By: LazerKim PLEASE SPREAD THIS ARTICLE, THANKS!
I’m totally speechless, I run out of words to describe Kim Hyun Joong in his on going Phantasm 2014 Concert Series, and we’re even just half way to the series but it seems he just kept shaking the entire universe in his constant excellent performance in these concerts. This series premiered in Seoul on June 28th, onto Taipei, three cities in Japan, Shanghai China and next stop upcoming this weekend shall be Bangkok Thailand.
Followed consecutively in Guanzhou by the end of this month and starting September Peru then comes up back to Nagoya followed immediately is Beijing. Good luck Hyun Joong you have such a busy schedule, conserve energy! To be followed…. I cross my fingers for next project!!
As we go deeper to the series, the more addicting it is to watch Hyun Joong on those stages! His presence is just overwhelming to anyone who watched him and that feeling of “can’t get enough of him” is just there that you still want to watch him in this concert over and over again! Likewise Hyun Joong enjoyed every minute of his performance tirelessly wishing it never ends, with the excellent rapport he gets from his audience in every series, in every venue he performs.
I was simply a spectator watching each event as it unfold and there’s one common ground in these series that I have seen and that is a STRONG PURE LOVE between him and his fans which can be felt in every venue. Even you’re not a fan watching this show you’ll get carried away by how Kim Hyun Joong conquer his audience through his very presence, his music and how he delivers execute the entire concert by himself. Soooo remarkable!!
I’m writing this article not to make a review out of Phantasm Concert Series, no, I’m simply writing my heart out, what I felt during the show. When we say highlight we may interpret this as the best part of the show. Now for me, I would emphasize on two parts of the show which was given a bit little attention, but as a huge fan of Kim Hyun Joong writing all about the guy, I would consider these two parts as Hyun Joong wanted to personally convey to his fans. Right now I felt as if a gun is pointed on my head and write this song!!! LOL (of course this is a joke!) Because I’ll be writing a song lyrics again, but I think this is with utmost importance.
My point is Hyun Joong is a type of person who finds it hard to express himself on what he truly feels, we know that for a fact hearing from the guy from his past interviews. So his way of conveying is either singing the song that describes his feelings or written message to us fans that we have to read in between lines to understand his heart! During the rehearsals in Osaka before singing “Nothing On You” he said “this song has a special message to my fans.”
I agree with him, he may have sung a lot of meaningful songs but this one is quite different on his own way of thanking his millions of fans loving him worldwide. And since Hyun Joong sang his songs either in Korean or Japanese I think it would be better to write the lyrics, read and absorb the meaning of the song which Hyun Joong is trying to convey his feelings to us fans so I’m putting it up in this blog. I’m not writing the entire lyrics but just the highlight or message of the song.
Again, may I mention my sincere appreciation to Hyun Joong’s fans who are so diligent in updating his current on going project at Tweeter, YouTube or anywhere within the world of internet that kept him closer to fans from afar. This truly is a great help to other fans who have been following him, thank you so much. My hats off to everyone, let’s keep spreading the love for Kim Hyun Joong!!
One of his fan made a very nice video out of this song that I would also want to share with you. Hanatulset606, thanks for sharing.
NOTHING ON YOU (from album TIMING)
Nothing on You, nothing on me, oh whenever things were hard without even knowing
You were always with me. In order for my thankful heart to be delivered to you,
I will sing this song with my heart….in love with you….I’m standing right there right now……
in love with you…. you look good, you look pretty
Wait and be shining, with the same heart as now, to me it’s only you..
Only you have always protected me, my beauty, the person who found me
I’ll remember you because you’re my everything…..
Always be by my side, smile by my side, Thank you for loving me for only looking at me.
I remember when I felt alone, when I was being STUBBORN out of feeling empty
You always comforted me, You’re thumbs up always encouraged me
Though that, I became a precious person, Now I even feel that I’m special
“My everything “….the meaning of these two words I won’t take that lightly that’s all I do.
Till my last breath…….I’ll smile by your side…..
Thank you for loving me, for looking ONLY at me……
Needless to say it’s his fans that gives strength to Hyun Joong ever since he started in the lime light till the present, he acknowledge that reality and embraced it truly from his heart giving the most importance to his fans. He never fails to thank his fans, to show his appreciation in the best he can, simple it may be through this song above yet the message is clear on what he wanted to convey true from his heart how his fans mean to him.
Inspiration here is a two way traffic, as he has been inspired by his fans likewise Hyun Joong has been our inspiration in our daily lives. He has so many fans from around the world who may not have the chance to attend his concerts and we find ways to reach out for him as he tries to do the same just to keep his fans closer to him even from afar. Letting him feel our LOVE and SUPPORT mean just everything to him. It’s his booster, it’s his inspiration and his strength to give his best and to do more.
Love begets love as they say, and we fans also benefit from what we share with Hyun Joong by seeing more of him. Specially his fans from outside Asia who may not even have the chance to see him in person even by just a glimpse of him but seeing his pictures and watching video footage may just be enough to make our day rewarding.
Another highlight I was pertaining to is the written message of Hyun Joong to his fans (message written in article Dream Fate) shown at the giant screen in each of the venue which appeared towards the Encore of the show. I have observed in every venue there’s a unison reaction to the message, as it started to roll, fans continued cheering for Hyun Joong while he was at the back stage changing costume for the final numbers of the show.
