Fans of NCT have become concerned for the safety of its members after it was discovered that global concert packages may be allowing people to get too close to the idols.
For three stops of their NEO CITY – THE LINK tour in the U.S., SM Entertainment is offering “global packages” that, along with admission to the group’s concert, also include hotel accommodations.
[NCT 127 2ND TOUR ‘NEO CITY – THE LINK’] SM Global Package available from 2022.12.19 (Mon) 16:00 (KST)
2023.01.09 (MON) 20:00 (CST)
2023.01.11 (WED) 20:00 (CST)
2023.01.13 (FRI) 20:00 (EST)
— SM GLOBAL PACKAGE (@SMTOWNTRAVEL) December 17, 2022
While this may seem like a great idea in theory for fans that have to travel quite far to get to the concert, there is an aspect of the package that is understandably worrying.
For the Chicago stop of NCT’s tour, it turns out that the hotel accommodations for those that purchased the global packages were for the same place that the members themselves were staying.
— NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) January 8, 2023
Because of this, concert-goers were seen going to inappropriate lengths to try to meet the members of the group. At one point, some people were seen following NCT in a taxi after the members left the hotel in a tour bus. One of the girls seen in the video is allegedly a sasaeng fan that has been participating in the same kind of behavior since 2019.
she was plotting fr, girl seek help fr pic.twitter.com/jL494rBjIj
— ꕥ (@MINGINAKAMOTO) January 11, 2023
There were also accounts of many disturbances caused by people staying in the hotel whenever a member would post pictures of themselves in or around their hotel room on social media.
BTW I also agree that it’s such a risky and dumb decision by SM and I honestly don’t know why they grouped us in the same hotel. For ex. When Mark posted a story of him in the hallway, I’d see a flock of people running upstairs. They should srsly increase their privacy
— cherrymilk (@hydrasmanthus) January 11, 2023
This is far from the first time that NCT has dealt with scary and inappropriate behavior from apparent “fans”, and NCTzens are wondering what SM Entertainment was thinking when they decided on rooming the members in the same place as potential sasaengs.
NCT should be allowed to rest and relax in their hotel rooms on tour without worrying about people finding them and causing them stress and anxiety.
While it seems to be unknown yet whether or not the future concert stops will also have concert-goers and the NCT members in the same hotel, we hope for the safety of the idols that it won’t be the case.