Is their end near? After news seemed to died down on ex-member Hwayoung’s departure from T-ara, the frigid mood of the netizens seem to still be going strong. As a result, T-ara faced humiliation and boos by the audience at a recent concert on Jeju Island. On September 8, T-ara participated in a concert that was held in celebration of the opening of the 2012 World Conservation Congress. They put on a performance of their latest single, “Sexy Love.”
Though throughout T-ara’s performance, the audience stayed quiet, putting down their glow-in-the-dark sticks (essentially transmitting a “black ocean”). Something like this usually happens when there’s disagreement between fans of different idol groups or towards the singers themselves.
You can see/not hear much of the audience here via a fancam:
With lots of booing, some of them called out a few harsh criticism, but it’s apparent that when T-ara started performing, the audience stopped booing and stayed absolutely quiet throughout the performance. When they finished their performance, T-ara said, “Thank you,” and left the stage.
After not performing live on their comeback stage for Mnet’s M Countdown and SBS TV’s Inkigayo on September 6 and 8, it’s a bit hard to gauge what the actual response is from KPOP fans. This concert in Jeju Island was actually the first place for T-ara to perform in front of a live audience after the controversy concering Hwayoung.