While cleaning my room I came upon my vast collection of pins. Amongst the many pins some with emblazoned clever slogans, anime & video characters, band logos, pictures, etc… when I came upon a pin I received as a prize way back in 2009….you guessed it a SHINee pin. I’m surprised I still had it after all these years.
While at a anime convention back in ’09 I decided to go a K-pop panel to meet some k-pop fans, watch kpop videos and have some non anime fun. I ended up being one of the winners of the contest and was able to select a prize! Unfortunately after the panel ended the other winners rushed the prize table claiming the “best items” leaving a lonely pin behind. The young woman behind the table smiled and sweetly said “Well you can have a SHINee pin!” I gladly accepted the pin even though SHINee was not well known as were only about a year old (because as you read in my previous SHINee memory I liked them).
As you see I still have that pin! Just to think no one wanted this pin 9 years ago and look how far they have come and well known they are now after 10 years! I’m glad to have a piece of memorabilia before they were famous.
If I were to go to the table now I can guarantee a SHINee pin would not be left behind!
Do you have a favorite item of SHINee?
p.s. Is there anyone who was there for this K-pop panel at Nekocon in 09?