The damage does not stop there. The concert was prepared from the members’ own wallets. One representative revealed, “We’re estimating to have to pay in the 100 million KRW (around $90,000 USD) range. The members are planning to pay for all the costs related to the cancellation of the venue and such.”
However, more than the money involved, the largest loss for the members is the amount of effort they put into preparing the concert. The representative said, “Every time the members weren’t busy, they practiced for the concert by learning instruments. Their effort of over 9 months have come to naught because of the cancellation. The people who have been watching feel terrible about it.”
The concert was questioned by many as the event was considered expensive, different from previous ‘Infinity Challenge’ concerts that had been free, and the vague statement of the concert being not “associated with the show” had brought about misunderstanding especially as the concert would be held at the broadcast time of the show. Many questioned if the show was being put on for the members’ own profit, and thus brought about backlash.
Source + Image: No Cut News via Nate