“Don’t be so sad because it’s a promise to see you again. I love you. Thank you.”
By the end of Thursday night, Wanna One, the boy group phenom from Mnet’s “Produce 101” series had wrapped up their first show in a series of three goodbye concerts. The series titled ‘Wanna One Concert: Therefore’ was both exhilarating and bittersweet — it’s their last official independent performance as a group.
Thanking their fans through tears, the group told their supporters to not to be sad and made a promise that none really know if possible. “Don’t be so sad because it’s a promise to see you again. I love you. Thank you.”
Wanna One’s held their concert at the Sky Dome in Seoul and managed to imbue the event with their usual playfulness and bright energy to send off fans (and themselves) with lasting happy memories of their time together.
This sentiment was reflected in some of the comments that the members said during through the night. “I hope we can share out feelings. You may cry or be sad, but it is a special day where we can all share out feelings together,” said member Ong Sung-woo, who has an acting gig lined up. Likewise, Hwang Min-hyun said that he hopes “the fans will be happy during this time with us.”
The group filled the concert to the brim with diverting attractions including the group’s hit songs, solo performances, and entertaining videos. The solo performances, in particular, demonstrated some previously unknown skills of the members.
Moreover, a video of the members’ messages where they thanked each other, served to confirm their close teamwork and friendship. In addition to the message they had for the group, they also discussed some of the most memorable moments they have had together. Some of the topics that came up included their first solo concert last year.
Even with all of this, the pinnacle moment of the concert came when the group sang “12th Star” at the end of the show. While singing the song, members including Ong Seong-woo, Park Ji-hoon, Park Woo-jin, and Yoon Ji-sung shed tears making it hard for them to sing. Once finished the group promised to meet fans again one day as Wanna One.
Meanwhile, throughout the concert that runs from the 24th to the 27th, the group is expected to perform for some 80,000 fans.
Translated by O.C