JYJ was only in Singapore for less than 24 hours and looked how much dust they kicked up. Good thing there wasn’t any haze on Saturday or I think there would have been more people would be hot under the collar.
The press conference was supposed to be 4.30pm but I received an urgent email from Quest on 16th October at 2.15 in the morning saying that the press conference has been changed to 4pm. Sharp! oh well. Half an hour early is ok. I found out much later the boys had changed their rehearsal time from before the press conference to after the press conference. Bad move….
Anyway. I ‘know’ Junsu because I had covered Zuno’s event in May. But Yoochun caught my eyes. Well, having a thick black scarf, with long sleeve sweater in super hot Singapore probably does stand out. ^^ No seriously, it was because he was the only one who was smiling and seemed actually relaxed.
There was a little drama even before the actual press conference started because it was announced that media would not be allowed to ask any questions! Questions ‘prepared’ by media earlier would be presented instead. Of course, the media was up in arms, because, well, it’s quite silly to have a press conference if the media was not allowed to ask any questions. I guess JYJ’s management did not want any awkward and sensitive questions asked about SME and the lawsuit. However, I think the boys should be confident and grown up eenough to answer or not answer any potentially sensitive and dangerous questions. And I was proved right later on. Sort of..
So back to the ‘prepared’ questions. You can check it out here or just watch the clip below. This is part 1 of the press conference.
Watch Junsu at about 1.44m when he laughed. He really looked like a little boy. The boys seemed a little reluctant to answer the questions, pushing the mike to each other. But again, it could be due to fatique. However it does appear that the 3 of them share a certain closeness. Micky Yoochun surpsied me with his fairly fluent English. Perhaps he should have answered more and rely less on the translator?
The PR for JYJ then announced that the management had approved and the boys would take 5 questions from the media. Unfortunately the first question was indirectly associated with DBSK. There was a 15 seconds silence from the boys before Junsu finally picked up the mike to answer. Personally, whilst the question asked was sensitive because it was related to DBSK, I felt that it was also a difficult question to answer. I mean, how do you answer the politically fireloaded question -‘is it more lonely with just 3 of you or more enjoyable?’
But Junsu did well and answered diplomatically. Perhaps they should learn to answer more of such questions instead of avoiding them? It may fuel less sensational stories. Afterall, Jay Park, who also left under much controversial terms answered all questions during the press conference (even though the media was warned to stick to questions related to his showcase only). But then again that’s just my personal opinion.
So here’s Part 2 of the press conference. The clip is below.
But part 2 was also more light hearted especially with regards to Yoochun’s drama and the album sales. I couldn’t quite catch which character Yoochun thought Jaejoong could be. Anyone care to enlighten me? And the translator was tripping over the figures and the pre-orders part. I think the question may have been asked by a fan or one of the forum. ^^
The press conference ended very, very quickly. It was only about 20 minutes or so and then they went for the exclusive group interviews. But I heard later there was some drama with that too.
Anyway, by the time the whole thing ended, it was about 5.35pm or so. So like I said in my last post, everything was just too rushed and not enough time.
Hmm… I think I may watch ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ afterall…just because I found Yoochun really charming at the press conference. Haha! yes, I’m shallow.