After attending an event in Samsung Experiental Shop and Press Conference, My Idol Plus team get a chance to interview Yong Hwa, Jong Hyun, Jung Shin,and Min Hyuk. Despite of their tired looks, CNBLUE keep on smiling and show their kindness while answering all the given questions. Took place in Room Jasmine 2 Intercontinental Hotel Jakarta, the interview starts on 4.45 pm. Accompanies by Oktiya Haniarti as translator, CNBLUE answers all questions with full of laughter. The atmosphere was becoming really fun when they show us their close brotherhood and team work. Below are My Idol Plus team interview with Yong Hwa and his bandmates.
How was your feeling to come to Indonesia for the first time and see how Indonesian BOICE welcoming you?
Yong Hwa : We were sleeping during our flight from Korea to Indonesia. I don’t know that it’s a long journey worth 7 hours flight. So when we arrived here, it’s already late and we were tired.
Jung Shin : Last time, we couldn’t come to Indonesia, and now we finally make it. Get a chance to hold our concert here, we are really glad. Moreover, there were many fans welcoming us at the airport, and also came supporting us to Samsung event this afternoon, that make us touched and glad.
Have you ever heard about Indonesia? If you have a spare time, what place do you want to visit?
Yong Hwa : We want to go to anywhere!
Min Hyuk : Different with Korea which is now cold, the weather here is a bit hot but we enjoy Indonesian weather. So we would be glad if we can visit every place in Indonesia.
Jung Shin : Oh, we really want to visit Taman Safari !(T.S note: Taman Safari (Safari Park) ; Indonesia center for reproduction & conservation of endangered wildlife) and see many animals from inside of car. But I heard that place is far, about 2 hours from airport
What about Bali? Do you want to visit there?
All : Yes, we hope we can visit that place, it seems fun!
(Right after they answered, they remember Korean drama ‘Memories in Bali’ which popularized by Jo In Sung. Yong Hwa starts his gag, breaking the interview room into laughter by biting his hands, impersonating Jo In Sung’s style in ‘Memories in Bali’.)
Is there any special performance you will do in BLUE MOON Concert tomorrow?
Jung Shin : This is our first opportunity to hold a concert in Indonesia, we really glad and prepare everything well. We’ve checked all instruments and equipment needed on stage as well as the stage condition, so we can present stage performance perfectly from the start until the end. Beside, a special thing this time is, we will be performing our songs in new album ‘Re-Blue’ live, for all fans in Indonesia.
Jong Hyun : Tunggu konser kami saja (Just wait for our concert) (saying it in Bahasa Indonesia while smiling)
Wow, your Bahasa Indonesia is really good!
Jong Hyun : Aah..not really.. (laughs)
Yong Hwa & Jong Hyun : Aku cinta kalian! (I love you all!) (In Bahasa Indonesia deliberately want to practice their skills)
This is CNBLUE’s first World Tour, you always say you want to bring your own music all around the world, how do you want the fans feel towards CNBLUE’s music?
Jong Hyun : We hope everyone can enjoy our music in their own situation, in any condition. if they are in a happy mood, they can listen to our cheerful songs. Vice versa, if they are in sad mood, they can listen to our mellow songs.
Aside from this tour schedule, each member also busy with solo activities. You must have an incredible stamina for it. What do you do to maintain your stamina?
Jong Hyun : Most important are mental and spirit!
Jung Shin : A man must have a spirit! (laughs) *T.N; Spirit = Jung Shin in Korean*
Yong Hwa : Jung Shin consumes vitamin to maintain his stamina! It’s Omega 3!
Jung Shin : Yes! I consume Omega 3! Hahaha!
Yong Hwa : No.. no.. it’s just a joke. (cracking up). When I’m busy filming a series, but there’s a concert schedule in between, I feel refresh and having an new energy. Our energy mostly comes from fans that always support us in every concert we hold.
Jung Shin : Most important is, we keep on exercising regularly and have enough sleeps. And what makes us always stay strong and spirited is energy from fans.
