Warning: It’s very looongg…
Fighting for tickets
I just came back from Seoul on Jan 5th and I already missed the JYJ land, wishing to go back there again. It was my 2nd Korea visit after 6 years in 2007. Back then, my schedule was full of Shinhwa’s events although I was already converted to be a xiahpwa, and the thing I did related to Junsu back then was only a visit to Papa Kim Misarang Pizzeria in Ilsan.
This year unfortunately no JYJ event fits my schedule, but I’ve been determined to watch Junsu’s musical since Mozart. So I made myself available for Junsu’s December musical on the date that fit my schedule and my son’s school holiday. I got tickets for 3rd January performace. Once in a lifetime, spending new years abroad was not a bad idea, so it was set to go on Dec 28th until Jan 5th with my teenage son. I also made plan for a JYJ-related tour, and at we would meet a SG xiahpwa friend in Seoul. Rumour about JYJ year end concert was a great push for my spirit, but it was never confirmed. My son was hoping to see Jaejoong, yes he’s a Jae-biased.
When Junsu’s Ballad and Musical concert vol.2 was announced, I had a high hope to get tickets, it would be awesome to have 2 events in one visit, right? CjeS announced the ticketing would be on Dec 3rd, and the news that we always read about how difficult it was to get or how many minutes the tickets were gone, it was very much true. The minute we logged on, the site was only white page until it ran again and the tickets were all gone. It was very daunting to read the news that tickets were sould out in 15 minutes. My hope crashed, but we never gave up. We tried every channel, and when the 2nd ticketing opened on Dec 5th, my friend from SG succeeded with a help from Korean colleague in Seoul. Although we couldn’t get the Dec 31 ticket, but we were happy with Dec 30 concert tickets. Thanks to sake_soju kkk.