Time flies. I can’t believe it was only about 10 days ago. As I told you in ECI just a day before I attend the show, it was a literally miracle that I could go to YOKOHAMA CRI SHOW2 with my mother. And, amazingly the miracle became bigger when I found our seats at the venue!
Before sharing my FA on that day here, I’ll share my post on ECI on July 22th midnight. See the below.
“OK. It’s about time to bed, but before that, I’ll share my story about CRI SHOW2. It’s a kind of long story, but to start with the conclusion, I managed to get a ticket for Yokohama CRI SHOW2 tomorrow with my mother!!!! I don’t remember how many times I tried to get the tickets… about 8 times? I don’t know… Anyway, I finally got the chance to attend the show very yesterday. As you know, the tickets were all sold out. But after the venue setting was fixed, some seats were decided to go on sale. It was the final chance. And I did it!!! The seats were said to be limited in advance, so I might not be able to see the stage as the same as the seats of my Saitama arena. But it’s OK for me. The most important thing for me is I can attend the show with my mom!!!
OK, I have to add another story. To tell the truth, I already got some tickets for CRI SHOW2 during pre-order period. Applying for tickets before it goes on sale officially is a privilege of Japan official FC members. To apply for the ticket in advance, my mother became the member, too. But we failed… 🙁 Yokohama is the hardest place to get tickets, because it’s nearest from Tokyo. Yes, even though we’re official members, we can’t get tickets easily… As for me, I also applied for other places such as Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka because we could apply for the pre-order only once, so I didn’t want to miss the chance. So I applied for all venues, I mean 8 stages (2 stages, each venue). And I got 5 of them. But, honestly I couldn’t feel happy in my heart… So I decided to keep this fact secret until I got tickets for us, mother and me. But I failed over and over… so I finally told the truth to her about a week ago. She said it’s OK if I can go to see Sukkie. But apparently she looked disappointed… *sigh
Under these situation, I found the final selling and I succeeded to get 2 tickets yesterday. Honestly I can’t believe I can go tomorrow even now. But when I told her about that, she was sooooooooooooo excited and looked very happy. Seeing her smile filled my heart already. Now she went to bed earlier after using facial mask for tomorrow show. So sweet mom, isn’t she? I’m typing with facial mask, too! lol. In conclusion, I’m sooooooooooo lucky to attend 6 stages on his CRI SHOW2. I’m happiest but I have to work hard and save money.. lol.
The following is my schedule.
July 22: Yokohama (with my mom! bad seats… though)
Sep. 14: Osaka (not sure where my seat yet)
Sep 19 & 20: Nagoya (not sure where my seat yet)
Oct. 6 & 7: Fukuoka (not sure where my seat yet
That’s all I want to share today. Sorry I’ve kept them secret until now. Now, I try not to get too excited. Being cool-head until just before the show starts is my style. I’m not confident, though :P”
As I mentioned above, the ticket I got was “limited eyesight seat with prior consent”. This means buyers have to accept it if they can’t see the stage well because of the production or the equipment. So I supposed our seats as bad ones… As I got them as the final chance, the very day before the show, buyers including me had to get the tickets on site. The tickets were distributed at random, and surprisingly I got the nearest seats ever from the stage!!!!!
Below are the views from my seat. My seat was second row. It was very next to the stage, so I couldn’t see the stage from the front, but still the distance between Sukkie and me was very very close!!!
Can you imagine how excited we (mom and I) were when we found out our seats??? We went down the stairs to find our seats, checking the number on our tickets. Our eyesight became closer and closer to the stage… Really?? I checked our seat numbers again and again, and found it was true.
The fact was too unbelievable for us. I couldn’t believe this luck until the show happened and saw Sukkie in person.
To tell the truth, I couldn’t remember this show well… Because I was too excited and I was anxious about if my mother enjoyed the show, I couldn’t memorize the detail. So I was much helped by other Japanese eels’ fan accounts to remember what happened and what Sukkie said on the stage. And gradually I’ve become conscious. lol.
First of all, I will share the set list for CRI SHOW2.
1. 200 miles
2. Take Care, My Bus!
3. Let Me Cry
6. Bye Bye Bye
7. Crazy Crazy Crazy
8. Always Close to You
10. Hello Hello
11. Oh My Darling
12. In My Dream
14. Guardian Star
15. I Will Promise You
16. My Precious
17. Melody We Made Together
18. Gotta Getcha
19. Shake It
Now I made the playlist on iPhone, and listen it again and again. You can feel the excitement listening this playlist, too ^^
OK, let’s get back to the subject. I heard there was no interpreter service at Seoul CRI SHOW2. For international eels, it must have been hard to understand what Sukkie said on stage. If the show had been held in foreign countries, he would have spoken English, but it was held in Soul, his country. Therefore, he intended not to use English, but to use Korean for Korean fans. Because he is made in Korea! This time, he spoke Japanese without an interpreter as usual. So I could understand what he tried to say to us eels. In this Fan Account, I’m going to share what he said mainly.
