I arrived in the morning at around 7.30am to queue for the fan meeting at night. DSP did mention on their announcement that people who arrive before 10am might not get their tickets. However, I don’t want to risk of not being able to get in so I went early.
When I arrived, there were quite a number of fans there. Initially, we were queuing beside the entrance to the open space on level 6 but the manager came over and told us to move to level 7. Thus, all of us moved up to level 7. While I was there, I got to know a really nice TS, Park Si Eun. My friend was late so I was asking Park언니 if my friend could queue with me. She explained nicely to me that since the group is full, my friend would have to queue at the back when she comes. We were queuing up in 3s and Park언니 was sitting in front of me. As I have exams on Tuesday, I proceeded to study while waiting for ticketing to start. The other 언니 probably found it funny that I was studying there. During this time, there were a lot of commotions regarding whether to queue at level 6 or 7. In the end, someone announced that the official queue is on level 6 and everyone rushed down the escalator. It was very chaotic. However, there was already another group of fans in front of us. People who queued at level 7 felt unfair because we were the first to arrive. There were a lot of disagreements on what we should do. As I am not good in Korean, I’m like a lost sheep the bulk of the time. I had to rely on Park언니 to help me translate.
At that moment, I was at the back of the queue. Suddenly, there were a lot of yelling and the 언니 who was sitting beside saw me and pull me out of the queue and chuck me really near the front. Apparently, the agreement was that people who queue on level 7 previously should be at the front of the queue. So the 언니 was really nice to “stand up” for me even though she don’t know me at all. I was really touched. She’s really nice and I really appreciate her help!!!!^^
While we were queuing in the open space, I had the privilege to communicate with Park언니. She told me that she has been a fan since they debut. ^^ and that her favourite member is YS. (: We also talked a lot about other stuff but I don’t think it is appropriate to say them here. I really admire her passion for SS501 and she’s extremely nice. She tried her best to answer all my questions and when she doesn’t know the answer, she tried to ask her friends. I’m really lucky that I got to know her!!^^
The organizer came and talked to us and Park언니 explained that ticketing would be at random. At the moment, I wanted to cry. OMG I queued so early just so I can be in front and they tell me that it is random now??!?!? A lot of people who were queuing in front of me were really disappointed. It was super unfair. Can you imagine being at the front of the queue but getting a ticket #500? Moreover, ticketing started really late like around 10.45am? I didn’t exactly keep track of time. A person in front of us tried to push for standardized ticketing but the organizer was really harsh to the fans. He scolded the TS really loudly. :/ Very very rude
Park언니 got ticket #11 and I got #72. Not exactly the best seat for me but I guess it is good enough~^^
My friend and I went back to Times Square at 7pm since DSP stated that admission is at 7 and performance is at 8. We waited for a long time at the open space and when we finally entered the venue it was 9pm. During these two hours, I got to know two other 여동생. They were kind enough to help me translate what was being announced. Really appreciate their help.^^ I also got to know a fan from Japan and she helped me out a lot as well. Very happy that SS501 has so many fans overseas – Japan, China, Singapore (myself), America (my friend). At least that is what I can gather from the queue I was in. There might be more fans from other countries.^^
The first part of the fan meeting is a video of SS501 over the years as well as their interviews. HJL teared in the interview TT
Snippets of their video and interview:
There were some rumours that SS501 is going to come down the stairs and I was super excited because I was sitting right next to the stairs! I kept turning around to see if it was true. And it was!!! They sang the song “Everything” while coming down the stairs. I saw JM and I immediately record it down in my camera. I was so excited about meeting HJL! He’s my favourite. I was so busy recording and trying to shake hands with them!!! Saw KJ and YS coming down after JM.
I managed to shake hands with JM!!! ^^ KJ passed by too fast for me to shake hands with him TT As KJ cut into YS’s path, there were a few seconds when there was no hands in front of YS and he was right in front of me!! I seize my chance and stuck out my hand! He shook my hand! YES!!!!^^
Video of them coming down the stairs and singing “Everything”:
However, I also realized that HJL and HJB took the other flight of stairs TT so I was unable to shake hands with them. I was really really sad that I was unable to shake HJL’s hand especially!!! TT
현중아~~ why didn’t you take the other stairs TT
After the song “Everything”, there was an activity with the fans. All of us wrote on a piece of paper about our wish for SS501. They will pick out a few and fulfill their wishes. Really sad that they didn’t pick me but at least I got to see them right? Haha There was a girl who went around hugging each member!! Damn envious of her. Moreover, when HJL hugs her, he put his hands on her head!! ARGH. I nearly died. Why didn’t they pick me!!! Another girl got a group hug from them. There was this other girl who asked for HJL’s earring!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I nearly died again. WOULD KILL TO BE IN HER POSITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sigh
They also interacted with their fans who could not get into the cinema. As it was difficult to find the fans in the crowd, the fans were jumping up and down to allow the camera to spot them. In the end, the members were asking the rest of the fans who were picked after her for “reaction” (jumping up and down). Super funny.
They proceed to sing “Let Me Be The One”, “Love Like This” and “Snow Prince”
They proceeded to sing “Only One Day” which I felt was damn emotional TT, “Until Forever” and “Green Peas”
Video of Only One Day:
They talked to the fans again and HJL said something like he loves us? It was too fast for me to record TT
They performed their last song of the night, “Love Ya”:
I would never trade anything for this fan meeting. It was priceless and I was so touched by both SS501 and the TS. It felt really good to be singing along with them, especially for LLT and Love Ya. I am very thankful that I was able to make it for this fan meeting and celebrate their 5th anniversary together with them. I will never forget what happened yesterday night.
From some of the photos I have taken, it seems like HJL looked at my camera for several times! Or that is what I would like to think hehehehee..super happy. ^^
Special thanks to all the 언니 and 여동생 who helped me along the way. It would not have been possible without them. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! ^^
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