I felt like I was going to break down and there was an ache in my heart completely foreign to me, something I can't quite put into words. Watching Cassiopeia switch their red lights on and off, screaming Dong bang Shin Ki, I knew all of us shared the same thoughts and emotions. Even though we were from different countries, our hearts were together.

Suddenly, the SMTown advertisement started playing on the big screen, and as soon as Yunho's part came on, the entire stadium erupted with screams. It was as though the reminiscence and pain was exploding out of everybody though their screams. The Japanese fans beside me burst into tears as soon as they saw Yunho's face on the screen, and despite trying my hardest to remain composed, I began to cry along with them whilst comforting them at the same time. We were finally going to see Yunho. The stage lights dimmed and a group of dancers spread themselves out on stage, each with a towel in their hand. I didn't really understand what was happening at first, but then I was suddenly hit with the realization that it was them. Music blared from the speakers and two rays of light appeared. The big screen showed silhouettes of Changmin and Yunho being suspended up above on wires. I suddenly thought back to the wires I'd seen over my head at the beginning of the concert. Lifting my head, I saw them descending from a point opposite the main stage. They were the only ones that could demand such an entrance. He was only holding on with one hand initially, but by the time I'd reached for my DV, he had both tightly clasped around the bar. I knew he was afraid of heights so it was actually kind of comical and cute at the same time. At one point, he turned his head to look at the red that dominated the stands and smiled in contentment. He was probably relieved to know that so many people were here to support them.

The first song was a medley of some of DBSK's old songs. It was kind of odd and there were problems with the rhythm. Both HoMin didn't seem to look too good, this was a really important performance for both of them. Eventually, they took over the stage, and as usual, it was charisma overload. Their voices threw the audience into a state of frenzy. Even those who'd remained seated at all other times leaped up and the staff around made no move to stop them, probably because there were so many people standing by then. Or perhaps they just hadn't intended on doing it. After performing together, each member delivered a solo. Both of these were new songs and they were really good. It really cannot be denied that they were born to be on stage. When they spoke to the audience, they used the same DBSK introduction. I felt a little bitter, but hearing the determination in Yunho's voice gave me strength. Seeing him in front of me was more important than anything else in the world, maybe it was because he knew how long we'd all been waiting, so he greeted us and asked how we all were. It was a whole load of Korean, pretty much just exchanging greetings with the audience like you would with a friend. He also said something about how he'd work harder in the future. Listening to his voice gave me a peace of mind. I think a lot of other people felt the same way, we'd all been waiting patiently for this moment. Regardless of the disappointments we'd had to endure, it was enough to know that our presence gave them power and motivation. Even if it was only going to last for a split second, we would've waited and supported them all the same.

Yunho put his everything into the powerful dances, just like the way he used to. We could see the thought and effort he'd put into the performance and that was enough. He was still the same, nothing had changed. He still had the same control over the stage and the same confidence in himself. Is this not the Yunho we've always loved?
Seeing Yunho like this really made the exhaustion and the hours of waiting completely worthwhile.
It was over before any of us could say we'd seen and heard enough. For those who'd been anticipating this moment all along, it was completely unacceptable. But
after I'd calmed down, I realized that this was more than enough. Seeing him shine on stage and progressing the way he was, that was enough no matter how shortlived the moment was.

When he appeared again, it was for the SMTown group performance. He wore the same SMTown clothes as everyone else, and it was as though we'd gone back in time to 913. He had a smile constantly on his face, and just as I'd said before, this was still the Yunho we all knew and loved. My lenses were focused on him the whole time. Maybe that's what liking someone does to you, no matter where they are, you'll be able to spot them in an instant. At the end, all the artists were running around on stage and Yunho had his arm around one person at one moment and a different one the next. More often than not tough, he and Changmin had their arms around one another. They were brothers and it really was a heartwarming picture.

Yunho shouted 'Dong Bang Shin Ki' really loudly towards the end, grabbing a red balloon and turning to face Cassiopeia. All of this had me in a state of shock. He knew there were people supporting him and he was grateful for it. And that is why, if you'd given me six more hours, I'd still have waited and I would've given him the loudest scream of support.