Yong Hwa : They are all also our spirits! (pointing at CNBLUE’s crew in interview room)
We’re sure everyone in CNBLUE undoubtedly has their own talents whether it’s in singing or acting. Nowadays, Yong Hwa and Min Hyuk are filming a drama series. Would you mind to introduce it and tell us a bit about your drama to all fans in Indonesia?
Yong Hwa : Yes, ‘Marry Him If You Dare’ is about a spirit of a woman named Mi Rae who comes from the future to the present and then teach her about many things such as advice and feedback in order to become a better person, so she can get a better future. I act as a VJ, who’s actually a son of company’s owner, and later fall for Mi Rae after meeting her.
Min Hyuk : ‘The Heirs’ is a story about daily life of high school students completed with friendship and love story. Not like his friends who come from rich family and inherited their parents’ wealth, Chan Young, my role, is only inherited his dad’s intelligence. This drama tells about their daily life at school.
Is there any hope that you want to say for this drama?
Yong Hwa & Min Hyuk : We hope our series can be successful and favored by viewers. We also hope every viewer continue to support it so the rating can be raising as well.
Is there any pleasant and fun moment during this tour? If there’s, what is it?
Jung Shin : The most pleasant moment is when we have a chance to visit every country we’ve never been to. Concert in Indonesia itself is also our first opportunity. Meet new people, knowing that everyone knows and familiar with CNBLUE’s songs, are really a pleasure. Having BOICE as loyal fans also make us really glad and proud.
Jong Hyun : Yes.. this is our first opportunity to come to Indonesia and we really glad seeing there’re many people recognized us. Especially when we saw fans welcoming us in Samsung event earlier, we’re touched. We want to say thank you so much.
What do you want to say to CNBLUE’s fans in Indonesia, who are waiting for this concert since long time ago?
Yong Hwa : We thank you so much, for waiting for us for so long. Thanks for your willingness to loyally waiting for us for so long. And also, thanks for your support and welcome at the airport and Samsung event, we really glad and touched. Thank you so much for all Indonesian BOICE! We hope we can visit Indonesia again real soon!
Jong Hyun : Tunggu konser kami saja! (Just wait for our concert!) Tunggu konser kami saja! (Just wait for our concert!) (In Bahasa Indonesia)
All : Thank you! (all members clapping while saying thank you).
“We want to create the most beautiful memory for Indonesian BOICE”
Took place in Jasmine Room Meeting, Intercontinental Jakarta MidPlaza, Central Jakarta on 2013 October 18th, CNBLUE met press in ‘2013 CNBLUE BLUE MOON WORLD TOUR in Jakarta presented by Samsung Galaxy Music’ Press Conference. Hosted by Tike Priatnakusumah and Oktiya Haniarti, the event started on 4 pm. Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Jung Shin and Jung Yong Hwa kindly answered all questions asked by press.
Nice to meet you, do you have something you want to say to Indonesian BOICE?
Jong Hyun: Apa kabar? (How are you?) Glad we finally come to Indonesia because we have been waiting for so long. We want to create the most beautiful memory for Indonesian BOICE.
You finally make it, how is your feeling visiting Indonesia and perform for the first time here?
Jung Shin: Last year, we couldn’t come because of some problem, and finally now we are here. We are so glad and also can’t wait to meet Indonesian BOICE.
Your world tour name, CNBLUE BLUE MOON World Tour 2013. What is the meaning of this BLUE MOON?
Min Hyuk : If Full Moon comes once a month, Blue Moon takes a bit longer. A second full moon, that’s Blue Moon. (T/N : means Blue Moon is special, so the concert would be more special).
Beside that, we are also want to show something great. Blue Moon is our special characteristic
BLUE MOON Tour has started since April, you are also busy with drama and other activities. How is your preparation for a good performance?
Yong Hwa: Even before April, we already prepare for this tour, precisely for this concert. Although we have other activities, we always practice.
You always get a good response after performed in other countries, so what is your expectation for concert in Indonesia?
Yong Hwa : We just released Re-Blue album. We will perform it live during concert. That is a special thing from our tour.
Jong Hyun : If you usually listen to our songs from CD, now you can see it live so the feelings are different.
