We were able to get help from a friend who has a Thai sister in law to book tickets for the Bangkok concert, and she was a quite amused and bemused by how anxious we were that she camps in front of her laptop the minute ticketing opens to book the tickets. Very grateful that she managed to get center block Zone C3, row 10. While we were not at the very front of the hall, the seats were still good, and in fact we were one row in front of Junsu’s parents. Mrs. Kim very kindly agreed to take a photo with my sister and I.
A Korean guy wearing a C-Jes Press pass asked us why we took photos with Junsu’s mum, as she is not famous – not in Korea. The way he asked was quite rude – it’s as though he couldn’t phantom why we would want to take a photo with a non-famous personality, all of us, even Friend who was not really a fan, felt like whacking the rude reporter on the press. However, we are peaceful upright law abiding supportive fans, who just told him, all Junsu’s fans know and like Mrs. Kim, she interacts with fans quite frequently.
Concert Recap – Disclaimer – long and rambling account.. and the overuse of effusive adjectives and exclamation marks.
Incredible MV played and but I didn’t pay much attention, I was more concerned with checking out the response of the crowd and it was really LOUD! Fans were screaming like crazy
Funny Song – Junsu didn’t sing this song during the concert, but it was played prior to the Thai national anthem.. I can imagine that Junsu would have brought the house down in laughter had he sang this song in concert… all the faces he would need to make to get the mood right for the song!
(VTR 1) – The opening VTR showed Junsu in a very gothic environment and immediately Phinea2009 and I looked at each other confusedly and said.. er.. Jaejoong? Why are they doing the same vampire thing? Maybe it’s the same set? Maybe they are brothers in vampiricism? The VTR was really cool, but so soon after Jae, it didn’t feel as original. The difference was that Junsu was not locked up in chains or anything like that.. he was in perfect control of the situation, with drops of blood dripping into a goblet of red wine, I don’t remember if he drank it or if the blood feel into his hands and then his right eye turned murky, signaling the rise of the vampire…. I really liked the ending scene of the VTR though.. it showed Junsu with his right leg crossed over the left, and with a burst of energy 2 huge wings spread out from his back. At this point I turned to Phinea2009 and said “different wings! Different wings!”. I think they were skull wings, the whole wingspan was made of bones…
(Song 1) I’m so pleased that the concert opened with Taran, it was such a successful song for Junsu. (yes, no more full name for the song… from now on I’m going to call it like he called it in Funny song.. TARAN what……) He was wearing exactly the same brocade suit that he was wearing in the showcase. Fans were quite participative, after all, we’ve had one year to practice going HEY! with Junsu every time the song called for it.
(Song 2) No Gain .. perfect vocal showcase as always, though I felt that he couldn’t hit one of the high notes. Hope that Friend and girls don’t think that Junsu couldn’t hack it.. I wanted so much for them to be impressed by our little duckbutt.
When he missed his high note, I was cursing the sound system. For some reason, I felt that the Bangkok concert was like a practice run for his other concerts, but I’m pleased to be disabused of that notion later on in the concert.
(VTR 2) Junsu on his couch, tying out instant messages which were not answered. There was a right hand side panel for Thai translations, which of course we couldn’t understand. Luckily Friend’s sis in law translated for us – Junsu was sending a message to a girl.. I miss you every day, are you busy, why are you not answering (Woohooo!!!). It was so cute when he switched to Line to continue the conversation coz he was using the Line stickers to pepper his conversation.. showed him looking worried/distracted in his car, then he turned up at the girl’s house with a bouquet of flowers.. stalkerish much? Ok.. since it’s Junsu, we’ll take it as romantic… and the VTR segued to…
(Song 3) Confession feat Gilme.. this is a toothache inducing song about him confessing to his friend.. You can just hear the Chingu.. Chagiya chagiya… aish aish aish.. if this is not cotton candy fluff inducing enough, Junsu wore a PINK suit! REAL MEN WEAR PINK I tell you!
Again, the high notes were a definitely off.. even more obvious than during No Gain
The dance was quite nice, one of the lady dancers played the part of Gilme, miming to the song which we felt was a nice touch.
(Song 4) Chocolate Girl.
No real feels for this song because I cannot understand the cultural reference to liken a girl you fancy to confectionary.. this is not the first time it’s happened in kpop though, so maybe it’s a common thing there.. I think the dance for this was quite cute
1st Ment – Junsu came out with a translator, later found out that she’s a Korean speaking Thai – not the best way to translate because apparently she translated word for word out of context.. the fan girls were all screaming at every little thing that Junsu said, and it’s exactly the script that we expected him to say, so we just listed to his cute speaking voice.
