MBC‘s Idol Sports Athletic Competition (ISAC) is a bi-annual sports festival where rookie and senior groups show off their athletic side to fans.
December 16 marked the filming for ISAC‘s 2020 Lunar New Year Special, and none of the groups were as relaxed this year as MONSTA X.
Hyungwon, Minhyuk, and I.M notably came late to the event, missing the press conference and strolling in leisurely during the warm up. They came directly from a flight after their Jingle Ball performance the day before.
They had a hard time finding MONBEBES as they turned off their lights sticks to nap while waiting for them to arrive.
The trio reportedly made their way to the opposite side of the stadium, asking the fancafe where their fans were seated.
Minhyuk: MONBEBE where are you?
I.M: We can’t find MONBEBE. We came to say hello but MONBEBE is not here 🙁
– MONSTA X
Their looks of happiness when they found their freshly-woken up MONBEBES was the best.
KYUN WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE MONBEBE’S WHEN THEY FINALLY FOUND THEM IM CRYING I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. pic.twitter.com/cYdl9RfO9g
— Salem/살렘🐰 (@cIownbebe) December 16, 2019
MONBEBES joked that MONSTA X was purposely trying to get banned from the show considering their late arrival, constant use of their cameras, and posting on social media, clear rules set by MBC.
MONSTA X attend ISAC to win: ❎
MONSTA X attend ISAC to get banned: ☑️
— Dee 🐝 Jooheon's bubble tea (@wonniebee) December 16, 2019
Considering how MONSTA X has a jam-packed schedule, the member’s desire to leave early was understandable, a sentiment MONBEBES shared by helping spread spoilers about the event to get them “banned”.
We gave spoilers so don’t call MONSTA X next time.
스포 다 했으니까 담에 몬엑 부르지마…
— 빛나는뀬💜 (@bnnk96) December 16, 2019
Minhyuk previously mentioned in an online broadcast that the group would attend ISAC only for a short time as they have a flight to catch soon after.
As a result, he freely told fans in the stadium to leave after their archery event.
MINHYUK KSJDKFJKS HE DEADASS TELLING MONBEBE TO DIP AFTER MX DO THEIR ARCHERY PART pic.twitter.com/pq5nLxBwja
— wonho’s | 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 (@monxvip) December 16, 2019
However, even without any practice, Minhyuk, I.M, and Hyungwon scored well enough to make it to the finals.
Minhyuk was apologetic after they won the preliminary round as fans would have to wait a little longer before going home.
minhyuk earlier told mbbs to go home right after archery but now that they won, he asked mbbs to wait a little longer 😂 pic.twitter.com/EGhno9BcKo
— 🔕 (@514memories) December 16, 2019
mx plotting mx finding out
how to leave they got into finals
ISAC early https://t.co/dOYN47KRXG
— V ♡ (@jookyunned) December 16, 2019
The trio left right after the finals to catch their flight to Japan.
MONBEBES were thankful for their hard work, wishing they could somehow find the time to rest after coming from straight schedules.
Monsta x still got 2nd place despite their busy sched, long flight, no rest and even have to catch flight to jpn after isac OMG I STAN KINGS!!! CONGRATS BOYS @OfficialMonstaX 🎉🎉 U GUYS DID SO WELL 👍🏼😘 ILY ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bsJFzfCNoT
— OT7 (@dee_mbb) December 16, 2019
MBC’s Idol Sports Athletic Competition (ISAC) will be aired on January 25 and 26, 2020.