7/27-28 Smtown Tokyo #Yunho #TVXQ my fanaccount
I almost didn't come for smtown tokyo because i'm in my last phase at graduate school and should be finalising my thesis. but real-life awaits me in 2018 and i will have to kiss a bit (or all?) of my fangirling life away. So #noregrets, I wanted to welcome Yunho back to Japan - i put my life on hold for 4 days and came.
7/27: live viewing
If you're older, easily tired, not well, want comfort, live viewing is for you. In fact, I may start going to just live viewings haha. I sat next to two grandmothers who were dozing off most of the time but woke up just for - yes, Yunho ^^ and then left right after his stage. ~! I was in a corner and the backs of the seats were high so I was hidden. Hence, I was able to live stream. People grabbed their lightsticks and we had a mini Red Ocean in the theatre~ imagine how many mini ones there probably were throughout Japan? As always, Yunho greeted the viewers during his ment (Tohoshinki never forget the live viewers ^^) when he spoke aboit Changmin, though expected, it was still heartwarming. It is the feeling of like when I'm on stage, I'm TVXQ's Yunho and my other member is Changmin. We are 2. ㅠㅠ what about Yunho's stage? Need I say more? His class on stage is one of the best; presence-wise, skill, talent, his ability to work the crowd. You just know he was born to be a celebrity, and oppa, I'm thankful you fought against all odds to become one all those years ago. Thank you for teaching me what it means to fight for your dream. The japanese fans were complimenting Yunho on his ease with the language despite him saying he was worried he'd be rusty. #soproud and his fitness levels- maybe it's the Special Class Soldier in him, maybe it's his Monster-self, but it's like he treats EVERY stage as his FIRST. Even as he transits from We Are to Somebody to Love, it's with renewed vigour and energy. I once met a taxi driver who wore a suit to work everyday. He told me he did so because he respected his customers. This is what I feel whenever I watch Yunho / TVXQ on stage. They do their best each time, from car shows in China to their own concerts to variety shows to radio shows to SMTOWN concerts - BECAUSE THEY RESPECT US, FANS. No half-past six work. It's like Yunho said, he'd work his heart out on stage just to show us everything he has. And with all my small fanheart which means nothing in this huge fandom of ours, I appreciate it so much, I'm so sorry you work so hard, but you are amazing and you deserve the sky for it.
7/28: as expected, being there in person is something that live viewing can't give you. The narrow seats, the crowds, the atmosphere. Being ONE with everyone; it's almost a religious experience. Thank you to all the kind Bigeast who were so friendly and generous to me. To the non-Bigeast around me, I apologise for my quietness during everyone else and my screaming and chanting during Yunho's stage. I was right in the centre of the 2ndish 3rd floor so it was like a bird's eye view of everything. No staff around but I'm sorry, my lousy iphone6's LQ probably affected my stream. >_< Nevertheless, I wanted to share what I was seeing. I realised only later my voice can be heard >_< sorry again. Haha. But I was so so so so proud as always, as usual. I'm a mere red speck in the 55,000? 45,000? Strong crowd but Yunho made me feel like he was performing for each and everyone. How special is that? The way he works the crowd up during his ment, how he just never stops hyping everyone as he runs about on stage... and from intense monster during Drop to smiley TVXQ leader, making us fangirls melt with his smiles and winks and aegyo and references to Changmin ㅠㅠ to cutesy manchild during We Are and STL. Some fans cried but I'm an ice queen so I cried (on the inside) while I screamed myself hoarse. Everytime I see Yunho on stage, I always get reminded of how much more I -can- be. More humble, more diligent, more passionate, more driven.. of all artistes, he was the only one who made sure to thank the staff. I read once that a star is held up by the sky; and so is the person (the star) and his/her team (the sky). You could see how happy, how content Yunho is to be U-Know, to be on stage. To be with his good friends who he has worked with for years in the same agency; his work family; there's his manager hyungs, there's Papa Bear. This is all part of who we know make up him / TVXQ. In that moment, it was perfect. His smile on stage at the end as he bowed and thanked fans. That is it. Why artistes exist. Because of people like us? Fans who like their music, them? Well, it works the other way too. We exist, because we found Somebody to Love. To love enough to want them to be the brightest star they can be in the sky that is made up of us.
Thank you Yunho. Welcome back.
오빠 내게 와줘서 고마워... 넘나 고마워 ㅠㅠㅠ