This is more like a diary than an FA kkk…sorry…I just don’t want to forget that incredible moments.
When Junsu’s plan of releasing 2nd album was announced, and then the Asia Tour plan came out, I was hoping Jakarta would be one of his stops like last year. But looking at his schedule, it looked like Bangkok was his only stop in South East Asia, so Bangkok was the only possible choice for me.
Lucky me, the Bangkok concert date didn’t clash with my work, but I can’t leave my only son, and he just started his first week in 10th grade, ottoke? I don’t want to travel alone, my son didn’t want to be left alone at home too. I talked to his teacher, tried to reason that this is a delayed holiday and I had something important to do in Bangkok bla bla bla….and his teacher gave permission for only one day. What kind of a parent am I? Bad one kkk
I’ve always used my service passport for traveling abroad, but of course this time is different, none was related to work whatsoever, so I had to make a public one. The bureaucracy of passport was crazy (because I missed my queing number), but every time I told myself, it’s for Junsu, so I endured the 12 hours waiting for our passports.
The ticketing. I was getting myself ready for ticketing. Translating all the Thai language in the form for signing up to Bahasa. Although I know the chance of getting ticket outside Korea and Japan is bigger than in Korea and Japan, but still, it got me worried. So I asked around, and a friend led me to someone who could arranged everything including ticket concert, hotel and flight. Thank you Min (Poporomin Backpackers). Then everything was taken care of.
130719 Arrived in Bangkok
I’ve never been to Bangkok before, but my first impression, the city is very similar to Jakarta. After checking into the hotel, we were fetched for a city tour booked at the Tourist Information at the airport. I was a little bit upset that the hotel staff at the front desk and the tour guide laughed at me when they asked about my schedule for the 2nd day, and I told them it would be all about the concert we’re attending. But I didn’t care what they thought.
I bought a SIM card to contact friends who were in Poporomin Backpackers group. We would meet at 11 AM (sounds familiar?) on the concert day at my hotel because Min told us that the goodies store would open at 14.00.
At 11 AM, my friend from SG (Huicin) fetched me at the hotel and we walked to Siam Paragon, about 5 minutes from my hotel. There were already fans gathered. Thai Junsu fans had a banner of Xiatod and flower Xia. The queue for goodies was already about 10 fans long. Huicin’s sister joined the queue while Huicin took pictures around.
I went to the Ticket Master counter and asked for the Press counter. When I got our tickets and they showed me the position, OMG, we got tickets at C2 zone right at the center, just 2nd row in front of extended stage. Thank you very much, Min. We would see Junsu like only 3 meters away. Yay!
I joined the queue with Huicin sister and the door to goodies store opened at around 13.00. So glad we came early, the queue behind us was already soooo long at that time. After getting ourselves all the goodies we wanted at 13.30, we went separate ways and would meet again at the hall gate at 17.30 (the concert started at 18.00). My son and I went back to the hotel to rest a bit, and came back to the venue at 16.00. I insisted my son to wear an RMA jersey. My son is a Real Madrid fan, just like Junsu, so maybe Junsu would notice. I’m tricky, yes….
At 17.45 we entered the hall. We were so excited for we’re only about 3 meters from the extended stage. We would see Junsu very clearly. The Incredible MV was played over and over. Everytime, the fans at the back would scream, and my son asked why (cute). Huicin asked,”will you scream?”. I said that I was hoping I would not lose my self and scream like a fangirl. I had to maintain my self-perseverance as a mother (duh!). As a note, I failed miserably kkk.
The opening VCR was still influenced by the darkness, the mysterious of XiaTod, I think. But his one-eyed vampire and ability to apparatus (like Harry Potter) was something new. We didn’t expect it, and went ‘Woooww’. When he sat on the throne and the skeleton dark wings suddenly stretched at his side, I screamed ‘Jaesu!’. Huahaha..that is so random, but Jaejoong had similar wings in Mine MV, am I right?
From the VCR scene when Junsu sat on throne, suddenly on stage, Junsu also sat on a throne-like chair, and Tarantallegra opened the concert. His outfit was sexy and glamorous. Followed by No Gain.
Then another VCR, cute one. Junsu was texting with his gf. I’m still waiting for translation because it was in Korean and Thai. But that didn’t stop us from ‘aaaahhh’ and ‘omg’, especially when Junsu appeared on his gf’s front door with flower. The VCR led to the next song, Confession.
The first 2 songs, Junsu was on main stage, so I couldn’t see well, except on the big screen. But from the middle of Confession, Junsu went to extended stage, and we went crazy. His all-red outfit and his swaying move with the girl rapper looked sekkssyyeeehhh.
During first ment after Chocolate Girl, Junsu asked something in Korean and we answered ‘ndeee’ (meaning yes?). He was surprised and responded in English,”You speaking Korean now?” Lol
Rainy Eyes was next. I was worried that I couldn’t enjoy the concert, because I was still not familiar with all songs. But it turned out, I found my self swaying, humming, smiling, grinning, screaming like all fangirls do. Junsu made all songs very enjoyable.
