JYJ who Finished First World Tour: “We are Proud of Ourselves Solidifying Musically”
JYJ, who finished their first world tour, revealed their satisfaction: We are proud at ourselves solidifying musically”.
In a meeting with the press after the performance on the 3rd, they relayed their impressions as follows: “There are some parts which we wish had been better, but we are more satisfied (with this concert) than with any other concert. We think that we decorated a stage that was the most true to “JYJ.” Above all, we are so proud of the fact that we were able to create a full/complete concert with only our own songs.”
Q: Member Kim Jaejoong, interestingly (T/N: literally, “unusually”), participated as executive director. What prompted this?
Jaejoong: There is an advantage in that because I myself stand on the stage and sing, I can look after even detailed aspects which the staff (who do not themselves stand on the stage and perform) do not know. Because I thought that I could make the stage that is maximally the best since I understand both sides, I volunteered to direct. I feel fortunate that it seems that the members, too, are satisfied.
Q: Kim Jaeoong directed—how did the other members feel about that?
Junsu: It was really great because it was a stage on which a singer could show his capabilities 100%. Jaejoong was so enthusiastically involved in the concert—he even went to Dong Dae Moon (T/N: a large open market in Korea) to himself pick out the fabric for the stage costumes. At the thought that I could depend on the member like this, I felt thankful and reassured/confident.
Yoochun: Jaejoong paid attention to every detail one by one meticulously and so created a great stage. At first I called him “Kim Direct” (T/N: Yoochun teased him) but later I naturally called him “Director-nim.” He did that well.
Q: Are there any “episodes”?
Yoochun: Because Jaejoong was so absorbed in the directing, he forgot for a bit his duties as a singer. Even during the concert, you are supposed to look at the Q-Seat and change clothes, but he kept paying attention to the directing and only looking at the monitors. He even forgot to change his outfit.”
Q: This World Tour is also the last promotion for the World Wide Album. Point out its meaning.
Jaejoong: Before, it was sufficient that one puts the spoon on top of a set table (T/N: a Korean proverb which describes a situation in which one needs to do nothing because everything has been prepared for him). Because this time I had to take care of everything, I thought I would go insane, it was so difficult. However, I think that with such process we improve ourselves.
Junsu: I am so proud of the fact that we can put on a concert with only our own songs. But at the World Wide Album, I have a few regrets about it. It is an album in which well-known producers such as Kanye West and Rodney Jerkins participated, and it was #5 of the “Albums of this Year” that Billboard picked last year. But because there had been no opportunities to show the songs in Korea, the good songs did not become known. I feel that there are many mountains yet to be climbed. But I feel that through these things, the members become more solid– musically, and as individuals. Also, my thankful heart for the members becomes even stronger.”
Source: Daily Sports
Translation Credit: JYJ3
Tagged: Director Kim, JYJ, JYJ in Thailand, JYJ World Tour Concert
im so proud of these boys..
love them to death
love them so much
Director kim jaejong great job well done.JYJ you did a great success in your thailand concerts, we are looking forward for your up coming world tour concert.God is guiding you always.GO for it JYJ!!!!!!!
I’m proud of them <33
Love them so much
“Jaejoong was so enthusiastically involved in the concert—he even went to Dong Dae Moon (T/N: a large open market in Korea) to himself pick out the fabric for the stage costumes.”
Direct-nim is just awesome! It’s regretful that they aren’t able to fully promote The Beginning in Korea because of things we already know about, but as JYJ fans, we will always know that this album is the one thing that serves as JYJ’s difference from all other Korean artists. They did an album that still sold well dispite of not being promoted enough and they have shared songs from that album that have made our hearts happy. These are things nobody can take away from JYJ.
What they are doing now, the new things they are trying and the new things to come will further their mark in the music industry and will put them at a level no artist has ever achieved in Korea. And because of this, I will forever stay by their side.
Hugs and kisses ‘Sammie’, one of the twins. 🙂 I’ll simply agree with everything you say. Especially your last paragraph, I’m loving that especially.
