After more than 30 hours of flight in which they had to spend more than 10 hours at the LAX airport in Los Angeles due to the delay of their plane, JYJ members finally arrived at the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez airport in Chile.
Fans who were waiting for the trio since the early hours of the morning on March 7, waited for their arrival to the airport at 4:30 am in the morning of March 8.
When JYJ finally got off the plane, fans started screaming in excitement and the order they previously established to receive the members became utter chaos. All of the fans tried to reach the members and touch them, causing the managers and staff to take the members out of the airport as soon as possible.
Later that same day, after getting some rest from the hours of flight, the group held a press conference at 4:00 pm at the Hotel W in Santiago. The members expressed how thankful they felt for the warm welcoming to their country. They also said that they were surprised by Chilean manners and that they were really happy to be in Chile.
The press asked them their impression on their fans, to which Yoochun turned off his microphone and let Jaejoong answer the question. He answered that they were really surprised because in Chile (and most countries in Latin America) people say ‘Hi’ with a kiss on their cheeks. As a funny fact, upon their arrival, Jaejoong got kissed by a male fan and while laughing he said, “I couldn’t reject him because he was so much taller than me” causing the other two members to laugh at him.
Then they got asked about their thoughts on music piracy. Junsu answered, “We think music is a language that unites us all.” They spoke about their feelings on doing a song in the Spanish language. Also, they expressed they were really amazed by the view from their hotel and that Chile has an amazing scenery (more specifically the Andes Mountains).
When talking about their Sasaeng fans and verbal abuse, the members opened up about the issue and told the press how hurt they feel because of the behaviour of them and sometimes it feels like they are trapped. However, Jaejoong apologized for their behaviour in the past, hoping to clear up the issue and move on. (Read more about that here.)
For their stay in Chile, JYJ arrived at the country with 40 korean journalists to cover their short stay and to record their concert that is scheduled on March 9. They also requested the presence of a Chilean chef to taste the traditional food of the country and also a Korean chef so they wouldn’t miss their korean food too much.
JYJ will hold their concert in Chile by March 9 and then they will travel to Peru on March 11.