PARK YOOCHUN – YOO AH IN – PARK MINYOUNG – SONG JOONG KI
An exclusive interview with the Jalgeum Four <Sungkyunkwan Scandal> has ended. Although its ratings percentages never left the teens, it was so popular [among its viewers] that it became known for making ‘SKKS victims.’ We met the main reasons for the drama’s success–the Jalgeum Four.
Reported by Lee Young Min | Photographs by Y3 Media | Design by Lee Bora
[Cause I'm awesome, I translated all four parts. My OCD strikes again. Click under the cut and enjoy. ^^ --jaeshinah]
GARANG SUNJOON | PARK YOOCHUN A perfect transformation into a dashing student and prickly little prince
JYJ’s Park Yoochun (Micky Yoochun) has overcome the hazing [of public opinion] to emerge as a successful actor. It’s true that many people expressed concerns about his casting, he who had absolutely no experience in acting. But he portrayed the role of the dashing and prickly student perfectly, wonderfully putting to rest the worries and fears of many people. In fact, Park Yoochun had dreamed of acting since DBSK’s second album activities, and he underwent intensive acting training beginning three months before filming began to strongly build the basics of acting. There are also behind-the-scenes stories revealing that on set, he never lost his rookie heart, and always made an effort to learn [from those around him]. He, who showed his fiery determination to act even though he was twice taken to the hospital with an IV in his vein, said, “Though it was hard, it was a truly happy time.”
“It would be a lie if I said I wasn’t nervous about acting before the drama began. More than anything else, I was nervous because it was a project that was important to me in its timing [T/N: He means its timing in his life and/or career]. That’s how much love I poured into this project.”
When he couldn’t participate in the final episode party event because of JYJ’s schedule, he expressed his regret through Twitter.
“Though it’s only a 20-page book, it is overflowing with more warm memories and love than any other book. Inside this car that’s flying at 100km per hour, I am still looking at this book. I love you, and I’m thankful to <Sungkyunkwan Scandal>, which I love. Bye!”
If there is a point of regret, it would be that he was so busy with filming that he wasn’t able to take very much care of his ill father. Due to differing opinions, they lived apart for 10 years, and more than anything, his heart is apologetic. He said that when he acted with his father in the drama, played by Kim Kab Soo, he thought even more earnestly about his own father.
A son with strong filial piety and talented singer of JYJ, Park Yoochun. We look forward to seeing you use the success of this drama as a foundation for becoming a truly impressive actor.
[Red type under the picture]
I like you. Kim Yoon Shik. I, who
would not travel without a path,
who would not go if it wasn’t according to a principle, I who thought
propriety and law was all there was to life,
I’m telling you
I’ve come to like you, a man. That’s the reason
I can’t remain your friend or roommate.
DAEMUL YOONHEE (YOONSHIK) | PARK MINYOUNG The woman disguised as a man who confidently entered Sungkyunkwan, a place off-limits to women
A worn out-looking Park Minyoung, who lost 4kg during 5 months of filming, entered.
“It seems like just yesterday that I was fighting with the hot sun on set, but suddenly winter has arrived. I’ve suffered a bit because of the winter cold that came suddenly without autumn in between. It was difficult because my body had a tough time, but I learned a huge amount. Because I gave everything I had and did my best during filming, I have no regrets. If I have a daughter later, it’s a drama I would definitely want to show her.”
Park Yoochun and Yoo Ah In are, along with the object of their love triangle Park Minyoung, all the same age as 1986-ers. In spending a long time stuck together, the three of them have become very close friends. They are as comfortable with each other to the point where they don’t see one another as members of the opposite sex, and whenever there was a moment of rest on set, they would get together and talk. Might that be why? For a little while, there were rumors that Park Minyoung had a scandal with her loveline partner, Park Yoochun.
“I guess it’s because we were deeply absorbed in our acting. It’s probably because we get along really well. Don’t misunderstand! Haha. Actually, Yoochun-ssi jokes around a lot and is really fun. When he starts acting, he tries very hard and gives everything he has. Though it’s his first acting challenge, he was prepared and had received solid training.”
On the other hand, her thoughts on Yoo Ah In are a bit different.
“He has a unique worldview. There’s a side to him that’s more sincere and deeper [than others]. If the others are like friends, then Ah In-ssi feels more like an older brother, maybe?”
