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 weren’t 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.)
There’s 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. can’t. go.
Maybe the concert is on a weekday, and you can’t get out of school or work…
“Come on, just for one day, pleeeaase??”
Or maybe you’re short on funds and can’t afford the ticket and/or travel…
Whatever the reason may be, you can’t go to the concert — and it freaking SUCKS.
(Actually, cry a lot.)
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 you’re 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, you’re already putting them in your eyes:
Fancams are great, but you’ll 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 couldn’t? 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.