[PHOTO] #JYJ #tbt instagram.com/p/vW9GJqmpio
Note: Shane Yoon was one of the English MCs that toured with JYJ when they were in North America for ‘The Beginning’ showcases.
[PHOTO] #BTS doing Creative Concept Direction and Styling of photoshoot with #JYJ during their 2010 US tour. That would be me with my blue hair (damn I miss it!) lacing Jaejoong into a metal corset at 1am after the show at the #ManhattanCenter. He was a good sport but he decided Yoochun was a better fit for the corset… My concept for them was #mannequins, running away from the mannequin factory (#SMEnt) since they’d successfully escaped to #CJes. I also wanted to give them a more masculine look for the US audience than their Korean look so I chose their hair, makeup and outfits accordingly. The look was inspired by #dada and #surrealism and many of the pieces worn by them were my original designs created specially for them in 2 weeks before the shoot, except the unisex Nikkiel jacket (www.aparnadasgupta.com). Never released these but it’s been on my mind recently when I found the photoshoot contract and disc full of photos this week. #kpop #instakpop #jaejoong #returnoftheking #junsu #yuchun #yoochun #aktf #alwayskeepthefaith #tvxq #koreanidol #2010 #tbt #fbf instagram.com/p/vH_cWBQlJc
[PHOTO] #BTS throwback from 2010 #JYJ US Tour. #Yoochun in #DASGUPTA by Aparna Dasgupta pierrot shirt & #Dior Homme leather pants working my #mannequin concept like a pro. I love seeing my ideas come to life (even if the concept is to look…not alive). Creative Concept Direction, Design & Styling by me, photo by Jade Young. Funny I just lent @plundertronics this shirt for Halloween. instagram.com/p/vIGiEhQlL_
[PHOTO] #tbt #fashion photoshoot with #kpop #instakpop super group #boyband #jyj at #hammersteinballroom #nyc with #junsu #jaejoong #yoochun #director Richard Lowe @densityofsouls makeup MUA Chris Lanston @chrislanston fashion Joshua McKinley @itsjoshuamckinley instagram.com/p/u8vFZLveip
[PHOTO] #여보세요 #phoneboot #outtakes #tbt #fashion photoshoot with amazing #kpop #instakpop super group #jyj at Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 2010 tour. With #junsu #jaejoong #yoochun Photographer #jadeyoung director @densityofsouls MUA @chrislanston fashion @itsjoshuamckinley instagram.com/p/u_tg-tverC
[TRANS] #Hello?/Excuse me
The photoshoot took place last year, November 2010, when JYJ was in the US.
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It was a chilly, drizzly Sunday evening when I arrived at Prudential Center for JYJ’s Newark concert on the 22nd of May. There weren’t nearly as many people as I had expected –- I guess I was picturing something similar to the lines that spanned avenues at last November’s JYJ showcase in Manhattan. Then again, it was a Sunday night, and this was Newark, of all places.
That’s not to say that the energy level was low though, because fans – ranging from hoards of young teenyboppers to older married women (and the families they dragged along with them) – were bouncing off the walls in excitement.
JYJ fans are perhaps the most organized and dedicated fans I’ve encountered. I learned that they had a meet-up at the nearby park distributing red t-shirts hours before doors opened. At the venue, girls in red from head to toe were making their rounds, handing out glowsticks, red light sticks, and white light sticks, which I was told (on multiple occasions, mind you) were to be saved for the very last song.
Once doors opened and the crowd rushed inside, the huge arena felt eerily empty at first. I overheard a guy, probably in his late teens, chuckle as he followed his friends down to their seats. “There’s like nobody here,” he scoffed (only to be hit in the arm by the girls he came with). By the time the show started, the venue was filled to about …60% capacity, 70% maybe.
After the “Be My Girl (Remix)” dance tutorial was shown on the big screen and a few instrumental versions of JYJ songs played, it was finally showtime.
The lights went out, and the chanting/screaming/squealing began.
After kicking off the North American leg of their 2011 World Tour in Vancouver a few days before, the talented trio known as JYJ held an awe-inspiring concert in Newark, New Jersey on May 22, 2011. Fans were able to enjoy a packed set of 19 songs, including “Get Out,” “You’re,” “Boy’s Letter,” and “In Heaven,” four unreleased JYJ songs! As always, Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu blew the crowd away with their playful smiles, flawless vocals and dance moves, and unbelievable stamina!
Check out eye candy photos from the concert below:
Welcome to the JYJ World Tour Concert in New Jersey!
There’s a saying, “all that and a bag of chips too!” This is putting it mildly. JYJ, a.k.a. Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu, definitely brought their A game to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, USA., on Sunday, May 22, 2011.
Considering where I live smack in the middle of NYC and Washington, D.C., just about every venue is practically in my backyard. It only took about an hour to get there, so it was quite uneventful. The only thing I might mention is that I got there really early. I wanted to make sure there were no issues getting there on time and making sure my return arrangements were made in time. I was pleasantly pleased that the Center is a short walk from the train station.
The weather was overcast, and a bit windy which made it hard on those who insisted on coming without a sweater or jacket, or who wore shorts. I had to smile at that, the courage of the very young. I wouldn’t say I was smirking, but saying to myself, when they get older, they’ll learn. I decided to stay outside and absorb the atmosphere rather than go inside to where it was possible to wait until it was time to start letting folks into the arena.
The area I chose to camp out at had a single group of guys who had items to sell, light sticks of different styles, straps, key chains, etc. Then another group of folks came with T-shirts. There were no formal concert promotional items to sell. Hopefully, the next go round this will change. I know this is still the training ground so to speak, but there will be a huge market for official products especially a photo program book. When they had the Seoul concert last fall, there definitely was an opportunity to provide these kinds of products. I venture to say, there would be no issue of not selling out. These vendors made a tidy profit for their efforts. OneTVXQ had made arrangements with members of their group to purchase items, T-shirts light sticks, and red gel bracelets. When it became obvious not everyone was arriving on time to pick up their things, they started giving out their light sticks for free.