Yoonhee, whose will is stronger than her delicate looks would betray, is a person with pride and tenacity inferior to no man. Park Minyoung said that Yoonhee had so many similarities to her own self that she felt like her other half.
“Like Yoonhee, I’m also strong and positive in all circumstances. I do my best even when things are difficult and hard. In a way, I feel like Park Minyoung has entered Sungkyunkwan as an actor. I’m not complacent, thinking I’ve become popular, and I will become an actor who does not forget her original purpose and works harder than ever.”
Though, excepting just one episode, she has worn men’s clothes throughout the entire drama, she is not sad. She remarked that strangely, she hasn’t had many roles where she could wear lots of pretty clothes, and laughed as she said that she would also be wearing average and ordinary clothes in her next project, a movie titled <Cat>.
“I want critics to say, ‘Now she seems like a true actress.’ I would like people who felt Yoonhee’s sincere heart to know that I, Park Minyoung, was acting with a sincere heart. Please expect many things from me [in the future].”
[Red type under the picture]
Please give me a chance.
It’s the first time in my life.
The first time I have met someone
who acknowledges my ability,
the first time I have met someone
who takes my side.
Please give me this chance.
Please allow me to
throw questions to this world.
Please give me the permission
to have the chance to dream of a new world.
GUH-ROH JAESHIN | YOO AH IN The ‘babo’ beastly man who becomes gentle before the woman he loves Through this drama, a different kind of attractiveness of Yoo Ah In was discovered. Though he is a macho man whose roughness can be matched by no one, before the woman he loves, he becomes a meek, hiccuping man. He is a man so pure he says whatever he feels, and moves according to whatever he thinks, but he also protects and watches over Yoonhee without a word—-our beastly man, Jaeshin. Many women are still crying out for Guh-roh sahyung, afflicted with ‘Guh-roh ache.’
“Jaeshin was just like me, Um Hong Sik (Yoo Ah In’s real name). Jaeshin’s temperament and thoughts were really very similar to my own. Occasionally, I also acted aspects [of Jaeshin] that I didn’t have within myself. Shouting suddenly and hiccuping in front of women are [two things that are] actually very different from myself. It was so awkward I thought I would die. (Laughter)”
In reality, Yoo Ah In has a ‘strong’ style when it comes to women. That’s why he also acted roughly toward his co-star Park Minyoung. Jaeshin had to treat Yoonshik like he was really a man, which is why he acted ruthlessly in putting [Yoonshik] in headlocks or physically fighting with him. Excepting that one point, Yoo Ah In and Guh-roh are 99% alike. Yoo Ah In also spoke of his character’s strong [capacity for] love.
“During school, I was also a rebellious kid. So I couldn’t attend school for a long time, and I couldn’t get along with life [society] very well. Jaeshin’s efforts to meet with his Sungkyunkwan friends, adapt to life, and reform the problems of society seemed beautiful to me.”
In 2003, Yoo Ah In debuted through the coming-of-age drama <Banolim>. In the movie <Antique Bakery>, he played the pretty pâtissière apprentice Kibum, and in the drama <The Man Who Can’t Marry>, he played the role of Park Hyunkyu, the fresh youth who dreams of loving freely to perfection, steadily improving his acting [with each role]. It took, it seems, eight years after his debut to meet his representative role, and one feels it came somewhat late. In one interview, he revealed his feelings on this, saying, “Every time I say it’s been eight years since I’ve been an actor, I’m embarrassed.”
“If I had listened to my manager, I probably would have made more money and earned more popularity, but when I decided something wasn’t right for me, I resolutely gave it up, and I have followed my convictions in choosing projects. That’s why I was able to take on a role as good as this one [in SKKS].”
Rather than happiness at finishing a drama successfully, he feels more regret. Asked about his future plans, he said that he will start by shaving his facial hair.
“This is the first time I’ve grown out my facial hair. It was unfamiliar because it was the first time, but it seemed to fit me well, so I was happy. Now that filming is over, I’m wondering whether I should cut it or not. Should I just completely shave my head one morning, while I’m at it? Ah! (Song) Joong Ki said that my most attractive point was my lips. I’m also planning on taking consistent care of my lips. Haha.”
[Red type under the picture]
You’d better stay right under my eyes.
I thought I was going crazy!
Those obvious lies.
If you keep saying them, it’ll become a habit.
