The internet and social media make FOMO — fear of missing out — all too real. Are your friends hanging out without you? Is there a party going on that you werent invited to? Will you miss out on something amazing — a crazy good deal? a celebrity sighting? — if you stay at home tonight?
Now multiply those anxious feelings of FOMO when you add K-pop concerts into the mix. (Not that a concert announcement could ever in a million years go unnoticed by you.)
Theres that initial rush of excitement when you hear that your favorite K-pop group is going to have a concert soon, maybe even somewhere relatively close to where you live…
and then the crushing realization that you. cant. go.
Maybe the concert is on a weekday, and you cant get out of school or work…
Come on, just for one day, pleeeaase??
Or maybe youre short on funds and cant afford the ticket and/or travel…
Whatever the reason may be, you cant go to the concert — and it freaking SUCKS.
Any time someone brings it up, you may or may not make this face at them:
You try not to pay attention as the rest of the fandom eagerly counts down to the concert:
Perhaps you funnel your FOMO feelings into food:
And youre left to wait with bated breath for the fancams to go online:
You can bet that the second any pictures or videos hit the interwebs, youre already putting them in your eyes:
Fancams are great, but youll never stop dreaming that one day you, too, will get to see this:
in front of your own eyes.
Soompiers, is there a K-pop concert that you were DYING to see — but couldnt? Share your FOMO feels in the comments!
minjiya can usually be found writing in a cafe, blasting K-pop dance tunes to motivate herself through long runs outside, or plotting her escape from the midwest. Say hello/send her a gif on Twitter @yaminjiya.