SEVENTEEN are receiving praise for their actions during their recent concert.
As part of their Follow tour, SEVENTEEN have performed across Asia for the last few months. Their latest stops were in the Phillippines, two nights of concerts in Bulacan.
Fans were excited for the group to return, but many issues happened throughout the day of the show, with blame being placed on Live Nation PH.
“F*CK Live Nation PH” — Everything That Went Wrong At SEVENTEEN’s “Follow” Concert In The Philippines
This includes what fans called dangerous conditions in the GA pit areas of the show.
According to attendees, these areas were overfilled with people jammed together too closely and did not have staff members monitoring. The event was sold out, and photos of the floor from the seated section give an honest look at just how many people were there.
Throughout the day, the temperature remained in the mid to high 80s Fahrenheit (from 30 to 31 Celcius), with a high humidity index making it feel even hotter. These conditions were only worsened by the amount of body heat from those squeezed into the pit.
calling out @livenationph 😭
it’s honestly so hard to breathe in floor F area. even if you want to give up your spot, it’s SO hard to move to the back because everyone is so closely packed together. i don’t know if there are too many people but there’s definitely a lack of staff pic.twitter.com/qiByqtBNCO
— gi ☪︎ 🍚 (@leeseokminized_) January 13, 2024
Fans were only allowed to purchase water inside the venue and reported that water was not readily available for those in the pit. Thankfully, SEVENTEEN took notice more than once during the show to help fans.
First, during soundcheck, though he was not feeling well, Seungkwan requested staff give water to fans who had been waiting in line for hours in the sun. Hoshi was also seen splashing water on fans to cool them down.
Holy water by hoshi 🐯 pic.twitter.com/9LtqzV2DeP
— Mira 🌸✨ (@miraesmalde) January 13, 2024
During one part of the show, Hoshi expressed shock that fans did not have access to water.
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hoshi was really the sweetest 🥲 he was so concerned about carats not having access to water in that bulacan heat 🥲#seventeeninbulacan #follow_to_bulacan pic.twitter.com/vKuta0Vvxg
— dee (@mochihochihae) January 13, 2024
A fan reportedly fainted during the concert, likely due to the heat. While speaking, Hoshi noticed and immediately went to that side as Joshua requested help for the person.
hoshi and the members noticed a carat struggling in the standing section they took some time to make sure they got help first before proceeding with the concert pic.twitter.com/2cjDuzyHsE
— cine ᙏ̤̫ (@dadeuthannie) January 13, 2024
The members then handed off water bottles from the stage to be passed around the section. The members hovered on that side of the stage, trying to get fans to space themselves out in the cramped conditions.
Current acting-leader Joshua making sure Carats in the standing sections had enough space and even told the bouncers to give everyone water. You could tell he was so stressed but gave his all. Best vice vice leader Shuji pic.twitter.com/1178Gml1e0
— B🍒 (@cherry_naut) January 13, 2024
Mingyu couldn’t breathe and still managed to be the first one to bring water to us 😭 pic.twitter.com/s77bRdLtXa
— KIM 💎 (@thatawkwardkim) January 13, 2024
Minghao asking me if i was okay > me telling him na need ko water > him telling the cam man to give us the bottles > hao reassuring na okay na ‘ko 💕😭
Xu Minghao, thank u. i love u. #FOLLOW_TO_BULACAN pic.twitter.com/84dkj88r94
— jois 🌙 (@joshujiloves) January 13, 2024
Fans thanked the group for showing them concern amid the dangerous conditions.
Hoshi noticed a Carat sa Standing not feeling okay, then the Sebongs immediately called the staff for water. They kept on asking if they’re okay.
Seventeen also asked Carats to take care in the heat. #SEVENTEENinBULACAN
— Hannah Mallorca (@HMallorcaINQ) January 13, 2024
carats safety is what really matters the most for seventeen. they are not just idols who just treat their fans as fans only but a “family” they care and love the most too! now tell me, who wouldn’t love these boys? 🥺🤍 #SEVENTEENInBulacan pic.twitter.com/T1Hp5DDP0E
— pau ✨ (@onlyfordamwoo) January 13, 2024
Team bahay but something that amazes me today is how attentive Seventeen is to carats. They’ve been doing everything to make sure that everyone’s okay which is responsibility dapat ng lnph. But thank God, standing section carats have Seventeen themselves to take care of them 🥺
— Star ♡ (@gyurangie_) January 13, 2024