As many of you know, I am a big fan of JYJ :)
Kim Junsu (or also known as Xia/Xiah) did a world tour recently and while Asia and America and basically everything was wrapped up, I personally lost hope, that he really would keep his promise and also visit Europe.
After a little break, it was announced that he would be going to give a live concert in Oberhausen at the 30th of November.
Before the concert has been announced, I always said 'oh if it's close and it won't be too expensive, I'll go.'
Mainly, because I am not a really huge Junsu fan. (If I had to choose, I always would pick Jaejoong and Yoochun over him, BUT i really LOVE all 3 of them.) In fact I also have the Tarantallegra CD and Uncommitted CD flying around here.
So once it was announced, I totally went crazy, like the other fans too haha~ ♪
The purchase of tickets was a whole mess (with unstable servers) and the alike. It wasn't as bad as for JYJ's concert last year though.
In the end I managed to get myself a Premium Front Row ticket per mobile even :)
Lan Anh and me planned to go there by car and drive back just right after the concert, but in the end my father didn't allow it, since I usually don't drive at all....
But he decided to drive us instead :')
|Outfit of that day ♥|
On friday we left Bremen at around 9AM and drove to Oberhausen.
Luckily there was no traffic jam and we arrived at the Turbinenhalle at around 11:30AM.
It was very cold, and quite a few fans already queued up there, but it weren't as many as I thought it would be.
We fetched Lan Anh's concert ticket and talked to quite a few of our friends for a short while, and left the venue again then (it was simply to cold to stay there....)
Instead we went and visited the CentrO, the biggest shopping mall in whole europe.
(Apparently. After a short while we were familiar with the place and didn't need a map anymore and it didn't seem that big to be honest)
|Christmas decoration :)|
And there was a Kiko shop!
I only heard of that brand via other blogs, and everyone tends to praise that brand a lot lately.
So I wanted to take a closer look and we went into the little shop~
Looks vise I totally felt like entering a MAC store, but I was so surprised seeing such cheap prices!
In the end I got 3 nail polish, 1 blush and 1 glitter eyeliner, and I only paid about 25€ for all that?
For Make-up this really seems like...a very good deal!
I am very excited to try everything ♥
|Lan Anh and me ♥|
After some serious window shopping we decided to have lunch :')
We went to a restaurant called Pfannkuchenhaus. And oh wonder, they sold pancake there!
In fact you could create your very own one.
When we entered the restaurant, we were the youngest I think haha~
In the end we went for a small pancake <:
Lan Anh had pancake with chocolate sauce and banana, while I had one with chocolate sauce and cherries.
Also you were allowed to use the salad bar ♥
And I also got a vanilla milkshake as drink <: (I know it's a weird combination~)
I think each of us only paid around 10€ for all this.
To be honest, I thought it would be more expensive, but it wasn't!
|It was really delicious ♥|
We went into the CentrO again then, and met up with Melissa and a friend who arrived around 3PM.
I was soo happy to meet Melissa again ♥
The last time I met her was like..exactly one year ago, at the JYJ concert in Berlin~!
|Stalker picture of Lan Anh ♥ I love her hair so much at the moment *_*♥|
Oh~ Melissa also gave me a belated birthday present!
I always tend to complain about my hair structure and frizz I have~ And even though I tend to ask lots of people and search for products which might help, till now I wasn't really pleased with anything.
Also because my hair is very long, it tangles up really easily. Especially when it's windy outside :(
I never heard of Orofluido before, but I just checked reviews, and those were mostly positive.
I hope it will work for me as well ♥
Melissa gave me some special edition actually, and it came with a mirror LED lipgloss.
Isn't that cool?!
I think I might use this one from now on when going clubbing. Super handy!
I just hope the gloss is not that sticky~ ♪
Thanks again ;A;!
And also for the CNBLUE clearfiles *_*; ♥
We went back to the venue at 4PM and queued up then too.
(Lan Anh decided to join a friend of hers, who would have been alone otherwise, and since Junsu is her bias we told her to just go and grab that chance ♥)
|Melissa & me in front of the venue ♥|
It was really cold, and after two hours I really couldn't feel my feet anymore :(
Then Vanessa dropped me a message in Kakaotalk and told me, that they were stuck in a traffic jam.
They arrived a while later, and joined us <:
(Luckily nobody said anything haha, but I guess everyone just was so tired and freezing, we just hoped they would open the doors soon!)
I was so glad when they finally opened and we could go inside!
Also I am very proud of the TVXQ/JYJ/XIA fans.
We kind of queued up in 2 persons row (like in kindergarten) and went in quietly like that. There were no barriers, so we thought it might end in a disaster (after I heard the disaster of the BEAST concert, I was really afraid), but yes. Cassiopeia are more mature in the end, and there was no pushing at all. (I don't know for the very front, but when we entered it was very peaceful :') )
|But barriers on the inside. a little senseless?...|
We got seats in like.. I think it was row 14 or 15 or something, but we were quite happy~!
|See, the stage isn't that far, right? ♥|
Our plan was to get seats first and then queue up for merchandise, since we planned on getting the Hoodie.
Vanessa and me decided to leave and get those.
It was pretty funny how she left about 5 minutes earlier and I managed to get the Hoodies a tad before her lol
Guess school and the very crowded kiosk in break times really comes in handy.
I've got practise in this haha ♥
But when I I ordered 2 hoodies in size S, they told me they are sold out already.
