Fans are always by their idols’ side throughout all the ups and downs. They emphatically join in happy occasions as if it’s their own, and in times of sorrow they collectively voice their opinions on the idol’s behalf.
Ahead of the 100th day commemorative V-live streaming on April 20th, Kevin was taking some time off resorting to a painkiller. He had recently suffered a shoulder injury while dancing on the performance for a TV broadcast. He tried his best to not to show it, but he couldn’t help taking his hand toward the hurting shoulder on stage. ‘Kevin, are you okay?’ ‘Are you not feeling well?’ worried fans started sending comments in real time.
In another TV music show the following day, Kevin kept his left hand by the waist throughout the whole dance, which prompted the hashtag “PROTECTKEVIN” on Twitter alongside other tweets demanding the company ‘to give Kevin time off’. In response to the fans’ requests, MLD Entertainment announced on April 22nd that “the group’s last appearance on music shows would take place on the 25th”.
5pm on May 13th at the Nuritkum Square located in Mapo-gu, Seoul. T1419 held an offline fan-signing event, as the last official appearance for their promotion of the 2nd album. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only 50 fans were invited. The fans on premise who brought so-called ‘daepo(literally meaning cannon)’, which are high resolution DSLR cameras with telescopic lenses, constantly took pictures of their ‘bias(favorite member)’.
Rejung(nickname used on fan club sites, age 23), an office worker who got to be the first fan to enter the event said “the event was first come first served basis, so as soon as the link for the registration opened, I kept (reloading the page) at it as if I was enrolling for college courses”. Soonae(fan site nickname, age 23) who got number two, mentioned “I can really feel that T1419 is doing their utmost and trying very hard. The contents they create for fans never dry up and they even exchange KakaoTalk messages with the fans. I think this kind of relationship can go on for the rest of my life.”
5 months passed since their debut, the T1419 fans finally got their name - ‘Eidelweiss’, as voted by fans. T1419 members have posted messages directed at the fans saying “Good night Eidels” “Sweet dreams Eidelweiss! We love you” ”Our Eidels!! Hope you enjoy lunch!”