(Sorry I couldn’t see the stage from the front, so as a show, I coudn’t fully understand the production. Maybe, next time.)
I try to write down what he said in chronological order.
JKS: I smell eels~~~
-> It was so funny! It means there a lot of the audience in the venue.
JKS: I’ve been to Yokohama before. In 2010, as my fan meeting. But this time I’m here as a singer, not as an actor or artist today. I finally released my own album. So it’s a concert of who has his own album. Please enjoy my concert!
-> As he calls himself a singer, he focused on singing this time. Less talk time. Totally different form the last arena tour. Sukkie revealed he tried not to speak much after the opening show (the first day), he kept silent and drank only water to prevent his throat from being hurt. So professional! And thanks to that effort, his singing voice was perfect!
JKS: I know eels’ life is very tough and hard. Everyday with anxiety. It’s like a roller-coaster. I know how much you’ve been anxious about me, so please wash away your worries listening this song.
-> Then, Sukkie sang “Rain”. He all knows our feeling.
JKS: I released my first album about a month ago. I thought the theme color (purple) is important. As I had been busy shooting at that time, I had little time for the promotion. Nevertheless, you made it No.1 on Oricon chart. I really appreciate your support.
-> Sukkie always bows very deeply. Just seeing his bow made me cry.
JKS: Don’t fight against others. Rather fight against yourselves. My rival is only me. You’re the same. Do your best to think you’re your own rival.
-> Sukkie said the same thing when appearing on Sukkiri. His rival is himself. He loves him and at the same time hates him.
JKS: Which do you prefer, I dress in black or in white? I like both, but I think black is cooler. It’s simple, stylish and charai (frivolous)! I’m not charai. I’m very charai! lol.
-> As you all already know, one of his favorite Japanese words is now “charai”. It’s very hard to translate into other languages. It’s not a good word, only used by younger generation. “Charai” people don’t care their future. they just enjoy this moment. They are smooth talkers and good at entertaining others. They like hunting girls. Something like that. I wonder who taught him such words!?
JKS: The other day I appeared on Sanma-san’s TV show (sanma-no-manma). He taught me, “Being vigorous and healthy is above everything else! (Yappa, Genki-ga-Ichiban-ya!)”
-> Sukkie seems to like this phrase. He said it a lot during the show.
JKS: To tell the truth, I have some favorite phrases recently. When I say “So-da”, you’ll say “Ne~”. OK?
-> Then we demonstrated “so-da-ne” again and again. Don’t forget when he says “Ne~”, you have to bend your neck to the right, not left. Sukkie pointed out the mistake when he found in the audience. And we also demonstrated “Jyo” and “Zikzin~!” When we tried to demonstrate “Jyo~ Zikzin”, he entrapped us posing the fist and changed suddenly “So-da-Ne~” and said “Don’t you still know what I am?” So mischievous!
JKS: What is your dream you had in childhood? It can’t be eels, right? lol. My dream was to be Asian Prince and fortunately I am now. Wherever I’m introduced on TV and in newspapers, “Asian Prince” is added to my name like “Asian Prince, Jang Keun Suk.” My dream is now to be World Prince. It’s not important if I can realize it or not. I declare it for inspiring me. If it’s a dream, my resolute intention, I want to promise it and keep our promise, doing my best toward my dream. Like me, I want you to have your own dream.
-> He mentioned that his next dream is to be World Prince. We international eels support him more and more!
JKS: How many eels attended last arena tours? Almost? You must have remembered the original song I sang then. Next song is “In My Dream”. I want to keep this song so that I wrote the lyrics and included my album. I wrote the lyrics and music, so as long as you listen to this song, I’ll get money! lol.
-> Before singing “In My Dream”, we sang together the original song. The lyrics are as follows; Yesterday, Nagoya~ Today, Osaka~ Tomorrow, Saitama~ Next month, Tokyo Dome~! Perfect, JKS~ Great, JKS~ I’m genius~!! And the guitar he played at YOKOHAMA CRI SHOW was a present from Japanese eels. He thanked them about it.
JKS: This year is my 20th anniversary. I’ve been often asked how I feel about that. But for me, the next 20 years matter the past 20 years. Please keep up your support.
