Wanna One recently held a successful concert in Chicago as part of their World Tour, ONE: The World.
Guanlin’s Chicago ending ment!
“It’s amazing that we’re here in Chicago, I’ll remember this as long as I can, and the next time I’ll be here, I’ll be more and more.. I’ll improve a lot so please wait for me & everyone & Wanna One.”
— 라이관린 (@guanIintw) June 30, 2018
And while there were plenty of adoring fans there to cheer on the group, the organizers have come under fire for overestimating attendance and overcharging fans.
swing has wanna one touring the us and performing shows in a half empty arena and it must be really sad for the boys. I hope they realize they are not at fault and deserve better.
— dani (@mrskangdaniel) June 30, 2018
Organizers first faced criticism when they suddenly changed the venue for several of the concerts, downgrading in size in all except San Jose, California.
RT) What happened to Wanna one US Tour: sudden venue changes and ticket holders’ damages pic.twitter.com/orY8wV6hVf
— 워너원 미국콘(WannaOne US Tour) (@wannaonexcon18) June 14, 2018
And fans were once again outraged when the venue still undersold, leaving many seats empty.
— leanne misses wanna one (@baeijny) June 28, 2018
In fact, some seats for the show were reselling for as low as $6.00.
chicago bitches this is the view you can get for wanna one for $6. JUST GO .. pic.twitter.com/9Vqwpe3QZm
— jinhovah’s witness (@taeyongsleftarm) June 29, 2018
While many fans blamed the size of the venue, others criticized organizers for setting the ticket prices too high.
Tickets ranged from $60 to $240.
Despite not completely selling out, however, Wanna One and Chicago Wannables still had a good time at the concert.
Actually in the full fancam i got daniel telling baejin and woojin abt doing the shoot earlier lol pic.twitter.com/7BcffixqTa
— krystal (@_ninetyfiveline) June 30, 2018
And that’s all that really matters!
— mae| MINHYUN WAVED AT ME (@tothestarswyou) June 30, 2018