AKA THE DAY I DIED (WARNING: GIANT WALL OF TEXT)
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! First things first: I’m not a Baby fan.
Honestly, I had no idea who they were but knowing they were coming to Chicago(which is a RARE opportunity in itself) I was like hey! It won’t kill me to go and check them out. I started by being a nice fan and look at their debut songs and their variety shows they were in to get a feel of them plus memorize faces and names. It ended up working but I still wasn’t a 100% fully attracted to them as a group. LEGIT, LEGIT. I thought I was gonna be a chill fan and not really go crazy hardcore fan on them buuuut~ I ended proving myself wrong.
THE DAY OF THE CONCERT:
My friend and I, were getting picked up by these two marvelous girls we met through Facebook(EMILIE AND KAREN, MISS YOUUU) and they were coming all the way from Steven’s Point which is roughly about 5 hours to Chicago. There was a slight issue with ID’s being forgotten but that all resolved itself and we to our hotel at around 4:30! We booked at the Marriot and which was about 0.5 miles away so a brisk 10 minute walk maybe 5 if we ran to the venue(lol) We first saw the sign saying STAR PLAZA THEATRE and then we freak out because we see BAP on their GIANT SCREEN announcing they were going to perform today. UMMMM~ Everyone kind of screamed as soon as we saw that so~ we got hyped!
We rushed and checked ourselves in where we ran into a Baby fan who told us about how she pre-ordered 8 albums just in case for the hi-touch. DEDICATION? After talking to her for a bit we rushed to our room, changed, made sure we looked good, and charged our phones cuz you never know! Walked out towards the venue and we were ready.
BTW; I HAVE A FEELING PPL SAW ME SO IF YOU SAW A GIRL WEARING PINK BUNNY EARS, AN OVERSIZED BLACK CARDIGAN, AND SPIKED SHOES. THAT WAS ME.
We got there at around 5PM and the line was pretty long but it wasn’t unbearable. We made 2 of our friends wait in line since Emilie and I had actually pre-ordered the album as well and I read through a tweet that if you had pre-ordered merch to head to the front of the line. We walked, talked with some of Emilie’s friends, and saw the merch line. Lined up waited like crazy until we talked to these 2 girls who were really cool and prayed with us as well to get the hi-touch. See, I know fans are dedicated and all but buying 15 ALBUMS WON’T EXACTLY GUARANTEE YOU’LL GET A HI TOUCH PASS! YOU’RE JUST TAKING AWAY CHANCES FOR EVERYONE ELSE. SHAME ON YOU GUYS SELLING THE HI TOUCH PASSES TOO!!
Anyways~ we started moving up and you could tell who got the hi touch and who didn’t. We were worried cuz at first about 10 people in a row got the passes but as soon as we got to the door NOBODY GOT IT. The 2 girls in front of us didn’t and I pretty much accepted my reality of not getting it. Before, I even got checked by the cute CD guy I whispered, I’m hoping for a miracle right now. THE KPOP GODS MUST HAVE BEEN ON MY SIDE CUZ I GOT A HI TOUCH PASS AND SO DID MY FRIEND!! See, I’m not a big fan of the group but something in me triggered itself in knowing I would see them and not through a computer screen. I must’ve looked soooo stupid cuz I was in shock and I had no idea how to react. As soon as I got out, I ran down the stairs jumped like crazy and had a mini freak out with Emilie. We ran back told Emilie’s friends and freaked out AGAIN. Finally, we got back to our group but lied that we didn’t get it but that didn’t last long and freaked out THIRD TIME BUT WITH THE PPL NEXT TO US AS WELL.
