JYJ officially kicked off their first solo concert titled “JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul” on November 27th, 2010 at the Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium. More than 30,000 fans which consist of locals and foreign fans across Asia flocked to the venue just to see the boys in action. The boys will put on another show today (November 28th). Click for more concert photos!
Before the concert started, JYJ expressed their condolences to the victims of YeonPyeong.
The concert was scheduled to start at 7PM but it got delayed for an hour which left the fans freezing out in the cold. However, Jaejoong compensate by apologizing to them via his twitter. JYJ belted out a total of 20 songs from their album including solo numbers of each members and revealed two new tracks titled ‘Mission’ and ‘IDeal Scenario’.
The whooping 2 and a half hours concert was directed by American concert producer Jerry Slaughter who has worked with Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Pussycat Dolls and etc.
The original plan to cover the stadium like a dome to maximize the lighting effect as well as the sound quality was halted due to the bad weather. Unfortunately, the rain has tear down the tent structure of the dome which took them 3 days to install it. JYJ could not hide their disappointment but they have prepared a splendid performance for the fans. SungkyunKwan Scandal Cast Yoo Ah In & Song Joong Ki
Kpop Celebrities were also spotted the concert which includes MBLAQ’s Seung Ho & Mir alongside with SungkyunKwan Scandal Yoo Ah In and Song Joong Ki.
Jaejoong performing his solo track ‘Still In Love’ while getting too close with a female dancer which caused the fans to go ‘gaga’
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If you follow me on Twitter then you'll already have read this...
I'll admit that I'm quite a sentimental person, I get emotional quite easily... and from those emotions come memories.
Let us go back in time to November 21st 2009, what was meant to be an ordinary day for most. What made it different for us, for TVXQ was that it was the day of the Mnet Asian Music Awards - the original date of Shenzhen in Mirotic
MAMA 09 was the first time we saw not 5, but 3 walk on stage to receive their award...
Back in MKMF 08, TVXQ was the focal point of the night. Who would've thought that a year on... a year on, we'd be left with 3...?
3 people who, despite being singers, were unable to perform.
Yoochun 'I've never wanted to sing on stage so badly'
And then there was Jaejoong, talking to 'those two people' who should've been on stage with them, but weren't.
Do you remember the way your heart broke when you heard Jaejoong choke up as he said 'those 2 friends'?
When they looked down from stage & saw the sea of 'I Believe' banners, they smiled in gratitude for our faith.
There is nothing worse than seeing your stoical expressions on stage. Nothing - not even the tears.
In the past year, the name 'TVXQ" has come to mean a lot more than it used to. We now have something to protect, something to fight for.
Perhaps some of us were angered by the concert cancellation or by the fact that JYJ chose to attend MAMA in the absence of HoMin. Others understood & accepted the situation. Not as a form of submission, no - it was an act of faith. We chose keep faith in our boys. We refused to let anything waver our belief. Fans poured in despite the cancellation. Stalls were set up. Our ocean of red remained.
We couldn't see you in person, but we comforted ourselves with memories. People cheered, laughed and cried as though you were truly there.
When the 3 members attended MAMA, they heard Cassiopeia's voices. They heard 'Hug', 'Balloons' & 'Mirotic'. And every now and then, the camera would zoom in on one of the many 'I Believe' signs.
On the same day, in 2 different places, Cassiopeia showed the world that we will always remain united. As long as our boys need us, we'll be there to for them, screaming their names in unison. Cassiopeia will always be with TVXQ.
If ever you seek comfort, know that you'll find it in us.
Don't let the lies, the rumors & the fights get to you. We are nothing but bystanders, we'll never truly comprehend.
A fan of Yunho once said 'I'll keep believing & I'll give you my trust. Nevermind the rumors and the lies - as long as we have confidence, we'll see truth & reason'
When the clouds clear, when the days of sorrow are over, we'll be met with joy, reconciliation and happiness.
But for now, keep believing and always keep the faith.
I'll be doing this on a weekly basis from now on
Credits: TVXQBaidu Trans by: dorfehh@DBSKnights Shared by: DBSKnights
Alright.. Well.. I was having so much fun that I stopped taking photos about a 3rd of the way through the concert, so I don't have much visual stuff to share. However, My seat was right next to the right-hand side of the stage, which turned out to be Junsu's side! I'm JaeChun bias.. so please keep this in mind as you read this fan account.
