On January 27, NCT 127 spent time with fans at a fan meeting, right before the Lunar New Year holidays.
After the fan meeting, one fan who had attended was shocked to find none other than NCT 127's main vocalist Taeil, riding the subway home! The idol is wearing casual clothes, doesn't have his face covered, and even has his kickboard with him, in a seat like any regular passenger. The fan wrote, alongside photos of Taeil on the subway, "I'm so super nervous right now but after the fan meeting I ate and was heading home, and I was tired so I was sitting down, and diagonal from me, I thought I saw someone who looked like Moon Taeil, and he got off at the same stop as me, but it turns out it really was Taeil... I asked for a signature but he bowed his head and apologized, and told me to be careful going home..."
Netizens commented, "Look at liberal Taeil, he's free" (referencing NCT 127's song lyrics), "So cute kekekeke", "That's Moon Taeil Strony TT" ('Storny' is a term that NCT 127 made up which doesn't mean anything, but is a term they just want to use with fans as an inside joke), and more.