FAST FORWARD TO THE HI TOUCH:
We got put in this lounge area? By Gate 2 and we talked to this adorable pink haired girl who I happened to recognize from Tumblr~(SUNNY!!!!) We also met Alex who made Himchan a matoki hat and it was amazingly adorable plus she was EXTREMELY LUCKY CUZ SHE FOUND A HI TOUCH PASS ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR! We spazzed out and got separated by 2 lines. We were all in the 1st line and can I say that Babys are extremely organized and chill like when we were heading up the stairs we got encouraged by the 2nd line, you could feel the love <3 I go up turn the corner and! The first thing I see is ZELO’S TALL ASS LIKE REALLY. I just kind of looked and gasped like wut. I ran up the stairs and I must’ve hi fived him too hard or gravity decided to hate me cuz my bunny ears fell off. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THAT EVEN HAPPENED BUT JONGUP DECIDED TO BE A LITTLE SHIT. HE SAW I WAS STRUGGLING WITH MY FALLEN BUNNY EARS AND MATOKI LIGHTSTICK. HE HAD ONE HAND UP BUT THEN SMIRKED AND PUT BOTH HANDS UP. BOTH MY HANDS WERE OCCUPIED AND HE STARED INTO MY SOUL. LIKE CAN YOU NOT. PLUS THE OTHER MEMBERS WERE JUST STARING AT ME TRYING NOT TO LAUGH AND I WAS HOLDING UP THE LINE. I had no choice but to hi five him with both hands occupied, I swear that boy. Then I hi fived everyone with one hand. Youngjae was a blur to me, Daehyun looked AMAZING and his lips though~ like I’m soooo happy the table was there(lol) NO IDEA WHY BUT I REMEMBER HIMCHAN THE MOST LIKE HE WAS PRECIOUS AND HE SAID THANK YOU EVEN THOUGH I SAID HI TO HIM. BYG that boy and his smile~ sooo contagious! Before, I left through the other stairs, I heard Emilie say happy birthday to Himchan so I kind of screamed it before I left which made BYG turn and stare at me like I was crazy. I was thankful for being a derp though. After all that, we just hugged and dieeeed.
My seats were pretty far back like I was SEC 2 Row T. But, I could see pretty well minus a couple of tall ppl in front of me. I found out that Alex was actually seated next to me! We spazzed again! Seeing everyone chant for BAP was extremely surreal seeing so many green lightsticks~ the roars and whistles were deafening. The concert was honestly such a blur to me but thankfully my friend, Mai, recorded half of the concert with my phone so I LOVE HER SOOO MUCH FOR THAT! Body and Soul destroyed me and I wasn’t ready. JONGUP KILLED MEEEEEEEE. HE WAS SET TO KILL ME. THAT WAS HIS MISSION. My favorite song though was deff Bangx2 something about it just made me realize that these boys had a POWER over me!
THE BIRTHDAY PROJECT WAS A SUCCESS AND HIMCHAN LOOKED SOOO SHOCKED AND LIKE HE WAS ABOUT TO CRY. PRETTY SURE, HE MISSED SOME OF HIS SINGING PARTS SINCE HE TOOK PICTURES OF US HOLDING THE SIGNS DURING CRASH. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO SING IN KOREAN BUT ENGLISH WORKED TOO. MIDWEST MOST DEFF REPRESENTED!! OVERALL~ EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING.
AFTER THE SHOW BONUS:
I wasn’t able to get a glimpse of BAP members leaving cuz the bus for the dancers and staff appeared blocking their van. I only saw when the black van left and no crazies chased after it. BUT~ I DID ENJOY CAT CALLING THE DANCERS xD That was sooo much fun especially in thinking of butchered korean pick up lines and by pick up lines, I mean: "OPPA, NEOMO SEXY~!" To the girl wearing a dress who I cat called with you were a lot of fun especially when they looked our way and we freaked out. The dancers liked it btw~ We talked to one of the security guys and he was impressed by how organized we were. Then Denny’s happened and it was overrun by BABYS. BABYS EVERYWHERE! We didn’t get back to our hotel until 2AM but it was AMAZING and I feel like I’ve officially turned into a fellow BABY, thank you to everyone!
P.S. I HATE JONGUP.