I thought the word was very fitting to describe my and also my mom (@Jamaryka’s) first ever live XIA concert.
Where do I begin…
I went with my mom (@Jamaryka) & aunt (we gave her a ticket as an early bday gift ^_^) to NYC at around 430 to line up early in hopes of getting a good spot to see Junsu. And we were very lucky in that there were only about 50 ppl ahead of us when we got there.
3 hours pass by & we were finally able to go inside! Our backs & feet were already killing us & the concert hasnt even started. But we were sure that the pain would go away once we see our beloved Junsu.
We got in the venue & found ourselves only being 2 rows away from the stage! WHOOHOO! Good spots! Also a few people were complimenting me on my customized junsu shirt (which i am quite proud of ^_^ hehe) but anyways – I’ll skip to the good part – the concert was delayed about 30 min but we didn’t mind since we were just all excited to see Xia perform. 🙂
When he came out in that shiny blue pointy outfit, I couldn’t help but scream like crazy along with the crowd. I was not only in visual shock … but audio shock as well. What people have told me were true, he sounds FREAKIN AWESOME live!!! AND LOOKS AMAZING….. I CANNOT BEGIN TO DESCRIBE TO YOU WHAT I WAS FEELING THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS AT THAT CONCERT. JUST WOW…
It took me a good hour to realize that I was really there, watching & listening to Junsu perform, in the flesh! I kept thinking I was either dreaming or in some weird Youtube world where I can go through the computer & watch performances virtually LOL. I guess I never thought that the day would actually come that I would get to see him perform live since JYJ usually goes to LA if they were in the US. So I am really really thankful to our beloved Xia Junsu for coming to NYC to have a concert.
I looked at Mom @Jamaryka and couldn’t find her for a few sec cuz she moved back further but when i did spot her, I saw her with a smile on her face, swaying to the beat of the music 😀 !! haha I am so lucky to have such a cool mom. ^__^ She did her best to take as much pics as she can even though security told her to stop… LOL.
Concert highlights (personal Top 7):
I know for a fact that if he ever performed this for me as a “lullaby” I wouldn’t be going to sleep afterwards… This song definitely got everyone in the venue “Whoo”-ing & “Ahh”-ing.
I’ve watched fancams from way back & felt shy just looking at him thru a computer screen, but actually seeing him perform this live….. oh hot dang. I mean of course I know he’s a great dancer and all but seeing him, with my own two eyeballs, slide down on his knees on stage, live, right there and then…seriously just intoxicating. ps- i think he looked directly at my camera at one point in this song & i almost died. >_<
3) Three Wishes:
I was trying to frantically wave my yellow flower to get picked but it didn’t work. But that was ok because my two wishes were that he does his Angel Xia pose & since Greatest Love of All- which he both did! With a bonus mini sexy buttwave as the third wish. During this portion of the show, I couldn’t help but smile really big because of how his fun, cute, and shy personality came out. The way he spoke his cute mini English phrases, the way he said “thank you” in a super manly voice to a fan boy who yelled, the way he was super shy doing his Angel Xiah pose and his sexy wave… it was priceless to see this side of him.
You can tell that he gives it his all while performing all this songs, but the choreography for this song is just fantastically suited for him and truly makes him shine on stage!
5) I Hate Love:
He introduced this song in such a cute way. He was telling the translator to say the title in English lol since she said it in Korean. Then he goes on to say something along the lines of “not that he’s had previous experiences on sad relationships or anything” and the crowd goes crazy as he puts on a pouty face & then smiles. He was sitting on a chair for this song and I’m sure everyone can tell that he is pouring out all his feelings while singing this song. It definitely left me a little teary eyed.
I loved the song ever since it came out but watching him perform it live with choreography is AMAZING! I don’t really know how else to describe it!! I pray that this song becomes famous here in the US and that his name will become more known throughout because he really deserves it.
7) Musical numbers (I’m a bad fan for not knowing the names of the songs – Im sorry but I know the 1st one was from Elisabeth)
I’ve always wondered what he sounded like when he sang in a musical. I mean sure I’ve heard him sing a few songs here & there on Youtube, but he definitely gave us such a wonderful gift by singing not just one song from his musicals but 3 songs! I got goosebumps from the moment I heard him started singing the Death song. AH! I feel so blessed to have heard him sing all of these songs live.
He sang so many songs within the span of two hours & only had a few short breaks. You can tell that he absolutely loves performing and that he gives it his ALL. He also has this ability to lure you into his songs, making you feel the essence of every single one of them. Which is why I left that concert feeling quite intoxicated. Mom @Jamaryka & I were blasting his songs on the way home ^__^ !!
I’m really glad that he was able to come to NYC to kick-off his World Tour. I wish him nothing but the very best, and that he succeeds in being truly recognized by the western culture and that more opportunities are given to him to perform around the world.
Thank you again dear Xia Junsu for a truly unforgettable concert.
I hope to see you again soon!
( Just a little sidenote: the security was semi strict on the no camera policy…so you had to be sneaky when taking your camera out to film/ take pics. As for me, i focused more on taking videos cuz I didn’t want to miss capturing a single second of the concert, but in the end my memory card failed me & i missed a few songs. my mom had a harder time with her camera because the guard behind her had already confiscated another person’s camera so we didn’t get much pics- so sorry >____<)
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