Firstly, I would like to dedicate this post to @SketchbooksID, the biggest Crayon Pop fans community in Indonesia ^^
It started a week before the Asian Dream Cup (ADC) in Jakarta. There was suddenly news that Crayon Pop would join ADC and of course all of SketchbooksID (SKID) were panicking because it was too sudden. We had a meeting at the Blok M plaza where there’s a dancing game machine called Danz Base which has Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar”. During the time we played, we were able to finish the banner design and decide on the presents that we wanted to give Crayon Pop.
I dressed nicely and prepared all the gifts and banners. Didn’t forget to bring the power bank and made sure that the mobile phone was at full battery. We gathered at a chicken restaurant at 2PM (put your hands up!!). One by one, we gathered. About an hour before Crayon Pop’s arrival, we had almost 20 fans gathered. We stayed at the exit door and took several pictures with our banner. We got ready to greet Crayon Pop but the problem was we didn’t know which gate Crayon Pop would come out of. After asking for information, we found out that there were two exit doors for the flight so we split into two teams. This is one of the things we were not really prepared for.
I think around 4.30pm, Crayon Pop suddenly popped out. A few minutes before, I told my friends not to scream too loud when they see Crayon Pop but of course we couldn’t contain our emotions. ^^ So there were loud screams after we saw them. ^^ Yeah, I screamed too of course! Hahahaha! Some of us asked for handshakes, some wanted autographs, and of course some wanted to take a picture together. I called my friends who were waiting at the other exit door and after that, I didn’t care what happened. ^^ I even left my bag on the floor just like that (thanks to Apieth’s family for taking care of my bag). I ran out to the front door, took out my marker and asked them one by one to sign my training suit.
I think everything happened very quickly because they were in a hurry. Crayon Pop staff asked us not to disturb them several times but even Crayon Pop didn’t care about that, especially Ellin. Just like in the video, the staff wanted Ellin to walk faster but Ellin posed and took pictures with fans. They were late, I think, so they couldn’t do a fan meeting like they do in Korea. I don’t know if we’re lucky or not actually. Not lucky because there wasn’t much time but lucky because in that little time, almost all of us got what we wanted. We took pictures, got autographs, and gave our gifts to them. We spread our banner and when Geummi and Ellin saw it, they called Soyul and the twins to take a picture with our banner. I heard Geummi say, “Let’s take a picture (with the banner) just once.” Crayon Pop didn’t want our banner to go to waste.
While they crossed the airport road to get to the car, they still paused and waved at us. I did a shooting big heart move and Geummi replied with it too hehe ^^ They got into the car but we can see from their shadows that they laughed and were happy when they saw us. Ellin opened the car window so we can see them more clearly. With their sexy and cute laughter, they waved and laughed to us. We kept chanting “Pop Pop C-ray-yon Pop” over and over. Some of us did the jumping dance and waved. Everything went by so fast but in the five minutes, we could see that Crayon Pop is different from other idols. When I told the story to my friends, they all said, “They are so nice; I hope my idols are like that but chances are it will never happen. I envy you.”
After Crayon Pop left, we kept talking about how kind they are. We kept talking about our experience with Crayon Pop and if we kept talking, a whole day wouldn’t be enough time. ^^ We had to quickly get to Stadium Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) because it was already 5pm and the traffic is really awful hahaha! That’s why Crayon Pop left in a hurry, one hour is not enough time to get from the airport to GBK.
Do you all know what time we arrived at GBK? Around 7, it took almost 2 hours because of traffic and the game was already in the second half. Most of us sat at the tribune area. We could see Crayon Pop from afar and yeah we enjoyed the game. We enjoyed Lee KwangSoo running around only to get the crowd cheering XD and of course we enjoyed Crayon Pop’s performance ^^
This is the most regretful thing for us. We searched for information about when Crayon Pop will go back to Korea but came up with no results. There was no reliable information. We already knew that there are three flights to Korea on Tuesday: 7:30AM, 10PM and 11PM. We thought that Crayon Pop would have had a game with the Running Man members on Tuesday so we thought there was no possibility for the 7:30am flight but there were no pictures of Crayon Pop at Taman Safari. We started to get anxious but were still thinking positively. Maybe Crayon Pop was inside Taman Safari and playing as a Mission deliverer but after asking here and there, there was news that Crayon Pop were already back in Korea. WE…WERE…SO…ah, I don’t know how to describe our feelings. We felt like we failed Crayon Pop fans…but we could do nothing…we can just be satisfied with our 5 minutes meeting.
But still, we are happy to meet Crayon Pop at the Airport. We all got to see Crayon Pop and feel Crayon Pop’s love for us, their fans. Crayon Pop, please come again to Indonesia and we will sing, dance, and party with you ^^ <3