Junsu – Sawasdee krab! This is my second concert, Did you miss me? All the fans answered “de”, and Junsu said in English “You speak Korean?” random English words like “Good”, “Awesome”.. then he introduced his next song..
(Song 5) Rainy Eyes… if you listen carefully, you can hear a small tiny little Junsu growly voice in the beginning of the song.. I think the backdrop showed the lyrics to this song.
Oh! Growly Junsu again! All the fans screaming… he’s so good … it’s a standard kpop ballad but Junsu is so so good!!!!! [end spazz]
Seriously! It’s a really standard kpop ballad! Phinea2009 didn’t have time to memorize the lyrics and I could confidently tell her that the song is about him pining over a girl, missing her, asking her not to leave him, asking her not to bring rain to his eyes.. and I was nearly spot on..
(Song 6) Foolish Heart (Fugitive of Joseon/Mandate of Heaven OST – the drama starring Song Ji Hyeo)
The mood suddenly changed very somber.. it was just a piano accompanying Junsu’s singing, and it was really really good! The whole hall became so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. Junsu sang with his eyes closed and you could see that he was really immersed in it.. we couldn’t help but clap during a pause, it was THAT good! And he rewarded us with an emotional chorus.
These are really tear-jerking lyrics, and although I’m sure many of us couldn’t understand Korean, all of us reacted to the emotions in Junsu’s voice.
(VTR 3) ok after all the angst in the last song, we’re rewarded with a nosebleed inducing vtr. Junsu and a girl sitting across each other at a large dining table, just stealing glances, Junsu sipping wine (neck porn!) and popping a CHERRY into his mouth (omg omg what’s with these boys and cherries recently??? The fruit is in season and on cheap sale issit??) The girl got up, walked to his side of the table and sat on his lap! Omg the fanscreams! At this point in time all of us were furtively looking at Mrs. Kim, and she was smiling but not looking embarrassed much (though the lady next to her was fanning her face.. she looked like a relative of some sort).. ok.. so she sat in his lap and their hands started roaming all over each other, (at this point the young father 2 rows in front of me covered his young daughter’s eyes – she looked to be about 3-4 years old, while the other 2 little girls maybe 8-9 years old just looked kind of embarrassed and confused).. the model must have saved a country in her past life.. not only did she sit in Junsu’s lap, roam her hands all over his HOT body, squeezed his biceps with her Fingernails, they also leaned in for a kiss, which was of course where the scene faded to black.. the fanscreams where thunderous at this point, and we were going oh my god oh my god, and another sneak peak at Mrs. Kim showed her quite amazed/mildly embarrassed by all the females in the room having heart palpitations over her son. Mr Kim had NO expression on his face hahahhaha….
(Song 7) The VTR was for No Reason. Ok, when I read the lyrics, I knew it was sexy but I didn’t realize it would be so steamy. Honestly… 31 flavours of ice cream? I like sweet things but I also like tart things? You need CPR? It’s like Junsu’s telling us he’s a sex god.. and erm, after THIS performance I’m inclined to give him his laurels..
The song started with him sitting on a sofa like a boss, then a pair of hand crept up to touch his shoulders and chest, and another pair of hands started groping his chest (ok, not only a sex god, it’s sex god on steroids, maybe a sex god of gangbangs). I don’t recall if it’s 2 or 3 dancers, but they were in white shirts and black knickers, and one of them straddled our boy who had lied down on his back by now, and started THRUSTING against Junsu! This time another sneak peak of Mrs. Kim showed her peeping from a fan or her hands.. ah, some reaction at last from the mother.. fangirl screams were deafening and we couldn’t stop laughing (in shock!) at the whole thing! There was a little point where he was slightly off during the high notes
(Song 8) One of the nicest surprises of the night was Junsu singing Uncommitted, as we didn’t get to hear that song since Junsu’s Bangkok Taran concert in 2012 was before he released the song. We were so super duper happy that we got to hear it Live, and it was really fantastic. He did a R&B/ballad rendition of the song, and performed it from a raised platform. The platform was kind of small, and when he sang the chorus we kept feeling that he was trying NOT to dance, do his hip thrust, he was just swaying a little to the song. It was really nice because this was an english song that every knew the lyrics to, and many fans sang along with him. This remix was really nice, love it to death.
(Song 9) Turn it up feat Dok2.
