JYJ’s Kim Junsu opens his ‘Incredible’ Asia Tour in Bangkok, Thailand
“Junsu! Junsu! Junsu!”
On the 20th, the 3,000 fans gathered at the Siam Paragon in Bangkok, Thailand shouted these two syllables ‘Junsu’ as loud as they could.
When the lights darkened and the instrumental of his last album ‘Tarantallegra’ began playing, their shouts only intensified, switching quickly to ‘Hey! Hey!’ to go along with the song.
Although the song was in Korean, a language that is quite foreign to them, the fans followed along with the cheers to greet the night’s star to their country.
This set the scene for JYJ Kim Junsu (26)’s first concert in Bangkok, Thailand for his second Asia Tour ‘Incredible’.
Fans held picket signs that read ‘XIA Daebak (Big Hit)’, handed out by local fansites such as ‘JYJ Box’ and ‘Coconut Xia’, and packed the venue. A sea of red rises up and down as fans hold red fanlights, JYJ’s color.
What stuck out was the fact that the concert venue was filled with teens, middle-aged parents with their children, and Koreans living in Thailand.
The day’s concert was the first event since the singer’s ‘Incredible’ showcase on the 15th.
After greeting his fans in Thai with a ‘Sawadikap (Hello)’, Kim Junsu said, “I’ve decided to kick off my tour with songs from my first and second album. Thailand has more passion than any other place I know. I’ll go all the way today.”
With a video that showed him shyly admitting his feelings to someone, he returned to the stage with a pink suit on to perform ‘I’m Confessing To You Right Now, Okay?’, ‘Chocolate Girl’, that has a sound as sweet as its name, and ‘No Reason’, which featured an erotic performance with the female dancers on a sofa.
Though there weren’t any ‘eye-popping’ special effects, Kim Junsu filled the stage with ballads that showcased his amazing vocal talents with ‘Don’t Go’ and ’11 o’clock’.
Fans didn’t let a single moment pass them by, whether Kim Junsu was drinking water, or had his veins popping on his neck as he sang the soulful ‘Rainy Eyes’, or was wiping the sweat off himself with a towel.
Fans could also hear the singer perform familiar drama OSTs such as ‘Love is like a Snowflake’ from ‘Nice Guy’, and ‘Foolish Heart’ from ‘Chunmyung’.
At his fans’ request, Kim Junsu sang the ‘Gwiyomi (Cutie) Song’, starting with “1 plus 1 is Gwiyomi” and also performed Ayaka’s ‘Minna Sorano Shita’ and Song Joong Ki’s ‘Nice Guy’ OST ‘Really’ without an instrumental, which was met with thunderous applause from the crowd.
The short videos that had been prepared in between the performances were another sight to see. The road that ‘Singer Kim Junsu’ has walked down was shown through pictures from his childhood and trainee days, and Thai subtitles ensured that the fans would be able to understand the video. When a kiss scene with an actress appeared on the screen, fans would be heard screaming “NO~” from even the very back of the crowd.
The atmosphere of the concert was at its climax during the last song of the night, ‘Incredible’, which also happens to be the title song of the singer’s second album.
Kim Junsu ran up to the front of the ‘I’-shape stage and had both hands in the air as he got his fans to join along. All his fans stood up and shook their fanlights as they danced to the music. Some even left their seats and ran up to the fence in front of the stage to get a closer look.
Mrs. Apapat (48), who attended the concert with her daughter Tataraphun (20), said, “Both of us really like Junsu,” and “My daughter says she likes him because he sings so well, and I like him because he always does his best and works hard, which makes him a great role model for my daughter. Like how we came to this concert together, Junsu has bettered our relationship and increased the amount of conversations we share.”
Kim Junsu will move on to Shanghai, China on the 28th, and then move on to perform in Seoul and Busan.
“I opened my Asia tour last year in Bangkok as well, and I think I’ve finished on a high with a lot of energy. I received so much energy and strength from the audience today. I will work hard to continue that ‘unlimited energy’ that I received today in the other countries I visit.”
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[T/N: My apologies in advance for butchering the names of the mother and daughter who were interviewed! Korean is not the friendliest language when it comes to deciphering syllables of names in other languages. If anyone can tell me the correct spelling, please let me know and I’ll fix it as soon as I can! T___T]