NCT 127 were forced to end their Jakarta concert quickly as they noticed some fans fainting.
But that is not where trouble for that articular concert start as even before the concert started, the group were getting anonymous threats about a bomb attack at the concert.
According to Indonesian media, before NCT 127 opened their second world tour 'NEO CITY: Jakarta - THE LINK' at the Jakarta Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD on the afternoon of 4 November, a handwritten letter stating that there was a bomb threat near the concert hall was circulating on Twitter. However, after a result of the local police search, no suspicious circumstances were found so the concert started as planned at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition with police deployed around the venue in case of any emergencies. A police spokesperson also said that they would investigate and identify anyone who posted the threatening message on Twitter.
After that, the concert proceeded normally for a while, however, near the end of the concert, the fans in the standing section started to push each other trying to get closer to the stage. When the NCT 127 members noticed a potentially hazardous situation developing in the standing area, they repeatedly urged audience members not to push and to take a step back. In an attempt to reach the audience, the group even stopped performing and turned off the music, with Doyoung saying, "Safety is the most important thing. Let us promise not to push."
Unfortunately, despite the group's great attempts, they were unable to control the crowd, and they eventually left the stage and stopped the concert early due to safety concerns. According to authorities, at least 30 people in the audience fainted and were rushed to the hospital.
Promoter Dyandra Global Edutainment, who hosted the concert, made an official statement on social media on the 5 November apologizing for the mishap.
NCT 127 will hold another concert at the same place on the 5th. Diandra promised to put more medical staff as well as order maintenance personnel, and to be more concerned about safety by cooperating with the police.
Read Dyandra Global Edutainment full statement below:
Hello, we are from Dyandra Global Edutainment.
Below is our explanation regarding the halt of the NCT 127 2ND TOUR “NEO CITY : JAKARTA – THE LINK” concert on November 4 and the announcement for the November 5 show.
We have been informed about the general rules and safety procedures in advance, as well as advising our security team to remain in an orderly manner while the show goes on. However, an unforeseen circumstance happened at the end of the show. Concert [attendees in] the standing section appeared to go unorganized, which resulted in chaos and eventually led to the halt of the show for the sake of their safety.
We’re very grateful that no one was injured. However, as we put the safety and security of the audience as our top priority, the halt of the show became inevitable.
We’re deeply sorry for everyone who came to our Day 1 show for not being able to enjoy the concert until the end.
We would also like to apologize to all members of NCT 127 and SM Entertainment for not making the desired concert possible.
To make amends for today’s incident and give the best experience, we will add more paramedics and security personnel for the Day 2 show.
We will continue to work closely with the local police and work as hard as we could to avoid any incidents from happening again.
We also encouraged tomorrow’s audience to maintain safety procedures during the event.
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Cover Photo Source: Twitter/NCTsmtown_127