Your ‘mother-hen’. 😉
Group hug? I’ve got goosebumps & I’m almost crying with pride & happiness for our boys!
Yes a group hug of joy is definitely in order! 🙂
*happily hugging twin & mother-hen*
@ sam-sam, one of the naughty twins; I lend your words to make them mine. I totally agree and I feel the same as you.
The Beginning is very special to me because of its meaning about JYJ making huge efforts to lauch their independent career worldwide despite all the problems they’ve been having. It’s also special because it was sung in english, allowing me to understand them directly. Certainly, they’re here to stay and to do great things, and we are fortunate to be able to witness and support them through the whole way.
“But because there had been no opportunities to show the songs in Korea, the good songs did not become known” ..feel sad!! but JYJ you guys this amazing so far..and JYJ become stronger and stronger, better and better…sooo proud of you!!! always in you side!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cannot be more proud of them. <333333 May the following concerts be just as successful as the Thailand one.
I´m so proud of you JYJ!
Junsu and Yoochun´ words about “Director Kim”
Really touching! *sobs*
Ah, Jae! You are AWESOME!
Lo dije en otro post. estoy orgullosa de ellos. Este concierto era muy, muy importante y lo han superado con creces. No hay limites a lo que puedan hacer.
Me imagino a Jae acostado con una enorme sonrisa en su cara. El director Kim lo logró y ha sido perfecto. Cada vez vuelan más alto. Me gustaría que la “Sra” por ser educada Tita, recordara ahora lo de las alas… que estupidez no apostar a JYJ.
@Castalia; I agree with you. Unfortunately, there are bad intended people who likes to harm those who try to succeed by themselves. Aún existen personas que insisten en que JYJ solo tiene valor si se reune nuevamente con HOMIN, sin importar nada más. Solo importa lo que esta gente inconciente y cabeza hueca desea.
Proud forever with these gorgeous JYJ
Time will redeem them.. 1 or 2 years from now.. the wqhole world will know the awesomeness in JYJ and those who disregarded them and stomp on them will surely regret that they’ve hurt such passionate, artistic and wonderful souls.. I pray for they growth in all aspects of life, financially, emotionally, spiritually, talent-wise so that their journey ma become complete.. money wont buy you a good life that’s for sure..
1 0r 2 years from now.. they will gain more than what TVXQ5 ever achived..
in term of popularity ^& recognition of general public i mean, coz musically they’ve grown sooo much then they’re used to be…
proud.. proud.. so proud… T~T
So damn proud… I can’t express how much!
LOL I keep abusing the word “proud” for them but these guys truly deserve it.
JYJ don’t worry..I have ur beginning album…and I listen it everyday :)..
Love ur talents and purity..
We are proud of u..
LOL I need the “episodes” of Director Kim forgetting to change on DVD XD
“But I feel that through these things, the members become more solid– musically, and as individuals. Also, my thankful heart for the members becomes even stronger.”
I love this line from Junsu sama. All those roadblocks and hurdles only made them stronger and better. I never hear them whine over their predicaments, only positive words and actions to overcome it. So.Proud.To.Be.JYJ.Fan.
I’d also like to see the “episodes” of JJ getting changed too thanks! *perve mode firing on all cylinders*
so proud to be their fan..u will stay in my heart 4ever
i am sooo happy for them and very proud!! there’s no stopping them now!! The sky’s the limit!!!
“Jaejoong was so enthusiastically involved in the concert—he even went to Dong Dae Moon to himself pick out the fabric for the stage costumes.”
He did that?? Director Jaejoong-nim is jjang!!
“Because Jaejoong was so absorbed in the directing, he forgot for a bit his duties as a singer. Even during the concert, you are supposed to look at the Q-Seat and change clothes, but he kept paying attention to the directing and only looking at the monitors. He even forgot to change his outfit.”
I can totally picture the mad dash to change clothes when he realized this O__O
I AM SO DAMN PROUD!!!
