(This is the poster for the concert tour Super Show 8: Infinite Time. Copyright belongs to the distributor of the event, the publisher of the event or the graphic artist.)
A few minutes ago, I was just on the official site of Super Junior gathering more details on their Super Show 8: Infinite Time world tour concert which commenced in October of last year. They successfully held some shows in select Asian countries until last month this year. Earlier this month, the management decided to postpone their 2 shows (March 25 & 26) in Saitama Super Arena in response to the Japanese immigration’s 14-day quarantine policy for travelers entering the country especially from China and South Korea to prevent spread of virus that was imposed on March 5, 2020. I didn’t want to make COVID-19 as the introduction of this short article as I am well aware that everyone knows what’s going on right now.
In all honesty, I was a little sad because I was definitely looking forward to it. I enthusiastically bought the ticket for the March 25 show 2 months ago. After learning about it being put off which I did a week ago, I knew deep down that one way or another this concert will eventually be cancelled. I wasn’t being pessimistic at all. Just a feeling based on what I’ve been seeing on the news. This coronavirus pandemic has been all over the news every single day here in Japan since the beginning.
Turns out my hunch is unfortunately correct. I’ve been informed that the shows have been called off for everyone’s sake. Fair enough. I’m still glad that I almost had the chance to see 8 members of the group perform in the flesh. I’ve also learned that Heechul Kim, my sort of most favorite member wouldn’t actually be joining the tour due to his ongoing health issues. You see, I didn’t do my research prior to buying the ticket because I wanted to be surprised. However. this news didn’t come as a surprise. I kind of anticipated it. How about you? Were you going to Saitama to watch them?
Maybe it’s not just meant to be. It’s not yet my time to see him..them. Perhaps, another time and in another place. This virus situation is no joke. I do hope it will come to an end soon. How are you holding up there? Don’t panic, but be prepared. Take care!