Whereas Korea has an anti-scalping regulation in place, it’s restricted to transactions accomplished offline. Profiting from this loophole, on-line ticket resellers have been working rampant—inflating ticket prices and making concert events inaccessible. In response, the Korean authorities has mandated the Ministry of Tradition and the Korea Artistic Content material Company to determine a web-based reporting middle. As of June 2023, The Korea Occasions reported, Korea has been working “a particular marketing campaign to eradicate scalping.”
So when a long-time IU fan @blbemoon_u got here throughout a scalper, providing tickets for the soloist’s first-ever fan live performance, “I+UN1VER5E,” a report was filed. Following the motion taken, @blbemoon_u determined to surrender on the live performance…
현판까지 가서 못 구하면
진짜로 멘탈이 바스라질 것 같은데
그냥 깔끔하게 포기해야할까요….?
아님 일단 가고 생각할까요
— 블베문 (🫐🌕) (@blbemoon_u) September 21, 2023
I might try offline gross sales on the field workplace on the day of the live performance. But when I find yourself not getting the tickets, I do know it’s going to interrupt my coronary heart. Ought to I simply hand over…? Or ought to I at the very least attempt displaying as much as the field workplace and see what occurs?
…besides KONGYEONTEAM, the live performance producers, had a special thought.
The producers adopted by means of with the filed report, tracked down the scalper, and confiscated the tickets that had been being bought on the web. Then, KONGYEONTEAM despatched @blbemoon_u an surprising message!
[Sent From Web] Good day. We’re KONGYEONTEAM, the producers behind IU’s <2023 Fan Live performance ‘I+UN1VER5E’>. This message is concerning the unlawful ticket reseller that you simply reported to us. Based mostly on the knowledge you offered within the report, we’ve tracked the reseller and confiscated the tickets. We additionally confirmed that you simply wouldn’t have tickets to the live performance. Subsequently, we want to ship the confiscated tickets to you.
@blbemoon_u tweeted in full disbelief:
저…. 꿈 같아요 아직도
너무 울어서 지금 제정신이 아닌데
이거 맞죠….? pic.twitter.com/Qenw3uMpmV
— 블베문 (🫐🌕) (@blbemoon_u) September 22, 2023
I… nonetheless really feel like I’m dreaming. I cried a lot that I’m not pondering proper. Is that this message telling me what I believe it’s telling me?!
Because of KONGYEONTEAM rewarding their act of righteousness, @blbemoon_u was in a position to see IU reside!
지으니와 유애나는 행복했대요
— 블베문 (🫐🌕) (@blbemoon_u) September 23, 2023
Jieun and her followers had a good time.
When @blbemoon_u’s expertise went viral, Okay-Pop followers from each Korea and around the globe congratulated their win, celebrated the producers for taking the step in the suitable path, and demanded for extra administration firms to do the identical.
- “This may act as an excellent precedent for all different performances.”
- “As deserved…! The producers know what they’re doing. So envious.”
- “I heard that for those who report somebody and you have already got tickets, they reward you with never-seen-before photocards as a substitute.”
- “Even when it’s one scalper at a time… That is nice work. We have to eradicate scalpers. I hate that they will make such large cash by breaking the system.”
- “Wow, that is nice!”
- “Oh, whoa. That is the very best!”
- “What an excellent thought!”
- “Dang. IU’s staff works exhausting! I want my bias’s administration would take some f*cking notes. This jogs my memory of the live performance I missed due to all of the scalpers…”
In response to Koreans, reporting scalpers takes further work from the reporting aspect as a result of, with out detailed details about the reseller, the report can go unfiled. But, even with the sophisticated reporting steps, Koreans proceed to place in all of the efforts in hopes of ending scalpers for good.
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