This was the surprise and highlight of the night for me. I was so surprised that he had a full choreography to this song, really no words to describe how perfect Junsu was with this song, so PLEASE GO LOOK FOR THE FANCAM (WithXiah has a nice one). I was actually laughing about this song with Phinea2009 and Fruitline, I mean, he’s a KILLER (in bed)… it’s too contrived, our little boy trying to grow up so fast,
Our Junsu rocked the stage in his sleeveless vest and towel choreography. He started with this swimming/breast stroke gesture and it was full on gyrating, body wave and hip thrust all the way. I mean, the song is mid tempo, but there was just so much going-on on the stage! The whole dance team was gyrating, but no one gyrated anywhere like Junsu did. I’m not biased, I actually watched the fancam on repeat for nearly 10 times, and I was looking at each and everyone of the dancers. The girls were smoother in the body waves, and the male dancers were really good, they were really into it, not just phoning it in, but still, the quality was very far apart. It really surprised me just how good Junsu is at dancing, because he’s a professional Singer, not dancer, and he danced our socks off!
Junsu looked so happy while doing this song, he was smiling sweetly when doing this song.. ya just kill us already.. I can safely say that this song garnered the most audience reaction so far, all of us were screaming and waving our like sticks. Of course, he then topped it off by having all the dancers throw the yellow towels into the audience. Everyone in the front was scrambling to get them, and the security personnel looked like they were ready to break up any fights.
(Dance Break) Sometimes the audience don’t really respond to dance break, but the fans in Bangkok were so supportive, all of us were clapping and cheering for the dancers. One obviously new one, some familiar faces, and they were very good. The dance break didn’t last too long, just enough to be enjoyable
(Song 10) – Fantasy.
This was the song that reminded me of Se7en’s song when he was in the States – he had one that had girls girls girls girls I like them girls.
Junsu came out wearing a white shirt, tight red leather pants and a leopard print jacket. The dance immediately started out very fun, with soap bubbles all over the stage, and Junsu immediately pointing his fingers everywhere with his Girls Girls Girls move – he also pointed at the audience, eliciting super loud screams.. player Junsu also smacked the lady dancers’ bums, and danced with both of them, showing off his player-ness hehehehe
A happy poppy song but what is this what is this “I love you like Kim and Kanye”.. eh, what if they split up??
(2nd Ment) oooh cuteness abounds in this ment!
He thanked the fans, there was some talk, he asked if there were any male fans there (a few hands shot up, and surprisingly mr Korean press behind us put his hand up half heartedly)
and it’s now Genie time –1st Genie time was Gwiyomi.. Actually the screams for Gwiyomi were not so strong at first, but then everyone didn’t seem to know what to ask for, and started screaming Gwiyomi Gwiyomi.. Junsu turned around to check with the translator with this “why are you doing this to me” look. Ah, you know you’re only delaying the inevitable. Junsu was so cute, he was so embarrassed… you know how some people pretend to be embarrassed because it’s expected of them? Well, junsu seemed to be TRULY embarrassed, and said a lot of things, kept putting it off, but eventually he did Gwiyomi 1-6. He really seemed shy about it but wanted to please his fans, so he was practically nearly rolling on the stage with shyness. Mr and Mrs. Kim were so amused as well, laughing together with us.
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we’ve found a worthy replacement for Angel Xiah. Think about it. Angel Xiah takes 1.5 seconds to do. Junsu did up to part 6 of Gwiyomi… longer adorable suie
2nd Genie time was to sing “Under the same sky” from the Tokyo Dome concert. It was a rather short verse but I don’t know why he was laughing at the end of it.
3rd Genie time was to sing a song by Song Joongki called Really. I don’t know what took him so long to agree to sing it, but apparently he couldn’t remember the lyrics. Well, for someone who couldn’t remember the lyrics, he did a banging job of it. The whole hall was silent again – not really what you expect from a Ment but I think everyone was just too impressed by his effortless singing without any accompanying music.
(Song 11) 11am – MR removed
We were treated Junsu singing 11am without any backing music. He just sat on a barstool and let rip. It was quite unexpected that he sang such long verses without music that everyone was just stunned into silence. Second part of the song was accompanied only by a piano.
This song was where we did the blue lightstick project
(Song 12) – woweeeeee one of my favourite songs from the album – Sarang Hanabwa – I’m in Love
It’s such a breezy and easy song to listen to – reminds Fruitline and myself of our 16-17 year old selves. This was the song where we were supposed to have the XIA paper project, but the organizer didn’t switch on the lights so I think Junsu couldn’t see us – we did it anyway. It made me so happy that I turned to the Korean girls behind us and told them effusively how much I love this song!
(VTR 4) I think this was a rather short one where Junsu dropped a ring onto the floor. We had no idea what was going on and were speculating if the girl died.. (what? She died? Why all the girlfriends die or have terminal illness?? Oh.. she just left him).. which brings us to …
(Song 13) Don’t Leave
Dark clouds (because our poor Junsu got dumped ne), rain (because the skies are crying at the indignity of having our Duckbutt being subjected to something as incongruous as being dumped.. I mean, would YOU DUMP JUNSU???)… I think there was lighting too, and the lyrics scrolled down the background screen…. Kajima kajima kajima, saranghae saranghae. A sorrowful heartfelt ballad that had us clapping hard.
