LOL I like how you all love Boyfriend.
I love Boyfriend to the point of crazy, but I am not delusional. I admit that Boyfriend is not as good as, say, Infinite or some other groups. But I don't like to compare things because it's not fair. Boyfriend has their own charm, and that what matters,
My story with Boyfriend is kinda long.
I first knew Boyfriend when they released Boyfriend MV in May 2011. I was impressed because the MV was clean cut and well done, compare to any rookies who debuted before 2006. To me, that was impressive for a new boyband with such young members. After that, I had on and off relationship with Kpop due to real life, but I liked their performances for You & I.
Since August 2011, I had the hardest 3 months in my entire life. And those were the days when I said to myself, it was IMPOSSIBLE for me to go through this. I wish someone could save me so I could rest because I was so tired physically and mentally. Yet I believe in God, and I don’t care if you don’t believe in God, but my God made miracles. I’ve seen too many miracle NOT to believe in God. Accidentally I bumped into a friend, who later helped me. And I watched things get better in a miraculous way. Everything happened to my favor. In a hard, imperfect and difficult way, but everything was done in time.
In the middle of it, I kind of stopped listening to Kpop (I like Kpop since December 2004), but I still checked out and read the headlines of Allkpop.com. I watched the MV teaser of Boyfriend’s upcoming single, Don’t Touch My Girl. Kwangmin shed a tear, but trying to smile at the same time. Somehow I felt that way too. I decided to watch Boyfriend comeback. I liked the song, the MV and the whole comeback concept. The song really pumped up my spirit with the sweet and cheerful tune. But then I found out that the lyric is sad. The bitter sweet feelings from the song made me love them more. After that it seemed that the song Don’t Touch My Girl cheered me up every day. Then I fell in love with Boyfriend. Not by their looks, but with their simple and natural characteristic. I was so used to SM idols (I was a big fan of TXVQ & SHINee), and these boys from a small agency seemed so different and less glamorous.
As I watched M!Pick that documented their debut days, I learnt that they had a tough time with their debut. Youngmin cried because he was mad at himself for not getting the dance step correctly. When I watched the other 5 members’ expression watching him cried, my heart cringed. Life is hard. Even if outside everything seems sparkling and glamour, only you yourself know what happens behind the scenes. All you can do is endure it and keep doing your best.
Back then, I hadn’t learnt all their names yet. Back then I knew nothing about these 6 boys. But they were there, cheering me up with everything they do. The song Don’t Touch My Girl was played about 50+ times every day. And I had no one to spazz with, so it was just me & Boyfriend. After that, my life picked up and everything started to get better. Even now, no matter how hard my work is, I love my life now. I love the me now. And now I have many Bestfriends as my good friends.
Without Boyfriend and Don’t Touch My Girl, I would have drown in negativity and just wanted to give up in life. That’s why I love Boyfriend with all my heart. I know Boyfriend is not as talented or popular as any group you want to compare them with. I know and I won’t try to be delusional and say that Boyfriend is the best group in kpop (although they did win a few awards). To me, Boyfriend is my one and only, because it’s personal. If people ask me why I love Boyfriend so much, I will answer: “They saved my life.”
Oh, and I managed to convert my best friend in real life to like Boyfriend, well... she likes Donghyun only hahaha better than nothing