Okay.. the previous night I couldn't sleep a wink, I was up by 5am, and at the Olympic Dome by 6:30am.. then it starts to hail. As time wore on, that hail turned to sleet, then snow, then more hail with thunder & lightning. Everyone was huddled under the staff tents trying to stay warm and my silly self was wearing shorts with nylons! LOL! I froze my tail off! But as the weather grew worse I became more excited! ;) You see, bad weather for me is the best luck I can have! Only later did I find out what that luck would bring!
So, from 6:30am (and mind you, I skipped breakfast cuz the stores were closed) to 1:00pm I did nothing but stand in line. First, I was in one line to see if I could upgrade my ticket to VIP, the answer was "No" at 11am. Turned out to be a good thing later! ;) Then I moved to the Goods line and stood in it until 1pm when they began selling goods.. and I continued to stand in it for another whole hour until I had reached the front of the line to get my goods. I bought me a blanket (as I said, I was freezing my tush off) & I got me the concert book; which turned out to be the 100 pg photo book that everyone was raving about online! Kya! It came with a JYJ phone strap which I immediately put on my phone the very first chance I got. By this point, Jiji had been waiting for me at the Jamsil Subway stop for an hour cuz we were supposed to meet at 1pm. So I rushed to meet her and we went to TimeOut where we saw Yoochun's Mom! XD
It was Jiji's first time seeing her so she was excited when I pointed her out! The place was PACKED with fans! The line was all the way to the door and everyone was trying to take pictures through the crowd! It was a blast! We got our ice cream and Yoochun's Mom looked at me & smiled! She actually recognized me from the first time we met! I had met her 3 or 4 weeks ago and had given her a note for the guys... The manager smiled too cuz I've become somewhat of a regular there & he has seen me several times.. I wanted to ask her if Yoochun read my note but I forgot in the moment we spoke. I only showed her my concert goods bag and she simply beamed, then bowed as she thanked me for supporting her son in going to the concert. ^^ Jiji & I sat down to eat our ice cream and met all kinds of Cassie's and Bigeast fans. We ended up spending almost an hour at TimeOut! Then we got a big group of us going to the concert and we all heading to the stadium. We were back at the stadium by about 5pm and the weloveJJ bus was there and they were selling goods. The place had gone from crowded when I had left, to absolutely INSANE!!! There was so many people that you could hardly move! You had to squeeze past people to get anywhere! I immediately went to stand in yet another line in order to get into the stadium and take my seat. So many Japanese fans were there! I'm SO glad I know some Japanese! XD They were so impressed to see a foreigner & every one of them asked me where I was from! I only saw about 10 non-Asian foreigners the whole night out of the whole 50,000 person crowd that was there! So I was representing the USA fans! ;) We finally were let into the concert at about 6:30p, only to find out that the Dome had been damaged by the storm and the "Newly covered Dome" was still open to the elements. Part of the stage had been messed up due to the previously mentioned storm that morning and there was snow everywhere! The staff gave us all free hand warmers, so that made up for it a little bit. I finally found my seat, which was originally in the middle section near the back of the ground floor, only to find out that my seat was now RIGHT NEXT TO THE STAGE with NO ONE between me and the stage!! I was so excited! I had a feeling that Jaejoong would come right down that part of the stage and look straight at me, so I made sure to keep my AKTF 48 sign ready! lol... I continually forget how God likes to pull my chain and how ironic my life tends to be... Remember how I mentioned that I'm JaeChun bias? lol.. You'll understand why I say God likes to pull my chain soon.. However, I was NOT to be disappointed this night!!
The mishap with the dome caused the concert to be delayed. So, JYJ came out and introduced themselves, apologizing for the delay. They were so handsome! & I could see them well from my seat, even though they were about 300ft away. After they left the stage, the staff began showing the flash mob video on the big screens and we had to wait another 30mins for the show to start, but none of us cared! The show started with a bang and lots of fireworks! I'm not going to go through the whole concert, because then I'd be writing a novel, but it was AMAZING!!! Their outfits were sexy, yet classy. Twice they spoke and teased each other on stage which had us all laughing. I don't understand very much Korean, but at one point Jaejoong and Yoochun were teasing Junsu for being the only one WITHOUT a glowing sign with his name on it up in the stands. Poor Junsu!The second time they spoke, they talked about Twitter and again.. Junsu was being teased the whole time! XD Poor guy! They teased him through the whole concert! But he took it in stride and teased them back, so everyone was laughing and smiling. Not only that! Junho was there!!! One of the times they came out and spoke they mentioned that Junsu was the only one to have family show up to the concert then Junho's face appeared on the big screens! He laughed, stood & bowed, then waved to everyone! It was AMAZING!! He's just as handsome as his brother!