When everything was finally over, I found that I really wasn't too disappointed. Regardless of how long it had lasted, I had seen him on stage with my own two eyes and I had felt the happiness and pride of being a part of Cassiopeia.

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When the red reaches its limit, it becomes more than just that, it becomes an never-ending stretch of crimson. Looking back, you're hit by the realization that this crimson has become a part of your life, something you could never part with - Dong Bang Shin Ki. Their existence is akin to that of God, they're there, deep down in your heart.

SM dedicated years to these five miracles. Their talent and skill is phenomenal, they have personality as well as individual flair, their singing is outstanding and their dancing leaves their audience in awe. They are Dong Bang Shin Ki.

Dong Bang Shin Ki is the epitome of determination, it holds the faith of five separate entities. For these five, Dong Bang Shin Ki is everything. They are a family, Jaejoong the umma, Yunho the appa, the sons - Yoochun and Changmin, and the daughter - Junsu.

When Jaejoong injured his leg, Jung Yunho said 'If the person I love is unable to walk on their own, I'll be their legs.' And that's what he did. When Yunho was poisoned and hopsitalized, Jaejoong sat by his bed and protected him. When Junsu hurt himself, Jaejoong helped push his wheelchair and Changmin, Yunho and Yoochun took turns to check up on him every now and then. So many little things and there's only so much that we know, through photos, through news articles. We grieve, yet when we see the five of them standing together good and well, when we see them performing on stage, when we see them receive an award, when they broke the Guinness World Record, something in our hearts told us that this was more than enough. This is Dong Bang Shin Ki whom we love, the world's one and only, the best group in Asia.

We're drawn towards the five of them, entranced by the bond between them, their friendship, their love, and… No, that's not important. Slowly, gradually, we realize that the crimson has spread throughout our hearts, flowing with our blood, infiltrating the core of our existence. We are with them constantly, we think about them all the time, an image of them smiling at us etched deep in our hearts. We're not merely in love with Dong Bang Shin Ki, we trust them and we have confidence that they will last until the end of time.

When we hear word of devastation, we refuse to believe. We fight against it and we grieve over it. To the point where reading one article after one another brings tears to our eyes, like everything in us is being torn apart. People call it heartache, and that's really what it is.

Then the five were separated, 3+2=5. 3 came to represent JYJ. People have had their worries, their moments of doubt; is Dong Bang Shin Ki still Dong Bang Shin Ki? Still, we've kept faith. Dong Bang Shin Ki will always be Dong Bang Shin Ki.

When Yunho took hold of Changmin's hand on stage and hollered '1,2,3, Hello everybody, we are Dong Bang Shin Ki.' All the pent up emotions became tears of wistfulness, raging from our hearts through to our eyes. We reminisce, thinking back to the days when we'd see five figures standing on stage together as one, it was the picture of hope, glory and magnificence. Just as the clouds up above are inseparable from the sky, Cassiopeia's existence relies on Dong Bang Shin Ki. It is because of these five people that Cassiopeia has become a responsibility. It is because of them that we're willing to wait endlessly and unconditionally. It is because of them that we believe. They will be together and it will always be that way.

We will wait because we know they belong together. They are Dong Bang Shin Ki.

Thank you to every single one of you out there. Thank you Cassiopeia.

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Note’s from Kriszti (submitter)

I’m a Hungarian DBSk fan and I auditioned to a singing talent show with the song ‘Survivor’ and it was airing on TV in Hungary.

Maybe it’s not interesting enough for you, but I wanted to tell you that there are Cassies in the middle of Europe too :)

(around 4:29 minutes in blue T-shirt that’s me)

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Another heartwarming activity accomplished by Cassiopeias!
The Indonesian fans folded 1000 paper cranes for DBSK. In Japan, there is a belief that if a person makes 1000 paper cranes, he/she's wish or request will be granted.
Their wish is to end the problem between JYJ and SM entertainment so all five members can stand on the stage together again.

Always keep the faith!

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New KBS Monday-Tuesday drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal', which aired for the first time on the 30th, released their title logo with an 'and' between 'SungKyunKwan' and 'Scandal'.

This is because the SungKyunKwan School has been requesting KBS and the production company to change the title of the drama as it may bring a negative image to the greatest educational body of the Joseon Dynasty.

