Fans Discover A K-Pop Boy Group’s Tour Transportation Is A Literal School Bus
Over the last week, fans attending E’LAST‘s 2023 Thrill North American Tour have reported many alleged issues with the tour’s management.
The group’s performance in LA was chaotic from the start, with fans saying they were kicked out of the venue a little more than an hour after the concerts start, which was also three hours late.
Fans also organized themselves during the day, claiming they had no help from tour organizer MC Entertainment.
the fact that staff and fans thought I WAS A WORKER because @MCEKpop didn’t do ANYTHING! the WHOLE show they didn’t take care of line, inside, nothing. I had to be the one to direct people. Staff and fans were going to ME for help. that should’ve never been the case.
— maddie ♡ jinhwa’s destiny ♡ rest well bin (@seungslixie) May 8, 2023
Allegedly, the group were also mistreated, with MCE blaming the group and even yelling at them. Fans also slammed the company for “scamming,” citing that none of the perks they paid for were given.
Here is a little bit!! I was not having it when the staff venue raised his voice in front of E’last, Especially when Romin asked a simple question of what was happening!! I will always defend E’last idc who it is #Elast_La #Elast pic.twitter.com/9Y1DUPkz4u
— Mercy (@mkive06) May 8, 2023
I love you E’Last but Erlings DONT SUPPORT THIS TOUR‼️
•NO meet and greet
•NO high touch
•NO merch we paid for!
•and NO selfies!!
ELAST LITERALLY LEFT THE VENUE CRYING!!@MCEKpop SCAMMED ALL OF US IN LA LAST NIGHT!! REQUEST A REFUND ASAP!!! (Or don’t buy tickets!! pic.twitter.com/VXvKGoUbtL
— V💕e’last support✨🌶️ (@lovebombbv) May 8, 2023
A week after this occurrence, those attending the Atlanta date of the tour have reported a similar occurrence. According to fans at the venue, check-in for the show was supposed to begin at 4:30 pm, but they were not given any news until 6:30 pm.
Staff then announced that the concert would be canceled due to safety standards not being met. The group were able to hold the promised interactions, apologizing during the fan sign to fans.
mc entertainment messed up once again. yall were right for boycotting. e’last had to cancel the concert after arrival out of safety of the group omg. the boys were crying and apologizing.i cant believe this. #elast #kpop #concert pic.twitter.com/CcN7tDOZ6Z
— “smoking is kinda… hot” (@blinkultr) May 18, 2023
romin apologizing during the elast fansign in atlanta tonight :(( broke my heart hearing him say this to me pic.twitter.com/JIUPxTMQO1
— nico ♡ ̖́- (@lyunoia) May 18, 2023
On May 19, the group had their Chicago concert, where things did not go as planned. Staff announced that no interactions would occur, like in Los Angeles, but the concert would continue as scheduled.
here is the announcement from chicago that the e entertainment translator made about mce and the rest of the chicago show and tour #elast #elastchicago pic.twitter.com/gI3SJPXomG
— kayIa 🍑 (@juyoraez) May 20, 2023
After the show, a fan shared what is believed to be the transportation E’LAST would use that night — a school bus.
In a short clip posted online, the fan shares their disbelief while what appears to be staff members moving luggage to the bus.
A LITERAL SCHOOL BUS pic.twitter.com/wW8MpslmaY
— ○•♡° 샤이샤이 °♡•○ (@hot4omegax) May 20, 2023
While it is unknown what transportation the group used before this, fans are shocked and appalled that the tour continues to have unfortunate moments like these.
out of all modes of transportation in the world, e’last leave the venue in, you guessed it- A SCHOOL BUS pic.twitter.com/eUi2csUzxD
— odessa ★ ☆ (@cowboyENJOY) May 20, 2023
bro the e’last tour mess is getting crazier and crazier what do you mean they are using A SCHOOL BUS to get around
— ju ♡#1 YONGSOO ENJOYER IS SEEING TXT♡ (@hueningguang) May 20, 2023
i cant believe e’last are on a school bus please let this tour end
— ara (@EBOYZ_official) May 20, 2023
Many fans boycotted the tour when it was revealed MC Entertainment would be the promotor handling it.
Previously, MC Entertainment were called out by Spire Entertainment during OMEGA X‘s tour, but the tour organizer later exposed the group’s abuse under their former company.
MC Entertainment Exposes Spire Entertainment After Working With Them For OMEGA X Tour