YEORIM YONGHA | SONG JOONG KI With his flower-like looks, the love shaman who completely steals women’s hearts “I’m Gu Yong Ha.”
This man has stolen women’s hearts in one move with his clever eloquence and winks. Yongha goes around the market streets as if he has not a care at all for worldly matters and worries—-but those who think of him as a screw-up who only cares about women and playing make a serious miscalculation. The scenes where he cares for his childhood friend Jaeshin as though his own body was hurt reveals a deep friendship and a penetrating insight into the ways of life. Through his portrayal of Yongha in this drama, Song Joong Ki has definitely confirmed his place as an actor.
“He’s really an attractive character. Yongha does everything ‘behind the scenes.’ He doesn’t have any special romance in the drama, and he doesn’t have a political goal, but he is a very fun friend. I think many people have shown interest and love in him because he’s a character you don’t often see in historical dramas.”
Except for Yongha, the rest of the Jalgeum Four students (Sunjoon, Jaeshin, Yoonshik) are entangled in a love triangle. Yongha realized this earlier than the others and watched over the situation with a knowing eye. But might he have any regrets for not having a romance himself?
“I’m sad about it. After finishing the drama, I thought there wouldn’t be any big aftereffect, but that wasn’t the case. As I’m the only one without a loveline, an aftereffect was created. [T/N: That is, he feels like someting is unfinished.] In my next project, I also want a role where I can love someone like crazy.”
The most memorable line in the script can be said without any hesitation: “I’m Gu Yongha.”
“After the line became a hot topic, things changed. When we would have unofficial bets for fun, people would divide into sides, but when I would say, ‘I’m Gu Yongha,’ no one would bet against my words. (Laughter)”
Song Joong Ki, who debuted through the movie <A Frozen Flower>, has been a vivid presence on the acting scene since. In the movie <Five Senses>, he plays a high school student with an ill-mannered love [story]; a talented ice skater in the drama <Triple>; and a cute hospital resident in the drama <OB/GYN>, showing his acting skills. Though he began acting at a relatively late age, his efforts at learning and studying harder than everyone else allowed him to shine as the clever Yeorim.
“Filming was happy and fun. More than anything else, I’m really happy to have met good friends like Yoochun and Ah In. In the future, I want to participate in diverse projects without consideration of nationality or genre. Please look forward to a growing and improving actor Song Joong Ki!”
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The reason I’m not worthy is not because I’m a joongin [middle caste]. It’s because I was embarrassed of myself. So from here on out I won’t live that way! Because this is Sungkyunkwan, and I’m Gu Yongha!
Source: [Yoo Ah In’s DC Inside Gallery viaPurpledoll3′s Naver blog] Translations credits:jaeshinah
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Jaejoong has a cold and some interesting photos for us. Should I be scared? (Jaejoong)Did you all sleep well>^^ (10:00am KST) (Jaejoong)I didn't realize till now because I was so nervous..But I woke up today..with a cold..ㅜㅠㅠ (10:01am KST) (Jaejoong)I'm going to be uploading some interesting photos today, so anticipate what is to come^^haha (10:05am KST)
Compilation of Junsu's Tweets Today (With a couple of Jaejoong's) (English Tweet/Junsu)Good morning~!!^^(12:35pm KST)
(Junsu)I fell asleep completely exhausted yesterday..^^ But did you know that I fell asleep smiling thanks to you all?~ Above all things, your dance moves during the Be My Girl remix filled us with such joy..Thank you so much~(12:40pm KST)
(Junsu)Sigh~ Those two days went speeding by^^;;(12:42pm KST)
(Junsu)Jaejoong hyung was so moved yesterday.. The sight of Jaejoong hyung crying his eyes out like that.. I had never seen that before...haha;; Will Jaejoong hyung not like it if I say this..?? Anyway, seeing him cry like that made Yoochun and me cry with him..But they were tears of joy... And it was all thanks to you guys.^^(12:46pm KST)
(Jaejoong)@0101xiahtic When I think about yesterday, I feel so embarrassed.. I don't think I'll be able to look Junsu and Yoochun in the eye for the time being(2:53pm KST)
(Junsu)Oh and you all heard Yoochun's rap part during Mission yesterday, right..? I mentioned it in a previous tweet.. but that's the rap making Yoochun did in a mere five minutes.. Clap clap clap. What a cool guy(12:55pm KST)
(kynot)@0101xiahtic Oppa, I like Fallen Leaves and Mission the mostㅠㅠㅠMissionㅠㅠㅠㅠFive minute rap makingㅠㅠYoochun-sama is a geniusㅠㅠㅠBut you're all geniuses and the bestㅠㅠ(1:01pm KST)