-> Yes, we’ll be with you ^^
JKS: I have a lot of things I want to do. I’ll do additional Saitama tour and Europe clubbing tour as Team H. And I want to hold dinner show in Japan as well as in Korea. I’m not sure I can hold them, but I just want to. At dinner show, I want to share my old stories with you. I’m planning to invite special guest, my parents! No fee! Of course, I want to have a girlfriend and get married. But I don’t rush now. I’m working hard to realize my dreams in the future.
-> About dinner show, he said it must be a small venue. So if he realized this attempt, very few eels could attend there. How they will be chosen??
Off-the main report. I heard he came to the venue driving a convertible by himself to show him to waiting eels outside the venue. I’m sure he’s the only artist who provides such fan services. You can see it from the fact he suddenly planned Guen Cup in public appearance. He loves his fans so much. But on the other hand, he hates to be touched by others, even fans (Please see the NOTICE on this blog). We shouldn’t confuse his public time and his personal time. As you already know, after this magical show, Japanese sasaeng fans chased him… 🙁 Why can’t they be satisfied with having a great time with him? They must have left the venue before the show ended for preparing the chase. I was so shocked to read his angry tweets after I returned home.
Anyway, to conclude my FA, this show was one of the best concerts I ever attended among other artists. His singing voice is perfectly great even from the view of singers. He has many faces, but this time he’s truly a singer Jang Keun Suk. For me, it’s a very new experience to consider him as a singer. Next time, I want to see the stage from the front and enjoy the show with the productions! 🙂
20 thoughts on “[Fan Account] YOKOHAMA CRI SHOW2_20120722”
Awwww Kaori chan, thank U so much for the sharing… It brings back fond memories of the Seoul cri show.
I was so glad to read the translation of what he said during the Yokohama show. Indeed this was the only part of cri show which I felt lost as I could not understand what he said…. But as I read your FA, I couldn’t hold back my tears. I could almost imagine if I heard this during the cri show itself…. It’s just so touching as these are spoken from the heart. I love how he interacts with eels too thru the Jo-Zikzin and So-da-ne 🙂
I am really happy for you that you are able to attend the show with your mom and with such good seats!! Looking forward to hear more FA from u… During which u will be front view very good seats too!!! 🙂 Zikzin!!!
Kaori chan.. many many Thanks for the wonderful FA and I guess many of us are secretly waiting for this but we keep quiet as all of us know you’re busy too… you’re always lucky eel star and I think I would work very hard like you if I got to see 6 concerts of Sukkie at different venue on his 20th anniversary year! ^_^ So happy for your mum too as I can imagine it must be very disappointing for her if she did get to go with you.. I would feel very sad like you too… anyway, I’m glad both of you have a wonderful evening with Sukkie.. I love what he said in the Cri show 2 as by reading what you have written, I feel so touched already.. I think I would have tears in my eyes if I hear him saying that… with the FA of you, Hazy & Ivy for Cri show 2.. I’m trying my luck on the tickets for Taipei Arena & also the last show at Bangkok.. good that the ticket is released on Sunday as I may have to take off day if the tickets is released on working day, wish me luck too ok my lucky eel sister! ^_^
I send all my wishes to you, QQ. I’m looking forward to hearing good news!
Thanks… Kaori chan!!! ^_^
I’m prepared for the worst as I told Ivy too if I can’t get the ticket for Bangkok Cri Show 2, we will just treat as a short getaway from work (like Sukkie now) and bonding trip for eels and meeting some of the eel friends we have not seen before..
Thanks sis Kaori, im soo touch !!! Infact I wanna click ‘LIKE’ button in every sentence 🙂
Congrats, Kaori~!! Your perseverance in getting tickets paid off! And 1st time so near the stage, so happy for you~~
Thanks for sharing what he said – so cute n cheeky (I LOL at his original song “Yesterday, Nagoya~ Today, Osaka~ Tomorrow, Saitama~ Next month, Tokyo Dome~! Perfect, JKS~ Great, JKS~ I’m genius~!!”
And at the same time, so wise and mature for a guy of his age, that he is his own rival. He is an inspiration to us ^^
I enjoyed his singing very much too! Lovely voice~ 🙂
Kaori chan,see I used the other name, I told in early comments that you are sweet, but you are more than that,very, very, very sweet, I enjoyed your fan account so much, I cryed,i laugh and I felt that I m there too. Did you know that the first fan account I read it was your mom and I was very shocked that she went to the concerts , she is very cute and lovely for support you like that, my respects to her,please.
QQEyes007, I hope that you can get the tickets,go,go,go girl,you can do it,fighting.
