EXO is, without a doubt, one of the most popular boy groups. So when this globally-beloved K-Pop idol holds concerts, the internet becomes a battle ground for the fans trying to score tickets.
Recently, for the Seoul “ElyXiOn [dot]” concert dates, which is an encore concert for the group’s 4th World Tour, there were 1.15 million people trying to connect to the ticketing website at once.
Fans were simply awed by the results, while realizing that with numbers like that, EXO is truly a powerful and influential group in and outside of Korea.
There are 1.15M people who tried to get tickets for elyxion dot in Seoul only. No wonder they say getting tickets means getting golden passes. The ticketing day is really a blood bath. To those who got the tickets, y’all are the chosen ones.#dafBAMA2018EXO #EXO @weareoneEXO
— 🐻💐😄 (@kjininihae) June 29, 2018
It is revealed on a Naver article that 1,15M people tried ticketing for Elyxion Dot concert! EXO’s fandom power and impact is truly mindblowing. Numbers, sales, charts, everything can be manipulated. But fandom power can never be. #EXO #엑소 @weareoneEXO
— 94 ♥️🕊 Sehun (@morningpassages) June 29, 2018
exo,, a six year old group still staying on top in the same level as the younger groups, selling million copies of album in every year, getting 1.15 million ppl accessed to buy elyxion dot ticket, appointed as the ambassador of korea tourism. this is what you call legend.
— crown prince ksoo snatched my wig (@solornbalbum) June 29, 2018
1.5 million people tried to get a ticket for ElyXion dot. Damn the amount of power and influence @weareoneEXO have is too much to handle. Many people are really anticipating the things they do. I'm so proud that I stan a multitalented, multitasking and record breaking legends.
— kkaego (@buditcheoyahae) June 29, 2018
Of course, as for most K-Pop concerts, EXO concerts also attract “resellers” who use computer programs designated to snatch these tickets faster than actual fans.
Such “scalpers” and “macro programs” are unresolved problems that continue to plague the K-Pop concert ticketing culture.
Regardless, the lucky EXO-Ls who successfully secured tickets to go see EXO in Seoul look forward to the concert!