[NEWS] 2PM, Bae Yong Joon & More Gather for Korean Drama "Dream High" Premium Event, Taecyeon, Wooyoung


An event commemorating the release of the DVD for Korean drama "Dream High," targeting those who ordered the DVD-BOX, was held at Saitama Super Arena on September 4 where miss A's Suzy, 2PM's Ok Taecyeon and Jang Wooyoung, producer and famous actor Bae Yong Joon and other actors in the drama attended.

The event that mobilized 12,000 audience members started with Taecyeon and Wooyoung (2PM), Suzy (Miss A), Kim Soohyun, and JOO appearing onstage for the drama's theme song "Dream High." The "DREAM HIGH PREMIUM SHOW CASE LIVE" started as such, and afterwards "Dream High" songs including the Japanese version of "Dream High" were performed in succession, the brilliant stages greatly exciting the spectators.

For the second portion of the "Dream High special fanmeeting," the members who had performed in the first part reappeared onstage where they were joined by Bae Yong Joon and others. Yon-sama received the loudest cheers out of everyone at the venue. J.Y. Park who produced the drama (and who acted in the drama and is also the one who established the Korean company "JYP Entertainment" that miss A and 2PM belong to) along with Bae Yong Joon, held a talk session where they discussed how the drama came to be and gave a message to those who have dreams.

"This is a really difficult question. Although I once thought that a dream and an accomplishment are the same thing, I've now changed my mind. A dream is not something you can just reach out to, so I've come to the conclusion that one can only achieve their dream by accomplishing something little by little." - Bae Yong Joon (in response to the question: What does the word "dream" mean to you?)

"For me, my dream changed bit by bit over the years. When I was 10 years old I just wanted to have a cute girlfriend. When I was 20 it was to earn money. When I became 30 I learned that money doesn't make you happy and so my dream turned into being able to appreciate myself. I think that has now come true for the most part. My strength now comes from being connected to country to country and person to person through music, drama, and film. My dream now is to contribute in any way possible so that there will never be another war." - J.Y. Park (in response to the same question: What does the word "dream" mean to you?)

Famous scenes and behind-the-scenes offshot, NG scenes and more footage of the drama was shown at the fanmeeting, and there was also a corner for questions from the fans, a lottery corner for items that were used when the drama was filmed, as well as other related goods, and various other corners. There were a lot of great moments for the fans.

Lastly, the producers commented on their enthusiasm for their next work, stating, "We're creating an even greater 'Dream High 2' in order to reward the love given by all the fans!" (J.Y. Park) "I want to show you all my very best work through 'Dream High 2.' It will be done together with those who made it the best plus newcomer actors. Thank you, J.Y. Park!" (Bae Yong Joon), and with that the curtain closed on the "'Dream High' Premium Event 2011."

"I was happy to be able to meet you all so closely like this today. Please love 'Dream High' a lot." - Suzy

"Thanks to all of you who came to the 'Dream High' stage. I'm honored to stand on such a large stage. I will do my best so that I can meet you all more frequently. Thank you." - Soohyun

"I'm truly happy to be able to meet you following 'JYP NATION.' I'm working to have the chance to promote in Japan as well." - JOO

"I'm happy thanks to all of the fans. Thank you so much!" - Wooyoung

"I was happy to be able to be together with all of you like this. Since 2PM has started promoting in Japan I'm sure I'll be able to meet with you all more frequently. Please continue to support me. Thank you for taking care of me." - Taecyeon

"I'm truly grateful to all of the family. However I'm very sorry at the same time. I didn't make many appearances in 'Dream High.' I hope to show you all a better side of me next time." - Bae Yong Joon

*[t/n]: Yon-sama is what the Japanese fans often call Bae Yong Joon

Source: Barks
Translated by: dawnjelly @ Wild2Day.org