Esther, thanks for your wishes too! ^_^
Thanks so much for sharing! i am so touched by his words, he inspires us a lot, im glad i have found him, he lets me dream and strive to rediscover a different me, let’s keep dreaming with him!
Kaori chan, Thank you so much for sharing with us your wonderful precious experiences meeting Sukkie yet again. Special thanks for translating his SPEECH.
I’m soo touched when reading, “Don’t fight against others. Rather fight against yourselves.” This is one of the reasons why I love him so much. Sukkie always promote sincerity, love, and peace. (Though, sometime his actions and messages got twisted (or mis-interpreted) by people in a negative and malicious ways…….many people don’t know him enough think that he is a BAD person). In my opinion, his speech intentional or not, JKS would never ever wishing any harm or violent attract on anyone.
Another quotes that touched my heart, “What is your dream you had in childhood? My dream is now to be World Prince. Like me, I want you to have your own dream.” JKS has a BIG dream and he always encourages his eels to have dreams, too. JKS has such a GREAT rapport with his fans; he can freely share his thoughts and feelings with his fans. I love his positive attitude and thinking about goals and dreams.
OMG…every time I read Sukkie’s words of wisdom, I’m always crying with happiness. My heart fills with love and my mind fills with wonderful ideas and inspirations.
I am so trapped; can’t get enough of him. I’m keep falling for him deeper and deeper every time I read his FanAccounts, articles and interviews.
Kaori chan, I love love your Fanaccounts, you have always written with so much insightful love, perspective feelings and thoughts. I can feel your emotions, your excitement, and great experience through every word you have written. I super love your personal story with your MOM….your Mum is such a wonderful, understanding and supporting lady. Awwwwe…..you are such an awesome story teller!!!!!!
Thanks Kaori for sharing your experience. I really really want to see Sukkie in concert and I’m still struggling myself whether to attend Taipei or Shen Zhen concert as no-one will accompany me to go (I’m a new JKS fan from Hong Kong and have joined Eels’ Club International yesterday). Moreover I have no experience in buying concert tickets in other countries. I really need your advice. Thanks!
I’ve dropped you an email with recommendation to contact someone in ECI.
Hope that helps. ^^
thanks for sharing…. im so dissapointed why sukkie not come in hongkong for this year…. im really want see his concert…………
Thank U so much for sharing.
Wow, how I wish I m as lucky as you, Kaori Chan, to be able to attend so many of
Sukkie’s concerts within the year.
Our prince really understands the feelings of his eels and I laughed out on the part where he mentioned about eels’ worry about him / a roller coaster life as eel ……
Being a mum, sometimes I really feel like I have another son ( a big and handsome son) which I need to protect and worry about, lol.
Thank you as always Kaori-chan for sharing your wonderful experiences :))
Once again, thank you very much, Kaori-chan! His words, as always, are very inspiring. He never fails to let his eels know how much he loves them, just as much as they love him. I’m lost for words… Sukkie is truly an amazing person whom you can’t help but love and admire.
I have tears in my eyes right now, don’t know really why. Because I’m really impressed by his words, attitude way of life, or because I’m so far from seeing him ever. It’s true that he’s a model for a lot of people and I’m happy with just discovering him and watch him from a distance. This just gave me power and made my days happier.
Many thanks Kaori-chan (I hope is OK if I call you like that); even if I’m not posting everytime I read something on this blog, I’m here everyday, checking for the news, supporting your actions and feeling inside my heart like a true eel.
Thanks for sharing, Kaori-chan! You are so lucky to attend so many concerts of Sukkie!!! I am from Australia and planning a trip to Japan in September and hoping I can get the ticket in Nagoa. Will there be an online ticket booking website? Or will anyone sell the ticket outside the stadium? That is the only time I can get for this CRI SHOW2 (I tried so hard to get my leave approved) >< tears~~~~~ Any advice will be much appreciated! thanks!
Thank you Kaori for the details on what he said in the show….. what you just mentioned is exactly how i would imagine our Prince to be….
it’s his honesty in him that truly attracted me in the first place……. and how he perceive and view things in life….. “Don’t fight against others. Rather fight against yourselves. My rival is only me. You’re the same. Do your best to think you’re your own rival.” and many many more …… truly love his energy that he brings with himself everywhere…….
Glad to know that both u and you mom manage to get such great seat even tho at such a last minute thingy…….
Really am soo happy u manage to get to attend sooo many of his shows….. 🙂
Have a great time for his up coming shows…. and this time round you will be able to concentrate on HIM and only HIM ……… “JYO – ZIKZIN” ^-^
Thank you very much for penning this down…..
thank you wanderful story .