KBS‘s Music Bank announced they would hold their first global concert in three years at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano in Chile. The concert announcement promised a star-studded line-up of NCT DREAM, THE BOYZ, (G)I-DLE, ATEEZ, TXT, and STAYC, generating excitement for the third return of Music Bank to Chile.
Music Bank was held in Chile in 2018 and once before in 2012, making this year its tenth anniversary.
The outdoor arena was filled with thousands of fans eager to see the talented groups of K-Pop’s third- and fourth-generation. Before the full line-up of artists could complete their performances, the show was unfortunately canceled due to extreme weather conditions.
Before the unexpected cancelation due to safety concerns for the artists and fans, THE BOYZ, STAYC, and (G)I-DLE were able to take the stage.
Videos from the performances by STAYC and THE BOYZ showed intermittent rain that fluctuated between a drizzle and a downpour.
— chu (@giutheworld) November 13, 2022
❤️ THE BOYZ 더보이즈 ❤️
🍞 영훈 YOUNGHOON
— 🍞YH🍞 (@yhyh970808) November 13, 2022
The slick conditions on stage caused STAYC’s Yoon to fall earlier in the night. Yoon showcased her professionalism as she got right back up with a smile and continued the group’s performance of “ASAP.”
— ❤️🩹 (@hypeboy___) November 13, 2022
By the time (G)I-DLE was set to perform, the rain and thunder had picked up significantly. Fans even reported that it began to hail, making the already dangerous performance conditions even more extreme.
During (G)I-DLE’s performance of their debut song, “LATATA,” the rain had turned into a torrential downpour, and the group was seen cautiously performing, slightly hesitating to move into their next position due to how slippery the stage had become, but not missing a beat.
The moment everything went to hell. Unbelievable. It rain so hard, there was thunder and suddenly hail started falling like crazy. We just started screaming STOP! GET THEM OFF STAGE!! Because it became dangerous for EVERYBODY and one of the members fell. #gidle #MusicBankinChile pic.twitter.com/VGezUFWeuF
— star님 | because🎭 (@zerozeroumi) November 13, 2022
Despite the extreme weather conditions, the members gave the performance their all, continuing to perform the choreography, even getting on the ground when the dance called for it, all to deliver a strong performance for fans.
Because of the slippery conditions on stage, member Shuhua lost her footing at the end of the song and fell after struggling to stay upright. The members rallied to help her back up and had to assist her off-stage as she struggled to regain her footing.
— naratofi (@iIyaemiko) November 13, 2022
Fans expressed their frustration at the event organizers for allowing performances to continue in the inclement weather. Concert-goers reported that the audience was shouting for the stage to end out of concern for the artists’ safety.
Fans applauded the group for their extreme show of professionalism, continuing their performance until staff members escorted them off stage after “LATATA.”
— Te lo digo aunque te duela 🫖 (@sidolioescierto) November 13, 2022
[It’s raining] like never before in Santiago and (G)I-DLE was very professional, dancing in between literal puddles of water… how dangerous for the idols. In the end, one of the girls fell on stage.
— Daniela Chávez (@Dani_Chav) November 13, 2022
Singing in a flood… pure professionalism. The rain has passed!
gidle es un grupo sensacional, completo, talentoso e impresionante. Ellas de merecen todo el respeto y reconocimiento del mundo ♥️
YOU DID WELL (G) I-DLE
(G) I-DLE, YOU WERE PROFESSIONAL.#MusicBankinChile#I_LOVEGIDLEINCHILE#GIDLEinChile#GIDLE #GIDLE pic.twitter.com/cMGg0v46iT
— Kasy Campo ♡ (@Kasy_campo) November 13, 2022
(G)I-DLE is a sensational, complete, talented, and impressive group. They deserve all of the respect and recognition in the world.
(G)I-DLE was the last group to perform, the show was canceled after hopes for a rain delay. Groups NCT DREAM, TXT, and ATEEZ were unable to perform for their safety.