(Song 14) Love is like a snowflake – OST from Nice Guy/Innocent Man.
Wow this was again wonderful , our Junsu sang so hard that you could see the veins on his neck popping. At one point I was wondering if he had tears in his eyes. Aish, he didn’t quite make that high note…
(VTR 5) All the screams you hear in the recording is because our Duckbutt’s baby pix made it to the screen, it’s absolutely adorable, and you can see that he’s not gotten any work done on his face at all. Numbers kept popping up on screen, later learnt that it shows the number of hours he’s been born, days trying to be a singer, miles traveled around the world for his world, etc etc – his weight – 60kg ma boy… and suddenly showed Song Ji Hyo and Jaejoong as well, suppose it’s because they attended his previous concert. There were also (obviously? Probably?) some questions asking the fans if they want more/miss him/enjoy themselves because everyone went de de de… and finally 1 showed up – everyone groaned, apparently it means one more song left!!! Oops
(Song 15) Incredible!!!!!!!!
Ok, I knew this may be one of the last concerts I attend for a while if my plans work out, so I was totally determined to really enjoy myself. I’m so pleased that the crowd this time was so giving, everyone STOOD up to dance and we danced the whole song, it was really fun. We were a little disappointed that he didn’t wear the shorts he wore in the MV, instead he wore a leopard print red suit. Junsu danced his heart out and all of us fans reciprocated, singing, waving our light sticks, dancing, I think this was the most fun I’ve ever had in a concert!
After the song he disappeared and this was the time for fans to scream Junsu’s name asking for an encore.. it went on for quite long! Phinea2009 and I screamed non stop, and then discussed if it’s appropriate for us to call Xiah JunSU (we were speaking in dialect about whether we should change his surname since his parents are there! A big taboo in our culture hehehehe)
Passed some mints around to the nice Korean fans behind us so that ALL of us could scream louder
(Song 16) FEVER!!!
Junsu did a very high jump from the concealed floor board for the next song Fever, and again this was a song where we danced (albeit seated in our chairs), it was so much fun! Lots of fans knew the lyrics so we sang along
(3rd Ment) Junsu said this was the last song – a bit of chit chat where Junsu asked questions and fans answered in Korean before the translator could react. Junsu’s reaction so cute! So basically from the tweets of the concert – Junsu asked if fans were having fun, he wanted to continue the concert for 6 more hours, but he had a late flight to catch and all the fans’ parents were waiting at home (no idea what it meant at that time, but we just said no no no together with all the fans). Junsu – Thank you for the opportunity for this concert, we will be back as JYJ.
(Song 17) Sorry (last song)
Most of us stayed silent for the song, but I don’t remember why fans started screaming in the middle of the song… some also sang along… very nice very nice ending to the concert
Many of us stayed to watch the scene with ending credits and take photos before leaving the hall, it was nice to smile at other fans.
Friend picked up Mrs. Kim’s friend’s jacket that she left at her chair, and we went looking for the Korean staff to pass the jacket back to them… we went to the official goods counter, and after determining that the staff is Korean Cjes….
Me : Please pass this to Mrs. Kim, it’s her friend’s jacket.
Me : This is Junsu’s mum’s friend’s… please return to her…
Him: … ok ok..
(I walked away and turned back to see him conferring with another guy before putting the jacket on the counter)
I walked back to him and went…. “Igo, Junsu omma chingu jacket!!”
Hahahaha that got a big reaction and he quickly picked it up and repeated tq many times to us.
- The sound system sucked. Phinea2009 and I believe that Junsu missed some notes because he was thrown off.
- Mistakes are endearing.. Him not hitting some high notes only emphasized how perfect he is otherwise.
- We loved the Taran cd and concert, but Incredible seems to have more breathe, and more songs that are easily accessible to the mass market. We hope he gains new fans from this.
- Junsu is in his natural element on a stage – absolutely gobsmacked by how fantastic his performance was. He seemed a little tired in the beginning of the show but got his wind back soon after.
- I was very irritated by the sound system and felt that Bangkok was somewhat of a test run or rehearsal for his other concerts because the Thai fans love him/JYJ so much that they will take anything. I’ve since changed my mind because he really put up a smashing performance of both old and new songs.
- Junsu is so cute in Ments, so obliging and eager to please.
- Phinea2009 lost her voice shouting Kim Junsu XIah Junsu Junsu Daebak that night
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