The 2017 Incheon K-pop Concert was already set to be an amazing night with a star-studded lineup, but Lights [Highlight’s official fan club name] made it even more unforgettable with a special event!
The concert was held on September 9 and featured performances by Sunmi, Gong Minzy, T-ara, Highlight, B.A.P, VIXX LR, A-JAX, Red Velvet, Lovelyz, DIA, VICTON, MOMOLAND, The Eastlight, MYTEEN, Samuel Kim, ONF, Wanna One, Weki Meki, and LABOUM. GFRIEND was originally set to perform but had to cancel their appearance as the members were involved in a minor car accident on the way to the concert.
Events that bring together many groups in one venue usually allocate blocks of seats to different fandoms, with fans bringing light sticks in their official colors to show support for their favorite singers. Highlight’s fans surprised everyone when it was revealed that they had prepared a special event for, not just Highlight, but other singers as well. Lights came prepared with light sticks that could change color, and when other groups came out to perform, they changed their light stick colors and sang along to show their support. They are said to have changed to red for Red Velvet and Sunmi, blue for VIXX LR, and green for B.A.P.
Not only did fans from other fandoms take notice of this, with the term “라이트분들 [Lights]” quickly becoming a trending topic on Twitter, but singers did as well! T-ara’s Hyomin shared a video of Lights singing along with and cheering for T-ara as they performed their hit song “Lovey Dovey.”
B.A.P’s Himchan also directly thanked Highlight’s fans on Twitter as he wrote, “Today was such a fun day, I was so happy to see so many of you guys. I love you, BABYs [B.A.P’s official fan club name]. And I heard about what happened [Light’s light stick event], and thank you to Lights.”
오늘 하루 정말 즐거운 하루였어요 많이 볼 수 있어서 행복했습니다 사랑합니다 베이비❣️ 그리고 들었는데 라이트분들 감사합니다??
— Himchan (@BAP_Himchan) September 9, 2017
When it was Highlight’s turn to perform on stage, not only did Lights change back to their designated color, but they also banded together to create the lettering “HI♡LIGHT” with their light sticks. The members of Highlight were deeply moved by their fans, which can be seen from the fact that they all shared photos from the touching moment on their Instagram accounts.
Member Lee Gikwang also took time to thank fans for cheering during his solo performance as well, as he wrote, “I didn’t realize this because I had my in-ear monitor on during my ‘What you like’ performance, but I looked it up later and listened to our Lights doing the ‘8Gikwang’ fan chants… I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched and listened to that video. For so many people to shout and cheer my name and those fan chants as loud as they could, it moved me and made me so happy. I don’t really know how to put this in words. I want to sincerely thank all our Lights, and the many other fans, who cheered for me. It’s been an emotional night. I will continue to work even harder. I’m having such a happy night thanks to our Lights. Thank you so, very much.”
Hats off to Lights for making it an unforgettable night for everyone!