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WBW: 20 Signs You're An Old School K-pop Fan

June 12, 2013 @ 2:23 pm
by miketastic
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Are you an old school K-pop fan like me, the Uncle Fan? If so, here's 20 things that you can most likely relate to!


1. Group names like H.O.T, Roo'ra, S.E.S, UP, Fin.K.L, g.o.d, T.T.Ma, Baby V.O.X, R.ef, 1TYM, UN, NRG, M.I.L.K, Swi-T, Cleo, Kola, and Click-B actually makes sense to you.

 



 


2. There was that one friend who said BoA was going to be really hot in 10 years when she first debuted in 2000 and everyone called him a pervert (byuntae)... that is until BoA became really hot 10 years later.

 




 

 



 

 

 

3. You remember thinking, "A 13-member group called 'Super Junior'?! That'll NEVER work!" *Shaking head*

 




 

 

 

4. Nothing any boy band wears will ever surprise you because you grew up in the J.Y. Park era.

 




 

 

 

5. VHS tapes of 'Gayo Top 10' that should have been returned 15 years ago can still be found somewhere in your parent's basement...

 




 

 

 

6.  ...because you forgot to return them while making copies for friends connecting together two VHS players, recording in the best quality SP mode so that everyone could memorize the dances and perform them at your high school's Culture Night performance.

 




 

 


7. 'Propose', 'Tomato', 'Wedding Dress', and 'Mr. Q'; or as you call them, the Kim Hee Sun home run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. You wish all of your iPhone videos could look like those old Korean music shows with the spinning cameras, random angles, and crazy filters.

 

 

 

9. The secret to making mix tapes was leaving just enough time between songs so that the cassette tape wouldn't switch over mid-song.

 



 

 

 

10. You knew a guy who looked exactly like this:

 




 

 

... With a hairstyle featuring the one long bang to the side.




 

 

 

11. You knew a girl who looked exactly like this:

 




 

 

... Featuring the "antenna style".

 



 

 

 

12. The local Korean pharmacy was an amazing wonderland where you went to pick up prescription medicines, Bacchus, a wooden back scratcher, and postcards of Hyori to tape to the inside of your locker.

 



 

 

 

13. You remember when noraebangs (karaoke) were nothing more than glorified closets with an old CRT TV and a disco ball with terrible wallpaper...

 



 

 


14. ... And the controller didn't look like some kind of mobile scanning device from the Starship Enterprise.

 



 

 

15. You have a library of old K-pop CD's all neatly arranged in one of those organizer binder things but you refuse to get rid of them even though you have all of them as MP3 files.

 



 

 


16. "Forever" by Ahn Jae Wook is still the coolest song from a Korean drama... ever.


 

 

17. "Too Heaven" by Jo Sung Mo is still the coolest music video... ever.

 

 

 

18.  "We are the Future" by H.O.T is still the coolest dance... ever.

 


19. You still haven't fully forgiven Lee Soo Man for the break-up of H.O.T.





 


 

20. You still refer to K-pop as "gayo".

 



 

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toby7ten
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

I had the YSJ long bang. HaHa

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aishapartygirl
· Posted July 31, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

Im an avid H.O.T fan and you're right until now I still hate Lee Soo Man and because of that I avoid becoming a die hard fan of any SM Entertainment artist. Sorry but it still hurts (H.O.T disbandment), I felt that it this happened to H.O.T and TVQX, it will might happen to new groups that are under their company.

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lalalalololo
· Posted June 23, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

I guess im not an old school kpop fan except for that boa fact. XD i rmb listening to her songs when i was 8/9 yrs old and sharing money with my sis to buy her albums. although im not a fan now though .. but shes cool 

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Dantes
· Posted June 18, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

JYP pants.... EPIC !!!

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PikaHyunnie
· Posted June 15, 2013 @ 7:40 am

OMG THE JYP PANTS TOTALLY CRACKED ME UP XD Heh I have none of these signs except 11 because of Reply 1997! :D

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jessstanleytho
· Posted June 15, 2013 @ 7:22 am

jyp pants... omg

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takaokim
· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 5:49 am

BoA is amazing, sh'e talented and gorgeous~!

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takaokim
· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 5:49 am

Ahah those pants XD

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everlastingme
· Posted June 14, 2013 @ 3:21 am

im not an old school~ llmaoo jyp's pants

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supernerd
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

I don't think I am old school but I was raised with most of everything on this list. Puahahaha!
But yes! I have to agree that "Forever" by Ahn Jae Wook is still the coolest song from a Korean drama... ever. EVER! Hahahaha. && "We are the Future" by H.O.T is still the coolest dance... ever. Hahahaha. The ridiculous lip singing! Hahah awhhh, I lovee it. LMAOO
ALLKPOP FORGOT 1TYM BTW!!! :))

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laden-dapdapig
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

Woah! I only knew number one! That means, I'm not yet an old school Kpop fan right? xD

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OhEmGee
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

LMFAO. i agreed with everything untill JYP . LOL those pants. only you. 

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jessstanleytho
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

omg... Suju looked so ridiculous... but JYP ... omg.... what are you wearing... 

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firephoenix0013
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

Can you even call those things JYP is wearing pants?  It looks like a trash can bag....

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hayoungxxx
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

im not a old kpop fan but i actually know all this stuff...... and omg jyp pants  X-X

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taecsmybaby
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

Hmmm, i'm only 16...so it's not really bad if I don't know a lot of these people, but I do know H.O.T,G.O.D,Sech Skies, Fin.kl, S.E.S and i've heard of Click B.

That's pretty good for a 16 year old Kpop fan :D


 

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sanciine
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 11:34 am

Forever laughing at JYP's plastic pant hahahahaha

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kimjj
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 11:28 am

ok I'm definitely not an old school k-pop fan... 

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thaovycaophan
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 11:22 am

Well, I'm not an old school K-pop fan :p

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hissana
· Posted June 13, 2013 @ 11:22 am

ahh i'm not oldschool k-pop fan but i know some older groups too, actually who doesn't know H.O.T?! :D