Talking about Re:Blue album, this album is a successful around the world. How do you feel about it?
Yong Hwa : We want to make our songs known globally. Knowing this album successful and everyone in this world can listen to it, we are glad for sure.
CNBLUE has so many hits songs and loved by BOICE all around the world. What do you think of the reason for you being loved by BOICE?
Yong Hwa : Not intended to be arrogant, but well..it’s because we are handsome (laughs), beside we are good at composing a song and music, therefore many people like us.
Being a musician, what is the most pleasant thing? Is it when your song becomes number one in music chart, or is there any other thing for you?
Yong Hwa : The pleasant moment is when we come to other country and fans can sing our song. That’s the remarkable moment.
What is CNBLUE ‘s plan after this tour ends? If there’s any plan for next concert, when will it start?
Yong Hwa : An event like this (concert tour) will always be held, whether it’s annually or once in a two years. Now we are in the middle of drama filming, after that maybe we will be producing new album next year.
Is there any message for Indonesian fans?
Jung Shin : Terima kasih, Indonesia BOICE (Thank you, Indonesian BOICE).
Min Hyuk : Kami sangat senang datang ke Indonesia (We are really glad to come to Indonesia).
Jong Hyun : Menunggu kami, terima kasih. (Thank you for waiting for us).
Jung Yong Hwa - The proud right hand man of the representative! His position is always on the right of the representative. The icon who set an example in FNC, Yong Hwa is courteous to people at all times, thus earning the nickname of “Politician Yong” as he likes to shake hands.
For CNBLUE members, Yong Hwa being the big brother & showing leadership capability, has an unshaken popularity no. 1 position among trainees & staffs, hence, being known as the symbol of warmth. Lyricist, Composer, Singing to Acting! The omnipotent Yong Hwa became an object of envy to all with his multi-talented, and good-looking image.
'Busan Man' Lee Jong Hyun (24 years old)
CNBLUE / Vocal, Guitar
Typical ‘Gyeongsang-do’ Man
The charismatic feels by only looking at his appearance. But despite living in Seoul for 7 years, he still trying to fix his Busan satoori. He doesn’t want to look old fashioned.
This heartwarming man is sometime still feeling awkward. He loves music as much as he loves exercise. To Jong Hyun, ‘music is like a 6-pax’, once a man did something, he must end it like a man!
Anytime and anywhere, he will try hard to practice his guitar skills.
Game Addict, Kang Minhyuk (23 years old)
CNBLUE / Drum
Usually calm but a “crazy fighting spirit” when it comes to games
In charged in house chores, accommodation, a silent dorm-mate and CNBLUE’s “살림꼰”.
However Min Hyuk is called as “crazy fighting spirit” when it comes to games. Not only he’s a games prodigy, he’s also good at ball sports.
Differs from the visuals of FNC girls. His appearance at the same time shakes the hearts of female employees within the company and named as “official lead man” by the girls.
Emotional, Lee Jungshin (23 years old)
CNBLUE / Bass, Rap
Bright personality, a mood maker in group
As a member of the longest legs in FNC and still grows-in-tall idol. One of the most busy member in charge in buying groceries, cook his speciality “miso stew”, a maknae that has a good deeds.
CNBLUE cute maknae (!) who’s showing an emotional acting in drama. He’s called by name ‘kamjongshin (emotional)’ among members. Have big interest in fashion, designing his own fashion items and he’s also a multi player
After waiting for such a while, CNBLUE fulfill their promise to meet Indonesian BOICE. Tennis Indoor Senayan successfully turned into blue ocean.
Yeaaah CNBLUE finally rocked Jakarta. Organized by Wproduction, the concert was held at Tennis Indoor on Saturday (10/19/2013).
BOICE (CNBLUE’s fans name) were queuing at the venue since the afternoon. Several buses from other cities such as Semarang and Bandung were also captured at the venue; they came as group just because of CNBLUE.
Singing along with BOICE
The concert was started with up-beat songs such as Where You Are, Get Away, and One Time. As a leader as well as lead vocalist, Yonghwa looks charming on the stage. Not to mention his dashing ‘Batik’ jacket. Hmmmm!.