After about three lines of the message came a complete silence from the audience gallery, realizing the written message was from Hyun Joong himself. Well I experienced goose bump out of that particular silence, since I was just watching the audience if they’ll be able to absorb what Hyun Joong was trying to express out of the written message on the huge screen. And there, one touching moment in just matter of seconds but I felt deep love and concern for the only one.
The fans came up emotional teary eyes, moved by what they read from the screen and to pick up the mood the word ENCORE was added at the end of the message and fans screamed with tears in their eyes. To pick up from where he left the stage before the message appeared on screen, and there goes Hyun Joong in a casual black shirt appearing as himself as a person, started singing his encore line up as the show escalate ending to Lucky Guy…
*sigh* I can just breath out, I was so moved by what I have seen and followed by the loud screams chants still with tears from his fans. So simply done but the impact of the message bringing the venue to complete silence was just touching. Indeed Hyun Joong knows how to touch people’s heart through his sincerity that even he has a hard time expressing his heart out being vocal, people just simply feels him even without a word be heard. This guy is really incredible……
CONCERT’S AT ITS BEST
My favorite LED costume right above nice one for Gentleman!! Kim Hyun Joong is all out in this concert, it has all his personal touches in this show from planning, preparation down to actual performance and he did his very best pouring out everything he got, stock knowledge on stage technicalities brought out innovative stage arts, to remixing his old songs into new ones and bringing out the best on his latest music released ect. Not to mention his 180 degrees change in his skill improvement both in singing and dancing.
This is not overrating again, I was there in his concert 2013 and this current concert so I can see the difference although it has a different show concept, still matured development was quite obvious. Specially in dancing and singing at the same time with powerful energy, stronger stamina to sustain and remarkable adrenaline consistently from opening to finale.
Everything is just so great in this concert package as he delivers perfection specially packed for his fans and non fans, most specially the highlight of the show, the concert star Kim Hyun Joong even shines so brightly above everything else. And most of all he was filled with so much LOVE to his fans doing this concert, I truly felt that even I was just hiding behind the curtains!! And I’m so happy hearing from the other fans saying “I haven’t seen Hyun Joong so happy for a long time” and now seeing him this happy makes everyone happy too.” I share the same opinion. The guy is just so contagious!
Where have you seen an artist all sweating out catching his breath every time he exits to the stage wing yet manage to smile? This guy is so impossible!! But the most lovable of all is seeing him at finale encore being himself Kim Hyun Joong as a person who just wants to feel free and just enjoy the fun of his music with his fans. So climatic to end the show and that made his fans wanted even more from him!!
There’s also a part in the show as Hyun Joong sang “I’m Yours”, acoustic version as he sat in a high stool and just guitar playing, very simple no flashy costume just the ordinary Hyun Joong. This reminded me what I wrote in my past article about dreaming Hyun Joong singing in an open space dessert in front of his fans from different nation seated on the sand listening to Hyun Joong as he sings with just his guitar!! I somehow had seen it in this concert, somehow my dream came true!! So simple nothing flashy just his sweet voice but memorable how he sings this song, as a person himself. Amazing!! Who wouldn’t fall for this guy? I wonder…
While I was watching his rehearsals and actual performance I couldn’t help say what a wasted talent if this guy really retires from dancing after 2 years. Every time he releases an album it’s always on top of the music chart. And come to think of it, his current concert series have been in the heights of success, always full packed, tickets all sold out in all venues, and his fans can be seen with great satisfaction after watching the show and would still crave for more! There are still millions of fans in every corner of the earth waiting for him to perform in their country, does this mean nothing?
I really wish this concert would be extended to other countries or cities so that Hyun Joong would be able to reach out for more fans from afar. And even if he goes back to Japan, China or anywhere carrying the same repertoire, I would still be there watch it and never have gone tired, this is just my honest opinion. What more for those who have not attended his concert and has been his fans for so many years? Of course they are all dying to see him on stage.
May I just share again words from Lee Sora to Kim Hyun Joong in 2011 that remained planted in my mind and I’m sure Hyun Joong remembers this, which I share the same thought as she stated;
“There is a way when all that one hears and sees can be possible, when all strength are combined together. So I sincerely believe that everything KHJ works hard for will come true to the degree that your fans collectively give that force and strength to you.”
STRONGER THAN EVER
I still believe there are a lot more that Hyun Joong can contribute in the world of music and performing concerts in the future where he excels the most other than being a good actor. Dancing and performing concerts is not calling him to end yet. NO NOT YET PLEASE!! I have seen how people loves seeing him rock the stage with his dance and music, I’ve seen such strong rapport, the connection between him and his fans is just so remarkable, and I would say he even came up powerful and stronger this time.
How I wish this concert never end, how I wish there’s a lot more after this series. That’s the magic Hyun Joong has, once he starts a project, his fans get addicted to him further and wanting for more. I know the feeling because that’s exactly how I feel even though we are still half way to go with the concert series!!
*sigh* As I have always say, this is the only space I have that I can burst out my thoughts and feelings as a huge fan of Kim Hyun Joong. This is the only space I got, to protect him, to defend him and to encourage him, as my readers shares with me through the articles that I have written and would still be writing in the future.
We still have many more to look forward to from Hyun Joong as the concert series rolls on to its next stop Bangkok Thailand, see you there!!
The strongest power of an artist is the power to conquer the hearts of millions all over the world, and that is the strongest power of my Prince Kim Hyun Joong…
LazerKim here writing
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Photo credits as tagged, thanks Ms.D. hanatulset606 thanks for sharing the video