T/N: This is a fan account written by both my sister and I (we went together), and that’s why sometimes we use “we” and sometimes “I” in the account, and the tone/sentence structures might seem different a times since it’s by two different people. Just want to explain so you won’t think I am schizophrenic lol. ! I hope you guys enjoy reading 🙂
“My twin sister and I went to the concert together. We only got there at 7:00 so unfortunately we didn’t really get to mix with the other fans. I will say that most of the people there is Asian, but there was a surprising mix of non-Asians there too. It was actually kind of funny because there is apparently another event at the Staples stadium (which is right across from the Nokia Theatre), and so there were huge lines everywhere.
We got some free light sticks from one of the fan groups (sorry I didn’t have time to see which T__T) when we got there, and then we went to line up at one of the lines. They were relatively short so it was alright. The doors open pretty early, around 7:10-ish, and it was very organized. There was a security check, but it went pretty fast, and we were inside in several minutes.
We didn’t really want to miss anything so we went to find our seats ASAP. Before I forget, I just want to say that I had a blast with Diana who sat next to my sister. It was all of our first concerts ever so we had a lot of fun together 🙂 We also met Tristan (sp?), a very enthusiastic fanboy! He was a great guy and fan! Also, thank you to the fan next to me who let me have one of her extra light sticks when mine broke!
Right before the concert started, we saw Junsu’s dad and mom just several rows in front of us so we went down to ask for a picture/handshake. I kind of chickened out at the last minute. My sister got a picture, but I felt pretty bad/rude since there were like 9 fans all crowded in a tight spot so I just asked for a quick handshake with Junsu’s dad. His parents seemed really nice. They didn’t refuse the fans at all even though it must have been pretty annoying to be swarmed like that (at least that is what I thought). I still feel really lucky though. And Junsu’s mom was really pretty!
When it was 8 pm, I looked around and about 50-60% of the seats were filled. I would have liked it to be a sold out concert but with no promotion and the short notice, I think it was a great turnout. And all the fans were screaming their heads off and jumping up and down, I didn’t feel it was empty at all. Oh, there were two guys in the row in front of us and they seemed to have been dragged by their friend (sister?) to the concert and at first they were all like, “who are they???” But then I noticed them swaying to some of the songs (especially “Get Out”) and one of them shouted “JYJ” with us to get the boys to come out after the end XD.
Everyone has probably already heard the songs so there isn’t much I want to say except you NEED to hear them sing live. They were very passionate on stage and I loved every minute of the 2 hour concert (it was way too short)! There wasn’t really anything bad to write about the concert other than a small technical glitch in the middle of a song which caused the two screens on the sides to malfunction, but they got fix by the next song so it wasn’t a big problem. Another thing I want to mention is how a lot of the fans dislike the female dancers 😦 I thought they were fine, sexy, and exciting, but there was a really big difference between the reactions of the fans for the male versus female dancers during the dancer break time. I tried to cheer for the females even though my voice is about gone by that time lol. And the Yunjae thing isn’t as obvious or blatant as some people might have thought from the pictures or comments. I seriously didn’t see any YJ signs at all (but then again we didn’t get a chance to really walk around). Inside the stadium, most people were holding the white JYJ signs. I didn’t hear anyone yelling other people’s names or group’s names either. All I heard was “JYJ!” and it was awesome!
There were a lot of highlights in this concert. My favorite would have to be dancing to “Be my Girl Remix” with JYJ. I actually didn’t know the dance before coming to the concert, but they replayed the video 3 times while we were waiting for the concert to start so everyone in our row practiced then 😀 And of course, “In Heaven” was absolutely beautiful too. I totally forgot to do anything in that song. I just stared at the stage and listened… there’s really no way to explain it.
Also, Diana told us that some fans were planning to sing “Happy Birthday” to Yoochun since his birthday is coming up soon, but there wasn’t too much fan organization at this event so no one knew when to start lol. At the end of the concert, some people just shouted ‘Happy Birthday’ to Yoochun. I think some girls were trying to start it up, but because no one knew what they were doing, it didn’t end well. I hope the San Jose fans can come up with a good time to sing this to Yoochun. Oh, we saw Shane and John (Egg) at the end and we got a picture with them too! John was like, “Are you guys twins?” and when we said, “yes,” he grinned really big!
I had a superb time today (even though I starved for 5 hours and lost my jacket lol), and I will definitely go again if they come back to LA next year! It’s hard to explain to people outside to the fandom what JYJ and this concert means to us, but I think you guys can understand. I hope everyone can have a chance to see them live on stage because that’s where they truly belong!”
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