ENHYPEN are currently on the American portion of their Fate world tour and have been able to entertain fans before and after the show due to exclusive VIP perks.
Previously, the standard concert perks were hi-touch and photo opportunities with the group. These still happen, but these perks have changed to soundcheck for groups holding concerts in larger venues.
taerae loves me…
short clip of my meet & greet hi-touch with Zerobaseone
kcon m&g hi touch pic.twitter.com/E1xHGvkVP7
— allen seeing stayc (@jcrosies) August 20, 2023
This means that when ENHYPEN announced their tour would include a “send-off event,” fans were excited about the possibilities. After the first concert, eager fans waited to see what the send-off would include and were not disappointed.
From signing items…
— lee ✨ enhypen chicago 🧛♂️ (@EYE5OFLEE) October 15, 2023
— jo | seeing enha (@jikoofever) October 19, 2023
…to having conversations…
— val * ʙɪɢɢᴇsᴛ ᴊᴀɪsᴛ ᴇɴᴛʜᴜsɪᴀsᴛ * (@valeriaapauline) October 20, 2023
…and even taking selfies with fans, the send-off event seemed like a true dream for ENGENE.
— َ (@heeclaim) October 11, 2023
Unfortunately, problems arose with the event as the tour progressed. The send-off occurred inside a smaller room, meaning that the “front row” space was first come, first serve.
According to attendees, this led some fans to leave the concert before it ended in hopes of securing a good spot.
Apparently people are already leaving to get a good spot for send off … there is still 3 songs left, why are you leaving now?? Istg, it's all just for interactions for you guys…
Enhypen has pointed out people leaving early last con, why are you doing it again…😭
— 🎏李慧妞 (@Bl0bfishSpand3x) October 11, 2023
The small spaces also meant that some fans reported being pushed and shoved as the event happened. Fans even shared that ENHYPEN left the event early due to safety concerns.
this room for send off is so ….. pic.twitter.com/sTbeea2lAv
— lia loves enhypen 🙁 🍊 (@CHC0NNE) October 20, 2023
Houston engenes were the worst i hope all you bitches get whats coming to you. 1 anxiety attack, 1 claustrophobia attack, and someone literally BLACKING OUT and falling onto the ground AND NO ONE HELPING. all the pushing and shoving after being ward so many fucking times
— ni ⨾ misses enha🔸 (@SIMYUNIV3RSE) October 14, 2023
At the recent Newark concert, a fan documented the rush to the send-off area, showing how dangerous the situation became.
Guys this just happened in front of me for send off… pic.twitter.com/OiiuoXdFa7
— Yaz 🔸| saw enha!!! (@bitemeheejay) October 20, 2023
Between this and the other reported problems at the send-offs, many were not surprised when a fan alleged that the group would be unable to take selfie-style photos with fans anymore.
Also enha are no longer allowed
To take pictures or Polaroids anymore for their safety
— PEACH (@ENHYPENSJAYY) October 20, 2023
ENHYPEN have one date left on the tour, and hopefully, this one will go smoothly.