Their dance moves were sexy and they have DEFINITELY grown up! I'm a new cassie, but I fell in love with their younger videos and pics.. They always seemed so sweet and innocent! But when Jaejoong had his first solo some of the back up dance girls who were dress quite scantily came up and began removing his clothes.... Kya! EVERYONE about died! We all were screaming our heads off! They only took off his jacket and tie... but that was enough to get the imagination going! They danced with the girls in such a sexy way I about fainted! Even Yoochun was in on it!!! And, of course, Junsu was using his hips again.. and the camera had to zero in on that too, which made the ENTIRE crowd SCREAM with excitement. Which made Junsu smile.. lol! It was all a little too much for me.. I'm kind of conservative when it comes to that sort of thing.. Some say I'm just shy.. lol!
Oh but their smiles took my breath away! I about melted in my seat! I cried when I finally got to see them... This was my first concert EVER with ANY of our guys!!! So I made sure that I held my AKTF 48 (48 = 'For infinity') sign up high throughout the entire concert and I'm sure they saw it. At one point near the beginning when JYJ was at center stage, Yoochun looked my way (as I said, I was 300ft away from center stage) and seemed to be trying to see what my sign said! Kya! I was the only person with a sign at the concert! & about a 3rd of the way through the concert.. the most amazing thing happened! Well.. for those around me anyway.. JYJ started a new song and JUNSU came down the right side of the stage and stood no more than 30ft away from me! I screamed my head off and held up my sign, but he was looking past me at the rest of the fans and soon moved back to center stage. I laughed... 'Oh well..' I thought, 'I want Jae to see me anyway..'
However.. that didn't happen.. instead JUNSU came back down the right side again near the end of the concert and stood in that same spot he did before. Only this time.. HE LOOKED STRAIGHT AT ME!!!! He read my sign & smiled, nodded, then looked at the rest of the fans for a moment.................. Then he was looking straight at me again!!! KYAAAA!!!!!! He actually looked straight into my eyes and held my gaze for almost a whole minute!!! He gave me his sweetest smile and another gentle nod as if to say 'I will' in answer to my sign then he walked back to center stage! KYAAA!!! I about died! I collapsed into my seat and started to cry & squeal... and in that single moment.. Junsu stole my heart!!!!! He actually saw me! Read my sign! And nodded in acknowledgment!!! I think he was somewhat impressed to see this girl with bright red hair in a sea of Asians sitting right next to the stage holding up a beautifully made AKTF sign with a big heart on it!!! LOL!!!
*dreamy sigh* Omg.. I am NEVER going to complain about his new signature move ever again!!! If he can look at me the way he did at the concert......... wow................. *sigh* I'm in heaven! Now all I need to do is met them! I wonder if he'll remember me?
I follow them on Twitter, as I am sure everyone else does.. so I changed my name to YunHee_AKTF48 in hopes that he might recognize it and maybe talk to me one day... One can dream right!? Anyway, the rest of the concert was amazing! Lots of dancing and fireworks! The flash mob was a success! Everyone was frozen to the bone, even the guys! I could see all of them shivering on stage, even though they tried hard to hide it. Junsu succeeded for the most part to hide it, but Jaejoong's hands were beat red from the cold and he even stuttered a little.. Poor things! They didn't have the luxury of being wrapped up in blankets with hand warmers like us fans did... But they proudly stood through it and gave us all an amazing show! When they did their solos, they each thanked us for our cheers afterwards.. Jaejoong seemed to be a bit emotional after his because he paused for a long moment before saying thank you.. ^^ They were all so happy that we came for the concert! I thought Junsu or Yoochun was going to cry at some points! They were on the verge of tears, they were so happy!
