SEVENTEEN is scheduled to perform as one of the acts of KCON Los Angeles on August 18.
While fans were barely keeping themselves together due to excitement, news suddenly broke out that main dancer, choreographer, and integral member Hoshi was missing.
— dinar 배우 이석민 (@sokkuminhui) August 19, 2019
He even began trending on Twitter worldwide right away.
— 원쉬시 [s/h] (@ohmyjww) August 19, 2019
CARATS were shocked at how he was able to disappear in a venue as packed as the Staples Center.
WHY IS SOONYOUNG LITERALLY RUNNING AROUND THE STAPLES CENTER AND NO ONE CAN FIND HIM????? IS HE OKAY????? DID THEY FIND HIM YET????? WHO JUST LET HIM RUN OFF FAR ENOUGH THAT THEY LOST HIM????? WHERE CAN YOU EVEN RUN OFF TO IN THE STAPLES CENTER AS SOONYOUNG AND NOT BE FOUND?????? pic.twitter.com/8hCbwdwsSX
— bae jinyoung (@sanbloom) August 19, 2019
The reason for his running out was actually very simple: Hoshi was thirsty.
OK SO A STAFF APPROACHED US LIKE A MIN AGO AND ASKED IF WE SAW HOSHI AND SAID 'HE RAN OUT HE SAID HE WAS THIRSTY' AND HE LOOKED SO FUCKING STRESSED THAT HE HAD TO RESORT TO ASKING ANYONE HOLDING DRINKS . MAN I HOPE THEY FIND HIM
— 🧚♀️ #HIT KCON LA!!!!!!! (@chewinghosh) August 19, 2019
Omg why this is so funny😂 Hoshi, you better be back as soon as you find any drink. Imagine him being lost in a crowd of people. Carats who find him should guide him back to the staff before he gets lost again😂 #findinghoshi @pledis_17
— STREAM HIT! (@Zoey_AlviaS) August 19, 2019
Kwon soonyoung being kwon soonyoung again 😂😂 pledis & kcon staff are stressed out looking for MISSING HOSHI 😝 he ran out because he is THRISTY 🐹🐯
Kcon new sudden agenda : #findinghoshi begin . . . @pledis_17#세븐틴 #KCON19LA
— 🎀 ʜᴏꜱʜɪ (｡` з ´｡) ᴍʏ Qᴜᴇʀᴇɴᴄɪᴀ 🎀 (@eaph92) August 19, 2019
The staff were noticeably stressed with the situation, most likely because Hoshi was one of the hosts of the event.
— 슈아’𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝘆 🍰 (@shuailormoon) August 19, 2019
Despite their worry, CARATS couldn’t let the opportunity to poke fun at Hoshi’s situation pass.
If you see this guy please communicate with @pledis_17 They lost him at #KCON19LA area. He's kwon soonyoung, he's 176cm, 23 years old and his bloodtype is B. If you find him GIVE HIM WATER THANK YOU#whereishoshi #findinghoshi pic.twitter.com/IvtvJDPsFY
— 세레나 (@MissHugsSerena) August 19, 2019
staff: please help us find hoshi he ran off 💔💔
carats: omg okay
carats, logging onto twitter: IFJSHDJSBD HOSHI RAN AWAY LMAOSKDJSJ HE SAID HE WAS THIRSTY #FINDINGHOSHI
— mi ෆ 정한 (@eIeghant) August 19, 2019
this is so funny other fandoms r like "omfgndksjdjdnndd look at them !!! theyre gonna rock the stage !!!!! everyone's gonna leave part of the fandom tonight" and then carats are deadass on twt like "#findinghoshi the bithc wanted water"
— its so lit (@ilovegyu3000) August 19, 2019
They even likened him to the PIXAR movie “Finding Dory.”
— [17's Sany] (@yabbaysany) August 19, 2019
Fans were able to envision what the other member’s reactions would be.
pledis staff: i lost hoshi
seokmin: this calls for drastic measures
seokmin: *clears throat* JIHOON HYUNG SAID HE NEEDS A HUG RIGHT NOW
hoshi: [from across the room] HUG JIHOON?? I'M COMING—
— ´🐶🐱 (@eymeanie) August 19, 2019
They were sure this is what Hoshi looked like returning from finding his water.
— phi 🌱🧚🏼♀️✨ (@woahyuck) August 19, 2019
Hoshi eventually made it on stage after an hour of being missing in action.
— mi원💜 (@mi_won17) August 19, 2019
Everyone is just happy he’s found!