Once Upon a Time…..
Many years ago, I learned about EXO and became obsessed with them. So, when I found out that my TWO biases had become a part of a super group called SuperM in 2019, I was happy. However, when I found out that they were coming to the DC area (well, they came to Fairfax, VA but whatever), I knew I had to make a move.
Those that DON’T read my actual blog won’t know that I love Kpop as it is a form of therapy for me and also that I have bipolar disorder. I do not “people” because people are rude and I am violent. Because of this, I don’t do crowds. I decided to go outside of my comfort zone so that I could see my BaeKai. I didn’t care where my seats were or how much those tickets were going to cost, I had to see them. So that’s what I decided to do ALONE!
As my Facebook post stated, it was truly one of the best days of my life and it took place right before COVID shut the world down. The thing was…. I was not alone. Of course I wore my Kai shirt although I did get a Baekhyun shirt as well but I couldn’t wear both. I mean, I could but I’m old. LOL But I felt that I was with MY people. I don’t claim people but I claimed THOSE people. Many of us were there for different groups (I knew nothing about NCT nor SHINee until I saw them in concert and my life hasn’t been the same since) but we were all there appreciating ALL of our people.
People were there with their respective lightsticks (see my post about Fandoms: How Kpop Changed My Life – Part TWO: Fan Wars) but I didn’t know the true power of those dang on light sticks until I saw it in person. Never saw anything like it. Kpop concerts are in a league of their own. And, yes, I have probably been to three concerts in my life but NONE were Kpop. I understand why they get so much money in merchandising. The shows are worth it. For some reason, Facebook won’t let me upload the vid that I had of the power of the lights SO I will post this vid of Kai being a whole HOE in Confession.
Again, I only KNEW of Kai and Baekhyun so that’s who I was there for but, when you heard the screams for all the other members, you started to understand. I’ll post those but um…they talked a little but we were SO happy to hear them trying English. It was sweet and it showed us that they tried. I mean, we sing their songs all wrong so, if they wanted to try out our language, we were all for it. I have vid of that but yall might be bored. But here are the introductions. I will tell you this RIGHT NOW! After seeing this flippin concert, I became OBSESSED with Lucas and Ten. LAWD! NCT is really trying to do their best to take me from EXO but I canNOT let that happen. But dang on Lucas and Ten…… The relationship between Lucas and Kai is beautiful though. I love the two of them together because they’re like brothers harassing one another. Anyhow here is the introduction vid.
You hear those screams? So you know that the next time I go, I won’t have a voice because I will be screaming for ALL of them. I highly doubt that we will have another tour by SuperM BUT, if there is one, I will know more about all the groups involved and I won’t have a voice. I mean, all the screaming I did for Kai and Baekhyun, you would have thought I wouldn’t have a voice but I did.
In the End….
There are very few things that will get me to go into a crowd. You can tell that Kpop is very important to me to get me out of the house. Although I was probably the age of the mothers there with their screaming teenagers, I was in there with MY people. The people were from all over. All different races and ages and I was so happy. I do have my lightstick and I reflect on that experience often because it told me that I could “people”. I peopled and had no incidences. Everyone was respectful and we all were just so elated to see our favorites that we all bonded at the same time.
My best friend’s daughter is an ARMY. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to take her to a concert when the world opens up again. Not sure I can handle that. I would have to pray and meditate before that because I like a few of their songs. But you always have to take one for the team. I guess I’m going to have to study for that. They were coming to FedEx Field and I’m sure it was sold out so I don’t think she’ll be going this time IF they come back to the U.S.
Anyhow, sometimes you have to step outside of yourself to be happy. Going to a concert alone to see TWO people (and then love allllll the members and their groups) opened a new world for me. I will never forget that experience. I think I had just turned 40 that year. I usually forget my age because I don’t care. LOL But yeah, most people travel and have big parties for their 40th but I went to a concert.
Anyhow, thanks for reading if you got this far. I hope you turned the volume down because…yeah….I kind of did a lot of yelling. I really wish I could upload that I Can’t Stand the Rain vid though to show the lightsticks.