HYBE is stepping up measures for fans who want to attend music shows
If you are a kpop fan, you surely already know about the various kpop music shows in Korea where kpop idols present their new songs.
Music programs invite various kpop groups to perform in front of their fans, which they also broadcast on TV and online platforms.
Foreigners can purchase tickets from external providers or travel groups. However, things are not that simple for Koreans.
So far, it was enough to buy the new album of the group you wanted to visit and be part of the fan club. Then they lined up, hoping to be in a good enough position to get inside. Many came at dawn to seek their fortune.
Of course, as kpop expands internationally, places are only getting more popular. More and more resellers are popping up who buy places at a low price and then resell them at a high price.
The companies tried to prevent this by conducting multiple ID and membership card checks and tightening wristbands, but somehow these scalpers escaped the meshes of the web.
Therefore, companies are even stricter. A recent post on a popular online community garnered a lot of attention.
In this post, the Internet user explains that HYBE has strengthened its security in a way that is perhaps too extreme.
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HYBE has previously warned that resellers (and those who buy from them) will be blacklisted worldwide and have their access wristbands cut with scissors immediately. It was shocking how the fan manager followed those who crossed the line and additionally warned them about the blacklist.
Today’s pre-registration had 300 fans but I don’t know why they are so strict about it today. Maybe they’ll surprisingly hold a private fan meeting or something, but this is the first time I’ve seen them be so strict.
+ Since resellers also rent out their ID cards, they’ve also started verifying credit cards. »
Such measures have existed before. Previously, SM Entertainment had been particularly strict.
While this may be uncomfortable for fans, it seems like a necessary measure.
What do you think ?