“Apa kabar Indonesia? Kami senang bertemu dengan kalian! (How are you Indonesia? We are glad to see you all!)” greets Yonghwa happily and the crowds turned into screams.
The concert which costs around 600k IDR (tribun) – 1,8k IDR (VIP) was packed filled, either in Tribun, Festival, or VIP. Blue light from the lightstick were also glowing as CNBLUE rocked the stage. They sang several songs either from the newest album Re: Blue or previous ones like Ear Fun and First Step. Their favorite songs such as In My Head, I’m A Loner, I’m Sorry, Coffee Shop, and Intuition were turned into ‘mass karaoke/choir’ where CNBLUE sang along with BOICE. Jungshin and Jonghyun often asked the audiences to clap. When they performed Love Light, BOICE were swinging a paper with star shape. So romantic ok.
As a band, performing live is indeed a special value of CNBLUE. Each member showed their skills. Besides playing guitar, Yonghwa also played piano while singing Feeling; he also showed his beat-boxing skill tonight. With a circular shaped walkway of the stage, Yonghwa often sang and came up-front to engage with audiences on Festival and VIP class.
Meanwhile, Jungshin and Jonghyun also walked around on the right/left side of the stage, showing their skills on playing bass or guitar. Jungshin was having fun with the camera sometimes. He posed a bit as he noticed the camera was capturing him. It then showed his face up-close on the screen and BOICE screamed happily. As a drummer, Minhyuk was far behind. We could only his head banging passionately as he beat the cymbal. Well, he was still adorable. His drum was actually moving up-front sometimes so we could see him a bit closer. Minhyuk was whistling while they performed ‘Feel Good’. Jonghyun even looked more handsome while he was playing guitar, arghk!
CNBLUE spoke in Bahasa Indonesia to engage with the audiences. It was a bit surprised when we heard those words, “Kami senang datang ke Indonesia. Kami senang datang ke Jakarta (We are glad to come to Indonesia. We are glad to visit Jakarta)” says Minhyuk. This CNBLUE’s drummer was also asking whether BOICE is willing to come if CNBLUE held concert in Jakarta once again. “Kami senang datang ke Jakarta. Konser ke depannya juga, apakah kalian akan datang? (We are glad to come to Jakarta. If we hold another concert in Jakarta, will you come?)”. Seriously Minhyuk, you definitely don’t need to ask about it.
Jungshin even asked the audience, “Are you happy?” ‘Jujur!’ (be honest!)’. It seems like ‘Jujur’ (be honest) was CNBLUE’s favorite words tonight. They added ‘Jujur’ (be honest) couple times when they asked BOICE’s opinion after they performed several songs - hihihih!*
BOICE Turned into Hysteria
CNBLUE even made the venue crazier during encore as they gave a lot more fanservice. As Minhyuk said during press conference, this concert was named Blue Moon because Full Moon would come once a month while Blue Moon would take a bit longer. So, the concert would feel more special and even greater. CNBLUE would like to make this concert more memorable, and BOICE are really over the moon!
After changing their apparel into black blue moon official t-shirt, CNBLUE were back and ready to rock the stage. They sang 6 more songs while giving lot fanservice. Speaking in Bahasa Indonesia, Yonghwa asked the crowd to shout “Kanan…kiri…kanan…kiri…(right…left..right..left..)” before they sang Love along with the audiences.
Yonghwa also took a ball from the crowd. He then walked around and played the ball for a little while. When he got into Jonghyun’s area, these 2 Busan guys played ball and guitar together. Jonghyun was also lying on the stage while playing guitar, making the audiences even crazier ck..ck..ck…
Minhyuk who couldn’t really move around, threw his 4 drum sticks to the crowd. On the last song ‘Try Again Smile Again’, he joined his 3 members who were walking around the stage. Hihihi* And Jungshin surprisingly gave Minhyuk a piggyback.
The concert was ended up with Confetti party. CNBLUE bid a goodbye and promised to come back again. “I Love You!” said Yonghwa, “Thank you!” Minhyuk added. No Oppa We thank you!