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JYJ Returns to Stand at the Tokyo Dome to Enormous Success
【April 3=KEJ Miwa Takahashi / Translator Eunbee Kim】The first day of group JYJ’s three day long concert “2013 JYJ Concert in Tokyo Dome ~ The Return of the JYJ”, from April 2nd to April 4th, took place on Tuesday to tremendous success.
This performance at the Tokyo Dome is the first in three years since June of 2010 and was attended by 48,984 JYJ fans. JYJ’s powerful performance was mesmerizing and extremely well received by the audience that had been waiting the once again hear the group’s beautiful harmonies.
JYJ finally returned to the Dome after a period of “24,552 hours”. Devoted fans had created a countdown to the concert and welcomed the group by all standing when there was a minute remaining until the concert would begin. Dancers clothed in black capes seduced the audience until JYJ finally appeared to “Mission”.
Member Jaejoong representatively began with, “It’s been such a long time! Us three have just now returned to Tokyo!” to which fans welcomed the group by holding placards reading, “Welcome JYJ”. The group said, “We’re just so happy to even have people in Japan welcoming us here,” with wide smiles on their faces.
JYJ shared with the audience a very diverse night of normal performances of their songs, solo tracks, and cover performances that included an accompaniment live band and 16 dancers.
It was also easy to see numerous fans moved to tears during the concert as well. Fans couldn’t hold their passion and awe as they sang along word for word with the group. At the conclusion of the night, Jaejoong said, “I was worried (that expectations wouldn’t be met), but to see so many people here tonight…”, Junsu said, “I had no idea that it would take this long (to see our Japanese fans again). This moment right now is precious time. We won’t forget the love from everyone here, and will make sure to return to Japan more often!” and Yoochun finished with, “Even if it’s been nearly 10 years since our debut, our time and activity in Japan begins now. I hope for all of your support in the future as well!”
The whole arena was taken by dance as the audience all joined in dancing with everyone on stage for the last two dance tracks of the night, taking place during the encore.