After a day of sightseeing and just arriving back from watching the musical "Chicago" (My attempt to make up for me and my brothers' lack of smtown Seoul tickets, womp womp) I was making a trip back to my hotel and came up to the hotels drive way. My brother and I then walked past a white van while rounding the hotel driveway when suddenly the van door opened and out popped a really attractive girl.
I couldn't tell who it was because her head was facing down and looking to step off of the van. THEN she looked up, I saw our one and only queen of aegyo, Sunny. Time seriously froze. My soul took a step back. I was in disbelief but was walking in the same direction since it was my hotel. I kept thinking this is unreal then finally manned up and uttered "Oh! Sunny-shi" she turned and responded really cutely with an "Annyeonghaseyo!" at that moment I felt like my soul flew back about five feet and I did an inner spazz (not noticeable to the public haha). I proceeded behind her through the rotating doors of my hotel. Once on the the other side she proceeded to a roped off section. I didn't follow her after we got in the lobby because I thought it would be somewhat rude. LOTS OF SELF RESTRAINT there believe me haha. Briskly coming down the stairs, I then saw Yuri looking somewhat lost. (the party was on the third floor but they only had access via the elevator and not the stairs (Yuri must've gone upstairs and realized it was the wrong way and came back down to where Sunny had gone, Reason why Yuri is awesome #21). (Also, all of this happened with no other fans around.)
(More after the photo!)
This was the SMtown After Party Marquee at my hotel. I snapped this between seeing Yuri and what immediately follows!
After a minute or so I came face to face with Seungmin from Super Junior while rounding a corner. I didn't remember his name though at the time so we kinda just did the awkward you go right, I go left thing which was cool. After that, the rest of Super Junior along with Kangta walked in with Jessica in the middle of them (What a BOSS). They were seriously rolling in while surrounding her as if they were her body guards! Sica's my bias, but I wasn't really able to approach her and with her entourage I didn't even get to say hi. Super sad but, moving on I then moved towards the reception desk and sat for a while trying to put together the situation I was in (I also managed to order some Goobne chicken haha!). Then, I saw f(x) and SHINee walk in. Krystal walked in first then came Key and Onew from SHINee. I saw Amber and Luna as well and said, "Yo, what's up Amber!" she looked back but I didn't get a response unfortunately. I'm sure Victoria, Taemin, and Jonghyun were there but I don't remember seeing them specifically. I didn't see Sulli and Minho but this was prime time for their drama and I don't believe they were at the concert either. (At this point a few more fans mostly supporting Super Junior were in the lobby as well.)
After that came the last bit of Soshi magic as Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, Yoona, BoA, and DBSK came in. Honestly though, all I focused on at that moment were Hyo, Yoong, and Sooyoung! Sooyoung was looking a bit tired after the concert but was dressed both elegantly and super comfortably in in an over-sized collared shirt. Hyo had her blonde hair waving off to the side and was laughing with the other members. Yoona was an absolute beauty to behold. I know a lot of people say this but, you really get astounded by her grace and beauty in real life. She had her hair in a pony tail and I vividly remember her walking in the lobby with SooYoung looking where to go (pony tail bouncing around while she looked around) then floating off to the other room. I'm not kidding it totally seemed like she was floating, oh Yoong.
Much later on, Exo-K and M came. By that time a lot of fans had come to the hotel lobby and were waiting for more artists to come in a kind of victory walk funnel. I was one of the only male fans so when I said, "Hey what's up." one of the Exo members looked right at me and said "What's Up" right back. At this point, all of the artists were in the after party and afterwards they slowly funneled out group by group. Sadly I missed Soshi coming out due to having to pick up that order of Goobne chicken I mentioned earlier (FAIL). But the artists departure was far more fleeting than each of their respective entrances to the hotel.
One thing though, I didn't see Taeyeon, Tiffany, or Seohyun enter the hotel which was the most disappointing thing (Aside from not being able to see the concert). Unless they were already in the hotel (Like Yuri was) when I walked in with Sunny, then they might have not come. Considering the missing members were TaeTiSeo I figured they may have had another schedule right after the concert.
That's about it, definitely a unique experience getting to see most of the girls, exchanging pleasantries with our energy pill Sunny, and seeing all of the SMtown artists. I'm just really happy that I had just come from the musical so luckily I was on my A game appearance wise. August 18th, 2012 most definitely an evening that I'll always remember!
Chigeumeun Seo Nyuh Shi Dae!
Edited by IceCaptain, 20 November 2012 - 06:53 AM.