SEVENTEEN just wrapped up their stop in Seattle, Washington for their BE THE SUN world tour, and the concert was full of memorable moments.
Whether it be their adorable moments with fans
— SEUNGCHEOL TOOK MY PHONE (@calicowonwoo) August 13, 2022
oh mingyu… i love him so much pic.twitter.com/h71nj4D82P
— 🐶 (@gyumedia) August 13, 2022
or their outstanding performances, SEVENTEEN didn’t disappoint in giving CARATs a concert of a lifetime.
they're always so satisfying to watch
— 쿱정원우 🌻‧₊˚. (@wonubliss) August 13, 2022
But besides their spectacular performances, SEVENTEEN also made sure their love for all their fans could be felt during their precious time together. SEVENTEEN’s producer and close friend Bumzu posted a video on his story of the American Sign Language interpreters they hired for the concert.
bumzu posted on his story about the (American) sign language interpreters at be the sun seattle! 🥺
"The joy of saying (you) can feel this together (with us)
The most touching part of today"
"How choked up I got seeing the sign language
A performance with everyone together" pic.twitter.com/MfoSrr7nqy
— 고라파덕⛽️ (@rawfudge) August 13, 2022
SEVENTEEN have always done their best to make sure all CARATs feel loved and included because music is for everyone to enjoy, regardless of their disabilities.
Being a performance-heavy group, SEVENTEEN incorporates sign language in many of their choreographies, like their most recent title track, “_WORLD.”
SEVENTEEN x SIGN LANGUAGE on _WORLD
– Wonwoo gesture means "Joy"
– DK, Vernon & Seungkwan gesture means "World"
– S.Coups Seungcheol gesture means "Interview"#SEVENTEEN #_WORLD pic.twitter.com/dagrrDdMZf
— yep, this is me ¹⁷ (@it_korean) July 24, 2022
Some other title tracks in which they used sign language are “Home,” “Clap,” and “Thanks,” and they’ve also included sign language in special tracks like “Snap Shoot” and “Darl+ing.”
on 0:38-0:43, SEVENTEEN formed “THX” while doing a “thank you” sign language to show more their appreciation to CARATS. HAPPY 3 YEARS TO THIS MASTERPIECE 💕pic.twitter.com/YCjFUQ3DMh https://t.co/2p7RyBT2OO
— kim | busy for boards 📚 (@roses_for_jeons) February 5, 2021
They’ve been including sign language in their choreography since 2016 with “Pretty U.” Since SEVENTEEN are in charge of their own choreography, their constant inclusion of sign language speaks volumes about the care and love they put into everything they do.
they also did it way back in ‘pretty u’ era too!! tapping on your cheek means ‘pretty’ in korean sign language and jeonghan does the same exact gesture in one of his parts during the song pic.twitter.com/LePSfVjqiL
— ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ (@shuaslut) October 25, 2019
Seungkwan has also used sign language during his gift for all mothers on Parents’ Day, delivering a touching performance along with his mesmerizing voice.
Seungkwan’s heartfelt gift to moms on Parents’ Day. He used sign language on the performance, and together with his beautiful voice.. he was able to deliver the message of the song in a very touching way.. 🥺❤️@pledis_17
— Vi (@mizsvi) November 9, 2021
While people are first drawn to SEVENTEEN because of their artistry and chaotic dynamic, CARATs fall deeply in love with them over time because the members are always kind and respectful, even in the smallest of ways.