First, would like to apologize for the cheesiness and incoherence of this piece.. I just wrote this on the plane LOL and no serious grammar check was done ..Also, sorry that I didn’t manage to get pictures because the moment I lift my phone, the staff immediately notice me and gave me that warning look… mad props to those amazingly skillful fans who can take fancams and pics….
When I became a JYJ fan, Thanksgiving Concert in Tokyo Dome was already in DVD. I was able to watch the uploads on Dailymotion. Therefore, if SKKS was the trap that got me into fandom, watching that Thanksgiving DVD was what got me falling head over heels in love..
So then I dream without hesitations… dream of being in Tokyo Dome and seeing them in person.. I dreamed of singing to them “Saranghe nol Sarangheeee” during chajatta, dancing be my girl with red lighsticks..being part of a red ocean.. saying Marry me oppa to Yoochun in person (uhmm this I really need to do LOL).. dream of watching a JJ, JS or YC solo concerts .. and many more..
After the April 4 concert.. safe to say more than half of those dreams finally went true .. so.. here is how it went down from the perspective of someone who attended a JYJ concert for the first time in her life..
To those who haven’t been in Tokyo Dome.. it is freaking huge! those pictures are as real as they are.. I look around and i feel like drowning from the overwhelming view. .. Also, I feel mad sense of pride that they filled the place to the brim on 3 weekdays with kids, ahjummas, grandmas, teens, fanboys, and husbands…Some people say that Tokyo Dome is not as special anymore because any KPOP artists can now do a Tokyo Dome performance unlike before.. but as I stand there I realized that it’s not the name of the place that dictates a special stage, i think it’s the dedication of the people who are in the stage and the connection they leave with the audience that defines if it’s special..
I thought the theme was masquerade because of the posters LOLL.. but seeing the stage, there were gears that makes you feel like JYJ is inside of an old clock..Many has been said about what is the message of that stage.. For me JYJ was just getting back what was stolen from them which is TIME.. The blocking, cancellations, suspensions, lawsuits all killed JYJ’s opportunity of spending time with their Japanese fans however, now they are getting it back..
Lights are great, sound system is awesome, band is awesome, and monitors are freaking clear i can see Yoochun’s unshaved stubble LOLLL.. They tried as much as they can to make sure they can reach everyone with the extended T stage.. while, the rotating/elevating stage gives that feel of looking at angels sing from heaven,, goosebumps..
The opening production of JYJ coming down from those circle thingy seriously.. bloody genius..
Finally, special mention to the dancers.. if there are people who deserves to share that stage with JYJ for the grand return, those dancers definitely do! They are the people who stayed by JYJ’s side when everyone seems to have left them.. JYJ was doing a career suicide when they left SM/AVEX and so their dancers when they followed.. i just want to give them standing O and some panda hug (Gunyoung is cute *giggles*)
Like I said on twitter.. if you dont know how a “dedicated fan” is like.. talk to a JYJ fan.. imagine fans standing to buy fangoods for like two hours on stormy weather, again stand on lines to enter the dome .. then have all the energy in the world to stand, dance, sing,swing those lightsticks and laugh for 3 more hours throughout the concert. I even saw grandmas jump and do the waves ..that is DEDICATION..
Fanboys are specially awesome as they shout JYJ’s name while manliness be damned.. LOLL And funny how JYJ gets all flustered from fanboys’ attention like its some freaking badge of honor LOLL cute..
The sakura project for me is special because spring signifies fresh starts, reminding that the cold has passed and that brighter days are ahead..
Also fans around me are crying that even if you dont want to cry.. you’ll end up crying too..
the atmosphere felt like spending happy times with a special family member or close friend you haven’t seen for a long while but then you’ll know seeing them will mean another bittersweet goodbye..
Jaejoong and J-rock needs to get a marriage license.. seriously.. goosebummmpsssss everytime he sings those high notes.. and then Ruby almost dropped her phone and make you all whine for loosing the livestream because JJ just looks ughhhhh asdsdsad in those close ups.. if stares from the screen can get a person pregnant, i’ll be worried for the fanboys.. ROFL.. He definitely is all heart and soul on each performance it’ll just hit you hard..