The production company has been advertising the drama as 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' until the 26th, when they began adding an 'and' between the two words of the title logo in order to reach a compromise with the school.

Following this, 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' changed its name to 'SungKyunKwan and Scandal' for its first airing on the 30th, and the title logo and watermarks on the photos were fixed on the official website in KBS on the 27th.

However, KBS will continue to advertise the drama as 'SungKyunKwan Scandal'.

According to the production company, it would be a strain to change the title for advertisements as well as viewers have already familiarized themselves with the name 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' and the school agreed to this decision.

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TVXQ members Xiah Junsu and Hero Jaejoong have recently been in recording studios in Seoul recording the KBS 2TV Monday-Tuesday drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" OST. The special part is fellow member Micky Yoochun's acting involvement in the drama.

Other than the inclusion of "Found", a song sung by all three of the members that resembles TVXQ's sunny and bright debut song "HUG", Hero Jaejoong and Xiah Junsu each respectively sang a song that will be included in the drama's soundtrack.

Xiah Junsu expresses, "I really like this song, because I feel a sense of stimulation that I haven't felt for a long time." He also states, "as long as it helps Yoochun, I'd be willing to do anything for him." Hero Jaejoong also expresses, "this is a really interesting project. I believe that there will be constant high ratings and the sales for the main theme song will be hot!"

Micky Yoochun said, "Jaejoong-hyung and Junsu came to support me among their busy schedules by singing together, so I feel very touched. In order to repay them, I will work hard too."

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The airing of ‘Chajada’ at first episode of Micky Yoochun (Park Yoochun)’s drama debut KBS 2TV ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ drawing attention of viewers instantly.

Ever since the conflict between Micky Yoochun, Youngwoong Jaejoong (Kim Jaejoong), and Xiah Junsu (Kim Junsu) with their label SM Entertainment arised in July last year, this would be their first time harmonized together in a song in Korea. The lyrics tells about finding someone who is fated to be loved for the entire life, an impressive love song with bright melody.

Soon after the airing, ‘Chajada’ became on the top of real-time search keyword in various portal sites, showing an explosive reaction.

Netizens responded, “I’m pleased to be able to hear the three people’s voices in the song after a long time.” and “The song has cute melodies and the three voices mixed well in harmony.”

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The SungKyunKwan scholars' first report card hasn't surpassed expectations.

According to AGB Neilsen Media Research, KBS 2TV's new Monday-Tuesday drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' raked in viewer ratings of 6.3%.

The drama was only able to bring in half the ratings of its preceding drama 'Gumiho' and its final 12.9% ratings.


On the other hand, MBC's drama 'Dong Yi' had ratings of 27.3% while SBS' 'Giant' had ratings of 20.9%.

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Ayu, Koda, and Many Others Performing a Gorgeous “Symphony”! Singing Komuro’s Official Theme Song of a-nation’10

Live outdoor summer tour sponsored by Avex ‘a-nation’10′ (4 cities, 6 performances, 260,000 spectators) had its final performance on last 29th held at Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo.

At the end of live, Ayumi Hamasaki (31), Koda Kumi (27), TRF, and other 16 pair or around 33 artists gathered together on stage. The all stars then sang a-nation’10 official theme song composed by music producer Tetsuya Komuro (51) entitled “THX A LOT”.

The live started from 2 pm to 9 pm, rocking the audiences with 7 hours live performance.

Komuro emerged the event as a surprise guest, “To commemorate the 10 year anniversary, this song was made, thanks to everyone who participated. It would be nice if it becomes your humming song once you leave this place.”

‘THX~’ was only performed in Tokyo on August 28th. The artists voice echoed at the night sky of Chofu that was decorated by fireworks, ended this major summer event with 54,000 spectators.

Ringtone of the songs, will be included in solo album that is going to be released this fall.

[Artists Performers - Kumi Koda, GIRL NEXT DOOR, ICONIQ, Kie Kitano, SPEED, AAA, Remioromen, DJ Hello Kitty, Risa Hirako, IKKO, Every Little Thing, May J, Otsuka Ai, Goto Maki, JUNSU / JEJUNG / YUCHUN, TRF, Ayumi Hamasaki, a-nation's party (order of appearance)]

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Monday, August 30, 2010

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