The tickets to JYJ Junsu‘s ‘2012 XIA Ballad&Musical Concert with Orchestra‘ have sold out.
As soon as the tickets went on sale at 8PM KST on the 4th, 200,000 fans attempted to buy tickets online simultaneously and all 21,000 seats sold out immediately. C-Jes Entertainment said, “The concert is a fresh new concept concert that an idol is attempting for the first time, so there was a lot of interest before the tickets went on sale. The demand for the tickets was just as intense.”
Many fans would joke online before the tickets went on sale, saying, “The tickets sale has been moved to tomorrow“, “The ticket sale website was changed“, “I prayed for 3 days“, and “I’m going to properly obey my parents if I can get tickets“. As soon as the tickets went on sale, the server crashed, and fans complained, “What did I see – I clicked as soon as it became 8:00 PM, but I only saw a white page..“, and “I’ve been waiting at a PC-room since 6, but who took all my tickets?!“.
The website representative said, “As soon as the page was opened, we had 200,000 people logging on at once, so we experienced some request and timeout issues. It’s the highest record we have had on Interpark. If you take into the account that the servers suffered downtime, and there were delays in the payment process, you can basically say that the tickets sold out immediately as soon as they went on sale. Junsu is the only person as a soloist who sold out all the tickets at once.“
[NEWS] 121204 Kim Junsu’s concert sold out instantaneously, 200k+ fans connect at once
Kim Junsu‘s popularity was proven once again. The tickets for Kim Junsu’s concert went on sale and as soon as they become available, there were over 200,000 fans trying to connect to the website to purchase the tickets.
Kim Junsu’s management company CJ Entertainment relayed, “The sale of the tikets for Kim Junsu’s year-end concert was conducted through Interpark at 8pm on today (December 4th) and 21,000 seats for the 3 days were sold out.
From the morning of December 4th, there were many rumors online spread by some of the netizens commenting, “The ticketing date was change to tomorrow” or “They are using a different service for ticketing”, hoping that some might fall for it. There were some fans also commenting, “I have been praying for 3 days for the tickets” or “I will be going to the internet cafe praying all the while so please let me get the tickets”, bringing even their religion into it. Some netizens even promised, “If I can get the tickets, I will study hard and really listen to my parents.”
Right after the tickets went on sale, the server went down immediately and for each search engine popped up search suggestions ‘Kim Junsu concert’, ‘Kim Junsu Interpark’ popped up. Many fans expressed disappointment commenting, “I’ve been waiting at the internet cafe since 6pm. Who took all my tickets?” and “I clicked at exactly 8 but there is nothing but a white box popping up…”
An insider revealed, “As soon as the sales started there were over 200,000 people rushing to the site and slowing it down. This is the top record yet for Interpark and considering that the sales resumed after the site recovered on its own, it should be considered that it was instantaneously sold out. Aside from the idol groups, Kim Junsu is the only solo artist to have sold out the concert.”
This is not the first time Kim Junsu as sold out his concerts. The first solo concert for Kim Junsu for the 2nd, some 17,000+ seats were sold out in just 5 minutes. For the musical ‘Mozart’, 45,000 seats were sold out in 5 minutes and the 15,000 seats for ‘Tears of Heaven’ in 2 minutes, and ‘Elizabeth’ was sold out in 10 minutes. Kim Junsu’s record is truly legendary in the industry.
Kim Junsu’s year-end concert ’2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra’ will take place live for 3 days on December 29th, 30th, and 31st at the COEX D Hall.