Dear Jeong Ji-Hoon,
Are you serious with your bid for an international career?
If you really are, I suggest you step up and take charge, because the people around you are slowly destroying you.
If you really care about the people who support you, who spend good money for you, who allocate precious times in their lives for you, give at least one good explanation coming from you – yes, YOU, not StarM or JYPe or whoever – on why your Tour dates are changing and cancelling left and right with just a few weeks away from the concert date itself.
I’ve been reading the comments from the fans in Canada who have already spent time and money buying tickets and making travel arrangements, only to be shocked with the news that your concert is cancelled and it’s all your fault. Now everyone’s pretty much pissed off, and they have not only vowed not to support you anymore, they vowed to spread the word on how much of a diva you have turned out to be. All because of an ‘unofficial’ statement coming from people working with you saying that the reason the concert was cancelled was because you don’t feel like doing it anymore.
It’s time to step up. If you still want to become the World Star people have labeled you to be, be a man and explain yourself right now, before it’s too late.
With great concern,
I am personally saddened that all the blame regarding the cancellation of the Toronto concert was being pinned down on Rain. In the first place, he is not the only one involved in the entire production, although he is the one who has to have the final say as he is the front liner. As an artist, he would want his craft to be perfect. Choosing the right venue to stage his show is a key element in concert production. If he felt like the concrete floor of the venue will not work with the stage they prepared, then he is perfectly entitled to reject it. (Besides, it could be argued that the reason they – meaning the source of the news – stated on why Rain rejected the venue is that it won’t work with his opening stunt of coming out from underneath the stage. Anyone who is familiar with the World Tour concerts know damn well that the coming-out-from-underneath stunt is from Rainy Day, not the World Tour. So it really doesn’t make sense at all.) But to say he cancelled because he doesn’t care about his Canadian fans and all that… isn’t that a bit extreme?
Although personally, if they say the reason why they rejected the venue is because it won’t work with their special effects, I will call one big BS to that. They were not allowed to use lifts and pyros at Caesar’s Palace, but they went on with the show and it still worked. Singapore’s Indoor Stadium is a relatively small venue to use the Class A effects, but they were able to make a Class B version and nobody complained of being shortchanged (this, despite the fact that Singapore had the most expensive tickets to date). Malaysia had venue problems in the beginning (the stadium would not allow their stage as it’s too heavy) but they were still able to solve it in the end. What I’m saying is, they were able to make adjustments before, why can’t they do the same for the Toronto concert?
If they say the reason they cancelled is because of unsatisfactory ticket sales, then that would have been the more plausible explanation.
Of course, at this point, nobody knows for sure what the real reasons are. Until we hear the official word from Rain himself (and at this point, I only care about what Rain says, to hell with f’n StarM ), I hope the fans would calm down and give the guy the benefit of the doubt.