Your girl Mogwai is totally salty about EXO breaking their tradition of performing in Singapore in the first quarter of the year. My life has gone steadily downhill after the last EXO concert in Singapore back in 2018. Yes, EXplOration is a thing that’s happening at the moment but I’m not there, am I? Plus, something in my jellies tells me that they’re not going to come back. Then there’s the fact that two EXO members (boys, blink twice if you’re in trouble) are in the South Korean military for the foreseeable future. Since I miss those dumbasses, I’m going to relive their last concert here in Singapore and whine.
Reliving the EXO Concert
Life in the mosh pit of a concert is vastly different from the seats – I mean, this is pretty obvious. But I’ve always been a vertically-challenged individual who prefers to avoid physical harm being inflicted upon my person or other potentially fatal situations, such as a stampede. So I had never actually experienced this difference for myself. This EXO concert was my first time in the pit. Ever. AND IT WAS GREAT! Being in the pit gave me two of the best moments of my life:
Best Moment of My Life #1
First, there was one particularly memorable moment when I was shouldered and punched as if I were in some kind of brutal cage fight. But by god was it also one of the best moments of my entire life (which is a little sad). Because I’m 100% convinced that EXO Chen saw me waving a fan with his name on it. I’m sure of it. I won’t let anyone take this away from me. Not even God. Not even when I finally leave this pitiful earth and take my rightful place burning in hell to the bass-boosted sound of EXO’s worst title track on repeat (it’s Wolf).
It happened during the segment where EXO threw autographed balls into the crowd. Chen was facing the section I was in when I could’ve sworn that his vision was locked directly onto my fan. Not unlike the way Iron Man’s helmet locks onto a target. And then, he threw a ball right at me. RIGHT. AT. ME. Because my hand-eye coordination is abysmal and my reflexes are practically nonexistent, I never caught the ball. Meanwhile, others around me dived for that little sphere of doom, putting piranhas to shame, which meant that your girl Mogwai was instantly attacked within an inch of her life. In short, Chen almost resulted in my premature death and I’m thanking him for it.
Best Moment of My Life #2
The first moment alone would’ve made the entire EXO concert experience for me. The powers that be, though, decided to bless me once more at the very end. I still don’t know how it happened, but somehow, I found myself extremely close to the barrier that separated us from the stage. I was so close that, had I possessed a few more inches of height, I would’ve been clearly visible to all of EXO and their dancers. As it were, I’m an Asian Hobbit, so all I could do was raise both of my arms up as high as I could for an impressively long period of time. Truly, the wonders of adrenaline.
Everything happened so fast, I could barely take everything in all at once so I had no video footage but there’s some weak evidence that Chen might have sent a finger heart in my direction (see picture above), as grainy as it is. Again, no one can take this moment away from me. Don’t tell me it was a trick of light or that he was looking at someone else. Please don’t do that.
The Eternal Post EXO Concert Crash
Fast forward about a year later and there is still no news of them planning what used to be their annual return to Singapore’s shores. Just me waiting like the clown that I am while doing a poor job of pretending as if all the subunits and solos coming out of the woodwork are the same. I know I’m being ungrateful. At least they haven’t been thrown into a dungeon with oxygen supply, bare minimum sustenance, protein shakes, and a toilet that barely works or something.
In some ways, EXO-Ls can at least enjoy the remainder of the group performing their best song to date (which is Gravity, I will accept neither feedback nor constructive criticism). Most of us have to rely on those who are fortunate enough to be able to attend the concert in person but it’s still tons better than many other K-pop fans whose faves are nowhere to be found. I should know, I’m a MeU who might have gotten way too emotional when Krystal and Amber surprised Luna at her concert. I’m also a Star1 who can’t seem to get into the former SISTAR ladies’ respective solos no matter how hard I try. But I miss EXO too.
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