I’m ready to share my feelings about JYJ concert in Barcelona.
First thing I want to say: I saw once again how our love for JYJ can overcome any border and any cultural barrier and assemble people from around the world.
Through the variety of people lined up hours before the concert, I could hear dozens of different languages at once: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese… This was the living representation of affection for these resolute guys, a colorful and heartwarming microcosm: the United Nations under the aegis of JYJ.
While queueing, I had the pleasure to get acquainted with a group of a dozen of Japanese obasan, that were impressed by the fact that a middle-aged Italian couple was present there to see the concert and above all that my bias was Jaejoong.
It was really funny that they were amazed that we had made a flight of an hour and a half when they flew half of the world for only 3 days in Barcelona and exclusively to attend JYJ concert.
They told me that they were present at last week concert in Japan and at the one in June. They even participate in almost all events in Korea. This is what I call dedication.
They weren’t obsessed 15 year old fans but a diverse and passionate group of 40-70 years women . The best among them was a funny lady in her late 60, in love with Jaejoong, wearing a Hello Kitty mask!
We exchanged our point of views on our secured between exclamations of wonder ‘Sugoi’, ‘Kakkoi’, looking at Jae’s pictures on our respective phones. The ladies were amazed by me flaunting few words of my “flawless” Japanese and my “erudite” knowledge of kanji. Actually, I was helped by a wonderful Japanese girl living in Rome that acted as interpreter for us (Mami-san thank you for everything!). She wasn’t a JYJer before attending the showcase at Salon del Manga in the morning, she was only accompanying her aunt that came from Japan. Then, after the event, she converted herself to JYJ religion. JaeChunSu power!
We took some photos and we exchanged email addresses.
It was a pity that I lost sight of them entering the venue and I couldn’t find them throughout the place.
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