IU recently concluded her epic two day concert, The Golden Hour, in Jamsil, Seoul on September 18, 2022. The concert was well-worth ₩165,000 KRW (about $119 USD), for it included not only a 3 hour concert, but a drone show, fireworks and a hot air balloon performance.
IU SINGING STRAWBERRY MOON IN A FREAKING HOT AIR BALLOON THIS IS HISTORY 😭
— 🌙 (@jieunbbyy) September 17, 2022
Audience members were also treated to guest performances. The first day had ITZY singing their hit tunes for the 40,000 strong crowd.
ITZY performing sneakers at IU concert. pic.twitter.com/zx0Yf2FoQJ
— 유코 〽️ (@_ITZYuko) September 17, 2022
On the second day, soloist Jay Park was invited to sing for the crowd. Not only did he perform IU’s favorite song of his, “JOAH”, but he also sang their duet, “GANADARA”.
Jay Park sings Joah, which is IU’s fav song of his pic.twitter.com/ur0P6UVBXg
— More (salty) tears (@aomgh1ghrarea) September 18, 2022
Jay Park had nothing but praise for IU. He not only gave her the highest compliment of “k-hiphop one top” but also just “one top in general.” “K-Hiphop one top” is one of IU’s most beloved nicknames from the general public, thanks to the way she always manages to top charts across genres.
jaypark: "to IU-ssi, thank you so much, it's such an honer to me (to be here). she's way younger than me but she's a singer that i respect a lot….. you guys are #iu fans, that must be great…. she’s not a khiphop one top, just the one top 😄”pic.twitter.com/GxBIfLhzy5
— dilruba 🌅 (@jieunlostsister) September 18, 2022
Firstly, thank you so much to IU. I wanted to say that it is an honor for me. She’s so much younger than me but she’s a singer and artiste I respect a lot. I always tell this to people but it’s really not easy for someone to manage themselves so well and to be able to stay at the top position for so long, around 14 years. She does everything so perfectly, concerts and more, she’s so cool for it, and as a fellow singer, I know how hard it is and how many sacrifices you need to make for that, so I feel even more so, how amazing she is. I think that as her fans, you guys must be really happy. She’s not just the k-hiphop one top, but just one top in general.
— Jay Park
But what touched fans even more was how Jay Park pushed off other commitments just to honor his promise to IU. Back in the peak of COVID-19, Jay Park had promised IU that he would come to her concert in the future, no matter what he had on. Even if he had overseas performances going on, he promised to do whatever he could to get out of it, even if it involved paying a penalty.
— 𝐈𝐔 𝐌𝐎𝐂𝐇𝐈 | 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒏 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒓 ☀️ (@iumochi_) September 18, 2022
A little over a year later, Jay Park kept his promise.
박재범씨 무려 방송스케줄 있었는데 아이유 콘서트를 위해서 일정변경하셨대 ..
아이유언니가 고맙다고 전해달래요 ✌🏻✌🏻
— 앗디 (@hi__atti) September 18, 2022
According to a fan at the concert, IU had conveyed her thanks to Jay Park. He had a broadcast schedule but changed it just to be at the concert. He also diligently participated in the afternoon rehearsals that day.
What an impressive person! With that, fans were treated to some eargasm for sure over the weekend.