But, the concert couldn't go on forever and eventually.. it came to an end.. Everyone was so cold that we couldn't even get a proper 'Encore' cheer going! But it's probably a good thing, because our guys were so cold out on that stage.... They needed to get warmed up and so did us fans! So everyone left... I hung out for a while, debating on whether or not to try and give them the gifts I had brought for TVXQ.. but in the end, the cold won out and I went home. I decided it'd be best to actually meet them in person through their family members after they were well rested and when they were more comfortable, than after a concert in the freezing cold when they're exhausted... I live in Korea now, so I have plenty of time to give them their gifts! ;) Anyway.. that was my night! For those of you who were there.. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!! For those who will see it today... HAVE A BLAST!!!! And for those who couldn't make it.... I wish you could have been there.... Credits: YunHee (Ashley) Shared by: DBSKnights
Jaejoong has a cold and some interesting photos for us. Should I be scared? ;) (Jaejoong) Did you all sleep well>^^ (10:00am KST) (Jaejoong) I didn't realize till now because I was so nervous..But I woke up today..with a cold..ㅜㅠㅠ (10:01am KST) (Jaejoong) I'm going to be uploading some interesting photos today, so anticipate what is to come^^haha (10:05am KST)
Compilation of Junsu's Tweets Today (With a couple of Jaejoong's) (English Tweet/Junsu) Good morning~!!^^ (12:35pm KST)
(Junsu) I fell asleep completely exhausted yesterday..^^ But did you know that I fell asleep smiling thanks to you all?~ Above all things, your dance moves during the Be My Girl remix filled us with such joy..Thank you so much~ (12:40pm KST)
(Junsu) Sigh~ Those two days went speeding by^^;; (12:42pm KST)
(Junsu) Jaejoong hyung was so moved yesterday.. The sight of Jaejoong hyung crying his eyes out like that.. I had never seen that before...haha;; Will Jaejoong hyung not like it if I say this..?? Anyway, seeing him cry like that made Yoochun and me cry with him..But they were tears of joy... And it was all thanks to you guys.^^ (12:46pm KST) (Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic When I think about yesterday, I feel so embarrassed.. I don't think I'll be able to look Junsu and Yoochun in the eye for the time being (2:53pm KST)
(Junsu) Oh and you all heard Yoochun's rap part during Mission yesterday, right..? I mentioned it in a previous tweet.. but that's the rap making Yoochun did in a mere five minutes.. Clap clap clap. What a cool guy (12:55pm KST)
(kynot) @0101xiahtic Oppa, I like Fallen Leaves and Mission the mostㅠㅠㅠMissionㅠㅠㅠㅠFive minute rap makingㅠㅠYoochun-sama is a geniusㅠㅠㅠBut you're all geniuses and the bestㅠㅠ (1:01pm KST) (Junsu) @38chronicle Thanks~ (1:11pm KST)
(seorakoo) @0101xiahtic Junsu-sama, I was amazed by your talent once again. The song called Mission.. I really believe that you are a genius. You receive a Pass!! (1:06pm KST) (Junsu) @sr_alla Thank you~ I'll keep devoting myself further to music (1:14pm KST)
(Junsu) The feast of the stars, shining bright and dreaming the same dream under the same sky. I load my body onto this festival for the song we will sing once more some day, and that day is sure to come.. When the flowers fall, we will start again.. Fallen Leaves isn't a song dedicated to a beloved woman (1:25am KST)
(Sung Pil) Guys^^~~~Great job.. Rest well, set aside any regrets for now..And focus on taking care of your health~~^^*JYJ is the best, best, best♥♥♥ http://twitpic.com/3b8iee (1:51pm KST) (Junsu) @kangsungpil Hyung, thank you so much for coming^^ (2:12pm KST) (Sung Pil) @0101xiahtic You were the best~~ Junsu^^* You guys were amazing as expected.. All I can say to you is that you are the best ^^* Now, take care of your health~~ Let's meet up this week ^^~ (2:15pm KST)
(John aka Egg) @mjjeje @6002theMicky @0101xiahtic Don't just stand there speaking Korean so well amongst yourselves, teach me~~!! I help you with your English~!!! (5:54pm KST) (Junsu) @elbowyeish Hyung, your Korean is so cute keke On the other hand, I think you're really good at English~!!^^ (7:02pm KST) (Jaejoong) @elbowyeish Hyung, I'm studying Korean too.. Korean spelling and word spacing is so hard.. (8:21pm KST)