Foolish Heart was beautiful. My son asked,”will he sing You’re so Beautiful, Ma?” “I don’t know, I hope so”. That’s my son’s favourite of Junsu’s song. He asked again, “so the lightstick is swayed slowly when ballad and fast when fast song, Mama?” “Yes, dear, just follow the rythm”. My son is hogging the red lightstick, well as long as he’s enjoying himself is fine by me hehe. This is his first concert experience btw.
The next VCR is quite shocking. Junsu and his gf were dining. Junsu just watched her in a cool seductive way while zipping his wine. Suddenly the girl couldn’t take it anymore, walk over and sit on Junsu’s lap, groping each other, and when their lips in just one millimeter away to kiss, Junsu appeared on stage sitting on a sofa. God, he’s such a tease…I screamed, and I forgot that my son was with me LOL. Well all the girls went balistic. We screamed,”get off, go away, nooo, don’t touch him…”
When I watched No Reason, the girl dancers hand that groped Junsu’s body enough to make us screaming, but the next move made my mind go blank. He’s in making love position, lying on the couch while the girl dancer was on top of him and grinding on him. I forgot to cover my son’s eyes LOL…Oh my God, this is worse than Lullaby, but this is the 19+ concert that Junsu promised us, and I’m not complaining. He fulfilled his promise of a 19+ concert without opening his costume, well he doesnt need that to be sexy.
Uncommitted was next. Junsu sang on the lifted stage. The new version was veeerryy nice, but I would looove to watch Uncommitted dance.
Turn it up was sooo sexy. The yellow towel was contrast to his black outfit. Suddenly right after the song ended, he threw the towel. The girl accross my seat caught it, lucky girl. So those who are going to attend Shanghai stop, be ready to catch the towel hehe.
Junsu’s body moves were so smooth when dancing. Junsu’s dance looks natural, like he didn’t make effort to move, but the body moves automatically with the music, and he never forgets to smile or smirk that fit with the whole dance, whether it was for the sexyness, cuteness…ok I’ll stop, I don’t make any sense at all, I’m losing my mind and still in severe withdrawal.
Fantasy was so cute, especially when he pointed his finger to us..girls..girls..girls…(hey, I’m a woman). When he was on the extended stage, right in front of me, I swear our eyes met for the nth time.
During ment, Junsu asked for fanboys to shout. His eyes were on my son. My son was too obvious. He’s tall, at 2nd row, wearing RMA jersey. We pushed my son to scream, even Thai fans sitting in front of us gave him encouragement too, but my son was too shy. Junsu saw a man and thought he was a fanboy, but turned out a father of a fan who accompanied his daughter. Junsu gave 90 degrees bow to the man. Such a polite young man….
Genie time was hillarious. Junsu managed to do guiyomi to 6, but full of giggling and covering his mouth. Can you imagine a sexy, seductive, teaser, energetic man turned into shy cute giggling man when doing gwiyomi? The second wish was singing Minna Sora no Shita, the Japanese song he sang at Tokyo Dome. My favourite song, but he forgot!!!!His gestures of trying to remember was soooooo cute, he managed to sing like 3 bars then he stopped and giggling. He’s embarrased. But when the next wish was singing acappella of Jeongmal from Song Joongki’s drama, he could sing all the way sooooo beautifully.
The next song is my favourite, 11 AM. I know the song is beautiful, but you have to listen to it live to get the feeling of his misery. The venue turned to dead silence when Junsu started the song as acappella. The only sound was Junsu’s clear voice. I didn’t realise that when the song finished, my cheeks were wet, I was crying. So sad…so beautiful…but most of all, Junsu’s voice made the sad song alive, and that touched my heart deeply.
After I’m in Love and Don’t Leave, my favourit OST song was next, Love Is Like A Snowflake. I feel so lucky to hear it live.
The VCR before Incredible was all about important numbers that represented Junsu. Since I don’t understand Korean, read Lookkaew FA. I only understand that Junsu’s weight was 60kg hehe. But even from those captures, we got the feeling how Incredible the achievement Xia got as a solo artist.
The song Incredible was really incredible. Junsu got us hyped up and sang along, jumping. He went to all stage sides and told us to stand up, waving our hands and sang oooo…ooo…then jumping when he sang the last part with fireworks and confetty. Even my son couldn’t resist the hype. That man really something something….incredible. When the song ended, it felt like we’re slowly coming down to Earth….
Fever and Sorry marked the end of Incredible Concert. For the song Sorry, I kept reminded by the Kpopstarz review that the broad notes range in the song showcased Junsu remarkable vocality. I loved it from the Melon showcase, and that night, I witnessed myself that review was all true. I’m a proud Xiahpwa.
The ending VCR of mv making while we’re walking out of the hall. My son asked,”No ‘You’re So Beautiful’?” Pat..pat…
I’m still in Junsu withdrawal eventhough I have returned to Jakarta, and the concert was almost a week ago. I miss Junsu…I miss the incredible night, incredible concert, incredible singer and most af all, the incredible young man. I’m happy to get the position right in front of him when he stood on the extended stage. It was like he’s doing all his hip thrust to my face muahaha (crazy mother here). I’m a happy fans…
I’m sorry for not taking pictures, but since I’m right in front of stage, the ushers were always beside us. We witnessed a fans’ camera was taken and she was asked to go out (she missed like 2 songs).
I hope to see a JYJ concert, my son already asked when would be the next concert schedule. Soon, I hope.