For the last couple of days, folks around the Idolsphere have been quite concerned regarding the whereabouts of BiS member Momo, who had disappeared from public view after apparently being seen getting on an airplane. Because it’s BiS and therefore WACK, and because it’s potentially serious business, I wasn’t going to immediately suspend justifiable disbelief and run with it, but it turns out that Momo did in fact go AWOL, and has in fact withdrawn from the group:
Fatigue. Understandable. Good luck to you, Momo!
There was a time, maybe about six or so months ago, when I would’ve considered new members of BiS to be an almost sacred development — you, young lady/ies, is/are stepping into a legendary space, and you need to respect it and work hard and live up to a legacy blah blah blah.
Finally having had a chance to witness the workings of WACK in the post-Yokohama era, I feel pretty confident in saying that, past importance and contributions aside, BiS may be a little wackier (/dying) than other idol groups, but that aura is reduced to maybe a light magenta now instead of the fiery blazing red that I always associated with them.
Anyway, the way that membership is handled is a big part of that, as for instance these two newbies were kind of randomly tacked on for reasons unknown to me after the auditions and exhibition last week plus change, and now they’re official enough to be on Twitter: