As many of you may (or may not) know, the Chuseok Holidays are coming up in South Korea. Chuseok is the equivalent of Thanksgiving. During the press conference for "SM TOWN LIVE IN TOKYO SPECIAL EDITION," all of the artists were interviewed including BoA, Kangta, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, and f(x). BoA was asked by 10Asia reporters, "BoA, I'm sure this [the concert] is meaningful to you too with it being your 10th year since your debut [in Japan."
She replied, "It definitely isn't easy to get a hold of these concerts. I think it's amazing that we get to stand on the stage of a venue that everyone dream's of and for me to have gotten to be with these people for 10 years. I'd like to ask for your continued interest in us artists at SM Entertainment even after this concert ends. (laugh)"
BoA was then asked, "In what way do you think your juniors and the response of the Japanese fans are different than compared to 10 years ago?" and she answered, "There was no 'Hallyu' or Korean Wave when I first debuted [in Japan] and Korean singers were an unfamiliar presence to Japanese people, I was lonely as well. Hence I was at a disadvantageous position to advance into the Japanese music market but I told myself it'll help me learn more. I do envy my juniors nowadays, it seems they have more freedom to do the music they want to do...That they can do a larger variety of music."
BoA and TVXQ's Yunho then teamed up to answer the question: "How has it felt to perform at the Tokyo Dome?"
She said, "I've been singing in Japan for 10 years but I wasn't lonely at today's concert. I had always felt lonely before but I was happy and proud to get to fill up Tokyo Dome while having so much fun."
Yunho followed up with, "The Tokyo Dome is a meaningful place to TVXQ as well but it was even more meaningful to get to perform at the venue with our seniors and juniors. We'll keep working harder."
SMTOWN was then asked the final question, "Lastly, are there any wishes you'd like to see come true in time with Korea's Chuseok Thanksgiving holidays?"
BoA replied, "This is a personal wish but the movie I shot this year is in post-production stages. I'm hoping it will be a good movie." Kangta than revealed his own wish that he'd like to get married in the next two years as he had promised himself to get a date after being discharged from the military last year in February. BoA teased Kangta and laughed, "Please go!"
BoA performed for the first time at Tokyo Dome in the 3-day SMTOWN concert in Japan from September 2nd thru 4th. She performed "Hurricane Venus," "I SEE ME," and "I Did It For Love" with SHINee's Key." She will also appear at the next SMTOWN concert set to be held at Madison Square Garden on October 23rd! BoAjjang will be headed to the NYC concert, will you? Interested in a cheer package? Give us some feedback here!
Writer/Editor: Uni (BoAjjang.com)
News Source: 10Asia & SMTOWN