Written and Translated by xiahjunjjyu. Fan account of 2016 XIA THE BEST BALLAD SPRING TOUR CONCERT vol.2 in JAPAN, Tokyo 31st March 12:30 Performance.
This is going to be a long one. I’m going to translate and summarise all the talk ments and am going to insert my comments as well, all in one post. So if you do want to read it, please read when you have ample amount of time 😉 . Forgive any grammatical errors, it’s a long post.
The concert started of with a VCR with a big L written and effects like a cutting transmission. For those who are aware of the Death note story, L puts in an actor to play him and Light looking at the actor’s face wrote the name in the death note. However, for death note to work, the person writing the name should know the name and the face of the person. In the VCR, Junsu acting as ‘L’ says the dialogue corresponding to after that scene. Junsu narrates this whole dialogue in Japanese. It gave me chills. You could clearly tell how Junsu maintained to act so well whilst speaking a language he is not completely fluent in.
1. ゲームの始まり (The Game Begins) from Musical DEATHNOTE
2. 변함없는 진실 (Unchanging truth) from Musical DEATHNOTE
The Game Begins was sung with the Japanese lyrics where as the remaining three songs were sung by Junsu with the Korean lyrics.
~Talk Ment 1~
Junsu started off with, “Did you want to meet me? It will be a concert starting from 12:30 pm, from lunch time.” And fans yelled “thank you”. I said Thank you to Junsu from the bottom of my heart. It was just sooo difficult to obtain a ticket this time. He said that this is really the first time that he is having a concert at this time. He said that it will become a unusual atmosphere and that he wants to go ahead with a more refreshing feel. He introduced the previously sung Death note musical numbers. He said “the game begins and what was the other song called… anyways”. He said that he isn’t completely like L today and that originally he had a messy hair style and asked how he looked right now. Fan said ‘cool’ and Junsu said ‘cool? thank you, I wanted to hear this’. He was a bit worried if he’ll be able to perform well but after doing the opening, he said after looking at the audience faces he felt that it’s totally no problem. He said today is unique, he doesn’t think he’ll do a concert again at this time again and that while thinking about it he’ll concentrate more and perform.
Performing two times on one day must have been physically so straining but I have no words but to be grateful for Junsu to have undertaken this. As so many fans missed out a chance to attend, myself included. Hearing Junsu being worried if he wasn’t performing well, just shows how dedicated he is. The whole performance was certainly perfection!