We all hear of those fans who get really crazy. You know – the story of the Stalker Fans who know everything down to the license plate numbers of the cars you ride in, in addition to your own personal car to those who get in line over 24 hours before a concert… though I’ve heard of people camping for a grand opening for Target. So I guess it isn’t all that far-fetched. 😉 Not the point, well, on the thirteenth of October, I experienced this first-hand. Not for the first time as I waited almost 9 hours to get into Inkigayo, but it’s still a first.
I was going to try my hand at getting Super Show 4 tickets online.
This past weekend took up four days. It was a good three holidays and I got Monday and Tuesday off and a couple of friends and I decided to head up to Seoul and spend it there from the 7th to the 10th. Many things were done and even though we traveled together, we also went our own separate ways – perhaps me more than the others. I had two friends who lived in the area: one who’s studying Korean in Seoul and another who’s also teaching English, but in Ansan, both of whom I met up with. The former one is pretty big into k-pop and though I’m not the biggest fan out there, I do have my celebrity biases and my ultimate favorite within that group. If you don’t make it into there, I probably only know of the song when I hear it and nothing else.
I used to be pretty obsessed with Super Junior and though it’s toned down, I still have my moments here and there. As a result, I was sad to find out that all of Super Junior would be gone on Saturday for a concert in Vietnam – not that I’m against it, but the one weekend I’m in town… – and even then, a number of them would head back to Taiwan and/or China to continue promoting (SJ-M) and filming (Donghae and Siwon). Even so, we made the most of it…
Yes - it's actually what you think it is.
I’ve been saying that I was more in-tune with Korean entertainment news in the States – and it was true. I came here to Korea and things soon settled into a routine: I woke up, got ready, went to work, came back, cooked/found sustenance, and otherwise preoccupied myself until Korean class and/or taekwondo. Then I get home, procrastinate, take a shower, perhaps finished up some things for the next day’s class, and the entire cycle repeats. I don’t keep up with my friends’ list on livejournal as much and twitter is more of an afterthought. That’s not to say that I’ve fallen out of it, it’s just that there are other things that get in the way of my fangirl spazzing and take up my thought space.
That is, until this weekend, when I had several celebrity encounters in a period of just two days… and it was surreal.