Yuchun-ah who is enlisting after I sleep one night~~ Stay healthy and fare well, king🙆 It’s been fun standing on stage together~
Go to the army quicklyㅋㅋThere are a lot of people waiting😆
Thousands of fans sing to JYJ in Barcelona while waiting the beginning of the show
October 29th, Barcelona city welcomed on its Mediterranean beaches a new kind of guest. The Korean pop group, JYJ, began its Worldwide Tour 2011 in the historical Patio del Pueblo Español, with the attendance of more than 3,000 fans from all Europe. This high voltage event was the first in Europe held by this trio, and is also the first in the Korean music industry. While the SM Town Live in Paris held in June made K-pop shows known in Europe, JYJ concert in Spain is the first occasion that representative artistes in Korea perform in a solo concert in Europe.
“¡JYJ, I love you!” was the unanimous exclamation of the excited fans, some of which proceeded from far sites like Rumania and Finland, and a lot more that have camped all night to get place. Although fewer in number than the 80,000 that packed the JYJ concert in Japan later this month, an heterogeneous audience that waved Korean flags and sang Korean were the vibrant testament of the European fandom. With the new acrobatic choreography of the popular Spanish dancer Rafa Méndez, the two hours show mixed Spanish and Korean talent. In Spain, the increasing presence of K-pop can be attributed to the active participation of an Internet community, as well to the attraction that pursues the J-pop. The director of the Korean Cultural Center in Spain, Jang Jin-sang, considers that about 2,000 fans are follower of K-pop in this country, most of which participates in fansites of various Korean artistes. Even though other countries fans surpass Spain in number, Jang stood out the great loyalty and cohesion of Spain fans, which competes with the loyalty of other countries fans. The origin of K-pop fandom in Spain as in other countries dates back to the popularity of Japanese pop music. As BoA and TVXQ performances were gaining popularity in Japan, Japanese music fans became interested in Korean music, in addition to YouTube and other Internet sites offering a lot of videos and opportunities to participate in this growing trend. The K-pop, with its dance and rhythms truly attracts the European youth. Jang said that while the distribution of content such as Korean dramas still is not much due to the need for dubbing, K-pop has the potential to spread faster in Spain and the European region. The next stop for JYJ was the Tempodrom Berlin, where the group presented on November 6. Tickets for the event in this venue that has 3,000 seats were sold the first day of sale.
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JYJ in Europe. A news that delighted the European fans when they knew that their stars have scheduled two dates in Europe to meet them. Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu set fire to the stage at Poble Espanyol in Barcelona on October 29th, 2011 and 8 days later, November 6th, in Berlin. Soompi France went to Barcelona to attend the concert of the three gods of the East. More than 3,000 people from all over Europe came to cheer on the three singers.
French, Spanish, Italian, German, English… All nationalities were present in front of Poble Espanyol. Many Spanish people were surprised to see the long queue that began to form in October 28th (or even before for the more adventurous fans). The fans explained with their heart that they were there for one thing, for one group, and for an event they had waited for so long : JYJ. The fans and enthusiasts counted hours before finding themselves faced with the three singers. Sleeping [at the venue] or waiting all day didn’t bother them – far from it. Some answered “I’m desperate to be as close to the stage as possible and see them in the flesh.”
It is emotionally hard for foreign fans as they can only see these stars on the internet from their computer since they are at the other end of the world. When they materialized in front of the fans, it was a surreal experience.
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Dispatch is well-known to be the leading tabloid/gossip publication in Korea.
On November 3rd, Dispatch published an article with the headline of “Did 3000 Come? JYJ, the Truth Behind the Controversy of Having Manipulated the [Facts About] the Spain Concert.” (Found here) The article asserted that the figure of 3000 was false.
Responding to this, on November 3rd, Lee Jaeun (@beyondmonica) who is the publicist to JYJ tweeted the following:
[TRANS] Was totally nervous for the 13 hours of flight to the degree that I developed my trapezius muscles. When I landed I received the text messages from many. Yes, I feel that I made the right decision. Indeed, best response to an action with malicious intent is to “not respond” at all. Now meeting is over. Let’s unpack. It is now Berlin. ^^”
[TRANS] @fan As for the rumors [about JYJ], the managers [care enough to the degree that they] go to the police station once a week and it is also something that we find to be the most pressing. But as the the article, over 30 strong media outlets prove [our facts] and there is not even 1% of lies on our side and so there is no need to respond.
This is the statement made by JYJ’s publicist herself on this particular article. (1) In other words, JYJ’s publicist herself informed the fans that the article is a rumor and that its writer does not deserve the satisfaction of receiving our attention. Read More →
JYJinSpain is the union of the main JYJ/TVXQ fansites in Spain: Yongwonhi;Sub – SPFTVXQ – JYJ Spain & JaeChunSu Spain to organize the fanprojects for the JYJ concert in Barcelona.
We wanted to make this concert memorable for our boys, so we decided to prepare some presents for them. For three weeks we received donations (mostly from Spanish fans) but we counted with the collaboration of great fans from some countries of Latin America, Italy, Germany, Qatar and even from DBSKnights and Park Yoochun Community as well.
Female MC: Yes! JYJ world tour in Spain! Yes, you guys know about it too? (T/N: to the Korean group Hit-5)
Yes, in Monday’s Sports Seoul it was reported that the concert held in Europe attracted 3000 fans.
It is known that Kpop has spread to Europe due to Japanese manga. Japan’s manga and anime are very popular in Europe and because Tohoshinki once sang the themes song for anime, interest in Kpop spread.
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