Its just an indescribable feeling.
It fills up my heart and makes me relates to them and to all their fans (esp here!).
We are the true family!! We go through thick and thin!!!! We will not let go of their hands and they will always keep us in their minds!
Kim JaeJoong, Park Yuchun, Kim Junsu!! You guys are the best!!!
Spelling…. L..O..V..E for JYJ around the world!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I don’t have enough words to tell how proud I’m of JYJ. They are the best!!!
So proud of JYJ! And even using the word “proud” doesn’t seem to encompass what I am feeling. I feel like I am going to burst with happiness for them!
All of their hard work has paid off and as their tour continues, more people will get to see how amazing, creative, loving, and dedicated they are! And we will continue to stand beside you with the upmost love and support!
I have to say that I don’t want JJ to be director anymore. He has to grow so fast for the past 2 years. Why did he bring all the burdens on his shoulder?
He considered it as the way to grow. But he’s just 26 years old, so young to be burdened by the role of a director, especially when he’s got his passion as a singer. Look at the tireness in his eyes. Hear what he said “It’s so difficult. I have to take care of everything”.
The trust is that I want him to do just what he wants to do. Don’t push yourself so hard. I want you to be pure, dorky sentimental Jaejoong forever.
I understand u, BB. I also see JJ’s tired eyes before the concert, and I’m also a bit worried about his health. But we should have known better. JJ is really a hardworking person. If he’s not directing, then he’s staying up very late just to compose and arrange songs. And even if he’s tired, he’s still happy, because everything he does is for the fans who love him and wait for them.
Ah…I’m just so happy for them! I am so happy for Jaejoong! He’s really maturing so fast, and I love the fact that he’d take even the hardest task just to fulfill their promise to make the fans happy and rebound their love to their fans.
Same as with Junsu and Yoochun. Now that they’ve broken their ties with their former agencies, they’re truly maximizing their talents even with all the obstacles! And I can see that they’re much happier now. I wish them to be happy always. I love them so much. They’re truly inspiring people!
Jj made a newbie director mistake — he took care of everything! That’s what assistants are for. But he’s only 26, he’ll recover. And he’ll learn fast. 😀
I think this was an excellent experience for him, and likely got out a lot of the frustration that was likely building up over the years from not having any control over the concerts. From everything that I’ve seen, I approve very highly of the result. I like the stage design, it wasn’t too big but was effective in letting everyone see them. They don’t need a bunch of fancy effects — the lasers, lifts, and the few props are enough.
I hope he gets a good rest with the extra week off. I think this unconditional success will see a bunch of the weight lift off his shoulders. (They were likely feeling jinxed by this point.)
Knowing JJ, he probably was anal about assigning work to assistants he probably doesn’t really know (+ wanted everything perfect for his stars). They also probably lack manpower, as seen by the lack of good PR work by C-JeS. But you are right, he is learning, and the good thing about these boys/men, they actually improve every time.
Totally agree with you.They have to learn somewhere if you want to be in this business or any other business.As a matter of fact what better than organizing your very own concert.Without some sort of knowledge, you could be taken for a ride without knowing the truth or how does these things works out. With JJ’s experience this time round,we can be assured that the next concert will be even better.
Yup, newbie mistake. But what better way to learn how to set limits. Unless he’s a perfectionist by nature, he’ll come to respect the need to delegate. If is one, that will be another challenge to over come. We’ll see. 🙂
I too sense that they want so much to show that all the years when they tried to make suggestions, and were shot down, they were not being taken seriously. Now, they have the chance to show EVERYBODY, as artists they have skills to grow.
By the way OT – I’m still LOL over, “Don’t insult the snake!’
I don’t think the PR in Thailand was C-JeS’s job. That was up to the local promoter, and I think he did a bang up job. All the appearances and press cons showed just how savvy the guy is. Those 2 weeks Jae was there, he did an fantastic job of showing what JYJ is all about. The issue now, is Prain stepping up and taking charge of this issue about articles appearing and disappearing. We’ll see.
