South Korean artist Kim Jaejoong graced Manila with his 2023 Asia Tour J Concert, creating meaningful memories with his devoted fans at the MOA Arena last July 28, 2023. Prior to his concert, he made an appearance at his press conference where he warmly greeted the media.
The atmosphere was electric as PH Boss Babies came prepared with their glow sticks and power banks, eagerly awaiting the moment they’d been waiting. As the lights dimmed, signaling the entrance of the one and only Kim Jaejoong, thevenue erupted into a symphony of screams, taking the excitement to a new level.
Delivering an unforgettable performance, Jaejoong treated the eager crowd to a setlist filled with electrifying stages. The local fans wholeheartedly applauded his efforts and cheered for his captivating charm, displayed across various genres.
With a captivating start, Jaejoong dived into his three back-to-back hits, ‘We’re (Korean version),’ ‘In This World,’ and ‘Tender Love,’ setting the stage ablaze with his phenomenal vocals.
Kim Jae Joong greeted his fans with enthusiasm, saying “Annyeong, mabuhay!” and acknowledging the delay in the event’s start. He expressed his concern for those who might have faced difficulties coming to the show.
The singer, known for his warm interactions with fans, added Filipino words to his speech, saying “Namiss ko kayo,” conveying how much he missed them.
A Journey Down Memory Lane
In a heartwarming moment, Jaejoong reflected on his last visit to Manila, which had been six long years ago. The singer expressed his gratitude to the crowd for showing up despite the delay, promising to give his all in every performance.
With sincerity in his voice, he assured them that he would give his best performance and hoped they would have a fantastic time at his show.
Powerful Duets and Captivating Performances
The energy in the concert venue remained high as Jaejoong engaged the crowd in a powerful duet, singing ‘Now Is Good’ together. His voice, resonating with passion and emotion, soared through the venue as he followed up with a stunning performance of ‘One Kiss.’
The concert featured captivating VCR segments, leading to Jaejoong’s return to the stage, donning a stylish black outfit. He delivered a back-to-back performance of ‘Run Away’ and ‘Locking Love,’ serenading the crowd with the soul-stirring ‘Paradise.’
A Perfect Balance of Music and Emotions
Jaejoong continued to hype the crowd effortlessly featuring a mix of up-tempo dance numbers, headbanging rock anthems, and soulful moments showcasing his impressive vocals to take center stage and captivate the hearts of his devoted fans.
He rocks the stage with a performance of fan-favorites ‘Luvholic,’ ‘Secret,’ ‘Welcome to My Wild World,’ and ‘Kiss B,’ the audience was treated to an unforgettable musical journey.
Jaejoong’s genuine love for his fans shone through as he interacted with them closely, going down to the stage and giving them an unforgettable “up close and personal” moment. The crowd couldn’t have been happier as they cherished the opportunity to be near their beloved star.
The fans’ excitement reached a peak during performances of ‘9+1#’ and the main set finale, ‘Mine.’
An Encore to Remember
The energy continued to soar during the encore as Jaejoong returned to the stage, this time in a casual yet stylish outfit. He poured his heart into ‘Nobody Like You’ and ‘Walking on Water,’ leaving the audience spellbound with every note.
Despite being in the entertainment industry for many years, Kim Jaejoong remains ageless, looking as youthful and captivating as ever. His stage presence and powerful performances easily convinced the audience that he could pass for someone in his 20s.
Jaejoong says "Filo fans here doesnt seem age at all. Feels like im aging a little bit. Even if i sing a lil bit i get tired easily."— Buzzsetter (@buzzsetter_) July 28, 2023
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Jaejoong took a moment to express his heartfelt appreciation to the fans for celebrating his 20th year in the industry. With genuine emotion, he requested to his devoted fans to stay by his side for the next 20 years, as he couldn’t put into words how much their support meant to him. He also found it intriguing and heartwarming to see male fans among the Filipino audience.
PH Boss Babies’ Heartfelt Surprises
The fans reciprocated Jaejoong’s love with heartwarming surprises, including a fan project hanging on the lower box that read “To More Years with Boss.” The star also noticed a touching banner prepared by the fans, declaring “You are our MVP, You’re our Everything.”
A Night to Remember
As the concert drew to a close, Jaejoong performed a heartwarming song from the Korean Drama ‘Protect My Boss’ OST, “I’ll Protect You,” leaving the audience with hearts full of emotion.
Before bidding farewell, he thanked everyone who attended his concert despite the rainy weather, turning an ordinary night into an extraordinary one filled with music, love, and unforgettable memories.
A Fan’s Dream Come True
Seeing Jaejoong after almost 20 years reignited my first love for K-pop, and as a fangirl, this experience brings me immense happiness that I’ll treasure for a lifetime. This concert became a moment of pure joy as tears of happiness flowed for the first time.
As I witnessed my 9-year-old self’s dream come true, seeing him live during his press conference and the concert was truly extraordinary. Undoubtedly, it was an unforgettable night for all PH Boss Babies & Cassies. Kim Jaejoong’s timeless charm and passion for his fans made it an amazing night that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
@bornfreeonekiss Jaejoong made all the wait worthwhile in his #JConcertinManila. From start to end, it was indeed a memorable night for him and PH Boss Babies. ❤️ — Buzzsetter (@buzzsetter_) July 28, 2023
Special thanks to @neuwave_events
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Kim Jae Joong solo concert in the Philippines was an extraordinary night of music, entertainment, and appreciation. JaeJoong’s powerful vocals, engaging stage presence, and genuine interactions with the fans made it a night to remember for all Boss Babies in the Philippines.
Buzzsetter extends gratitude to Neuwave Entertainment & Productions for the media invite to Kim Jae Joong Asia Tour ‘J’ Concert in Manila.