Just need to say… Only Love is great live.. fancams dont do justice believe me.. My favorite would have been Glamorous Sky and All Alone.. it’ll make you just hold your breath for a moment and then say WOW after.. No doubt that JJ is a powerful and passionate ballad singer but rock songs is his element as he has this unspoken confidence when he performs them..
First time am seeing Junsu and WOW he is this one ball of happy energy.. he dance with all might then belts high notes with all might then dance again.. seriously who in KPOP can do that.. his hip thrust make people squeal in delight.. while I squeal in fear of his pants ripping LOLL Mr.cameraman is in love with Junsu crotch shot that I just have to close my eyes cause It feels like am violating him LOLLL.. My favorite performance is when he sang Everyone Under the Sky .. he started it in acapella then an acoustic guitar accompanied him middle to end.. after that, people just had to clap instead of scream to give respect to the emotions he poured out on that performance… i think he appreciated the fans’ response as he had that little smile he is trying to hide after the song.. also, usually people waved their lightsticks slowly on ballads but while Junsu was singing that song .. I look around and everyone basically stopped moving.. We were so drawn in like my soul is getting sucked out to that special place.. seriously..
Finally my baby Yoochun LOLL .. to those who listened to Ruby’s live stream.. I apologize for the shameless screaming of his name but i have to do it or i’ll die there and stretchers will come in and concert will stop LOLL .. I’ll freaking kick anyone to the moon who will say he doesn’t sing well anymore.. because hell No.. Yoochun sounds AWESOMEEEEEE.. I shamelessly profess my love in different language (WO AI NI, AISHTERU, I LOVE YOU, SARANGHE, TE AMO, MAHAL KITA PAKASAL NA TAYO) ahaha..
Seriously.. he is glowing.. love the puffy cheeks.. and he is so handsome it makes me cry … he is so happy in this concert and my heart feels secure that he saw how many people loves them.. it’s safe to say that a number of us new fans got into JYJ because of his dramas.. so yeah thank you Chun for bringing me in this crazy side of world..
He sang all his songs beautifully , his husky deep voice and falsetto feels bajillion times better than a massage and warm bubble baths. He just emotes his songs so well that it adds to the charm of his performance.. I was so busy making sure I embed his memory on my mind.. i just stare and listen and sucked it all in and locked those memories..
and then when he sang his new song.. two of my favorite things in the world happened.. sakura+happy yoochun .. and that was heaven,,
Seeing Yoochun is like searching the city for that one food you’ll die of craving and finally finding it.. *ughh headdesk*
You have seen the fancams and heard the audios, so basically to say the concert ROCKSSSS is understatement.. there are no words to describe JYJ’s performance of each songs.. i guess PERFECT will not be enough..
Many say there were too much of solo songs.. but for me it’s getting a mash-up of 4 concerts for the price of 1..seriously.. I cant afford to watch Junsu’s Tarantallegra tour or JJ’s Mine concert while Yoochun havent even started one .. I wasnt able to be in any JYJ world tour also.. so for me.. it’s like winning that jackpot to see all those in one trip.. *shakes head in unbelief* Of all the group songs, two have a special place in my heart.. Chajatta and In Heaven.. Chajatta should become Republic of JYJ’s National Anthem,, FOUND YOU .. or should i say FOUND THEM..and leaving is not an option..
In Heaven is a performance that sends the message.. “JYJ has awesome vocal skills individually but they choose to be together and share the stage with one another.. the three of them as one soul..” that type of commitment and friendship is an honor to witness..
When JYJ came back to the stage after encore because fans weren’t leaving the venue, I wish I could freeze time a little bit more for them.. that kind of feeling when you love someone and you just stare at the person and just want to be thankful for him/her being there.. that’s how it felt between JYJ and the audience .. i still cry whenever i think of it..
if my memory fades when I grow old.. I hope I could keep that one among few i would choose.. i am grateful that God answered my prayers these past days.. because only few knows how it was almost impossible for me to be part of that historical event.. I shouldnt have been there but I was.. and it was for me a miracle..
And with that i end this long and dramatic rambling,. as In Heaven in the playlist stops (thank you Delta Air for having JYJ’s album in your playlist.. damn these little things makes me happy like a fool)..
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