They can only get better as far as I’m concerned, as time goes by. Love It!
I can’t help but smile imagining JJ at Tongdaemun choosing fabric. But I really hope he takes care of his health. Perfectionism is bad for you if you take it too far.
According to Cecilia9095@twitter:
Lyrics + Composition: Soulmates
Lyrics + Composition: Jaejoong
Composition: Kim Hyung Suk
Composition: Kim Hyung Suk
OMG T___________T wrong place T______T Sorry T_____T
Please delete my post 😦 I post in wrong place, sorry 😦
I’m glad to see this no matter where it’s posted. Thanks!
Why delete? 😀 It’s good to know. 😀 Thank you!
I’m glad to finally know! 🙂
My decision to be JYJ’s fan must be one of the wisest decisions in my life.
With Get Out + In Heaven i think they finally hit their sweet spot.
Can you imagine what would happen to the competition if they belted in heaven on the music bank stage ???!!! TT.TT
minds would explode.
They need to release these songs.
I’m wishing and praying so hard that In Heaven would make it as an OST for Ripley.
just wishing wont make it happen. Lets do something about it.
Letter writing Campaign!
kcass should start it
in heaven and get out are just too good to be left on a concert dvd
Rather than that I would prefer You’re or Fallen Leaves.. In Heaven is too.. personal? same as Nine.
i’m proud of them but sad at the same time. how can a wonderful artist appreciated so much by other countries but outcasted in their own ? it’s such a shame when power is trying to take control of talent, when what you need in this industry is talent itself, instead of power.
how can you be happy when people shows their power to you, but isn’t it wonderful when you can enjoy other people’s talent through their works ?
anyway, like i said before, proud is not enough to show what i feel with their accomplishment, i feel more than just proud to know them, to be their fan and to see them grow into a complete artist.
They’re all grown up and matured.
They’ve been through so much and they still have us in the end.
Im so proud of them it tears me up and I want them to continue fighting
because it will all work out they just have to keep pushing through til the end.
By the way Admins – watching the hits climb higher and higher!
At this pace ladies, JYJ3 will hit the 2,000,000 mark before the end of THIS month! You can be very proud of the work you’ve done to accomplish this fete!
Look forward to celebrating with everyone else when that happens. 🙂
Admins esp if you post #50 articles about this concerts with fancams and pictures i think that 2,000,000 mark before the end of THIS weeks XD
Trust me your post of full fancams of the concert its now circulating in Indonesia 😉
I am proud to say I am JYJ fan, Our boys are the best!!!Although they are busied with their individual activties, they still can deliver such high standards of live music/songs to all the the fans. Especially our director Kim!!! You are tired so please take a rest. Rest is to enable one to walk a longer road.
I am glad that they are out of SM. They have more opportunities to learn new skills. Most importantly, they are doing things they like and enjoy the most. Although they face difficulties in Korea and Japan, they will survive with our support! Just keep the faith. Time can change many things we used to thought that they are impossible. JYJ fighting!!!! JYJ fans fighting!!!!
PROUD .. PROUD .. PROUD … LOVE LOVE LOVE T/////T
MY ENG IS TOO WEEK TO describe HOW I’M FEEL NOW …
i have no idea what is the perfect word i can put it to describe my happenes my very great moment i spend with them yesterday ..
our director nem ,,, what left to say .. your lovely brother said every single thing we can said .. proud of all of u .. PROUD AND PROUD ….
” But because there had been no opportunities to show the songs in Korea, the good songs did not become known. I feel that there are many mountains yet to be climbed ”
if they keep this stupid ridiculous Despicable things after the tour end JYJ family for sure will not keep silent .. sher up sou-chan … sher up lovely boy .. we will stand by your said ever … LOVE LOVE LOVE ..^^
¡DIRECTOR KIM; YOU CERTAINLY DID A GREAT JOB! ¡CONGRATULATIONS! You took care of every tiny detail until you made it perfect. You amaze me more and more every day. I admire you so much.