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OG K-Pop Group Below Large Hearth For “The Worst” Live performance

Followers who attended have taken to the web, sharing their disappointing experiences.

Celebrating 25 years collectively, first-generation K-Pop group g.o.d has been on tour since November, performing in three cities round South Korea for his or her long-time followers.

g.o.d | Interpark

On December 23 (KST), g.o.d followers reported to EXCO for the primary night time of the Daegu leg of the tour. Regardless of the joy to see the “OG K-Pop kings,” nonetheless, the followers confronted hardship after hardship…

Daegu EXCO | Herald Corp

…which the group and its live performance preparation workforce at the moment are being blamed for.

For one, followers who attended the live performance known as out the two-hour wait exterior within the freezing chilly. Stating that Daegu noticed temperatures dip -8 levels under zero (celsius), followers criticized the dearth of consideration—although EXCO later defined that the within ready areas had been occupied attributable to different occasions booked on the venue.

Daegu temperatures in celsius. | theqoo

As well as, followers didn’t have sufficient lockers to retailer their private belongings, together with their thick-padded winter coats. This later led to followers crowding and overheating contained in the venue, with some even passing out from the suffocation.

| DC Inside

[People Are Struggling In The Standing Section]

Somebody shouted for assist and the guards went working over. T-T

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  • Yeah. I heard a handful of requires assist, too. This can be a repeat of the Seoul live performance nightmare.
  • Terrified… T-T
  • I don’t know the way A Part was. However B Part was packed too full, so the fences needed to be moved again. TWICE. It was so crowded. I noticed lots of people leaving mid-concert.

Followers additionally voiced sturdy dissatisfaction with the group promoting “Standing Part” tickets situated proper in entrance of the seated sections, when EXCO as a venue doesn’t have elevated sections.

| theqoo

[What’s Worse Than Making Fans Wait Outside In The Cold]

Picture of the venue seating chart

“The folks sitting within the sections I’ve circled don’t have any view of the particular stage due to the standing sections in entrance of them. Even the screens are half-covered. It’s nearer to a limited-view part. And the standing sections are tremendous small. But persons are being crammed in… It’s hell. I do know for a undeniable fact that persons are going to speak about this after the live performance.”

This has induced followers who bought entrance row seats within the seated sections—on the highest value factors—to have little to no view.

| @domesticrabbit1/Twitter
| @domesticrabbit1/Twitter

Followers shared that whereas the live performance itself was nice, the occasions main as much as the live performance have been disappointing and that the preparation may’ve been higher.

Following the outcries from followers who attended, on-line posts flooded with feedback demanding refunds. As anticipated, direct comparisons to Lim Younger Woong’s live performance preparation efforts have been made.

| theqoo
  • “Isn’t it their twenty fifth yr within the enterprise? And but, they did not verify probably the most fundamental of the fundamentals in live performance preparation?”
  • “This sucks… Completely proper to ask for refunds. Artists ought to actually begin serious about the viewers. The view. The sound. The general situations in the home.”
  • “Individuals ought to 100% get refunds for this. What the heck?!”
  • “Idol followers shouldn’t hold placing up with this bullsh*t… That is so unhappy.”
  • “It’s even worse as a result of it’s not like g.o.d is new to the scene. The group has been performing exterior Seoul numerous instances. It’s apparent that corners have been reduce throughout live performance preparation to save lots of on the payments.”
  • “I’m so confused. The venue knew the viewers space wasn’t elevated. So how did the standing sections get accepted to be in entrance of the seated sections?”
  • “Yikes… That is the worst.”
  • “You realize, idols followers might need been forgiving up to now. However ever since Lim Younger Woong and his live shows set the bar, and now we all know that live performance qualities can and ought to be improved… It lets us down even tougher when issues like this occur. Lim Younger Woong had hundreds of senior residents in his viewers and didn’t have a single incident.”
  • “Oh, geez…”
  • “Nah, this isn’t it…! Seats with restricted views ought to’ve been notified beforehand. I can’t consider that’s the view that followers received from a VIP Part. Tickets ought to be refunded.”
  • “I’m so glad I cancelled tickets final minute. What even is that this?!”
  • “You’d assume after 25 years within the enterprise they’d know higher and they might deal with their followers with the utmost consideration. However nope… They’re simply after the cash.”

Earlier in 2023, trot singer Lim Younger Woong gained an incredible quantity of consideration from Koreans (K-Pop followers particularly) for offering probably the most considerate, “additional mile” options at his live performance. His dedication to creating his viewers 100% secure and cozy has since turn out to be the brand new normal for which the followers hope when attending performances.

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  • “Ever since Lim Younger Woong’s live performance, it’s exhausting for me to look previous sh*t like this. Haha. Artists could make issues higher for the followers. They received’t, although, as a result of it prices quite a bit.”
  • “I’m a long-time fan of g.o.d, however this can’t be neglected. The tickets have been costly, too. So disappointing. I assume my requirements have risen since I’ve seen what’s potential at Lim Younger Woong’s live performance.”
  • “Desires the cash, however doesn’t need to deal with the cash spenders proper. It sucks when the live performance preparation workforce doesn’t get to work with a price range that is sensible. Poor followers.”
  • “That is outrageous.”
  • “In comparison with Lim Younger Woong’s live shows… K-Pop live shows are nonsense. It’s apparent idols don’t give a single sh*t about their followers.”
  • “WTF…?”
  • “Haha.”
  • “What a f*cking joke! The followers spent a lot cash to be there, they usually can’t even assure security? And what even occurred to the lockers?”
  • “How lengthy will K-Pop idol followers put up with being handled this fashion?”
  • “Oh, no… T-T”
  • “g.o.d is aware of higher than to deal with their followers like this.”
  • “I’m positive g.o.d deliberate this themselves, since there’s no administration concerned.”
  • “Tried to make this probably the most value efficient, huh?”
  • “The artist ought to completely be held chargeable for this.”

Learn extra about Lim Younger Woong’s bar-raising live performance preparation right here.

Lim Younger Woong’s “IM HERO” Live performance Sparks Outcry Amongst K-Pop Followers

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