hi omona 🙋🏻 it is I, resident Spica stan, finally back with an OT5PICA update after 84 years!
how the reunion came about: Bohyung and Jiwon were guests on H.O.T's Tony Ahn and Lee Jae Won's bar talk program Talk! Live on 4th April, and the PDs reached out to Boa, Sihyun and Narae to appear as a surprise :) videos of the OT5 surprise (done in the BEST way) and some translated anecdotes after the cut! (they also had snacks and alcohol and reminisced and had a surprise cake for birthday girl Jiwon 🎂 it was a lovely night of surprises 🥰)
(skip to 1:20 for the surprise 🥰)
full stream (no subs)
OT5 Tonight ft. some backstage scenes of the 3 before they appeared
[You Dont Love Me]
OT5 YDLM ft. both main vocals forgetting their lyrics
[Bohyung - Howl Howl]Bohyung - Howl Howl ft. adoring unnies
[Bohyung - Rehab cover]
Bohyung - a cappella Rehab
[🌈we stan an LGBTQ fashion icon🌈]
she also had rainbow nails 😍 she really did THAT
wait is Boa also wearing the Burberry LGBT shirt inside the Balenciaga pride jacket??— ^•ﻌ•^ฅ (@hangboxes) April 3, 2019
I have never been prouder to call Kim Boa my ult 🏳️🌈💜🥰 pic.twitter.com/X0cGTeZjjM
[will Spica reunite for real? ft. lots of wise words from Kim Boa]some (paraphrased) excerpts from @Spica_Tweets' translation thread
[before the surprise appearance]
*they ended up not meeting again due to schedule conflicts
[after the surprise appearance]
BH: No, I completely didn't expect this.
NR: We knew Bohyung wouldn't suspect it, but we thought that Jiwon suspected it and acted like she didn't know. It doesn't make sense that you wouldn't notice! Bohyung cried...
Boa: Yes, but I knew she would cry.
[on meeting up]
Boa: [shows tattoos on her arms, timestamp here]
SH: Weren't you afraid of getting found out by your dad?
Boa: Yes, I thought I would get killed by him.
SH: You still haven't been caught by him?
Boa: He knows... He was just staring at my arms, and he was like, "Ah okay..." I always tried to wear long-sleeved outfits when I went back to my hometown, but once I unintentionally rolled up my sleeves because it was too hot. My grandmother stared at my arms and asked [calmly], "Will the colour fade and disappear?"
Boa: But I don't think we get tattoos with the intention of removing them eventually, but to keep them. And I think when people of our age get old, the number of people with tattoos will be more than those without tattoos. I mean that in our generation, there will be lots of old men and women with tattoos.
[on a Spica reunion]
Boa: Can I be honest? I want to, and I will do it for sure, but... We were in a group, and now we're walking on our own paths. No matter what individual directions we're going in, we should wait until we've climbed up to a certain position... [NR: I agree.] ...So people will think, "Ah, they really have amazing lives." But if we reunite while we're in a mess, people will think that we're only doing it just to make a living, and I'm worried that I'll see such comments. I'm not saying that we have to wait until we all achieve great success individually, but if we reunite after we have made certain developments, it'll be better.
[on feelings of inadequacy]
SH: I always think that I'm not good enough. No matter where I go, I hear people saying Spica is a group that can sing very well. Of course I feel thankful for this, but I think I really don't have the talents that deserve these comments.
Boa: Absolutely not, but if you really have these thoughts popping up in your head, then just go and practise.
SH: If I don't have any development, actually... As the oldest member I always tried to practise the most and tried not to hold the team back. If I want to show respect towards my members, I should work hard and improve. It's one of the things I really feel regret about.
LJW: What did you regret the most during that period?
SH: It's not really a regret, but I feel like I was too rushed. Because I had a long trainee period, I felt so thankful to have members who could cover my inadequacies... Ah I think I'm going to cry... Actually when we were backstage and I heard Bohyung saying she wants to be together again, I was so...
Boa: Me too, I nearly burst into tears...
SH: Anyway, instead of regret, I think I should have enjoyed our stages more. I was too anxious to achieve our targets at the time.
SH: Now I feel like Spica is my ex-boyfriend, and I can only remember the beautiful moments.
Boa: Sorry, but I don't love you.
SH: It's okay, I love you.
Boa: I'm the leader, but I feel like I'm an inadequate leader, and so I feel sorry towards my members.
Tony: In what aspect do you feel you're inadequate?
Boa: I think I should have held them tighter or kept them together better. To be honest, I think sometimes they were out of control. And when I couldn't control them well, I thought, "Ah, they don't listen to me because I'm not reliable enough." Even now, looking back, I still think that I wasn't qualified to be a leader.
BH: Actually Boa unnie is a big reason people called us a talented group.
SH: Of course! Idol groups usually have vocal lessons, but we never did because we had Boa.
BH: Boa unnie leads us very well, for real!
sources: KXX KVOXZZ, SMCCCLAB YouTube (full, Tonight, YDLM, Howl Howl, Rehab), @Spica_Tweets (translation thread), @hangboxes (yours truly), @sm_ccc_lab instagram
I don't know how many Spica fans there still are on omona (or if the newer members even know them 🥺) to cry happy tears about this OT5PICA reunion with me, but can we at least appreciate Boa's Pride outfit together 😍🥰🌈