When DAY6 had me scurrying to and from terminals for a total of 4 hours in wait, I was admittedly frustrated, but there was little that could be done given the nonexistent updates from south of the border.
When ASTRO was scheduled to depart New York for their first tour stop in Canada, I had been certain that the sextet would arrive on a morning flight in preparation for their fanmeeting later the same day.
Well, I had been mistaken.
Again and again, the doors did not reveal any shred of K-pop charisma. My optimism gradually began to wither, and my appetite did rage.
A total of forty minutes after their reported landing - just around 3:20 pm - I caught a glimpse of Moonbin's face appear from the doors.
The MediaOne staff had made every attempt to converse with the fans beforehand, pleading them to allow the boys to pass such that they could reach rehearsal grounds as soon as possible. Volunteers served as barriers to block our movement.
(Word on the street is that the show started over one hour late.)
- Moonbin came out first. He appeared alert but clearly confused at the scene and the direction in which they were supposed to exit. His skin was bare beneath a black mask that had been partially yanked down, exposing his nose and several acne spots. Unlike Jinyoung, his glasses housed (prescription?) lenses.
- MJ, Sanha, and JinJin followed. While MJ and Eunwoo were dressed appropriately in multiple layers and down jackets, JinJin's excessively distressed denim and relatively thin streetwear-inspired ensemble said otherwise.
- Rocky was the member I barely recognized at all, for his face was almost entirely hidden from view inside a large hood and black mask.
- Eunwoo wore glasses with clear frames, though I didn't look particularly close at him and therefore cannot conclude whether there were lenses present.
The waiting process, though, was a little over 5 hours. And that's excluding my commute.