Fans of the group NU’EST drew attention from netizens as they followed quarantine rules thoroughly at the group’s offline concert.
NU’EST reportedly held the concert titled “THE BLACK” at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium in Seoul for three days from November 26th to 28th. With the new social distance policy implemented, the group was able to hold a concert, but its fans weren’t allowed to cheer. Fans and the group’s agency presented various ideas to keep the atmosphere of the performance as much as possible even in this situation.
Pledis Entertainment, NU’EST’s agency, distributed clappers that make sounds when hit so that fans can cheer while following quarantine rules. Pledis Entertainment distributed the timeline to use the clapper before the concert so fans could show unity by hitting clappers at the same time even before the start of the performance.
Even when one member shedded tears, fans began to clap to the sounds of the phrase “Don’t Cry” in Korean instead of shouting.
During the concert, NU’EST members said, “Many officials came to the concert today. However, we received praises as L.O.Λ.E (NU’EST fandom) followed the rules so well. (The officials) said they were very moved,” adding, “They said it was their first time seeing such a performance. They said it was the best concert ever.”
Fans strictly followed the quarantine rules to the extent that an official from a security team said on SNS, “I applaud the orderly audience.”
Netizens on the online forum theqoo responded, “I respect the fans who had a hard time resisting to shout so their idols don’t get criticized,” “It’s great to see that the singers, fans, and agency tried their best,” “I think the idea is really good,” “It was the first time my arms and thighs hurt after a concert.”