BTOB held their solo concert, “2018 BTOB Time: This Is Us”, from August 10th to August 12 and took the time to spend with their fans, Melody.
And during the concerts, the BTOB members burst into tears.
This was because the concert was the last one the BTOB members would do together as a 7-member group for the time being. It was recently announced that Eunkwang will be enlisting in the army on August 21st and Minhyuk, who was born in the same year as Eunkwang, also announced that he would soon be enlisting as well.
With the Military Service Act having been strengthened earlier in the year, it has become more difficult for celebrities to delay their enlistment. Hence, Eunkwang’s sudden notice of departure.
Other idols who were born in 1990 and are soon to be enlisted include Highlight’s Yoseob and Gikwang, 2PM’s Junho and Chansung, FTISLAND’s Honggi and Jonghoon, EXO’s Xiumin and BIGBANG’s Seungri with CNBLUE’s Jonghyun already having been enlisted.
Only recently, the BTOB members renewed their contracts with Cube Entertainment stating that they wanted to keep their promise with fans to stay together forever.
As a result, the members became even more emotional thinking that this would be the last concert with fans as the full 7-member BTOB for the time being. Other members would also eventually head off to the army one by one as well.
— btobmalaysia07 (@btobmalaysia07) August 12, 2018
Sungjae completely burst out into tears as he described the significance of the two cakes that had been prepared. The one with 7 candles was for BTOB to be forever together and the one with 3 candles was to celebrate Eunkwang and Minhyuk’s 30th birthday.
sungjae: these cakes have meanings. this one means that btob will be together forever, and the other is bc we might not be able to take care of EK and MH during their birthday so we prepared it earlier [cr; u lovesick37]
YOU SAID YOU WOULDNT CRY pic.twitter.com/I7yar2wSwJ
— #비가_내리면 (@mildvoid) August 12, 2018
But more than anyone, Eunkwang probably had the most difficulty holding back his emotions, especially when a special video thanking him for being the Eunkwang that he is began playing accompanied by a serenade by fans.
btob’s gift to eunkwang pic.twitter.com/VQDczEosJn
— xuan // 노력&충전중 (@junxuann) August 12, 2018
Although the concert became a sea of tears, what’s for certain is that BTOB will indeed be forever.
btob ot7. will wait for your comeback. pic.twitter.com/XXUJOznREb
— ༄ yana loves btöb so much (@imhyunsikt) August 12, 2018
Moreover, Melody will continue to support them until they return as a 7-member group!
Nothing can beat btob ft melody stage with its okay
— 육왕자♡ (@BABYSJ6) August 12, 2018