(Junsu)@38chronicle Thanks~(1:11pm KST)
(seorakoo)@0101xiahtic Junsu-sama, I was amazed by your talent once again. The song called Mission.. I really believe that you are a genius. You receive a Pass!!(1:06pm KST)
(Junsu)@sr_alla Thank you~ I'll keep devoting myself further to music(1:14pm KST)
(Junsu)The feast of the stars, shining bright and dreaming the same dream under the same sky. I load my body onto this festival for the song we will sing once more some day, and that day is sure to come.. When the flowers fall, we will start again.. Fallen Leaves isn't a song dedicated to a beloved woman(1:25am KST)
(Sung Pil)Guys^^~~~Great job.. Rest well, set aside any regrets for now..And focus on taking care of your health~~^^*JYJ is the best, best, best♥♥♥http://twitpic.com/3b8iee(1:51pm KST)
(Junsu)@kangsungpil Hyung, thank you so much for coming^^(2:12pm KST)
(Sung Pil)@0101xiahtic You were the best~~ Junsu^^* You guys were amazing as expected.. All I can say to you is that you are the best ^^* Now, take care of your health~~ Let's meet up this week ^^~(2:15pm KST) (John aka Egg)@mjjeje @6002theMicky @0101xiahtic Don't just stand there speaking Korean so well amongst yourselves, teach me~~!! I help you with your English~!!!(5:54pm KST)
(Junsu)@elbowyeish Hyung, your Korean is so cute keke On the other hand, I think you're really good at English~!!^^(7:02pm KST)
(Jaejoong)@elbowyeish Hyung, I'm studying Korean too.. Korean spelling and word spacing is so hard..(8:21pm KST)
Compilation of Jaejoong's Tweets Today (Sung Pil)Jaejoong~~ Yesterday, you were..Yoochun and Junsu's reliable hyung.. The most reliable hyung~~ You communicated with your dongsaengs on stage.. and became one with your fans~~ I'm sure Junsu and Yoochun felt your heart's intentions and followed along!!! You were the best, dongsaeng^^*(3:41pm KST)
(Jaejoong)@kangsungpil Thank you, hyung.. I cried so much at the after party yesterday that I honestly feel too embarrassed to call them..haha..;; Because I cried like such a little kid ha(8:23pm KST)
(Jaejoong)Yesterday.. I started crying because something inside of my heart, that I had been locking away for the past year, just seemed to burst out with a "Bang", and I cried again when Yoochun came to comfort me,. And then I cried again when Junsu came to comfort me.. Then we all got together and said "I love you""We have to be eternal.." to each other, danced.. and cried..Thanks Junsu hyung and Yoochun hyung(8:28pm KST)
(Jaejoong)Oh..There are a lot of people who are wondering what the meaning of "Nine" is.. It literally means "9"..(8:33pm KST)
(Jaejoong)It's because it's been around 9 years from when we all first started living together, after Yoochun was the last to join, till now.(8:37pm KST)
(Jaejoong)The reason why it took so long for me to write the lyrics for "nine" was because..I was wondering if it would be better to use poetic expressions.. or other ways of expression.. And because it was the first song we were to present to you at the concert, I wanted to express "Talking right in front of your eyes" so it turned out like this,,(8:51pm KST)
(Jaejoong)"pierrot" was originally a R&B song with a piano instrumental.. But we were working hard to add another dance piece, so a new song was born with a completely different color.(8:59pm KST)
(Jaejoong)And "My scenario" is a song created as a spin off of "pierrot". These two songs were originally one song~(9:06pm KST)
(Jaejoong)The title was "I Deal scenario" so we made it "I.D.S"..(9:12pm KST)
(Jaejoong)Originally for Nine.. I wanted to arrange the song thinking of our "Beginning" so I used the basic chords that I learned when Yoochun first began teaching me how to play the piano, and I created the melody so that it would remind people of music from 10 years ago.. Yoochun didn't even know that and said "Hyung..It has kind of an old feeling to it?haha".. (Sorry Yoochun haha)(9:22pm KST)
(Jaejoong)The songs composed by the members this concert were all completely composed, arranged and had their lyrics written by the members.(9:27pm KST)
(Jaejoong)And we really enjoyed all the warm food our fans sent us during the days of the concert, thank you so much everyone. I was deeply moved by the bus which surprised me the first time I saw it ㅜ I was so thankful that I thought, "Am I worthy enough" to have fans make a bus like that for me ㅠ(9:48pm KST)
(Jaejoong)Hmph, I'm going to have a midnight snack haha See you later(9:52pm KST)
(Jaejoong)I'm going to go make the ramen that I received from some Japanese fans a couple of days ago! To all the Japanese fans who came to Korea (for us) despite the cold, thank you so much!(9:56pm KST)
Jaejoong's Secret Curry Udon Recipe (Jaejoong)First, you cook the udon noodles, then you add the curry and a small amount of water, then you slice your beef into small pieces and drop them in and you're done!(11:00pm KST)