I bought M size then~~
Afterwards I heard that a lot of people didn't get even one, even though they wanted :S
It seems as it was sold out really fast~
|Feels like a short dress! It's sooo big!|
|the back <:!|
It's super warm and comfy. I already know that I'll wear it a lot (probably at home every evening XD!)
|A picture of me and Vanessa inside the venue ♥|
|Red Ocean ♥ (Found in the internet. I was down there somewhere, so I couldn't take such a picture obvisiously)|
The concert in itself was amazing.
Junsu is really talented, and I think there was no off-pitch tune. Not even one!
He was very energetic and he also dances so well.
I was a little annoyed with some things though: as in girls climbing onto their chairs or raising signs this high, that they blocked the view of fans behind them and the alike. The sad thing was, that the staff didn't do anything about it, even though several fans went there and complained.
Since it was seating in that area too, the staff could have easily done something to prevent all this.
The staff itself wasn't very friendly to begin with.
Last year in Berlin, the security and staff was really friendly. They actually praised us for the ocean, that we were well behaved and said that JYJ can be proud of having such amazing fans. Also they said, that those 3 guys were really talented. And coming to think of it now, yes, we gave them an easy time :')
Compared to the staff in Berlin, the staff in Oberhausen claimed that 'This faggot cannot even sing!'
And this wasn't even all.
Not liking one artist is okay (even though I think you have to recognize that Junsu in fact is talented, even though it might not be your type of music you'll like) but I think it's the worst to make fun of us fans.
Some actually cried and acted very fangirl-ish.
And I don't think it's okay to make fun of that.
Many fans already arrived on wednesday evening and stayed in front of the venue for 2 days while it was minus degrees outside!
Those security and staff people, who most of the time did not even help with anything, don't really have the right to criticize those amazing fans.
And in my opinion, you can't say something like 'this faggot can't even sing!', no matter if it is your personal opinion or not! It's your job, so you have to be professional and neutral about something like this, or am I wrong?!
(Even though I think it's crazy to spent days before the concert in front of the venue. The weather was way too cold for this, but it's definitely their choice and not something you should make fun of!)
I remember saying 'Wow. Those girls working at the bar are so lucky to be able to be working today! They are going to see such an amazing concert for free basically!"
But then seeing one girl imitating junsu (she acted some sort of musical-actor behavior) and laughed about it afterwards with her coworker, I really asked myself if she really was this dumb to not hear his talent or to not notice, that it really was a musical song he performed...
She might not have liked this genre, maybe it was because they all thought that Junsu is a 'fag', I don't know. But I think you cannot really say he is not talented.
In fact he is one of the most popular musical actors in Korea right now.
Shows like Mozart, Tears of heaven and Elizabeth has been sold out in like in seconds!
And I personally think, that talent stays talent, no matter what language it's in :')
I was very...very disappointed with the staff there (I have to say, not all security and staff were like this, but quite a few, which made me sad)
However I was quite happy that the technique worked quite well.
In Berlin this was a disaster sometimes, but for Oberhausen it all worked fine ♥
|Blue Ocean ♥|
Then I'd also like to talk about a fanproject, organized by Phönix (the inofficial European fanclub of TVXQ/JYJ)
They decided that we'd do a blue ocean during the song 'uncommitted'.
Since it was a newer song, we didn't even know if he would perform it at all (it was a tad risky in my opinion...but since it is an english song and was released as a single, the possibility was quite high).
A lot of fans came well prepared with blue lightsticks, and then Phönix bought a lot and handed them out to fans at the venue. Last year we all created a white ocean for JYJ's 'In heaven', and it was a real success back then.
So once the very first tunes came, everybody cracked their lightstick and the venue was blue colored in like seconds. Since I saw both oceans (the white and the blue one), I have to say that it worked even better this time. There nearly were no red lights anymore-
The problem was, that it was just the musicvideo which started :/ Junsu wasn't even at the stage during this moment...!
We sang along the song and waved our blue lights, but it felt a little weird. And I was very worried, that if he was going to play it as a music video on screen while changing clothes, that he won't perform uncomitted at all, and secondly, will not even see the ocean.
This would have been sad then...
But then I thought "wait, when Junsu re-enters after changing, the hall is dark, so he will see all blue lights, when he re-enters the stage for sure. And most likely he will see it even better, because it's dark! It will have a greater impact actually!"
and it really was like that. When he came back and the lights went on again, he was all smily and then also started to perform uncommitted :')
Afterwards he thanked us like 3 times.
So the blue ocean really was a big success!
Here are two videos I found at youtube ♥
In the first one you can hear the fans singing~ ♪ And in the second you really see that it was a perfect blue ocean ♥
My favourite song during the concert was 'the last dance' by the way :')
It's from the musical Elizabeth.
While he performed I said 'Omg I want to die too! Xia, Tod here!'~ XD
No~ but really, I am craving for the Elizbeth Musical DVD so badly!
I hope they will release one :(
Sadly I didn't found a good fancam yet, so I am going to show you another performance of it ♥
Check it out ♪
ahaha the preview picture looks funny :')
I think a korean fanclub sent it over, so a few fans could pass it to others in front of the venue :)
I love it when fanclubs work together like this!
The silver band and little white confetti is from the final ♥
i decided to take a little bit of it home with me as memory :')
|XIA Junsu ♪|
With that I'll end this entry now~
Thanks for reading ♪