Boa’s “Eat You Up” single has been out for a month or so but hasn’t received any air time on the US radios. I’ve heard maybe 2 accounts of this happening but that’s just not enough. So I did what any devoted fangirl would do and tried to promote her.
One of the biggest pop radio stations in the NYC area is z100. Their website allows you to chat with other listeners and the DJ as well as listen to the current music playing. So I thought maybe If I bring up her name casually in this chat, some of these people may have already heard about BoA. Wait, maybe I can even request the song to be played! Well, not really.
At first the people in the chat were rude by not even acknowledging my existence. I used to think “hello” and “whats up” was a good way to get someone to notice you but I guess I was wrong. After someone had realized that I was indeed living. I casually brought up BoA and asked if her song has been played that day yet. The response I received was silence. After 3-5 mins of awkwardness someone finally came out and asked who BoA was. I gave it a second hoping someone else would respond with something positive like “oh yeah I’ve heard of her” but instead I get “some random Asian girl”. Out of this whole chat room and weeks of releasing this single and rumored air time on this exact station only 1 person can acknowledge BoA as some random Asian girl?
OK. Maybe it’s not they’re fault. So maybe there just hasn’t been enough promotion going around but never fear the informing fangirl is here. So after going through Korean Wave 101 with this group and mention BoA several times, the DJ in the room still replies “wtf is a boa? Bank of America?”. Now I know I don’t want to be a teacher because obviously no one will listen to my juicy lectures on k-pop and all its goodness. However the devoted fangirl still continues, for several minutes I must add.
But wait! *Gasp* ! That background music during this CM playing right now sounds oddly familiar. Could it be? Oh but it is! After about an hour of me going on about this pop diva a 10 sec CM is played on the radio. It consisted of an announcer saying that BoA is an international star now coming to the US with her new single “Eat You Up” and is available at the iTunes store.
I guess the chat room and DJ got tired of me babbbling about BoA so he decided to push the button for the CM. However these fools don’t know what fangirls can do. A simple CM isn’t going to shut me up. Not until you play the song! Even though it didn’t happen I still stayed in the chat and gave it my all. Who knows maybe the song will be playing on radios more frequently sooner then we think.