IU‘s alter ego Lee Ji Dong once again made a YouTube appearance to attempt to buy tickets to her 2022 The Golden Hour: Under the Orange Sun concert. Fans who follow her channel may remember she tried the same feat in 2019 with poor results. This time, however, the K-Pop superstar came better equipped with an ad blocker and preprepared money. She also had a clear game plan and reminders not to waste time.
Lee Ji Dong also had a strong motive for succeeding this time around since the CEO of her company promised anyone who secured tickets a guaranteed promotion! For a junior-level employee like her, it was a golden opportunity.
Ever considerate of her fans, IU also included a presentation listing her tips and tricks for beating the system and acquiring tickets.
Among her tips included organizing one’s computer beforehand, unblocking pop-ups so that the ticket reservation window immediately appears, setting the keyboard to English, and not becoming greedy for specific seats that will likely sell out quickly. Hilariously, her last tip for fans was based on an article she saw which said chanting “Taemin, Taemin, Taemin” would guarantee tickets! For good measure, she decided to chant both “Taemin, Taemin, Taemin” and “IU, IU, IU.”
Finally, the time came for her to try and book seats for the concert. She was stressed right from the start, which is undoubtedly how the other tens of thousands of fans waiting felt as well.
Sadly, just like before, she was placed extremely far back on the waitlist. Her number was 24731st in the queue!
It seemed like history was doomed to repeat itself, but this was a new and improved Lee Ji Dong. She decided to stick to it and eventually was able to buy herself not just 1 but 3 tickets!
Her confidence level was through the roof as she bragged to all the other employees. With the promotion secured, she strutted out of the office with all the swagger in the world.
Check out the full video below.