On April 2nd and 3rd, JYJ’s Jaejoong made his debut as a director through the trio’s “JYJ World Tour Concert” in Bangkok, Thailand.
Not only did he direct the stage, but the sound and lighting systems as well. He even went as far as to head off to Thailand two weeks before the conert was to take place in order to immerse himself into the environment and finalize preparations.
Fellow member Junsu commented, “We began calling him ‘Director Kim.’ That’s how big his role was in the concert.”
In a separate interview with Sports Chosun, Jaejoong was asked to explain his thoughts on finally making his debut as a director. He replied, “I learned a lot through this experience. Based on the size alone, I’m not sure if it’s bigger than the concerts we held as rookies, but I did rehearse a lot.”
When asked how he became a director, “I’ve always had a lot of interest in directing. A lot of different directors have worked for our concerts, but there weren’t a lot that truly knew the feelings of a singer. It was my dream to create a concert that took both the singer and the director’s perspective into one.”
Jaejoong was also asked to name an important aspect of the concert, “Over 80% of the concert was prepared directly by the members themselves. We truly tried hard to create a concert that showed who we were through our world tour. It will definitely be a stage where the concentration is put on the songs.”
To conclude, Jaejoong revealed his feelings on the past eight months, “It was very difficult. If before, all we did was put up a spoon on top of an already set up dinner table, we had to create that dinner table this time. But I think that even if it gets more difficult from here on out, I won’t mind at all.”
Source: Sports Chosun via Nate