Photos by Diego Martin (Noix Chile) [T/N: Noix is the promotor for JYJ’s Concert in Chile)
It was a much longer journey than expected. The Korean band JYJ was delayed about 40 hours to get from South Korea to Chile, scale in Los Angeles, USA.
Despite this, at 04:20 am on Thursday, March 8th, they arrived at the airport of Santiago, where they were greeted by about 300 fans who had waited for hours to be close to their idols.
The band will perform on this Friday (March 9th) at a theater Caupolicán, it’s almost full house.There are still a few tickets on sale through Feriaticket system.
As you know, JYJ is in Chile and now they are resting in their hotel (we don’t know which hotel).
I’ll tell you what happened:
First everything was excellent, well organized; fans had created a human barrier to protect the boy’s security. 3 fanboys would be in charge of giving them a branch of flowers to each of them and we had even organized ourselves in order to sing “Chajatta” when they arrived.
Everything was perfect until JYJ arrived and they had to decided if taking the corridor on the left or on the right (there are are two international exits). Supposedly it had already been said wich exit they were going to use, we were there waiting, in our position, with policemen and everything but workers at the airport weren’t so sure and they provoked the chaos when they insinuated they were going to use the other exit.
At that moment, fans got messed, they broke the human barrier and they run to the other exit.Then, 10 minutes later they decided which exit they were going to use and it was the one where we were before, where everything was prepared but that due to the chaos it was dissolved. The boys crossed the screen area and people run to see them. Few guards went there. Chilean policemn just looked, nothing else and they didn’t help AT ALL. Yoochun was the first one who left and he got in the car quickly. After him, there was Junsu’s, who seemed very tired and scared. Jaejoong was the last one and he was smiling.
Images of JYJ member Park Yoochun being slapped in the face by a sasaeng fan has been making waves online.
Fans have been saddened by the images, which show Park Yoochun being hit in the cheek by an unidentified sasaeng fan.
In the image, the hand of a woman can be seen reaching between the heads of other fans to slap Yoochun on the face. The slap, which seemed to stun both Yoochun and the other fans in the area, left Yoochun holding his face as he left the area.
The person who uploaded the image is the same person who can be seen slapping Yoochun in the video, and that sasaeng fan revealed her reasons as, “I hoped he would remember me if I hit him in the face,” startling everyone.
The brutality of the fan in question has startled netizens, a surprise amplified by the realization that the rumors of sasaeng fans’ far-fetched behavior were in fact true.
Chilean fans are acting as body guards for [the members] by creating a “human chain” to protect the members.
So far, it has been known that Jaejoong has arrived in Chile, however he has not yet reached the airport gate. There is said to be a lot of media at the airport, including South Korean media.
*Translators note: Jaejoong is probably out of the airport by now and there have been certain reports about what went on as he got out of the airport. However, it cannot be overlooked that fans tried to shield him from the en masse of other fans trying to get a glimpse of him. It is also not clear whether or not fellow members Yoochun and Junsu were with him.