Jaejoong's Feet, Hrm (Jaejoong)I apologize (for posting a picture like this) at night..^^http://yfrog.com/0jsk1nsj(12:07am KST)
Oh ho. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR (Jaejoong)Yes, I posted it just so I could brag about how pretty my feet are..If I actually said that I'd be too embarrassed to come back on Twitter hahahahaha Good night for now, I'm going to go exercise ^^(12:12am KST)
Shane is back! (YUS) (Shane)@mjjeje Have you been well? You're truly a monster of Twitter! HAHA Me too. You have to write back in English! #twitteraddict(2:54am KST)
(Jaejoong)@shaneyoon I'm going to bed now ha^^ What time is it in America right now? Anyway, I want to see you soon~(3:05am KST) Jaejoong heads off to bed (Jaejoong)Good night everyone^^(3:05am KST)
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JYJ at their first Seoul concert. (Photo courtesy of newsen.com)
Despite the freezing cold, about 70,000 fans flocked to the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul on Nov. 27 and 28 to watch the first concert of trio JYJ, composed of Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun and Youngwoong Jaejoong.
The JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul was a follow-up to the trio’s successful JYJ worldwide album showcase that took them to New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas in North America; and to Asian cities Taipei, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Under the direction of choreographer and artistic director Jeri Slaughter, the Seoul concert saw JYJ performing songs from their first English album, “The Beginning,” including “Ayyy Girl” and “Be My Girl.”
The trio also offered their condolences to the victims of North Korea’s artillery attack on Yeonpyeong island in South Korea where four people were killed.
The stadium was originally planned to be covered to protect the fans from the cold weather. However, hail fell on the morning of the concert, prompting the concert organizer to remove the roof structure to prevent any accident.
During the concert, JYJ announced that they will be having a worldwide concert tour that may take the trio again to different cities.
The trio was overwhelmed by the fans’ support and thanked them for coming to the concert.
“Thanks to all the fans who attended today's concert. Thank you so much, I was so moved when you all shouted out that you love us,” according to Jaejoong’s tweet,which was translated by fan site tohosomnia.net.
Jaejoong added, “All the challenges and situations we're experiencing right now are so unfamiliar and tiring, and they wear me out. But there is one thing that isn't unfamiliar. The people in front of my eyes who still love us.”
My English lessons with Junsu commence (English Tweet/Junsu)I'm arrived to party room(10:19pm KST)
Jaejoong Thanks all the Fans who Attended Today's Concert (Jaejoong)Today was the best ^^ Thank you so much, I was so moved when you all shouted out that you love us♥(10:42pm KST)
Junsu thanks Tesoro, nawww (Junsu)Thank you so much Tesoro, who worked so hard behind the scenes~!!http://yfrog.com/g1sthfj(10:52pm KST)
Nawwwwwwwww Why are you so full of awesomeness? (Jaejoong)All the challenges and situations we're experiencing right now are so unfamiliar, and tiring, and they wear me out.. It makes it all the more tiring to have to pull through a continuous string of adversities and hardships.. But there is one thing that isn't unfamiliar. The people in front of my eyes who still love us..The thought crossed my mind that I should work hard and devote myself to these people until the day I die.. With that love, we will work hard and we will grow.(11:14pm KST)
(Jaejoong)To all who have become the energy of my life.. and to our members,.. Thank you and I love you so much. I'm sincerely sorry and I love you. Though these are words I usually don't like saying because they make me feel embarrassed, I wanted to say them to you. Be careful not to catch a cold..^^(11:17pm KST)
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Yu-chun from three-piece band JYJ smiles during the group's first concert ``JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul" at the Olympic Main Stadium, Sports Complex, Saturday evening. Despite the chilly weather, some 30,000 fans cheered on for the band, but JYJ failed to fully satisfy high expectations due to poor preparations. Insets: JYJ performs during their first concert. /Yonhap, Courtesy of Prain
By Han Sang-hee
Members of boy band JYJ may have made headlines with their departure from one of Korea’s most popular bands, TVXQ, and with their efforts in broadening their fan base, but it seems they will need to work on the basics: professionalism and consideration to the audience.
