Lightsticks are a fun part of any concert experience, created for fans to show their support for their favorite group. These fan items are so important that it is a huge deal when any artist announces they will be selling them.
Billlie OFFICIAL LIGHT STICK
'열한 번의 종이 울리고
보랏빛 메시지가 도착한 그날…
기억의 가장 끝방에서
세계가 우리를 불렀다.'
— Billlieofficial (@Billlieofficial) May 4, 2023
Because so many groups have lightsticks, fans can often have problems picking out which to purchase. A lightstick can cost upwards of $70 USD or more depending on where you are located, so for fans of multiple groups, this often means picking and choosing.
K-Pop fans recently have begun bringing the lightsticks of other groups to shows, both to have something of their own to cheer with and to get some use out of their investment.
This sort of thing has been met with mixed reactions from fans, with many sitting on either side of the fence.
Hard pill for kpop stans to swallow
you cant bring another group's lightstick to a SOLO concert of a different group
— gela ;; (@pastorShua) October 30, 2022
people who get mad when you bring a different group's lightstick to a concert don't make sense to me bc like dude i don't have the money to buy seven different glorified flashlights now shut up before i blind you with my kpop bong
— felix 🐳 (@SandyRoses6) February 28, 2023
Some idols have requested fans not to bring any lightstick to shows, like GOT7‘s Jackson Wang.
Recently, WayV‘s Xiaojun reacted to someone bringing a lightstick to the group’s concert in the funniest way!
WayV are currently on their Phantom fan meeting tour and just arrived in Europe for the shows.
The first show of their tour was in London, the group’s first time performing there. Many fans were excited about the show and likely began prepping their WayV lightsticks.
It seems like one fan decided to bring along their TWICE lightstick and was spotted by Xiaojun in the crowd during his speech.
Hilariously, Xiaojun addresses the person directly, saying, “someone actually brought a Twice fanlight today” before good-naturedly laughing with the other members.
Someone actually brought a TWICE lightstick today…(laughs) it’s okay, it was also green!
— WayV’s Xiaojun
xiaojun’s ment today 😭
“someone actually brought a TWICE lightstick today… it’s okay, it was also green 🤣 it has always been my dream to come to europe… and i think because of wayzenni, i was able to fulfil my dream! thank you 💗” pic.twitter.com/SgKreuLmjk
— 🍒 THE SHOW MC XIAOJUN (@smoldejuns) June 8, 2023
Hendery can also be seen dancing to TWICE’s “TT” during Xiaojun’s “shout out.”
While many idols might not have been able to recognize another group’s lightstick, Xiaojun is known for loving girl groups, so it’s no surprise he noticed it!