Compilation of Jaejoong's Tweets Today (Sung Pil) Jaejoong~~ Yesterday, you were..Yoochun and Junsu's reliable hyung.. The most reliable hyung~~ You communicated with your dongsaengs on stage.. and became one with your fans~~ I'm sure Junsu and Yoochun felt your heart's intentions and followed along!!! You were the best, dongsaeng^^* (3:41pm KST) (Jaejoong) @kangsungpil Thank you, hyung.. I cried so much at the after party yesterday that I honestly feel too embarrassed to call them..haha..;; Because I cried like such a little kid ha (8:23pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Yesterday.. I started crying because something inside of my heart, that I had been locking away for the past year, just seemed to burst out with a "Bang", and I cried again when Yoochun came to comfort me,. And then I cried again when Junsu came to comfort me.. Then we all got together and said "I love you""We have to be eternal.." to each other, danced.. and cried..Thanks Junsu hyung and Yoochun hyung (8:28pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Oh..There are a lot of people who are wondering what the meaning of "Nine" is.. It literally means "9".. (8:33pm KST)
(Jaejoong) It's because it's been around 9 years from when we all first started living together, after Yoochun was the last to join, till now. (8:37pm KST)
(Jaejoong) The reason why it took so long for me to write the lyrics for "nine" was because..I was wondering if it would be better to use poetic expressions.. or other ways of expression.. And because it was the first song we were to present to you at the concert, I wanted to express "Talking right in front of your eyes" so it turned out like this,, (8:51pm KST)
(Jaejoong) "pierrot" was originally a R&B song with a piano instrumental.. But we were working hard to add another dance piece, so a new song was born with a completely different color. (8:59pm KST)
(Jaejoong) And "My scenario" is a song created as a spin off of "pierrot". These two songs were originally one song~ (9:06pm KST)
(Jaejoong) The title was "I Deal scenario" so we made it "I.D.S".. (9:12pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Originally for Nine.. I wanted to arrange the song thinking of our "Beginning" so I used the basic chords that I learned when Yoochun first began teaching me how to play the piano, and I created the melody so that it would remind people of music from 10 years ago.. Yoochun didn't even know that and said "Hyung..It has kind of an old feeling to it?haha".. (Sorry Yoochun haha) (9:22pm KST)
(Jaejoong) The songs composed by the members this concert were all completely composed, arranged and had their lyrics written by the members. (9:27pm KST)
(Jaejoong) I'm finally revealing it http://yfrog.com/0i73028672j (9:34pm KST)
(Jaejoong) JiJi and JjiJji are fighting http://yfrog.com/2898u0j (9:41pm KST)
(Jaejoong) And we really enjoyed all the warm food our fans sent us during the days of the concert, thank you so much everyone. I was deeply moved by the bus which surprised me the first time I saw it ㅜ I was so thankful that I thought, "Am I worthy enough" to have fans make a bus like that for me ㅠ (9:48pm KST)
(Jaejoong) Hmph, I'm going to have a midnight snack haha See you later (9:52pm KST)
(Jaejoong) I'm going to go make the ramen that I received from some Japanese fans a couple of days ago! To all the Japanese fans who came to Korea (for us) despite the cold, thank you so much! (9:56pm KST)
You make me hungry D: (Jaejoong) I made and ate some curry udon~ http://yfrog.com/3zfn70j (10:56pm KST)
Jaejoong's Secret Curry Udon Recipe (Jaejoong) First, you cook the udon noodles, then you add the curry and a small amount of water, then you slice your beef into small pieces and drop them in and you're done! (11:00pm KST)
Jaejoong's Feet, Hrm (Jaejoong) I apologize (for posting a picture like this) at night..^^ http://yfrog.com/0jsk1nsj (12:07am KST)
Oh ho. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR (Jaejoong) Yes, I posted it just so I could brag about how pretty my feet are..If I actually said that I'd be too embarrassed to come back on Twitter hahahahaha Good night for now, I'm going to go exercise ^^ (12:12am KST)
Shane is back! (YUS) (Shane) @mjjeje Have you been well? You're truly a monster of Twitter! HAHA Me too. You have to write back in English! #twitteraddict (2:54am KST) (Jaejoong) @shaneyoon I'm going to bed now ha^^ What time is it in America right now? Anyway, I want to see you soon~ (3:05am KST)
Jaejoong heads off to bed (Jaejoong) Good night everyone^^ (3:05am KST)
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