The three-member group — consisting of Yu-chun, Jae-joong and Jun-su— held its first concert “JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul” in freezing weather at the Olympic Main Stadium, Sports Complex, Saturday night.
It snowed and rained a bit in the morning, and although the weather seemed to get better during the day, it got chilly and very windy again as evening descended.
By the time the concert was scheduled to start, which was 7 p.m., the bare and open stadium was literally ice cold.
To make matters worse, the concert was delayed for an hour, which made even the most devoted fans a bit frustrated.
Around 7:20, the three members suddenly appeared on the stage, thanking the fans for coming and also expressing their condolences to the victims of Yeonpyeong Island, where a North Korean artillery attack took place on Nov. 23.
“We are sorry for the delay,” was all the members said regarding the delay and they left the stage, leaving the fans waiting in the cold for another 40 minutes, some shouting “come out!” and “why aren’t you coming out!”
When the show finally started, which was around 8:10 p.m., it seemed the fans forgot all about the icy temperatures and the delay, as they shouted the members’ names and waved bright red glow sticks in the air in perfect harmony.
The members performed songs from their first album “The Beginning.” The first track “Empty” was impressive, along with the other numbers, as the group managed to put on a great show despite the cold.
Their hands and noses were bright red from the wind, but this didn’t stop them from dancing and running around the stage, waving and shouting out to the screaming crowd. Each member had an individual stage as well, with Jae-joong’s sexy track “Still In Love,” Yu-chun’s ballad medley and Jun-su’s reinterpretation of “I Can Soar” with an orchestra playing in the backdrop.
The group also presented some new tracks as well, such as “Nine,” “Fallen Leaves” and “Mission Make it.”
When the intro for “Be My Girl Remix” came out of the speakers, the crowd shouted even more loudly and followed the groups’ dance moves perfectly. Yu-chun recently posted the video for the number’s choreography on his twitter, and the fans managed to learn the moves and display a memorable flash-mob experience for the three members.
After singing some 18 songs, the members left the stage with the fans continuously shouting out their names. But JYJ, despite the fans who had waited for some freezing 10 minutes after their departure, didn’t return to give an encore.
Overall, the show was fun and entertaining. JYJ’s agency explained that the concert was produced by creative director Jeri Slaughter, who worked with Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera, but there was nothing extraordinary.
Laser shows, fireworks and unique installations have been around in the pop idol concert scene for quite some time; there’s even been pianos held up in the air and members flying over their fans on wires.
The two big screens on each side of the main stage was impressive, but it was not enough for the fans who sat in the back as it mostly offered full shots instead of close ups. Due to the frigid weather, the three singers also had a challenging time singing their songs, which mostly included their signature powerful dance choreography.
The concert’s stage effects would have been a bit better if they went on with their original plan in covering the open ceiling with a specially-made dome, but due to the grueling weather, this plan was scrapped.
Scrapping the dome was not only a regrettable incident for JYJ, but also for the fans as well. The tickets for the concert ranged from 110,000 won to 198,000 won, and concert organizers explained that the cost was a bit high due to the special effects, including the dome. Tickets for a concert held by SM Entertainment at the same venue cost 11,000 won to 88,000 won, a lot less expensive than JYJ’s.
In the end, fans had to pay full price for something they didn’t get to see, had to wait over an hour in the freezing cold without getting a clear explanation, plus were unable to enjoy an encore with the band.
It would have been hard for any experienced band or artist to perform in such adverse conditions, but it would have been more professional to prepare for the unexpected, especially if it was being held in late November, at an open and exposed stadium and charging a lot of money for seats.
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D: It's okay Yoochun! The Concert will be AMAZING Regardless!!! (Yoochun)Because of the hail from the morning....the lid....has all disappeared(12:59pm KST)
(Yoochun)They said it would take three days to reinstall it(1:04pm KST)
(T/N: He's referring to the material they used to cover the open top of the Olympic Stadium)
Let's hate on the Sky for Junsu (Junsu)Today, the skies are quite hateful.....haha;; But still, let's be strong~(2:35pm KST)
JYJ's Pre-Concert Tweets (Yoochun)Everyone, it's really cold, right??^^Aigoo~ We're dying to start (^^We'll be there soon so wait just a little longer!!^^(7:44pm KST) (Junsu)Now... Let's all be strong~ ^^ Hwaiting!!(7:46pm KST)
(Jaejoong)There's a bit of a delay..I'm sorry, especially since it's so cold..Let's have an amazing time^^(7:47pm KST)
Jaejoong apologizes, Junsu feels horrible, I cry (Jaejoong)I'm so sorry that the ceiling collapsed because of unexpected hail, and that there were so many changes to the staging, and that we couldn't use the laser show and front assisting stage..And I'm so sorry that all these made the rehearsal longer, which caused problems and delayed the concert,, Thank you so much everyone for smiling with joy though it was so cold.. I hope tomorrow's performance is better..(12:26am KST)
(Jaejoong)We were so pumped up right up to the day before the performance,,But then the shows no one had ever seen before disappeared with a natural disaster..The moment we stepped into the stadium this morning..Tears sprung to our eyes. Junsu said that the most distressing thing was that from the moment the ceiling disappeared, regardless of whether it was due to a natural disaster or not, it felt as though we had lied to our fans, and he felt horrible about that..(12:35am KST)
(Jaejoong)But because we had to give a great performance nevertheless.. We rushed to change a lot of the staging on the cue sheet..Though there still won't be a ceiling tomorrow..We will bring you a performance better than today's. Hwaiting.!(12:37am KST)
(Jaejoong)There is a saying that one must concentrate on doing one's best, not being the best. But we wanted to do our best on the best stage..That's why I'm so sorry and thankful to everyone who came to today's performance. I will fall asleep with these feelings,, To the people coming tomorrow..It's going to be really cold so wear clothes that will keep you warm. And get up when Be My Girl comes on^^(12:50am KST)
♥ (Jaejoong)Because tomorrow will come...(t/n: asu wa kuru kara)good night(1:02am KST)
IT'S 4AM GO SLEEP KID YOU HAVE A CONCERT TOMORROW...Er... TODAY + JiJi (Jaejoong)Ah..I can't seem to fall asleep., I'm really going to bed now! Goodnight~(4:06am KST)
(Jaejoong)I have to put him in this position when I give him his medicine..http://yfrog.com/gocfoj(4:08am KST)
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JYJ officially kicked off their first solo concert titled “JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul” on November 27th, 2010 at the Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium. More than 30,000 fans which consist of locals and foreign fans across Asia flocked to the venue just to see the boys in action. The boys will put on another show today (November 28th). Click for more concert photos!
Before the concert started, JYJ expressed their condolences to the victims of YeonPyeong.
The concert was scheduled to start at 7PM but it got delayed for an hour which left the fans freezing out in the cold. However, Jaejoong compensate by apologizing to them via his twitter.
JYJ belted out a total of 20 songs from their album including solo numbers of each members and revealed two new tracks titled ‘Mission’ and ‘IDeal Scenario’.
The whooping 2 and a half hours concert was directed by American concert producer Jerry Slaughter who has worked with Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Pussycat Dolls and etc.
The original plan to cover the stadium like a dome to maximize the lighting effect as well as the sound quality was halted due to the bad weather. Unfortunately, the rain has tear down the tent structure of the dome which took them 3 days to install it. JYJ could not hide their disappointment but they have prepared a splendid performance for the fans.
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Kpop Celebrities were also spotted the concert which includes MBLAQ’s Seung Ho & Mir alongside with SungkyunKwan Scandal Yoo Ah In and Song Joong Ki.
Jaejoong performing his solo track ‘Still In Love’ while getting too close with a female dancer which caused the fans to go ‘gaga’
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